At least five students from the University of Tampa have tested positive for coronavirus after traveling with other students from the school for spring break, the university announced on Twitter.
This comes after crowds of spring-breakers in Florida were for ignoring social distancing guidelines and packing beaches in complete disregard of the potential risk. University of Tampa announced on Friday that it learned that one student, who resides off-campus, tested positive for the virus.
Just a day later, the school confirmed that five students, who were part of a larger group traveling together during spring break, had tested positive.
The school moved all of its classes to online instruction on March 17, but some students were still in close contact with each other over spring break and in the school’s residential halls, which are still open. While President Trump announced new recommendations last week to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, many people across the country are still ignoring that warning.
Spring-breakers seen in a viral video posted by CBS News downplayed catching the malignant virus while partying in Miami.Brady Sluder, one of the young people in the video, said, “whatever happens happens” — showing little concern about the virus.
“If I get corona, I get corona,” Sluder said. “At the end of the day, I’m not going to let it stop me from partying. I’ve been waiting, we’ve been waiting for Miami spring break for a while. About two months we’ve had this trip planned, two, three months, and we’re just out here to having a good time.”