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Updated 10/19/2020

The City of Miramar is in Reopening Phase II-A, effective September 21, 2020, and is following Broward County Reopening Guidelines.

Water Shutoff Moratorium Extension


Broward County - Public Dashboard Tracks Local COVID-19 Business Complaints 
- Residents can see if businesses are following emergency guidelines - 

 Broward County launched a new public-facing 
dashboard of COVID-19 complaints about businesses not following emergency guidelines. This will help residents ensure they are doing everything they can to contribute to a safer, healthier community and stop the spread of the coronavirus. Read more information from Broward County…

Broward County Issues Executive Order 20-28 Effective October 16, 2020

On October 16, Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-28 extending on-premise consumption of food and alcohol by one hour, until midnight, for all establishments in Broward County. Emergency Order 20-28 prohibits dine-in service between 12AM and 5AM, and alcohol consumption in open containers or to-go cups remains prohibited in public spaces such as beaches, beach boardwalks, parks, streets, parking lots and other areas identified in the order. Take-out and food delivery is still permitted. 

Complete details of the new Emergency Order concerning all establishments serving food or alcohol are contained in Attachment 2.  

Social distancing and facial covering requirements, restaurant capacity limits and sanitation and safety requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remain in effect.

Broward County Issues Executive Order 20-27 - Effective October 2, 2020

On October 2, Broward County issued a clarifying Emergency Order 20-27 which clarified requirements for establishments that serve food and/or alcohol:

  • On-premise consumption of food and alcohol must end at 11PM.
  • Establishments licensed to serve food may operate at up to 100% of indoor capacity if a distance of six feet is maintained between tables, and no more than six people sit at a table. Should an establishment not be able to meet the minimum 50% capacity requirement (as set forth by the Governor's Executive Order), an establishment may, to reach the 50% capacity level, allow patrons to stand at an assigned table or in an assigned area, and must comply with social distancing requirements to the maximum extent possible.
  • Establishments that only serve alcohol (that are not licensed to serve food) must operate at no more than 50% of the establishment’s indoor capacity.
  • Total combined occupancy of indoor and outdoor areas shall not exceed existing total maximum occupancy.

Emergency Order 20-27 also: 

  • Allows individuals at fitness centers and gyms to remove facial coverings while working out, but requires they be worn by individuals at all times when not engaged in physical activity, such as while moving between machines and around the establishment.
  • Allows playgrounds and exercise equipment to reopen, so long as the managing entity takes responsibility for regular cleaning and sanitizing of the equipment.
  • Permits hot tubs to open in homeowner association (HOA) communities, but operations are subject to more stringent rules that may be imposed by the HOA.

State of Florida Issues Executive Order 20-246 - Effective October 1, 2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-246, which assists the transition to Phase 3 by providing local government bodies with an additional one-month period to conduct their meetings virtually. The Governor also stated that local government bodies should prepare to meet in person as required by Florida law beginning November 1, 2020.

State of Florida - Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief Expires - Effective October 1, 2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has permitted Executive Order 20-211, regarding Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief, to expire.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently enacted a nationwide residential evictions Order that provides federal eviction relief to persons who submit a valid Declaration to their landlord regarding their inability to pay rent. Executive Order 20-211 had provided a limited, one month extension of state eviction relief to persons affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Executive Order 20-211 pertaining to the State’s mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief was permitted to expire to avoid any confusion over whether the CDC’s evictions Order should apply in a particular circumstance. The CDC’s evictions Order expires on December 31, 2020, unless extended.

A copy of the CDC’s evictions Order is available using this link. A copy of the CDC’s evictions Declaration is available using this link.

State of Florida Issues Moves to Phase 3 Reopening - Effective September 25, 2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that all of Florida, including Broward County, entered Phase 3 of reopening, effective Friday September 25 via Executive Order 20-244.

