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Dade mayor switches gears on dine-in restaurants, gyms

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Restaurants will still be allowed to operate for takeout and delivery services.

The order goes into effect Wednesday, July 8.

Outdoor activities like condo and hotel pools will remain open with strict social distancing and mask rules. The mayor said if they see crowding and people not following the rules, he will be forced to close them again.

Miami-Dade County remains under a curfew from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.; essential workers are exempt from the order.

Florida, in line with the state's Department of Health, has now surpassed Arizona with the steepest and most alarming rise in cases in the united states.

Gimenez, prior to the Fourth of July holiday, closed beaches in his county for the weekend, saying he was "very concerned" about the surge.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Florida surpassed 200,000 on Sunday after the state reported more than 10,000 new daily cases, according to The Tampa Bay Times. Miami-Dade accounts for nearly one-fourth of all the coronavirus cases reported in Florida and logged 6,700 new cases over the three-day weekend.

Mayor Gimenez also explained that the county has been tracking the spike in cases involving 18- to 34-year olds that began in mid-June.

'Contributing to the positives in that age bracket, the medical practioners have explained, were graduation parties, gatherings at restaurants that changed into packed parties in violation of the guidelines and street protests where people can not maintain social distancing and where maybe not everyone was wearing facial coverings, ' Gimenez wrote in his statement.

The mayor urged everyone to stay home and to abide by the countywide requirement to wear facemasks and keep at least six feet apart from others while in public spaces.

Retail stores and grooming services will remain open, "for now", the release said.

The mayor also encouraged residents to report anyone breaking the rollback rules by calling 305-476-5423-POLICE.

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