Monday, November 2, 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 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.
Housing Assistance for Residents
The City of Miami Beach Commission is expanding assistance for residents who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and are at risk of losing their housing.
 
The assistance program is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of Miami Beach who live in households earning less than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) or $51,200 per year for a household of one. Applicants must be able to demonstrate need as a result of income loss related to COVID-19 and housing payments must have been current as of March 2020.

Applicants can register online via the city’s COVID-19 help portal here.
COVID-19 Testing
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 site allows you to view how many tests are still available per day.

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.
General City Updates
Election Day
Tomorrow, November 3, is Election Day! You must vote in your designated polls tomorrow, polls open at 7 a.m.

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 voice is counted by voting.

Citi Bike is offering FREE rides to the polls on Election Day. Message Citi Bike Miami on Instagram or Facebook for your special code.
Design Review Board Meeting
There will be Design Review Board meeting hosted virtually Tuesday, November 3 at 9 a.m. via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86802241520 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 929.205.6099 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webinar ID is 868 0224 1520. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Neighborhood & Quality of Life Committee Meeting
There will be a Neighborhood and Quality of Life meeting hosted virtually Friday, November 6 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/97610492138 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 976 1049 2138. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Board of Adjustment Meeting
There will be a Board of Adjustment meeting hosted virtually Friday, November 6 at 9 a.m. via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87618042474 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 876 1804 2474. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
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.
Virtual Classes
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.
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).