As was mentioned in our previous update re: COVID-19, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-70 last Friday which closed all beaches and a number of categories of businesses in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. This is primarily due to the fact that these are considered the state’s “hotspots” for COVID-19 infection.
However, the Governor’s Order allowed those Counties to exceed beyond what his Order allowed.
As such, Broward County issued an Order on March 22nd that exceeds the original Governor’s Executive Order and closes all “non-essential businesses.”
A few days prior to that, Miami-Dade County issued its own Emergency Order on March 19th, which closes all “non-essential” businesses as well.
For those Management Companies operating in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, here’s what you need to know:
- For Broward County’s Emergency Order 20-01, Management Companies are considered “essential” and may remain open. This authorization for Management Companies is located on Page 4 (of 10), under “i” of Broward’s Order.
- For Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Order 07-20, Management Companies are also classified as “essential” and may remain open. This authorization for Management Companies is located on Page 2 (of 5) under “i” of Miami-Dade’s Order.
So far, these are the only 2 Florida counties which have closed all “non essential” businesses.
As was mentioned in our previous update, Florida has NO statewide “shelter in place” or lockdown Order in place or being contemplated. If anything should change, we will let you know. We remain in open and consistent communication with our Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) as well as the Governor’s office.
That’s all for now. Please stay safe and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
At your service,
Executive Director, CEOMC