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Official copies of the Mayor's emergency orders are available by contacting the Clerk's Office.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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Sept. 30
Extends the Declaration of a State of Local Emergency for an additional period commencing on October 1, 2020, that will continue in effect for seven days if not cancelled before that period of time.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 29-20
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Sept. 29
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 2020, this order amends Emergency Order 29-20 to allow for team competitions in all sports and to clarify that that facial coverings will be required in parks and other outdoor spaces with certain exemptions. The order states that facial coverings shall not be required while actively engaging in an organized sport, playing tennis, or while swimming or otherwise in a pool, ocean, or other body of water. For purposes of this exemption, organized sport means a sport such as soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, boxing, and other recognized sport that is part of an established athletic league or part of an organized program (municipal or otherwise). The facial covering exemption for organized sports includes training and practice sessions and matches, but prior to commencing and immediately upon concluding a training or practice session or a match, individuals must wear facial coverings. Individuals who are exercising in their personal capacity and not training as part of an organized sport (i.e., participating in a regular fitness class, using gym equipment as part of a workout, including with a personal trainer or coach, or playing a sport for leisure, excepting tennis) do not fall within the definition of "organized sport" and are not exempted from using facial coverings. All persons, except for members of the same household, shall observe social and physical distancing, both within groups and with others. Bleachers shall not be open to spectators where sports team formal competitions and league play is permitted. The order also allows the opening of playgrounds and other mechanical equipment, so long as all high-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected daily at least daily with CDC-approved cleaners, and facial coverings must be worn and social/physical distancing between people from different households must be maintained.

Emergency Order 30-20
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Sept. 26

Effective immediately, and in conformance with the Governor of Florida’s Executive Order Number 20-244, this order rescinds County Emergency Orders 01-20; 16-20, as amended; and 28-20, as amended; and authorizes every retail and commercial establishment and any other establishment or facility in the County to open provided that each such establishment complies with specific capacity, social distancing and other requirements, including the applicable activity-specific requirements in the “Moving To A New Normal Handbook,” attached as Exhibit A, as amended; the facial covering requirements in Emergency Order 20-20, as amended; and the entry of County or municipal personnel onto the establishment’s property for the sole purpose of inspection for compliance with this order. Specific to restaurants and other food service establishments, this order permits a minimum occupancy of 50 percent, without limitation, and states that these establishments shall be allowed to operate at up to 100 percent capacity if the restaurant: (1) ensures six feet of distance between tables; (2) ensures that no more than six persons (or ten persons if in the same household) sit at a table; and (3) ensures that persons not actively eating or drinking are wearing masks.

Affidavit for Local State of Emergency
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Sept. 23
This affidavit is presented in compliance with Ordinance No. 20-87 as explanation for the current extension of the Local State of Emergency that the Mayor originally declared on March 12, 2020. Additional affidavits in compliance with Ordinance No. 20-87 will follow every 15 days as necessary.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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Sept. 23
Extends the Declaration of a State of Local Emergency for an additional period commencing on September 24, 2020, that will continue in effect for seven days if not cancelled before that period of time.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 28-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 30-20
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Sept. 23
Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on September 24, 2020, this order amends the New Normal Guidebook (see Exhibit A) to allow for live performances, provided performers are no less than ten feet from patrons at all times and such patrons observe such performances from tables or stationary seats.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 29-20
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Sept. 17
Effective as of 12:01 p.m. on September 18, 2020, this amendment allows for limited competitive play, including scrimmages, but not organized inter-team sports or league games; this amendment also requires facial coverings to be worn on athletic fields.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 28-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 30-20
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Sept. 17
Effective as of 12:01 p.m. on September 18, 2020, this amendment allows the opening of movie theaters, concert houses, convention spaces, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, and indoor amusement facilities, subject to the requirements of the New Normal Guidebook (see Exhibit A); this amendment allows for indoor consumption of food and beverages within movie theaters, concert houses, convention spaces, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, casinos, and indoor amusement facilities only in designated areas, subject to the requirements of the New Normal Guidebook; this amendment also allows for live performances, provided performers are no less than ten feet from patrons at all times and such patrons observe such performances from tables or stationary seats.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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Sept. 16
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 27-20
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Sept. 12
Effective September 14, 2020, this amendment sets the Countywide curfew at 11:00 p.m. instead of 10:00 p.m.

