Miami-Dade County

Here’s what’s reopening and what’s still closed from Hurricane Matthew

Events are being canceled as Hurricane Matthew looms.
Events are being canceled as Hurricane Matthew looms. AP

Now that Hurricane Matthew has passed South Florida, some services and places will reopen Friday. Others will remain closed. Here is your list:

Read more: Everything you need to survive a storm



▪  Florida International University will resume classes and events on Saturday morning, but the libraries, gym and restaurants on campus will reopen at noon Friday.

▪  Monroe County Schools from Key Largo to Big Pine will reopen Friday.


▪  School is canceled Friday for Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

▪  Broward County public schools will reopen as normal on Monday.

▪  St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School in Coral Gables will be closed Friday.

▪  Miami Country Day School will be closed Friday

▪  Scheck Hillel Community School will be closed Friday.

▪  All Archdiocese of Miami Catholic schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties will be closed Friday.

▪  University of Miami will be closed through Friday at the Coral Gables and Rosenstiel campuses. All non-essential operations, research, classes and events are canceled at the Miller School of Medicine campus and UHealth facilities.

▪  Miami Dade College canceled classes through Sunday.

▪  Several Barry University campuses including Miami Shores, Hollywood, Kendall, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Orlando, Cutler Bay, Sand Lake, Palm Beach, Cape Canaveral, Melbourne, Ocala, Jacksonville and the Bahamas will be closed through Sunday.

▪  All Lynn University campus activities and classes will be canceled through Sunday.

▪  Florida Atlantic University canceled classes and closed offices through 9 p.m. Sunday. All non-athletic events are canceled through Sunday.

▪  Broward College will be closed through Monday morning.

▪  All St. Thomas University operations, classes, programs and events are canceled/closed through Friday.

▪  Classes are canceled at Miami International University of Art & Design and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Friday.

▪  ASA College is closed through Sunday. Updates are available via its hotline 877-441-6709.

▪  Albizu University- Miami Campus at Doral will be closed Friday.

▪  All Nova Southeastern University campuses in Florida and Puerto Rico will be closed through Monday.

▪  Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami Campus will be closed through Tuesday.

▪  Palm Beach State College will be closed through Sunday.

▪  Miami Media School is closed Friday.

Transportation and travel

▪  Flights to Port-au-Prince from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are canceled. Some flights to the Caribbean from Miami International Airport are canceled as well. Check online for details for your specific flight. Some airlines are allowing passengers to rebook travel if they are headed to places that will be impacted by the storm. Check with individual airlines for specifics.

▪  Tolls have been suspended on the Shepard Broad Causeway/SR922 until further notice. Tolls are lifted on all Miami-Dade expressways, the Florida Turnpike, Alligator Alley, Sawgrass Expressway and the Central Florida Expressway Authority. Tolls also have been suspended on the Rickenbacker and Venetian causeways.

▪  Miami-Dade Transit Metrorail, Metromover and Metrobus services are runnnig normal operations.


▪  Miami International Airport is open, but travelers should contact their airline regarding the status of their flight and make arrangements before coming to the airport.

▪  Drawbridges in Miami-Dade County are open. Broward, Palm Beach and Fort Pierce will be locked down until further notice.

▪  Florida Keys Marathon International Airport will be operating Friday. Check with individual airlines for possible cancellations.

▪  The Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is open, but flights on several airlines have been canceled until Saturday.

▪  Miami-Dade transit, which includes both buses and the Metrorail, will resume services Friday. Buses will resume at 7 a.m. and Metrorail will resume at 6 a.m.

▪  Cars parked in Miami Beach garages for storm protection need to be removed by 6 p.m. Friday. City garages will resume regular operations at 6 p.m. Friday.

▪  Broward County Transit service was restored Friday to a limited Sunday schedule. the following routes will run their regular Friday schedules: 15, 23, 56. All schedules are posted online at the following routes will run their regular Friday schedules: 15, 23, 56. All schedules are posted online at

▪  All Miami-Dade marinas are open.

▪  Ports for Miami, Miami River, Everglades/Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach are open.


