At Monday’s sunshine meeting, Commissioner Mike Mena asked his colleagues and the manager thoughts on opening-up the COVID-19 testing site on LeJeune in front of Havana Harry’s. Mena said the city agreed when they closed the site that if cases surged again and there was a need that the city could re-open the site.
Mayor Raul Valdes Fauli was apprehensive and cited that when the site was open many residents made appointments and did not show. Mena suggested the city pass-through costs to residents to make it equitable. The commission agreed and the manager is to explore options.
However, the site was closed as the number of reported cases in Coral Gables was reduced to an average of 1 per day. Currently, the City has seen its largest increase, with 103 new reported cases over the last 6 days.
There was no discussion or foresight on contact tracing or antibody testing.