As cases continue to spike, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez signed an amendment on Tuesday requiring hotels, motels and commercial lodging to restrict pool access and alcohol sales for the Fourth of July weekend, according to a news release from the county.
Here are some of the guidelines:
- The amendment will require all lodging establishments to close their pool areas from 8 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.
- When pools are open, only guests staying in rooms at these establishments may use the pool, and overall capacity will be limited to 50% of the pool deck capacity.
- Alcohol will not be permitted for sale or consumption on pool decks prior to 11 a.m. and after 8 p.m.
- The county will close the pool and pool deck at any commercial lodging establishments that violate these requirements for the Fourth of July weekend until July 7.
“Recent spikes in Covid-19 cases throughout Miami-Dade County require that we take these measures to tamp the curve,” Giménez said. “While we want everyone to enjoy the Fourth of July Weekend, we must safeguard our community’s public health. There is no more patriotic an act than protecting the lives of everyone in our County.”
Beaches will remain closed starting Friday through Monday.