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Emergency Order 05-20

EMERGENCY ORDER 05-20 AND SUPPLEMENT TO 

DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY 

CLOSURE OF PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES 

WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020 the City Manager declared a Local Emergency as a result of COVID-19; and 

WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020 the City Manager extended the declared state of Local Emergency for an additional seven (7) days; and 

WHEREAS, on March 26, 2020 the City Manager again extended the declared state of Local Emergency for an additional seven (7) days; and 

WHEREAS, on April 2, 2020, the City Manager again extended the declared state of Local Emergency for an additional seven (7) days; and 

WHEREAS, on April 9, 2020, the City Manager again extended the declared state of Local Emergency for an additional seven (7) days; and 

WHEREAS, on April 16, 2020, the City Manager again extended the declared state of Local Emergency for an additional seven (7) days; and 

WHEREAS, on April 23, 2020, the City Manager again extended the declared state of Local Emergency for an additional seven (7) days; and 

WHEREAS, the effects of COVID-19 continue to require extraordinary and immediate actions by the City of Sunny Isles Beach in order to protect the publics health, safety, and welfare; and 

WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a natural emergency whose increasing effects are being felt within the City of Sunny Isles Beach and that on account thereof, there is reason to believe that it is necessary to take whatever prudent action is necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of City of Sunny Isles Beach; and 

WHEREAS, Miami Dade County Emergency Order 21-20 provides that parks and recreational facilities within incorporated areas of Miami Dade County may open, subject to limitation, and further provides that municipalities may impose more stringent standards within their jurisdiction as may be authorized by law; and 

WHEREAS, parks and recreational facilities are potential gathering places for the spread of COVID-19; and 

WHEREAS, due to the limited size of the City’s parks, it is impractical to allow residents to congregate and still maintain the social distancing guidelines which are still in effect; and 

WHEREAS, the City of Sunny Isles Beach does not believe  that based on the currently available data relating to the number of new cases of  COVID-19  and associated hospitalizations  that  this  is  the appropriate time to begin reducing safety measures intended to protect its residents; and 

WHEREAS, it is necessary and appropriate to take action to ensure that COVID-19 does not continue to spread and that the residents and employees of the City of Sunny Isles Beach remain safe and secure. 

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DECLARED AND ORDERED AS FOLLOWS: 

  1. All publicly owned parks and recreational facilities shall remain closed in the City of Sunny Isles Beach.  This Order shall not apply to privately owned parks and recreational facilities.  
  2. The provisions of this Emergency Order shall be effective immediately and shall expire at 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  
  3. This Emergency Order may be cancelled earlier by the City Manager. 

Signed Emergency Order 05-20