(Updated: Thursday, June 4, 2020)
- Message from the Mayor – 5/25/20
- Message from the Mayor – 5/15/20
- Message from the Mayor – 5/1/20
- 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.
Beaches & Recreational Areas
The reopening of the beach has been POSTPONED by Miami-Dade County following the unrest associated with protests in our community and the establishment of a countywide curfew.
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.
Gyms, Fitness Centers, Banquet Halls, Summer Camps, Youth Activities & Massage Parlors
Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 23-20 reopening banquet halls, 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.
The amendment also provides a process for the opening of movie theaters, bowling alleys, amusement facilities, casinos, and other high risk but individually unique entertainment establishments.
Short-Term Vacation Rentals
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 Monday, June 8, 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 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.
Businesses & Food Service – Guidelines for Phase I Reopening
On Saturday, May 16, the City of Sunny Isles Beach issued Emergency Order 07-20 adopting Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 23-20, allowing for certain retail and commercial establishments to reopen under strict guidelines, effective Monday, May 18, 2020.
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.
Businesses Allowed to Reopen
- Personal Grooming
- Arts & Culture
- Office Spaces
- Shopping Centers
- Trade & Logistics
*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, banquet halls, cocktail lounges, cabarets, and breweries, except for take-out or delivery services as authorized pursuant to Emergency Order 03-20
- Movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, gymnasiums, and fitness studios
- Hotels and commercial lodging establishments, except as operated pursuant to Emergency Order 09-20, as amended
- Pools and hot tubs, except as authorized in Emergency Order 16-20, as amended
- Tattoo parlors
- Massage parlors
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 amended Emergency Order 06-20 as follows:
- Samson Oceanfront Park new hours of operation: 7 am – 8 pm daily
- Newport Fishing Pier reopens daily from 7 am – 8 pm 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.
- Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 23-20 reopening banquet halls, 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.
The City of Sunny Isles Beach rescinded Emergency Order 03-20, which 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.
Miami-Dade County Curfew & Safer at Home Order
Due to the unrest associated with protests in our community, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has issued a countywide curfew. Effective Wednesday, June 3, Miami-Dade County adjusted the curfew hours from midnight to 6 am. The beach will remain closed until further notice. The curfew applies to all Sunny Isles Beach residents and businesses. Businesses should plan to adhere to the curfew and close early until the order is lifted.
During the period of such curfew, no person shall make use of any street or sidewalk for any purpose, except active-duty police, fire rescue, first responder, medical, health care, and utility repair service personnel, as well as persons returning directly to their homes from their place of employment, and persons walking their dogs within 250 feet of their residences.
The City of Sunny Isles Beach rescinded Emergency Order 02-20 which established a curfew within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Sunny Isles Beach. The curfew will no longer be in effect beginning Monday, June 1.
Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Order 12-20, “Safer at Home remains in effect.
Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 20-20 orders persons working in or visiting grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible shall wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC.
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.
City Events, Programs & Activities
Miami-Dade County Services
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Food Assistance & Senior Services
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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