▪  Miami Parking Authority closed its office and garages for the storm. For information on which garages will reopen Friday visit

▪  The Coast Guard issued “port condition Zulu” in Key West, the Port of Miami, the Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Palm Beach and “all other South Florida terminals and facilities.” That means no vessels can travel in the safety zone.

▪  Service for Fort Lauderdale’s Sun Trolley and Water Trolley has been suspended until further notice.

▪  The Golden Passport Office in Downtown Miami and the EASY Card Center will remain closed until Tuesday, October 11, while Miami-Dade County offices are closed. Transit customers who need to perform an EASY Card transaction can visit the online EASY Card Transit Store, an EASY Card Ticket Vending Machine located at all Metrorail stations and other locations, or the nearest sales outlet.

▪  All county pools, with the exception of the Tamiami pool, are open.

Local governments


▪  Miami Beach: The city’s police, fire and ocean rescue will return to regular hours on Friday. Beach access will also open on Friday. The trolley service will resume operations at 8 a.m. Friday.

▪  Garbage pickup will resume at 6 a.m. Friday in the city of Miami.

▪  Coral Gables trolley service will resume Friday. The city’s garbage, trash and recycling services will also resume Friday, and the city’s parks will reopen. The city’s passport facility, 45210 Ponce de Leon Blvd., will also resume operations Friday.


▪  Miami-Dade County's offices will remain closed Friday. Most municipalities followed the county’s lead.

▪  State offices are closed Friday in the following counties: Baker, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie and Volusia.

▪  No trash or recycling will be picked up Friday in Miami-Dade County. Hialeah will collect bulk trash and recycling Friday and Saturday and will resume regular trash pickup on Monday.

▪  North Miami Public Library will reopen Saturday.



▪  Zoo Miami will reopen Saturday.

▪  Coral Gables Art Cinema’s 70MM Film Festival, which starts Friday, is still scheduled.

▪  The Wynwood Yard will be open Friday.

▪  Perez Art Museum Miami and its restaurant, Verde, will reopen Friday.

▪  The Miami Children's Museum will reopen Friday.

▪  Institute of Contemporary Art Miami’s galleries will reopen at 11 a.m. Friday.

▪  All parks in the Village of Islamorada and all state parks in the Keys will reopen Friday.

▪  Mai-Kai will open at 5 pm tonight with shows at 7 pm and 9.30 pm.


▪  Miami-Dade parks will be closed Friday.

▪  Jungle Island will open Saturday.

▪  Vizcaya Museum and Garden will be closed Friday.

▪  Everglades National Park has been closed since Tuesday. No announcement of when it will reopen. Dry Tortugas National Park remain open. Follow here for alerts on the park’s reopening.

▪  Biscayne National Park has been closed since Tuesday. Convoy Point will reopen at 7 a.m. on Saturday and the visitor will reopen at 9 a.m. on that day too. Park islands including Boca Chita Key, Elliott Key and Adams Key are open.

▪  Miami Beach pools, recreation and tennis centers will be closed through Friday.

▪  VeritageMiami, a four-day food festival scheduled for this week, postponed all events until the spring. No refunds will be offered.

▪  The Comeback Trail 5K walk/run scheduled for Saturday at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale will be postponed to November.

▪  The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Miami-Dade, which was scheduled for Saturday at Marlins Park, will be postponed until Oct. 29.

▪  Bacon Bash at Esplanade Park has been rescheduled for Jan. 22, 2017.

▪  The Museum of Contemporary Art is rescheduling its opening night reception for the latest exhibit "SYZYGY" for Thursday, from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 13. The museum and all its parks will reopoen Saturday.

▪  Miami Seaquarium, which was closed Wednesday and Thursday, has not yet announced if it will be open Friday.

▪  The Chainsmokers concert scheduled at House of Horror at the Miami International Mall for Thursday will be rescheduled for Nov. 4. All tickets for the original Oct. 6 date are still valid and new tickets are not needed. House of Horror will be closed through Friday.

▪  The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU will be closed Friday.

▪  The play "Nerium Park" at Miami-Dade County Auditorium is canceled Friday.

