Officials in Miami-Dade County, Florida, announced Friday that the county would close the beaches for the July 4 weekend amid fears the meetings would trigger new outbreaks of coronavirus.
The county mayor, Carlos Giménez, announced that he would sign an emergency order to close the beaches from Friday until Tuesday.
REST: The beaches in @MiamiDadeCounty will close for the July 4 holiday due to concern about social distancing and the Coronavirus. @MayorGimenez will sign an emergency order to close all beaches from Friday, July 3 and until Tuesday, July 7. @ Nbc6 pic.twitter.com/wf6hlgsZl5
– Jamie Guirola (@ jamieNBC6) June 27, 2020
“As we continue to see more positive COVID-19 results among young adults and increased hospitalizations, I have decided that the only prudent way to stop this recent increase is to crack down on recreational activities that elevate our community. overall risk, “Giménez said in a statement, according to a local NBC affiliate.
The decision comes when the state faces key cases at COVID-19. Florida broke its one-day record of new coronavirus cases on Friday, adding 8,942 additional confirmed infections, according to the Health Department.
In response to the massive surge, Florida announced Friday that it will close the bars in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The beaches in the area currently require social distancing by visitors. They had reopened earlier this month after the shutdown due to the pandemic.
The state came under fire earlier this year when the virus began spreading across the U.S. and other states closed beaches, but Florida remained open for spring break.
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