(Updated: Thursday, April 9, 2020)
- Message from the Mayor – 3/19/20
- Message from the Mayor – 3/12/20
- City Declares State of Emergency – 3/12/20
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.
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a Safer at Home Executive Order on April 1, 2020.
The City of Sunny Isles Beach issued Emergency Order 03-20 limiting construction in multi-family residential buildings to essential activities only, effective Friday, April 10 at 5 pm.
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.
Sunny Isles Beach Residents Ordered to Remain at Home
In addition to Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Order 12-20, “Safer at Home,” effective Thursday, March 26, 2020, the following City of Sunny Isles Beach Emergency Order is in effect:
Individuals are hereby ORDERED to remain at home other than to engage in essential activities, which include, without limitation, travel to or from essential retail and commercial businesses as defined in Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 07-20. Individuals outside their homes shall not gather in groups of 10 or more individuals on any public street, alley, public way, sidewalk, or government facility open to the public in the City of Sunny Isles Beach.
Sunny Isles Beach Citywide Curfew
In order to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the community, the City Manager has issued a curfew within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Sunny Isles Beach. The curfew shall commence March 22, 2020 between the hours of 11:00 pm and 5:00 am and continue until further notice. No person is allowed outside within the City during curfew hours either as a pedestrian or by means of any vehicle unless such person is:
- Providing police, fire or other governmental services
- Providing assistance expressly requested by police, fire or governmental personnel
- Participating in, going to, or returning from a place of work or occupation
- Walking a pet animal in the vicinity of their residence
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. 20-82, ALL 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.
Hotels, Motels & Short-Term Vacation Rentals
- On Thursday, March 26, the City of Sunny Isles Beach issued Emergency Order 02-20 that states the following restrictions shall apply to all commercial lodging establishments within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Sunny Isles Beach:
- Hotels, motels, and other commercial lodging establishments shall not accept new reservations for persons other than Essential Lodgers.
- Hotels, motels, and other commercial lodging establishments may accept reservations for new Essential Lodgers.
- Commencing March 26, 2020, hotels, motels, short-term vacation rentals, and other commercial lodging establishments shall not (i) accept any occupants, regardless of when reservations were made, or (ii) extend existing reservations, for persons other than Essential Lodgers.
- On Saturday, March 21, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued Emergency Order 09-20, stating hotels, motels, short-term vacation rentals and other commercial lodging establishments shall not accept new reservations for persons other than essential lodgers. Read Emergency Order 09-20 for a list of those deemed essential lodgers.
- 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 10 persons. New rental agreements shall not be entered into on a nightly or weekly basis, effective March 23.
- On Wednesday, March 25, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 09-20 stating effective March 26, hotels and other commercial lodging establishments shall not accept any occupants, regardless of when reservations were made, or extend existing reservations, except for essential lodgers.
- On Tuesday, March 31, Miami-Dade County issued Emergency Order 15-20, which states that all common-use amenities at commercial and non-commercial locations including pools, hot tubs, golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, fitness centers, gymnasiums, and other common-use amenities are closed for all purposes.
- Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 15-20 does not apply to any of the aforementioned amenities on a single-family residential lot or by any townhouse, duplex, or villa and which is for the exclusive recreational or leisure use of the inhabitants of such individual dwelling unit.
- Effective Sunday, March 22, 2020 at noon, the City of Sunny Isles Beach issued Emergency Order 01, expanding the recommendation previously issued to an Official Order that all gyms, fitness centers, and swimming pools located inside condominiums, rental apartments, condominium hotels, hotels, and motels within the City of Sunny Isles Beach are ordered CLOSED until further notice.
In addition, we encourage condominiums to increase their sanitation efforts to maintain a clean and healthy environment for residents.
Beaches & Recreational Areas Closed
By issue of the Miami-Dade County executive order, the beach in Sunny Isles Beach along with all County beaches, parks and recreational facilities will be closed effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 9 am. Because the beach is owned by the State and managed by the County, the City of Sunny Isles Beach must adhere to and closely follow County guidelines on closures and restrictions.
- On Saturday, March 21, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 06-20 ordering all marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply, and other marina services in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County closed.
Food Service & Business Closures
- On Friday, March 27, 2020, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued Emergency Order 13-20 requiring all essential businesses currently open to use reasonable efforts to ensure customers and employees maintain appropriate social distancing, particularly in checkout, pickup or takeout areas and also in employee breakrooms and common use areas. Reasonable efforts may include but are not limited to, marking floors at appropriate intervals or providing other visible systems to allow persons to maintain proper social distancing.
- Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has issued Emergency Order 07-20 that restricts or closes non-essential retail, private educational facilities, casinos, and other recreational and entertainment activities effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 9 pm.
- Along with an extension of the declaration of emergency, this comprehensive order will facilitate compliance by the residents, visitors and business owners in Miami-Dade County. Please read Emergency Order 07-20 for a detailed list of businesses required to close.
- On Thursday, March 19, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez signed an amendment to Emergency Order 07-20, clarifying which essential businesses and retail may remain open.
- Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has issued Emergency Order 03-20 stating effective Tuesday, March 17 at 11 pm, all restaurants, bars, and lounges with seating for more than eight people must close on-premises service to customers. Kitchens may remain open until 11 pm for delivery, pick-up and take-out only.
- Visit sibfl.net/covid19-business to find helpful tools and resources for businesses expected to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Let’s help support our local businesses during this difficult time. Visit sibfl.net/supportlocal to find a list of Sunny Isles Beach restaurants and stores open for delivery and takeout.
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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.
Follow CDC Guidelines
For general questions about the coronavirus, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nvov/faq.html.
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