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Miami Beach Issued a "Phase 3" Opening Order & Emergency Measures

The City of Miami Beach has issued a Phase 3 Opening Order and Emergency Measures, effective today, September 29, 2020, to be in compliance with Miami-Dade County’s new Emergency Order (EO) 30-20 and the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-244. The City’s Phase 3 emergency measures include the following:

Retail & Commercial Establishments

Every retail and commercial establishment within the City of Miami Beach is permitted to reopen pursuant to Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 2020-244, any Miami-Dade County Emergency Order, including Miami-Dade County Emergency Order (“County EO”) 30-20, as may be amended. Refer to the City of Miami Beach’s Phase 3 Opening Order and Emergency Measures for additional details regarding compliance.

Restaurants and Other Food Service Establishments

Restaurants and other food service establishments that reopen for service at sidewalk cafés are strongly encouraged to accept guests by reservation only, and to utilize a paging system to limit the congregation of patrons.

Except as provided in this Order, restaurants and other food service establishments must comply with the requirements of any applicable County Emergency Order, including County EO 30-20, as may be amended, and the Handbook attached as Exhibit A to County EO 30-20, as amended, a copy of which is attached and incorporated in the City’s Phase 3 Opening Order as Exhibit 1.

All restaurants and food service establishments shall close for on-premises dining between the start of the curfew at 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the next morning, as determined in County EO 27-20, as amended. Notwithstanding the foregoing, between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., such establishments may operate their kitchens strictly for the purpose of providing DELIVERY AND DRIVE-THROUGH SERVICES ONLY. Take-out, pick-up, or curb-side pick-up shall be expressly prohibited between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day. Employees, janitorial personnel, contractors, and delivery personnel shall be allowed access to such establishments. Ambient level music shall be permitted, however, the volume shall not exceed the level of a normal conversation. Live entertainment shall be permitted, however, live performers must be separated by a distance of at least ten (10) feet from all audience members and audience members must observe such performances from tables or stationary seats. The volume of such live entertainment shall not exceed the level of a normal conversation. 

Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rentals and vacation rentals are permitted as provided in County EO 30-20, as may be amended.

Notwithstanding County EO 30-20 or any other emergency order to the contrary, the maximum daytime and overnight occupancy for short-term rentals and vacation rentals shall be limited to a maximum of two persons per bedroom plus two additional persons per rental unit not to exceed a maximum of four persons, unless it is a single family group staying together, in which case not to exceed six persons per rental unit.

Facial Coverings Required

All persons shall wear a mask or other facial covering when in public, as set forth in County EO 20-20 and 29-20, as amended.

Parks & Facility Hours

  • Park hours vary by site, but shall be limited to no earlier than 7 a.m. and no later than 10 p.m.

  • Golf courses are open from 7 a.m. through 8 p.m., with dining rooms remaining open beyond 8 p.m. based on demand only

  • Tennis Center Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Boat Ramp Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Religious Institutions and Places of Worship

This Order does not limit the number of persons who may be physically present at any religious service. Persons attending religious services are urged, but are not required, to practice social distancing, such as keeping six feet between persons and limiting group size to that necessary to accomplish physical distancing.


A general curfew has been established throughout Miami-Dade County pursuant to County EO 27-20, as amended. The curfew will be in effect daily from 11p.m. to 6 a.m.

Package Liquor Stores & Other Retail Stores Selling Alcoholic Beverages for Off-Premises Consumption

All retail stores, including package liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, and gasoline service/filling stations, which offer for sale any alcoholic beverage(s), (including, but not limited to, liquor, beer, or wine) for off-premises consumption SHALL BE PROHIBITED from selling any alcoholic beverage(s) after 8 p.m. each day in ALL ZONING DISTRICTS. Notwithstanding the foregoing, package liquor stores shall be permitted to make DELIVERIES to residential properties until 11 p.m. daily.

Package liquor stores and other retail stores selling alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption, as identified above, shall be permitted to resume sales of alcoholic beverages each morning pursuant to those times delineated in Section 6-3 of the Code of Laws and Ordinances of the City of Miami Beach.

Any violation of the provisions of this Order may subject an operator, business entity, or organization to the closure of the establishment for a period of at least 24 hours, or through the duration of the State of Emergency.

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of Unsplash.


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