Miami To Fine People Up To $500 For Not Wearing A Mask, Will Close Beaches On 4th Of July Weekend

On Saturday nearly 10,000 Florida residents tested positive for Coronavirus, which is a record high for the state.

Miami has been the hardest hit city in the state with over 1,500 new cases being reported on Saturday and local leaders are beginning to scramble to enact laws in an effort to combat the spread of the virus.

On Friday, Miami Dade city council passed an emergency mandate that would see people get fined up to $500 for not wearing a mask in public.


People without masks in public will first be issued a verbal warning, while a city worker will provide them with a free mask, the city said on its website. The next offense carries a $50 fine, while a third offense costs $150. A fourth offense will carry a fine of $500 — and a promise to appear in court, according to the Miami Herald, which noted that the city won’t send unpaid fines to collection agencies.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also made the decision to close all beaches in the city on 4th of July weekend

If things continue to get worse in Miami Gimenez is promising to shut down the city again.