Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez’s Initial Reopening Plan identifies non-essential businesses allowed to open Monday, May 18 with stringent capacity and safety rules in place. Businesses may wish to enforce more stringent guidelines or procedures. Municipalities may choose to follow Miami-Dade County’s guidelines or enact stricter requirements, but they cannot be more lenient. In addition, some businesses cannot reopen until a later date.
Many cities such as City of Miami, Miami Beach, Doral, Miami Gardens, Hialeah, Coral Gables and others may have different opening schedules and/or regulations. You are encouraged to visit their website for information and instruction specific to the municipality.
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In transitioning to a "New Normal," we rely on the expertise of scientists, health experts and people from all walks of life in Miami-Dade County.
Working groups with medical experts from the Florida Department of Health, Jackson Health System, U-Health, and the medical schools at the University of Miami and Florida International University help us determine each step along the way.
On Monday, May 18, Miami-Dade began Phase 1 of reopening, allowing certain non-essential businesses to reopen with limited capacity and strict guidelines in place. This comes on the heels of parks and open spaces reopening for limited use, so the community could enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of fresh air, sunshine and exercise. During this "New Normal," practicing social distancing and wearing mouth and nose coverings will be enforced until health experts advise it is no longer necessary.
In the weeks and months ahead, our community will continue to depend on the teamwork and diverse perspectives and talents of our County's 2.8 million residents. Our shared mission to protect our community from this pandemic will make us stronger as we are "Moving to a New Normal."