Curfew back on in Miami-Dade

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 13:37:22-04

The midnight to 6 a.m. curfew is back in effect for Miami-Dade county .

On Monday, an appellate court reinstated a stay of the injunction order issued Friday that barred the county from enforcing the curfew.

A local adult entertainment company, Tootsie's, filed a complaint challenging the emergency order that put the curfew in place. County circuit court judge Beatrice Butchko issued the temporary injunction in response. Pending the appeals court deciding on the matter, the curfew will remain in place.

"I want to reiterate that if everyone wears masks in public places and stays away from large social gatherings, which can trigger dangerous super-spreader events, we can continue to keep the COVID-19 positivity rate low and not overwhelm our hospitals with very sick patients," Gimenez said in a press release.

Gimenez also said that the county's public health experts are predicting a rise in cases and potential spike by mid-November.