The city of Miami will temporarily shed its late-night party reputation with a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew that starts Friday night.
There is an exception for health care workers, food delivery personnel, physicians, going to and from an essential services job and walking your dog within 250 feet of your residence. Otherwise, police can actually stop, question and arrest people under the order signed by City Manager Art Noriega on Thursday.
Here is a copy of the order news release:
The City of Miami will enforce a nightly curfew beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 27th, in an effort to slow the person-to-person spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The curfew runs from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. nightly until further notice and will be strictly enforced by the City of Miami Police Department.
“When it comes to protecting the health and welfare of our residents, we will always err on the side of caution,” said Miami City Manager Arthur Noriega V. “Residents must heed this curfew and our police department will be enforcing the rule nightly.”
The Miami City Commission unanimously approved the new measure at a virtual City Commission meeting held entirely online on Wednesday night. There are some specific exceptions to the curfew order for residents to be aware of:
- Resident travel to and from approved, essential workplaces
- Medical emergencies
- Dog walking: residents must stay within 250 feet of their home or building at all times
- Food delivery services
Additionally, the following are permitted:
- Provision of essential state, county and City of Miami emergency services and hospital services
- Utility emergency repairs
For the full emergency order HERE(PDF, 2MB).
For the Notice of Order follow HERE(PDF, 636KB).
For updates on the City of Miami’s ongoing response to COVID-19 coronavirus, please visit www.miamigov.com/coronavirus.