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Posted on: March 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] State of Emergency

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Update – April 30, 2020

Hard Rock Stadium Expands COVID-19 Testing Criteria

People of all ages may be tested and do not need to be exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. Testing is available 9AM - 5PM, 7 days a week, with a maximum of 750 tests performed per day.   No appointment is needed.

City of Miami Gardens Parks To Remain Closed

The City of Miami Gardens’ Parks will remain closed until further notice. Resumption of normal services and operations will be done in a phased-approach based on a consistent decline in the number of positive cases in our community per CDC guidelines. The City’s re-opening strategy will be premised on our ability to safeguard everyone, placing a premium on the safety and well-being of our Residents and broader community.

UPDATE - April 24, 2020 

City of Miami Gardens Emergency Order 2020-02
All non-essential businesses, as defined by the Governor and the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, are prohibited from ALL business operations in the City of Miami Gardens until further notice.  

UPDATE - April 17, 2020 

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#StayHomeMiami Resources from The Children’s Trust
Please click below for resources from The Children’s Trust to assist during this time.

UPDATE - April 14, 2020 

City of Miami Gardens

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 9AM

Public Access:

Members of the public may access this meeting through the following methods:

For further information please contact the City Clerk’s office at 305-622-8000 ext. 2830 or via email to .

ALL interested parties are invited to attend.

Please click here to read: NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC 

UPDATE - April 13, 2020


Seniors and adults, 18 years and older with disabilities, can get tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) through Miami-Dade County Home Testing program.   Individuals must be exhibiting symptoms and are required to make an appointment to receive the test at home.  

Please call (305) 499-8767 for appointments.


Hard Rock Stadium is now testing people of all ages showing Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms. They are also testing anyone who believes they were in close contact with someone else who has tested positive, whether they are showing symptoms or not. An appointment is not needed to get tested at Hard Rock Stadium.

 For more information you may call the Florida Department of Health’s 24-hour hotline at 1-866-779-6121.

UPDATE - April 9, 2020

ORDER NO – 2020-01


Face Masks Now Required in Grocery Stores, Convenience Stores, Pharmacies, Retail Food Facilities and Restaurants, and while Performing Construction Activities on Job Sites.

In the continued effort to minimize the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective April 11, 2020 at 12:00 a.m., the City of Miami Gardens requires everyone including employees, customers, visitors and persons providing food delivery services within the above establishments, as well as workers on active construction sites to wear face masks.

For purposes of this order, a Mask means a form of covering of the nose and mouth and shall include a face mask, homemade mask, or other cloth covering.

Click Here to read ORDER NO-2020-01

Click Here for instructions on how to make your own Cloth Face Covering

UPDATE - April 2, 2020

On April 1, 2020 Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statewide Stay at Home Order.  Click Here to Read.

On March 30, 2020 Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-89  for Emergency Management- COVID-19 - Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Monroe County  regarding Public Access Restrictions.  Click Here to read. 

UPDATE - March 27, 2020

Safety is everyone’s responsibility! All Residents are urged to stay inside unless you need to conduct limited essential business.

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to ravage our community, the City of Miami Gardens is implementing additional restrictions to protect our Residents from this unusual virus.

Effective immediately:
A curfew is in effect for everyone from 10PM to 5AM daily.

Miami Gardens Police Officers will be deployed across central points in the community to maintain order and enforce the curfew.

Gatherings of more than five (5) people are prohibited.

Everyone can do their part to minimize the spread of the virus. Please report gatherings of more than five (5) people as well as non-essential buildings and businesses that remain open to Miami Gardens Police at (305) 474-MGPD (6473). You may also tag the City of Miami Gardens and MGPD on social media with the business name and address with #nonessentialbiz.

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UPDATE - March 26, 2020


Current violation notices will NOT escalate and fines will NOT be accrued during this period. Residents do NOT need to request extensions, the dates will automatically be extended. 

UPDATE - March 25, 2020

Miami-Dade County Order 10-20 Limits Public Gathering to No More Than Ten (10) Persons. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic continues to impact our daily lives and the way we are accustomed to doing things. In the continued effort to promote social distancing, and to minimize the spread of the virus please be advised of the following: On Tuesday, March 23, 2020, Miami-Dade County issued an Order that no group of ten (10) or more individuals shall gather on a public street, alley, public way, sidewalk or government facility open to the public in Miami-Dade County.

The following entities are exempt from the Order:

Federal, state or local government employees, or contractors acting on the behalf of such entities, who are providing services in any public street, alley, sidewalk or public way that requires the presence of a group of ten (10) or more individuals.

Any roadways interior to Port Miami or any airport.

Individuals traveling by car, bus, truck, train, automated people mover, mass transit or other powered vehicle, or while waiting at any bus stop, Metromover or Metrorail station.

Individuals responding to an emergency.

Residents are encouraged to observe the CDC’s guidance on social distancing, and are urged to remain home other than to engage in essential activities.


UPDATE - March 24, 2020


For the safety of our Residents, customers and employees, beginning Wednesday March 25, 2020, the City of Miami Gardens Development Services lobby will be closed to the public. We will still be providing full services. Click Here to View the Modified Service Operations

 Click Here for Email Permit Submission

UPDATE - March 23, 2020

For inquiries and information regarding Code Compliance during this time please E-Mail Yolanda Rolle or Joan Bispott. We thank you for your patience during this difficult period as we continue to make adjustments to serve our Residents

UPDATE - March 22, 2020

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, at 9AM, Hard Rock Stadium will be a COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site for Seniors 65 years or older, First Responders, and Healthcare Providers. Individuals who are 65 years of age or older must exhibit COVID-19 symptoms to be tested. Pre-screening will be conducted to determine if you are eligible to receive the test. First Responders and Healthcare Providers do not have to have any symptoms to receive the COVID-19 test. 


