Mi­ami-Dade looks to open beaches

Orlando Sentinel - - Nation & World -

Florida’s most pop­u­lous county is about to re­open beaches closed since midMarch be­cause of the coro­n­avirus pan­demic.

Beaches will re­open Wed­nes­day at the lat­est, Mi­ami-Dade County Mayor Car­los Gimenez said Monday.

The re­open­ing had been sched­uled for June 1st, but was post­poned af­ter vi­o­lence erupted dur­ing protests held in re­sponse to the killing of Ge­orge Floyd in Min­neapo­lis.

“We plan to open the beaches no later than Wed­nes­day. And so I’ll talk to my po­lice direc­tor to­day and we’re go­ing to talk about the cur­few for tonight. There’s good pos­si­bil­ity that we lift the cur­few tonight,” Gimenez said at a news con­fer­ence at the county emer­gency op­er­a­tions cen­ter.

“We need a lit­tle bit of time to get the peo­ple pre­pared to open up the beaches. I want to do that no later than Wed­nes­day,” Gimenez said.

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