Miami-Dade to send out emergency text alert reminding residents to stay home

MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami-Dade County officials are preparing to send out another emergency text alert related to the COVID-19 crisis.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez said in a video message the alert will remind residents that they’re “Safer at Home.”

It will also urge residents to continue to maintain a 6 feet distance from others.

The alert comes after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday.

A similar order was already in effect for Miami-Dade.

Residents should only go out to perform essential activities like getting groceries, gas or medicine.

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