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Statement from Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez on appellate court reinstating curfew until it rules on the case

MIAMI ( October 19, 2020 )

This afternoon, an appellate court reinstated a stay of the injunction order issued Friday in Miami-Dade County, stemming from a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the Countywide curfew, mandated by emergency order as part of our COVID-19 mitigation efforts to curb the spread of the virus. The court also granted the County’s motion for expedited review.

This means, that, pending the appeals court deciding on the matter, the curfew remains in effect and is enforceable. As we learned of this late today, the County will not be enforcing the curfew this evening, so as to make sure residents and businesses are duly informed regarding the stay.

I will be speaking with White House medical experts tomorrow and with the County’s public health experts on Wednesday to get their input, as well.

Beginning Tuesday night, the midnight-to-6 a.m. curfew will, once again, be enforced.