Many people remember just last year around this time, kids were gathering around beaches and spring break areas. We know now that these events lead to the massive spread of the COVID-19 virus.
To avoid that from happening again this year, Mayor Dan Gelber of Miami Beach, Florida has declared a state of emergency for the city.
This means there will be an 8 p.m. curfew. Roads in the entertainment district will be closed.
“Too many people are coming, really, without the intention of following the rules, and the result has been a level of chaos and disorder that is just something more than we can endure,” Gelber told CNN, adding that at night the city “feels like a rock concert, wall-to-wall people over blocks and blocks.”
Police will portal these areas. They have already started arresting people that have violated these rules.