Tuesday, October 27, 2020
We continue to provide our residents and businesses with the latest updates from the City of Miami Beach during this pandemic. Read the latest information below.

COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Testing
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing will resume tomorrow, October 28 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing hours, for the self PCR test with nurse assistance, is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily by appointment (click here).

The mobile walk-up COVID-19 testing unit will continue to provide the rapid and PCR tests. Walk-up COVID-19 testing hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, no appointment necessary.

The Miami Beach Convention Center testing site is located on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. Visit our 'Testing' tab to view detailed information on all testing locations.
North Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office is hosting a weekly food distribution tomorrow, October 28 in North Beach.

Wednesday, October 28
9 AM - 11 AM
8700 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
Veterans Day Celebration
We are calling for all residents that have served in our nation's armed forces to send in photographs or short video clips sharing their memories of service to incorporate in the city's special Veterans Day tribute video.

Email photo and videos to communications@miamibeachfl.gov
Subject line: Virtual Veterans Day
By: Friday, October 30

Please be sure to identify the Miami Beach resident who served.
Temporary Change in Water
The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) will temporarily change its method of chlorination at each of its regional water treatment facilities. Specifically, free chlorine treatment will be used to provide a somewhat stronger disinfection process than the combined chlorine treatment which is normally used at our regional water plants.

This change in treatment will begin Sunday, November 8, and will continue through Saturday, November 21.

During this period, County residents may notice a chlorine taste or smell in their tap water. This is a temporary condition that will not cause any adverse health effects and will ensure adequate disinfection levels in the water that they provide to customers. Learn more here.
General City Updates
Election Season
This is the LAST WEEK for early voting! Early voting continues to occur daily now until 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

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.

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.
U.S. Census Bureau Jobs Available
The U.S. Census Bureau, Atlanta Regional Office, has an immediate need to hire Field Representatives in our area.
  • To apply, applicants MUST complete an application package consisting of three forms.
  • These forms are NOT available online and MUST be mailed.
  • Applicants selected for these positions will have their home as their Duty Station and may be required to travel throughout their local area on a routine basis.

Interested applicants can request an application package by sending an email to atlanta.recruiting@census.gov and entering “New Application Request” in the subject line. The applicant’s email requesting an application package MUST include:

  • Name
  • Mailing Address: (city, state and zip code)
  • County/Parish:
  • Contact Phone Number(s)
  • Email
  • Language(s) other than English
Miami Beach Pre-K Program Information Session
The City of Miami Beach is launching a Prekindergarten (Pre-K) Pilot Program for the 2021-2022 School year that will provide eligible Miami Beach Families with a Pre-K Stipend of $2,700.

*Eligible Pre-K Providers are invited to partake in one of the information sessions being offered on how your organization can register to participate in this program.

  • Wednesday, October 28 | 11 AM
  • Friday, October 30 | 11 AM
  • Thursday, November 5 | 11 AM

Zoom webinar link: https://bit.ly/2T91dqK
Meeting ID: 574 796 9101 | Passcode: 2oyB5P
Or by telephone: 929.205.6099 | Passcode: 401682

Provider application: www.miamibeachfl.gov/prekprovider
West Avenue Neighborhood Enhancement
The West Avenue Neighborhood Enhancement Virtual Presentation is 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 tomorrow, October 28 at 3 p.m. 
Special Commission Meeting
There will be a Special Commission meeting hosted virtually tomorrow, October 28 at 4 p.m. via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89243310901 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 892 4331 0901. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
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.
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.

Monday, November 2, movie begins at 7 PM, parking lot opens at 6:15 PM.

Located at the Convention Center Roof Top Parking at Washington Avenue and 20 Street, $10 per vehicle. This is a rescheduled event, tickets previously purchased will be honored. Tickets will not be sold at the event, pre-sale tickets are available online only here.
Miami Beach Virtual Salsa Festival
Commissioner Michael Gongora will be hosting the virtual Miami Beach Salsa festival on Saturday, November 7.

Saturday, November 7
7:30 PM

Melina Almodóvar, known as “La Muñeca de la Salsa”, will present the seventh edition of the virtual festival from our very own North Beach Bandshell. Learn more about the event here and watch live on Melina's Facebook page here.
Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs
In partnership with Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman and with Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department, the City of Miami Beach will be offering FREE rabies vaccinations for dogs on Sunday, November 8, at the North Shore Branch Library. Pet owners will also have the opportunity to purchase license tags for their dogs.
Social distance guidelines will be enforced, and masks/facial covering must be worn at all times while in event area.

Sunday, November 8 (arrive at your scheduled appointment time)
North Shore Branch Library | 7501 Collins Avenue
Appointments necessary: please call 311.

Requirements (NO EXCEPTIONS): Service for Miami-Dade County residents ONLY. Maximum of three (3) appointments per residential address and all dogs must be accompanied by an owner. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be provided for all dogs for license tag purchases. Low cost pricing is available for license tag purchases, owner must provide current letter of eligibility (Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI, Jackson Memorial Clinic Card, TANF). Veterinarian may decline vaccinations of any pet due to health reasons. Please call 311 to schedule an appointment.
For additional information, please call 305.787.5999.
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).