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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

(Updated: Friday, July 10, 2020)

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While this is a public health issue under the purview of the CDC, the City is closely monitoring the situation through the CDC, the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis, and the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management.

In response to the recommendations set forth by the CDC, we encourage everyone to take personal responsibility to assist us in maintaining a healthy environment for all.

We realize that information is changing rapidly and are closely following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management. We will continue to share these with you daily until they are no longer relevant.

Latest Emergency Orders & Updates

To prevent the potential exposure of COVID-19 to our community, the following emergency orders are currently in effect in Sunny Isles Beach. We are requesting the assistance and cooperation of all residents, businesses, restaurants, hotels, and condominium associations to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Countywide Curfew in Effect

Miami-Dade County has issued Emergency Order 27-20 imposing a curfew for all of Miami-Dade County, including incorporated and unincorporated areas, effective from 10 pm each night through 6 am the next morning until further notice. This curfew is meant to stop people from venturing out and hanging out with friends in groups, which has shown to be spreading the virus rapidly.

During the period of such curfew, no person shall make use of any street or sidewalk for any purpose, except police, fire rescue, first responder, medical, health care, media, and utility repair service personnel. In addition, the curfew shall not apply to persons:

a. Working at essential establishments listed in attached exhibit A;
b. Returning directly to their homes from work at essential establishments or going directly to work at essential establishments from their homes;
c. Making deliveries from essential establishments; and
d. Walking their dogs within 250 feet of their residences.

Face Coverings

Effective as of 9 am on July 2, 2020, Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-20 requiring all persons throughout the County to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public.

A mask or other facial covering must comply with the recommendations of the CDC, as such recommendations may change from time to time. The current CDC guidelines recommend wearing a mask or facial covering which snugly covers the face and mouth, whether store bought or homemade, which is secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction, and which is able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or losing shape.

Masks and other facial coverings are not required:

  • at or inside a private residence or automobile
  • at or inside any religious institution, without limitation
  • inside a hotel, motel, or commercial lodging establishment guest room, or inside any apartment
  • of children under the age of two years
  • of persons who cannot wear a mask or facial covering due to an existing medical condition
  • of an individual who is hearing impaired or an individual who is communicating with an individual who is hearing impaired
  • where federal or state safety or health regulations prohibit the wearing of facial coverings
  • of persons actively engaged in strenuous physical activity, either inside or outdoors
  • of persons swimming or engaged in other activities which may cause the facial covering to become wet
  • while persons are actively eating, drinking, or smoking
  • while a person is receiving services which require access to that person’s nose or mouth

Beaches & Recreational Areas

The beaches in Miami-Dade County have reopened with strict guidelines in place, as of  Wednesday, June 10, by order of Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment 1 to Executive Order 23-20  establishing guidelines for re-opening beaches throughout the County.

There will be strict enforcement of all new rules. Please read complete rules and guidelines for beaches in the Miami-Dade County New Normal Guide or visit sibfl.net/reopening-beaches for more information. 

Hotels 

Hotels Reopen

Miami-Dade County issued Amendment 1 to Executive Order 23-20 allowing hotels in Miami-Dade County to reopen effective Monday, June 1.

There will be strict enforcement of all new rules. Please read complete rules and guidelines for reopening hotels in the Miami-Dade County New Normal Guide or visit sibfl.net/reopening-hotels.

Violations

Miami-Dade County issued Amendment No. 5 to Emergency Order 23-20 stating that any business or establishment that falls out of compliance with New Normal Guidelines shall immediately close and comply with the following conditions:

  • Keep the establishment closed for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Take all necessary measures to come into compliance with County requirements listed in Emergency Order 23-20 and the New Normal Handbook.
  • Execute the Attestation of Compliance demonstrating that the review has been completed and the required measures have been taken, and send to Miami-Dade County (email covid19businessviolations@mdpd.com or send by mail to Special Patrol Bureau/Incident Management Team, 1501 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, FL 33126)
    and the City of Sunny Isles Beach (email code@sibfl.net or send by mail to the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Attn: Code Compliance, 18070 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160)
  • Understand that future violations could result in additional closures, a minimum fine of $500, and up to 180 days in jail.

*Businesses should review the City of Sunny Isles Beach Code Compliance Inspection Checklists.

Businesses & Food Service

Restaurants Limited to Outdoor Dining Only

Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 26-20 limiting restaurants and cafeterias with seating for more than eight people within the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County to outdoor dining only for on-site consumption between the hours of 6 am – 10 pm each day. These establishments must cease on-site dining by 10 pm, but may operate their kitchens between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am for the purpose of providing delivery, pick-up, room service or other take out services. This Emergency Order goes into effect on Thursday, July 9 at 12:01 am. Table size at such establishments shall be limited to four persons per table, irrespective of whether those persons reside in the same household. Music shall be eliminated or set at a decibel level below that of a normal conversation.

