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The City of Miramar is in Phase I of Reopening and is following
Broward County Reopening Guidelines.



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 here
Covid19 Place Of Worship Reopening


Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-13 on Friday, May 22nd, extending Phase 1 reopening guidelines to beaches, commercial gyms and fitness centers, hotels and other commercial lodging, with restrictions, effective Tuesday, May 26th.
  • These re-openings are in addition to those outlined in Emergency Order 20-12 issued May 21st. Because COVID-19, however, remains a serious threat to public safety, the social distancing, facial covering and sanitation requirements remain in place for businesses that reopen, and the individuals who patronize them.
  • Highlights of the new order include:
    • All beaches can open with limited hours (sunrise to sunset). Ocean activities such as surfing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and body surfing are allowed; also walking, running and biking.
    • Like other communities across the country, Broward beaches are not yet opening for picnicking, sunbathing, sitting or lying on the beach. Group or organized sports (such as volleyball), umbrellas, canopies, chairs, loungers and coolers are also not yet allowed, and no group gatherings of more than 10 people. Beachgoers must maintain social distancing (six feet of separation), except between members of the same household or groups.
    • Commercial gyms and fitness centers, including but not limited to dance, martial arts, yoga, spinning and personal training studios can open, with adherence to the guidelines. This includes pools in those facilities, with restrictions.
    • Hotels, motels and commercial lodging establishments can open with adherence to guidelines. Staff is required to wear facial coverings and gloves for all customer-facing activities. Guests must wear facial coverings in all common areas. Ballrooms and other special function spaces remain closed. Proprietors are encouraged to post on their website, blog or social media the steps they are taking to keep their guests safe.
    • Pari-mutuel facilities (as defined by Florida Statutes Section 550.002(23), are to remain closed, except for when the establishment is being utilized for a use expressly permitted under a Broward County Emergency Order, or by a professional sports team to conduct or host a training, competition, event or game in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-123
    • Vacation rentals are open, but only for essential lodgers, as authorized by the Governor’s Executive Order 20-87.
    • All businesses are still strongly encouraged to perform remote operations whenever possible, and allow employees to utilize telework or other remote working methods that permit social distancing. 
  • Enforcement is critical to the success of the reopening strategy, to ensure that a spike in new cases does not occur, which could result in another complete or partial shutdown. County and Health Department officials are monitoring benchmarks that will help identify the emergence of “hotspots” that can be quickly mitigated.
  • Law enforcement and code enforcement agencies are authorized to enforce the requirements of the Emergency Order. Failure to comply can result in civil or criminal penalties, including fines, imprisonment or both. Residents can also report violations anonymously online at MyBroward.Broward.org, or by calling the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000. 
  • The provisions of Emergency Order 20-13 define minimum standards in Broward County. Municipalities may establish more stringent measures within their jurisdiction, to the extent permitted by law. Residents should check with their municipality to ensure they are aware of local requirements.
Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-12 on Thursday May 21, 2020, 
consolidating directives contained in several previous Orders and clarifying business and resident responsibilities for adherence to social distancing, facial covering, and sanitation requirements as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Specifically, the Order:
  • Allows all nonprofit, retail, and commercial establishments, and any other facility doing business, except for those expressly identified in the Order, to resume operations subject to certain restrictions.
  • Outlines guidance for each type of establishment that is allowed to reopen, in a series of 12 detailed attachments.
  • Directs that certain types of businesses must remain closed, pursuant to Governor’s Executive Orders, including but not limited to: bars and nightclubs (except for food take-out or delivery); movie theaters (except for existing licensed drive-in theaters); concert houses, bowling alleys, and other venues that encourage large group gatherings; tattoo parlors and massage parlors.
  • Hot tubs, commercial gyms and fitness centers, and beaches remain closed. Additionally, hotels, motels and other commercial lodging cannot accept new reservations (except for certain identified exceptions).
  • Expressly provides for County and municipal personnel to enter establishments in areas that are open to the public, for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the Order.
  • Encourages businesses who are able to utilize remote working methods to continue to do so.
The Order reminds the community when facial coverings are required and that they are not a substitute for social distancing.  Please see below for current guidelines:
  • Facial coverings must continue to be worn by employees in reopened businesses during in-person interactions with the public; 
  • by members of the public when obtaining goods and services from public businesses, unless the service precludes wearing of a facial covering (such as eating or face grooming); and 
  • by workers involved in the preparation of food, even if they are not engaged in interactions with the public, with exceptions as noted in the Order.
Attachments:
Broward County Reopening Emergency Order 20-11 issued May 16, 2020

Broward County Reopening FAQs - May 15, 2020

Broward County Reopening Readiness Presentation - May 12, 2020

Parks Reopen FAQ Page 1

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