While corona's around, the party can't go down....... not the way it used to, anyway!
College students from all over the country will be greeted on South Florida beaches this year with a new type of spring break action following the 2020 pandemic. Both Miami-Dade and Broward county officials are working alongside the cities and local businesses to put in place rules and regulations that they hope will reduce the spread of the virus as tourists roll in by the hundreds.
The regulations look different depending on the county, according to NBC 6:
Miami Beach (Feb. 22 through Apr. 12.)
– Curfew will remain in place from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. daily.
– All package liquor sales will cease citywide in Miami Beach after 10 p.m. and after 8 p.m. in the Art Deco Cultural District. All alcohol consumption will be prohibited on public beaches, and coolers, inflatable devices, tents, tables and similar objects will also be prohibited on beaches.
– There will be a suspension and closure of all or part of sidewalk café operations located in the Art Deco Cultural District at 12 a.m. each night. There will also be a limitation on live or amplified music at properties located from 9th Street to 11th Street on the west side of Ocean Drive.
– Police will be using license plate readers at access points to Miami Beach.
– Typical rules including no alcohol on the beach as well as no tents or canopies on the sand.
– Ride share drivers will be issued citations for picking up or dropping off passengers along State Road A1A. The designated pick up/drop off location will be the Las Olas Oceanside Park at 3000 East Las Olas Boulevard.
– Electric or motorized scooters and other dock-less mobility devices will also be prohibited on the barrier island from Feb. 28 to April 18.
– Limits to live or amplified music on beach property from the 900 block of Seabreeze north to the 1700 block of North A1A.