Thursday, November 5, 2020
The City Manager has extended the city’s State of Emergency Declaration and Emergency Measures through November 11, 2020.
Any violation of the provisions of this Order may subject an operator, business entity, or organization to the closure of the establishment for a period of at least 24 hours, or through the duration of the State of Emergency.

COVID-19 Updates
South Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly food distribution Saturday, November 7 in North Beach.

Saturday, November 7
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
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 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. *There is currently no PCR tests at the walk-up site. Staff is awaiting the arrival of more PCR tests today. Accordingly, they are only conducting Antigen (Rapid) tests today until supplies are replenished.

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
Neighborhood & Quality of Life Committee Meeting
There will be a Neighborhood and Quality of Life meeting hosted virtually tomorrow, November 6 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom here: 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 tomorrow, November 6 at 9 a.m. via Zoom here: 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.
Virtual Culture
The Bass presents Small Talk with Allora & Calzadilla. Meet the artistic duo Allora & Calzadilla for Small Talk, an informal conversation happening on Zoom facilitated by Executive Director and Chief Curator Silvia Karman Cubiñá. Works by Allora & Calzadilla are now on view in The Willfulness of Objects.

Currently on view, Graft comprises thousands of cast blossoms of the Tabebuia chrysantha tree, a common native species in the Caribbean, appear as though a wind had swept them across the floor. Graft alludes to environmental changes set in motion through the interlocking effects of colonial exploitation and global climatic transformation. Systemic deforestation and depletion of the Caribbean’s original flora and fauna is one of the primary legacies of colonialism. Learn more and view other happenings in this week's Arts and Culture guide 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.
New Home For Your Pumpkins
Now that Halloween is over, give your pumpkins a second life by dropping your jack-o'-lantern’s off at one of our composting hubs so they can be turned into soil!

North Beach Composting Hub
  • 8550 Collins Avenue | 24/7 Access | Registration & Pin Required

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
  • 2000 Convention Center Drive | Tuesday through Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM

Bark Beach
While it is safe to say we all love our furry four-legged friends, there are some places where animals are prohibited. This includes our beaches. The City of Miami Beach has a designated Bark Beach located between 80 and 81 Street.

Bark Beach is open for pets on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Animals are prohibited from being on any other section of our beaches. For more information on the Bark Beach and Bark Parks, click 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.
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.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 10 | 11 AM
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 | 11 AM
  • Thursday, Nov. 19 | 11 AM

Zoom webinar link:
Meeting ID: 574 796 9101 | Passcode: 2oyB5P
Or by telephone: 929.205.6099 | Passcode: 401682

Provider application:
Stay Informed
Visit our dedicated, city-related coronavirus webpage at 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 Or connect with us through social media via email, Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).