Effective Monday, May 18, 2020, Miami-Dade and Broward counties will allow restaurants, stores, and salons to re-open with restrictions. Bars, gyms, and spas must remain closed. 

Face coverings/masks must be worn inside businesses or wherever social distancing is not possible.  This includes employees, customers, clients, and visitors. 

Keep in mind that just because a business may open does not mean that the business is required to be open. Owners of businesses allowed to open may use their judgement when deciding when and if they want to open.
Miami-Dade and Broward counties have issued their own separate re-opening restrictions and requirements. If your business is located in one of these counties, you must comply with the requirements of your specific county. 

Miami-Dade’s requirements can be found here.
Broward’s requirements can be found here.

Here are some general requirements common to both counties. This list is not exhaustive; you should consult your county’s document for the list of all requirements applicable to your type of business.


  • Indoor seating must be limited to 50% of the building’s capacity (the rest of Florida is currently limited to 25% capacity). Tables must be at least 6 feet apart, with no more than 4 customers per table in Miami-Dade, and 10 customers per table in Broward. Bar counters must remain closed.     
  • Total indoor and outdoor seating combined cannot exceed 100% of the maximum capacity for the establishment. 
  • If possible, restaurants should use disposable one-time menus and disposable utensils.  Restaurants are not allowed to preset tables with utensils/silverware.
  • If possible, restaurants should use touchless payment options. 
  • Buffets and salad bars must remain closed. Self-service drink stations must provide single use tissues or wipes for customers to use the equipment, and the stations must be washed and sanitized frequently.
  • Employees who handle food, food preparers, and employees who have direct customer contact all must wear face coverings.


  • The number of customers in the store must be limited to 50% of the store’s maximum capacity, excluding employees.
  • Face coverings must be worn.
  • Stores should establish one-way aisles and traffic patterns for social distancing.
  • If possible, stores should use plastic shields or barriers between customers and clerks at service counters and clean them frequently.
  • Social distancing reminders to customers are required, such as the CDC “Stop the Spread of Germs” poster found here. Signs must be conspicuously posted.


  • Salon services must be provided by appointment only.
  • Salons must allow at least 15 minutes between appointments for proper disinfecting practices.
  • Customers waiting for an appointment should be encouraged to wait outside and practice social distancing.
  • Customers must be kept 6 feet apart. If there are no partitions or walls between chairs/workstations, the salon must only use every other chair/workstation or otherwise arrange seating so that there is 6 feet separation between each chair/workstation.
  • Employees must wear face coverings and gloves. Clients must also wear face coverings to the extent practical for the service they are having done.
  • Salons must remove all books, magazines, or other shared material for customers.
  • Each workstation must be disinfected after each customer.

If you have any questions about whether your business may re-open or about what you need to do prior to re-opening, you can call the FUBA offices at 800-262-4483 or email us at fuba@fuba.org.