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Countywide Curfew in Effect

Miami-Dade County has issued Emergency Order 27-20 imposing a curfew for all of Miami-Dade County, including incorporated and unincorporated areas, effective from 10 pm each night through 6 am the next morning until further notice.

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; and
d. Walking their dogs within 250 feet of their residences.

Face Coverings

Effective as of 9 am on July 2, 2020, Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-20 requiring all persons throughout the County to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public.

A mask or other facial covering must comply with the recommendations of the CDC, as such recommendations may change from time to time. The current CDC guidelines recommend wearing a mask or facial covering which snugly covers the face and mouth, whether store bought or homemade, which is secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction, and which is able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or losing shape.

Masks and other facial coverings are not required:

  • at or inside a private residence or automobile
  • at or inside any religious institution, without limitation
  • inside a hotel, motel, or commercial lodging establishment guest room, or inside any apartment
  • of children under the age of two years
  • of persons who cannot wear a mask or facial covering due to an existing medical condition
  • of an individual who is hearing impaired or an individual who is communicating with an individual who is hearing impaired
  • where federal or state safety or health regulations prohibit the wearing of facial coverings
  • of persons actively engaged in strenuous physical activity, either inside or outdoors
  • of persons swimming or engaged in other activities which may cause the facial covering to become wet
  • while persons are actively eating, drinking, or smoking
  • while a person is receiving services which require access to that person’s nose or mouth

Condominium Amenities 

Miami-Dade County issued Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Order 23-20 stating that any business or establishment that falls out of compliance with this order shall immediately close, and that such business may reopen only after signing an affidavit indicating you have reviewed the rules & are in compliance.

Fitness Centers & Gyms

Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 23-20 reopening gyms, fitness centers, summer camps, youth activities, massage studios or parlors, and tattoo parlors, if operated in accordance with the Miami-Dade County New Normal Guide and Emergency Order 23-20, effective Monday, June 8.

Face Coverings Required at Gyms

Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 26-20 which states: commencing at 12:01 am on Thursday, July 9, all individuals in a gym or fitness center shall at all times wear a mask or other facial covering as defined by Emergency Order 20-20. This requirement is in addition to, and does not modify or waive, any other requirement imposed on gyms and fitness centers in Emergency Order 23-20 or the New Normal Handbook.

Swimming Pools 

Pools at hotels, condos, apartment buildings and homeowner associations in Miami-Dade County are allowed to open effective June 1 with strict enforcement of rules and social distancing guidelines.  

Please read rules and guidelines for pools in the Miami-Dade County New Normal Guide. 

Masks Required at Pools

Under Miami-Dade County Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-20, all persons are required to wear a mask in public, including while sunbathing or on a pool deck. Masks are not required while swimming, eating or drinking, or engaged in strenuous physical activity.

Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts & Common Use Amenities 

Effective April 29, Miami-Dade County issued an amendment to Emergency Order 15-20 allowing tennis courts, basketball courts and other common use amenities to open. Other common use amenities may be open to the extent use of such amenities is consistent with Emergency Order 21-20. 

Beach Chairs & Concessions 

Condominiums and hotels are not required to set up chairs or concessions for guests and residents, however, if you are planning on reopening, below are the guidelines you must follow. Additional guidelines will be provided, but please keep the below minimum guidelines in mind as you plan to reopen on June 1.

County & City Guidelines

  • Concession furnishings/beach chairs/umbrellas/beach equipment provided by concessionaires and hotels and residential buildings:
    • Distancing required of at least 6 feet for patrons, not of the same household.
    • Towels must be changed and used towels sent for laundering after each guest’s use.
  • Furnishings must be cleaned and disinfected after each guest’s use using EPA approved disinfectants.
  • Chairs can only be preset after the turtle inspection is complete.
  • Chairs must be removed one hour prior to sunset.
  • Preset chairs may only be set within your designated preset zone.
  • Your preset zone must be delineated with cones or flags to facilitate requirements for social distancing.
  • Preset chairs must be placed six feet in from your designated area to allow for social distancing.
  • Food sales pursuant to New Normal restaurant guidelines (including no self-service)
  • Chair, umbrella, and towel rentals pursuant to CDC recommendations and New Normal parks guidelines (including social distancing and the requirement to clean and disinfect rental equipment between each use)
  • No shared equipment (i.e. beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, etc.) among people from different households
  • No canopies or tents
  • No organized or group activities and athletics involving groups of two or more (for example, volleyball, football, soccer, frisbee, paddleball, etc.)
  • No gatherings of people from different households, unless social distancing guidelines are maintained – group size shall not exceed 10 persons at any time.
  • Areas of social gathering in beach parks, including bathhouses (changing rooms), picnic pavilions, playgrounds are not to be accessible.

Note: The City is evaluating the space available for your preset zone and will provide you with guidelines for the maximum number of chairs that can be set up in your designated area.

Please read Miami-Dade County rules and guidelines for the beach, including chairs and concessions in the Miami-Dade County New Normal Guide.


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. 

City of Sunny Isles Beach Emergency Order 04-20 remains in effect, 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.