On March 20 the City of Miami Beach declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew four nights a week (Thursday-Sunday) till April 12. Restrictions to access the area were also put in place, but residents, hotel guests, and employees of local businesses are exempt from the closure. Nonetheless, those restrictions have an impact on those trying to access their homes and workplaces past 8 pm.
High volumes of traffic are still seen at night, mainly from residents heading back home, and tourists with late flights trying to access the area. Visitors trying to go to Ocean Drive to get to know the main bars and restaurants of the area can only go before 8 pm, and families with planned trips are questioning whether to come to Miami Beach or not.
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