Coronavirus Information and Sweetwater's Protective Measures
The City of Sweetwater continues to work closely with Local, State and Federal agencies in monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are abiding and following the prevention guidance by Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Executive Orders of Governor Ron DeSantis and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.
On Monday, May 18, Mayor Orlando Lopez signed Executive Order Number 9 that allows retail and commercial establishments to reopen following strict guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all residents. The City is abiding by the Miami-Dade County “New Normal Guide for Residents and Commercial Establishments.” During the reopening process, our main responsibility is to make sure that all businesses are following social distancing and health risk requirements. All businesses and residents must follow guidelines defined by Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 23-20, our City’s Emergency Order Number 9, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The City of Sweetwater Police Department and the Code Compliance Department will be visiting businesses in our City to ensure compliance with all guidelines. Any business that violates the emergency order set forth by the City may be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 60 days or by both such fine and imprisonment.
To review the guidelines for each business, please visit the Miami-Dade County website www.miamidade.gov/newnormal.
Miami-Dade County Testing Centers
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Florida schools will remain closed until May 1 as recommended by the Florida Department of Education.
All K-12 required testing is canceled for the rest of the school year.
To learn more about the Instructional Continuity Plan that enables students to continue learning during the school closures visit M-DCPS website or call the help center at 305-995-3000.
Price Gouging Hotlines:
Miami-Dade County State Attorney Price Gouging Hotline: 305-547-3300
State Attorney General Price Gouging Hotline: 1-866-966-7226
How to prevent the spread of COVID-19
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 with people who are sick
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.