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Surfside Issues “Safer at Home” Emergency Order


With the rise of coronavirus outbreaks in South Florida, the Town of Surfside is taking swift action in coordination with neighboring cities, to help further combat the spread of the virus. The Town has issued a “Safer at Home” emergency order, urging residents to stay at home unless absolutely necessary. The latest Emergency Order by the Town goes into effect starting at 6:00 pm on March 24, 2020.

“As the number of coronavirus cases in South Florida continue to rise, the threat to our community’s health and safety is my number one concern,” says Surfside Mayor Charles W. Burkett.“I’m asking all residents who live in Surfside to try to stay home and only leave your house if necessary. There are provisions for outdoor activities, and residents can use our beautiful beach jogging path, but please maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet between yourself and others. The faster we all comply with all of these lifesaving measures, the faster we can all get back to our normal way of life.”

To date, the Town of Surfside has imposed a number of Emergency Orders and additional measures to safeguard our community, including the temporary closures of all Town facilities, public beach, parks and recreation facilities, non-essential retail and commercial establishments.

Under the new order, all residents are urged to remain in their homes, subject to exceptions defined in the “Safer at Home” Emergency Order. Refer to the Town of Surfside Emergency Orders below.