Guy Dressing as Grim Reaper on Beaches That Have Reopened Prematurely | 22 Words

Since the reopening of a number of Florida beaches, people haven't been happy with this huge risk; so one man has decided to make a peculiar promise to dress up as the Grim Reaper on the beaches that have reopened...

The global pandemic has truly turned our world upside down...

And right now, the United States is the worst affected country in the world.

Several states have declared states of emergencies...

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And President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests.

The majority of the country is now living in lockdown...

And even though the President promised for things to be back to normal by Easter, things certainly haven't turned out that way.

Things are simply getting worse...

Which has, of course, resulted in mass panic and hysteria.

The importance of self-isolation has been stressed globally...

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And it has been proven that locking down public areas and avoiding social situations has helped reduce the chances of spreading the already out of control virus.

But it seems that not everyone feels the need to abide by these suggestions here in the United States.

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Last month's scenes at the Clearwater Beach in Florida showed a lot of people completely disregarding these global warnings.

Images from the white-sand beach showed spring breakers enjoying the sun...

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All of which seemed to be living in complete oblivion.

Nothing seemed to be stopping the spring breakers...

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And even police warnings didn't faze the revelers.

Florida currently has 27,869 active cases...

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And 867 people in the state have now died, showing exactly what happens when people congregate in mass gatherings.

This seemed to bring a reality check to officials...

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Because last month, The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce reported all sandy beaches within the city limits are to be closed at least through noon.

This took immediate effect across the entire state...

And people were prohibited from entering these beaches... even for walks.

But it seems that some things have started to change...

Beaches in Jacksonville, Florida, reopened to the public last week.

This was an original goal set by the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce...

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And this follows President Trump's announcement that states must decide themselves when to lift restrictions.

Things remain far from normality.

Republican Mayor Lenny Curry said per the Daily Mail that he is letting the public back onto Duval County beaches from 5 pm Friday evening for "essential activities only" after he said he was "encouraged" by the rate of infections and hospitalizations and said there was evidence to suggest they are flattening the curve.

But what exactly do these "essential activities" include?

Curry's move means residents can go for a walk, swim, surf, run or fish, as long as they adhering to social distancing guidelines. However, sunbathing, camping overnight and gatherings of more than fifty people will be banned.

Curry warned that this certainly doesn't mean things are back to normal...

"This can be the beginning of the pathway back to normal life," he said, "Please respect and follow these limitations. Stay within the guidelines for your safety as well as for the safety of your neighbors."

Naturally, many residents of Jacksonville aren't happy about this reopening...

And many have expressed their concern about other Florida residents flocking to their beaches and not abiding by the social distancing rules.

Many have blamed the government...

And they feel that this is a foolish move when we are desperately trying to repair our country.

Others pointed out that Florida is, indeed, a hotspot for active virus cases...

Which makes it even more baffling that some of its beaches will soon be reopened.

Who knows when the rest of Florida's beaches will begin to reopen to the public?

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And who knows how many more people will continue to lose their lives to this deadly virus.

Well, even though we can't answer that right now...

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One man has made a promise to try and spread the warning around Florida beaches.

Florida-based lawyer, Daniel Uhlfelder, has tweeted a very bizarre promise...

He promises to dress up as the Grim Reaper and travel around Florida's reopened beaches from the 1st of May if people continue to visit them. Fair enough... right?

He is using it as a campaign to support the Democrats...

And to also raise awareness of the importance of self-isolating and staying at home during the pandemic.

Daniel is aiming to raise $20,000 to contribute directly to federal candidates between now and May the 1st...

And so far, $1,788 has been raised.

And finally, for that burning question...

Daniel does have his Grim Reaper costume ready!

Make sure to stay posted for further updates...

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And in the meantime, keep scrolling to read about New York's amazing tribute to their essential workers...