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Special Bulletin - COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

Effective immediately, the City of Coral Gables will enforce Miami-Dade County's latest Emergency Order:

  • No group of 10 or more shall gather on any public street, alley, public way, sidewalk, or government facility;

 This limitation does not apply to:
· Federal, state, or local government employees;
· Contractors acting on behalf of government entities;
· Roadways interior to PortMiami or any airport;
· Individuals traveling in any powered vehicle;
· Individuals waiting at any bus stop, Metromover, or Metrorail station; or
· Individuals responding to an emergency.

  • Essential commercial and retail establishments (as defined in Emergency Order 07-20) shall keep a distance of six feet between persons at their establishment or be subject to closure in a subsequent order.
  • Individuals are urged to stay home other than to engage in essential activities (as defined in Emergency Order 07-20).

To view the full Emergency order, click here.

COVID-19 Update: Saturday, March 21, 2020:

Effective today, Saturday, March 21, 2020, the City of Coral Gables will be enforcing an Emergency Order issued by Miami-Dade County related to hotels and motels which is summarized below:

· No hotel, motel or other commercial lodging establishment may accept new reservations except from “essential lodgers.”
· “Essential lodgers” are defined as:

o Healthcare professionals;
o First responders;
o Members of the National Guard;
o Law enforcement personnel;
o State/federal employees;
o Airline crew members;
o Patients;
o Patient’s family members;
o Journalists;
o Other individuals responding to COVID-19;
o Displaced residents and visitors;
o Persons unable to return home due to COVID-19;
o Persons forced to vacate their home due to exigent circumstances such as fire or flood;
o Persons using hotels for transitional housing;
o Victims of domestic violence seeking shelter; and
o Hotel employees/service providers/contractors;
o Persons who are temporarily unable to live at home.

· Establishes maximum occupancy for short-term rentals – 2 people/bedroom plus 2 additional people per property with a maximum of 10 people.
· Short-term rentals may not accept new nightly or weekly reservations starting March 23, 2020.

To view the full Emergency Order, click here.

The City will be enforcing the County Mayor’s orders as they apply to all of Miami-Dade County.

Effective Saturday, March 21, 2020: The City of Coral Gables will enforce an amendment made to an Emergency Order issued by Miami-Dade County which is summarized below:

Due to a large number of boaters congregating without creating the recommended social distance, all marinas, boat launches, docking, fueling, marina supply, and other marina services are ordered to close by March 21st at 11:59 p.m. An exception is made for individuals with commercial saltwater fishing licenses for purpose of engaging in commercial fishing, and for marina supply and fueling stations necessary to support those individuals.

To view the full Emergency Order, click here.

COVID-19 Update: Thursday, March 19, 2020:

In order to safeguard the wellbeing of our community, the City of Coral Gables will be enforcing Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Orders in response to the public health threat of COVID-19 as they apply to all of Miami-Dade County. Your safety is our priority.

Effective 9 a.m.  Thursday, March 19, 2020:

  • All parks, beaches, and recreational facilities throughout the County are ordered closed.
  • This includes both publicly-owned and private-owned parks, beaches, and recreational facilities.

 To view this Emergency Order, click here.

Also, Effective 9 p.m.  Thursday, March 19, 2020:

