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Coronavirus: Americans flock to beaches on Memorial Day weekend

People are seen flouting restrictions on what is known in the US as the unofficial start of summer.

daytona beach - BBC News
2:56am PDT - May 25th, 2020

Big Memorial Day weekend crowds raising virus-linked concerns

Officials see and fear that many people aren't heeding social distancing and mask-wearing rules aimed at avoiding a COVID-19 resurgence.

daytona beach - CBS News
2:02am PDT - May 25th, 2020

Photos show plenty of people flocked to beaches, but not a lot social distancing or masks

Photos and video of Memorial Day weekend celebrations across the US showed plenty of people going to the beach and gathering on boardwalks, but not a lot of people social distancing or wearing masks.

daytona beach - CNN
1:12am PDT - May 25th, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend crowds trigger virus warnings, from Lake of the Ozarks to Daytona Beach

The disregard of social distancing measures risks a resurgence of COVID-19 that's already killed nearly 100,000 Americans.

daytona beach - Fortune
11:58pm PDT - May 24th, 2020

Huge crowds descend on US beaches for Memorial Day weekend as officials warn residents to maintain social distancing

Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

  • Massive crowds gathered at beaches over Memorial Day weekend, drawing warnings from authorities on Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and r…

    daytona beach - Business Insider
    9:52pm PDT - May 24th, 2020

Live updates: Holiday weekend prompts shedding of inhibitions as coronavirus deaths near 100,000 - The Washington Post

  1. Live updates: Holiday weekend prompts shedding of inhibitions as coronavirus deaths near 100,000  The Washington Post
  2. Pool party at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri draws a packed crowd  CNN
  3. Six are wounded during a Daytona Beach sho…

    daytona beach - The Washington Post
    9:35pm PDT - May 24th, 2020

In photos: Authorities issue warning as Americans venture out for Memorial Day weekend

Authorities warned Americans to take precautions against the coronavirus amid reports of packed beaches during the Memorial Day weekend, some three months after the pandemic began spreading across the U.S.The big picture: Law enforcement stepped up beach patr…

daytona beach - Axios
7:32pm PDT - May 24th, 2020

Hundreds flock to Florida beach amid pandemic

"We got slammed. Disney is closed, Universal is closed. Everything is closed, so where did everybody come with the first warm day with 50% opening? Everybody came to the beach," the local sheriff said.

daytona beach - CBS News
3:50pm PDT - May 24th, 2020

Americans soak up sun on beaches as coronavirus death toll nears 100,000

Americans sunbathed on beaches, fished from boats and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus pandemic.

daytona beach - Reuters
8:46am PDT - May 24th, 2020

Large Crowds at Daytona Beach Over Memorial Day Weekend Prompt Authorities to Close Roads, Bridges

A crowd consisting of about 200 people gathered near Daytona Beach was ordered to disperse on Saturday, according to local law enforcement.

daytona beach - Newsweek
8:38am PDT - May 24th, 2020

Trump Campaign to Fly 'Keep America Great' Banners Over Beaches on Memorial Day As States Struggle With Overcrowded Shores

The Trump campaign plans to employ aerial advertising to reach beachgoers throughout this weekend.

daytona beach - Newsweek
5:33pm PDT - May 23rd, 2020

Trump campaign flying "Keep America Great" aerial banners

With campaign aerials taking to the skies beginning Saturday, beach-goers in eight U.S. cities will be able to spot the airborne advertising this holiday.

daytona beach - CBS News
10:36am PDT - May 23rd, 2020

'It's been hell': Parents struggle with distance learning for their kids with disabilities

More so than their peers, millions of students with disabilities who depend on support and therapy at school may be missing out in distance learning.

daytona beach - USA Today
2:00am PDT - May 22nd, 2020

Florida 'leading the way,' Vice President Mike Pence says in talk with state tourism leaders

Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday praised Florida's reopening plan for restarting its tourism-driving economy.

daytona beach - USA Today
2:50pm PDT - May 20th, 2020

Atlantic beach towns brace for summer vacationers — but know it won't be the same

Vacationers are having to weigh how safe it will be to visit their favor Atlantic shore destinations this year

daytona beach - USA Today
2:12am PDT - May 19th, 2020

Is day care safe during the coronavirus pandemic? It depends. Here are some guidelines.

How to know if it's safe for your child to return to day care, in a world where no one is totally safe from the coronavirus.

daytona beach - USA Today
2:00am PDT - May 18th, 2020

Here are the US housing markets where home prices fell in April

  • Using data from Zillow, the largest real estate listing platform in the US, Business Insider determined which housing markets saw a drop in prices in April. 
  • Of the 100 largest US metro areas, 26 saw a month-over-month decrease in median lis…

    daytona beach - Business Insider
    9:42am PDT - May 8th, 2020

Arcades Will Be Different After the Pandemic—If They Can Stay Open

Arcades are dealing with heavy losses and layoffs. When they reopen, they'll face a new question: Will people still want to play games in public?

daytona beach - Vice News
5:00am PDT - May 7th, 2020

Seniors, start your engines: Florida schools to hold drive-thru graduation at Daytona 500

These seniors from Florida will cross the finish line to high school in style: with a graduation lap at the home of the Daytona 500.

daytona beach - USA Today
2:00am PDT - May 7th, 2020

Florida announces former Michigan 6-foot-11 F Colin Castleton will join team

The Florida Gators have announced former Michigan Wolverines 6-foot-11 forward Colin Castleton will join team with two years of eligibility.

daytona beach - Fox Sports
12:34pm PDT - May 1st, 2020

Florida adds former Michigan forward Castleton to roster

Florida has added another big man to its roster

daytona beach - Fox Sports
6:34pm PDT - April 30th, 2020

Florida governor announces plans to reopen state

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the first phase of a plan to reopen parts of the Sunshine State on Monday while the coronavirus continues to claim lives

daytona beach - NBC News
2:34pm PDT - April 29th, 2020

Drones used in effort to slow the spread of COVID-19

Public health and safety groups – and even amateur drone enthusiasts – are using the technology to monitor public spaces and enforce social distancing rules

daytona beach - CBS News
5:40am PDT - April 27th, 2020

Coronavirus: Which Florida beaches are open? Which activities can and can't you do there?

Most towns are keeping beach opening times to a few hours in mornings and evenings and are barring any lounging on chairs and towels with coolers.

daytona beach - USA Today
7:46pm PDT - April 25th, 2020

Actor Dimitri Diatchenko, featured on "Sons of Anarchy," dies

It appeared to be either a heart attack or related to being shocked by 220 volts of electricity while on the job the week prior, but autopsy results are pending.

daytona beach - CBS News
5:48pm PDT - April 25th, 2020