Entries by Laura Dominguez

Miami Beach Parks Open, But Leaders Forced To Close South Pointe Over Social Distancing Rule Breakers

… City Commissioner Mark Samuelian is proposing a city resolution in hopes of persuading county leaders to allow condos and apartments to open pools. “It’s a place for people to enjoy the outdoors. Frankly, I think that would help alleviate some of the pressure that we’ve had, for example at South Pointe Park,” the commissioner […]

Miami Beach partners with private clinic to offer in-home COVID-19 tests for seniors

Home-bound seniors in Miami Beach who show COVID-19 symptoms can now request in-home testing through a private clinic that has partnered with the city to make coronavirus tests available to residents ages 65 and up. MedRite Urgent Care, which operates the only drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Miami Beach, is expected to begin senior testing on Monday […]

Coronavirus Florida: Beaches in South Beach in Miami closed, spring break declared ‘over’

… Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian said battling coronavirus is hard enough. But when you add large, energetic crowds and alcohol — not the disinfecting kind — into the mix, strong measures are needed to protect public safety, he said. “It is certainly unprecedented,” he said. “We’re trying to keep people as healthy as possible, […]