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Wynwood BID Emergency Update – 07.08.20

Dear Wynwood BID Community:

Please take a moment to review the following key updates and important advisories:

New Emergency Order
Miami-Dade County has formally issued Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 26-20, effective as of 12:01am on July 9, 2020, to close banquet halls, both stand alone and incident to any hotel or other establishment; and ballrooms, both stand alone and incident to any hotel or other establishment; to require masks or facial coverings to be worn when inside gyms and fitness centers; to limit restaurants and cafeterias to outdoor service only for on-site consumption between the hours of 6:00am and 10:00pm each day, and require that such outdoor on-premises service cease at 10:00pm, but to provide that such establishments may operate their kitchens between the hours of 10:00pm each night and 6:00am the next morning only for the purpose of providing delivery, pick-up, room service, or take out services; and to further impose a maximum daytime and overnight occupancy for short-term vacation rentals of up to a maximum of two persons per bedroom plus two additional persons per property not to exceed a maximum of ten persons, and to prohibit new rental agreements entered into except on a monthly basis.

County Mayor’s Overview
On July 7th, the County’s New Normal Dashboard revealed another spike in percentage of daily cases in Miami-Dade County testing positive for COVID-19. County Mayor Carlos Gimenez indicated that the New Normal plan reopening our economy, based on state and federal guidance, sets 10% as the maximum positivity rate. The County started opening businesses in May when we were well below that 10% rate. Currently, our 14-day testing average is at 22.6% positive for the virus. At this rate, hospitals may be overwhelmed, which is why the County is rolling back business openings that cater to large gatherings, limiting dining to outdoors or takeout, requiring masks for moderate exertion at indoor gyms and continuing the curfew to avoid further spread. The County Mayor has stated that indoor dining at restaurants may be allowed once we reach about 5% positivity rate for COVID-19 testing.

Curfew Remain in Force
The Countywide nightly curfew order remains in force from 10:00pm to 6:00am with exceptions for essential workers and people who have a religious obligation.

Wear Masks in Public
The Countywide order requiring all persons wear a mask or other facial covering when in public remains in effect.

The Wynwood BID will continue to keep you updated on any substantive changes in policy or actions that may further impact our community.  In the meantime, we are available via phone at 786-615-8828 and email at info@wynwoodbid.com should you have any questions.

Please stay safe and healthy,

Wynwood Business Improvement District