Sunday, October 11, 2020
Miami-Dade County has updated the general curfew commencing on October 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. pursuant to Miami-Dade County Executive Order 27-20, as amended.

The curfew will be in effect daily from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.

COVID-19 Updates
South Beach Walk-Up Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson will host a walk-up food distribution on Tuesday, October 13 in South Beach.

Tuesday, October 13
9 AM - 11 AM
South Shore Community Center
833 6 Street
Miami Beach, FL

The food distribution is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. We encourage you to bring your cart as the food box weigh 35lbs. Everyone must wear a face covering that completely covers the nose and the mouth. If you do not have a face mask, one will be provided.
2020 Census Deadline EXTENDED
The deadline to take the 2020 Census has been extended to Saturday, October 31.

We need your help! If you have already completed the census, check up on your neighbors, family and friends. Spread the word to help Miami Beach secure the maximum amount of federal funding to better our community through improved schools, affordable housing, hospitals, roadways and more.  

Make sure everyone in your household counts today by visiting my2020census.gov
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The application period for round two of the Miami-Dade Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is open. The ERAP provides rental payment assistance for up to three months but no more than $5,000 total to families experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The amount of rental assistance you receive will depend on the amount of unpaid rent.

Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 16. Anyone who applied for Phase I of the program will be able to apply again. Click here for more information.
General City Updates
Celebrate Orgullo
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month you’re invited to celebrate the 10th Annual ‘Celebrate Orgullo’ festival this weekend.

Events are happening virtually all weekend long!

You will have the chance to explore how unity in diversity can inspire us — through Art, Music, Rhythm & Self-Expression.

Click here to view the full line-up of events.
Community Conversation
Join Commissioners Michael Góngora and Micky Steinberg along with U.S. House of Representative Donna Shalala for a Miami Beach Community Conversation tomorrow, October 12.

Monday, October 12
6 PM

To register in advance for this webinar, please visit: http://bit.ly/2GFUiCi

For more information, please call 305.668.2885
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board meeting will meet Tuesday, October 13 at 9 a.m. virtually via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89999066738 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 899 9906 6738. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Town Hall with Commissioner Meiner
Join Commissioner Steven Meiner on Tuesday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m. for a virtual Town Hall meeting.

Tuesday, October 13
5:30 PM

Discussions will include Lummus Park/Ocean Drive/Beach Activation, the 6 ballot questions, police initiatives, a preview of the Wednesday, October 14 Commission Meeting and a Q&A with the Commissioner.

Join via webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89771361696 or call-in at 301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (toll free), Webinar ID: 897 7136 1696.
Hispanic Heritage Month Awards Ceremony
Join the City of Miami Beach Hispanic Affairs Committee for the 2020 Hispanic Heritage Awards on Tuesday, October 13.

Tuesday, October 13
6 PM

Register for the webinar here: https://bit.ly/3jFM6AN

Honorees will be recognized for their positive impacts to the Miami Beach community. View the list of honorees here
Draft Seawall Ordinance
Virtual Meeting Recording
The City of Miami Beach held a virtual presentation on adapting private property seawalls to reduce flood risk. In case you missed the meeting, you can now view the full presentation along with additional information at MBRisingAbove.com/Seawalls, under the Draft Seawall Ordinance dropdown menu.
 
Please review the materials online and submit any comments or questions prior to Tuesday, October 13.
 
For more information, please contact Kevin Pulido, Neighborhood Affairs Manager at 786.568.6051 or via email at KevinPulido@miamibeachfl.gov
Commission Meeting
A Commission Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 14 at 8:30 a.m. virtually via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87066995212 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 870 6699 5212. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Election Season
With election day less than a month away, it's time to get ready! Visit our City webpage for more information on the November 3 General Election and view our bilingual Voter's Guide with information on the six city questions that will be on the ballot.

Early voting will begin October 19 through November 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can vote early at any Miami-Dade County Early Voting site, including the two sites located in the City of Miami Beach:
  • Miami Beach City Hall (First Floor Conference Room) | 1700 Convention Center Drive
  • North Shore Branch Library | 7501 Collins Avenue

The deadline to request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot is 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. To view important dates and deadlines, click here.

It is our civic duty to vote in not just national elections but, on the local level too! Make your voices be heard and vote.

Click here to view the voter's guide video in Spanish.
COVID-19 Testing

The COVID-19 active virus test and antigen tests (“rapid tests”) continue to be offered at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This antigen test is a nasal swab test with results reported to the patient within 4 hours or less. It is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily or until the site reaches the maximum 350 daily allotted tests. 

The Miami Beach Convention Center testing facility is located on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. The COVID-19 drive-thru and walk-up testing site is available daily, including weekends, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., except for Thursdays where the site closes at 3:30 p.m. Testing is available for ages 5 and up. Visit our 'Testing' tab to view detailed information on all testing locations, including testing at the Hard Rock Stadium and homebound testing and further details.
Stay Informed
Visit our dedicated, city-related coronavirus webpage at www.miamibeachfl.gov/coronavirus 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 MBCovid@miamibeachfl.gov. Or connect with us through social media via email, Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).