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.

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He points to Broward County, which continued to allow limited indoor dining well after Miami-Dade closed restaurant doors.

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“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.

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When the mayor announced the closure, he said indoor dining would not be allowed again until the rolling average of infection rate reached 5%.