Miami’s enforcement of pandemic curfew starts again this weekend


MIAMI – Miami’s midnight curfew is back this weekend, so celebrating New Year’s Eve in the city this year could mean having to plan ahead for a sleepover.

Police officers will be enforcing Miami-Dade County’s midnight to 6 a.m. curfew more aggressively in Miami. This is after the city commissioners unanimously agreed on Thursday to start doing so amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Commissioner Joe Carollo, who represents District 3, which includes Little Havana and West Brickell, introduced a resolution after evidence surfaced that some revelers in the city’s nightlife scene were ignoring the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ suspension of fines order prevents the city from collecting any fines or fees related to violations of coronavirus safety guidelines.

Miami code enforcement officers are able to issue citations and order a business closed. Officers are able to issue citations and Miami-Dade County can aim to collect the fines later.

Please note – beginning this weekend, the City of Miami will enforce the Miami-Dade County curfew from 12AM – 6AM nightly.

— City of Miami (@CityofMiami) December 11, 2020

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