Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:39 PM EST
By TAMARA LUSH and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, AP
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Despite reopenings around Florida, some cities and businesses are hesitant about welcoming the public, saying they want to take things slow due to lingering safety concerns. It’s a delicate balance, especially for small business owners who have been closed since mid-March. Business owners say there are still too many unknowns. Miami Beach and the city of Miami are delaying opening retail, hair salons and barbershops until later this week and restaurants until later this month, but elsewhere, many businesses are allowed to reopen. Florida has had more than 45,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus resulting in about 2,000 deaths, according to state statistics provided on Tuesday.