Friday, February 26, 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.
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 The website is also available in Spanish at

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.

What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Click here to learn more on what you can expect post vaccination and some helpful tips.
South Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly food distribution in South Beach tomorrow, February 27.

Saturday, February 27
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
General City Updates
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off & Paper Shred-a-Thon
Need to safely dispose your household hazardous chemicals and waste? Piles of paper and old mail stacking up? Help protect the environment and keep your home safe. Bring your used oil, fertilizers, old paint, insecticides, batteries, electronics, piles of paper and more!

Sunday, February 28
8 AM - 3 PM
40 Street and Chase Avenue (Behind the bank)

For a full list of accepted items, please visit

**Due to limited capacity, the shredding truck will leave the site once it is full and will NOT operate in the rain to ensure the safety of staff.**
Artisan Food Market on Lincoln Road
Come and stroll in the sunshine while you savor some of South Florida's favorite bites all in one place - Lincoln Road.

The South Beach Wine and Food Festival will once again host a market this weekend to showcase and support small, local culinary businesses!

Sunday, February 28
11 AM to 2 PM
Located on Michigan Avenue between
Lincoln Lane North and Lincoln Lane South

Click here to view the full line-up of participating businesses.
Black History Month with #MBParks
The Black History Month celebrations continue as we recognizing the heritage, accomplishments and culture of African Americans through virtual activities during this month. Click here to view all upcoming activities.

Each Sunday during the month of February the Parks and Rec team has been hosting Facebook Live sessions with culinary and historical lessons.

Sunday, February 28
11 AM
Learn about a historic African American individual
Click here to view who we will be discussing.

Enjoy the last free African Dance & Drums class at the North Shore Park Youth Center tomorrow, February 27 at 11 a.m. Register today at
Design Review Board Meeting
There will be a Design Review Board Meeting hosted virtually on Tuesday, March 2 at 9 a.m. via Zoom here: 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 822 7394 1924. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Urban Forestry Master Plan Commission Workshop
There will be a Urban Forestry Master Plan Commission Workshop hosted virtually on Tuesday, March 2 at 4 p.m. via Zoom here: 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 891 6536 2419. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Parks & Rec Corner
Get moving with the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department with tai chi and pickle ball!

Visit and let's create memories together!
Family Cooking Classes
The Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Common Threads has brought back family cooking classes!

These Sunday classes focus on family participation, healthy ingredient substitutions and convenient cost-saving recipes. Their goal is to teach families how to cook together and incorporate healthy habits at home, while maintaining their existing traditions.

Sessions are on going on select Sundays now through May with two time slots, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Scott Rakow Youth Center.

To register, visit Registration is ongoing based on availability, space is limited!
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!
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).