“Fewer Snowbirds Flocking to Florida as COVID-19 Persists,” Sun Sentinel

“Fewer Snowbirds Flocking to Florida as COVID-19 Persists,” Sun Sentinel

Travel restrictions, health risks, and reduced amenities have many snowbirds carefully considering their annual migration to Florida communities and RV parks. Becker Shareholder Donna DiMaggio Berger tells the Sun Sentinel that winter residents who do return to the Sunshine State should proactively work with their association to understand and embrace necessary safety measures.

“Even the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] has said the risk for transmission increases when you have people coming from other spots,” she said. “In 55-and-over retirement communities, the stakes are higher. They have a vulnerable resident demographic.”

Although the current snowbird traffic has been significantly reduced, consumer services that monitor winter travel movements are reporting slight increases as pandemic fatigue sets in and the desire to shake off quarantine-induced cabin fever takes over. Click here to read full article.