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Miami-Dade County to close dining rooms, gyms, short-term rentals amid surge in coronavirus cases
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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Monday is expected to sign an emergency order that closed indoor restaurant dining rooms, party venues, gyms and short-term rental businesses, as the state experiences a surge in positive cases of the novel coronavirus.
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The order is set to go into effect Wednesday, July 8.
"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," Gimenez said Monday.
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The emergency order includes restaurant closures — except for takeout and delivery services — ballrooms, banquet facilities, party venues, gyms and fitness centers, and short-term rentals.
At this point, Gimenez said he plans to keep open various outdoor activities, including condominium and hotel pools with "strict" social distancing and masks rules, as well as summer camps and child daycare centers with capacity limits.