Three restaurants in Miami, Florida were closed due to violations of the emergency health order Friday night, according to a news release from the Miami-Dade County mayor’s office.

Miami Police shut down the restaurants after being informed by the Miami-Dade Police Department that the “New Normal” rules were not being followed, the release said. 

Restaurants in the county are currently allowed to operate at 50% capacity indoors and all patrons and employees must follow rules including social distancing and the wearing of masks.

The restaurants were Astra in Wynwood, Swan in the Design District and El Secreto Bar & Grill in Little Havana, according to the release.

Owners of the restaurants could face $500 fines and up to 180 days in jail.

The restaurants will need to review the “New Normal” guidelines and take measures to meet the requirements before submitting an affidavit demonstrating that they have completed the necessary steps to reopen. 

By the numbers: Roughly 10,220 business checks were conducted by Miami-Dade Police on Friday and 45 businesses were given warnings for lesser violations, the release said.

Source: CNN News


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