Broward County Issues Executive Order 20-26 - Effective September 25, 2020

On September 25, Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-26, to conform the County’s Emergency Orders to the legal parameters of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ new Executive Order 20-244. Reopened businesses must still follow the requirements of Broward County’s Emergency Orders, including sanitization, wearing of facial coverings and posting of required signage (see Broward County Executive Order 20-26 Attachment 2: All Establishments Serving Food or Alcohol.)

State of Florida and Broward County Move to Phase 2 Reopening - Effective September 14, 2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that all of Florida, including Broward County, is in Phase 2 of reopening, effective Monday, September 14. Broward County retains the ability to close certain activities, however, there will be no change to how businesses are currently operating when Phase 2 takes effect on Monday, as existing Emergency Orders remain in effect. Read more from Broward County.

State of Florida Executive Order - Executive Order #2020-212 issued on September 2, 2020 - extends the deadline for students graduating in the 2019-20 school year to earn the minimum qualifying SAT or ACT score to earn a Bright Futures scholarship until December 1, 2020.

State of Florida Executive Order - 
Executive Order #2020-211 issued on August 31, 2020 - extends Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief to October 1, 2020.

State of Florida Executive Order - Executive Order #2020-210 issued on August 31, 2020 - delays renewal deadline for holders of any license, permit, registration, or certificate issued by DBPR for purposes of engaging in the manufacturing, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages in Florida with an existing renewal deadline on or before December 31, 2020, the existing renewal deadline is suspended through December 31, 2020.

Broward County - Emergency Order 20-24 - Extends Restaurants Hours But Adds Alcohol Sales Restrictions - Issued on August 21, 2020.

Highlights of Emergency Order 20-24 include: Restaurants can serve customers on-premise until 11PM. The sale of off-site (to-go) alcohol by restaurants and food establishments is prohibited between 11PM and 5AM, but take-out and delivery of food is still permitted between 11PM and 5AM. Open containers of alcohol are prohibited between 11PM and 5AM in all areas open to the general public. Bars, pubs, breweries, billiard halls and clubs, and cocktail lounges which derive more than 50% of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages must remain closed. To report violations, visit , or call 311.

State of Florida Executive Orders - 

Executive Order 20-179Issued on July 29, 2020 - Emergency Management – COVID 19 – Emergency Meetings (attached) which extends local government authority to conduct business in virtual or telephonic form through September 1, 2020. The order also expands the authority to conduct business in virtual or telephonic means to the following:
  • A local governing board holding a hearing or meeting regarding a non ad valorem assessment, including, but not limited to those under section 197.3632, Florida statutes. This section of the order expires at 12:01 AM on October 15, 2020.     
  • Any taxing authority holding a millage and budget hearing under Chapter 200, Florida Statutes. The order also allows Value Adjustment boards, including but not limited to, special magistrates holding a hearing to utilize video conferencing or to conduct such business via telephonic means. This section of the order expires at 12:01 AM on December 15, 2020. 
Executive Order 20-180 – Issued on July 29, 2020 - Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief which extends, for an additional 30 days, prior orders providing for moratoriums on mortgage foreclosure and evictions. However, the order also amends prior orders.
Specifically, the amendments:
  • Suspend and toll any statute providing for final action at the conclusion of a mortgage foreclosure proceeding under Florida law solely when the proceeding arises from nonpayment of mortgage by a single-family mortgagor adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency means loss of employment, diminished wages or business income, or other monetary loss realized during the Florida State of Emergency directly impacting the ability of a single-family mortgagor to make mortgage payments.    
  • Suspend and toll any statute providing for final action at the conclusion of an eviction proceeding under Florida law solely when the proceeding arises from non-payment of rent by a residential tenant adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Adversely affected by the COVlD-19 emergency means loss of employment, diminished wages or business income, or other monetary loss realized during the Florida State of Emergency directly impacting the ability of a residential tenant to make rent payments.
The order further provides that nothing in the Order shall be construed as relieving an individual from his or her obligation to make mortgage payments or rent payments. All payments, including tolled payments, are due when an individual is no longer adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency. The order expires at 12:01 AM on September 1, 2020.

