The mayor of Miami-Dade County in Florida is issuing a countywide curfew to control the spread of Covid-19, according to a statement.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez will sign the order tonight, which will take effect on Friday until further notice, the statement said. The curfew will go from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. daily.
“This is one of various actions I’m pursuing to tamp down this spike of COVID-19 and protect our residents,” he said.
Essential workers, first responders, hospital workers, food delivery services and media will be exempted from the curfew.
The mayor also announced he is signing an order to roll back the reopening of entertainment facilities, such as movie theaters, arcades and casinos. It also includes places like concert venues, bowling alleys and adult entertainment.
Additionally, people in restaurants will have to keep face covers on while at the table. They are only able to remove their masks to eat and drink.
"If you are waiting for your meal at a restaurant table, keep your mask on while having a conversation with those around you," Gimenez said in the statement.