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

Emergency Order 19-20
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
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.

Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 16-20
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
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
April 1
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Emergency Order 16-20
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
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
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
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
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
March 25
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Emergency Order 11-20
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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
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
March 21
Rafting is prohibited.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 07-20 (closure of all non-essential retail and commercial establishments)
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)
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)
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
March 19
Effective 9 p.m. March 19, all non-essential retail and commercial establishments are ordered closed.

Emergency Order 6-20
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
March 19
Issued by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Emergency Order 05-20
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
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
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
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
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
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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