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Miami Plans to Reopen Parks, Businesses Next Week In Coordination With Beach, Hialeah

The city of Miami is coordinating a plan with Hialeah, Miami Beach, Doral and Miami Gardens to reopen certain businesses May 20, a few days after  Miami-Dade County’s target date to restart a local economy that has been shuttered through the coronavirus pandemic.

Additionally, Miami’s marinas will reopen Thursday, and more than two dozen parks are expected to reopen May 20, according to multiple City Hall sources.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is also expected to announce plans to soon reopen a large swath of the city’s recreational spaces at a virtual press conference Wednesday afternoon. Sources familiar with the plans confirmed that the city will reopen marinas and large parks that will allow people room to maintain social distancing, while smaller parks will remain closed longer to prevent people from congregating in smaller spaces.

When Miami-Dade  reopened county parks April 29, the county’s three largest cities — Miami, Hialeah and Miami Gardens — decided it was too soon to reopen municipal parks, and other cities implemented stricter rules for people using parks. Cities are permitted to have stricter regulations than the county, which has resulted in some public spaces being reopened sooner in parts of the county, but not all.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald.

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Joey Flechas and Martin Vassolo/Miami Herald