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Coronavirus Live Updates: Miami-Dade Courthouses Will Reopen To The Public On June 28. Masks Won’t Be Required

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Miami-Dade Courthouses Will Reopen To The Public On June 28. Masks Won’t Be Required

Updated Thursday at 5:55 a.m.

More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the widespread closures of public buildings, Miami-Dade courthouses will reopen on June 28.

Miami-Dade’s chief judge made the announcement Wednesday evening, two weeks after the Florida Supreme Court announced it was allowing courts to lift social distancing and mask mandates. Almost half the state’s population has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and the number of infections has been steadily declining.

In Miami-Dade, 1.57 million people have received vaccinations, according to federal data, or about 58 percent of the county.

— By David Ovalle / The Miami Herald

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West Palm Beach's 4th of July Celebration Is Back On After Coronavirus Cancellation

Updated Thursday at 5:49 a.m.

A year after the coronavirus forced its cancellation, West Palm Beach is once again hosting its 4th on Flagler holiday celebration at the waterfront.

This year's event will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, July 4 along the waterfront on Flagler Street between Banyan Boulevard and Fern Street.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. There will be entertainment, the inaugural Bill Bone 5K, a patriotic salute and a fireworks show.

— By Wayne Washington / The Palm Beach Post

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