COVID-19 Coronavirus

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 COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

 

Resources for COVID-19 

 

Miami Shores Village Declares a State of Emergency

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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.

 

March 19, 2020

Today, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued Emergency Order 06-20 and 07-20 which have an impact to the day-to-day operations in Miami Shores Village and Miami-Dade County.

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:

  • ALL Miami Shores Recreation Fields
  • Miami Shores Community Center
  • Miami Shores Dog Park
  • Miami Shores Field House
  • Miami Shores Tennis Center
  • Miami Shores Tot Lot
  • Bayfront Park
  • Constitution Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Optimist Park
  • Miami Shores Country Club and Golf Course

 

Effective tonight at 9:00 PM

ALL non-essential commercial establishments are ordered closed.

  • Essential establishments may remain open. Here’s a summary of these businesses:
    • Healthcare providers;
    • Grocery stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, and convenience stores;
    • Food cultivation (farming, livestock, and fishing);
    • Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services to needy individuals;
    • Media services;
    • Gas stations, auto-supply, and auto-repair stores;
    • Banks;
    • Hardware stores;
    • Contractors (appliance repair personnel, exterminators, etc.);
    • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services;
    • Private colleges, trade schools, and technical colleges but only as needed to facilitate distance learning;
    • Laundromats and dry cleaners;
    • Restaurants only for take-out and delivery;
    • Schools and entities that provide free food service, only for pick-up and takeaway;
    • Businesses that supply office products;
    • Businesses that ship/deliver groceries, food, good, or services directly to homes;
    • Airlines, taxis, and other private transportation providers;
    • Home-based care providers;
    • Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and adult day care centers;
    • Professional services (legal/accounting) when necessary to assist with legally mandated activities;
    • Landscape and pool care businesses;
    • Childcare facilities with certain mandatory conditions;
    • Businesses operating at any airport, seaport, or other governmental facility;
    • Pet supply stores;
    • Logistics providers (warehouses, trucks, consolidators, fumigators, handlers);
    • Telecommunications providers;
    • Propane or natural gas providers;
    • Office space and administrative support for the listed activities;
    • Open construction sites;
    • Architectural, engineering, and land surveying services;
    • Factories, manufacturing plants;
    • Waste management services;
    • Any business that interacts with customers solely through electronic or telephonic means and that delivers products via mail or delivery services.
  
March 17, 2020
EMERGENCY DECLARATION

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.

CLOSURES

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Village facilities and parks will be CLOSED until further notice including the following:

  • Brockway Memorial Library
  • C. Lawton McCall Community Center
  • Ed Abdella Field House Facility
  • Tot Lot
  • Miami Shores Aquatic Center
  • Miami Shores Dog Park
  • Miami Shores Multi-purpose Activities Center
  • Village Hall Main Lobby
MEETINGS

All meetings for all non-quasi judicial Village Boards, Commissions and Committees have been canceled until further notice.

ESSENTIAL SERVICES

The Village will be operating Critical Infrastructure services only:

  • Police Services
  • Fire Rescue Services (Miami-Dade County)
  • Sanitation Services (Regular Schedules)
  • Building Permitting
  • Inspections
PANDEMIC PLAN SAFETY MEASURES ISSUED

For Miami Shores Village Businesses and the Public

  • All bars are required to close at 11:00 PM today, March 17, 2020 and remain closed until further notice.
  • Restaurants are required to close today except for drive through, take-out and delivery services until further notice.
  • Avoid social gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • Practice social distancing - 6 feet apart from others.
  • Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips and social visits.
  • Work from home whenever possible.
  • Critical Infrastructure industry employees should maintain normal work schedule.
  • Do not visit nursing homes, retirement or long-term facilities.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Wash your hands and don’t touch your face.
COMMUNICATION

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.

  • Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
  • Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.
  • If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
  • Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts -- use drive-thru, pickup or delivery options.
  • Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips and social visits.
  • DO NOT VISIT nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
  • Practice good hygiene:
    • Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
    • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

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.

March 12, 2020

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued a Declaration of Local State of Emergency to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community.

March 9, 2020

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.

The FDOH now has a call center available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1 (866) 779-6121 or email at COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

What is 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.

For information, situation updates and the latest news on COVID-19, visit the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.