Governor DeSantis maybe smiling and pushing opening his state….
But the officials and cops down in Miami are not….
Hundreds of thousands of college kids running around maskless , in close quarters and drinking right now is a possible pandemic ‘super spreader’ disaster ….
“Our city right now in this area has become a tinder,” Gelber said, “and we cannot have a policy of simply hoping that it’s not lit.”
The first night of the curfew saw large crowds lingering on Ocean Drive, according to footage captured by local reporters. As squad cars attempted to clear the road, some people danced and twerked on cars. One man tossed money into the crowd….
Spring break visitors this year “continue to gather and socialize in extremely close proximity to one another without any facial coverings or regard for appropriate social distancing,” the declaration of the state of emergency says.
The mayor said there appeared to be more visitors than in years past, attributing the higher volume to cheap airfare prices and restrictions in other areas. Florida ended coronavirus restrictions before many others states….
Miami Beach commissioners decided on Sunday to extend its state of emergency in South Beach through April 12 after the city dealt with large crowds of spring breakers.
The Miami Beach City Commission unanimously voted to stretch its 8 p.m. curfew in South Beach’s entertainment district and 10 p.m. closures of eastbound lanes on three causeways every Thursday through Sunday until April 12, the Miami Herald reported.
The decision reached during the commissioners’ emergency meeting allows restaurants to stay open for deliveries until 6 a.m., although outdoor seating must shut down at 8 p.m….