City of Miami Beach Amends Emergency Order

(Miami Beach, FL) Jul 8, 2020 -

As South Florida continues to experience increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases, the City of Miami Beach has extended its State of Emergency and updated its Emergency Measures to include the following amendments effective, July 9, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.:

  • All restaurants, cafeterias, and other food service establishment, regardless of site or seating capacity, shall be limited to offering OUTDOOR ON-PREMISES SERVICE ONLY. Outdoor service of customers for on-premises consumption shall only be offered between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day and shall CLOSE at 10 p.m. Notwithstanding the foregoing, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., such establishments may operate their kitchens strictly for the purpose of providing DELIVERY SERVICES ONLY.

    Take-out, pick-up, or curb-side pick-up shall be expressly prohibited between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day. Employees, janitorial personnel, contractors, and delivery personnel shall be allowed access to such establishments.

    No music shall be permitted, unless the volume does not exceed the level of a normal conversation. Any live entertainment is hereby PROHIBITED.

  • Short-term rentals duly licensed by the City of Miami Beach, and permitted to operate pursuant to the Land Development Regulations and other applicable provisions of the City Code, are prohibited, except as authorized by and subject to the requirements set forth in Miami-Dade County Emergency Order (EO) 26-20, as amended.

    This order includes the establishment of a maximum daytime and overnight occupancy for short-term vacation rentals of up to a maximum of two persons per bedroom plus two additional persons per property not to exceed a maximum of ten persons, and prohibits new rental agreements entered into except on a monthly basis.

  • All of the following shall be closed pursuant to County EO 26-20, as amended: (a) movie theaters, (b) concert houses, (c) auditoriums, (d) playhouses, (e) bowling alleys, (f) arcades, (g) indoor and outdoor amusement facilities and attractions, (h) casinos (except casinos on sovereign tribal land), (i) adult theaters, special cabarets, and unlicensed massage establishments, as defined in section 847.001, Florida Statutes, (j) banquet halls, both stand alone and incident to any hotel or other business, and (k) ballrooms both stand alone and incident to any hotel and other establishment.

In addition to wearing facial coverings at all times, per Miami Dade County EO 26-20, facial coverings must be worn inside gyms or fitness centers continuously. Curfew hours have also been modified to be 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., in accordance with County EO 27-20

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