In an effort to keep you informed we will provide updates regarding the Town of Cutler Bay's operations during the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic in this designated webpage and will send updates as needed. For the most up-to-date information regarding the disease, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health's websites.
Be sure to visit our dedicated page for businesses and our list of testing sites.
County and Town Updates (last update 04/06/2020):
- County Mayor Gimenez Signs New Order: Miami-Dade County Hospitals must report on a daily basis by 10:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m., specific information stated in this order to the County. Read the order here.
- CDC and County Recommend Use of Face Covering: On Friday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez signed an emergency order encouraging anyone who leaves their home to wear a face covering. Residents are being requested to not purchase N95 masks, as those are critical supplies for health care workers and first responders. Watch this easy hack from the CDC on how to make your own face mask with every day household items.
- Town's Building Department: Limited Payment Options: Beginning Monday, April 6, our Building Department will only accept payment for any building-related transactions via checks or money orders.
- Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez Signs New Emergency Order: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has signed a new Order that states for essential commercial and retail establishments that provide unpackaged food for consumption to limit capacity and monitor entrances and exits in areas where food is sold. It also orders closing of salad bars, self-serve food stations (except pre-packaged grab and go items) and encourages sanitary practices for employees and customers. Read the order here.
- Schools to Remain Closed Until May 1: Read the press release issued by Miami-Dade County Public Schools here.
- Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez Orders Adult Day Cares to Close: The Order states that Adult Day Cares within the unincorporated and incorporated areas of the County must close by 11:59 p.m. on Friday April 3. Read the Order here.
- FL DOH Confirms Two COVID-19 Cases in Cutler Bay: The Florida Department of Health has confirmed two COVID-19 Cases in Cutler Bay. View the report here.
- Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has signed a two new Orders:
- Suspension of County Building Department: All laws, statutes, codes and regulations relating to County employees performing building code functions are suspended, including, but not limited to, the review of plans, issuance of permits, performance of inspections and issuance of certificates of occupancy and completion and temporary certificates of occupancy, and all activities related thereto. Read the order here.
- Private Buildings Gyms, Pools Must Close: All condominums, apartments and other buildings must close their pools and gyms and other amenities including those that serve less than 10 people. The order is not yet available on Miami-Dade's website, but watch Mayor Gimenez announcing it here.
- County Mayor Gimenez Signs New Emergency Order: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has signed a new Order that states all essential businesses currently open use reasonable efforts to ensure customers and employees maintain appropriate social distancing. Read the order here.
- County Mayor Gimenez' Safer at Home Protocols: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has signed a new Order that states the totality of Emergency Orders issued by Miami-Dade County, as may be amended or issued from time to time, shall be referred to as the SAFER AT HOME protocols. All residents and visitors are urged to remain in their homes other than to engage in essential activities, as allowed through previous Emergency Orders. Read the order here.
- Mayor Gimenez Signs New Emergency Order and Amendment: Today, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez signed a new emergency order and amendment for Emergency Order 09-20, as listed below:
- Mayor Meerbott Sends County Mayor Gimenez Letter Encouraging Shelter in Place Emergency Order: Read the full letter here.
- Miami Marlins Park to Become a COVID-19 Testing Site: Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners announced that Marlins Park will be opening a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing site starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25. This drive-thru center will be by appointment only and for those that are 65 years or older, with COVID-19 symptoms. Please call ahead to make an appointment at 305-499-8767.
- New Emergency Order Prohibits Groups of 10 or More in Public: Today, Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez signed a new order that prohibits groups of 10 or more people congregating in public streets, sidewalks and alleyways. Read the complete order.
- Miami-Dade Public Transit is Now Free During Covid-19 Pandemic: As of March 22, Miami-Dade Transit suspended fares for all services, including transit and parking at Metrorail stations. Additionally, auto-reloads for monthly pass holders have been suspended and riders are asked to board through the rear entrance when riding Metrobus.
- County Mayor Signs New Emergency Orders and Amendments: Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez signed two new emergency orders and two amendments on 03/21/20:
- Emergency Order 08-20: Rafting is prohibited
- Emergency Order 09-20: Hotels, motels, short-term vacation rentals and other commercial lodging establishments shall not accept new reservations for persons other than essential lodgers.
- Amendment 2 to Order 06-20: all marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply, and other marina services in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County must close
- Amendment 2 to Order 07-20: The sale of alcoholic beverages is authorized. Firearm and ammunition supply stores can stay open following the restrictions of Emergency Order 03-20. Businesses providing services to any local, state or federal government, including municipalities, pursuant to a government contract, can remain open.
