Update: On June 8, Mayor Giménez lifted the countywide curfew.
On Saturday night, Mayor Giménez imposed a new curfew across Miami-Dade that’s still in effect today. The order was in response to protests happening throughout the county over the weekend. And although demonstrations have seemingly ended, the mayor has decided to sustain the curfew for the time being.
Countywide, folks are required to stay home between the hours of 9pm and 6am. During this time, no persons are allowed on sidewalks, streets or any other outdoor area beyond the designated hours. If you’re walking your dog, you'll need to remain within 250 feet of your home. Not sure how far that is exactly? To put the distance into perspective, that’s about seven times the height of a telephone pole.
The curfew doesn’t apply to people making their way to and from work at an essential establishment and/or frontline workers, such as fire rescue and healthcare professionals. Media on assignment is also exempt, though heed caution. Journalists are required to show proper I.D. and still run the risk of being arrested.
I will be lifting the countywide curfew this afternoon. Beaches in Miami-Dade County are set to open on Wednesday.— Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez (@MayorGimenez) June 8, 2020
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