Friday, November 13, 2020
As the holiday season will soon be upon us, many will long to spend more time with their loved ones. However, we caution you to not let you guard down! Wear a mask, practice social distancing and if you must hold a gathering, do so outside.

Read more on the city's efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 below as well as general city updates.

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
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly food distribution tomorrow, November 14 in South Beach.

Saturday, November 14
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
Walk-Up Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will also host a walk-up food distribution on Tuesday, November 17 in South Beach.

Tuesday, November 17
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.
COVID-19 Testing
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing hours for the self PCR test with nurse assistance are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily by appointment (click here). The site allows you to view how many tests are still available per day.

The mobile, walk-up COVID-19 testing unit continues to provide rapid and PCR tests. Walk-up COVID-19 testing hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. No appointments are necessary, but online pre-registration before arriving is encouraged to reduce wait times. Click here to pre-register and here to view FAQ's on how to do so.

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.
General City Updates
Sandbag Information
Residents who have picked up sandbags from previous distributions are strongly encouraged to keep the bags stored in a dry place for any future flooding events.

For those who wish to dispose of the sandbags, they must be disposed as bulk waste. 

Do not place sand at the beach. 
Names, Not Numbers
Students from Miami Beach Senior High and four other local Miami-Dade County Schools came together to create a Holocaust documentary: Names, Not Numbers. It will appear locally on WPLG10 this Sunday, November 15 at 3 p.m.

They interviewed Holocaust survivors and documented their testimonies. Names, Not Numbers takes viewers along these students' and survivors' journeys as they forge lasting relationships with the survivors, offering hope for a better tomorrow.

Names, Not Numbers has helped students across the country make 400 documentaries in which 2,5000 Holocaust Survivors and World War II Veterans, and 6,000 students have participated and appeared. The South Florida Names, Not Numbers premiering this Sunday is the first to be aired on a major network. Support our local youth by tuning in!
Planning Board Meeting
There will be a Planning Board meeting hosted virtually on Tuesday, November 17 at 9 a.m. via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82618335049 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 826 1833 5049. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak
Virtual Sustainachella
We're celebrating America Recycles Day! Reduce, reuse and recycle are the 3R's that can help the environment and promote sustainability.

Learn about all three actions, the recycling industry and how to become a recycling champion.

Tuesday, November 17
12 PM - 1 PM

Register today to obtain access to the webinar here.
Town Hall with Vice Mayor Meiner
Join Vice Mayor Steven Meiner on Tuesday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m. for a virtual Town Hall meeting. Discussions will include public safety, Deauville litigation, 41 Street Streetscape Design, a preview of the Wednesday, November 18 Commission Meeting and a Q&A with the Vice Mayor.
 
Tuesday, November 17
5:30 PM
 
Join via webinar here:
https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/81024105740 or call in at 929.2056099 or 877.853.5257 (toll free), the Webinar ID: 894 6526 5349.
Commission Meeting
There will be a Commission Meeting hosted virtually on Wednesday, November 18 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86076255237 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 860 7625 5237. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak
Free Flu Shots
The City of Miami Beach will be offering free flu shots for all Miami Beach youth residents.

Wednesday, November 18 | 4 PM - 7 PM
North Shore Park Youth Center
501 72 Street | P91 Parking Lot

Saturday, November 21 | 10 AM - 4 PM
Flamingo Park
943 11 Street | P9 Parking

View the information in Spanish here. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the most important step in preventing influenza infections. Learn more www.cdc.gov/flu/
MB Parks in Person Classes
Our recreation staff has brought back in-person classes to get you up and moving with yoga in the park, zumba and African dance & drums.
Free Yoga in the Park

Mondays & Wednesdays at 6 PM
Collins Park | 2100 Collins Avenue

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6 PM
North Shore Park Bandshell | 7275 Collins Avenue
Zumba

North Shore Park Youth Center
501 72 Street
M/W/Th/F at 6:30 PM
$6 residents
501 72 Street

Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue
Tue/Th at 10 AM
$6 residents
African Dance & Drums

North Shore Park Youth Center
501 72 Street
2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month
6:30 PM
$6 residents
Miami Beach Hall of Fame
To recognize remarkable individuals that have made a lasting and significant impact on Miami Beach, the city is asking the public to nominate deserving individuals for the Miami Beach Hall of Fame. Nominations are being accepted now through November 30, 2020.

Selected Miami Beach Hall of Fame recipients are celebrated in the permanent honor hall, located on the south concourse wall of the Miami Beach Convention Center. Inductees will be honored with a plaque listing their accomplishments and a special ceremony to celebrate their achievements.

Eligible individuals must have been either born in Miami Beach, made Miami Beach his/her place of residence or business and/or had a positive and lasting impact on the community. Please click here to access the online application systemCompleted applications must be submitted in the online portal by November 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
Virtual Offerings with MB Parks
Our recreation leaders have put together free virtual classes you can take at any time from anywhere!

From tai chi to yoga and dance fusion, you can get a great workout in. Please note classes are subject to change and new classes will be added on the second and fourth week of the month. 


To view all classes being offered, click here:
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Dance Fusion
  • Chair Aerobics

No matter your fitness level, you can follow along at your own pace.
Do your little ones need extra story time? Our Recreation staff are pros at story telling and are now offering free virtual story times.

Kids ages 2 to 4 years old are invited to enjoy a fun interactive story time!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
11 AM - 11:30 AM

Select:
  • Virtual after school classes
  • Class activity:143835

View all of our virtual class offerings here.
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).