Statement from Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez regarding youth activities and summer camps

MIAMI ( May 22, 2020 ) — 

On Friday, May 22, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-131, allowing organized youth activities to resume. Under the governor's order, summer camps and youth recreation camps may also operate.

I want to clarify that the governor's order does not apply to Miami-Dade County at this time. After communicating with the governor's office Friday, we remain in agreement that the County's current restrictions on youth activities and camps should remain in place while the County's Youth Activities/Summer Camps Working Group continues to work with our esteemed medical experts to finalize recommendations on how operations can safely resume. My goal is for summer camps and other youth activities to be able to begin operations June 8th, once the doctors and health professionals have determined what measures need to be implemented to keep our children and community safe.

Residents should be aware that there are many emergency orders still in effect in the County.