Authorities Reemphasize Caution During Holiday

As Memorial Day draws near, officials recall prior pandemic vacations that created hot beds.

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber is one of many vacation destination political leaders who are concerned with Memorial Day tourism. “We saw what happened in early March with spring break crowds,” he said, lamenting the large outbreaks of COVID-19 he saw as college kids flooded the beaches of his area. 

Beach towns all along the east and west coasts are preparing to intercept millions of Americans hoping to take a break from being locked down indoors for months. Events such as fireworks and concerts have been downsized or cancelled altogether. Many smaller beaches and pools will remain closed to prevent more spreading of the virus. Popular public beaches, such as Miami beach, will remain open with restrictions; no alcohol or beachside cafes, no volleyball allowed, and enforced social distancing by a bolstered force of lifeguards.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That respite and comfort would be provided to vacationers this holiday weekend.
  • That public health would be protected and that people would consider their neighbors.
  • For local officials as they seek to keep citizens safe during pandemic conditions.

Sources: AP


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