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 No. 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 No. 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 Local State of Emergency for all of Miami-Dade County related to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, COVID-19 cases in both the State of Florida and Miami-Dade County are trending upwards after a period of containment; and
WHEREAS, holiday gatherings, such as those that occurred in many places over Memorial Day, may have driven the spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, individuals and families often gather in large numbers on Miami-Dade County beaches over the Fourth of July weekend, including many tourists and individuals from other places in Florida and elsewhere; and
WHEREAS, crowded beaches over the Fourth of July weekend could threaten to substantially accelerate the spread of COVID-19 in Miami-Dade County,
THEREFORE, as County Mayor of Miami-Dade County, I hereby order:
2. The provisions of this order shall serve as minimum standards. Municipalities may impose more stringent standards within their jurisdictions.
3. 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.