Broward County - Emergency Order 20-23 - Imposes new restrictions - Issued on July 29, 2020.
- Extends curfew to Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5AM; clarifies other orders - Effective immediately

The Order does the following:
 
  • While the facial covering requirements remain in full effect, the Emergency Order clarifies that residents are not required to wear them in their home, nor are they liable for facial covering violations of their guests.
  • Requires vacation rentals allowed to operate to provide the email and telephone number of their on-site management or security personnel.
  • Outdoor, open air events are not permissible unless a reopening or operating plan is submitted to and approved by the County Administrator.
  • Restaurants and retail establishments have been operating under signage requirements for some time. The signage requirements now apply to all establishments and  specifies that signs must be placed conspicuously for easy visibility throughout the establishment, 8.5" x 11” in size, printed in color whenever possible, and posted in English, Creole, and Spanish languages at all main entry points. See Printable Signage.
  • Clarifies that even though schools are excluded from the definition of “establishments,” schools are strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines. All extracurricular and non-academic activities must comply with Attachment 16 of Broward’s Emergency Order 20-21 (Youth Activities and Summer Camps).
  • Extends the curfew until Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5AM. The new Order adds to the list of exemptions people returning directly to their homes after one-way vehicular travel of more than 100 miles.
  • Clarifies that Attachment 15 governing beaches exempts environmental activities permitted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to operate beyond sunrise to sunset (e.g. sea turtle nesting program).
Broward County - Emergency Order 20-22 - Imposes new restrictions - Issued on July 17, 2020.

Broward County Executive Order FAQs
The Order implements new restrictions to help curtail large social gatherings, including house parties, street parties and other activities that are contributing to community spread of the virus:
 
Curfew – Effective July 17, 2020 at 11 PM and until August 1, 2020, all of Broward County is under a curfew from 11PM to 5AM. Exemptions to the curfew include: active duty police, fire rescue, first responders, news media, delivery or transportation drivers, government employees, persons seeking emergency medical care and medical, health care and utility service personnel. Also exempt are individuals traveling to and from their place of employment, returning to their homes after commercial travel, and persons walking their pets within 250 feet of their residence.

Private Gatherings – Effective immediately, private gatherings at a residential property, single-family or otherwise, indoors and/or outdoors, are limited to no more than 10 individuals. Persons present at such gatherings shall be individually liable for violations of this Order and subject to civil and criminal penalties. The owner(s) of the residential property are also liable for violations that occur on their property, whether or not they are in residence or on site at the time of the violation. Residents of any private residential property, whether they own or rent, must ensure all persons on their property comply with the guidelines, subject to civil and criminal penalties. Read more information from Broward County…

Broward County - Emergency Order 20-21 - Rolls back some business openings such as bars and bowling alleys - Issued on July 8, 2020.

All businesses that violate local emergency orders will be forced to close for 24 hours after their first citation, with each subsequent citation incurring an additional 72 hours of closure (e.g. 96 hour closure after a second citation, 168 hour closure after a third citation etc.). Residents are urged to report business violations online at Mybroward.Broward.org or call 311. The Order is effective at 12:01 AM on Friday, July 10, 2020.

Broward County - Emergency Order 20-20: Restaurant and Food Establishment Limited Hours, Facial Coverings Requirements - Issued on July 1, 2020.
The Order states - no establishment permitted to serve alcohol for on-site consumption shall serve alcohol between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. for on-site consumption. In addition, no establishment that provides on-site dining shall permit on-site dining between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m.

