Thursday, January 21, 2021
The Interim City Manager has extended the city’s State of Emergency Declaration and Emergency Measures through January 27, 2021.

We continue to provide our residents and businesses with the latest updates from the City of Miami Beach during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the latest news and updates below.
COVID-19 Updates
South Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly food distribution in South Beach on Saturday, January 23.

Saturday, January 23
9 AM - 11 AM
2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

The food distribution is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Please remain in your car and open the trunk when it's your turn in line.

If you do not have a car and would like to qualify for food assistance, please call or register online. Phone: 305.604.CITY (2489) or
Fight the Spread
Fight the spread of COVID-19 in Miami-Dade County with your Bluetooth connection. CombatCOVID is a mobile application that uses Bluetooth to determine if your device is near another device whose owner has identified as COVID-19-positive so that you can get tested and keep safe. If you've tested COVID-19 positive, you can use CombatCOVID to discretely alert others to get tested without disclosing your identity.

With CombatCOVID, you can keep yourself and others safer while ensuring your privacy is protected.
  • No personal information is required
  • Information transmitted is encrypted
  • No GPS or location data is tracked

Learn more at and download the app today.
COVID-19 Testing
Drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing continues on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. We encourage you to pre-register for the walk-up site by clicking here or make your appointment for the drive-thru site here.

Visit our 'Testing' tab to view detailed testing information.

COVID-19 Vaccines
Miami-Dade County is working closely with hospital and healthcare partners, the Florida Department of Health, municipalities, and private partners to vaccinate members of our community against COVID-19 as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Appointments can be made through a scheduling tool, as more vaccines become available, at The website is also available in Spanish at

For updated information about where vaccines are currently available and to answer frequently asked questions about the vaccine, please click here. This site will be updated frequently as new information become available. Visit our 'Vaccine' tab to view additional vaccine information.
General City Updates
Culture Crawl is Back!
To kick off 2021, we're bringing back Culture Crawl tonight! We've been working alongside some of the world’s best cultural institutions to provide you with a night of free, unique, unforgettable and safe experiences.

Thursday, January 21
6 PM - 9 PM

Miami Beach will come alive with culture as various institutions and buildings open their doors to give you just a taste of what they have to offer. From backstage tours, exhibition openings, and free film screenings in the park, there will be something for everyone. All events are free unless otherwise noted. The majority of the programming is accessible by foot and by bike, but we will also offer one dedicated free trolley (the white ones) that will drop you off and pick you up at our dedicated Culture Crawl stops. Click here to view the listings and we'll see you on the crawl tonight!
Finance & Economic Resiliency Meeting
There will be a Finance and Economic Resiliency Committee meeting hosted virtually tomorrow, January 22 at 11 a.m. via Zoom here: The meeting will be streamed live on MBTV Channel 660 on Atlantic Broadband or 99 on AT&T U-Verse.

How to provide spoken public comment during the meeting: The public may provide spoken comment by dialing telephone 301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webinar ID is 844 1200 1582. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Sunday Morning Arts & Crafts
Get creative with the Parks & Recreation team each Sunday morning via Facebook Live!

Stay home to stay well and join us during the month of January as we bring you fun arts and crafts ideas to entertain everyone at home.

Sunday, January 24
11 AM
via Facebook Live:

This Sunday, we'll be making a snowman plate. Click here to view the supplies needed to follow along and share with friends on Facebook.
Artisan Food Market on Lincoln Road
Come and stroll in the sunshine while you savor some of Miami's favorite bites all in one place - Lincoln Road.

The South Beach Wine and Food Festival will host a market on the last Sunday of every month, leading up to the 2021 festival to showcase and support small, local culinary businesses.

Sunday, January 24
11 AM to 2 PM
Located on Michigan Avenue between
Lincoln Lane North and Lincoln Lane South

Click here to view the full line-up of participating businesses.
Family Fun on Ocean Drive
Join us for family fun on Sunday, January 24 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Lummus Park. Ocean Drive and 12 Street will be activated with art, music and wellness activities.

Sunday, January 24
1 PM - 4 PM
Lummus Park
12 Street & Ocean Drive

Come get the new year started with us as we begin to ReThink the way our community uses our spaces.
Activities will include:
  • Family Yoga
  • Chalk Art
  • Local Live DJs
  • Live Mural Artists
  • Percussion Demo/Workshop
  • Kiddie Disco
Enjoy a beautifully and socially distant Sunday afternoon celebrating our city's arts & culture! Click here to share the event with friends.
Operation Diaper Duty
The Miami Beach Police Department has partnered with the Miami Diaper Bank to collect diapers for families in need! Donations will be accepted in the lobby of the MBPD Headquarters, located at 1100 Washington Avenue until Thursday, February 4.

You can also shop their Amazon list and have them shipped to the department. Shipping information can be made out to:
Ernesto Rodriguez
c/o Miami Beach Police
1100 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Please consider dropping off a box or two.
Parks & Rec Corner
Get your children playing sports and connecting with other kids in the neighborhood through any one of our classes and programs being offered by the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department.

Visit and let's create memories together!
All year long, dance classes for all ages are being offered by Epic Dance Center at the North Shore Park Youth Center. Register today at
Winter Sports are underway! From pee wee soccer, juniors flag football, basketball to youth volleyball and more. Register your young athletes today at
The Miami Beach Teen Club is offering a free afterschool program Monday through Friday from 2 PM to 7 PM at the Normandy Isle Park, Nautilus Middle School and the Scott Rakow Youth Center. Register today at
Commit to be fit this new year! We have two locations for open gym sessions at the Scott Rakow and North Shore Park Youth Centers. Purchase your monthly pass today by visiting
Enjoy free African Dance & Drums classes during the month of February! Scott Rakow Youth Center | Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 PM and North Shore Park Youth Center | Saturday, February 13 & 27 at 11 AM
Let your moves fly with Zumba! Classes are offered at North Shore Park (M/W/Th/F at 6:30 PM and Saturday's at 9:30 AM) and Scott Rakow Youth Center Tues/Th at 10 AM. Classes are $6 for residents/$11 for non-residents
Stay Informed
Visit our dedicated, city-related coronavirus webpage at for the most up-to-date information, including important resources, impacts to city services and more.

Our city hotline at 305.604.CITY (2489) is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can also email your questions to Or connect with us through social media via email, Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).