Miami Beach Encourages Local Businesses to Rise to a New Standard as they Reopen

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Miami Beach Encourages Local Businesses to Rise to a New Standard as they Reopen:

Decal program designed to increase consumer confidence in safety

As Miami Beach businesses begin to reopen, the City is encouraging them to go above and beyond the safety measures required by the City and Miami-Dade County to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Through a new initiative dubbed the MB Standard, decals will identify businesses that are taking extra measures to protect the public. The City hopes the program will increase consumer confidence as residents and visitors begin to venture out to non-essential retail and restaurant establishments that are slowly coming back online after more than two months of closures.

To participate in the program, businesses must agree to:
  • Have all employees tested for COVID-19 by the later of June 8, 2020 or the date of reopening
  • Provide monthly COVID-19 testing to all employees
  • Conduct temperature and health screenings of all employees daily
  • Have a contact tracing protocol in place to identify individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 in order to prevent further spread
  • Provide monthly reports to the City noting how many employees were tested, a numeric count of results, and measures taken based on the results
“As retailers and restaurants welcome back customers, we wanted to highlight those businesses who are really going above and beyond to protect public health,” Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales said. “We also hope the MB Standard recognition will help consumers feel more comfortable as they shop or eat at participating establishments because they know these places have committed to following best practices to curb COVID-19." The program was recommended by the Mayor’s Reopening Advisory Panel.
 
For additional details on MB Standard, click here.

Businesses that participate in the program will be listed on the Miami Beach Reopening webpage.

 

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