Miami-Dade County has tweaked its order to close all dine-in service, which was first announced yesterday, July 6. Now, according to mayor Carlos Giménez (or perhaps the Magic 8 Ball he consults to make these decisions), Miami restaurants will be allowed to continue outdoor dining. The rule goes into effect July 9.
The mayor’s statement says, “...I have determined that my forthcoming emergency order will allow for outdoor dining, where possible, to continue, with restrictions that include tables of no more than four patrons, appropriate distancing, and music played at a level that does not require shouting, to prevent the emission of potentially dangerous airborne droplets.”
UPDATE: The new emergency order I will be signing to close indoor dining at restaurants will allow outdoor dining when possible. I encourage all cities to work with operators to help expand outdoor seating when possible. Takeout & delivery can continue. https://t.co/tVR0OYDQGv— Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez (@MayorGimenez) July 7, 2020
It’s been a tornado of a week for Miami restaurant news, so let’s recap real quick. New rules you’ll now have to follow include a 10pm curfew (which is currently in effect), outdoor dining only, and maximum party size of four. Also, no loud music. Feel free to take some notes.
We’ll keep you posted with more updates. For now, we have both outdoor dining guides and plenty of takeout and delivery guides to help you decide what to eat tonight. Also, here’s where you can get some booze. If you feel like us right now, you might need it.