Mayor-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Issues Executive Order closing all Non-essential Businesses

MIAMI - Due to the continuing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez signed an executive order to close all non-essential retail and commercial establishments, effective starting 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Miami-Dade County is closing these and other businesses based on recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These recommendations become more stringent as the number of COVID-19 cases grows in our County and around the world.

Business Closures

This emergency order includes, but is not limited  to, the closure of all:

art supply stores, craft supply stores
barbers, beauty salons, nail studios
bookstores
casinos, including Calder, Casino Miami, Magic City and Hialeah Park
clothing boutiques
indoor amusement parks, trampoline parks, driving ranges
jewelry stores
malls
music supply stores
pawn shops
social clubs, tennis clubs, golf courses, fishing charters
souvenir stores
spas
sporting goods stores
tutoring centers, music classes
toy stores and children's stores

Businesses remaining open

All medical facilities, doctors' offices, and airlines will remain open.

Businesses that can remain open include:

architectural, engineering and landscape services
assisted living facilities (ALFs), nursing homes, adult day care centers 

and senior residential facilities
banks
business that interact with customers solely through electronic or telephonic means
business operating at any airport, seaport or other government facility
childcare facilities, but limiting to a maximum of 10 children 

and teachers in any one group
construction sites currently in operation, regardless of building type
convenience stores
factories, manufacturing facilities, bottling plants and other industrial sites
food cultivation, including farming, livestock and fishing
gas stations
grocery stores
hardware stores
home-based care for seniors, adults or children
landscaping and pool services
laundromats
logistics providers
mail and shipping services
natural and propane gas providers
newspapers, TV, radio and media services
pet supply stores
pharmacies
professional services, such as legal and accounting services
restaurant kitchens, for pick-up and delivery only
services providing food, shelter, social services and other necessities for the economically disadvantaged
taxis and private transportation providers
telecommunications providers
waste management service, including collection and disposal 

This executive order will help ensure the health and safety of those most at risk of contracting COVID-19, including seniors and those with pre-existing health conditions, such as heart, lung and respiratory diseases, diabetes and cancer.

Mayor Gimenez urges everyone to follow recommendations from the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the transmission of this virus.

"I know it is very frustrating that we have new closures every day, but they are vital to protecting everyone in our County," Mayor Gimenez said. "We are acting on CDC recommendations."In addition to these new business closures, each and every one of us must take personal responsibility to help stop the spread of this virus. We must all act as if we are infected and take every precautionary step to prevent transmitting this virus to others."

Preventive measures include regular hand washing, sanitizing all frequently touched surfaces, and strict social distancing of at least six feet between people. For the most recent updates on the situation and a complete list of the businesses being closed, go to miamidade.gov/coronavirus.

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