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How some colleges in the Carolinas are dealing with worries of a spring spike in COVID-19 cases

While COVID-19 metrics seem to be heading in the right direction, there’s a concern that the start of spring break could lead to another surge in COVID-19 cases, especially as more states do away with mask mandates.

As huge strides are being made in the vaccination process across the Carolinas, health officials like Dr. Kavita Patel are warning people not to let their guard down on spring break.

“We still need to emphasize for people who are not vaccinated that masks matter,” Patel said.

South Carolina is one of many states that have ended mask mandates or never had one, along with Florida — a popular spring break destination that’s already seeing packed crowds in beaches and pool parties.

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