Emergency Order 29-20
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Sept. 12
Effective as of 6:00 a.m. on September 14, 2020, this order cancels Emergency Order 21-20, as amended, and restates rules for operations of parks and other recreational spaces, boats, and golf courses. This order allows parks to stay open until 10:00 p.m., and allows for limited competitive play, but not organized inter-team sports or league games; provides standards for tour boats and other non-fishing charter vessels, and provides for revised maximum occupancy standards for vessels larger than 36 feet; and allows operation of outdoor amusement and outdoor recreational facilities, with restrictions. Effective as of 6:00 a.m. on September 14, 2020, this order also this cancels Emergency Order 5-20 to allow for operations of common use moped, motorized scooter, bicycle or motorized bicycle or micromobility device in accordance with the New Normal Handbook.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 27-20
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Sept. 9
Effective September 10, 2020, this amendment allows persons to be out after curfew if they are traveling to or from certain sporting events or religious services.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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Sept. 9
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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Sept. 2
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Emergency Order 28-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 30-20
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Aug. 28
Effective as of August 31, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., this order rescinds Emergency Order 23-20 and 26-20, and replaces those orders with a new 28-20, along with the orders’ amendments. Among other provisions, Emergency Order 28-20 allows indoor dining restaurants to operate at 50 percent capacity, with six people maximum at a table, social distancing and facial coverings. The restaurants are required to run their HVAC systems with the fans "on" while people are in the establishments and to keep doors and windows open to maximize the circulation of fresh air. Casinos will also be allowed to re-open, following the same rules they previously followed, but adding the restriction that consumption of food and beverages can only take place in areas designated for eating. Food and drinks will be prohibited at the gaming tables or slot machines.

Amendment No. 4 to Emergency Order 18-20
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Aug. 28
Effective as of August 29, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., this amendment no. 4 to Emergency Order 18-20 requires hospitals to provide information only once daily, as opposed to twice daily, and no longer requires reporting of certain demographic information.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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Aug. 27
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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Aug. 19
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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Aug. 12
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Amendment No. 4 to Emergency Order 21-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 29-20
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Aug. 5
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on August 6, 2020, this amendment allows for dogs to be off leash at dog parks.

Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Order 26-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
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Aug. 5
Clarifies that after a tropical storm or hurricane warning has been issued, or after a declaration of a state of emergency due to a tropical storm or a hurricane, that hotels, motels or other commercial lodging establishments may allow in-person dining at on-premises restaurants, may exceed social distancing requirements in ballrooms and meeting rooms for the purposes of providing temporary sheltering or for other emergency purposes arising from the tropical storm or hurricane; and clarifies that short term vacation rentals where otherwise permitted that are located in any structure operated in whole or in part as a hotel or a condominium may accept daily rentals, as those short term vacation rentals are not commonly used for large gatherings or parties.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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Aug. 5
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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July 29
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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July 22
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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July 15
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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July 8
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 26-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
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July 7
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on July 9, 2020, Emergency Order 26-20 is amended to close banquet halls, both stand alone and incident to any hotel or other establishment; and ballrooms, both stand alone and incident to any hotel or other establishment; to require masks or facial coverings to be worn when inside gyms and fitness centers; to limit restaurants and cafeterias to outdoor service only for on-site consumption between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day, and require that such outdoor on-premises service cease at 10 p.m., but to provide that such establishments may operate their kitchens between the hours of 10 p.m. each night and 6 a.m. the next morning only for the purpose of providing delivery, pick-up, room service, or take out services; and to further impose a maximum daytime and overnight occupancy for short-term vacation rentals of up to a maximum of two persons per bedroom plus two additional persons per property not to exceed a maximum of ten persons, and to prohibit new rental agreements entered into except on a monthly basis.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 26-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
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July 3
Commencing at 12:01 a.m. on July 4, 2020, amends Emergency Order 26-20 to close outdoor amusement facilities, adult theaters, special cabarets, and unlicensed massage establishments.

