Miami and Broward set to reopen



Florida Government. Ron DeSantis participates in an event on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. | Ivan Vuki / AP Photo

The ascent to phase two is a major step for the state’s two most populous counties, which were both hard-hit by Kovid-19.

By Andrew Atterbury and Arek SARKISSIAN

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis has given Miami-Dade and Broward the green light to move into phase two of the reopening businesses and schools during the coronovirus epidemic, a route for individual classes to resume in the state’s largest locations Paves it. For Kovid-19.

The decision brings Florida closer to bringing students back to schools in every county, a major priority for the Republican governor. The reopening of schools has been an important point for DeSantis as Florida is rebuilding its economy because of coronovirus.

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The most important aspect of ” [phase two] It actually clears the way for the person to direct the resume, ”DeSantis said on Friday.

The ascent to phase two is a major step for the state’s two most populous counties, which were both hard-hit by Kovid-19. Miami-Dad struggled to coordinate with the state over the infection in late July as the rate of tests that tested positive for the virus was about 20 percent.

The Miami-Dad rate has fallen to 5.63 percent since Thursday. According to a report by the State Department of Health, Broward’s rate was 3.73 percent, down from 5.53 percent statewide.

“Now contract tracing is better than ever – stronger than in the past,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez. “And that’s why we’ll be able to open more businesses.”

Jiménez said his county would assemble a list of businesses that would be allowed to open at half capacity.

While some outdoor businesses such as zoos will be clear to open on Monday, when the decision to bring thousands of students back to Miami’s campuses is yet to be made.

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was the optimistic school that would reopen next to the original schedule on October 5, noting that the local school board is meeting on the issue next week. Miami-Dad has suffered from a difficult start to the school year, covering cyber education that destroys distance education and a board vote to scrap the county’s online learning platform .

Carvalho said Friday that the rest of Florida is seen as “a huge roadway” for the school district.

“We are very encouraged by the trends we have seen,” he said.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beashers announced that a day later, Brodyard and Miami-Dad are moving in under two stages, saying the bar and nightclub will reopen on Monday at 50 percent capacity.

Still, Jiménez said Miami-Dad’s water holes will remain closed for now.

“We’re still not out of the woods, but we’re close,” Jimenez said.