Miami-Dade Allows Indoor Dining As COVID-19 Positive Rate Declines

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that he will allow for the easing of some safety measures in the county, as the COVID-19 cases continue to decline.

As of next week Monday, indoor dining will be allowed once again at restaurants, but there will be a 50% capacity. Gimenez said the decision was made with the approval of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

The capacity limits also include a requirement that no more than six people be allowed to sit in each table and tables will need to be placed at least six feet apart.

Gimenez also said face mask requirements will continue inside and outside of restaurants and officers will also be encouraging restaurants to always keep the air conditioner running and open windows to increase air circulation.

Additionally, the county’s public beaches will not be closed during Labor Day weekend next month, unlike what happened during the fourth of July weekend.

Miami-Dade is on its seventh day of reporting a day-to-day testing positivity rate below 10%, which the World Health Organization considers ideal during the pandemic.

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