With four deaths, Florida was already on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, but with a significant spike in cases over the weekend, the state is ramping up its response to protect citizens.

Yes, that goes for the masses who flocked to beaches amid spring break.

While it was business as usual Saturday on South Beach — spurring federal health officials to greet sunbathers with a floating sign warning them to keep their distance from sick people, CNN affiliate WPLG reported — local and state leaders announced added precautions later in the day.

Read More: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/16/us/florida-coronavirus-precautions-spring-break/index.html

Miami Beach's spring break 'canceled' as Florida sprints to get in front of coronavirus pandemic
Miami Beach police officers patrol on Ocean Drive during spring break, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. Miami Beach’s famed South Beach is being closed nightly to avoid large gatherings of spring breakers from around the world to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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