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Miami-Dade County Cancels Miami Open, Youth Fair, Arena Events And NASCAR Race

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MICHELLE MARCHANTE
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Miami Herald
Miami-Dade County's Youth Fair was canceled by county Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday, March 12, 2020, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez dramatically changed the county’s approach to the coronavirus crisis on Thursday by using new emergency powers to shut down the most popular public events on the March calendar, including the Youth Fair, Miami Open tennis tournament and the NASCAR race in Homestead, which still may run without fans in the stands.

Gimenez also said all concerts and major events at the county-owned AmericanAirlines Arena are called off. He also called for “smaller gatherings” to be reconsidered “if they’re not essential.”

In a morning statement, Gimenez also said more crackdowns could be coming on events larger than 250 people.

Read more at news partner the Miami Herald.