Tuesday, November 3, 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
North Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly food distribution tomorrow, November 4 in North Beach.

Wednesday, November 4
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
SoundScape Cinema Series
Our long awaited 11th SoundScape Cinema Series Season makes its debut tomorrow, November 4 at the lawn outside of the New World Symphony. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic basket and arrive early to get a front row lawn seat.

This year, SoundScape Park will look a little different with visual physical distance reminders drawn on the grass to keep moviegoers safely, responsibly and comfortably separated from those outside of their households.

Wednesday, November 4
8 PM
Featured Film: Swing Vote
Free admission for all

Click here to view the schedule of movies for the season.
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
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.
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.

  • Thursday, November 5 | 11 AM
  • Tuesday, November 10 | 11 AM
  • Thursday, November 12 | 11 AM
  • Thursday, November 19 | 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
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.
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.
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).