Fourth of July in Coral Gables has always been a festive day with a large celebration at the Biltmore Hotel, however, this year will be a quiet one in Coral Gables.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought changes to every aspect of our lives and the celebration of our Independence this year will come with restrictions.
If you have made plans for this weekend, you may want to check on new guidelines that may affect those plans.
Coral Gables has cancelled its Fourth of July celebration at the Biltmore Hotel. The City Commission voted to cancel the Independence Day celebrations in May.
Beaches in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties have all been closed from July 2nd to July 7th.
The State of Florida has mandated all bars be closed indefinitely for sale of alcohol for on-site consumption.
Restaurants in Miami-Dade County must close onsite dining from midnight to 6:00AM.
Hotels remain open in South Florida. Miami-Dade County has implemented restrictions on hotel and motel swimming pools. Pools can only be accessed by registered guests, pool deck capacities are limited to 50% allowed capacity, and rooms can only be accessed by registered hotel guests.
The Florida Keys have cancelled all their Fourth of July celebrations. Beaches and parks will also be closed with road access to beaches being limited to residential access only. Restaurants have also been limited to a 50% capacity. Public boat ramps will also be closed. There will also be limited vehicular traffic in Key Largo.
Miami Beach has implemented a curfew from 12:30AM to 6:00AM and restaurants will be closed for takeout and dine-in at midnight every night.
The Key Biscayne Fourth of July Parade is cancelled.