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South Florida Beaches Close For Fourth of July Weekend

Fort Lauderdale Beach is among the shores that will close over the July 4 holiday weekend due to rising case numbers of the coronavirus.
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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

South Florida officials are closing beaches for the July 4th holiday weekend as COVID-19 cases spike.

Here’s a rundown of closures for our area:

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Broward County

Broward County Mayor Dale Holness announced Monday a new emergency order to close beaches, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3 until 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 5.

Miami-Dade County

All public and private beaches will be closed, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3 until 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 6.

The county has banned parades during this time period, as well. Cities can still run fireworks shows if they adhere to social distancing and face covering requirements, according to the county's emergency order.

Monroe County

All county-owned beaches and parks will be closed, beginning at 5 p.m., Thursday, July 2. They’re slated to reopen Tuesday, July 7.

Key West announced beach closures, too. The city canceled the fireworks display, expecting big crowds for the holiday weekend.

Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner announced Monday that all public and private beaches will close, beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3 until to 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 5.

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Alexander Gonzalez is a recent graduate of the University of Miami. He majored in English and was the the editor-in-chief of The Miami Hurricane newspaper from 2014-15. He was WLRN's digital intern during summer 2015. He subscribes to too many podcasts and can't get away from covering the arts in Miami.