Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced Wednesday that he will be signing an order to allow “certain indoor spaces” to opening on Friday.
The order will apply to movie theaters, bowling alleys, concert halls, convention spaces, banquet halls and certain indoor amusement venues, said Gimenez.
These businesses “can open at 50% capacity, but they must follow the guidelines in place, including obviously wearing masks, distancing of six feet and special HVAC systems to bring more fresh air into those spaces,” Gimenez said.
Gimenez said businesses must also follow food consumption rules established for casinos.
“No food or beverages will be allowed while watching movies or bowling, there must be designated areas for food and drink where people can take off their masks and practice social distancing”, said Gimenez.
As for bars and other entertainment venues, Gimenez said he plans to meet with medical experts and business owners next week “to discuss what’s doable in the future.”
The mayor said the county’s infection rate has steadily remained “under 5% daily.”