In South Florida, authorities are considering reopening beaches and public parks, toward a “new normal” scenario. With more than 23,300 infected with COVID-19, in that state, hospital occupancy is 42%.
JOSE: The return to open public spaces is a scenario contemplated in South Florida. The authorities consider a “new reality” to be the reopening of parks and beaches in Miami-Dade.
Miami-Dade County Mayor
“We are considering how parks and other locations in our county can be opened when the time is right, we want to do it gradually and always with contagion prevention in mind, we don’t want to cause a second wave of contagion now that the number of patients is going down ”
In Miami-Dade, over 8,200 people and 772 patients are registered in hospitals for COVID-19. During the last 11 days these figures have produced a decrease and stabilization in the local registration curve. This county continues to top the list of highest impact in Florida. The parks and beaches of the jurisdiction have been closed for almost a month.
Mayor Miami-Dade County “All experts agree that it is good for physical and mental health that people go outside to exercise and get fresh air”
Possible regulations to apply include jogging and walking, sports between only two people and sustaining physical distance. In addition, they warn about a zero tolerance protocol for violators.
In cities such as Miami Beach, they suggest the generation of tourist packages, in the future of the ‘new normal” to encourage the visit of people from other places and gradually reactivate the industry in that sector. On the other hand, Florida Governor Ron Desantis says there are conditions to gradually return to work.
The state government issued 33,600 unemployment aid checks. The forms for your request continue to be distributed in public libraries.
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INTRO TEXT In South Florida, authorities are considering reopening beaches and public parks, toward a “new normal” scenario. With more than 23,300 infected with COVID-19, in that state, hospital occupancy is 42%.
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Miami-Dade County Mayor
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