Demo for McClatchy II (Miami Herald)
Bal Harbour Village on Monday ordered visitors from 13 states to self-quarantine for two weeks after they arrive in the village and asked a group of cities in northern Miami-Dade County, including Miami Beach, to consider similar measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. The village is now requiring visitors to self-quarantine not only after arriving from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered, but also from 10 other states: California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington. Those 13 states, village officials said in an emergency order, are “areas of documented substantial community spread” of the novel coronavirus. All visitors from those states — not only by airplane, as DeSantis mandated, but by car, too — must immediately notify the Bal Harbour Police Department upon their arrival, or notify the head of their condominium association if they live on the east side of Collins Avenue.