Face Coverings at Restaurants

Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-20 requiring those dining at restaurants to keep their masks on while seated at their table — removing the mask only to eat and drink. If you are waiting for your meal at a restaurant table, keep your mask on while having a conversation with those around you.

Closure of Entertainment Establishments

Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 26-20 which states: commencing at 12:01 am on Thursday, July 9, the following shall be closed in both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County: (a) movie theaters, (b) concert houses, (c) auditoriums, (d) playhouses, (e) bowling alleys, (f) arcades, (g) indoor and outdoor amusement facilities and attractions, (h) casinos (except casinos on sovereign tribal land), (i) adult theaters, special cabarets, and unlicensed massage establishments, as defined in section 847.001, Florida Statutes, (j) banquet halls, both stand alone and incident to any hotel or other business, and (k) ballrooms both stand alone and incident to any hotel and other establishment.

Alcohol Regulations

Amendment No. 4 to Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 23-20 states that no establishment permitted to open that serves alcohol shall sell alcohol for on-site consumption between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. each day; and states that hookah lounges shall remain closed.

Gyms, Fitness Centers, Summer Camps, Youth Activities & Massage Parlors

Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 26-20 which states: commencing at 12:01 am on Thursday, July 9, all individuals in a gym or fitness center shall at all times wear a mask or other facial covering as defined by Emergency Order 20-20. This requirement is in addition to, and does not modify or waive, any other requirement imposed on gyms and fitness centers in Emergency Order 23-20 or the New Normal Handbook.

Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Order 21-20 to allow or the use of gyms, recreation buildings, campgrounds, skate parks, and concessions at parks; clarifies that while dog parks may open, dogs must remain on leashes; allows for sports skills practice and drills at parks, and competitive doubles tennis; allows charter vessels to carry passengers consistent with vessel size; and clarifies that jet ski rentals may accommodate two riders from the same family.

Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 23-20 reopening gyms, fitness centers, summer camps, youth activities, massage studios or parlors, and tattoo parlors, if operated in accordance with the Moving to A New Normal Handbook and Emergency Order 23-20, effective Monday, June 8.

Businesses Allowed to Reopen

Any business that is permitted to reopen by Miami-Dade County Order 23-20 and who plans to reopen should thoroughly review the requirements set forth by the County in the Moving To A New Normal Handbook. Leaseholders should contact their landlords for guidance to meet compliance with the New Normal guidelines.

Please note that each industry may have additional guidelines and protocols which can be found in the New Normal Handbook.

  •  Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Personal Grooming
  • Arts & Culture
  • Manufacturing
  • Office Spaces
  • Shopping Centers
  • Warehouses
  • Trade & Logistics
  • Pools and hot tubs (effective June 1)
  • Hotels & commercial lodging establishments (effective June 1)
  • Gymnasiums & Fitness Centers (effective June 8)
  • Tattoo parlors (effective June 8)
  • Massage parlors (effective June 8)

*To view a complete list of the businesses permitted to open, see Appendix 1 in the Moving To A New Normal Handbook.

Businesses that Must Remain Closed

  • Bars, pubs, night clubs, cocktail lounges, adult theaters, special cabarets, and unlicensed massage establishments, as defined in section 847.001, Florida Statutes
  • Casinos (except casinos on sovereign tribal land), banquet halls, ballrooms
  • Movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, indoor and outdoor amusement facilities and attractions

Violations

Miami-Dade County issued Amendment No. 5 to Emergency Order 23-20 stating that any business or establishment that falls out of compliance with New Normal Guidelines shall immediately close and comply with the following conditions:

  • Keep the establishment closed for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Take all necessary measures to come into compliance with County requirements listed in Emergency Order 23-20 and the New Normal Handbook.
  • Execute the Attestation of Compliance demonstrating that the review has been completed and the required measures have been taken, and send to Miami-Dade County (email covid19businessviolations@mdpd.com or send by mail to Special Patrol Bureau/Incident Management Team, 1501 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, FL 33126)
    and the City of Sunny Isles Beach (email code@sibfl.net or send by mail to the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Attn: Code Compliance, 18070 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160)
  • Understand that future violations could result in additional closures, a minimum fine of $500, and up to 180 days in jail.

*Businesses should review the City of Sunny Isles Beach Code Compliance Inspection Checklists.

Short-Term Vacation Rentals

Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 26-20 which states: commencing at 12:01 am on Thursday, July 9 and notwithstanding any other emergency order and section 33-28(D)(3) of the Code to the contrary, in both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County, (a) the maximum daytime and overnight occupancy for short-term vacation rentals shall be up to a maximum of two persons per bedroom plus two additional persons per property not to exceed a maximum of ten persons, and (b) new rental agreements shall not be entered into except on a monthly basis.