Testing will be available between the hours of 9AM - 5PM.  For the latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please click here to visit the CDC Website

 The City of Miami Gardens continues to monitor the global pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its unpredictable impact on our community and country. We encourage all Residents to stay alert and continue to exercise the necessary safety precautions to safeguard the health of our community.

UPDATE - March 19, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to have an unpredictable impact on our community.  The City of Miami Gardens continues to closely monitor the situation and recommendations of local, state and federal health officials to safeguard the health of our Residents.  Please be advised of the following:

 All Businesses Offering Non-Essential Services Are Required to Close Across Miami-Dade County

 Please click link to read the complete Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 07-20

UPDATE - March 18, 2020

As the City of Miami Gardens continues to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in an effort to protect our Residents and staff please be advised of the following:

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 the City of Miami Gardens Building, and Planning and Zoning Departments will operate between the hours 7AM - 4PM with limited services until further notice. For more information please call 305-622-8000.


Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

The application period for the recently activated Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program opened Tuesday for companies whose cash flows have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With both local and national governments placing restrictions on gatherings, and even implementing curfews in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, small businesses across sectors including hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics have steep drops in sales in recent days.

But through May 8, small business owners with two (2) to 100 employees can apply for the short-term interest-free loans of up to $50,000. Up to $50 million has been allocated for the program, according to an announcement from Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will administer the loans in partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and Florida First Capital Finance Corp. The loans are interest-free for up to one year and designed to bridge the gap in either federal U.S. Small Business Administration loans or commercially available loans.

To qualify, businesses must have been established before March 9 and be able to demonstrate the impact that the coronavirus has had on their cash flows.Businesses with questions about the program can please email the Florida Biz or call (866) 737-7232. The DEO is surveying Florida businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus at Florida Disaster Biz.

UPDATE - March 17, 2020

The City of Miami Gardens continues to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our community, county and state.  

In an abundance of caution, please be advised that effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 across Miami-Dade County all bars, restaurants, health clubs, gyms, night clubs, auditoriums and theaters are required to close to the public until further notice. Restaurants will be permitted to continue delivery and takeout services only.

Residents are reminded to stay alert and continue to practice proactive preventative measures to minimize the spread of the virus.

UPDATE - March 16, 2020

The City of Miami Gardens continues to monitor the latest developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of the President’s declaration of a National Emergency and the closure of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, please be aware of the following additional measures:


New guidance released today recommends limiting public gatherings to a maximum of ten (10) people. Therefore, the City of Miami Gardens will suspend all After School Programs and Spring Break Camps until further notice.


MGPD will increase police visibility to deter crime and aggressively enforce the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Curfew Ordinance. People of all ages are encouraged to practice social distancing and stay indoors. Miami-Dade County has ordered all restaurants, bars and nightclubs to close no later than 11PM.


Expired permits will be extended for an additional thirty (30) days without penalty. The Unsafe Structures Hearing scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020 will be postponed until further notice.


The Special Masters Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 will be postponed until further notice. Cancellation notices will be sent to all who were scheduled to appear. All Code Compliance inspections will be suspended until further notice. Current violation notices will NOT escalate and fines will NOT be accrued during this period. Residents do NOT need to request extensions, the dates will automatically be extended. For more information please contact 305-622-8000 ext. 2618 or 2611.


The City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 will be canceled. All City of Miami Gardens Advisory Boards, Committees, and Commissions public meetings and hearings will be postponed until further notice.


Florida Power & Light (FPL), North Miami Beach Water, Opa-Locka Water and Miami-Dade County water will not be processing service disruptions during this period.

Please visit for ongoing updates as we continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19).

UPDATE - MARCH 12, 2020

On March 11, 2020, at 10:48 PM, Mayor Oliver Gilbert signed a local state of emergency for the City of Miami Gardens due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).After much consideration and in an abundance of caution please be aware of the following impact on City events, and parks and recreation programs. 

CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS SENIOR PROGRAMS: All senior programs are canceled until further notice.

CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS ADULT AND YOUTH PROGRAMS: All Adult and Youth Programs are suspended until April 30th. 

CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS COMMUNITY EVENTS: All City Events for the months of March and April are canceled.

CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS EVENT SPACE RENTALS: All reservations for the months of April and May will be rescheduled for later dates if practical. If not practical, they will be canceled. At this time we will not accept future reservations. Reservations beyond May will be reviewed at a later date.

CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS SPRING BREAK CAMPS: Spring Break Camps will be operational during the week of March 23 - 27 at the following locations: 

AJ King Park, Carol City Park, Norwood Park and Rolling Oaks Park. This is subject to change based on impending decisions made by the Miami-Dade County Public School System. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 305-622-8080 for information.

CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS: After-school programs will continue normal operations. This is subject to change based on impending decisions made by the Miami-Dade County Public School System.

The City remains in close contact with state, national, and local health officials to monitor the latest developments on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

We ask that Residents and visitors remain alert and continue to take proper preventative actions.

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