Miami Beach Observes Varying Degrees of Social Distancing

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Karli Evans
On Tuesday, March 17, after orders from Gov. Ron DeSantis for all Florida bars and nightclubs to close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., South Beach observed varying degrees of social distancing. Washington Avenue and Ocean Drive were scattered with groups of spring break tourists who didn't seem bothered by the threat of a global pandemic. Miami Beach Police posted in squads along the barricades blocking Lummus Park. Española Way maintained moderate crowds enjoying a late dinner, and the walk-up window at Sunny's on Collins Avenue was packed. Lincoln Road, however, was almost completely empty and eerily quiet with outside cafés stacked and restaurants closed up. Photography by Karli Evans.