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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 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 Emergency for all of Miami-Dade County; and

WHEREAS, on April 3, 2020, the County Mayor issued Emergency Order 18-20, which required hospitals to report certain data to Miami-Dade County twice daily; and

WHEREAS, amendment nos. 1, 2, and 3 to Emergency Order 18-20 provided for twice daily reporting of information, revised the information required, and provided information for hotel quarantine placements; and

WHEREAS, since August 11, 2020, the data suggests that the spread of COVID-19 has begun to slow in the community; and

WHEREAS, 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,

THEREFORE, as County Mayor of Miami-Dade County, I hereby order:

A. Paragraph 1 of Emergency Order 18-20, as amended by amendment nos. 1, 2 and 3, is amended and restated as follows:
1. Commencing [[June 25, 2020]] >>August 29, 2020<< at 12:01 a.m., each hospital shall report to [email protected] by 10:15 a.m. >>each day<<[[and 7:15 p.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 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; [[(13) age, gender, body mass index, and occupation of each COVID-19 positive patient admitted that day who is age 89 and under, reported in (12);]] and [[(14)]] >>(13)<< COVID-19 patients discharged since the prior days reporting.

B. The balance of Emergency Order 18-20 as amended remains in full force and effect and is subject to further amendment.

C. This amendment shall be provided to all appropriate media consistent with the requirements of section 8B-7(2)(n) of the Code of Miami-Dade County.