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Broward, Palm Beach counties join Miami-Dade in closing beaches during the holiday weekend

County officials stress they are trying to limit the spread of COVID-19.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Beaches in Broward and Palm Beach counties will be closed during the Fourth of July holiday weekend as COVID-19 cases continue to spike.

They join those in Miami-Dade County that are slated to close.

Broward Mayor Dale Holness confirmed to WFOR-TV the beaches will be off-limits to the public from Friday, July 3, to the 5th.

Palm Beach County Mayor made the announcement Sunday on CNN, with an order coming Monday, according to WPEC-TV.

Miami-Dade's order runs through July 3-7, but Mayor Carlos Giménez said it could be extended if conditions do not improve.

"As we continue to see more COVID-19 positive test results among young adults and rising hospitalizations, I have decided that the only prudent thing to do to tamp down this recent uptick is to crack down on recreational activities that put our overall community at higher risk," Giménez said in a statement.

Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

People who do not wear a mask or disregard Miami-Dade's social distancing guidelines are subject to fines up to $500 and 180 days in jail.

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