Miami-Dade Beaches, Stores Shut Down Over Coronavirus
MIAMI, FL — Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has ordered people to stay off the Miami areas’s world-famous beaches as the number of new cases continues to rise in Florida’s most populous county.
“All parks, beaches and recreational facilities in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County shall close at 9 a.m. March 19,” the mayor said in an order issued during his self-imposed quarantine after meeting with the president of Brazil, whose press secretary tested positive for the illness.
The order does not apply to parks, beaches and recreational facilities operated by the state or federal government.
The mayor also mandated in a separate order that all “nonessential” retail and commercial businesses to shut down by 9 p.m. Thursday.
Both measures will expire once the county lifts its local state of emergency.
Earlier this week, Gimenez ordered all restaurants to focus on their takeout and delivery businesses and shut down their dining rooms.
The following essential businesses may remain open under the order:
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