Emergency Order 27-20
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July 2
Commencing on July 3, 2020, orders that a curfew is imposed for all of Miami-Dade County, including incorporated and unincorporated areas, effective from 10 p.m. each night through 6 a.m. the next morning, until cancelled or revised.  During the period of such curfew, no person shall make use of any street or sidewalk for any purpose, except police, fire rescue, first responder, medical, health care, media, and utility repair service personnel. In addition, the curfew shall not apply to persons: working at essential establishments listed in attached exhibit A; returning directly to their homes from work at essential establishments or going directly to work at essential establishments from their homes; making deliveries from essential establishments; and walking their dogs within 250 feet of their residences. 

Emergency Order 26-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
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July 2
Commencing at 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020, orders that all of the following shall be closed in Miami-Dade County: movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, indoor amusement facilities, and casinos (except casinos on sovereign tribal land).

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 20-20
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July 2
Effective as of 9 a.m. on July 2, 2020, Emergency Order 20-20 is amended to state that all persons throughout Miami-Dade County shall wear a mask or other facial covering when in public. Masks and other facial coverings shall not be required: at or inside a private residence; inside a private automobile; at or inside any religious institution, without limitation; inside a hotel, motel, or commercial lodging establishment guest room, or inside any apartment; of children under the age of two years; of persons who cannot wear a mask or facial covering due to an existing medical condition; of an individual who is hearing impaired or an individual who is communicating with an individual who is hearing impaired; where federal or state safety or health regulations prohibit the wearing of facial coverings; of persons actively engaged in strenuous physical activity, either inside or outdoors; of persons swimming or engaged in other activities which may cause the facial covering to become wet; while persons are actively eating, drinking, or smoking; and while a person is receiving services which require access to that person’s nose or mouth.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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July 1
Extends the Declaration of a State of Local Emergency for an additional period commencing on July 2, 2020, that will continue in effect for seven days if not cancelled before that period of time.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 25-20
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June 30
Replaces and restates Emergency Order 25-20 to require hotels, motels and commercial lodging establishments to do the following commencing at 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 and extending through 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2020: close pools between the hours of 8 p.m. each night and 6 a.m. the next morning; limit the use of pools to guests staying in rooms at the establishment, and overall capacity to 50 percent of the pool deck capacity; not permit alcohol consumption or sales on pool decks prior to 11 a.m.; only permit guests staying at the establishment to access rooms, and to strictly observe room occupancy limits; to state that hotels, motels, and commercial lodging establishments which violate those requirements shall close their pool and pool deck until 12:01 a.m., July 7, 2020.

Amendment No. 5 to Emergency Order 23-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
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June 30
Commencing on July 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., restaurants and other food service establishments with seating for more than eight people shall close for on-premises dining between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. each day. Notwithstanding the foregoing, such establishments may operate their kitchens for the purpose of providing delivery services, pick-up or take out services. Employees, janitorial personnel, contractors, and delivery personnel shall be allowed access to such establishments at all times.

Emergency Order 25-20
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June 28

Commencing at 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 and extending through 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2020 and notwithstanding any other emergency order to the contrary, all public and private beaches shall be closed in Miami-Dade County. Additionally, no parades shall be allowed during this time period. Municipal firework shows may take place during this time period but only in strict compliance with the social distancing and facial covering requirements of Emergency Order 10-20 and Emergency Order 21-20, as amended. Per Emergency Order 21-20, parks must close by 8 p.m.

Amendment No. 4 to Emergency Order 23-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
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June 28
Effective as of 11:59 p.m., on June 29, 2020, amends Emergency Order 23-20 to make changes to the attestation process for establishments that are in violation and amends Exhibit B; states that no establishment permitted to open that serves alcohol shall sell alcohol for on-site consumption between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. each day; and states that hookah lounges shall remain closed.

Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Order 18-20
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June 28
Effective immediately, changes the contact information for certain persons interested in placement at hotels for quarantine purposes.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 18-20
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June 24
Effective as of 12:01 a.m., on June 25, 2020, amends Emergency Order 18-20 to require hospitals to provide certain additional demographic information and information twice daily, as opposed to only once; and also instructs hospitals to inform both COVID-19 patients that do not require hospitalization, and individuals who have been tested for COVID-19 but are awaiting test results, that the County has hotel space available for voluntary quarantine, if desired by such individual.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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June 24
Extends the Declaration of a State of Local Emergency for an additional period commencing on June 25, 2020, that will continue in effect for seven days if not cancelled before that period of time.

Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Order 23-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
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June 19
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 20, 2020, amends Emergency Order 23-20 to state that an establishment that falls out of compliance with this order shall immediately close, and that such business may reopen only upon (1) taking 24 hours to review this order and taking all necessary measures to come into compliance with its requirements; and (2) executing the attestation attached hereto as Exhibit B demonstrating that the review has been completed and the measures have been taken, and submitting the executed affidavit by email to [email protected] or by mail to Special Patrol Bureau/Incident Management Team 1501 N.W. 79th Avenue, Doral, Florida 33126.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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June 17
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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June 10
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Order 21-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 29-20
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June 7
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 8, 2020, amends Emergency Order 21-20 to allow for the use of gyms, recreation buildings, campgrounds, skate parks, and concessions at parks; clarifies that while dog parks may open, dogs must remain on leashes; allows for sports skills practice and drills at parks, and competitive doubles tennis; allows charter vessels to carry passengers consistent with vessel size; and clarifies that jet ski rentals may accommodate two riders from the same family.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 23-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
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June 4
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 8, 2020, this amendment reopens banquet halls, gyms, fitness centers, summer camps, youth activities, massage studios or parlors, and tattoo parlors, if operated in accordance with the Moving to A New Normal Handbook (see Exhibit A) and Emergency Order 23-20 (HTML | PDF); and provides a process for the opening of movie theaters, bowling alleys, amusement facilities, casinos, and other high risk but individually unique entertainment establishments.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 21-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 29-20
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June 4
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 8, 2020, this amendment allows summer camps and youth sports to be conducted in conformance with Emergency Order 23-20, as amended, and the Moving to A New Normal Handbook  incorporated into that order. The amendment also allows the opening of dog parks.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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June 3
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Emergency Order 24-20
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May 31
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 1, 2020, orders the following: public pools, including pools in municipal parks, may be open to the public if operated in accordance with the standards set for pools set forth in Emergency Order 23-20, as amended; banquet facilities and other event venues may be open to the public if operated at fifty percent of their rated capacity, and in accordance with the standards for hotel convention and banquet facilities set forth in Emergency Order 23-20, as amended; cancels Emergency Order 02-20 (HTML | PDF); cancels Emergency Order 03-20 (HTML | PDF); cancels Emergency Order 04-20 (HTML | PDF); cancels Emergency Order 06-20 (HTML | PDF); cancels Emergency Order 07-20 (HTML | PDF); cancels Emergency Order 13-20 (HTML | PDF); cancels Emergency Order 15-20 (HTML | PDF); cancels Emergency Order 17-20 (HTML | PDF); and cancels Emergency Order 09-20 (HTML | PDF), except that Short Term Vacation Rentals may not operate except in conformance with a plan as approved by the Governor pursuant to Executive Order 20-123 and following the guidelines for hotels and accommodations in the "Moving To A New Normal Handbook."

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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May 27
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 21-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 29-20
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May 27
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 1, 2020, amends paragraphs 7 and 8 of Emergency Order 21-20 to delete references to beach closures. 

