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Emergency Order 33-20
April 5, 2021
Effective April 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., this order cancels Emergency Orders 08-20, 10-20, 20-20, 24-20, 25-20, 29-20, 30-20 and 31-20, and authorizes every retail and commercial establishment and any other establishment or facility in the County to open, provided that each such establishment complies with facial covering requirements, provides hand sanitizer for customers and employees or facilities for hand-washing, uses reasonable efforts to ensure that customers and employees onsite maintain appropriate social distancing, as recommended by current CDC guidance, and ensures that sick employees do not report to work. Establishments not in compliance shall immediately close until compliance issues are addressed, must review this order, take all measures to come into compliance, and submit an executed attestation (Exhibit B). This order states a minimum occupancy of 50 percent for restaurants and other food establishments, and that these establishments shall be allowed to operate at up to 100 percent if the establishment ensures 6 feet of distance between tables and ensures that persons not actively eating or drinking are wearing facial coverings. This order states that the COVID Safety Guidelines (“Guidebook”) attached as Exhibit A is provided for information purposes only, and that no provisions therein shall be binding on any individual or establishment. This order states that employers do not need to require a negative COVID test before employees return to work. This order also states that all persons throughout Miami-Dade County shall wear a mask or other facial covering when in public, except as set forth in Section 5C of the order, and that no group of 10 or more individuals shall gather on a public street, alley, public way, sidewalk, public park, or in any body of water (excepting persons on private boats), and that where 10 or more individuals are separated by appropriate social distancing, no such group shall exist.

Amendment 4 to Emergency Order 27-20
December 18
Amends Emergency Order 27-20 to state that curfew shall not be in effect from 11:59 pm, December 24, through 1 am December 25, and from 11:59 pm, December 31, through 1 am January 1, 2021.

Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 30-20
October 14
Effective October 16, 2020, this amendment clarifies that restaurants and other businesses are subject to the requirements of the countywide curfew, and deletes the requirement that businesses consent to inspections and submit compliance plans after violating this order.

Amendment 3 to Emergency Order 27-20
October 10
Commencing on October 12, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., this order amends Emergency Order 27-20 to extend the Countywide curfew, including incorporated and unincorporated areas, to 12:00 a.m. (midnight) each night through 6:00 a.m. the next morning, until cancelled or revised.

Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 20-20
October 4
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on October 6, 2020, this order amends Emergency Order 20-20 to remove the mask and facial covering requirement for persons engaged in strenuous physical activity outdoors, if social and physical distancing can be guaranteed; to require facial coverings for athletes and other individuals standing on the sidelines of sports competitions; and to remove the mask or facial requirement for persons who are stationary, outdoors, and separated not less than 10 feet from all persons by a fixed physical barrier, marker, or obstruction.

Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 29-20
September 29
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 2020, this order amends Emergency Order 29-20 to allow for team competitions in all sports and to clarify that that facial coverings will be required in parks and other outdoor spaces with certain exemptions. The order states that facial coverings shall not be required while actively engaging in an organized sport, playing tennis, or while swimming or otherwise in a pool, ocean, or other body of water.

Emergency Order 30-20
September 26
Effective immediately, and in conformance with the Governor of Florida’s Executive Order Number 20-244, this order rescinds County Emergency Orders 01-20; 16-20, as amended; and 28-20, as amended; and authorizes every retail and commercial establishment and any other establishment or facility in the County to open provided that each such establishment complies with specific capacity, social distancing and other requirements, including the applicable activity-specific requirements in the “Moving To A New Normal Handbook,” attached as Exhibit A, as amended; the facial covering requirements in Emergency Order 20-20, as amended; and the entry of County or municipal personnel onto the establishment’s property for the sole purpose of inspection for compliance with this order. Specific to restaurants and other food service establishments, this order permits a minimum occupancy of 50 percent, without limitation, and states that these establishments shall be allowed to operate at up to 100 percent capacity if the restaurant: (1) ensures six feet of distance between tables; (2) ensures that no more than six persons (or ten persons if in the same household) sit at a table; and (3) ensures that persons not actively eating or drinking are wearing masks.

Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 28-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 30-20
September 23
Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on September 24, 2020, this order amends the New Normal Guidebook (see Exhibit A) to allow for live performances, provided performers are no less than ten feet from patrons at all times and such patrons observe such performances from tables or stationary seats.

Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 29-20
September 17

Effective as of 12:01 p.m. on September 18, 2020, this amendment allows for limited competitive play, including scrimmages, but not organized inter-team sports or league games; this amendment also requires facial coverings to be worn on athletic fields.

Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 28-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 30-20
September 17

Effective as of 12:01 p.m. on September 18, 2020, this amendment allows the opening of movie theaters, concert houses, convention spaces, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, and indoor amusement facilities, subject to the requirements of the New Normal Guidebook (see Exhibit A); this amendment allows for indoor consumption of food and beverages within movie theaters, concert houses, convention spaces, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, casinos, and indoor amusement facilities only in designated areas, subject to the requirements of the New Normal Guidebook; this amendment also allows for live performances, provided performers are no less than ten feet from patrons at all times and such patrons observe such performances from tables or stationary seats.

Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 27-20
September 12
Effective September 14, 2020, this amendment sets the Countywide curfew at 11:00 p.m. instead of 10:00 p.m.

Emergency Order 29-20
September 12
Effective as of 6:00 a.m. on September 14, 2020, this order cancels Emergency Order 21-20, as amended, and restates rules for operations of parks and other recreational spaces, boats, and golf courses. This order allows parks to stay open until 10:00 p.m., and allows for limited competitive play, but not organized inter-team sports or league games; provides standards for tour boats and other non-fishing charter vessels, and provides for revised maximum occupancy standards for vessels larger than 36 feet; and allows operation of outdoor amusement and outdoor recreational facilities, with restrictions. Effective as of 6:00 a.m. on September 14, 2020, this order also cancels Emergency Order 5-20 to allow for operations of common use moped, motorized scooter, bicycle or motorized bicycle or micromobility device in accordance with the New Normal Handbook.

Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 27-20
September 9
Effective September 10, 2020, this amendment allows persons to be out after curfew if they are traveling to or from certain sporting events or religious services.

Emergency Order 28-20– Canceled per Emergency Order 30-20
August 28
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on August 31, 2020, this amendment rescinds Emergency Orders 23-20 and 26-20; allows indoor dining restaurants to operate at 50% capacity, with six people maximum at a table, social distancing and facial coverings; and requires restaurants to run their HVAC systems with the fans “on” while people are in the establishments and keep doors & windows open. Casinos will also be allowed to re-open, following the same rules they previously followed, but adding that consumption of food & beverages can only take place in areas designated for eating. Food and drinks will be prohibited at the gaming tables or slot machines.

Amendment 4 to Emergency Order 21-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 29-20
August 6
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on August 6, 2020, this amendment allows for dogs to be off leash at dog parks.

Amendment 3 to Emergency Order 26-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
August 6
Clarifies that after a tropical storm or hurricane warning has been issued, or after a declaration of a state of emergency due to a tropical storm or a hurricane, that hotels, motels or other commercial lodging establishments may allow in-person dining at on-premises restaurants, may exceed social distancing requirements in ballrooms and meeting rooms for the purposes of providing temporary sheltering or for other emergency purposes arising from the tropical storm or hurricane; and clarifies that short term vacation rentals where otherwise permitted that are located in any structure operated in whole or in part as a hotel or a condominium may accept daily rentals, as those short term vacation rentals are not commonly used for large gatherings or parties.

Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 26-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
July 7
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on July 9, 2020, Emergency Order 26-20 is amended to close banquet halls, both stand alone and incident to any hotel or other establishment; and ballrooms, both stand alone and incident to any hotel or other establishment; to require masks or facial coverings to be worn when inside gyms and fitness centers; to limit restaurants and cafeterias to outdoor service only for on-site consumption between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. each day, and require that such outdoor on-premises service cease at 10:00 p.m., but to provide that such establishments may operate their kitchens between the hours of 10:00 p.m. each night and 6:00 a.m. the next morning only for the purpose of providing delivery, pick-up, room service, or take out services; and to further impose a maximum daytime and overnight occupancy for short-term vacation rentals of up to a maximum of two persons per bedroom plus two additional persons per property not to exceed a maximum of ten persons, and to prohibit new rental agreements entered into except on a monthly basis.

Emergency Order 27-20
July 2
Commencing on July 3, 2020, orders that a curfew is imposed for all of Miami-Dade County, including incorporated and unincorporated areas, effective from 10 p.m. each night through 6 a.m. the next morning, until cancelled or revised.  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: working at essential establishments listed in attached exhibit A; returning directly to their homes from work at essential establishments or going directly to work at essential establishments from their homes; making deliveries from essential establishments; and walking their dogs within 250 feet of their residences.

