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Posted on: March 11, 2020

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Update #6

The City of Hialeah continues to be committed to the safety and wellness of our residents, businesses, and visitors. The City of Hialeah will be taking the following community measures as a precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • All special events in the city will be postponed until further notice.
  • All City of Hialeah public meetings will be postponed until further notice.
  • All City of Hialeah Parks & Recreation facilities will be closed effective Wednesday, March 18th until further notice. All Parks & Recreation programs have been postponed until further notice. All permitted gatherings at City of Hialeah Parks have been canceled until May 1,st 2020 and is not accepting any rental applications.*
  • All Hialeah Public Libraries will be closed effective Friday, March 20, 2020, until further notice. All Hialeah Public Library programs have been postponed until further notice.
  • All Education & Community Services programs have been suspended until further notice.
  • Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment exhibitions and events have been canceled/postponed and will be closed for tours until May 1,st 2020.*

The City of Hialeah encourages the community to continue practicing social distancing by putting space between yourself and others, continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, and staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of COVID-19, as recommended by the CDC.

*At that time, the City of Hialeah will evaluate recommendations by the CDC and Miami-Dade County and provide an update.

La ciudad de Hialeah continúa comprometida con la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros residentes, empresas y visitantes. La Ciudad de Hialeah tomará las siguientes medidas comunitarias como precaución para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de COVID-19:   

  • Todos los eventos especiales en la ciudad serán pospuestos hasta nuevo aviso. 
  • Todas las reuniones públicas de la Ciudad de Hialeah se pospondrán hasta nuevo aviso. 
  • Todas las instalaciones de Parques y Recreación de la Ciudad de Hialeah permanecerán cerradas a partir del miércoles 18 de marzo hasta nuevo aviso. Todos los programas de Parques y Recreación han sido pospuestos hasta nuevo aviso. Todas las reuniones permitidas en los Parques de la Ciudad de Hialeah se han cancelado hasta el 1 de mayo de 2020 y no aceptan solicitudes de alquiler. * 
  • Todas las bibliotecas públicas de Hialeah estarán cerradas a partir del viernes 20 de marzo de 2020, hasta nuevo aviso. Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Pública de Hialeah han sido pospuestos hasta nuevo aviso. 
  • Todos los programas de educación y servicios comunitarios han sido suspendidos hasta nuevo aviso.
  • Las exhibiciones y eventos para Arte y Entretenimiento del Centro Milander han sido cancelados / pospuestos y permanecerán cerrados para visitas hasta el 1 de mayo de 2020.*

La Ciudad de Hialeah alienta a la comunidad a continuar practicando el distanciamiento social al poner espacio entre usted y los demás, continuar practicando hábitos saludables, como lavarse las manos durante al menos 20 segundos y quedarse en casa si está enfermo, para ayudar a disminuir la propagación de COVID-19, según lo recomendado por el CDC.

*En ese momento, la Ciudad de Hialeah evaluará las recomendaciones de los CDC y el Condado de Miami-Dade y proporcionará una actualización.

Update #5

The City of Hialeah has issued an order following the Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 03-20 mandating all entertainment establishments and non-essential businesses closed to patrons until further notice, in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus and increased cases of community transmission in South Florida.

La Ciudad de Hialeah emitió una orden siguiendo la Orden de Emergencia del Condado de Miami-Dade 03-20 que ordena que todos los establecimientos de entretenimiento y negocios no esenciales cierren a los clientes hasta nuevo aviso, a causa del COVID-19 coronavirus y aumento de casos de transmisión comunitaria en el sur de Florida.

Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 03-20

Press Release: The City of Hialeah Following Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 03-20/La Ciudad de Hialeah Siguiendo Orden de Emergencia del Condado de Miami-Dade 03-20

Update #4

Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury from COVID-19. The application period opens today, March 17, 2020 and runs through May 8, 2020. Visit for more information.

El gobernador Ron DeSantis activó el Programa de Préstamos Puente de Emergencia para pequeñas empresas de  Florida para apoyar a las pequeñas empresas afectadas por COVID-19. El Programa de Préstamos Puente, administrado por el Departamento de Oportunidades Económicas de la Florida (DEO, por sus siglas en inglés), proporcionará préstamos a corto plazo y sin intereses a las pequeñas empresas que sufrieron daños económicos por COVID-19. El período de solicitud comienza hoy, 17 de marzo de 2020 y se extiende hasta el 8 de mayo de 2020. Visite para más información.

Update # 3

Please be advised that beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all City of Hialeah Parks and Recreation Facilities will be closed until further notice. Programming in the parks have also been postponed until further notice. Should you have any further questions please contact the Department of Parks & Recreation at (305) 687-2650.

Tenga en cuenta que a partir del miércoles 18 de marzo de 2020, todos los Parques e Instalaciones de Recreación de la Ciudad de Hialeah estarán cerrados hasta nuevo aviso. La programación en los parques también se ha pospuesto hasta nuevo aviso. Si tiene más preguntas por favor comuníquese con el Departamento de Parques y Recreación al (305) 687-2650. -

Update #2

Restaurants in the City of Hialeah are ordered to close at 11 p.m. Kitchens may remain open for takeout and delivery orders. We encourage residents to use delivery services or drive-thru at fast-food establishments, which will remain open, as they continue to take precautions to ensure food safety.

Los restaurantes en la ciudad de Hialeah deberán cerrar a las 11 p.m. Las cocinas pueden permanecer abiertas para pedidos de comida para llevar y entregar. Alentamos a los residentes a utilizar los servicios de entrega o conducir en establecimientos de comida rápida, que permanecerán abiertos, ya que continuaran tomando precauciones para garantizar la seguridad de los alimentos. 

Update #1

Mayor Carlos Hernandez has signed a Declaration of State of Emergency for the City of Hialeah, today Monday, March 16, 2020, at 10:23 A.M. in conjunction with the declared State of Emergency from the State of Florida and Miami-Dade County. The City of Hialeah will be able to use this Declaration of State of Emergency to prepare the City in the event of an emergency and provide access to additional resources, which will be available to the City in case of an emergency.

El alcalde Carlos Hernández ha firmado una Declaración de estado de emergencia para la ciudad de Hialeah, hoy lunes 16 de marzo de 2020 a las 10:23 a.m. en conjunto con el estado de emergencia declarado por el estado de la Florida y el condado de Miami-Dade. La Ciudad de Hialeah podrá utilizar esta Declaración de Estado de Emergencia para preparar a la Ciudad en caso de emergencia y proporcionar acceso a recursos adicionales, que estarán disponibles para la Ciudad en caso de emergencia.

Press Release: City of Hialeah declares State of Emergency Due to COVID-19/La Ciudad de Hialeah Declara Estado de Emergencia Debido a COVID-19

About COVID-19

COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. These droplets may land on objects and surfaces. Other people may contract COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as many as 14 days following exposure. Most people recover from COVID-19 without needing special treatment. The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. 

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. 
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

(Information Provided by Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

To monitor the current situation and for additional updates please visit: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Health 

World Health Organization 

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