A recent spike in coronavirus cases in Miami has forced the city to postpone the next phase (phase 3) of reopening, announced the Mayor of Miami. Florida is one of 22 states where new coronavirus cases have increased over the past 14 days.
Miami will not proceed with Phase 3 yet
The Florida health department reported more than 77,000 positive cases and roughly 3,000 deaths as of Monday. Suarez said that while Miami would not proceed with Phase 3 yet, government officials would not “roll back the opening or to return to a stay-at-home mandate.” The city will be planned to remain in Phase 2 while more testing is conducted.
“If we continue on this trajectory, we are going to be put in the position where we have to make tough choices,” Suarez added.
Also, travelers looking to visit Florida theme parks, beaches, or other top attractions would still need to self-quarantine for 14 days (if they are residents of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut). Delta Air Lines announced it would add almost 1,000 flights, traveling to key summer destinations in July, including popular leisure markets in Florida.