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City Facilities Update
Effective Saturday, April 10, 2021, all parks, court, playgrounds, and restrooms are open from sunrise to sunset, subject to the following use restrictions:
- No groups of 10 or more individuals unless appropriate social distancing separates them.
- Social distancing requirements do not apply to members of the same family or household
- Masks are recommended, but are not required.
Homestead Parks & Recreation Staff will be on site to enforce social distancing protocols within the park and prevent any unauthorized uses. Beginning Monday, May 3, 2021, reservations for community center and pavilion facilities will be accepted.
The City of Homestead reopened the following facilities to the public effective Monday, May 3, 2021: City Hall, Community Redevelopment Agency, Development Services, Parks & Recreation, and the Solid Waste Drop Site. The Drop Site will be open 8am – 4pm Monday – Saturday and 8am – 12pm Sundays. All other facilities will be open 8am – 5pm Monday - Friday. Residents are still encouraged to conduct business online or over the phone if possible by visiting www.cityofhomestead.com or calling 305-224-4400.
To allow for continued efficient processing of online permit submissions Development Services will be operating with modified in-person service hours as follows:
- Building Permit Walk-In Service Hours: 8am – 12pm Monday - Friday
- Building Inspector Office Hours – 8am – 8:30am Monday - Friday
- Zoning Questions Walk-In Hours – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8am – 10am
- Planning Information meetings are by appointment and can be scheduled by calling 305-224-4529
- Business Licensing meetings are by appointment and can be scheduled by calling 305-224-4504
- Central Collections will close at 4pm daily
All visitors will be required to obey COVID-19 precautions when visiting City facilities such as social distancing and interior capacity limits. Masks for customers are highly recommended, but will not be required for entry to City facilities.
Are there COVID-19 Cases in Homestead?
Yes, there are confirmed cases of Homestead residents diagnosed with COVID-19. The Florida Division of Emergency Management releases information on new cases for all of Florida broken down by City and County each day. You can find the latest report here.
What Should Residents be Doing?
While certain businesses have been permitted to open, residents should still be staying home if possible. Additional everyday preventive measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include:
- Staying home when you are sick.
- Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throwing it in the trash.
- Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
- Routinely cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects like doorknobs.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 should call the Florida Department of Health at 305-324-2400. Price gouging can be reported to the State Attorney’s hotline: 305-547-3300.
Additional information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, can be found at www.miamidade.gov/coronavirus and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Click here for resources for the deaf and hard of hearing.