Students at the University of California-Davis can earn a $75 grant if they agree to stay in town for spring break.
According to a Facebook post from UC Davis, the Healthy Davis Together Spring Break Grants will be awarded to 500 applicants.
UC Davis spokesperson Melissa Blouin told FOX News that applications are being accepted through Wednesday, March 10, and that so far interest has been strong.
“The purpose of this $75 grant is to encourage UC Davis students not to travel during spring break and provide them with alternative activities to do during the week,” Blouin explained. “This is an opportunity for students to create a memorable experience for the people they live with or are connected to virtually.”
Despite most college students already having contracted COVID-19, leftist colleges and universities are attempting to BRIBE college students to not travel this spring break.
The University of California, Davis is encouraging students not to travel by offering them a $75 Spring Break Grant if they agree to stay in town during spring break amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. https://t.co/daEYyDDXQb pic.twitter.com/04b9OKp0Sj
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) March 9, 2021
The grant options include the Get Active Grant, the Get Artsy Grant, the Home Improvement Grant, and the Let’s Stay In Grant. The grants must be redeemed at select Davis businesses during the university’s spring break from March 22-26. Students must provide proof of identification when redeeming the grant.
Meanwhile, those who choose to travel out of state will have to quarantine for 10 days after returning, per state guidelines.
UC Davis recommends that students get tested every three to four days before and after their trip.
Would you take the $75?
The incentive from UC Davis comes as colleges around the U.S. are scaling back spring break or canceling it entirely to discourage partying that could spread the coronavirus and raise infection rates back on campus.
Texas A&M University opted for a three-day weekend instead of a whole week off. The University of Alabama and the University of Wisconsin-Madison also did away with spring break but are giving students a day off later in the semester.
The University of Mississippi, which canceled spring break, said it will end the semester a week early.
The Mayor of Miami Beach spoke with CBSN about his concerns as Republican Florida Governor DeSantis lifted nearly all COVID restrictions just weeks ahead of the spring break season.
.@MayorDanGelber of Miami Beach speaks with CBSN about his concerns as COVID restrictions are lifted by the state and ignored by spring break partiers: "Whatever you want to say, there's no question that irresponsible activity creates hospitalization and death" pic.twitter.com/CGZzSPF1Zb
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 8, 2021
Meanwhile, the “happiest place on Earth” will be bursting at the seams as Spring Breakers sell out tickets to Disney World next week.
While the various Walt Disney World Parks are operating at a reduced capacity under Florida health guidelines, there is no lack of willing visitors. The parks reopened in July 2020, after a March closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, but ongoing health concerns have stifled the flow of would-be vacationers.
“We have taken enhanced health and safety measures — for you, our other Guests, and Cast Members,” the Disney World official website says, accompanying a warning about the ongoing health concerns, and instructions regarding conduct requirements on the premises. “Help keep each other healthy.”
Disney will continue to host visitors at 35% of total capacity, with additional safety measures in place, for the foreseeable future. Even so, plans for the 18-month “World’s Most Magical Celebration” remain in place, to begin on October 1.