Village of Palmetto Bay
May 17, 2020
COVID-19 Updates-Special Edition
Non-Essential Businesses Reopen
Read how this affects businesses in Palmetto Bay below
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.

During a 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:

These guidelines 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 rules 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 email . Please visit our website or call us at 3025-259-1234 if you have any questions.
Palmetto Bay Continues to Extend Emergency Declaration

On Friday, March 13, Palmetto Bay Mayor Karyn Cunningham and Interim Village Manager Greg Truitt declared a State of Emergency for the Village of Palmetto Bay . The declaration, which is valid for 7 days, was extended for the first time on Friday, March 20th and has been extended each week thereafter. A new extension was signed on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The order ensures all necessary resources will be available if needed to respond to COVID-19 emergencies, including the purchase of necessary supplies.

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