The Order also states - Facial Coverings Required in All Public Spaces Where Social Distancing Cannot Be Maintained. All persons in Broward County must wear a facial covering in public spaces while outside the geographical boundaries of their residence if social distancing of at least six feet (6') between persons not of the same household cannot be consistently maintained, unless expressly excepted herein. Facial coverings must cover the person's nose and mouth and comply with the CDC recommendations available Read more information from the CDC…. Emergency Order 20-20 is effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Broward County - Emergency Order 20-19 to Close Beaches - Issued on June 29, 2020.
Emergency Order 20-19 officially closes the beaches from 12:01 AM on Friday, July 3, through 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 5. The Order also clearly identifies the entities authorized to enforce the closure and sets forth consequences for non-compliance, including civil and criminal penalties. Read more information from Broward County…

Broward County - Emergency Order 20-18 - Issued on June 26, 2020.
Executive Order 20-18 outlined penalties for establishments that fail to comply with Emergency Orders mandating sanitization, social distancing, facial coverings and other requirements intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In addition to being subject to the penalties set forth in Section 8-56 of the County's Code of Ordinances, any establishment (as defined in Emergency Order 20-12) that is cited by the applicable code enforcement or law enforcement authority for operating in a manner inconsistent with or otherwise in violation of any Broward County Emergency Order shall close immediately. Read more information from Broward County…

State of Florida - Emergency Order 20-09  - Issued on June 26, 2020. Suspends the “on premises” consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. Effective immediately.

 The order states: 

  • All vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, who derive more than 50% of gross revenue from such sales of alcoholic beverages, shall suspend the sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  
  • Bars can continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off premises.  
  • Vendors who are also licensed as a public food service establishment, or “restaurants” may continue to operate for on-premises consumption of food and beverages at tables in accordance with E.O. 20-139, as long as these restaurants derive 50% or less of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.  (E.O. 20-139 requires restaurants to operate at 50% capacity indoors, allows for outdoor seating, and all with social distancing measures in place).  

The CDC recommends and Broward County Emergency Orders require residents and visitors, unless otherwise exempted, to wear a facial covering in public. The facial covering can be constructed of any material, but should utilize CDC guidelines. Please be sure to discard disposable face masks and gloves in garbage containers – these items are not recyclable.

Broward County
Emergency Order 20-17 - Outlines retail establishments and restaurants signage requirements - Effective June 15th
requires retail establishments and restaurants to post signage containing information regarding social distancing and facial covering requirements, to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Signs must be conspicuously placed throughout these establishments, including at all entry points. Signs must be at least 8 1/2 x 11" and posted in multiple languages (minimum English, Creole and Spanish available at Broward County Covid-19 website). Read more information from Broward County…

Emergency Order 20-15: effective dates vary, further expands reopening. *Youth camps, amusement venues, pari-mutuel facilities allowed to open. The new Order permits additional establishments and youth activities to operate with adherence to social distancing, facial covering, and sanitation requirements as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more information from the CDC…

*Miramar is working on finalizing Phase 2 Reopening and will not open to the public on the same dates as the County. Miramar will not offer summer camps in 2020 and aquatic centers will remain closed until further notice.

Emergency Order 20-14 - Effective June 1 - further expands Broward County reopenings to lift beach restrictions, allow doubles racquet sports, massage establishment and tattoo parlor services. The Attachments to the Order, providing detailed guidance to various types of business activities, have been updated.

Attachment 1: General Requirements for All Establishments

Emergency Order 20-13 effective May 26 - expands Broward County’s Phase 1 reopening to include beaches, commercial gyms and fitness centers, hotels and other commercial lodging, with restrictions. Guidance for each type of establishment that is allowed to reopen is detailed in a series of 14 attachments. Businesses and residents continue to be responsible for adherence to social distancing, facial covering and sanitation requirements. Read more information from Broward County…

Broward County Reopening FAQs - May 15, 2020

Broward County Reopening Readiness Presentation - May 12, 2020

Federal
On May 22, 2020, houses of worship were added to the federal essential business list and allowed to open to the public. The CDC issued interim guidelines for places of worship. A copy of the guidelines can be found Read more information from the CDC....