CDC Director Begs Spring Break Goers to Stay Home

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CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky pleaded with Americans not to travel over Spring Break.

During a press briefing on Monday. Walensky noted that U.S. coronavirus cases have plateaued at around 54,000 a day and deaths are holding steady at approximately 1,500, making it too soon for restrictions to be relaxed.

Record numbers of people have passed through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints, with more than one million over the past four days.

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Walensky also warned that the UK variant, which has been linked to more than 700 cases in Florida – the most in the U.S. – will become the dominant strain either later this month or in early April.

Vacationer Facing Jail Time

It comes as 120 spring break goers were arrested by Miami Beach, Florida, on Friday by police officers, who seized drugs, guns and cartridges. The wild partying led to violent clashes with police as bottles were thrown, leaving two officers hospitalized. On Saturday, 30 additions people arrested as people continued to flock to the beaches despite COVID-19 warnings and local mayors begging people to stay home. Read more here

Spring break is a vacation period in early spring at universities and schools which started during the 1930s in the United States and is now observed in many other countries as well.

For many students, a spring break vacation is the perfect opportunity to let off some steam before the stress of finals and graduation. But for a destination to be spring break-worthy, it needs to be affordable, accessible and popular among the college cohort. Considering these factors, plus editor insight and traveler sentiment, U.S. News ranked the best spring break destinations. Vote for your favorite getaway below to have a say in next year’s ranking. (Note: Some of the below destinations may be affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Check with the CDC and the U.S. Department of State before traveling.)

Best Spring Break Destinations

  • South Padre Island.
  • Cabo San Lucas.
  • Jamaica.
  • Bahamas.
  • Punta Cana.
  • Playa del Carmen.
  • Daytona Beach.
  • Panama City Beach.
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