Recommendations and Resources for Condominiums March 29, 2020
The City of Miami Beach is urging all condominiums to take abundant precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Minimizing contact through social distancing is critical to achieve this. Please read the important information below.

State of Florida orders travelers from Louisiana and the New York Tri-State area to quarantine/self-isolate for 14 days
In Executive Order 20-86, Governor DeSantis ordered those who travel to Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include travelers from Louisiana, to isolate or quarantine for 14 days upon entering the state. A similar order (Executive Order 20-82) was previously issued, and remains in place, for travelers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Violation of Executive Order 20-82 or 20-86 is a second-degree misdemeanor pursuant to Section 252.50, Florida Statutes.



The City of Miami Beach   revised its Emergency Order  — maintaining the general curfew throughout the city beginning at midnight each night, but  now permitting restaurants to continue to operate their kitchens after midnight, for delivery services only .

Click  here  to read the city’s updated Emergency Measures effective March 29, 2020. Any violation of the aforementioned emergency measures would subject the individual or business entity to criminal penalties.

How to Properly Clean and Disinfect
The CDC has provided recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas occupied by those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19. These recommendations are important to implement within building common areas. Please click here to read detailed information on Cleaning and Disinfection Community Facilities.

Click here  to view recommended everyday steps and the extra steps you should take when someone is sick to safely disinfect your home.

“Safer at Home” Order
The City of Miami Beach issued a “Safer at Home” Emergency Order, requiring all persons living in the city to remain in their homes to the maximum extent possible.


Condominium Recommendations 
  • Property managers and condominium associations should strongly encourage any condo owners or guests who are visiting from the geographic areas stated in the Governor’s Executive Order 20-80 to self-quarantine for two weeks and educate them as to the order.  

  • They should also consider CLOSING residential gyms if the building does not have sufficient dedicated resources, including maintenance/janitorial staff or cleaning supplies, to ensure the proper and thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all fitness equipment at least twice daily; and or
  • If the building does not have a sufficient amount of individual disinfecting wipes to permit residents using the gym to individually wipe down and disinfect all fitness equipment they use, both before and after such use; and or
  • If the building has a high proportion of residents in the building who are seniors, as such persons may be at a higher risk of COVID-19 infection if they were to use the fitness centers; and or
  • If the building does not have the staffing capability to monitor gyms to ensure proper distance separation, and to limit gatherings of people within gyms to no more than ten people at any given time.

  • Monitor gyms and pool areas to ensure proper distance separation, and to limit gatherings of people to no more than ten at any given time.

  • Maintain high-traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces clean and disinfected.

  • Limit the number of people getting into each elevator car. Encourage residents to ride elevators only with their own party, wait for the next empty elevator car, or take the stairs.

  • Keep a list of all elderly and/or disabled residents who may require periodic wellness checks.

  • Discourage unessential visitors.

  • Encourage that all residents follow the city’s mandated curfew hours, which is 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. until further notice.

  • Do not allow sports events or classes or any type of social gathering of more than ten people at a time while maintaining social distance guidelines.

Please visit www.miamibeachfl.gov/coronavirus to view more details and recommended guidance for condominium associations and property managers to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Questions?
Visi t www.cdc.gov/coronavirus to view more Information on how to protect yourself and what to do If you feel that you have been exposed to COVID-19.

The Florida Department of Health has established a call center for all COVID-19 questions, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1.866.779.6121 or email your questions to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

Should you have any questions for the City of Miami Beach, please call our city hotline at 305.604.CITY (2489) , open from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or email MBCovid@miamibeachfl.gov.