WHEREAS, on March 1, 2020, the Governor of Florida issued Executive Order No. 20-51, directing the State Health Officer and Surgeon General to declare a Public Health Emergency due to the discovery of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Florida; and
WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, the Governor of Florida issued Executive Order No. 20-52, declaring a State of Emergency for the State of Florida related to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, the County Mayor declared a Local State of Emergency for all of Miami-Dade County related to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, subsections (e) and (o) of section 8B-7(2) of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, authorize the County Mayor to issue a curfew and to limit the movement of persons inside Miami-Dade County at essential establishments in order to safeguard life and health; and
WHEREAS, the Code of Miami-Dade County also grants the County Mayor the authority to impose a curfew while there is a Declaration of a Local State of Emergency in effect; and
WHEREAS, this amendment sets the time that curfew is imposed at Midnight instead of 11:00 p.m.; and
WHEREAS, a curfew is necessary to safeguard life and health, as parties and gatherings late at night have the potential to spread COVID-19; and
THEREFORE, as County Mayor of Miami-Dade County, I hereby order:
A. Emergency Order 27-20 is hereby amended and restated as follows:
1. Commencing on October 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., a curfew is hereby imposed for all of Miami-Dade County, including incorporated and unincorporated areas, effective from 12:00 a.m. each night through 6:00 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:
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;
d. Walking their dogs within 250 feet of their residences; and
e. Traveling to and from any sporting event sponsored by the NCAA, Major League Baseball, or the National Football League, or any other national professional sports league or organization.
f. Traveling to or from any religious service.
2. The provisions of this order shall serve as minimum standards. Municipalities may impose more stringent standards within their jurisdiction.
3. This order does not affect or limit the operations of Miami-Dade County, any public utility, any municipality, the Miami-Dade County School District, or any State or Federal office or facility, except that such entities shall abide by the restrictions of any County, Municipal, State or Federal emergency order, as applicable.
B. All other provisions of Emergency Order 27-20, as amended, shall remain in full force and effect.
C. This order shall be provided to all appropriate media consistent with the requirements of section 8B-7(2)(n) of the Code of Miami-Dade County.