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May 18, 2020 12:22 PM

Emergency Order Reopening All City Parks For Limited Use in The City Of Hialeah (COVID-19-COH-EO-19)


THEREFORE, in response to the impending risk to the life, health, safety and welfare posed by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to our citizenry and pursuant to the authority set forth in Florida Statutes 5252.38 and in furtherance of all national, state, county and local emergency orders issued to date not inconsistent with this order;

In order to safeguard the life, health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Hialeah; and In an attempt to slow the spread and mitigate the potential impact of Coronavirus Disease;


Effective 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020, all city owned or city operated parks shall open to the public subject to the restrictions set forth in this order.
Park hours shall be from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday only. Parks shall remain closed on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. No person shall be or remain in any city park except during these hours whether a physical barrier to entry on the park exists or not.
Except for fields, paths and tracks, all other recreational facilities such as recreation buildings, courts, exercise equipment, gazebos or shelters, skating ramps, bike racks and playground equipment, shall remain closed for use by the public. No water fountains or bathroom facilities shall be in use until further order.
Use of parks during opening hours shall be for limited active uses and passive activities by individuals. Only members of the same household shall be allowed in groups in the park to engage in permitted activities together and only in groups not exceeding 10 people. Limited active uses allowed are walking, jogging, or general exercise on open fields. Organized, team sports, or competitive play of any kind is prohibited.
The use of face masks at all times pursuant to City COVID-19-COH-EO-7 and 7A is mandatory while at city parks.
The provisions of this Order shall supersede any inconsistent provisions in any prior emergency order.
This Order shall remain in effect for the period of time the City’s declaration of emergency remains in effect or until rescinded or modified, whichever occurs first.
This Emergency Order shall be strictly adhered to at all times while the City’s declaration of emergency remains in effect and enforceable pursuant to Florida law.

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