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.

1st Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Miami-Dade County

Just days later we had the cancellations of major events including the Youth Fair, NASCAR Race in Homestead, and the Miami Open tennis tournament.

Cancellations: Youth Fair – Miami Open – NASCAR Race

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Then Miami-Dade County ordered all Senior Centers to close down:

County Order: Senior Center to Close Down Effective Monday

By mid-March, Disney and Universal began closing.

More Cancelations: Disney – Universal – Closing Down Monday

Then, the big one dropped.  “Effective March 16, 2020, all Miami-Dade County Public Schools will close.”

Miami-Dade County Schools Closed

Then, little league, soccer, and swim lessons were shut down.

Miami Springs Closings: Little League – Soccer – Swim Lessons

Then, the Rec Center, Pool, and Parks were shut down.

Rec Center Closed – Pool Closed – Stafford Park Closed

In mid-March, the County ordered bars, gyms, and eat-in restaurants to close.

County Order: Bars, Gyms, & Eat-In Restaurants to Close – Delivery & Pickup Services Still Available

Of course, the community was beginning to adapt.  Still in mid-March, Milam’s Markets began offering special hours for seniors.

Milam’s Announces Special Hours for Seniors, At-Risk Customers

Also in mid-March, in-person Catholic mass was suspended.

Heartbroken: Catholic Mass at Blessed Trinity is Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19

By March 19th, the County ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down.

Emergency County Order 07-20: Close Non-Essential Retail & Commercial Establishments

Then, the County shut down all the beaches.

County Closes all Miami-Dade Beaches

Then, the County shut down all golf courses.

Miami Springs Golf Course Closed – Restaurant Remains Open for Pickup / Delivery

By March 29th, the City suspended all Building and Code Enforcement activities at City Hall.

All Building & Code Enforcement Activities Suspended – City Hall Closed

We closed out March of 2020 with the 1st case of COVID-19 confirmed in Miami Springs on March 31st.

Confirmed: 1st Case of Virus in Miami Springs


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