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Important Message

Miami-Dade Business Guidelines are being updated to reflect Executive Order 20-244 issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis regarding statewide business opening rules. Read the Miami-Dade County Mayor's Amendment No. 1 to Emergency Order 30-20 for details.

Childcare Facilities and Camps

Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 23-20 (HTML version) allowed summer camps and youth activities to commence on June 8, 2020.

Activities at Miami-Dade Parks must still follow guidelines outlined in Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 21-20 (HTML version).

These guidelines have been developed to provide a safe and responsible environment to serve children and families in Miami-Dade County and to deliver services in the "New Normal" for childcare facilities, summer camps, sports camps and after school programs in adherence with local, state and federal guidelines and regulations.

Individual program schedules will be determined by their readiness to fully implement and follow the safety protocols and guidelines.

As you prepare to reopen your establishment, please use the Childcare Facilities and Camps General Checklist as a guide. All guidelines are categorized by workforce protection measures, employee protection measures, non-employee (or customer) protection measures, business process adaptations, employer-led public health interventions and industry-wide safeguards.

Our top priority is to keep children and employees safe.

Points in bold MUST be followed; other recommendations are strongly suggested. While designated businesses will be permitted to open, they are not required to open.

It is important to continue following General Guidelines based on CDC recommendations.

For the most up to date changes, see the latest Emergency Orders and Amendments.

Send a question or a suggestion about the New Normal Guide to new-normal@miamidade.gov.

General Guidelines

Early Childhood Programs

Sports Programs

Special Populations

  • Children with disabilities require accommodations as sensory and social issues as well as disruptive behaviors will prevent these children from consistently meeting requirements outlined with the plan. Accommodations for social distancing, use of cloth face masks and assistance with personal hygiene can be expected
  • Children in the foster care system must be given priority access to summer and sports camps as well as to childcare services should availability be limited
  • Additionally, children of foster care youth who are in or have been served by the foster care system will be given priority access to summer programs