MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The City of Miami Beach is taking measures to keep people safe during Spring Break following a pair of fatal shootings.
The city announced on Sunday that due to the shootings and “excessively large and unruly crowds,” it ordered a state of emergency and would be instituting an 11:59 p.m. curfew Sunday night.
The curfew will stand until 6 a.m. and will be imposed for an area of Miami Beach bounded by 23rd Street and Dade Boulevard to the north (including properties fronting the north side of 23rd Street or Dade Boulevard), Government Cut to the south, Biscayne Bay to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
City Manager Alina Hudak intends to impose a similar curfew beginning on Thursday and continuing through the weekend, until Monday, March 27, but that curfew will be discussed during a commission meeting on Monday.
Commercial businesses have been instructed that any patrons they admit must leave by 11:59 p.m.
Hotels can continue normal business operations past the curfew but only to service hotel guests.
Restaurants and other non-hotel businesses can stay open past the curfew, but only to take delivery orders, according to a release from the city, and no takeout or pickup service will be allowed during the curfew.
The full details of the Miami Beach curfew can be found in the release below: