Miami isn’t crowded anymore. Restaurants, shopping centers, schools, parks and most of the popular sights in the city have closed.
The only place people are likely to see one another is waiting to get into supermarkets, at take-out windows and in the small number of retail shops still open — and even then, everyone is hidden behind masks.
As of April 16, there have been 8,250 positive cases of COVID-19 and 183 deaths in Miami-Dade County. Nearly 60% of the state’s cases and deaths have been in South Florida. The number will grow, but how quickly and how much is anyone’s guess.
The streets of Miami are consumed by the emptiness of the metromovers and silence in the clubs. Peacocks roam the streets freely. It’s a city that we have never seen before.