WHEREAS, section 252.38(3)(a), Florida Statutes, gives political subdivisions the authority to declare and enact a State of Local Emergency for a period of up to seven days, thereby waiving the procedures and formalities otherwise required of the political subdivision by law; and
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 COVID-19/novel Coronavirus 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/novel Coronavirus; and
WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, the County Mayor declared a State of Emergency for all of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, COVID-19/novel Coronavirus poses a health risk to Miami-Dade County residents, particularly elderly residents and those who are immunosuppressed or otherwise have high-risk medical conditions; and
WHEREAS, minimization of contact is necessary to avoid risk of COVID-19/novel Coronavirus infection for the residents of the County; and
WHEREAS, COVID-19/novel Coronavirus may remain viable on surfaces for over twenty-four hours; and
WHEREAS, mopeds, motorized scooters, motorized bicycles, bicycles, and micromobility devices which are available at a public docking station for private use or for private use by reservation through an online application, website, or software for point-to-point trips are not routinely cleaned between users, and may become vectors for the spread of COVID-19/novel Coronavirus; and
WHEREAS, section 8B-7(2)(f) of the Code of Miami-Dade County authorizes the County Mayor to order the closure of any commercial establishment; and
WHEREAS, sections 8B-7(2)(e) and (o) authorize the County Mayor to limit the movement of persons inside Miami-Dade County in order to safeguard life and health; and
THEREFORE, as County Mayor of Miami-Dade County, I hereby order:
- No person shall operate any common use moped, common use motorized scooter, common use motorized bicycle, common use bicycle, or any micromobility device, on any public street or sidewalk within the limits of Miami-Dade County. For the purposes of this order, the terms moped, motorized scooter, bicycle, and micromobility device shall be as defined in section 316.003, Florida Statutes. Common use occurs when mopeds, motorized scooters, motorized bicycles, bicycle, or micromobility devices are made available at a public docking station for private use or are made available for private use by reservation through an online application, website, or software for point-to-point trips.
- This order does not prohibit the use of any moped, motorized scooter, motorized bicycle, bicycle, or other device which is individually owned and used.
- No person shall place or allow to be placed any common use moped, common use motorized scooter, common use motorized bicycle, common use bicycle, or micromobility device on any public road or sidewalk within Miami-Dade County.
- The provisions of this order shall serve as minimum standards. Municipalities may impose more stringent standards within their jurisdictions.
- This order shall expire upon the expiration of the existing Miami-Dade County State of Local Emergency, except that if such State of Local Emergency is extended, this order shall also be deemed to extend for the duration of such extension. This order may be cancelled earlier by action of the County Mayor.
- This order shall be effective as of 6:00 p.m., March 18, 2020.
- 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.