Florida Reopening Update: Miami-Dade - May 28

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Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 23-10

Effective June 1, 2020 at 12:01 AM: Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 23-20, which allows for re-opening of hotels and commercial lodging establishments; Swimming pools at hotels, condominiums, apartment buildings and homeowner associations; and beaches, with strict enforcement of social distancing guidelines and capacity limits.

In addition to the re-openings, the order also includes important clarifications to prior orders, such as:

  • Clarifies that social distancing requirements do not apply to families residing together;
  • Revises requirements relating to how an establishment must respond to positive COVID-19 cases, including clarifications about required closure of such establishment and additional options for response that would allow compliance with orders;
  • Clarifies that facial coverings do not have to be worn while eating and drinking.

The order includes “Attachment A,” which is an updated version of the County’s, “The New Normal,” guide.  The guide has been updated to include specialized protocols related to swimming pools (p. 66), hotels and accommodations (p. 67), and beaches (p. 73).  These protocols are supplemental to the general protocols provided beginning on p. 13.

The order also clarifies that the following must remain closed:

  • Bars, pubs, nightclubs, banquet halls, cocktail lounges, cabarets, and breweries except for takeout and delivery pursuant to Emergency Order 03-20;
  • Movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, indoor amusement facilities and casinos;
  • Tattoo parlors and massage studios;
  • Summer camps;
  • Concerts, conventions, and other temporary events, except for outdoor events which may be held with appropriate social distancing, such as attendees remaining in their own cars.

View the Mayor’s press release

View Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 23-20 

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