Emergency Order 26-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
July 2
Commencing at 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020, orders that all of the following shall be closed in Miami-Dade County: movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, indoor amusement facilities, and casinos (except casinos on sovereign tribal land).
Amendment 1 to 26-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20

Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-20
July 2
Effective as of 9 a.m. on July 2, 2020, Emergency Order 20-20 is amended to state that all persons throughout Miami-Dade County shall wear a mask or other facial covering when in public.

Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 25-20
June 30
Replaces and restates Emergency Order 25-20 to require hotels, motels and commercial lodging establishments to do the following commencing at 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 and extending through 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2020: close pools between the hours of 8 p.m. each night and 6 a.m. the next morning; limit the use of pools to guests staying in rooms at the establishment, and overall capacity to 50 percent of the pool deck capacity; not permit alcohol consumption or sales on pool decks prior to 11 a.m.; only permit guests staying at the establishment to access rooms, and to strictly observe room occupancy limits; to state that hotels, motels, and commercial lodging establishments which violate those requirements shall close their pool and pool deck until 12:01 a.m., July 7, 2020.

Amendment 5 to Emergency Order 23-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
June 30
Commencing on July 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., restaurants and other food service establishments with seating for more than eight people shall close for on-premises dining between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. each day. Notwithstanding the foregoing, such establishments may operate their kitchens for the purpose of providing delivery services, pick-up or take out services. Employees, janitorial personnel, contractors, and delivery personnel shall be allowed access to such establishments at all times.

Emergency Order 25-20
June 28
Commencing at 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 and extending through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2020 and notwithstanding any other emergency order to the contrary, all public and private beaches shall be closed in Miami-Dade County. Additionally, no parades shall be allowed during this time period. Municipal firework shows may take place during this time period but only in strict compliance with the social distancing and facial covering requirements of Emergency Order 10-20 and Emergency Order 21-20, as amended. Per Emergency Order 21-20, parks must close by 8 p.m.

Amendment No. 4 to Emergency Order 23-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
June 28
Effective as of 11:59 p.m., on June 29, 2020, amends Emergency Order 23-20 to make changes to the attestation process for establishments that are in violation and amends Exhibit B; 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.

Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Order 18-20
June 28
Effective immediately, changes the contact information for certain persons interested in placement at hotels for quarantine purposes.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 18-20
June 24
Effective as of 12:01 a.m., on June 25, 2020, amends Emergency Order 18-20 to require hospitals to provide certain additional demographic information and information twice daily, as opposed to only once; and also instructs hospitals to inform both COVID-19 patients that do not require hospitalization, and individuals who have been tested for COVID-19 but are awaiting test results, that the County has hotel space available for voluntary quarantine, if desired by such individual.

Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Order 23-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
June 19
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 20, 2020, amends Emergency Order 23-20 to state that an establishment that falls out of compliance with this order shall immediately close, and that such business may reopen only upon (1) taking 24 hours to review this order and taking all necessary measures to come into compliance with its requirements; and (2) executing the attestation attached hereto as Exhibit B demonstrating that the review has been completed and the measures have been taken, and submitting the executed affidavit by email to IMT@mdpd.com or by mail to Special Patrol Bureau/Incident Management Team 1501 N.W. 79th Avenue, Doral, Florida 33126.

June 7
Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Order 21-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 29-20
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 8, 2020, amends Emergency Order 21-20 to allow for 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.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 23-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
June 4, 2020
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 8, 2020, this amendment reopens 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 (see Exhibit A) and Emergency Order 23-20 (HTML | PDF); and provides a process for the opening of movie theaters, bowling alleys, amusement facilities, casinos, and other high risk but individually unique entertainment establishments.

Emergency Order 24-20
May 31, 2020
Orders the following: public pools, including pools in municipal parks, may be open to the public if operated in accordance with the standards set for pools set forth in Emergency Order 23-20, as amended; banquet facilities and other event venues may be open to the public if operated at fifty percent of their rated capacity, and in accordance with the standards for hotel convention and banquet facilities set forth in Emergency Order 23-20, as amended; also cancels prior Emergency Orders.

Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 21-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 29-20
May 27, 2020
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on June 1, 2020, amends paragraphs 7 and 8 of Emergency Order 21-20 to delete references to beach closures.

Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 23-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
May 27, 2020
Amends paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Emergency Order 23-20 to reopen beaches, swimming pools, and hotels, subject to social distancing and other requirements.

