Fort Lauderdale cracks down on Spring Break

The city of Fort Lauderdale said it was going to crack down on spring break visitors to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, and apparently it wasn’t kidding.

One of the hottest spots in the city has announced it is putting severe restrictions on travelers through the end of March to limit the size of crowds and the potential for superspreader events.

The Wharf, a popular club with a vibrant outdoor deck right in the heart of the city’s downtown Los Olas entertainment district, will no longer serve out-of-state customers younger than 23 years old. That apparently includes food as well as alcohol.

Across Florida, elected officials and business owners have tried to quell spring breakers from crowding their beaches, streets and bars. Miami Beach has banned booze on the sand and set a curfew to limit its famed nightlife, while Fort Lauderdale is heavily enforcing social distancing and mask mandates.

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