Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has passed another emergency order requiring people in Miami-Dade County to wear facial coverings in the following scenarios:

  • Persons working in or visiting:
    • Grocery Stores
    • Restaurants
    • Pharmacies
    • Construction Sites
    • Public Transit Vehicles
    • Vehicles for hire
    • Locations where social distancing measures are not possible

A facial covering includes any covering which snugly covers the face and mouth (whether store bought or homemade) and which is secured with ties or ear loops.

A mask shall not be required for children under two or persons who have trouble breathing due to chronic pre-existing conditions.

This order does not change or alter any social distancing requirements.

This order goes into effect at 11:50pm on April 9, 2020.


Our zip code now has 40 cases.  But look at the map below.  You can see we’ve got some serious hot spots in Doral, Hialeah, and Hialeah Gardens.


The State of Florida has nearly 17,000 cases of the virus.  Hospitalizations are nearly at 14% with nearly 2,300 cases.  We’ve lost 371 souls in the state due to the Coronavirus for a fatality rate of 2.2% statewide.

In Miami-Dade County, we have nearly 6,000 confirmed cases with 450 hospitalizations.  That’s nearly 8% hospitalized.  The fatality rate in Miami-Dade is still better than the state at 1.1% for a total of 66 deaths.


Hialeah has 700 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus or 12% of the total amount within the county.  Coral Gables has 78 cases, Doral 76, Opa-Locka 72, Miami Lakes 29, Medley 3, Miami Springs 2, and Sweetwater 1.  VG is still Corona-free.



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