Emergency Order 23-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 28-20
May 15, 2020
Effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, orders the opening of certain retail and commercial establishments in Miami-Dade County, conditioned on compliance with provisions set forth in Exhibit A (The Handbook). Orders that the following establishments 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; and massage parlors. Allows for restaurants in the unincorporated municipal service area that comply with certain requirements to provide outdoor dining areas in accordance with the provisions set forth in Exhibit B.

Emergency Order 22-20
May 6, 2020
Orders all residential health care facilities in the unincorporated and incorporated areas of Miami-Dade County to report certain information, if requested by the County.

Emergency Order 21-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 29-20
April 27
Effective as of 6:00 am on April 29, 2020, orders the opening, with restrictions, of parks, golf courses, marinas and boat ramps.
Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 21-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 29-20

Emergency Order 20-20
April 9, 2020
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.

Emergency Order 19-20
April 4, 2020
Orders the following effective immediately: All persons outside their homes are encouraged to wear a cloth facial covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines, including cloth masks.

Emergency Order 18-20
April 4, 2020
Effective as of 11:59 p.m. April 4: Each hospital shall report on a daily basis by 10:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m., the following information stated in this order to the County.
Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 18-20

Emergency Order 17-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
April 2, 2020
Orders essential commercial and retail establishments that provide unpackaged food for consumption to limit capacity and monitor entrances and exits in areas where food is sold. Also orders closing of salad bars, self-serve food stations (except pre-packaged grab and go items) and encourages sanitary practices for employees and customers.

Emergency Order 16-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 30-20
March 31, 2020
Adult Day Cares within the unincorporated and incorporated areas of the County are hereby ordered to close, or otherwise cease all programs to deliver personal services to the elderly.
Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 16-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 30-20

Emergency Order 15-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
March 31, 2020
Orders the closure of common-use amenities at commercial and non-commercial locations.
Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 15-20
Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 15-20

Emergency Order 14-20
March 28, 2020
Orders the following: All laws, statutes, codes and regulations relating to County employees performing building code functions are suspended.
Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 14-20

Emergency Order 13-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
March 27, 2020
Orders that all essential businesses currently open use reasonable efforts to ensure customers and employees maintain appropriate social distancing.

Emergency Order 12-20
March 26, 2020
SAFER AT HOME: All residents and visitors are urged to remain in their homes other than to engage in essential activities, as allowed through previous Emergency Orders.

Emergency Order 11-20
March 25, 2020
Urges persons over 65 years of age or have a serious underlying medical condition to stay home and take such other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Emergency Order 10-20
March 25, 2020
Orders that more than 10 people shall not gather in public. Lists specific and essential service exemptions.

Emergency Order 09-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
March 21, 2020
Hotels, motels, short-term vacation rentals and other commercial lodging establishments shall not accept new reservations for persons other than essential lodgers.
Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 09-20Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20

Emergency Order 08-20
March 21, 2020
Rafting is prohibited.

Emergency Order 07-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
March 19, 2020
Effective 9 p.m. March 19, all non-essential retail and commercial establishments are ordered closed.
Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 07-20Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 07-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
Amendment 3 to Emergency Order 07-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20

Emergency Order 06-20– Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
March 19, 2020
All parks, beaches and recreational facilities in the incorporated and unicorporated areas of Miami-Dade County are ordered closed. This order applies to both publicly-owned and privately-owned parks, beaches and recreational facilities.
Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 06-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 06-20
– Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
Amendment 3 to Emergency Order 06-20 Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20

Emergency Order 05-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 29-20
March 18, 2020
No person shall operate any common used moped, motorized scooter, bicycle or motorized bicycle, or any micromobility device, on any public street or sidewalk within the limits Miami-Dade County.

Emergency Order 04-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
March 18
Gatherings of more than ten people in any parks, beaches or recreation facilities owned or operated by Miami-Dade County are prohibited for the duration of this order.

Emergency Order 03-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
March 17, 2020
Asking food service establishments, movie theaters, playhouses and general gathering places to close, with restaurant kitchens allowed to stay open for takeout and delivery orders.

Emergency Order 02-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 24-20
March 16
Asking food service establishments, movie theaters, playhouses and gathering places to close between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Emergency Order 01-20 – Canceled per Emergency Order 30-20
March 16
Asking for the closure of congregate meal sites and community centers while directing County staff to take all appropriate measures to provide food service to affected locations.

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