Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said “all options have to be on the table” when asked if he would consider implementing another stay-at-home order for the Florida city as Covid-19 cases rise.
“I hope we don't get to that point, but you can't discount that option as a possibility,” he told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.
As of last night, the city of Miami is now mandating the wearing of face masks in public. Suarez said that he would recommend a mask mandate across the entire state.
“Frankly, we really don't want to have to go backwards and undo some of the openings and potentially reimpose a stay-at-home order,” Suarez said.
Florida has seen a sharp rise in coronavirus cases over the past week, particularly among younger people.
“The state is four times greater than the high-water mark in March. … In Miami-Dade County, we’re twice as intense as we were in March,” Suarez said.
The mayor, who tested positive for Covid-19 back in March, attributes the increase to complacency of some residents after the city reopened in late May.
“People believed this thing was over,” he said.