Miami-Dade county reinstates midnight curfew days after lifting it
After a tumultuous series of court rulings and appeals, Miami-Dade County has officially reinstated their midnight to 6:00 a.m. curfew for all residents. Tootsie’s Cabaret, a local adult entertainment venue originally sued the county earlier this October, as the curfew prohibited employees from earning a living wage.
On October 16, Judge Beatrice Butchko ruled in favor of Tootsie’s, asserting that it was illegal, conflicting with Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis’ emergency orders. Immediately following Judge Butchko’s ruling, the county appealed and won, causing the original curfew to be set in place once again officially on October 20.
From the looks of it, this will not be the last of these court proceedings and Miami-Dade residents will have to keep vigilant on the latest news break in order to stay within city guidelines. Miami-Dade County Mayor, Carlos Gimenez, issued an official statement,
“Our public health experts are predicting a rise in cases and a potential spike by mid-November, which is why everyone must take special care to follow the safety rules. I am asking our residents and business owners to keep your guard up and diligently follow the County’s safety rules to protect our community during this pandemic. Please, continue to do your part to save lives.”
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