Thursday, March 19, 2020
Due to the fluid nature of this State of Emergency, the city has amended its emergency measures on several occasions since March 12, 2020, with the most recent measures issued on March 19, 2020. A brief summary of the latest changes is below for your convenience. However, the City recommends you review the latest version of the Emergency Order in its entirety, a link to which is available here , to ensure you have the best available information, and are kept up to date at all times during this emergency. For additional information on the city’s efforts, including all emergency measures being enforced, please visit .

Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 07-20, a copy of which is linked here , the County has closed all non-essential retail and commercial establishments, effective 9 p.m.  Essential retail and commercial establishments, as listed in Emergency Order 07-20, will remain open. All City businesses must adhere to the requirements of the Miami-Dade County Emergency Order, and any such additional eme rgency measures specified by the City, a copy of which is linked here .   

The changes in the city’s March 19, 2020 Emergency Order include:

  • Closure of all publicly-owned and privately-owned parks, beaches and recreational facilities
  • Restricted use of beachwalks and baywalks to pedestrians only (no bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates, or similar devices except for wheelchairs used by disabled persons)
  • Closure of Monument Island until further notice
  • Closure of all museums, memorials and cultural institutions
  • Closure of all private schools and educational institutions in the City, except as necessary to facilitate online or distance learning
  • Require religious institutions to reduce their occupancy to no more than 10 persons
  • Require restaurants providing take-out services to maintain a distance of 6 feet among individual patrons to enforce social distancing

The City understands how difficult it can be to keep up with the latest details as current circumstances are changing quickly. We can also appreciate that you might have a lot of questions. To try and assist with this, we have created a list of some frequently asked questions and answers for you. Do you still have further questions? For City of Miami Beach specific questions, our Customer Service Call Center hours have been temporarily expanded until Friday, March 27, please call our city hotline at 305.604.CITY (2489), open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Although the Customer Service Center will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., we encourage you to use our online   Customer Service Center  if possible.
Virtual Cultural Offerings
The Rhythm Foundation will be broadcasting a live stream performance of the band Afrobeta in a closed set from the North Beach Bandshell in place of their previously scheduled public performance tonight, March 19 at 8 p.m. Catch the performance via a live stream from their Facebook page.

Coronavirus Tax Relief
Individuals and business will have an extra 90 days to pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) if they owe additional income tax for 2019. The IRS announced it will be allowing all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest.

The guidance also allows corporate taxpayers a similar deferment of up to $10 million of federal income tax payments that would be due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. This guidance does not change the April 15 filing deadline. For more information, visit .

Parkmobile Payments Only at Curbside Parking Spaces
The City of Miami Beach is discouraging the use of touch surfaces to further prevent the transmittal of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, at 6 p.m., payment at curbside parking spaces shall be accepted through Parkmobile (mobile application) only.

The Parkmobile mobile application is a free download on iOS and Android. It provides a simple and convenient way to pay for parking while avoiding touch surfaces and observing social distancing. For details, click here .

Special Senior Shopping Hours
The following stores have established specific hours to allow senior citizens to shop safely.

  • The Fresh Market: Monday through Friday | 8 AM to 9 AM | 1800 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305.532.0377 | For senior citizens and others at risk
  • Target: 8 AM to 9 AM daily | 1045 5 Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 786.582.6708 | The first hour of the store opening is reserved for “elderly and those with underlying health concerns.” Check your local Target location for its opening time.
  • Whole Foods: 7 AM to 8 AM | 1020 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305.938.2800 | One hour before store opening for customers 60 or older. Check your Whole Foods for its opening time.
  • Publix: Beginning on March 24, the store will open from 7 AM to 8 AM for people 65 years or older to shop.
  • 1100 6 Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305.535.2212
  • 1920 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305.535.4268
  • 1045 Dade Boulevard, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305534.4621
  • 6876 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141 | 305.864.7405

Impacted Meetings/Events
For a full list of impacted meetings and events, additional information on summer camps and more, please visit .
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) and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) as well as the School Board. 
Below is an ongoing summary of updates from the City of Miami Beach.

Sanitary Measures
We are continuing to ensure our spaces, including city facilities and beachfront restrooms 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.

Miami Beach Trolley
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. 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.

Recreational Facilities
All recreation centers and programs are closed until further notice. For detailed information regarding facilities and summer camps, visit our dedicated COVID-19 webpage and view the tab pertaining to Parks & Rec: Programs and Class Updates.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 305.673.7730.

Impacted City Services
For a full list of impacted city services, including the Building Department, Code Compliance and more, select the Impacted City Services tab on our COVID-19 webpage .

Business Assistance & Resources
View some helpful tools and resources for businesses expected to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including Governor DeSantis' Florida Small Business Emergency Loan Program. Click here to read the latest e-blast to the business community.

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 ONLY for those that are eligible. Visit the County's website and learn more about the eligibility requirements.

Resident Parking Rate Registration: COVID-19 Temporary Relief
We understand the challenges brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused some level of inconvenience for us all. In order to alleviate some of those challenges, residents may park and will be honored in all municipal parking lots.

For more detailed information related to the Miami Beach Resident Parking Rate Program, please  click here .

Seniors and Special Needs Community
All senior centers are 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. View additional information under the Senior/Special Needs Update tab on our COVID-19 webpage .

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 areas

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, stay home  as much as possible. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, you can learn more about prevention and treatment by visiting the CDC website .

Stay Informed
For updated information on the city’s efforts, please visit: . We will also be posting updated messages via email , Nextdoor , Facebook or Twitter.