It was one year ago this month when the 1st case of the Coronavirus was confirmed in Miami-Dade County marking the beginning of the COVID era in South Florida. Let’s take a look back at how March 2020 changed how we lived, learned, worked, and played in Miami Springs.
Just days later we had the cancellations of major events including the Youth Fair, NASCAR Race in Homestead, and the Miami Open tennis tournament.
Then Miami-Dade County ordered all Senior Centers to close down:
By mid-March, Disney and Universal began closing.
Then, the big one dropped. “Effective March 16, 2020, all Miami-Dade County Public Schools will close.”
Then, little league, soccer, and swim lessons were shut down.
Then, the Rec Center, Pool, and Parks were shut down.
In mid-March, the County ordered bars, gyms, and eat-in restaurants to close.
Of course, the community was beginning to adapt. Still in mid-March, Milam’s Markets began offering special hours for seniors.
Also in mid-March, in-person Catholic mass was suspended.
By March 19th, the County ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down.
Then, the County shut down all the beaches.
Then, the County shut down all golf courses.
By March 29th, the City suspended all Building and Code Enforcement activities at City Hall.
We closed out March of 2020 with the 1st case of COVID-19 confirmed in Miami Springs on March 31st.