- Non-Essential Retail and Commercial Establishments Must Close: Effective 9 p.m. March 19. Read Emergency Order.
- Parks, Beaches and Facilities Closed: All parks, beaches and recreational facilities in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County are ordered closed. Read Emergency Order.
- Mayor Gimenez Signs Two New Emergency Orders: Prohibiting groups of more than 10 people in County Parks and Beaches, and prohibit the use of commercial mopeds and scooters
- Miami-Dade County Public Library System Closes: In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) will close all its library locations to the public effective Wednesday, March 18 until further notice.
- Closures Ordered for Restaurants and more: Effective 11 p.m. on March 17, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has ordered all food service establishments, bars and clubs in Miami-Dade County to close their doors to on-premises service. Restaurant kitchens may remain open for takeout and delivery. In addition, movie theaters, gymnasiums, fitness studios, bowling alleys, concert houses, playhouses and arcades must also close. The order does not apply to grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and convenience stores, except those that provide alcohol and/or food service with seating for more than eight people.Read the signed ordinance here.
- Pool and Building Closures: The Pool Facility and the Recreation Building at Cutler Ridge Park will close effective, Tuesday, March 17
- Park facility rentals and reservations have been cancelled through May 10. All deposits will be refunded and no further reservations will be processed until further notice
- After School Program and MDCPS Closed: The After School Program at Cutler Ridge Park has been suspended effective 03/16/2020, following Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) decision, and will remain closed until further notice
- Athletic Leagues Suspended: In accordance with the CDC recommendations to postpone all large gatherings of 50 or more for 8 weeks, all Athletic Leagues at our Parks (Cutler Ridge Soccer Club, Perrine Baseball and Softball Association) will suspend their programs until May 10
- Watch Mayor Meerbott's Message regarding COVID-19 here
- Town Declares State of Emergency: effective Friday, March 13. Read declaration here.
- County Public Schools Close: Miami-Dade County Public Schools have announced schools will be closed until further notice, effective Monday, March 16. Our After School Program at Cutler Ridge Park will also be closed, effective March 16, until further notice.
- South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center Closed: Wntil further notice, Read their statement
- State of Emergency Declared in Miami-Dade County
Emergency Governmental Orders
During the state of emergency declared for the State of Florida and Miami-Dade County, several orders have been signed to protect the safety of our communities. Click the links below to access all the signed orders.
Meetings and Events
The status of Town meetings and events will be updated on our Town Calendar accordingly, here is a list of cancelled/postponed events so far. Please note all Active Adults activities have been suspended until further notice.
Hotlines and Call Centers
- Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center: 1 (866) 779-6121 or email your questions to COVIDemail@example.com (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Miami-Dade State Attorney Price Gouging Hotline: (305) 547-3300
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools Hotline: (305) 995-3000
What You Should Know About COVID-19
Useful Tips and Services:
- Baptist Health South Florida's Free Virtual Urgent Care Screening: In response to COVID-19, Baptist is offering free virtual care as a first line of defense to screen COVID-19. Use code CARE19
- Meal Distribution at M-DCPS: Beginning Monday, March 30th, Miami-Dade County Public Schools will be setting up various Student Meal Distribution Sites all over the County that will provide Grab-and-Go meals for students between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Click here to view a list of the sites.
- Free Meals for Seniors and Children: Miami-Dade County is offering free meal delivery to qualifying seniors as well as free meals for children 18 and younger
Town Hall Hours and Services
Town Hall Offices Limited Services Listed Below Beginning Monday, 03/23/20. To find a specific email address click here to see the staff directory.
- Community Development Office is closed to the public but WILL take scheduled appointments that will be seen between 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday to Friday. To schedule an appointment with the Community Development Office call (786) 573-5535 Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
- Building Division will continue to be available by phone (305) 234-4262 and email Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. *Please note as of April 6, the only accepted payment form will be check or money orders.
- Inspections may continue to be scheduled by calling (786) 573-5515 between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Our Front Desk (Suite 105) is closed to the public but will continue to be available by phone (305) 234-4262 and email from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
- Parks Office (suite 225) is closed, but staff will continue to be available by phone (786-573-5502) and by email Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Police (sis closed, but may be reached by calling their office at (305) 234-4262 for general inquiries on Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a non-emergency police request call 305-4-POLICE (305-476-5423) or for emergencies call 9-1-1.
- All other departments (Public Works, Office of the Town Manager, Office of the Town Clerk) staff will continue to be available by phone (305-234-4262) and by email Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.