Miami Mayor Announces Beach Closures Ahead Of July Fourth Weekend As COVID-19 Cases Surge - The Shade Room

Miami Mayor Announces Beach Closures Ahead Of July Fourth Weekend As COVID-19 Cases Surge

It looks like COVID-19 just won’t let up and because of that Miami beaches are closing ahead of the national holiday, July 4th.

According to reports, the Miami beaches will be closed from July 3rd-July 7th, due to the spike in cases. If conditions don’t improve, those dates could be extended.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez tweeted, “After consulting with our County’s public health experts, I will be signing an emergency order on Saturday to close all beaches in Miami-Dade County starting Friday, July 3, and ending Tuesday, July 7.”

On June 10th, Miami beaches opened but with social distancing guidelines, which even limited groups to 10 people.

According to Insider, the initial guidelines may not be enough to protect the public.

“I have been seeing too many businesses and people ignoring these lifesaving rules. If people are not going to be responsible and protect themselves and others from this pandemic, then the government is forced to step in and restore common sense to save lives,” Gimenez wrote in the announcement.

He also stated, “As we continue to see more COVID-19 positive test results among young adults and rising hospitalizations, I have decided that the only prudent thing to do to tamp down this recent uptick is to crack down on recreational activities that put our overall community at higher risk.”

Looks like people will have to watch fireworks from their homes this year. Welp!

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