Friday, February 19, 2021
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
Message from the Mayor
View today's message from Mayor Dan Gelber below and read it in Spanish here.
South Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly food distribution in South Beach tomorrow, February 20.

Saturday, February 20
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
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.
General City Updates
Black History Month with #MBParks
Join the City of Miami Beach as we 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 21
11 AM
Soul Food Culinary Lesson
Click here to view items needed to follow along.
Rethink Miami Beach!
Join us for family fun on Sunday, February 21 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Lummus Park. Ocean Drive and 12 Street will be activated with art, music and wellness activities.

Sunday, February 21
1 PM - 4 PM
Lummus Park
12 Street & Ocean Drive

Enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon with us as we begin to ReThink the way our community uses our spaces.

Activities will include:
  • Family Yoga
  • Chalk Art
  • Local Live DJs
  • Live Mural Artists
  • Percussion Demo/Workshop
  • Kiddie Disco

Enjoy a beautifully and socially distant Sunday afternoon celebrating our city's arts & culture! Click here to share the event with friends.
Planning Board Meeting
There will be a Planning Board Meeting hosted virtually Tuesday, February 22 at 9 a.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/84544929647. 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 845 4492 9647. 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 Committee Meeting hosted virtually on Wednesday, February 24 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/85099524946. 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 850 9952 4946. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Commission/Presentation and Awards Meeting
There will be a Commission/Presentation and Awards Meeting hosted virtually Wednesday, February 24 at 5 p.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/81392857671. 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 813 9285 7671. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Condominium Workshop
Learn about condominium elections, city services for condo residents, official records and get certified to become a board member.

The virtual workshop is hosted by the City of Miami Beach and presented by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations, Division of Condominiums Bureau of Compliance.

Thursday, February 25
3 PM


Please contact Kevin Pulido at kevinpulido@miamibeachfl.gov for additional information.
Take a Dive Into #MBHistory
Join the Miami Beach Youth Commissioners in their first livestreamed segment of #MBHistory, on Thursday, February 25, which will highlight the Jewish community.

Thursday, February 25
4 PM
Watch and participate in the webinar at: bit.ly/3a8haXF
Or via phone: 301.715.8592
Webinar ID: 884 1429 1080

This is the first of five segments that will focus attention on the role of Blacks, Hispanics, Jews and members of the LGBTQ communities who contributed to making Miami Beach a global tourist destination and a model of diversity despite years of blatant intolerance.
Town Hall with Commissioner Góngora
Commissioner Góngora will host a virtual Town Hall meeting on Thursday, February 25 to allow the community to learn about how Florida's Condominium Ombudsman works to support your needs.

Thursday, February 25
5 PM
Or via phone 301.715.8592 or 877.853.5257 (toll free)
Webinar ID: 814 3936 4430

Panelists include: Spencer E. Hennings, Esq., Florida's Condominium Ombudsman and Ana M. Salguiero, P.E., City of Miami Beach Building Official/Director.
Parks & Rec Corner
Get moving with the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department with tai chi and pickle ball!

Visit register.miamibeachparks.com and let's create memories together!
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.
 
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.
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).