Friday, October 16, 2020
Ensuring the safety and health of Miami Beach residents, visitors and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic remains the city’s most important objective. Read the latest updates below.

Reminder, the Countywide curfew is in effect daily from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.

COVID-19 Updates

Message from the Mayor
View today's message from Mayor Dan Gelber below and read it in Spanish here.
South Beach Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host their weekly food distribution tomorrow, October 17 in South Beach.

Saturday, October 17
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 www.miamibeachfl.gov/food
North Beach Walk-Up Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson will host a walk-up food distribution on Tuesday, October 20 in North Beach.

Tuesday, October 20
9 AM - 11 AM
7501 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
(Behind the Library)

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.
Low Cost Internet
Atlantic Broadband is offering low cost internet to assist qualified households in providing students with access to the internet for online learning. For more information click here or call 855.594.1249. To view the flyer in Spanish, click here.
General City Updates
Election Season
With election day less than three weeks 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 Monday, 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.
Neighborhood & Quality of Life Committee Meeting
The Neighborhood and Quality of Life Committee will meet Monday, October 19 at 8:30 a.m. virtually via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86354032853 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 863 5403 2853. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Land Use & Sustainability Meeting
The Land Use and Sustainability Committee will meet Tuesday, October 20 at 8 a.m. virtually via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85237570188 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 852 3757 0188. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Halloween with Parks & Rec
The City's Parks and Recreation team is celebrating Halloween all month long!

From virtual happenings to a drive-in movie, we're having some fun this Halloween.

Drive-In Movie
Enjoy a Halloween drive-in movie with your family and friends. Get in the spirit and also participate in our Halloween Car Decorating Contest. Those with the most creative decorations will be judged and prizes will be given.
  • Drive-in Movie & Car Decorating Contest |Thursday, October 22, movie begins at 8 PM, parking lot opens at 7:15 PM | Located at the Convention Center Roof Top Parking at Washington Avenue and 20 Street, $10 per vehicle

Virtual Face Painting Classes
We're offering two virtual lessons to learn how to face paint, so you can look your spooky best. Classes are free to all.
  • Virtual Child Face Painting Class | Friday, October 23 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | City of Miami Beach Facebook Live
Drive-Thru Trick or Treat
Jump in your vehicle with your little supermans or witches and make your way over to the Scott Rakow Youth Center for our drive-thru trick or treating and haunted house avenue!
  • Drive-thru Trick or Treat Street & Haunted Avenue | Saturday, October 31 from 3:30 PM - 5 PM & 6:30 PM - 8 PM |Scott Rakow Youth Center, $5 per vehicle
  • From 3:30 PM - 5 PM (for children ages 3-5): Journey through our drive-thru "Trick or Treat Street" at the Scott Rakow Youth Center parking lot where children ages 3-5 will be greeted by their favorite characters and receive candy.
  • From 6:30 PM - 8 PM (for children ages 6-17): Enter if you dare! Wear your favorite scary costume as you drive through our Haunted Avenue at the Scott Rakow Youth Center parking lot.

Limited tickets are available for the drive-in movie and the drive-thru trick or treating events, they're being sold at: register.miamibeachparks.com.

View all events and share with your friends on Facebook here. Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. Above we've created several safer, alternative ways to participate! Learn more from the CDC here.
Finance & Economic Resiliency Committee Meeting
The Finance and Economic Resiliency Committee will meet Friday, October 23 at 8 a.m. virtually via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82994124436 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 829 9412 4436. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
West Avenue Neighborhood Enhancement
The West Avenue Neighborhood Enhancement Virtual Presentation is now available online at www.miamibeachfL.gov/WestAvenueProject.

Visit the project page to view and download the virtual presentation. Please send us your initial questions and comments on this video’s content via the comment form on the page.

Please submit all questions and comments via the contact form located on the project page by Sunday, October 25 at 5 p.m. Click here to learn more.
Mondays with Micky
Join Commissioner Micky Steinberg for a conversation with our Inspector General Joseph Centorino on Monday, October 26 at 6 p.m. during a virtual Mondays with Micky.

Monday, October 26
6 PM

To join the webinar, click here:

Or call-in 301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (Toll Free), the Webinar ID is 859 3549 1028.
FREE GED & ESOL Classes
The City of Miami Beach is funding one class of either ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) or GED (General Educational Development, available in English or Spanish) for Miami Beach residents. Classes are offered virtually by the Miami Beach Adult and Community Education Center, and are offered Monday through Thursday in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Residents must register online at www.miamibeachadult.com. When prompted, enter your City of Miami Beach address to be awarded the $30 cost of the class. Only addresses with zip codes 33139, 33140 or 33141 will be eligible. If you have any question, please call 305.531.0451 to speak to a Registration Specialist for assistance.
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).