City of Miami Implements Citywide Curfew

Published on March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

(Miami, FL March 26, 2020) - The City of Miami will enforce a nightly curfew beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 27th, in an effort to slow the person-to-person spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The curfew runs from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. nightly until further notice and will be strictly enforced by the City of Miami Police Department.

"When it comes to protecting the health and welfare of our residents, we will always err on the side of caution," said Miami City Manager Arthur Noriega V. "Residents must heed this curfew and our police department will be enforcing the rule nightly."

The Miami City Commission unanimously approved the new measure at a virtual City Commission meeting held entirely online on Wednesday night. There are some specific exceptions to the curfew order for residents to be aware of:

  • Resident travel to and from approved, essential workplaces
  • Medical emergencies
  • Dog walking: residents must stay within 250 feet of their home or building at all times
  • Food delivery services

Additionally, the following are permitted:

  • Provision of essential state, county and City of Miami emergency services and hospital services
  • Utility emergency repairs

For the full emergency order HERE(PDF, 2MB).

For the Notice of Order follow HERE(PDF, 636KB).

For updates on the City of Miami’s ongoing response to COVID-19 coronavirus, please visit