WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020, the County Mayor issued Emergency Order 07-20 relating to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); and
WHEREAS, Emergency Order 07-20, as amended by amendment nos. 1 through 3, required the closure of all non-essential retail and commercial establishments, as defined therein; and
WHEREAS, on April 9, 2020, the County Mayor issued Emergency Order 20-20; and
WHEREAS, Emergency Order 20-20 required facial coverings, as defined by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), to be worn by persons working in or visiting grocery stores, restaurants, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible; and
WHEREAS, section 8B-7(2)(f) of the Code of Miami-Dade County (“Code”) authorizes the County Mayor to order the closure of any commercial establishment; and
WHEREAS, subsection (e) and (o) of section 8B-7(2) of the Code authorize the County Mayor to limit the movement of persons inside Miami-Dade County in order to safeguard life and health; and
WHEREAS, the Governor, in Executive Order 20-122, has allowed Miami-Dade County to proceed to Phase 1 of the Safe, Smart, Step by Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery, subject to the limitations imposed in Executive Order 20-112 paragraphs two through six; and
WHEREAS, as Miami-Dade County COVID-19 hospitalizations have stabilized and begun declining, the County will be allowing for certain activities to resume that pose a less significant threat for transmission of the virus; and
WHEREAS, on May 15, 2020, the County Mayor issued Emergency Order 23-20, which allowed certain establishments throughout Miami-Dade County to open, subject to targeted restrictions designed to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 while allowing economic activity; and
WHEREAS, the establishments that were not allowed to open in Emergency Order 23-20 are those which the County, in consultation with medical experts, believe presented a higher risk of COVID-19 spread if allowed to operate, due to the duration, intensity, and density of person to person contact in such establishments; and
WHEREAS, the County Mayor believes that, given current trends in COVID-19 locally, that banquet halls, massage parlors or studios, tattoo parlors, gyms, fitness studios, summer camps, and youth activities may safely operate, subject to the rules set forth in the Moving To A New Normal Handbook; and
WHEREAS, the County Mayor would like to provide a process for the opening of movie theaters, bowling alleys, amusement facilities, casinos, and other high risk but individually unique establishments; and
WHEREAS, this amendment:
- reopens banquet halls, gyms, fitness centers, summer camps, youth activities, massage studios or parlors, and tattoo parlors, if operated in accordance with the Moving to A New Normal Handbook and Emergency Order 23-20;
- provides a process for the opening of movie theaters, bowling alleys, amusement facilities, casinos, and other high risk but individually unique establishments; 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:
- Paragraph 4 of Emergency Order 23-20, as amended, is amended and restated as follows:
- The following establishments remain closed:
- bars, pubs, night clubs, [[banquet halls]], cocktail lounges, cabarets, and breweries [[except for take-out or delivery services as authorized pursuant to Emergency Order 03-20]], >>provided, however, that such venues, if licensed as a public food service establishment pursuant to chapter 509, Florida Statutes, may: (1) sell food and alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption in conformance with the rules for restaurants set forth in the Handbook, and (2) have performances if performers are no less than ten feet from patrons at all times and such patrons observe such performances from tables or stationary seats.<<
- movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, indoor amusement facilities, >>and<< casinos (but excluding casinos on sovereign tribal land), >>provided, however, that such venues may operate if they (i) have submitted to, and received approval from, the County a reopening and operation plan for COVID-19 mitigation in accordance with the standards set forth in the Handbook; and (ii) operate in conformance with the approved plan<<; [[gymnasiums, and fitness studios;
- tattoo parlors;
- massage studios or parlors;
- summer camps; and]]
[[c]]>>f<<. concerts, conventions, and other temporary events, except outdoor events which may be held with appropriate social distancing, such as attendees remaining in their own cars.
- The balance of Emergency Order 23-20 remains in full force and effect.
- Exhibit A to Emergency Order 23-20, as amended, is replaced by Exhibit A hereto.
- This amendment shall be effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 8, 2020.
- 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.