City and County-wide Coronavirus Measures
Due to the spike in the COVID-19 cases and increase in hospitalizations, reopening measures are being rolled back and new emergency orders are being enacted by the city and county:
Miami-Dade county has issued an emergency order mandating facial coverings be worn in public at all times INDOORS and OUTDOORS and until further notice, with limited and specific exceptions.
- Miami - Dade 10:00 pm to 6:00 am every day until further notice, starting Monday September 14, eased to 11:00 pm to 6:00 am.
- Miami Beach (Entertainment District) - 8:00 pm to 6:00 am every day until further notice
- Broward County - no curfew currently in effect
- Monroe County (Florida Keys) - no curfew currently in effect
The following establishments and activities will remain CLOSED:
* Indoor Dining at Restaurants (Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery OK) Indoor dining will reopen at 50% capacity on Monday August 31
* Bars, breweries, banquet facilities, nightclubs and party venues
Gyms and fitness centers
* 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
* Ocean Drive remains partially closed to vehicular traffic
* The CDC has extended its No Sail Order for Cruises until October 1st, 2020.
The following establishments and activities will remain OPEN:
* Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery, indoor dining at 50% capacity
* 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
* Starting Monday September 14, outdoor attractions like Jungle Island, Zoo Miami, bike rentals, boat and bus charters will be allowed to reopen.
Here's the latest on reopening phases and measures in Miami-Dade County
Miami and South Florida Events and Attractions that have been cancelled / postponed / closed due to Coronavirus
In response to the recent and continued increase in positive COVID-19 tests locally and statewide, many attractions which had reopened have closed again
* All concerts and major events at AmericanAirlines Arena have been cancelled / postponed
* All performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center are suspended for the rest of this summer, possibly longer
* All concerts and events at the BB&T Center in Sunrise are suspended for the rest of this summer, possibly longer
* Brew At The Zoo rescheduled for September 12, 2020 has been CANCELLED
* The Miami International Auto Show scheduled for November 2020 has been postponed to February 19 - 28, 2021
* Art Basel Miami Beach scheduled for early December 2020 has been CANCELLED as well as the following satellite fairs taking place during Miami Art Week: Art Miami, Context Art Miami, Aqua, Spectrum, Red Dot, Ink, Pulse, Scope, Satellite, Faena Festival. Still on schedule to go ahead are the following: Design Miami, Pinta, NADA, Untittled.
* Perez Art Museum is CLOSED until further notice
* Miami Seaquarium is CLOSED until further notice
* Jungle Island is CLOSED until further notice
* Museum of Discovery and Science is CLOSED but IMAX Theater is OPEN
* All Miami Heat Basketball Games at AmericanAirlines Arena have been cancelled. The remaining of the season will be played at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. The NBA Finals for the 2019-2020 season will end no later than Oct. 13.
* All Florida Panthers Hockey Games at BB&T Center for the 2019-2020 season have been cancelled. The NHL is aiming for December 1 for the start to the 2020-2021 season.
* MLB Marlins Games. The 2020 60-Game Regular Season began on July 23. At this time, it is uncertain if fans will be allowed to attend games this season.
* Inter Miami CF Soccer games at Lockhart Stadium Ft Lauderdale has resumed the season. The return to play in home stadiums will feature comprehensive health and safety protocols, including regular testing of players, coaches and essential staff fo COVID-19. The Club has not made a determination on opening the stadium to fans for this phase of the schedule. If a determination is made for fans to return to Inter Miami CF Stadium safely in 2020, all home games will be available via single-game ticket purchases only.
* The 2020 Miami Dolphins pre-season games will be held without fans. At this time, it is uncertain if fans will be allowed to attend games this season. For the home season opener on September 20, 13,000 fans will be allowed to attend the game at Hard Rock Stadium.
Miami Attractions That Have Reopened / Remain Open post Covid closures and Events that are on schedule:
* 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.
* Football season is here and Hard Rock Stadium will allow 13,000 fans to attend the Hurricanes' and Dolphins' home openers this September.
* The Deering Seafood Festival - scheduled for March 2020 has been postponed to October 18, 2020
* The Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show scheduled for October 28 - November 1st, 2020 is ON
* 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 remain closed.
* Lion Country Safari Drive-through Safari is OPEN
* 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 and trails are open. Visitor centers, campgrounds and associated restrooms are closed until further notice.
* 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
* 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
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
All cruise lines in the U.S. are to suspend sailings until October 1st as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended its no-sail order, a response to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases in the U.S. More suspensions are likely..
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.
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