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MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - JULY 03: A woman rides her bike past pedestrians on Ocean Drive on July 03, 2020 in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Miami-Dade county has closed beaches from July 3-7 and imposed a curfew from from 10pm to 6am. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

According to a Miami-Dade County press release, the county is once again closing their restaurants allowing only for take out or delivery, gyms and other venues.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that this new order is effective Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

“I am continuing to roll back business openings as we continue to see a spike in the percent of positive COVID-19 tests and an uptick in hospitalizations.

I am signing an emergency order that will close restaurants (except for takeout and delivery services), along with ballrooms, banquet facilities, party venues, gyms and fitness centers, and short-term rentals. These closings, among others that will be included in the order, will be effective Wednesday, July 8, 2020. We want to ensure that our hospitals continue to have the staffing necessary to save lives.”

The mayor also said the beaches will open Tuesday after being closed for the holiday weekend, but they could be forced to close again if people are seen gathering in large crowds or not following safety rules.

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