LATEST UPDATE EFFECTIVE ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2020:
All of the following shall be opened pursuant to County EO 28-20, as amended: movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, casinos, arcades, banquet halls, both stand alone and incident to any hotel or other business, ballrooms both stand alone and incident to any hotel and other establishment and indoor/outdoor amusement facilities and attractions may operate.
Bars, pubs, night clubs, cocktail lounges, cabarets, adult entertainment venues, hookah lounges, or breweries, remain closed, provided, however that such venues, if licensed as a public food service establishment pursuant to Chapter 509, Florida Statutes, may only sell food and alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption in conformance with the rules for restaurants set forth in the Handbook.
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*Items in bold are mandatory to all industries
- Banquet facilities and other similar venues may open to the public, if operated at 50 percent of their rated capacity and in accordance with the standards for hotel convention and banquet facilities in accordance with Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 24-20.
- Banquet facilities that utilize food service must follow all requirements for Restaurants indicated in the Miami-Dade County New Normal Guidebook (see page 53).
- Banquet facilities must follow all Hotel Meeting and Convention Spaces Guidelines indicated in the Miami Dade County New Normal Guidebook (see page 71):
- Meeting and banquet set-up arrangements must be limited to no more than 50 percent of room occupancy.
- Tables must be set up to allow for 6 feet of distance between participants, unless they are from the same family.
- Self-serve buffet-style food service will be suspended and replaced by alternative service styles.
- All equipment and meeting amenities will be disinfected before and after each use or be single use if not able to be sanitized.
- Each meeting room must be sanitized prior to being occupied
- All linen, including underlays must be replaced after each use
- All food and beverage items must be individually plated and served
- Coffee and other break items must be attended and served by a server
- Flatware must be provided as a roll up or grab and go concept
- Condiments must be served in individual sealed containers
- Individual bottled water must be provided instead of water carafes on meeting tables and all water stations
- Workforce protection
- Facial coverings must be worn inside businesses and commercial establishments
- Do not allow employees who have flu like symptoms to report to work for 14 days after the onset symptoms
- Provide or coordinate safe transportation to work allowing for social distancing
- Allow for flexible schedules for childcare and sick time
- Staggered breaks to reduce large group gatherings
- Install hand sanitizer at entry points and through site
- Employee protection
- Enforce personal protective equipment (e.g., face masks, gloves)
- Ensure employees (and customers) stay more than 6 feet apart (use visual markers to help with implementation)
- Enhanced sanitization of all common areas / touch points (doors, stairwell handles, light switch, elevator switch, )
- Procure increased amounts of soap, hand sanitizer, cleaning materials and protective equipment
- Non-employee Protection
- Visually mark separation 6 ft. apart for areas where people would group (e.g., queues and elevators)
- Discourage entry to site of visitors and contractors, unless needed for operations
- Eliminate car valet services, unless self-parking is unavailable. Where self- parking is unavailable, valet may be utilized. Valet operator will step away 6 feet after opening car door (visual markers should be placed on the ground to assist). After parking, vehicle operator will switch or sanitize gloves prior to servicing the next vehicle
- Set up self-checkout lines and contactless payments, as applicable
- Business Process Adaptations
- Upgrade/Install ventilation including HVAC filters per OSHA guidance
- Clean and disinfect bathrooms every two to three hours
- Eliminate the use of common water fountains and interactive displays
- Limit capacity of elevators to ensure social distancing
- Designate quarantine rooms for infected individuals and deep clean after use
- Require non-core functions to work from home, as possible
- Avoid meetings of more than 5 participants, encourage virtual meetings
- Reduce seating in breakrooms / common areas to ensure minimum 6’ physical distance. If not possible, close common areas
- Prior to re-open, flush plumbing and run water in sinks to eliminate stagnant water from the period of mall/store’s closure
- Employer-led public health interventions
- Post CDC signage in publicly trafficked locations emphasizing measures to “Stop the Spread of Germs” and to exercise social responsibility
- Train all personnel in new operating protocols and modifications to existing codes of conduct to deal with COVID 19 issues
- Design work group shifts to minimize contacts between employees and ensure easier tracking and tracing, as possible
- Implement testing programs for high risk employees (e.g., frequent contact with customers or suppliers)
- Industry-wide Safeguards
- Acknowledge in writing the review and understanding of relevant industry association and union organizations guidelines, including capability checklists and reference to WHO, DOH and CDC guidelines
- Establish protocol to immediately disclose infection to state DOH bodies and procedure to safeguard store (e.g., deep cleaning)
- Setup clear reporting protocols based on leading (e.g., thermometer temp spikes, thermal scanning spikes, increased absenteeism) and lagging indicators (e.g., staff health visits above pre-defined rate, community spread in retailer locale)
- Post a contact email address and/or telephone number for employees /customers to contact if they have questions or concerns
- Any establishment that has an on-site employee or contractor who tests positive shall close for the shorter of:
- the time needed for staff who were in contact with the positive employee or contractor to be tested and cleared by a medical professional as being COVID-19 free and the establishment to be deep-sanitized;
- 14 days from the date such employee or contractor was last on-site at such establishment, if deep sanitization is not performed.
- An establishment shall be deemed to have complied with the above if, after deep sanitizing, employees who were in contact with the positive employee or contractor do not report to work for 14 days after the date the positive employee or contractor was last on-site
- Where an establishment has multiple floors or structures or square footage of more than 10,000 feet, only those structures, floors or areas where the infected person was present are required to be sanitized as a condition of re- opening, and only those employees working in such structures, floors or or areas must be tested. All employees who came into personal contact with the positive employee must be tested or, in the absence of a test, be excluded from the premises for 14 days after the date the positive employee was last onsite
- Under no circumstances shall an employee or contract who tested positive report to work at an establishment until that employee is cleared by a medical professional as being COVID-19 free.