HIALEAH (CBSMiami) – Hialeah’s mayor wants the Miami-Dade’s mayor to reconsider allowing indoor dining in the county.
In a letter sent to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez said business owners in his city are suffering and he doesn’t understand why.READ MORE: Lauderhill PD Investigating Deadly Shooting
He points to Broward County, which continued to allow limited indoor dining well after Miami-Dade closed restaurant doors.READ MORE: Citizens Insurance Nears 600,000 Policies
“Well, it’s been weeks now and every day I have restaurant owners calling me, stopping by saying, ‘When can I reopen? I cannot continue doing this.’ And my answer is, ‘I haven’t heard anything from the county or the mayor.’ I know he’s very busy running his congressional campaign down south, so maybe he doesn’t have time to hear the cries of this business owners,” Hernandez said. “And when I say business owners, I mean waiters, dishwashers, families who rely on these businesses.”
Gimenez closed indoor dining back in June due to the rising number of cases of COVID-19.MORE NEWS: Florida Lawmakers Won't 'Mess With Bingo'
When the mayor announced the closure, he said indoor dining would not be allowed again until the rolling average of infection rate reached 5%.