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 23-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
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May 27
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 1, 2020, amends paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Emergency Order 23-20 to reopen beaches, swimming pools, and hotels, subject to social distancing and other requirements; to clarify that social distancing requirements do not apply to families residing together; to revise requirements relating to how an establishment must respond to positive COVID-19 cases at such establishment; and to clarify that facial coverings do not have to be worn while eating or drinking.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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May 20
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Emergency Order 23-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
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May 15

Effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, orders the opening of certain retail and commercial establishments in Miami-Dade County, conditioned on compliance with provisions set forth in Exhibit A (The Handbook). Orders that the following establishments remain closed: bars, pubs, night clubs, banquet halls, cocktail lounges, cabarets, and breweries, except for take-out or delivery services as authorized pursuant to Emergency Order 03-20 (HTML | PDF); movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, gymnasiums, and fitness studios; hotels and commercial lodging establishments, except as operated pursuant to Emergency Order 09-20 (HTML | PDF), as amended; pools and hot tubs, except as authorized in Emergency Order 16-20 (HTML | PDF), as amended; tattoo parlors; and massage parlors. Allows for restaurants in the unincorporated municipal service area that comply with certain requirements to provide outdoor dining areas in accordance with the provisions set forth in Exhibit B.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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May 13
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 15-20
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May 8
Effective as of 6 p.m. on May 8, 2020, Emergency Order 15-20 is amended so as not to preclude the use of facilities owned or leased by a professional sports franchise, solely by employees of such franchise for training purposes; however, prior to and as a precondition of engaging in such training, the franchise shall submit to and have approved by the County a plan addressing the franchise’s approach to mitigating COVID-19 risk at the facility through social distancing, periodic testing, or both.

Emergency Order 22-20

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May 6

Effective as of 6 p.m. on May 6, 2020, orders all residential health care facilities in the unincorporated and incorporated areas of Miami-Dade County to report, if requested by the County, the following information: How many COVID-19 positive patients are currently residing at the facility; How many COVID-19 positive staff are employed by the facility, and for each such employee, the date they were last in the facility; The total number of residents currently hospitalized due to COVID-19; The total number of deaths due to COVID-19, if any, among former residents of the facility. When making the first report, facilities are to report: the number of COVID-19 positive cases among patients the facility has had to-date; the number of patient deaths attributed to COVID19 to-date; and the number of COVID-19 positive cases among staff to-date.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency for an additional period in Miami-Dade County
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May 6
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency for an additional period in Miami-Dade County
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April 29
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Emergency Order 21-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 29-20
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April 27
Effective as of 6 a.m. on April 29, 2020, orders the opening, with restrictions, of parks, golf courses, marinas and boat ramps.

Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 15-20
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April 27
Effective as of 6 a.m. on April 29, 2020, amends Emergency Order 15-20 to conform with the provisions of Emergency Order 21-20.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 18-20
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April 25
Paragraph 1 of Emergency Order 18-20 is hereby amended and restated as follows: Each hospital shall report to [email protected] on a daily basis by 10:15 a.m., the following information to the County: (1) current staffed inventory of General Acute Care beds (does not include OB, pediatric or specialty/rehab); (2) current staffed inventory of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds; (3) total number of unused beds at the hospital which could be converted used to ICU beds; (4) total number of beds that can be converted to General Acute Care beds; (5) total number of ventilators available for immediate deployment; (6) total number of ventilators on standby; (7) total number of respirators and/or anesthesia machines that can be converted to serve as ventilators; (8) total COVID-19 patients admitted; (9) COVID-19 positive patients in ICU beds; (10) COVID-19 positive patients in non-ICU beds; (11) COVID-19 patients currently on a ventilator, (12) new COVID-19 patients admitted since the prior day’s reporting; and (13) COVID-19 patients discharged since the prior days reporting.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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April 23
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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April 15
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Emergency Order 20-20
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April 9
Orders the following effective as of 11:59 p.m. on April 9, 2020: Persons working in or visiting grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible shall wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC. A facial covering includes any covering which snugly covers the face and mouth, whether store bought or homemade, and which is secured with ties or ear loops. Examples of compliant home-made masks may be found on the CDC's website. Persons should not utilize N95 rated masks, as those are critical supplies for health care workers, police, fire, emergency management, or other persons engaged in life/safety activities. Persons who wear masks should review the CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines regarding safely applying, removing, and cleaning masks. A mask shall not be required for children under two or persons who have trouble breathing due to a chronic pre-existing condition.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 14-20
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April 9
Paragraph 2 of Emergency Order 14-20 is hereby amended and restated as follows: County employees shall not provide building code inspection services to the public except in accordance with the provisions of this order. To allow for the continuation of construction consistent with the public health, safety and welfare, and in consultation with the Miami-Dade County Building Official, the County hereby adopts the modified emergency procedures which are attached to this order as Exhibit 1.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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April 8
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Emergency Order 19-20
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April 4
Orders the following effective immediately: All persons outside their homes are encouraged to wear a cloth facial covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines, including cloth masks. Persons choosing to use masks are encouraged to review and comply with the CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines on personal protective equipment. Persons should not utilize N95 rated masks, as those are critical supplies for health care workers, police, fire, emergency management or other persons engaged in life/safety activities.

