PARKLAND, FL- The State of Florida is seeing a record-setting number of new Coronavirus cases as the 4th of July holiday is just a week away. The 4th of July, commonly regarded as the most popular summer holiday for gatherings and parties, will look a little different this year for Parkland residents.
For those heading to the beach, Miami-Dade County has already announced that its beaches will be closed from Friday, July 3, through Tuesday, July 7.
Broward County has not placed additional restrictions on its beaches as of now, though the county is cracking down on public establishments that are not following COVID-19 related social distancing orders. A number of businesses have been forced to close until they are able to show that county-wide mandates are being met.
Additionally, the State of Florida has banned the consumption of alcohol at bars in the wake of the Coronavirus numbers significantly increasing in the past week.
Locally, Coral Springs has canceled its 4th of July celebration at Mullins Park, and will instead hold a parade through the community from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 4.
Firework displays in Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale, Margate, and Pompano Beach, are still on for 9 p.m. in each community, and residents are being asked to watch from their homes and cars, observing social distancing guidelines.