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Miami-Dade is pushing back its curfew, allowing major attractions to reopen

The new 11pm curfew and additional outdoor openings will begin on September 14.


Miami-Dade is inching toward a normal life. On Wednesday, Mayor Carlos Giménez announced that he’d be pushing back the curfew from 10pm to 11pm, beginning September 14. He’s making one exception for the Miami Hurricanes’ home opener tomorrow, allowing attendees to drive home after the game. Though they’ll need to show a ticket or proof of attendance or risk a $100 fine.

Mayor Giménz is also easing restrictions on Miami attractions, giving Jungle Island and Zoo Miami the green light to reopen. These venues will need to follow the rules of social distancing and limit capacity to 50-percent. Playgrounds and certain enclosed areas will remain shuttered for the time being. Miami-Dade Parks may also stay open until 11pm and on-premises bike and boat rentals may resume as well. Equipment will need to be properly sanitized to keep the virus from spreading.

The mayor based his decision on meetings he had with local medical professionals as well as White House staff, including Dr. Fauci. Together they came to the conclusion that extending the curfew two weeks after indoor dining was allowed to resume was safe and prudent. On the list of things that still aren’t safe: going to movie theaters, bars and clubs. Mayor Giménez said it would be at least two weeks until cinemas could reopen. Ready to hit the dance floor? It could be months. The mayor has no plans to reopen nightlife until a vaccine is in place.

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