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Miami Beach is Now Open with New Mandatory Rules That You Need to Know



The City of Miami Beach is preparing to safely welcome back residents and visitors to a myriad of locales that had previously closed their doors in our collective effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Now, as we restart our phased reopening of museums, office space, personal services, retail, restaurants, residential building amenities, gyms and hotels — we welcome you back!


Note: Gyms, hotels and residential amenities remain closed. They are expected to open by the end of the month.


MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Restaurants within arts and culture establishments must comply with restaurant requirements

  2. Limit the amount of staff and customers to 50% occupancy

  3. All persons working in or visiting an establishment, including but not limited to airports, seaports, and mass transit facilities and vehicles, shall wear a facial covering as described in Emergency Order 20-20, except that facial coverings shall not be required:

  4. for children under the age of two years;

  5. for persons who have trouble breathing;

  6. where Federal or state safety or health regulations prohibit the wearing of facial coverings; or

  7. for persons engaged in strenuous physical activity.

  8. Additional PPE may be required of persons engaged in specific activities as described in the Miami-Dade County Handbook

RETAIL MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS


  1. Limit the number of staff and customers to a maximum of 50 percent of mall/store occupancy

  2. All persons working in or visiting an establishment, including but not limited to airports, seaports, and mass transit facilities and vehicles, shall wear a facial covering as described in Emergency Order 20-20, except that facial coverings shall not be required:

  3. for children under the age of two years;

  4. for persons who have trouble breathing;

  5. where Federal or state safety or health regulations prohibit the wearing of facial coverings; or

  6. for persons engaged in strenuous physical activity.

  7. Additional PPE may be required of persons engaged in specific activities as described in the Miami-Dade County Handbook

OFFICE SPACES MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS


  1.  All persons working in or visiting an establishment, including but not limited to airports, seaports, and mass transit facilities and vehicles, shall wear a facial covering as described in Emergency Order 20-20, except that facial coverings shall not be required:

  2. for children under the age of two years;

  3. for persons who have trouble breathing;

  4. where Federal or state safety or health regulations prohibit the wearing of facial coverings; or

  5. for persons engaged in strenuous physical activity.

  6. Additional PPE may be required of persons engaged in specific activities as described in the Miami-Dade County Handbook

RESTAURANT MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS


Restaurants that comply with all of these guidelines may also provide additional outdoor seating in compliance with Miami Beach

  1. Limit staff and customers to a maximum of 50% of capacity with the maintenance of social distancing of 6 feet between parties*. Any outdoor seating must maintain similar distancing, but in no event may the combined indoor and outdoor operation exceed 100% of its legally permitted building occupancy content to the entry of County and City personnel onto the establishment’s property for the sole purpose of inspection for compliance with County Order 23-20 and Miami Beach Phase 1 Reopening Order and Emergency Measures effective May 17, 2020.

  2. All persons working in or visiting an establishment, including but not limited to airports, seaports, and mass transit facilities and vehicles, shall wear a facial covering as described in Emergency Order 20-20, except that facial coverings shall not be required:

  3. for children under the age of two years;

  4. for persons who have trouble breathing;

  5. where Federal or state safety or health regulations prohibit the wearing of facial coverings; or

  6. for persons engaged in strenuous physical activity. Additional PPE may be required of persons engaged in specific activities as described in the Miami-Dade County Handbook (Handbook).


GROOMING - MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS 

  1. Capacity limited to 10 individuals (employees and customers) or 25% of building occupancy as required by law, whichever is smaller at any one time. Within the shop, a minimum of six feet (6’) distance between customers, except for families residing at that same dwelling

  2. All persons working in or visiting an establishment, including but not limited to airports, seaports, and mass transit facilities and vehicles, shall wear a facial covering as described in Emergency Order 20-20, except that facial coverings shall not be required:

  3. for children under the age of two years;

  4. for persons who have trouble breathing;

  5. where Federal or state safety or health regulations prohibit the wearing of facial coverings; or

  6. for persons engaged in strenuous physical activity.

  7. Additional PPE may be required of persons engaged in specific activities as described in the Miami-Dade County Handbook

  8. Any establishment that has an on-site employee or contractor who tests positive shall close for the shorter of:

  9. the time needed for all staff to be tested and the establishment to be deep-sanitized, as specified in the Handbook; or

  10. 14 days from the date such employee or contractor was last onsite at such establishment

  11. Where an establishment has multiple floors or structures, only those structures or floors where the infected person was present are required to be deep-sanitized as a condition of re-opening, and only those employees working in such structures or on such floors must be tested.

  12. Placement of trash containers for face coverings and other personal protective equipment (PPE) near exits and entrances and other common areas

  13. Comprehensive cleaning of facilities must be performed each night and include thoroughly disinfecting all frequent touchpoints (doors, stairwell handles, light switch, elevator switch, ) and emptying all trash receptacles using solid waste bags that are double-bagged and securely sealed

  14. Use reasonable efforts to ensure that on-site customers, employees, contractors and vendors maintain appropriate social distancing, as recommended by the then-current CDC guidelines, which may include, but are not limited to, marking floors at appropriate intervals or providing other visible systems to identify the appropriate social distance

  15. Visually mark separation 6 ft. apart for areas where people would group (e.g., queues and elevators)

  16. Procure increased amounts of soap, hand sanitizer, cleaning materials and protective equipment (face coverings, gloves)

  17. Clean and disinfect bathrooms every two to three hours

  18. Eliminate the use of common water fountains and interactive displays

  19. Train all personnel in new operating protocols and modifications to existing codes of conduct to deal with COVID 19 issues

  20. Install hand sanitizing dispensers or make sanitizer available at entrances and in common areas

  21. Space out customer queues at cashiers with floor markers (every 6 ft)

  22. Place signs outside and inside the elevators to limit capacity to 4 passengers, with visual markers for passengers to stand on

  23. Dressing rooms must be closed. Merchandise, particularly clothing, must not be handled or tried on by customers and returned to shelves or display racks before being properly cleaned

  24. Cart and basket handles must be sanitized between uses

  25. Eliminate car valet services

  26. Enable single point of entrance

  27. Mark with arrows entry and exit points, creating one-way circulation paths inside stores

  28. Only the customers receiving the service may enter the shop (except for a parent or guardian accompanying a minor)

  29. All services require an appointment; appointments must be recorded for tracking purposes and for the notification of others that may have been present in the shop, if a positive COVID-19 case is reported

  30. Customers must wait outside of the business (practicing social distancing) or in their cars until they are called for their appointment

  31. A paging system may be utilized similar to what restaurants use, so that customers do not congregate outside of or around the shop

  32. Walk-ins are prohibited

  33. Employees to wear face coverings and gloves at all times, the use of face shields is strongly encouraged

  34. Employees must not share tools

  35. Hairdressers must wear single-use aprons

By Miami Living Staff