City of Miami Expands Emergency Measures

Published on March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

(Miami, FL March 19, 2020) - The City of Miami today issued amendments to its COVID-19 coronavirus emergency declaration that further promote social distancing and reinforce and clarify previous emergency orders. In addition to State and County emergency measures, the following emergency measures are applicable to the City of Miami, effective today, Thursday, March 19, 2020:

  1. Reiterates that the existing prohibition on on-premise food service in restaurants and retail food facilities includes outdoor seating areas
  2. Mandates the immediate and indefinite closure of casinos, cardrooms, frontons, racetracks and parimutuels citywide
  3. Mandates that all non-essential businesses remain closed until further notice

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To review the full emergency order, please click HERE(PDF, 361KB).