Coronavirus Update: Parks, waterways and golf courses open

Today is Wednesday, April 29th, and Miami-Dade County is easing restrictions on outdoor activities. Masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines of six feet between individuals must be followed by everyone except groups, which are limited to 10 people or less. Not all parks will be open, and there are still some restrictions in place related to playgrounds, recreational buildings and more.

Although Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has lifted restrictions, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez will not follow suit in reopening parks within their city limits unless given approval by the Florida Department of Health, Local 10 reports.

Florida received national criticism on social media when crowds flocked to beaches shortly after Gov. Ron DeSantis allowed their opening earlier this month. Miami-Dade County leads Florida with 11,927 infections and 338 deaths as of this morning.

Miami Shores also opened its playing fields, golf courses and tennis courts this morning. “Welcome back,” said one village worker, scooping up the police tape.

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