Emergency Order 18-20
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April 4
Orders the following effective as of 11:59 p.m. April 4, 2020: Each hospital shall report to [email protected] on a daily basis by 10:15am and 7:15pm, the following information to the County: (1) current staffed inventory of General Acute Care beds (does not include OB, pediatric or specialty/rehab); (2) current staffed inventory of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds; (3) total number of unused beds at the hospital which could be converted used to ICU beds; (4) total number of beds that can be converted to General Acute Care beds; (5) total number of ventilators available for immediate deployment; (6) total number of ventilators on standby; (7) total number of respirators and/or anesthesia machines that can be converted to serve as ventilators; (8) total COVID-19 patients admitted; (9) COVID-19 positive patients in ICU beds; (10) COVID-19 positive patients in non-ICU beds; (11) COVID-19 patients currently on a ventilator, (12) new COVID-19 patients admitted since the prior day's reporting; and (13) COVID-19 patients discharged since the prior days reporting.

  • Daily Hospital Report (Oct. 1, 2020)
    Now included as part of the daily Moving to a New Normal Dashboard report, located on miamidade.gov/newnormal. This data has been collected and compiled based on Emergency Order 18-20, as of the time noted. The information is submitted by the respective facilities and has not been audited.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 16-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 30-20
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April 4
Paragraph 1 of Emergency Order 16-20 is amended as follows: Notwithstanding and prevailing over anything in this order to the contrary, providers may offer basic, supportive and optional services, as defined in section 429.901, Florida Statutes, to persons at that person’s residence, if provision of such services is otherwise authorized by law.

Emergency Order 17-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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April 2
Orders the following: All essential commercial and retail establishments, as defined in Emergency Order 07-20, which provide unpackaged food for consumption, shall limit capacity and monitor entrances and exits to reduce their maximum occupancy load by 50 percent in those areas where food is sold; close all salad bars and other self-serve food stations with the exception of prepackaged, "grab and go" items; and not distribute free samples or conduct tastings. All essential businesses are encouraged, subject to availability of necessary sanitizing products to: provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers for use by customers and employees; provide disinfecting wipes at points of entrance, cash registers and/or other appropriate locations, for customers to disinfect carts, shopping baskets or point of sale terminals, or, alternatively designate staff responsible for disinfecting carts, shopping baskets, point of sale terminals, and other areas as frequently as possible; and implement procedures for custodial or janitorial staff to sanitize frequent touchpoints throughout the day, including point of sale terminals at registers, conveyor belts, door handles, door plates, shelves and other appropriate locations. All essential businesses are also encouraged to allow employees to wear masks, gloves or other personal protective equipment.

State of Florida Executive Order 20-91
April 1
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a Safer at Home Executive Order.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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April 1
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Emergency Order 16-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 30-20
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March 31
Orders the following: Adult Day Cares within the unincorporated and incorporated areas of the County are hereby ordered to close, or otherwise cease all programs to deliver personal services to the elderly, effective April 3, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Notwithstanding, staff employed at such sites may continue business operations which do not involve the delivery of personal services to the elderly population. This order does not apply to Assisted Living Facilities as defined under section 429.02, Florida Statutes or Nursing Homes as defined in section 400.021 Florida statutes.