On July 9, 2020 The City of Sunny Isles Beach issued Emergency Order 10-20 reinforcing Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 26-20 regarding short-term rentals including occupancy rates and new rental agreements and all amendments thereto. This order also addresses production of documentation, penalties and enforcement. For more information, visit sibfl.net/reopening-str.

Miami-Dade County has issued Emergency Order 24-20 which cancels Emergency Order 09-20 as amended prohibiting short-term vacation rentals in Miami-Dade County. Short-term vacation rentals are allowed to reopen and operate effective immediately, provided they conform with the plan submitted by Miami-Dade County and approved by the Governor pursuant to Executive Order 20-123 and follow the guidelines for hotels and accommodations in the “Moving To A New Normal Handbook.” Please visit sibfl.net/reopening-str to view guidelines and rules.

Miami-Dade County Safer at Home Order

Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Order 12-20, “Safer at Home remains in effect. All residents and visitors are urged to remain in their homes other than to engage in essential activities, as allowed through previous Emergency Orders.

Miami-Dade County Parks, Marinas & Golf Courses

By issue of Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 21-20:

  •  Miami-Dade County Parks are open for limited use by individuals and families. Use is limited to passive activities only.
  • Miami-Dade County boating & waterways are open for limited use.
  • Miami-Dade County golf courses are open for limited use by individuals and families.

Sunny Isles Beach Parks

The City of Sunny Isles Beach has issued Emergency Order 09-20 which amends Emergency Order 06-20 allowing for dog parks to reopen, in accordance with Miami-Dade County Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 21-20, and removing the usage schedule for park-goers, effective Monday, June 8.

  • Please note that all dogs in dog parks must remain on a leash
  • Samson Oceanfront Park new hours of operation: 7 am – 8 pm daily
  • Newport Fishing Pier reopens daily from 7 am – 8 pm, effective Wednesday, June 10, with residents given preference
  • All persons must comply with the protocols set forth in the “Moving to a New Normal Handbook” governing Parks and Open Spaces
  • The beach closure is stricken from the order, allowing for the beach to reopen allowing those activities to be regulated and governed by any existing and future Emergency Orders issued by Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez

Select City of Sunny Isles Beach parks have reopened as of Wednesday, May 6 with limitations as defined in City of Sunny Isles Beach Emergency Order 06-20. Due to the high density of our city and the nature of our parks, it is important that we have rules and guidelines in place to keep our community safe. Those select parks will reopen on a limited schedule. The City welcomes its residents to enjoy the reopened parks for passive use only such as walking and/or jogging while adhering to specific guidelines and restrictions. Following these guidelines will ensure a safe and healthy experience for everyone! For more information, please visit sibfl.net/parks 

Condominiums

  • Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 23-20 reopening gyms, fitness centers, summer camps, youth activities, massage studios or parlors, and tattoo parlors, if operated in accordance with the Moving to A New Normal Handbook and Emergency Order 23-20, effective Monday, June 8.
  • Miami-Dade County issued Amendment 1 to Executive Order 23-20 on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, establishing guidelines for re-opening pools at hotels, condos, apartment buildings and homeowner associations throughout the County on Monday, June 1.
  • Miami-Dade County issued an amendment to Emergency Order 15-20 allowing tennis courts, basketball courts and other common use amenities to open effective April 29. Other common use amenities may be open to the extent use of such amenities is consistent with Emergency Order 21-20. 

In addition, we encourage condominiums to increase their sanitation efforts to maintain a clean and healthy environment for residents.

Construction

The City of Sunny Isles Beach rescinded Emergency Order 03-20which limits construction in multi-family residential buildings to essential activities only. Construction will be permitted, subject to any restrictions by the condo board. This order will go in to effect Monday, June 1. 

The City of Sunny Isles Beach issued Emergency Order 04-20 requiring general contractors of open/new construction sites in progress to strictly adhere to CDC guidelines, City requirements, and the Joint Construction Industry Commitment: Pledge to Reduce the Spread of Novel Coronavirus on South Florida’s construction sites. 

State of Florida: Travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Orleans & Parts of Louisiana REQUIRED to Quarantine

Pursuant to Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order No. 20-82ALL persons who enter the State of Florida from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Orleans and parts of Louisiana are REQUIRED to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida.

Failure to isolate or quarantine as required by that Executive Order is a second-degree misdemeanor pursuant to Section 252.20, Florida Statutes, and is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 60 days, a fine not to exceed $500, or both.

The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is vigorously enforcing the provisions of the Executive Order. You can call 305.947.4440 to report a suspected violation of this Executive Order.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

City Services

Miami-Dade County Services

For the most up to date information from Miami-Dade County, please visit miamidade.gov.

What You Can Do

We urge everyone to continue to check the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Florida Department of Health and Miami-Dade County for the latest recommendations and information.

FAQs

For general questions about the coronavirus, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nvov/faq.html.