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The City of Sunny Isles Beach is closely monitoring the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management.
As the State of Florida has seen a steady increase in cases, we urge everyone to follow CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines which include practice social distancing, wash your hands, wear a facial covering in public and around others, avoid crowds, and stay home when possible. Combatting COVID-19 is a joint effort requiring everyone’s cooperation.
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How to Protect Yourself & Others
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19. More information on Are you at higher risk for serious illness.
Know how it spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Wash your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- It’s especially important to wash:
- Before eating or preparing food, before touching your face, after using the restroom, after leaving a public place, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, after handling your cloth face covering, after changing a diaper, after caring for someone sick, after touching animals or pets
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
- Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Wear a face covering in public and when around others
- Miami-Dade County requires all persons throughout the County wear a mask or other facial covering when in public. Learn more about Miami-Dade County Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-20.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
- The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
- Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.
Monitor your health
- Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
- Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
- Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
Safer at Home
Miami-Dade County’s “Safer at Home” order urges all individuals ages 65+ or those with underlying health conditions to remain in their homes other than to engage in essential activities and to take other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Health conditions including but are not limited to chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma; serious heart conditions; immunocompromised status, including those in cancer treatment; and severe obesity.
Employers are urged to allow employees who are over 65 years of age or that have a serious underlying medical condition that places them at a high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, the ability to work from home if able. Employers are urged to provide flexibility with leave time to ensure such employees are protected. Employers are urged to allow any employees who are able to work remotely the ability to do so.
Miami-Dade County Curfew in Effect
A curfew has been issued for all incorporated and unincorporated areas in Miami-Dade County effective from 12 am each night through 6 am the next morning until further notice. The 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;
d. Walking their dogs within 250 feet of their residences; and
e. Traveling to and from any sporting event sponsored by the NCAA, Major League Baseball, or the National Football League, or any other national professional sports league or organization.
f. Traveling to or from any religious service.
COVID-19 Testing Sites
Please visit our coronavirus testing webpage for a list of testing locations and requirements in Miami-Dade County.
Resources and Assistance
For the most up to date information from Miami-Dade County, please visit miamidade.gov.
Business & Employee Resources
Miami-Dade Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Miami-Dade Pandemic Assistance Program
Light Bill Assistance
Housing Assistance Program
Hotel Rooms for Self-Isolation
Residential Landlord & Tenant Assistance Program
Military & Veterans Assistance
Community Empowerment Program
Miami-Dade County Seniors
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.
For general questions about the coronavirus, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nvov/faq.html.