WHEREAS, on March 1, 2020, the Governor of Florida issued Executive Order Number 20-51, directing the State Health Officer and Surgeon General to declare a Public Health Emergency due to the discovery of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Florida; and
WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, the Governor of Florida issued Executive Order Number 20-52, declaring a State of Emergency for the State of Florida related to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, the County Mayor declared a State of Local Emergency for all of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, on May 15, 2020, the County Mayor issued Emergency Order 23-20, which ordered the opening of certain retail and commercial establishments in accordance with the “The New Normal” Handbook; and
WHEREAS, to mitigate a surge in COVID-19 cases in Miami-Dade County, on July 2, 2020, the County Mayor issued Emergency Order 26-20 to close certain indoor and outdoor spaces where groups of people congregated without physical distancing, with additional amendments on July 3, 2020, July 9, 2020, and August 5, 2020; and
WHEREAS, actions taken at the beginning of July to close certain establishments, impose a curfew, and expand the application of physical distancing and facial covering requirements served to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the daily positivity rate and the number of people in hospitals, in ICU beds, and on ventilators; and
WHEREAS, as positive case rates and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Miami-Dade County have stabilized and begun declining, the County will be allowing certain activities to resume that pose less of a threat for transmission of the virus; and
WHEREAS, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-223 on September 11, 2020 declaring Miami-Dade County to be in Phase 2 starting on September 14, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the Exhibit A attached to Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 28-20 omitted requirements related to performances; and
WHEREAS, the updated version of the New Normal Guidebook attached as Exhibit A to this amendment 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; and
WHEREAS, the safety and welfare of all the residents of Miami-Dade County is paramount,
THEREFORE, as County Mayor of Miami-Dade County, I hereby order:
A. Exhibit A to Emergency Order 28-20, as amended, the “Moving To A New Normal Handbook,” is replaced with the attached Exhibit A.
B. The provisions of this order shall serve as minimum standards. Municipalities may impose more stringent standards within their jurisdictions.
C. All other prior emergency orders remain in effect except to the extent modified by this order. This order supersedes any conflicting provision of any prior order.
D. This order shall expire upon the expiration of the existing Miami-Dade County State of Local Emergency, provided, however, that if such State of Local Emergency is extended, this order shall also be deemed to be extended for the duration of such extension order. This order may be cancelled earlier by action of the County Mayor.
E. This order shall be effective as of 11:59 p.m., on September 24, 2020.
F. This order shall be provided to all appropriate media consistent with the requirements of section 8B-7(2)(n) of the Code of Miami-Dade County.