Coral Gables joined numerous other South Florida cities this week mandating that masks must be worn in public to try to slow the continued spread of COVID-19.
Only a week after the City sent out an email stating that only those with underlying health issues and over 65 should wear masks and take precautions, Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli signed a new executive order mandating that everyone above 2 years of age must wear a mask in public in Coral Gables, if you cannot social distance.
Concern has grown over the last week as COVID-19 numbers in Coral Gables have followed the County and State trend. The City had 10 new cases on Wednesday, the second highest day since the pandemic began. The City has now reached 216 cases all-time and 59 new cases since June 12th.
The numbers throughout South Florida have been spiking and this week, Homestead Hospital announced it had no availability for new patients and was sending new patients to South Miami and Baptist Hospitals.