City and County-wide Coronavirus Measures
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 Mayor has signed an emergency order to close all beaches and ban large gatherings during the 4th of July weekend. Closures from Friday, July 3 to Tuesday July 7.
Starting Friday July 3rd, Miami-Dade County is reimposing a citywide curfew from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am every day until further notice.
Miami has started to reopen in phases and is preparing to safely welcome back residents and visitors.
- Parks and retail establishments are open.
- Restaurants continue to operate delivery and take out and have reopened for dine-in with reduced capacity. Restaurants in the city of Miami Beach will close for dine-in and carry out at midnight until further notice.
- Ocean Drive is now closed to vehicular traffic to allow restaurants for additional capacity as well as provide more room for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Performance venues, bars, gyms and movie theaters remain closed.
- Beaches are open. People will still need to stay six feet apart and social distance, and groups will be limited to ten people or less. Masks are only necessary to wear to go into the restroom or at concession stands, or in places where social distancing is not possible.
- Hotels will also be opening June 1 in Miami-Dade. Hotel, apartment, and condo pools have also been given the green light. Community pools, however, remain closed.
Here's the latest on reopening phases and measures in Miami
City of Miami Beach Reopening
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
Many of the 4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks have been cancelled, a handful still taking place but there will be no large gatherings for celebrations or fireworks viewing. Check out the latest status. Beaches and Parks will be closed during the 4th of July weekend. There will be no public viewing of fireworks from the parks and no gatherings of people. You must watch the fireworks from your home or a parked vehicle.
All concerts and major events at AmericanAirlines Arena have been cancelled / postponed
All performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center are suspended until further notice. Attempts to reschedule as many performances as possible when conditions become appropriate are in the works.
All concerts and events at the BB&T Center in Sunrise through July are suspended / postponed
Brew At The Zoo scheduled for May 2, 2020 has been rescheduled to September 12, 2020
Perez Art Museum is CLOSED until further notice
Zoo Miami is CLOSED beginning July 4 until further notice
Miami Seaquarium is CLOSED beginning June 29 until further notice
Jungle Island is CLOSED beginning July 4 until further notice
All Miami Heat Basketball Games at AmericanAirlines Arena have been cancelled. The Miami Heat will resume games starting August 1st at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando where the remaining of the season will be played.
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, 2020 season has been delayed. MLB will begin a shortened season on July 23-24 in empty ballparks.
Inter Miami CF Soccer home opener at Lockhart Stadium Ft Lauderdale has been postponed, MLS set to restart the 2020 season on July 8, 2020, Inter Miami's full schedule is expected to be released in the coming days. The games will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
Miami Attractions That Have Reopened post Covid closures:
Everglades National Park - Everglades National Park has reopened access to the Main Park Road from Homestead entrance to Flamingo. Flamingo Marina is open. Anhinga Trail is open. Shark Valley, Gulf Coast and Campgrounds are set to reopen on June 1st.
Park waters remain open for access from outside the park.
Lion Country Safari Drive-through Safari has re-opened
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. Here's the latest on Big Cypress National Park reopening.
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 is reopening June 11 for members and June 15 to general public
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
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
Our marinas have reopened with many boat tour operators running on regular schedules, including the Duck Tours.
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
All cruise lines have suspended sailings until late July and sailings on some ships have been cancelled into the fall. 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.
Please take care... Be Responsible... Be Ready...
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