City Of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has issued a stay at home order going into effect starting Tuesday
He posted a video on social media saying, “We are putting a shelter in place order, or stay at home order, [Tuesday],” Suarez said. “I’ve been trying to do it for the last week. Unfortunately, I’ve been getting resistance internally, but thanks to Commissioner [Alex] Díaz de la Portilla and others who have been so helpful, we’re going to be putting it in today and hoping that people get the message to stay home, and if you’re coming for spring break, go home.”
The stay at home order will officially go into effect Tuesday night at 11:59pm but residents are still allowed to do the following:
- Travel within the city to seek goods and services from essential retail establishments, such as grocery stores and pharmacies.
- Travel within the city to perform work in support of essential activities and establishments.
- Travel within the city to deliver essential services to homes, such as repair, landscaping and pool services.
Officials also said that residents of the City Of Miami are still allowed to participate in outdoor activities as long as they do not enter areas that have been closed to the public, such as parks, and they do not gather in crowds larger than 10 people.