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Miami Restaurants And "Party Venues" Are Shutting Down Again Starting This Week
As cases continue to rise in Florida and hospitalizations increase, Miami mayor Carlos Gimenez is taking action to hopefully keep his residents safe and bring numbers down.
He announced that beginning July 8, several area businesses will close until further notice. Businesses include restaurants, ballrooms, banquet facilities, party venues, gyms, fitness centers, and short-term rentals.
Restaurants will still be able to offer takeout and delivery, but no dine in.
“We want to ensure that our hospitals continue to have the staffing necessary to save lives,” the mayor said.
Just last week, area beaches were closed from July 4-7 in hopes of steering large crowds away. While beaches are scheduled to reopen on July 7 as planned, Gimenez has said that if there is overcrowding and people fail to adhere to safety measures, he will close them down again.
There is no word on how often Miami-Dade officials will revisit the new closures or how long current measures will be in place.