Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber told CNN Monday that he would consider reinstating restrictions or imposing new rules, like requiring people to wear masks all the time, not just inside, if Covid-19 cases continue to rise.
“We need to be cautious,” the mayor told CNN, especially since the impact of the protests have not been fully revealed.
“If we get to the point where the virus is overwhelming our health care system, and it's pretty clear that we're not able to control it through all the measures we put in, where people aren’t listening to them, then of course we will have to reverse ourselves,” he said. “Which is why we're telling people now follow these instructions.”
Gelber went on to say that he concerned about the number of Covid-19-related hospitalizations, which he said have increased slightly in his city.