"MIAMI HAS MOUTHS TO FEED," read one protest sign outside of the American Airlines Arena.
On Friday morning about 100 people gathered to protest the rollback on restaurant openings in Miami-Dade. Restaurant owners and employees held banners for businesses that asked why they were once again closing down.
Last week, Miami-Dade county mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that restaurants would once again be limited to take-out and delivery after a spike in cases of COVID-19. Places that have outdoor seating can seat and serve guests there as well.
On Twitter the mayor said he will reopen restaurants when they county's positivity rate for corona goes back down to five percent. It is currently at 24.87 percent according to the county's daily summary report.
I was asked today when we can return to indoor dining at restaurants and I said when we reach about 5% positivity rate for COVID-19 testing. I misspoke referring to the CDC as the guide. The recommendation is from the WHO and from some of #OurCounty’s public health experts. (1/4) https://t.co/jljC8QcaLd— Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez (@MayorGimenez) July 7, 2020
Broward county announced that it will keep restaurants open but all dine-in eating must end at 10 p.m.