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Miami-Dade gyms are shutting down again, restaurants closing for dine-in service

The new order goes into effect on Wednesday.

Virginia Gil
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Update: On Tuesday, Giménez backtracked on gym closures. Fitness centers can remain open but folks must wear a mask while exercising inside or perform strenuous training outside while staying 10 feet apart if they choose to do so without a mask. He also amended his emergency order, allowing restaurants to resume dine-in service but only outdoors.

Mayor Giménez continues to roll back reopenings across Miami-Dade. On Monday, July 6, the mayor announced he would be shutting down gyms, fitness centers, banquet facilities and party venues. Plus, all restaurants must close for dine-in service and will only be allowed to offer takeout and delivery. The new order goes into effect on July 8, 2020.

"We are still tracking the spike in the number of cases involving 18- to 34-year-olds that began in mid-June,” said Mayor Giménez. According to doctors informing the mayor and his team, gatherings at restaurants, graduation parties and street protests contributed to the rise in positive cases. It was in these instances where social-distancing violations occurred and where not everyone was wearing facial coverings. 

Last Friday, ahead of Fourth of July weekend, Mayor Giménez instituted a countywide curfew from 10pm to 6am, which is still in effect, and halted plans for reopening entertainment venues, such as theaters and bowling alleys. However, office buildings, retail stores and grooming services are still open.

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