  • All non-essential commercial establishments are ordered closed.
  • Essential establishments may remain open, here’s a summary of these business. For more specific information click here:
    • Healthcare providers;
    • Grocery stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, and convenience stores;
    • Food cultivation (farming, livestock, and fishing);
    • Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services to needy individuals;
    • Media services;
    • Gas stations, auto-supply, and auto-repair stores;
    • Banks;
    • Hardware stores;
    • Contractors (appliance repair personnel, exterminators, etc.);
    • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services;
    • Private colleges, trade schools, and technical colleges but only as needed to facilitate distance learning;
    • Laundromats and dry cleaners;
    • Restaurants only for take-out and delivery;
    • Schools and entities that provide free food service, only for pick-up and takeaway;
    • Businesses that supply office products;
    • Businesses that ship/deliver groceries, food, good, or services directly to homes;
    • Airlines, taxis, and other private transportation providers;
    • Home-based care providers;
    • Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and adult day care centers;
    • Professional services (legal/accounting) when necessary to assist with legally mandated activities;
    • Landscape and pool care businesses;
    • Childcare facilities with certain mandatory conditions;
    • Businesses operating at any airport, seaport, or other governmental facility;
    • Pet supply stores;
    • Logistics providers (warehouses, trucks, consolidators, fumigators, handlers);
    • Telecommunications providers;
    • Propane or natural gas providers;
    • Office space and administrative support for the listed activities;
    • Open construction sites;
    • Architectural, engineering, and land surveying services;
    • Factories, manufacturing plants;
    • Waste management services;
    • Any business that interacts with customers solely through electronic or telephonic means and that delivers products via mail or delivery services. 

To view this Emergency Order, click here.

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

Effective as of 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 18, 2020: In accordance with Miami-Dade County’s latest Emergency Order:

  • No person shall operate any shared moped device, scooter device, bicycle (motorized or not), or mobility device on any public street or sidewalk in Miami-Dade County. This includes all devices made available at public docking stations or through an online or application-based reservation system.
  • The use of personally-owned scooters, bicycles, and mopeds is not prohibited.
  • No person shall place any shared mobility devices on any public road or sidewalk in Miami-Dade County.

The City will be enforcing the County Mayor’s orders as they apply to all of Miami-Dade County.

The City of Coral Gables continues to monitor the development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will be providing updates as needed. We will notify you when this popular transportation option becomes available once again.  

Please check the City’s website for the latest updates, www.coralgables.com/emergency and the CDC website, www.cdc.gov.

Your safety is our priority.

COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, March 17, 2020:

Effective as of 11 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020: In accordance with Miami-Dade County’s latest Emergency Order, all restaurants, bars, taverns, pubs, nightclubs, banquet halls, cocktail lounges, cabarets, breweries, cafeterias, and any other alcohol and/or food service establishment with seating for more than eight people shall close on-premises service of customers.

The above-mentioned establishments may operate their kitchens for the purpose of providing delivery services, pick-up and take out services. Employees, janitorial personnel, contractors, and delivery personnel shall be allowed access to these establishments.

The order does not apply to grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and convenience stores, except if they provide alcohol and/or food service with seating for more than eight people.

All movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, gymnasiums and fitness studios shall close.  The order does not apply to gymnasiums or fitness centers which are: (1) amenities of hotels and which have a capacity of 10 persons or less, (2) are an amenity of a residential building, (3) are interior to any fire or police stations, or (4) are located inside any single-occupant office building.

The City will be enforcing the County Mayor’s orders as they apply to all of Miami-Dade County. 

All essential City services remain operational, and the City’s trolleys and freebees are currently still in circulation. The City of Coral Gables continues to monitor the development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will be providing updates as needed.

Please check the City’s website for the latest updates, and the CDC website,

COVID-19 Update: Monday, March 16, 2020:

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has ordered that starting on Monday, March 16, 2020, all bars and clubs in Miami-Dade County close their doors by 11 p.m. each evening.  Restaurants must close their dining rooms by 11 p.m., but restaurant kitchens may remain open for takeout and delivery.

In addition, all bars, clubs, restaurants, and movie theaters in Miami-Dade County are ordered to cut their capacity by 50 percent, up to a maximum of 250 patrons at a time, regardless of original capacity. This will facilitate the practice of “social distancing,” which is defined as leaving about six feet of space between persons. 

As such, the City of Coral Gables will be enforcing the County Mayor’s orders as they apply to all of Miami-Dade County. Coral Gables is working with its businesses and community stakeholders to keep everyone informed on any new developments.

All City essential services remain operational. The City of Coral Gables continues to monitor the development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will be providing updates as needed.