Reopening Dates for Phase I of Stand Up, Miami Reactivation Plan
Published on May 17, 2020
The City of Miami is preparing to safely welcome residents and visitors back to the local businesses that previously closed their doors in a collective effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Following the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s May 15, 2020 issuance of County Emergency Order 23-20, the City will implement its Stand Up, Miami phased reopening plan beginning Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — permitting certain retail and commercial establishments – including retail stores, personal grooming establishments and offices – to reopen, subject to the social distancing requirements in County EO 23-20. Until then, all non-essential retail and commercial establishments shall remain closed per the city’s Amendment to Local Emergency Measures Order 20-04(PDF, 655KB). Dine-in restaurants are not included in this week’s reopenings.
“The reopening of the City must be done in a safe and smart way. As we enter Phase 1 of the Stand Up Miami plan, it is crucial that everyone do their part and adhere to the new normal," said Mayor Francis Suarez. "There is a responsible way of doing this and there is an irresponsible way of doing this. We can either continue on the positive trend towards Phase 2 or be forced to abandon it. I trust, however, that Miamians will do the right thing and, together, we’ll come out of this stronger than ever.”
The City is launching a website, www.miamigov.com/reopening, delineating mandatory guidelines by industry, including non-essential retail, personal grooming and others. The site is currently populated with Phase 1A requirements and subsequent guidelines will follow in the near future. Business owners, employees and residents are encouraged to visit the site to understand what is required of them as the phased reopening begins this Wednesday, May 20th.
For additional information on the city’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, please visit www.miamigov.com/coronavirus.