South Florida police gear up for spring break visitors promoting safety programs and bar watches

The city of Fort Lauderdale introducing their assist tents to help people vacationing and bringing back their bar watch this year to ensure safety at bars and restaurants

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – People from all over are flocking to South Florida for spring break to soak up the sun and hit the beach.

However, before you make your plans for the week, you might want to double-check the rules.

The city of Fort Lauderdale introducing their assist tents to help people vacationing and bringing back their bar watch this year to ensure safety at bars and restaurants.

The program was initiated and continues to raise awareness of sexual assault

Ridesharing will also be a huge focus, there will be two designated pick-up and drop-off zones.

As is the case in both Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach, police presence will be noticeably higher.

The city of Miami Beach is pushed, but lost its fight to cut back the hours for alcohol sales in the entertainments district.

Alcohol can still be served until 5 a.m.

“We are able to get things going if another surge occurs, but the community can help out by doing their part to continue to do the things to stop the spread,” Dr. Attalah from Jackson Memorial Hospital said.

On the medical front, local hospitals staying ready for what could come in terms of COVID-19.


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Alex Finnie joined the Local 10 News team in May 2018. South Florida is home! She was raised in Miami and attended the Cushman School and New World School of the Arts for high school.