Friday, November 20, 2020
The City Manager extended the city’s State of Emergency Declaration and Emergency Measures through November 25, 2020.
With Thanksgiving taking place next week, we want to remind all that just because the holidays have arrived, does not mean COVID-19 has disappeared.

Now more than ever, it is vital that we take care of ourselves and our loved ones by practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

We want you to eat, drink, be thankful and COVID-19 free!

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

COVID-19 Updates
South Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly food distribution tomorrow, November 21 in South Beach.

Saturday, November 21
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 24 in North Beach.

Tuesday, November 24
9 AM - 11 AM
7501 Collins Avenue
Behind the Library
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.

North Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly food distribution Wednesday, November 25 in North Beach.

Wednesday, November 25
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
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.

*UPDATE*: Please note, the walk-up testing site will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will reopen on Friday, November 27.

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
Miami Beach, You’ve Been GOBBLED!
To spread appreciation throughout the month of November, the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department will be “Gobbling” over 150 families by leaving a kind note and a treat at their doorstep!

With a special treat and a note letting you know you've been gobbled, all that we ask is that you pay it forward.

Show love to your neighbors this holiday season with a small treat and share with us your gobbled surprise through social media by tagging us online (Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) and using #MBParks.

You can print your own door hanger at home to gobble your neighbor here.
Free Flu Shots
The City of Miami Beach will be offering free flu shots for all Miami Beach youth residents tomorrow, November 21.

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/
City Hall Open for Passport Services & Bus Pass Program Applications
Starting Monday, November 23, the city’s Customer Service Center (1755 Meridian Avenue) will be available Monday through Friday by appointment only, to provide Passport services and process applications for the Golden Pass and Patriot bus pass program.
 
Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Call Center at 305.604.CITY or online here.
Land Use & Sustainability Meeting
There will be a Land Use and Sustainability meeting hosted virtually Tuesday, November 24 at 8 a.m. via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84835797026 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 848 3579 7026. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak
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 p.m.
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
Collins Park Garage Ribbon Cutting
Please join the City of Miami Beach to celebrate the opening of the city's newest parking facility!

The much awaited Collins Park garage will also feature retail space on the ground level and the city will close a portion of Liberty Avenue between 22 to 23 streets in order to create a pedestrian plaza. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be closed to the public and hosted virtually.

Friday, December 4
10 AM
Stream the event live on the city's Facebook account here.

For more information on this event, contact Vanessa Vázquez at 786.599.6543 or via email at VanessaVazquez@miamibeachfl.gov.
Pre-K Program Sessions
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. We will host four informational sessions in English and in Spanish in the month of December.

Learn more and view the family application here: www.miamibeachfl.gov/prek
Application deadline: January 4, 2021

Eligible Pre-K families are invited to partake in one of the following sessions*
  • Tuesday, December 8 | 6 PM – 7 PM (English) | 7 PM – 8 PM (Español)
  • Wednesday, December 9 | 11 AM – 12 PM  (English) | 12 PM – 1 PM (Español)
  • Tuesday, December 15 | 11 AM – 12 PM (English) | 12 PM – 1 PM (Español)
  • Thursday, December 17 | 11 AM – 12 PM  (English) | 12 PM – 1 PM (Español)
North Beach Boat Parade
The North Beach Boat Parade is back by popular demand for its 7th year! This Tropical Holiday Celebration is all about bringing families and community together.

Register your vessel to be a part of the this year's parade, happening on Saturday, December 12, here.

Learn more about the parade and its history, 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).