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Mayor Gimenez Announces County Wide Curfew will be Lifted and Beaches will Open

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 13:44:12-04

Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that beaches in the county will open on Wednesday, June 10.

He also announced that the county wide curfew, which was put in place after protests regarding Geroge Floyd's death, will also be lifted.

Guide lines for beach going include:

No groups of more than 10 people will be permitted

  • All beach goers must have facial covering available and ready to use at all times; beach goers must be able to show their mask upon request by local authority
    • Facial coverings must be worn when social distancing of six feet cannot be achieved, except for members of the same household
    • Facial coverings are not required for:
      • children under 2 years old, following CDC guidelines
      • persons who have trouble breathing due to a chronic pre-existing condition; persons who are not able to remove face coverings without assistance or on their own or
      • persons involved in strenuous activity; however the person involved in strenuous activity should have a face covering in their possession and must be able to show their mask upon request by local authority
      • while in the ocean
    • Facial coverings must be worn in restrooms
    • Facial coverings must be worn when at concessions
  • Facial coverings that are wet are ineffective (beach goers should bring an additional clean and dry face covering to replace a face covering that becomes wet or dirty)
  • Social distancing is not required for family members who reside together, up to a maximum of 10 people
  • Beachfront restrooms
    • Dedicated attendants are to be stationed outside restrooms
    • Access to restrooms is limited to maintain six feet of separation between individuals
    • Restrooms must be cleaned and disinfected every two to three hours (per CDC guidelines)
    • Cross ventilation should be maximized for restrooms – keeping doors and windows open if feasible
    • Signage must be posted outside and inside of restrooms emphasizing the requirement of wearing face coverings and the importance of hygiene (flushing with lid closed when possible, hand washing)

Sunbathing, swimming, jogging and surfing will all be allowed, but groups larger than 10 will, tents or canopies, or use of playgrounds and exercise equipment will not be allowed.