Miami-Dade County closes beaches, bans gatherings of 50 or more for Fourth of July weekend – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

The Florida Department of Health reported nearly 9,000 cases of COVID-19 throughout the state on Friday. Numerous South Florida health centers also reported that less than 7% of their ICU beds were available, Friday.

Together with the closure of the beaches, Gimenez said he will ban any events of more than 50 individuals, including parades, from July 3 to July 7, citing Centers for Disease Control suggestions.

” I have been seeing a lot of organisations and people overlooking these lifesaving rules,” Gimenez stated. “If people are not going to be accountable and protect themselves and others from this pandemic, then the federal government is required to step in and restore sound judgment to conserve lives.”

Public viewing of fireworks at all parks and beaches in the county will not be enabled, and fireworks must be seen from an individuals house or parked vehicle, Gimenez added.

MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade County will be closing all of the countys beaches and will not enable events of 50 or more people for 4th of July weekend amid a spike in coronavirus cases throughout the state.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez said in a release he will be signing an emergency order on Saturday that will close the countys beaches from Friday, July 3 until Tuesday, July 7.

“After all the success we have actually had tamping down the COVID-19 curve, we can not turn back and overload our healthcare facilities, putting our physicians and nurses at higher risk with more emergency space cases,” Gimenez stated.

The announcement of the order comes on the exact same day the fireworks show at Bayfront Park, the biggest in South Florida, was cancelled due to coronavirus issues.

The fireworks reveals in Fort Lauderdale will continue as of Friday night however with some modifications. The celebrations will be held in 4 different areas, so individuals can take pleasure in the show from home. The areas of Fort Lauderdales shows will not be open to pedestrian or car spectators.

The closure might be extended if conditions do not enhance and if people do not follow the countys “New Normal” guidelines, according to Gimenez.
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” As we continue to see more COVID-19 favorable test results amongst young adults and increasing hospitalizations, I have chosen that the only sensible thing to do to tamp down this current uptick is to punish recreational activities that put our general community at greater risk,” Gimenez said in a release.

The fireworks displays in Fort Lauderdale will continue as of Friday night but with some changes. The celebrations will be kept in four different locations, so individuals can delight in the show from home. The locations of Fort Lauderdales shows will not be open to pedestrian or vehicle viewers.