Phase I: Reopening May 18th
Miami-Dade is getting ready to enter Phase I of reopening starting May 18. If Governor DeSantis approves the plan, certain non-essential businesses will be allowed to reopen with stringent capacity and safety rules in place. This planning was done in close consultation with medical and industry experts and government partners. link
The plan includes specific industry protocols for Retail, Small Businesses, Personal Grooming Businesses, Arts and Culture, Manufacturing, Office Buildings and Shopping Centers, Warehousing/Trade and Logistics, and Restaurants. It also includes protocols for hotels, motels and other commercial lodging establishments. In addition, it specifies that the following will NOT be opening at this time, but at a future date, when conditions warrant: bars, pubs, night clubs, banquet halls, cocktail lounges, cabarets, and breweries; movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, gymnasiums and fitness studios; pools, hot tubs and fitness centers, gymnasiums, whether of a commercial or non-commercial nature; tattoo shops and massage parlors.
It’s still undetermined if Phase I businesses will open at a 25% or 50% capacity. However, social distancing guidelines and face mask requirements must still be followed.