As of Monday, May 18, certain Miami-Dade County businesses were allowed to reopen with capacity restrictions and safety measures in place. This is Miami-Dade County's efforts to move to a new normal. Since then, additional businesses have been allowed to open. Other businesses must remain closed.Hotels, commercial lodging accommodations and short-term vacation rentals are allowed to open and operate.
Emergency Order 28-20
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.
- Exhibit A: The New Normal - A Guide for Residents and Commercial Establishments
- Exhibit B: Attestation of compliance with Miami-Dade County's reopening guidelines following establishment closure
- Exhibit C: Outdoor dining regulations and required building permits
Emergency Order 24-20
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.
Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 23-20
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.
Emergency Order 23-20
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). 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.