Florida Beach Packed Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus Pandemic Causes Climate Of Anxiety And Changing Routines In America

Covid-19, what? Coronavirus didn't stop these beachgoers in Clearwater Beach from partying it up.

The crowds filled up the beach on the same day Donald Trump urged Americans to practice self-distancing. Nothing is going to stop these college students and tourists from enjoying their spring break despite signs around the beach banning mass gatherings. Local authorities haven't shut down their beaches.

How does coronavirus spread?

The virus spreads from person-to-person through sneezing or coughing. If someone inhales the molecules while it's floating in the air, they can get infected. Symptoms of the coronavirus don't appear right away and can take weeks before people realize it. The virus can also be passed around through contact with objects, such as doorknobs, when contaminated, and then rubbing your nose or eyes.

Please, wash your hands.

Photo: CLEARWATER, FL - MARCH 18: People gather on Clearwater Beach during spring break despite world health officials' warnings to avoid large groups on March 18, 2020 in Clearwater, Florida. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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