Mask Rules & Citations

All persons throughout Miami-Dade County are still required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public, at parks, and inside all establishment but are not required to have them on under the following exceptions only:

  • At or inside a private residence;
  • Inside a private automobile;
  • At or inside any religious institution, without limitation;
  • Inside a hotel, motel, or commercial lodging establishment guest room, or inside any apartment; 
  • Children under the age of two years;
  • Persons who cannot wear a mask or facial covering due to an existing medical condition; 
  • Individual who is hearing impaired or an individual who is communicating with an individual who is hearing impaired;
  • Where federal or state safety or health regulations prohibit the wearing of facial coverings;
  • Persons swimming or engaged in other activities which may cause the facial covering to become wet;
  • Persons are actively eating or drinking at restaurants or smoking; and 
  • While a person is receiving services which require access to that person’s nose or mouth.
  • Persons actively engaged in strenuous physical activity outdoors if social and physical distancing can be guaranteed or participating in organized sports as defined by Emergency Order 29-20, as amended; facial coverings must be put on by athletes and other individuals standing on the sidelines of sports competitions;
  • If a person is (1) stationary, (2) outdoors, and (3) a fixed physical barrier, marker, or obstruction exists to ensure a separation of not less than 10 feet between the stationary individual and all other persons.

All persons in violation of the Emergency Order 20-20, as amended, will be issued a civil citation and may be subject to fines and penalties at a later date or charged criminally pursuant to Sec. 252.50, Fla. Stat.