City and County-wide Coronavirus Measures
Effective March 24, 2020 at 11:59pm all residents living within the City of Miami are ordered to shelter in place and remain at home. All non-essential travel within the City of Miami, including by automobile, public transit, and motorcycle is prohibited until further notice. Exempt os travel to seek goods from grocery stores and pharmacies, travel to perform work in support of essential activities.
City of Miami Beach Coronoavirus measures in effect:
* All beaches and parks are closed until further notice.
* All restaurants and nightclubs are closed until further notice.
* All non-essential businesses citywide are closed until further notice, this exempts grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, private offices, banks, hotels, hospitals, medical service providers, medical supply stores, hardware stores, gasoline service stations and automotive supply/repair centers
* Restaurant kitchens may remain open for takeout and delivery, they must maintain a distance of 6 feet among individual patrons to enforce social distancing
* All Miami Beach Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Hostels, Motels are closed until further notice.
Miami and South Florida Events and Attractions that have been cancelled / postponed / closed due to Coronavirus
All concerts and major events at AmericanAirlines Arena have been cancelled / postponed
All performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center are suspended through April 5, 2020. Attempts to reschedule as many performances as possible when conditions become appropriate are in the works.
City of Miami Beach-sponsored Spring Break Concerts and Beachfront activities in South Beach are suspended.
Frost Science Museum and Planetarium is CLOSED from March 16, 2020 until further notice
Perez Art Museum is CLOSED from March 16, 2020 until further notice
Calle Ocho Festival - on March 15, 2020 has been cancelled
The Winter Music Conference at Faena District - from March 16 - 19, 2020 has been cancelled
Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park - from March 20 - 22, 2020 has been postponed to March 26 - 28, 2021. "Postponed" is the key word here, they are not issuing refunds (yes, seriously) purchased tickets are good for the 2021 or 2022 event
All Miami Heat Basketball Games at AmericanAirlines Arena have been cancelled as the NBA has suspended the current season until further notice
All Florida Panthers Hockey Games at BB&T Center have been cancelled as the NHL has suspended the current season until further notice
All Miami Marlins Spring Training Games are cancelled, opening day of March 26, 2020 has been delayed TBA
Inter Miami CF Soccer home opener at Lockhart Stadium Ft Lauderdale has been called off as MLS has suspended the season
Jazz In The Gardens Music Fest at Hard Rock Stadium from March 14 - 15, 2020 has been postponed, new dates TBA
The 2020 Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium from March 23 - April 5, 2020 has been cancelled
The Fair at Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds from March 12 - April 5, 2020 has been postponed, new dates TBA
The NASCAR 2020 Cup Series Weekend at Homestead Speedway from March 20 - 22, 2020 will go on but race will be held without fans.
The Longines Global Champions Tour on the Sands of Miami Beach from April 2 - 4 will be rescheduled, new dates TBA
The Deering Seafood Festival scheduled for March 29, 2020 has been postponed, new date TBA
Miami Beach Pride Parade on April 5, 2020 has been cancelled
SunFest in West Palm Beach from April 30 - May 3, 2020 has been cancelled
Miami Seaquarium is CLOSED until further notice
Jungle Island is CLOSED until further notice
Zoo Miami is CLOSED
Lion Country Safari is CLOSED
Biscayne National Park Visitor Center will be closed starting Mar. 17 until further notice. Visitor activities, including ranger-led programs and Biscayne National Park Institute tours, are suspended until further notice.
Upcoming Miami and South Florida events / attractions that remain open / on schedule
Everglades National Park - Park access has closed to the public in Miami-Dade County. This includes Shark Valley, East Everglades area, and the main park road from the Homestead entrance to Flamingo. Park waters remain open for access from outside the park.
Miami Current Travel Status, Airports and Cruise Ports
Please note that situation is extremely fluid and the situation will change daily. Restrictions that may affect your travels are put in effect with little or no advance notice. This is specially true if you are coming from overseas. You should be prepared for additional travel precautions at the ports of entry and red tape like health declaration forms, screening measures and quarantines.
Miami International Airport (MIA) is now one of the approved entry airports for overseas passengers that must go through health screenings under the latest US travel restrictions along with these other approved airports: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.
In the event you need to cancel or reschedule your overseas flight here is a Master List Of All Major International Airline Coronavirus Change and Cancellation Policies
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that as of March 14, 2020 ALL Ocean-going cruises to and from U.S. ports will halt for 30 days.
In addition, further restrictions have been issued by individual cruise lines:
Princess Cruises has halted all cruises for the next two months from March 12 to May 10.
Viking Cruises has suspended all ocean and river cruises for embarkations taking place between March 12 to April 30, 2020.
Royal Caribbean is pausing the fleet's US sailings to at least May 2020.
Norwegian Cruise Line, which operates NCL, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises, will stop cruises from March 13 until April 11, 2020
Disney Cruise Line, has suspended all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020, through the end of the March.
Costa Cruises, has suspended all cruises around the world from now until April 3, 2020.
Recommendations and Precautions to Prevent Infection
Please note that the articles and information on this site are for the purpose of providing general information, and do not take the place of, or constitute professional, medical, or legal advice on any subject matter. You are responsible for deciding how to use any information you read on this site and for seeking further professional advice as you see fit. The following is not and should not be interpreted as medical advice. Please consult your physician if you have any health concerns.
The Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease that was first contained to Hubei Province in China back in December 2019 and has now spread to many parts around the world creating a global health emergency. On March 11, 2020 the WHO declared the 2019-nCoV a pandemic.
Some simple and common sense precautions all travelers and the regular population for that matter should follow:
- Avoid contact with sick people
- Wash hands thoroughly and often
- Don't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you need to touch your face, make sure your hands are clean
- Cover your mouth when coughing/sneezing, but not with your hand, use a tissue or your sleeve if you must
- When going through the security lines i.e. at airports or cruise ports, keep all personal items including wallets, keys, phones, inside your carry-on bags to avoid contamination on the security belt or the bins or trays used at the security checkpoint which are some of the germiest places of any airport. Keep a pair of anti-bacterial wipes or hand sanitizer for after going through the security line
- If showing any symptoms (high fever, coughing), act responsibly. Any individuals in Miami-Dade County who believe they may have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19) should call the Florida Department of Health at 305-324-2400. This should be done prior to traveling to your General Practitioner, medical facility or hospital
- And don't forget, Prevention Starts With You.
We are keeping all those who have been affected by the Coronavirus accross the world in our hearts and prayers.
Please take care... Be Responsible... Be Ready...
YOU can make a difference
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