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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez signs Executive Order closing all pools, gyms, golf courses, basketball and tennis courts

Closures do not apply to amenities exclusively used by inhabitants on individual property

MIAMI ( March 31, 2020 )

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez signed an Executive Order closing all pools, hot tubs, golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, fitness centers, gymnasiums and other common-use amenities for all purposes. This is effective immediately today, Tuesday March 31, 2020.

This Emergency Order applies to all these amenities, regardless of whether they are for commercial or non-commercial use.  

Executive Order 15-20 supersedes Emergency Orders 03-20, 06-20, and 09-20 to the extent inconsistent herewith.

These closures do not apply to any of the above amenities that are exclusively for recreational or leisure use of the inhabitants of individual dwelling units, including single-family residential lots, townhouses, duplexes and villas.

This executive order will help ensure the health and safety of those most at risk of contracting COVID-19, including seniors and those with pre-existing health conditions, such as heart, lung and respiratory diseases, diabetes and cancer.

“I urge everyone to continue always maintaining social distance of six feet or more and avoid going out for any non-essential reason,” Mayor Gimenez said. “Following the County’s ‘Safer at Home’ regulations will reduce the transmission of this virus.

“We must all be vigilant about taking personal responsibility to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We must each act as if we are infected and take every precautionary step to prevent transmitting this virus to others.”

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