Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, certain businesses that were closed due to COVID-19 will be allowed to reopen with restrictions on capacity and requirements for social distancing and enhanced sanitation that will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while allowing Homestead’s economy to rebound.  

In general, the following types of businesses will be allowed to reopen at 50% indoor capacity if face coverings are worn, six foot social distancing is enforced, and additional hygienic precautions are taken: restaurants, retail, nail and hair salons, barbershops, arts & cultural institutions, offices, warehouses, manufacturing, and trade & logistics.  

The following businesses will not be allowed to reopen at this time: gyms, theaters, bowling alleys, bars and nightclubs, and pools. Additionally, the City has opened the following parks for limited use: Blakey Park, Audubon Park, South Audubon Drive, Mayor Roscoe Warren Municipal Park, James Archer Smith Park, and Homestead Sports Complex.  These City parks are open from 7am to 8pm for passive use such as walking, jogging, biking, or rollerblading and open space picnics with groups of 10 or less.  

All other City Facilities, except the Police Department, remain closed to the public.  This includes all City Parks, City Hall, Development Services, and the Solid Waste Drop Site.   City Business such as permit applications and bill payments can be conducted online or over the phone.  Visit City Departments online or call 305-224-4400 for more information.Detailed information on businesses allowed to open and requirements for opening can be found in Miami-Dade County’s guide on reopening.  Simplified information for certain business types can be found below.

  1. Restaurants
  2. Personal Grooming
  3. Arts & Culture
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Office Spaces
  6. Warehouses

The following information is excerpted from Miami-Dade County’s detailed guide on reopening.  Please read the full guide here.

  • 50% indoor capacity based on Miami-Dade County Fire Occupancy Load
  • Outdoor dining with social distancing
  • Enhanced hygiene such as hand washing and hand sanitizer stations and cleaning of high-touch surfaces
  • Social distance of six feet between parties
  • Use of facial coverings is required
  • Parties larger than four people, or six people if they are from the same household, are not allowed
  • Opening of bars or nightclubs is not allowed
  • Self-service dining is not allowed