City and County-wide Coronavirus Measures
From September 25, 2020 the State of Florida has moved to Phase 3 meaning all state restrictions related to COVID-19 are lifted. However, Miami Dade County may have stringent rules as approved by the State.
MASKS: Miami-Dade county has issued an order mandating facial coverings be worn in public at all times INDOORS and OUTDOORS and until further notice, with limited and specific exceptions. Even though the State of Florida has suspended mask fines, Miami-Dade county is planning to collect them after the governor's order is lifted, so yes, you still have to wear a mask.
- Miami - Dade midnight to 6:00 am
The following establishments and activities will remain CLOSED:
* Large sporting events and entertainment venues and theme parks should consider reducing capacity.
The following establishments and activities are now OPEN:
* Restaurants and foodservice establishments may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols
* Outdoor activities and parks
* Condominium and hotel pools with strict social distancing and masks rules
* Summer camps and child daycare centers with strict capacity limits
* Office buildings
* Retail stores
* Grooming services
* Beaches - People will still need to stay six feet apart and social distance, and groups will be limited to ten people or less, follow mask rules
* Gyms and fitness centers
* Outdoor attractions like Jungle Island, Zoo Miami, bike rentals, boat and bus charters are allowed to reopen, not all of them have opened
* Bars, breweries, banquet facilities, nightclubs and party venues (Masks are required on the dance floor)
* Short-term vacation rentals
* Movie theaters, concert houses, performance venues, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, indoor and outdoor amusement facilities and attractions, and adult theaters
* The CDC has lifted its "no sail" order on U.S. cruise ships. Cruises can restart under stringent health and safety protocols.
Here's the latest on reopening phases and measures in Miami-Dade County
Miami and South Florida Events that have been cancelled / postponed due to Covid Measures
* The 2021 Chinese New Year Festival - Year of the Ox Celebration has been CANCELLED
* The Deering Seafood Festival has been postponed to October
* ULTRA Music Festival from March 26 - 28, 2021 has been rescheduled to March 25, 26, 27 2022
* The Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival has moved to September
* SunFest Music and Arts Festival for 2021 has been suspended, see you next year April 28 - May 1, 2022
Miami and South Florida Attractions that remain closed
* Jungle Island is CLOSED
Miami Events that are ON
* Miami Heat Games at AmericanAirlines Arena have restarted, spectators to be allowed with limited attendance and social distancing
* Performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center have restarted, quite a few OUTDOOR performances on schedule.
* The SOBE Wine & Food Festival from February 24 - 28, 2021 is postponed to May
* The Miami Open 2021 from March 22 to April 4, 2021 is ON
* The The Miami International Film Festival from March 5 - 14, 2021 is ON with a mix of virtual and in-theater presentations
* Rolling Loud Music Festival from May 7 - 9, 2021 is ON
Miami Attractions That Have Reopened / Remain Open
* Zoo Miami is OPEN, tickets must be purchased online, members and Summer Pass holders must also make a reservation for the day of their visit.
* Everglades National Park - All areas of the park are now OPEN. Park waters remain open for access from outside the park. Tours have reopened with enhanced measures. Visitor Centers at Ernest C. Coe and Shark Valley are OPEN
* Lion Country Safari Drive-through Safari is OPEN, Safari World is re-opening for Annual Passholders on February 27 and 28.
* Biscayne National Park The kayak launch and restrooms at Convoy Point are open on a limited basis. The visitor center is CLOSED. Boca Chita, Elliott and Adams Keys are open on a limited basis. Biscayne National Park Institute snorkeling and paddling tours have resumed.
* Big Cypress National Preserve roads, trails and campgrounds are open. Swamp and Oasis Visitor Centers are OPEN.
* John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park has reopened. The beach, boat ramp and trails are available. Snorkeling tours have resumed on a limited capacity.
* Gator Park Airboat tours are running.
* Frost Science Museum and Planetarium has reopened
* Museum of Discovery and Science is OPEN
* Some Biscayne Bay Cruises have resumed, book with confidence as most of the operators are offering a free cancellation policy for up to 24 hours before activity starts: Duck Tours, The Original Millionaire's Row Cruise and the Adrenaline Junky Jetboat Rides are ON
* Snorkeling Boats have resumed operations in the Florida Keys and at Biscayne National Park and John Pennekamp State Park
* Wynwood District is OPEN, check out the fabulous street art and murals
* The outdoor upscale Design District is OPEN
* The gardens at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are OPEN
* The outdoor areas at the Deering Estate are OPEN and hikes and kayak rentals have resumed. The daily historic tours are postponed until further notice
* Tidal Cove Water Park at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is OPEN
* The Fairchild Tropial Botanic Gardens are OPEN
* Perez Art Museum is OPEN
* Miami Seaquarium is open on weekends from November 6, 2020
Miami Current Travel Status, Airports and Cruise Ports
Please note that situation is extremely fluid and it changes 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 CDC has lifted its "no sail" order on U.S. cruise ships. Cruises can restart under stringent health and safety protocols.
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