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Coronavirus surge prompts Miami Beach to prohibit short-term, vacation rentals

Miami Beach will close and prohibit all short-term and vacation rentals starting Thursday at 12:01 a.m. as part of the city’s modified reopening order in response to a surge in coronavirus cases.

“Short-term and vacation rentals shall cancel all existing reservations, and shall refrain from accepting new guests or making new reservations, until the Order expires or is otherwise amended,” the city said in a press release Tuesday.

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Miami Beach mayor Dan Gelber told FOX Business that local police have determined that the rentals are attracting large crowds to gather in the city.

“There’ve been too many gatherings that have not been following our mask rules and our systems and guidelines, and a lot of

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hotel rooms for the infected, ‘surge’ teams to hot spots

With coronavirus spread on the rise, Miami-Dade plans to provide free lodging for the infected and dispatch “surge” teams with masks and hand sanitizer to neighborhoods hardest hit by the virus.

The new steps announced by Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Wednesday followed news last week of a crackdown on businesses not enforcing existing mask rules. Police said Wednesday that its officers so far have closed fewer than a dozen establishments for COVID violations.

With more hospital beds filled with COVID cases and daily testing reports smashing through levels the county considers safe, Gimenez said he’s hoping a more localized response can slow the spread five weeks after he began lifting closure orders on the economy.

“This surge team will be going into neighborhoods and speaking to residents and businesses about the importance of wearing masks,” Gimenez said at an online press conference. “They’ll be knocking on doors.”

He said the

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More Than Two Dozen States Have Reported A Surge In Coronavirus Cases

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Photo credit: MarioGuti – Getty Images

From Delish

Some health experts first postulated that a second wave of coronavirus cases would rock the United States when winter arrived later this year, alongside the seasonal flu — but many are now wondering if a second outbreak is already here. After spending the better half of two months sheltering in place, Americans are eager to get back to work and into their normal routines, with governors in virtually every state rolling back stay-at-home orders while following new Centers for Disease Control guidelines on reopening non-essential businesses (some as early as the end of April). With social distancing efforts still in place at the local level, some states are showing a downward trend in new cases (including New York), while others are reporting steady cases (from Maine to Mississippi), according to CNN. But in the wake of reopenings taking place across the country,

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