Fort Lauderdale, Florida – With strict rules and warnings in place, Fort Lauderdale saw a less crowded beach than normal this Labor Day weekend.

Traditionally Labor Day, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July are all very busy holiday’s that draw hoards of crowds to South Florida Beaches.

In hopes of fighting the pandemic, officers were out strictly enforcing face masks and social distancing on the beaches in South Florida, however many people didn’t visit the beach this holiday.

On Friday, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington projected there will be an outbreak that will peak in early December. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, cautioned this Labor Day weekend is critical, but having fun is still possible.

Gimenez said the 10 p.m. curfew, fines and other rules will remain in effect. Browad Sheriff Gregory Tony said deputies and code enforcement officers will be out enforcing the preventive measures.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation officers warned they will also be enforcing safety measures in the water.

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