As of 12:01 am this Monday morning, May 18th
, certain non-essential businesses will be allowed to reopen in incorporated and unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County. This order includes applicable businesses within the Village of Palmetto Bay.
Previously, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued
Emergency Order 07-20
closing non-essential business establishments as defined in such order. On Friday, May 15, 2020, the County Mayor
signed a new
Emergency Order 23-20
allowing for the re-opening of certain non-essential businesses as of Monday, May 18, 2020. While these businesses may reopen, certain capacity restrictions and specific safety guidelines will apply. It is also important to note that there are a number of businesses that
will not be allowed
to reopen at this time according to the county's order.
Special Council Meeting
held virtually on Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Village Council directed Interim Village Manager Greg Truitt to follow the county's lead on the reopening of non-essential businesses.
To assist business owners in developing their own reopening protocols, the County Mayor has published this "
Initial Reopening Plan
" detailing the rules under which businesses may operate.
To further assist our own businesses locally, Palmetto Bay is making contact with commercial owners within the Village to provide the county plan, along with information detailing the specific protocols that apply to their business type. That information is included below:
have been put in place in an effort to reduce the potential for the spread of the COVID-19 virus infection while still allowing businesses to function. The
were developed by the county in consultation with medical and industry experts. It is therefore extremely important that business owners strictly adhere to these safety parameters for their own businesses. Our Code Enforcement officers along with our Police Officers will also assist businesses with enforcement. Please note that failure to follow the guidelines may result in a code violation or further enforcement action by the Village.
We understand that this has been a very challenging period for business owners, particularly small businesses. To that extent, we thank you for your patience and deeply appreciate your assistance in minimizing the potential health risk to your business patrons, employees and our Village residents.
To report a code violation, please call 305-259-1272 or send us an
. Please visit our
or call us at 3025-259-1234 if you have any questions.