City of Miami Beach Establishes an 8 PM Curfew in the South Beach Entertainment District & Pedestrianizes Ocean Drive

(Miami Beach, FL) Jul 17, 2020 -

Ensuring the safety and health of Miami Beach residents, visitors and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic remains the city’s most important objective. Today, the City Manager has extended the city’s State of Emergency Declaration and Emergency Measures through July 24, 2020.
Effective, July 18 at 12:01 a.m. the following measures will be in place:
  • The entirety of Ocean Drive from 5 Street to 15 Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic at all times.
  • Parking will be prohibited in the area bounded by 5 Street on the south, 15 Street on the north, Ocean Drive on the east, and Collins Avenue on the west.
  • All business establishments located within the MXE mixed use entertainment district (excluding that portion of the MXE district located between 73 and 75 streets) and that portion of the CD-2 commercial, medium intensity district between Pennsylvania Avenue and Collins Court, from 5 Street to 16 Street (excluding that portion of Espanola Way located between Washington Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue), which shall hereinafter be referred to as the “MXE and CD2 District” must be CLOSED by 8 p.m. daily.
  • All restaurants, cafeterias, and other food service establishments located within this MXE and CD2 District shall CLOSE at 8 p.m. Notwithstanding the foregoing, between the hours of 8 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 8 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.
  • A general curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. is hereby established throughout this MXE and CD2 district, which will be in effect daily from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and shall include, but not be limited to, the prohibition on pedestrian and vehicular movement, standing and parking, except for designated essential services that are fire, police, and hospital personnel, including the transportation of patients thereto, utility emergency repairs, emergency calls by physicians, essential travel for medical services, treatment, or medication, and food delivery services (subject to the additional provisions set forth herein).