Crowds continue to gather outside

Amid widespread closures across the country to contain the spread of COVID-19, crowds have continued to flock to beaches, parks, and other public places.

Why are there still crowds gathering in the midst of a pandemic?

In Washington D.C….

Even though widespread closures have been ordered in the district, crowds flocked to view the cherry blossoms on March 21. The National Park Service recommended that people watch its online live streams of the blossoming.

In New York…

Some gathered in public spaces despite a looming stay-at-home order and recommendations against gatherings. Governor Andrew Cuomo urged the city to come up with a plan to curb such social gatherings. Governor Cuomo announced, “This is not life as usual. … I was in these parks, you would not know that anything is going on. This is just a mistake. It’s a mistake. It’s insensitive, it’s arrogant, it’s destructive, it’s disrespectful to other people, it has to stop and it has to stop now.” Even though people are gathering outside and are not in an enclosed room together, these large crowds are still very dangerous. Crowds like this are the easiest way for the coronavirus to continue to spread and infect more people.

In California…

Despite a statewide stay-at-home order urging Californians to only go out if essential, beaches were crowded on March 21 prompting reactions from local leaders.

In Florida…

Some beaches remained crowded on March 19 — despite calls for self-isolation. While Miami beaches remained closed to deter spring breakers, several videos showed people partying on boats in Miami's Biscayne Bay and outside Boca Raton. The mayor of Miami-Dade county, Carlos A. Gimenez, stated, “I was very disappointed to see social media posts yesterday showing people partying on their boats in close proximity … So last night, unfortunately, I had to issue an order to close all recreational activities.” Tourists continue to flock to Florida amid the pandemic that is causing nationwide closures across the country.


03/25/2020 1:00 PMupdated: 03/25/2020 1:59 PM


  • Laura W.
    04/25/2020 00:42


  • Wili T.
    04/22/2020 03:30

    Stubborn americans....they want that but if ever they got sick....blame your selves....

  • MIchael A.
    04/07/2020 05:18

    But isnt cruisin on ur boat social distancing??

  • Alison W.
    04/01/2020 15:35

    So self absorbed, you will reap what you sow! Kinda fell sorry fir them cause their parents gave most of them that attitude, can do no wtong and world owes them!

  • Marry J.
    03/31/2020 23:57

    They know the government can stop them.

  • Sharon H.
    03/31/2020 22:20

    Wow ! Hard to believe this is still going on ! No one is listening to the medical people unfortunately , they will pay dearly for theses actions!

  • Saara K.
    03/31/2020 18:47

    I’d say... their business. We’ll keep Americans at home for next century! Meaning: you ain’t coming here. Your wall is built!!!

  • Wanda P.
    03/31/2020 04:45

    Ignorance at its finest

  • Steven R.
    03/30/2020 16:50

    What's that Pamela jacobs?

  • Ivan J.
    03/30/2020 03:08

    Let us hang our self..

  • Pamela J.
    03/30/2020 00:33

    Unfortunately, you can't make people stop being stupid. Hundreds of miles of beaches can't be locked. Parks aren't walled off. Idiots think they're bulletproof.

  • Wong K.
    03/29/2020 17:34

    These are the types who panic the most when they arent treated in hospitals....ha.ha.ha.

  • Armantina R.
    03/29/2020 14:19

    People are taking not only their lives but other people's lives in jeopardy

  • Prajod P.
    03/29/2020 06:51

    Why did you not mention places of worship??? Afraid of "hurting sentiments"?

  • Michael L.
    03/29/2020 03:58

    What a bunch of tards

  • Ester L.
    03/28/2020 17:58

    Crazy people wait until they get & blame somebody about it!!!that’s the name of their game

  • Kern A.
    03/28/2020 01:40

    God you people, we will have this virus for months and months if you keep being selfish. Unbelievable. Time for Gov Cuomo to shut it down.

  • Kelvin G.
    03/27/2020 20:04

    Time to start arresting people and fine in them

  • Andy E.
    03/27/2020 18:49

    What wrong with fuckwits??

  • Sumaira K.
    03/27/2020 17:20


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