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Both Miami and The Keys Loosen Curfew Restrictions

More late night dining will be possible

Two South Florida counties are rolling back their nightly curfews after the Sunshine State has experienced a decrease in corovnavirus cases over the past two months. Miami-Dade will move its nightly curfew from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. beginning Monday, September 14, while Monroe County, which is home to the Florida Keys, will no longer continue to enforce its curfew which was set on July 24, allowing restaurants to operate under their normal business hours.

Miami-Dade County’s Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced the curfew changes during a press conference yesterday, which comes 14 days after indoor dining was allowed to resume at restaurants with 50 percent capacity.

“The signs have been good so far,” Gimenez added of South Florida’s steady coronavirus decline.

Also part of the announcement, was the reopening of “open air amusement destinations” like Zoo Miami and Jungle Island, tour boats can resume also business at 50 percent capacity, and parks will start allowing night games again for baseball and soccer.

In Monroe County, its county commission voted yesterday to get rid of its nightly curfew that it began in late July. Restaurants and other businesses are allowed to operate under their normal operating hours beginning today.