Emergency Order 15-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 31
Orders the following: All pools, hot tubs, golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, fitness centers, gymnasiums and other common use amenities, whether of a commercial or non-commercial nature, are closed for all purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this order does not apply to any pool, hot tub, tennis court, basketball court, fitness center, gymnasium or other amenity located: (a) on a single family residential lot, or, (b) at any townhouse, duplex, or villa, and which is for the exclusive recreational or leisure use of the inhabitants of such individual dwelling unit. This order supersedes Emergency Orders 03-20, 06-20, and 09-20 to the extent inconsistent herewith.   

Emergency Order 14-20
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March 28
Orders the following: All laws, statutes, codes and regulations relating to County employees performing building code functions are suspended, including, but not limited to, the review of plans, issuance of permits, performance of inspections and issuance of certificates of occupancy and completion and temporary certificates of occupancy, and all activities related thereto. Further suspends all laws applicable to the County which are inconsistent with the provisions of this order, including, but not limited to, the requirements to receive and process manually executed plans and the qualifications of personnel to perform building code related services. County employees shall not provide building code inspection services to the public except in accordance with the provisions of this order. To allow for the continuation of construction consistent with the public health, safety and welfare, and in consultation with the Miami-Dade County Building Official, the County hereby adopts the emergency procedures which are attached to this order as Exhibit 1. Applies to the Unincorporated Municipal Services Area (UMSA) of Miami-Dade County and all other areas within municipalities under the jurisdiction of the Miami-Dade County Building Official. Does not and is not intended to bind municipal Building Officials' performance of building code related services within the areas of their jurisdiction.

Emergency Order 13-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 27
Orders that all establishments defined as essential commercial or retail establishment in Emergency Order 07-20, as amended from time to time, shall use reasonable efforts to ensure that customers and employees on site maintain appropriate social distancing, as recommended by the current CDC guidance, particularly in checkout, pick-up or take-out areas, and also in employee breakrooms and common use areas. Reasonable efforts may include, but are not limited to, marking floors at appropriate intervals or providing other visible systems to allow persons to maintain proper social distancing.

Emergency Order 12-20
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March 26
Orders that the totality of Emergency Orders issued by Miami-Dade County, as may be amended or issued from time to time, shall be referred to as the SAFER AT HOME protocols. All residents and visitors are urged to remain in their homes other than to engage in essential activities, as allowed through previous Emergency Orders.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency for an additional period in Miami-Dade County
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March 25
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Emergency Order 11-20
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March 25
Urges persons over 65 years of age to stay home and take such other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Urges persons that have a serious underlying medical condition that places them at a high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 to stay at home and take other such measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Consistent with CDC guidance, such conditions include, but are not limited to, chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma; serious heart conditions; immunocompromised status, including those in cancer treatment; and severe obesity. Urges employers to allow employees who are over 65 years of age, or that have a serious underlying medical condition that places them at a high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, the ability to work from home if able; in the alternative employers are urged to provide flexibility with leave time to ensure such employees are protected. Urges employers to allow any employees who are able to work remotely the ability to do so.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 09-20 (no new reservations for hotels, motels, short-term vacation rentals) - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 25
Commencing March 26, hotels, motels, short-term vacation rentals and other commercial lodging establishments shall not (i) accept any occupants, regardless of when reservations were made, or (ii) extend existing reservations, for persons other than essential lodgers.

Emergency Order 10-20
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March 24
Orders that no group of 10 or more individuals shall gather on a public street, alley, public way, sidewalk or government facility open to the public in Miami-Dade County. Specifies exceptions for (1) federal, state or local government employees, or contractors acting on the behalf of such entities, who are providing services in any public street, alley, sidewalk or public way that requires the presence of a group of 10 or more individuals, (2) any roadways interior to PortMiami or any airport, (3) individuals traveling by car, bus, truck, train, automated people mover, mass transit or other powered vehicle, or while waiting at any bus stop, Metromover or Metrorail station, and (4) individuals responding to an emergency. Encourages observation of CDC social distancing guidelines and urges individuals to remain home other than to engage in essential activities.

Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Order 07-20 (closure of all non-essential retail and commercial establishments) - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 23
Amends paragraph 2 of Emergency Order 07-20 to clarify that additional following essential businesses may remain open: Marinas, boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply and other marina services only as set forth in Emergency Order 06-20 as amended from time to time.

Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Order 06-20 (closure of all parks, beaches, and recreation facilities) - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 23
Amends order to outline additional essential services for which marinas, boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply and other marina services provide support.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling, marina supply, and other marina services may remain open only to the extent necessary to support the following limited operations to: (a) allow any person with a commercial saltwater license issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to enter and use Miami-Dade County owned or operated marinas for commercial fishing purposes only;(b) support patrol, enforcement, and rescue activity by federal, state and local government agencies; (c) accommodate boats or ferries in support of PortMiami or Fisher Island operations;  (d) accommodate persons living aboard their vessels;  (e) accommodate persons returning to the United States from international voyages; and  f) authorize persons needing to remove their vessel from the water or to perform emergency maintenance on a vessel, marinas, fueling stations, and marine supply services.  

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 06-20 (closure of all parks, beaches, and recreation facilities) - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 21
Orders all marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply, and other marina services in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County closed effective 11:59 p.m., March 21, 2020. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any person with a commercial saltwater license issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission may enter and use Miami-Dade County owned or operated marinas for commercial fishing purposes. Marina supply and fueling stations necessary to support commercial fishing purposes may remain open to the extent of such support.

Emergency Order 9-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 21
Hotels, motels, short-term vacation rentals and other commercial lodging establishments shall not accept new reservations for persons other than essential lodgers.

The maximum daytime and overnight occupancy for short-term vacation rentals shall be up to a maximum of two persons per bedroom plus two additional persons per property, not to exceed 10 persons. New rental agreements shall not be entered into on a nightly or weekly basis, effective March 23.

Emergency Order 8-20
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March 21
Rafting is prohibited.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 07-20 (closure of all non-essential retail and commercial establishments) - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 21
The sale of alcoholic beverages is authorized. Firearm and ammunition supply stores can stay open following the restrictions of Emergency Order 03-20.

Businesses providing services to any local, state or federal government, including municipalities, pursuant to a government contract, can remain open.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 07-20 (closure of all non-essential retail and commercial establishments) - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 19

Amended and restated to clarify language related to: new and used automobile dealerships; university, college, or technical college residence halls; private and municipal marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply and other marina services; hotels, motels, other commercial lodging establishments and temporary vacation rentals; veterinarians and pet boarding facilities; and mortuaries, funeral homes, and cemeteries.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 06-20 (closure of all parks, beaches, and recreation facilities) - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 19

Amended to state that this order shall not apply to marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply and other marina services. Miami-Dade County owned and operated  marinas and boat ramps shall remain open from 7 a.m. to sunset.

Emergency Order 7-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 19

Effective 9 p.m. March 19, all non-essential retail and commercial establishments are ordered closed.

Emergency Order 6-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 19
All parks, beaches and recreational facilities in the incorporated and unicorporated areas of Miami-Dade County are ordered closed. This order applies to both publicly-owned and privately-owned parks, beaches and recreational facilities.

Executive Order extending Declaration of State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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March 19

Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Emergency Order 05-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 29-20
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March 18

No person shall operate any common used moped, motorized scooter, bicycle or motorized bicycle, or any micromobility device, on any public street or sidewalk within the limits Miami-Dade County.

Emergency Order 04-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 18

Gatherings of more than ten people in any parks, beaches or recreation facilities owned or operated by Miami-Dade County are prohibited for the duration of this order.

Emergency Order 03-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 17
Asking food service establishments, movie theaters, playhouses and general gathering places to close, with restaurant kitchens allowed to stay open for takeout and delivery orders.

Emergency Order 02-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
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March 16
Asking food service establishments, movie theaters, playhouses and gathering places to close between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Emergency Order 01-20 - Canceled per Emergency Order 30-20
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March 16
Asking for the closure of congregate meal sites and community centers while directing County staff to take all appropriate measures to provide food service to affected locations.

Executive Order Declaring a State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County
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March 12

Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Florida Declaration of State of Emergency
March 9
Issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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