HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Restaurants with intricate outdoor setups to help customers social distance during the coronavirus pandemic are having to store it all. At the Taco Spot, a restaurant steps away from the beach in Hollywood, employees started to prepare as soon as customers went home.
The clock is ticking as Category 1 Hurricane Isaias moves closer to South Florida and is set to impact coastal areas on Saturday afternoon. Despite the need during the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, coronavirus test sites closed.
Port Everglades is closed to inbound ships. Drawbridges are locked down. Public parks and beaches closed. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Broward Mayor Dale Holness asked residents to prepare for flooding and power outages.
“Make sure your hurricane shutters and battery-powered radios are in good working order,” Gimenez said.
Both Miami-Dade and Broward counties have public shelters on standby that will have a lower capacity to help people social distance. Face masks…