▪  The Grass Stains site-specific performance of Jenny Larsson's "LAND" at the FIU Nature Preserve has been re-scheduled for Oct. 15 and 16.

▪  The Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami is closed Friday; the ID Project Opening is postponed to Oct. 27.

▪  This weekend’s shows of “Urinetown” the musical will be rescheduled at the Lake Worth Playhouse. The Stonzek Theatre will be closed until further notice.

▪  Mad Cat Theater Company's performances of "Why Not? With Richard Nixon" is canceled Friday; performances have been added at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

▪  The MDC Museum of Art + Design will be closed until further notice; the 2016-2017 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Awards Ceremony is postponed.

▪  Miami Beach’s Hispanic Heritage Festival is canceled.

▪  All Miami-Dade Public Library System branches will be closed through Friday. Normal operating hours are expected to resume Saturday. Patrons may visit to access electronic resources.

▪  The National LGBTQ Gala-Miami is postponed until Nov. 12.

▪  Books & Books in Coral Gables will reopen Friday; however, author events Soman Chainani and Rubert Buschel on Friday have been canceled.

▪  Miami Beach Botanical Garden is closed Friday.

▪  MiFo LGBT Film Festival has postponed the Opening Night film and party, which will now take place on Friday, Oct. 14 at the NSU Art Museum. Other films originally scheduled for this weekend have been rescheduled as well. Visit for updates.

▪  Virginia Key Beach will be closed Friday.

▪  Miami Theater Center canceled its Friday shows.

Malls and shopping centers


▪  Aventura Mall was closed Thursday. It will reopen Friday at 10 a.m.

▪  Dolphin Mall will reopen Friday.

▪  Miami-Dade County and Broward County Publix stores re-opened at 7 a.m. Stores in Boca Raton to open at 7:30 am.


▪  Sawgrass Mills Mall was closed Thursday. No decision has been made for Friday.

▪  Pembroke Lakes Mall was closed Thursday. No decision has been made for Friday.

▪  Bayside Marketplace remains closed. A decision about reopening will be made at 9 a.m. Friday.

▪  Several Whole Foods Market stores throughout Florida were closed Thursday. Closed stores include: Aventura, Boca Raton, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Davie, Downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, North Miami, South Beach, Wellington and West Palm Beach. No opening announcement has been made.



▪ TotalBank’s offices and banking centers will reopen Friday.

▪  All Tropical Financial Credit Union branches will reopen Friday at noon.

▪  Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust locations throughout the area were closed Thursday. For updated information and reopening information, customers can call 305-476-1982 or visit

▪  Many of Bank of America’s South Florida financial centers will reopen today. Visit to find Bank of America financial center locations and operating hours.

Sports events

▪  Check here for an updated list of which sports events are canceled or postponed over the next few days.



▪  The Monroe County Courts will reopen Friday.

▪  OneBlood is accepting donations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties.

▪  Inmate visitation for Miami-Dade County has re-opened.

▪  Memorial Fitness Centers in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines are open Friday, but there will be no group classes. Normal operating hours and services will resume on Saturday.

▪  Jackson Memorial Hospital is open.


▪  All Miami-Dade County courts are closed through Friday.

▪  Broward courthouses will be closed through Saturday when they will reopen for first appearance, delinquency and dependency hearings.

▪  The Third District Court will be closed Friday. For more information check the district court website.

▪  The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer call center will be closed Friday. Customer service offices will be closed Friday. For water and sewer related emergencies, call the 24-hour emergency line at 305-274-9272.

▪  No trash or recycling will be picked up Friday in Miami-Dade County. Hialeah will collect bulk trash and recycling Friday and Saturday and will resume regular trash pickup on Monday.

▪  The community memorial service for Shimon Peres is rescheduled to 7 p.m. Oct. 13.

▪  Switchboard Miami (211) will be closed Friday.

▪  The Humane Society of Greater Miami will remain closed Friday.

▪  Miami-Dade Animal Services is closed Friday.

▪  Mail delivery is halted from Miami-Dade County to Port St. Lucie County.

▪  Jackson Health System’s primary clinics ambulatory care centers and rehab outpatient clinics are all closed.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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