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Update from Mayor Daniella Levine Cava following Governor DeSantis's Executive Order 21-102

MIAMI ( May 04, 2021 )

Today Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava released the following update clarifying County COVID policy and guidelines, in response to Governor DeSantis's Executive Order 21-102:

"We are still in a public health emergency and our economy has not fully rebounded from crisis. Miami-Dade County will continue to require key COVID safety precautions including masking, distancing, and disinfecting at all County spaces, including libraries, County parks, and County buildings. A federal mask mandate remains in place for public transit, Miami International Airport, and PortMiami.

According to the Governor’s executive order, local businesses are no longer mandated to require COVID safety precautions including masking. However, I urge our business community to continue to keep the fundamentals in place – masking, distancing, disinfecting, and staying home when sick – to protect all our residents and visitors. And I've been encouraged by many businesses who are voluntarily choosing to keep these precautions in place for the safety of their employees and customers. I urge our community to continue using common sense to prevent the spread of the virus and to treat those around you, particularly in public spaces, with respect by keeping your mask on when around those outside your household.

The local state of emergency remains in place, and the County will continue to provide COVID relief and response services including vaccination, testing, and senior meals.

Above all, I urge all our residents – if you haven’t already, get vaccinated. It is our best and only path forward out of the pandemic. Find the vaccination site nearest you and make a plan today to get the shot:"