Miami Beaches To Close For Fourth Of July Weekend

Re Miami Beach reports:

As COVID-19 cases surge in Florida, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez [photo] said he will sign an emergency order on Saturday closing all beaches for the Fourth of July weekend beginning beginning Friday, July 3 and ending on Tuesday, July 7.

“The closure may be extended if conditions do not improve and people do not follow New Normal rules requiring masks to be worn always inside commercial establishments and outdoors when social distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible,” Gimenez said in a statement.

“As we continue to see more COVID-19 positive test results among young adults and rising hospitalizations, I have decided that the only prudent thing to do to tamp down this recent uptick is to crack down on recreational activities that put our overall community at higher risk,” he said.