MIAMI – Magic City Casino canceled Thursday’s Jai-Alai performances in Miami’s Flagami neighborhood after sending four players to get tested for the coronavirus.
Sandra Rodriguez, a spokesperson of the Magic City Casino, released a statement on Thursday night saying it was done in an abundance of caution.
“They will not be competing until results are received,” Rodriguez said.
Miami remains a hot zone during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Florida Department of Health’s latest report, the city recorded 16,925 were diagnosed with COVID-19.
To help reduce the spread, officers will be issuing civil penalties to repeat violators of the face mask rule in public places. The fines start at $50.
“We monitor our players with temperature checks and medical questions on a daily basis,” Rodriguez said.
EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story included an image of another South Florida casino with jai-alai. Local 10 regrets the error.