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Miami-Dade County says it will not fully comply with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to lift most restrictions aimed at controlling the spread of the Coronavirus, saying it is too early to safely reverse precautions.
County Mayor Carlos Jimenez on Tuesday spoke with local medical advisors, and in a phone call with White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx and the country’s leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said the count’s number of COVID-19 cases is because it has been reinstated. Open it very slowly.
“We have seen good results from that,” he said. What worries me is that opening up to a lot of things too quickly could lead us in the opposite direction.
Via both Pyrex and Fauci interest In DeSantis’ Order Released Friday that lifted statewide restrictions on restaurants, bars and other businesses. As part of the order, the governor also said that local governments will no longer be able to impose fines on people for not wearing the mandatory face coverings. In addition, he said that the fines issued so far will be suspended.
DeSantis’ decision on Friday angered many local governments and officials were quick to define what it means for local rules.
Gimenez admitted that Miami-Dade’s National Governance Charter It gives the county a place to challenge some state oversight. But he said, “At this point, we can work within the limits of the rules.”
He said bars and restaurants capable of keeping six feet between tables could now reach 100% capacity. But he said other establishments with less space would still need to reduce occupancy by 50%.
Jimenez said the county will continue to issue civil warrants with fines for people who do not wear face coverings in public. In implementation of the emergency order issued by the governor, he said that the fines will not be collected until after the order ends.
For now, a county-wide curfew is still in effect at 11 p.m., despite the Miami Heat’s arrival at the NBA Finals.
“Let’s celebrate watching the Heat and the Lakers at home,” Jimenez said.