Restaurants, gyms and other businesses will have to close this week in Florida's Miami-Dade County as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the state, Mayor Carlos Giménez announced today.
"I am continuing to roll back business openings as we continue to see a spike in the percent of positive COVID-19 tests and an uptick in hospitalizations," he said in a statement on the county website.
Starting Wednesday, these businesses must close, according to the mayor:
- Restaurants (except for takeout and delivery services)
- Banquet facilities
- Party venues
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Short-term rentals
Giménez said outdoor activities — including condominium and hotel pools — can stay open strict social distancing and masks rules. Summer camps and child care centers can also stay open with certain capacity limits.
Office buildings, retail stores and salons are also allowed to stay open.
Beaches will reopen tomorrow, "but, if we see crowding and people not following the public health rules, I will be forced to close the beaches again," he said.