Miami COVID Restaurant Rules: Is Indoor/Outdoor Dining Allowed?

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 restrictions for Miami restaurants and bars.
January 19, 2021, 05:45 PM UTC
Miami COVID Restaurant Rules: Is Indoor/Outdoor Dining Allowed?

In early December, Miami commissioners instituted a midnight curfew in an attempt to curb a rapid winter spike in Covid cases; with particular attention on "bustling bars and nightclubs". While restaurants and bars continue to remain operational for now, we're tracking updates from Magic City officials in an effort to help operators stay on top of the latest dining guidelines,

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Is indoor dining allowed in Miami?

Yes. As of September 26th, 2020, Miami-Dade County maintains a 50 percent capacity limit for restaurants. No more than six people per table or up to 10 from the same household are permitted. Additionally, restaurants can expand their capacity if they can fit more tables, as long as keeping a six-foot separation between tables.

Restaurants that do not have sufficient floor space for tables to reach the 50 percent capacity minimum are allowed to set tables closer together to reach the 50 percent minimum.

Is outdoor dining allowed in Miami?

Yes. Restaurants that have outdoor table service can operate at 100% capacity; the same maximum seating per table is applied as indoor dining -- no more than six people per table or up to 10 from the same household.

Is indoor bar service allowed in Miami?

Yes. Bars that offer counter-service can operate at 50 percent capacity. Separate seating areas within the bar areas must be spaced as far as possible between parties being served to reach a minimum of 50 percent capacity. Clubs that include dancing must require that masks be worn on the dance floor; eating and drinking allowed only at tables.

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