Miami-Dade County

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Two of Miami’s political leaders — and rivals — speculated about what caused the latest spike in coronavirus cases during national television appearances Sunday.

Nancy Klingener / WLRN

Beaches will be closed in South Florida for the Fourth of July weekend but people are still going to be on the water — on boats. From Palm Beach County to the Keys, law enforcement is gearing up to handle  crowds and to try enforcing social distancing, and other rules, on the water.

Daniel Rivero / WLRN

Kathy Burgos has a dozen blue bags hanging from her arm as she walks the hot streets of Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood. She’s on a march with other Miami-Dade County employees, helping bring masks, gloves and education to one of the state’s hotspots for COVID-19 cases.

David Santiago / MIAMI HERALD

On this Thursday, June 25, episode of Sundial:

Miami-Dade Mayor On COVID-19 And The Civilian Review Board 

Miami-Dade County leads the state in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. On Wednesday, the county reported an additional 957 cases and 24 deaths. 

Some hospitals are finding their intensive care units are reaching close to capacity — Homestead Medical Center’s ICU beds were full as of Tuesday. 

David Santiago / Miami Herald

This post will be updated today, Thursday, June 18, and through the week with the latest information on COVID-19 in South Florida.

South Florida Continues To Protest Sunday, From Homestead To Miami Lakes

Jun 7, 2020
Lynne Sladky / AP

Protests against police brutality continued Sunday in South Florida as two small groups rallied in Miami Lakes and Homestead, with another planned for Wynwood in the evening.

Miami-Dade Reopening Gyms, Fitness Studios On June 8 After Months Of COVID-19 Closures

Jun 4, 2020
Sam Turken / WLRN

Gyms and fitness studios across Miami-Dade may reopen June 8 after 12 weeks of closures ordered by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez in March as an emergency measure against the spread of the coronavirus.

Gimenez announced the reopening date in a Thursday morning press conference. “This wasn’t an easy one because there’s a lot of heavy breathing and sweating going on,” Gimenez said.

He also said June 8 would be the first day for summer camps to reopen, along with short-term vacation rentals.


Updated Sunday, May 31: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced Sunday that beaches in Miami-Dade County will remain closed while there is a curfew, following protests against police brutality that were succeeded by looting and vandalism on Saturday night.

The county's curfew runs from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. In the city of Miami, the curfew starts at 8 p.m.

South Florida beaches and hotels are reopening under new coronavirus guidelines.

Palm Beach Tech

Young, savvy entrepreneurs were building on Palm Beach County’s growing momentum as a tech hub. Co-working spaces sprang up everywhere. From big companies to smaller startups, hiring in South Florida’s tech clusters was at a 16-year high.  

Then the building blocks crashed. Instantly. 

Florida Keys News Bureau

On this Wednesday, May 6, episode of Sundial:

What would reopening look like in Miami-Dade County? 

The results of Miami-Dade County’s reopening of parks, marinas and golf courses have been mixed. 

Behold Miami-Dade's Art In Public Places, One Of The Largest Public Collections In U.S.

Apr 30, 2020

Miami has become known as a global capital for the visual arts – thanks to the artists who make the city home, and aided internationally by the attention of the annual Miami Art Week crowds each December.

Fewer know, however, that Miami-Dade County is also home to one of the largest public art collections in the United States.

The number of inmates in Miami-Dade County jails who have tested positive for COVID-19 has exploded in recent days.

Pedro Portal / Miami Herald

It’s been more than a month since the shutdowns in South Florida.

Plans to begin reopening are underway. This week, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez released a draft plan to begin a return to a "new normal" – starting with the outdoors.

Carl Juste / Miami Herald

A shipment of one million N95 masks to Miami-Dade County firefighters was confiscated by the federal government last week, say top Miami-Dade officials.

The move came just as county firefighters ramped up a program to begin at-home COVID-19 testing for Miami-Dade residents who are homebound and cannot make it to drive-thru testing sites.

Lynne Sladky / AP

The four South Florida counties are coordinating on a plan for phased re-opening of outdoor spaces, retail and hotels. It's called the new normal initiative.