As you probably know, there were some spring breakers who partied hard in Florida last week despite the coronavirus pandemic and now, well, some very bad news: They’re testing positive for the coronavirus.
That includes five students from the University of Tampa and the school says they were “traveling together with other UT students during spring break” and “are self-isolating,” four of them on campus. None have been sent to the hospital. Ten more students and one employee have tested positive at the University of Florida in Gainesville, while an employee at USF Tampa tested positive after interacting with 13 students. “We understand that these are uncertain times, and the rapidly shifting news is unsettling for us all,” says USF President Steve Currall. “We are facing a challenge that is unprecedented.”
That differs slightly from the words of a student caught on video while partying at spring break: “If I get corona, I get corona,” he said. “At the end of the day, I’m not going to let it stop me from partying.”
Source: TampaBay Times