As Florida experiences a surge in coronavirus cases, officials are taking precautionary measures to prevent a future spike.
On Saturday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez signed an emergency order that will close all beaches and parks from July 3 to July 7. The order will also ban gatherings of more than 50 people, including parades.
Gimenez said in a statement, "As we continue to see more COVID-19 positive test results among young adults and rising hospitalizations, I have decided that the only prudent thing to do to tamp down this recent uptick is to crack down on recreational activities that put our overall community at higher risk. "
On Friday, Florida's Department of Businesses and Professional Regulation banned the consumption of alcohol in bars in another effort to limit the spread of the virus.
Florida has seen a surge in coronavirus cases, with a single-day record of nearly 9,600 confirmed cases on Saturday. About 14,000 people have required hospitalization in Florida since the virus outbreak in March.