Miami-Dade’s countywide curfew will be lifted on Monday, April 12, according to Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
Miami-Dade’s midnight curfew will soon be lifted. Mayor Daniella Levine announced on Monday, April 5, that the county’s six-month curfew would come to an end next Monday, April 12. The curfew has been in effect along with other nighttime regulations since Monday, October 12, 2020.
The news comes following a 14-day decline in Covid-19 positivity rates and hospitalization due to complications from the virus. “We developed these new guidelines based on the current status of the COVID response, the availability if the vaccine, the aggressive campaign that we’re mounting,” she said. ” We considered all the available data, including the 14-day positivity rate, and also hospitalization from COVID and death rates. These have declined significantly as vaccinations for the most vulnerable have expanded and our overall vaccination program has progressed.”
With the end of curfew, Levine Cava also announced that the county would be introducing new COVID-19 guidelines that reinforce the use of masks, social distancing and increased sanitization.
In other good news, the mayor also announced that due to the increased rate of vaccination in the county, all residents 16 and over are now also eligible to receive the vaccine. “Today is the day that we’ve all been waiting for. The day that, regardless of age, everyone, 16 and up, everyone is eligible to get the vaccine,” said the Mayor. “This truly is a turning point for us in addressing this disease.”
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