Miami-Dade closing restaurants, gyms, rentals

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 12:04:35-04

As cases in Florida surge, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Monday said he's signing an emergency order to close short-term rentals, gyms, party venues and restaurants, except for takeout and delivery.

The order will go into effect on Wednesday.

Beaches will open on Tuesday, but if there's crowding, Gimenez warned that he'll close them again.

"We are still tracking the spike in the number of cases involving 18- to 34-year-olds that began in mid-June, which the county’s medical experts say was caused by a number of factors, including young people going to congested places -- indoors and outside -- without taking precautions such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing," Gimenez said. "Contributing to the positives in that age group, the doctors have told me, were graduation parties, gatherings at restaurants that turned into packed parties."