WHEREAS on May 15, 2020, the County issued Emergency Order 23-20, which allowed most establishments in Miami-Dade County to operate, subject to certain restrictions to minimize the spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, as Miami-Dade County COVID-19 cases have begun increasing, strict adherence to the provisions of the County’s emergency orders are necessary to preserve life, health, safety, and the viability of the local economy; and
WHEREAS, subsection 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 8B-7(2)(o) of the Code authorizes the County Mayor to issue any other such order as is necessary to protect life and property; and
WHEREAS, establishments which cannot comply with the County’s emergency orders pose an increased risk of infection to County residents, and are thus an immediate risk to human life; and
WHEREAS, to avoid further widespread economic disruption, to ensure that customers can safely patronize local businesses, and to ensure hospital capacity is maintained, establishments that do not comply with the County’s emergency order must be closed; 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:
A. Paragraph 1 of Emergency Order 23-20, as amended by amendment nos. 1 and 2, is amended and restated as follows:
B. Exhibit A to Emergency Order 23-20, as amended by amendment nos. 1 and 2, is replaced by exhibit A attached hereto.
C. The balance of Emergency Order 23-20, as amended, remains in full force and effect.
D. The provisions of this order shall serve as minimum standards. Municipalities may impose more stringent standards within their jurisdictions.
E. This amendment shall be effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 20, 2020.
F. 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.