A long and constant line of cars has been seen at Marlins Stadium all day to receive tests for COVID 19 and this afternoon another to receive food for Thanksgiving, two concerns that come together this week.
The mayor of the city of Miami and the new mayor of Miami Dade County supported this distribution of food so that families in need can celebrate Thanksgiving and hope they do so safely.
“We know that they are suffering, and that these turkeys and meals are going to help them, but they have to remember to wear the masks and maintain social distance especially on holidays,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava .
Before the Miami Marlins-sponsored distribution, the mayors met in a conference call with President-elect Joe Biden and the United States City Mayors conference to discuss the increase in coronavirus cases across the country.
“He wants us to have the necessary funds to control the pandemic in schools. And the experts at the national level to advise cities to have the necessary rules,” said the mayor of MIami, Francis Suárez.
A bipartisan group of mayors from South Florida came together last week to ask Gov. Ron DeSantis to give them back local control of measures to try to control the pandemic. The governor has not responded.
“It continues to be a problem because we do not have the necessary address and as long as that problem exists, cases will continue to rise and now that the holidays are coming, even more problems may occur,” warned Dr. Aileen Marty, a specialist in infectious diseases.
For her part, the mayor of Miami Dade County told us that she has not yet been able to speak with the governor of Florida, but she has been able to speak with the director of State Emergencies and tomorrow she is going to call a press conference with more information at the county level. on his handling of the coronavirus.