Coronavirus Update: Beach reopening delayed and curfew still on

Today is Tuesday, June 2 and nationwide protests are sparking concern over the spread of infection in the United States. Florida is nearing 57,000 cases, with 2,460 deaths.

On Monday the Miami Herald reported that Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the moratorium on evictions until July 1. The governor believes it is the right thing to do, considering the widespread unemployment due to the COVID-19 lockdown.  

The Miami Dolphins Food Relief Program was initiated on Monday morning to assist families struggling with food insecurity during the pandemic by distributing 1,000 meals per day, six days a week for the next 12 months.

Mayor Francis Suarez took to Twitter to let residents know that the City of Miami has lifted its coronavirus-related curfew. However, the county-wide curfew after protests this past weekend over the murder of George Floyd is still in effect. Confused yet? 

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber
announced on Monday that the reopening of beaches, which was set for June 1, has been pushed back by Mayor Carlos Gimenez “until at least tomorrow,” due to looting. Other private facilities such as hotels and pools inside of apartment complexes have opened with restrictions.

Beaches in Broward, however, went ahead as planned with their June 1 reopening to sunbathers. Broward beaches were already open to exercise.

On the Caplin News:
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Beatriz is a broadcast media major at Florida International University and is the managing editor for Caplin News. She aspires to become a documentarian.