DORAL, FL – Last week, City of Miami announced an order requiring the use of face masks in public at all times. Now, the measure will be extended to all Miami-Dade County.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced recently he officially signed Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-20, which now requires the use of masks or facial coverings in all public places, indoor and outdoors.
This order is similar to the one issued in April when face masks were required in public but only while at indoor spaces.
“If we comply with the regulations we have today, we can tamp down this virus,” said the Mayor, as reported by Channel 7 News Miami.
“If you want to get back to enjoying more of everyday life, we all need to take care of each other, keep social distancing in public of at least 6-feet; and wear masks,” added Mayor Carlos Gimenez via his Twitter account.
As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this new order applies to everyone who resides in Miami-Dade except those with respiratory conditions that make it difficult to cover their mouth and nose, people doing strenuous activities, such as jogging, and children under the age of 2.
But if you are not under the conditions mentioned above and you get caught not wearing a face mask in public, you could get a fine of up to $500 and could be sentenced to 180 days in jail.
Other measures taken now that the Fourth of July weekend is fast approaching include closing hotel pools at 8 p.m. and reopening them at 6 a.m. during the Fourth of July weekend.
Also, restaurants across Miami-Dade are required to close in-house dining from midnight until 6 a.m. starting July 2, and alcohol can only be served on the pool decks from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.