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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez issues Addendum to Executive Orders to clarify which businesses can remain open

Hotels, student housing, automobile dealerships, marinas and other services remain open at this time

MIAMI ( March 19, 2020 )

Tonight, I signed an Addendum to two Executive Orders to clarify that some businesses are exempt from the closures I announced earlier today of all non-essential retail and commercial establishments in response to the growing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Essential retail and commercial businesses that may remain open include:

  • Hotels, motels and other commercial lodging establishments and temporary vacation rentals. However, restaurants, bars and fitness centers in hotels, motels and other lodging establishments remain closed or restricted.
  • Automobile dealerships, as long as those businesses ensure that customers practice social distancing of six feet, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Any residence halls at universities, colleges or technical colleges, if these facilities are needed to accommodate students who cannot return to their homes.
  • Mortuaries, funeral homes and cemeteries.
  • Private and municipal marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply and other marina services.
  • Veterinarians and pet boarding facilities.

The balance of Emergency Order 07-20 remains in full force at this time and will be amended if conditions warrant.

Also, I issued an amendment to Emergency Order 06-20 clarifying that while parks, beaches and recreational facilities are closed, the order does not apply to marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply and other marina services. Marinas and boat ramps owned and operated by Miami-Dade County can remain open from 7 a.m. to sunset.

I urge everyone to follow recommendations from the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the transmission of this virus.

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