Miami Shores Village is coordinating with all our community partners while closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation for our area. Our Village staff is continuously assessing and adapting emergency plans for COVID-19 based on information provided from the Florida Department of Health.
Village-wide preparation is underway with safety and health of our community as the first consideration.
This is a fluid situation and modifications will be made as needed. Miami Shores Village is following all Emergency Orders of Miami-Dade County, the State of Florida and Federal Guidelines in order to protect the health of our residents.
The Village continues to review processes, policies and procedures to reflect all current recommendations and best practices. For information about COVID-19, please contact the Florida Department of Health dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling (866) 779-6121 or the local Miami Dade Florida Department of Health Center at 305-324-2400. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for COVID-19
March 24, 2020
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez orders that more than 10 people shall not gather in public. Lists specific and essential service exemptions. View Emergency Order 10-20 here.
March 23, 2020
Declaration of Local Emergency extended for seven more days by Mayor Crystal Wagar commencing on March 24, 2020.
March 21, 2020
Hotels, motels, short-term vacation rentals and other commercial lodging establishments shall not accept new reservations for persons other than essential lodgers by Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 9-20.
In order to safeguard our community, Miami Shores Village will be enforcing Miami-Dade County Emergency Orders in response to the public health threat of COVID-19.
Effective today, Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM:
All parks, beaches and recreational facilities, both public and private, throughout the County are ordered closed.
This closure will impact the following Miami Shores Village facilities:
Effective tonight at 9:00 PM
ALL non-essential commercial establishments are ordered closed.
On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Miami Shores Village declared a Local State of Emergency due to the threat of COVID-19 and is implementing additional closures and safety measures in order to mitigate and slow the spread of the virus. This will allow the Village access to federal and/or state funding opportunities as they become available.
Effective March 17, 2020 AT 11:00 PM Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 03-20 requires – ALL RESTAURANTS, BARS AND FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS AS WELL AS THEATERS AND GYMANSIUMS OR FITNESS STUDIOS TO CLOSE. RESTAURANTS ARE REQUIRED TO CLOSE EXCEPT FOR DRIVE THROUGH, TAKE-OUT AND DELIVERY SERVICES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Village facilities and parks will be CLOSED until further notice including the following:
All meetings for all non-quasi judicial Village Boards, Commissions and Committees have been canceled until further notice.
The Village will be operating Critical Infrastructure services only:
For Miami Shores Village Businesses and the Public
Residents can stay updated on Village information and alerts on the following platforms:
In light of new CDC guidelines, people should do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
To learn more about Village information, community mitigation efforts and reliable resources, view the Miami Shores Village newsletter that was sent out through our alert system. Topics covered include:
If you are in a high risk category, this may be the time to evaluate your exposure and take all precautions necessary to reduce your chances of getting sick. Be sure to avoid close contact with people who are sick, take everyday precautions like washing your hands and disinfecting your home, avoid large crowds, especially in poorly ventilated areas and take extra measures to put distance between yourself and other people to further reduce your exposure to the virus.
For more information, on who is at risk and how to prepare, visit the CDC.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued a Declaration of Local State of Emergency to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a public health emergency designating the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) as the lead state agency to coordinate an emergency response. In an abundance of caution, the Governor declared a Public Health Emergency allowing the State Health Officer to take any action necessary to protect the public health of its citizens.
Things to know:
The FDOH is your point of contact for any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an emerging disease and there is more to learn about its transmissibility and severity, but the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Those with cardiopulmonary disease, weakened immune systems, infants, and older adults have an increased risk. Symptoms may include fever, cough and shortness of breath which can progress to bronchitis or pneumonia.