The City of Miami Beach remains committed to ensuring the safety and public health of our residents, visitors and local businesses. As the information is changing rapidly pertaining to COVID-19, the administration is conducting daily interdepartmental calls to monitor the progression of novel coronavirus COVID-19 to ensure that we stay informed and prepared to respond if needed. We are also closely following the guidelines provided by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Florida Department of Health
(FDOH) as well as the School Board.
Below is an ongoing summary of updates from the City of Miami Beach.
Precautionary Measures by the City of Miami Beach
We are continuing to ensure our spaces, including youth centers, beachfront restrooms and city facilities are being thoroughly cleaned. This includes the daily effort of wiping down every touch surface such as door handles, elevator push buttons, handrails and recreation equipment. Cleaning contractors are also providing additional training to staff to ensure proper cleaning techniques are utilized.
The Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department will be implementing the following operational changes,
effective Monday, March 16, 2020, through Sunday, March 29, 2020
- All recreation centers will be closed
- All recreation programs will be cancelled (the Playtime Program for registered toddlers will be cancelled effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020)
- All athletic programs, games, practices and events will be cancelled
- All Parks and Recreation Department events will be cancelled
- New venue rentals for park facilities will not be processed during the above period; existing indoor venue rentals will be cancelled
- All field trips will be cancelled
The Miami Beach Golf Club, Normandy Shores Golf Club, Flamingo Tennis Center, Miami Beach Tennis Center and Flamingo Park and Normandy Isle Park pools
will remain open
for non-programmed activities
The above changes are implemented in an abundance of caution as the health and safety of our residents and visitors is of the utmost importance. The operational changes and time periods described herein are subject to change at any moment. As such, you are encouraged to monitor the City’s website,
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 305.673.7730.
Also as a reminder, all registration for the City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department for Summer and Specialty Camp will be be
without the necessity to visit our facilities.
Online Registration is mandatory
In order to ensure that you are ready to register online, registration dates will be changed to the following:
Summer Camp Registration
Summer Camp Registration for MB Residents – April 6, 8:30 AM
Summer Camp Registration for Non-Residents – May 4, 8:30 AM
Specialty Camp Registration
Specialty Camp Registration for MB Residents – April 20, 8:30 AM
Specialty Camp Registration for Non-Residents – May 4, 8:30 AM
Please take this time to login to your account, make sure your information and your child’s information is up to date and your financial aid information is updated, if applicable. Below you will find the most
frequently asked questions
about registration and this recent implementation. You can also email any questions to
. We appreciate your understanding on this matter and are looking forward to a fun-filled summer.
Building Department Closure
The Building Department's North Beach office, located at 962 Normandy Drive, will be closed to the public until further notice, as a precautionary measure. Customers may visit the main office located at City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive.
Services are being performed, however slightly modified. Drop-off for plans will be located on the of First Floor of City Hall only. We encourage you to use any
or email your questions to
Code Compliance Department
Effective immediately, Code Compliance walk-ins are closed. Residents or businesses that need assistance should call Code Compliance at 305.673.7555.
Under the city's State of Emergency Declaration, all film and photography permits, requested or issued, have been declined or rescinded, effective immediately until further notice.
Miami Beach Trolley
In response to the circumstances related to the COVID-19, in addition to standard daily cleaning practices, the City of Miami Beach and its trolley operator, Limousines of South Florida (LSF), have partnered in increasing the frequency of cleaning to help protect passengers from the spread of coronavirus.
In particular, “high touch” areas, including buttons, handholds, pull cords, and rails are being cleaned more frequently. As of, March 14, 2020, the City and LSF established dedicated stations with personnel sanitizing all trolley vehicles throughout the day.
Moreover, every Miami Beach trolley vehicle is being deep-cleaned after every other route.
- Based on availability, trolleys may be equipped with hand sanitizing gel or wipes.
- When there is an unsanitary condition reported, it is standard practice for LSF to take the vehicle out of service immediately for cleaning and disinfecting.
Seniors are encouraged to limit their trolley usage to adhere to the CDC's recommendations to practice social distancing.
Business Assistance & Resources
and resources for businesses expected to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Miami-Dade County Special Transportation Service (STS)
For elderly and those with special needs, the County offers an alternative mode of transportation that offers door-to-door transportation service from the main entrance of pick-up to the main entrance of drop-off locations. Please note that you MUST be eligible for these services in order to utilize them.
The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be used throughout Miami-Dade County
for those that are eligible.
Visit the County's website
and learn more about the eligibility requirements.
Miami-Dade County Polling Locations
The Elections Department is providing hand sanitizer at all Early Voting and Election Day locations in Miami-Dade County. Additionally, there are bathrooms at every polling place for hand washing.
At this time, elections will continue as scheduled per the State of Florida Division of Elections. On Election Day there will be a modification to the polling location at 200 Alton Road, Rebecca Towers. This location will continue to serve the voters who live in Rebecca Towers at this site and will relocate those voters who do not to another location – South Pointe Elementary School. Signage will be posted at Rebecca Towers informing voters of this change.
Seniors and Special Needs Community
All senior centers will be closed effective Monday, March 16
. Any seniors
that are currently registered
in a senior meals program will be served meals by their respective providers based on their specific plans.
- Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Center delivered meals today (3/13) for one week and will resume direct deliveries the following week based on their weekly schedule
- Jewish Community Services will begin delivering directly to homes on Tuesday
- UNIDAD will supply a weeks supply of shelf stable meals on Monday outside of the center and thereafter they will begin delivering a week supply directly to homes based on the scheduled given when food is picked up on Monday.
Many pharmacies are allowing for free deliveries of prescriptions. We recommend stocking up on any needed prescriptions now. Click
for information on pharmacies in English and Spanish.
It remains important that the elderly and vulnerable populations take proper precautions at this time. The city is working with our elderly housing and congregant meal sites to help disseminate the most current and relevant health information to our seniors. According to the CDC, the following people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness:
- Older adults
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease such as:
During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community,
as much as possible.
Prevention Starts With You
The CDC urges everyone to do their part to help during this emerging public health threat, this includes:
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Take personal responsibility. If you are sick with a fever, cough or viral symptoms, please stay away from others, including the work environment and crowded area
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, you can learn more about prevention and treatment by
visiting the CDC website
Frequently Asked Question Per the CDC
Can someone spread the virus without being sick?
People are thought to be the most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.