Thursday, February 11, 2021
The Interim City Manager has extended the city’s State of Emergency Declaration and Emergency Measures through Feb. 17, 2021. In addition, establishments found violating the curfew will now be subject to both closure of the establishment and monetary penalties, with a civil fine of $1,000 for the first offense, and 5,000 for the second or subsequent offenses. 
 
No establishment closed for violation of the curfew shall be permitted to re-open or commence business operations until the corresponding fine has been paid and an attestation of compliance has been executed and submitted in accordance with the City’s emergency order.

We continue to provide our residents and businesses with the latest updates from the City of Miami Beach during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the latest news and updates below.
COVID-19 Updates
South Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly food distribution in South Beach Saturday, February 13.

Saturday, February 13
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
Miami Beach Trolleys to Resume Service
The Miami Beach Trolley Service will resume operations on Monday, February 15 following an 11-month absence brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The citywide trolleys will operate at a reduced level of service with fewer hours and more frequent cleanings for the remainder of the year. Passengers and drivers must wear face masks while aboard trolleys, including boarding and disembarking. No more than 10 to 12 passengers will be permitted on each trolley at any given time.

The citywide trolley service will operate 15 hours each day, seven days per week, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, please visit: www.miamibeachtrolley.com
COVID-19 Testing
Drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing continues on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. We encourage you to pre-register for the walk-up site by clicking here or make your appointment for the drive-thru site here.

Visit our 'Testing' tab to view detailed testing information.

COVID-19 Vaccines
Miami-Dade County continues to work with hospital and healthcare partners to vaccinate members of our community against COVID-19 as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Appointments can be made through a scheduling tool, as more vaccines become available, at miamidade.gov/vaccine. The website is also available in Spanish at miamidade.gov/vacuna

For updated information about where vaccines are currently available and to answer frequently asked questions about the vaccine, please click here. Visit our 'Vaccine' tab to view additional vaccine information.
Fight the Spread
Fight the spread of COVID-19 in Miami-Dade County with your Bluetooth connection. CombatCOVID is a mobile application that uses Bluetooth to determine if your device is near another device whose owner has identified as COVID-19-positive so that you can get tested and keep safe. If you've tested COVID-19 positive, you can use CombatCOVID to discreetly alert others to get tested without disclosing your identity.

With CombatCOVID, you can keep yourself and others safer while ensuring your privacy is protected.
  • No personal information is required
  • Information transmitted is encrypted
  • No GPS or location data is tracked

Learn more at miamidade.gov/combatcovid and download the app today.
General City Updates
Town Hall for the Miami Beach City Manager Search
There will be a Town Hall for the Miami Beach City Manager Search hosted virtually today, February 11 at 4 p.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/85116743692The 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 851 1674 3692. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Black History Month with #MBParks
Join the City of Miami Beach as we continue to celebrate Black History Month by recognizing the heritage, accomplishments and culture of African Americans through virtual activities during the month of February. Click here to view all upcoming activities.

Each Sunday during the month of February the Parks and Rec team will continue hosting Facebook Live sessions.

Sunday, February 14
11 AM
Learn about a historic African American individual
Click here to view who we will be discussing.
Enjoy free African Dance & Drums classes during the month of February at the North Shore Park Youth Center this Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m. or Saturday, February 27 at 11 a.m. Register today at register.miamibeachparks.com
Design Review Board Meeting
There will be a Design Review Board Meeting hosted virtually on Tuesday, February 16 at 9 a.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/89698271836. 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 896 9827 1836. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Land Use and Sustainability Meeting
There will be a Land Use and Sustainability Meeting hosted virtually on Wednesday, February 17 at 8 a.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/89697631969. 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 896 9763 1969. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
63 Street FDOT Design Project Meeting
The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting a Virtual Public Meeting on Thursday, February 18 for a roadway improvement project along State Road (SR) A1A/Collins Avenue/Indian Creek Drive from the 5800 Block to SR 907/63 Street.

Thursday, February 18
6 PM - 7:30 PM
Register to attend the meeting here.

Learn more about the project here. To submit comments or questions for the Virtual Public Meeting, please e-mail Community Outreach Specialist Rodolfo Roman at Roman@iscprgroup.com or call 786.519.7160.
Free Tax Preparation Services on Miami Beach
Recognized as a best practice site by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for its fast and reliable tax preparation program, the City of Miami Beach will once again offer free income tax preparation services now through April 15, 2021 for households or individuals earning up to $57,000 annually per household.
 
Tax preparation services will be offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays via appointment only in the Office of Housing and Community Services, located at 555 17 Street. Appointments can be made now through the end of tax season by calling 305.673.7491. Special services are offered to taxpayers with limited English skills or disabilities.
 
Residents are reminded to bring the following documentation:
  • Valid government-issued identification card;
  • Social Security card for all persons declared as dependents on the tax return;
  • All 2020 W-2s and information for other income;
  • Bank account information for direct deposit of refund
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C (ACA Statements);
  • Total paid to day care providers and their tax ID number, if applicable;
  • Birth dates for everyone listed on the return, including spouses and/or dependents;
  • Copy of last year's tax return; and
  • Identity theft PIN, if applicable.
Miami Beach Hall of Fame
The City of Miami Beach has extended the nomination deadline as we seek deserving individuals that have made a lasting and significant impact in our community for the Miami Beach Hall of Fame! The deadline to submit nominations is now Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
 
Nominees come from all walks of life and have made distinguished achievements across a variety of fields, including arts, architecture, design, science, athletics, business, and community leadership.
 
The Miami Beach Hall of Fame is designed to honor up to five distinguished leaders annually in the following categories:
  • Artist/Architect/Designer/Scientist
  • Athlete
  • Business Leader
  • Civic Leader
  • Family Legacy

Click here to download the full application, learn more and submit a local leader today!
Your Government. Your Voice. Calling all Miami-Dade Residents!
This week, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava launched Thrive305 – a historic civic engagement initiative to invite our community to participate directly in local government.
 
In collaboration with The Miami Foundation, civic partners and other elected leaders, Thrive305 will activate residents across the County to help inform County policies and major initiatives, as we work together to drive an equitable recovery and build a thriving community. Through a countywide survey and series of community engagement events, we will activate our greatest asset: You, our residents, incorporating your diverse voices to help drive decision-making.
 
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).