Florida’s Miami-Dade Pushes Back On Loosening Of Coronavirus Restrictions

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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez talks with the news media, last month, at Acid rock Arena in Miami Gardens, Fla. Gimenez said Tuesday that he would keep some COVID-19 restrictions in location in spite of an order by Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis

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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez speaks to the news media, last month, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Gimenez stated Tuesday that he would keep some COVID-19 restrictions in place regardless of an order by Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis

He said bars and restaurants that are able to keep a six-foot separation between tables can now go to 100% capability. Other establishments with less area will still have to limit tenancy to 50%, he said.

” Lets celebrate,” Gimenez said, “by enjoying the Heat and the Lakers in the house.”

In the meantime, a county-wide 11 p.m. curfew stays in place, although the Miami Heat remain in the NBA finals.

Fridays decision by DeSantis captured numerous city governments off-guard and authorities scrambled to identify what it suggested for regional rules.

The county will continue to provide civil citations with fines to individuals who do not use face coverings in public locations, Gimenez said. To abide by the Governors emergency situation order, he stated the fines will not be gathered till after the order ends.

Lynne Sladky/AP Miami-Dade County states it will not completely comply with a decision by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to raise most constraints intended at managing the spread of coronavirus, saying its too soon to safely reverse the safety measures.

As part of the order, the governor likewise stated that local federal governments would no longer be able to release fines to people for not using mandated face coverings. In addition, he said fines issued so far would be suspended.

County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, speaking Tuesday with local medical consultants, and in a teleconference with White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx and the nations leading transmittable illness expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said that the variety of COVID-19 cases in the county has declined due to the fact that it has actually resumed really slowly.

Gimenez stated Tuesday that he would keep some COVID-19 limitations in location regardless of an order by Fla. Gimenez said Tuesday that he would keep some COVID-19 constraints in location despite an order by Fla. As part of the order, the governor also stated that regional federal governments would no longer be able to issue fines to individuals for not using mandated face coverings. In addition, he stated fines issued so far would be suspended.

He said bars and restaurants that are able to keep a six-foot separation in between tables can now go to 100% capacity.

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