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Moving to a New Normal

The Initial Reopening Plan identifies non-essential businesses that were allowed to open Monday, May 18 with stringent capacity and safety rules in place.

Businesses may wish to enforce more stringent guidelines or procedures. Municipalities may choose to follow Miami-Dade County’s guidelines or enact stricter requirements, but they cannot be more lenient. In addition, some businesses cannot reopen until a later date.

Many cities such as City of Miami, Miami Beach, Doral, Miami Gardens, Hialeah, Coral Gables and others may have different opening schedules and/or regulations. You are encouraged to visit their website for information and instruction specific to the municipality.

Send a question or suggestion about the New Normal Guide to: [email protected]

View Mayor's Initial Reopening Plan

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Business Guidelines

Miami-Dade Business Guidelines are being updated to reflect Executive Order 20-244 issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis regarding statewide business opening rules. Read the Miami-Dade County Mayor's Emergency Order 30-20 and the news release for details.

For each of the following industries, a group of community members came together to work with medical experts and our county staff to develop proposed protocols for reopening in their industries. The community members represented a broad spectrum of businesses that ranged in size from very small to some of our largest employers. To report violations at businesses call: 305-4-POLICE.

Recreation Guidelines

Parks, boating and waterways, beaches, community and hotel swimming pools, and golf courses are open to the public for limited use by individuals and families as long as they follow current CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines. Persons engaged in any otherwise allowed activity who are not observing social distancing will be required to leave the area or be subject to the penalties proscribed in section 8B-12 of the Code of Miami-Dade County. Please review the rules and guidelines in this section to ensure safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Municipalities may have different rules regarding their facilities, so be sure to check with your local municipality.

Stay Safe

Practice Social Distancing

Social Distancing

Wear a Face Covering

Facial Covering

Wash Your Hands Often

Wash your hands
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About the New Normal

In transitioning to a "New Normal," we rely on the expertise of scientists, health experts and people from all walks of life in Miami-Dade County.

Working groups with medical experts from the Florida Department of Health, Jackson Health System, U-Health, and the medical schools at the University of Miami and Florida International University help us determine each step along the way. 

On Monday, May 18, Miami-Dade began Phase 1 of reopening, allowing certain non-essential businesses to reopen with limited capacity and strict guidelines in place. This comes on the heels of parks and open spaces reopening for limited use, so the community could enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of fresh air, sunshine and exercise. During this "New Normal," practicing social distancing and wearing mouth and nose coverings will be enforced until health experts advise it is no longer necessary. 

In the weeks and months ahead, our community will continue to depend on the teamwork and diverse perspectives and talents of our County's 2.8 million residents. Our shared mission to protect our community from this pandemic will make us stronger as we are "Moving to a New Normal."