Thursday, January 7, 2021
The Interim City Manager has extended the city’s State of Emergency Declaration and Emergency Measures through January 13, 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
Message from the Mayor
View today's message from Mayor Dan Gelber below and read it in Spanish here.
COVID-19 Vaccines
Miami-Dade County is coordinating closely with hospital and healthcare partners, the Florida Department of Health, municipalities, and private partners to vaccinate members of our community against the COVID-19 as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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 updates become available.

Mount Sinai Medical Center
Mount Sinai Medical Center is providing vaccines to Miami-Dade County first responders and individuals who are 75 years or older.
  • Call 305.674.2312 to schedule an appointment, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted
  • For more information, visit the Mount Sinai Medical Center website

Jackson Health System
Jackson Health System (JHS) offers an online platform for Miami-Dade County residents age 65 or older to request a vaccination appointment. If you are unable to schedule an appointment, please return to their page routinely for ongoing updates as they receive additional vaccines.

Hard Rock Stadium
The State of Florida will be providing drive-thru vaccination at the state-sponsored testing site at Hard Rock Stadium starting Friday, January 8. Hard Rock Stadium will offer the vaccine to all individuals 65 years of age and older and frontline health care workers. Appointments for the Hard Rock Stadium location can be made via the online scheduler or by calling 1.800.581.5123, until all appointments are full.

V-Safe After Vaccination Checker
V-Safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. V-Safe will remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one. Click here to learn more.

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.
Immunization Program
Starting Monday, January 11, 2021 until further notice, the Miami-Dade Department of Health Immunization Program will be tasked with COVID-19 Vaccination Response and will not schedule any other vaccines at this time.

If any community members are in need of other types of vaccines (school immunizations, travel, etc.), please refer to the Federally Qualified Health Centers here.
South Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly food distribution in South Beach on Saturday, January 9.

Saturday, January 9
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
Healthy Together App
Floridians are working to slow the spread of COVID-19. We can work together to protect our family members, friends, health workers and our communities. The Healthy Together app delivers your results, assesses symptoms for positive cases, provides self service contact tracing, allows you to view latest trends and what to do after you've been tested for COVID-19.

Healthy Together App Features
  • Access your results: Use the app to securely view your COVID-19 test results.
  • Provide symptoms and contacts: Positive residents can provide symptoms to the state.
  • Learn what to do after you get tested: Get your test results and instructions for care.
  • Latest trends: Direct link to the Florida COVID-19 dashboard.

Users own their data and can delete the data at any time. The use of your data is limited to COVID-19 response efforts. No location data will be ever collected and stored.
General City Updates
Peafowl Population Relocation
Based on multiple requests from Miami Beach residents, the city has begun a program to relocate peafowl from the Bayshore neighborhood. The birds will be humanely transported to a sanctuary where they will be protected.
As part of the relocation effort, you may notice cages throughout the Bayshore neighborhood. We ask you not to tamper with the cages or attempt to handle the birds in any way. This is for your safety as well as the safety of the birds. If you spot peafowl inside one of the cages before our team arrives, or you wish to report a peafowl concern in your neighborhood, please contact us directly at 305.673.7631.
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.

Sundays, January 10 - 31, 20201
11 AM
North Beach CRA Charrette
Join the City of Miami Beach for a public design charrette on the North Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Plan beginning January 11 - 15, 2021.

The goal is to plan for the future of the North Beach CRA. A charrette is rapid, intensive and includes a series of creative work sessions between the public and the design team to produce a plan for the future. Click here to view the upcoming sessions and register today!
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
There will be a Historic Preservation Board meeting hosted virtually on Tuesday, January 12 at 9 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 312.626.6799 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webinar ID is 894 4149 9029. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Commission Meeting
There will be a Commission meeting hosted virtually on Wednesday, January 13 at 8:30 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 891 0947 5690. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Movie in the Park
Enjoy a free holiday movie in the park with your friends and family courtesy of the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department!

Friday, January 15
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Movie: Onward
South Pointe Park | 1 Washington Avenue

Bring a blanket and reserve your pod to safely enjoy the movie at a distance from other groups. Each group will have their own movie pod, maximum of 5 people per pod. Limited pods are available, reserve now at
Fire Cadets
Are your teens interested in a career as a firefighter? The Miami Beach Fire and Parks & Recreation departments have teamed up for the new Fire Cadet program!

Coursework includes a physical and academic portion with hands-on training in first aid, fire prevention and firefighting skills.

The program begins on January 17, 2021 through May 15, 2021 and is open the Miami Beach high school students in grades 9 - 12.

Classes will be held on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration fee is $150 with a monthly $20 fee. Register now at
2021 Youth Music Festival
Auditions are open for the fifth annual Miami Beach Youth Music Festival! The festival will take place at the North Beach Bandshell on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Those aged 18 years and younger, and bands or individuals that perform live music of any genre, including rock, jazz, Latin, electronic, folk, classical, funk and spoken word are welcome to audition.

Participants must be able to perform live and play a musical instrument; recorded music is not allowed. Additionally, at least one individual must also be a Miami Beach resident or attend a Miami Beach school.
Participant applications can now be found at The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on January 31, 2021. All applicants must adhere to CDC guidelines for gatherings, practice social distance and mask wearing. More information regarding recommended precautions can be found on the festival website.
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).