Miami-Dade mayor closes all beaches
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida’s largest county inched closer to economic shutdown Thursday as MiamiDade County’s mayor ordered all beaches, parks and “nonessential” commercial and retail businesses closed because of the new coronavirus pandemic.
“We must all act as if we are infected and take every precautionary step to prevent transmitting this virus,” Mayor Carlos Gimenez said in his announcement of the closures, which appear to go beyond other state and local orders in Florida.
Gov. Ron DeSantis already had ordered bars closed and restaurants to limit seating, while some municipal governments have limited eateries to take-out and delivery.