Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach to close beaches; restaurants and bars to close at 10 p.m. in both cities

“We have to do everything we can to minimize crowds and stop further cases of COVID-19,” Trantalis said. “We have to do everything possible to minimize crowds and unfortunately, our beautiful beaches must be part of that plan. I want to be clear that this is not an overreaction, but a way for us to help stop further cases of COVID-19 in our community. We must all do our part to save lives. This includes protecting our residents, visitors and our first responders.”