Monday, March 22, 2021
The Interim City Manager has extended the city’s State of Emergency Declaration and Emergency Measures through March 24, 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 his email here.
COVID-19 Vaccinations
The City of Miami Beach has received a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine for distribution by the Miami Beach Fire Department to individuals 50 and over; teachers; as well as individuals under 50 who are deemed medically vulnerable by their doctors with a valid Florida Department of Health (FDOH) determination form. Click here for the FDOH determination form.

This program will be offered on a first-come, first-qualifying basis by appointment only. Appointments are ONLY for the first dose of the vaccine.

Please note, phone lines will be open tomorrow, March 23 starting at 10 a.m. To make an appointment, please call 305.604.4255.

This hotline will be available until all appointments have been filled.
Federal Government COVID-19 Vaccination Satellite Sites
Beginning today, March 18 through Tuesday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Florida Department of Health will have two federal government COVID-19 vaccination satellite sites in Miami-Dade County.

Site locations:
  • Charles Hadley Park | 1350 NW 50 Street, Miami, FL 33142
  • South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center | 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

These walk-up sites require no appointments. Learn more by visiting
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 The site also includes information on federally-run and state-run vaccination locations as well as private locations (CVS Health, Publix, Walmart, Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Mas, etc).

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.
Walk-Up Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly walk up distribution in MidBeach tomorrow, March 23.
Tuesday, March 23
9 AM - 11 AM
4000 Chase Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
The food distribution is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.
If you would like to qualify for food assistance, please call or register online. Phone: 305.604.CITY (2489) or
General City Updates
Planning Board Meeting
There will be a Planning Board Meeting hosted virtually on Tuesday, March 23 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 301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webinar ID is 861 4342 6327. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
41 Street BID Public Meeting
Please join the City of Miami Beach for a public meeting on the creation of a Business Improvement District (BID) within the 41 Street Corridor. This is a public meeting for informational purposes only.

Tuesday, March 23
6 PM
Join the virtual public meeting: Via phone: 301.715.8592. The Webinar ID: 970 7338 0429.

Meeting attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the formation of a BID and speak to the Executive Directors of the Lincoln Road BID and the Washington Avenue BID. For more information, please contact the Economic Development department at
Miami Beach Hall of Fame - Deadline Approaching
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 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!
Normandy Traffic Calming Meeting
Join the City of Miami Beach for a public meeting on traffic calming improvements in the Normandy Neighborhood. City staff along with the consultant will present the proposed improvements and gather public feedback on the project.

Wednesday, March 24 | 6 PM

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Via Phone:
US: 1.312.626.6799 or 833.548.0282 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 999 7035 4379

For more information please visit
Land Use & Sustainability Meeting
There will be a Land Use and Sustainability Meeting hosted virtually on Wednesday, March 24 at 8 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 301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webinar ID is 834 7248 5302. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Take a Dive Into #MBHistory
Join the Miami Beach Youth Commissioners in their second livestreamed segment of #MBHistory, on Thursday, March 25, which will highlight the Black community.

Thursday, March 25
4 PM
Watch and participate in the webinar at:
Or via phone: 301.715.8592
Webinar ID: 884 1429 1080

This is the second 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.
Summer Camp Registration is Open
Summer break is around the corner and it's time to think about how your kids will be enjoying their summer!

Summer camp online registration is open for Miami Beach residents at View the schedule of registration below:

Summer Camp
  • Nonresidents: March 29
Specialty Camp
  • Miami Beach Residents: March 29
  • Nonresidents: April 12
Camp for Tots
  • Miami Beach Residents: March 29
  • Nonresidents: April 12

Learn more about our summer camps here and register today!
Register for Spring Camps Today!
Spring into the new season with Parks and Recreation camp! From March 29 through April 2, we will be offering spring camp for Miami Beach residents in grades K-12 and spring camp for tots for Miami Beach residents from 3 to 4 years old.

Both camps will be offered Monday through Friday at a cost of $106 for Miami Beach residents. Spring camp is available for children that are not currently enrolled in our after school programs.

Registration is now open, register today at
Camp will be offered Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM at:
  • Flamingo Park
  • Scott Rakow Youth Center
  • North Shore Park Youth Center
Camp will be offered Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM at:
  • South Pointe Park
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!
Enjoy free yoga sessions after work throughout the week!

Mondays & Wednesdays at 6 PM
Collins Park | 2100 Collins Avenue

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6 PM
North Shore Park Bandshell | 7275 Collins Avenue
Each Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. to start your morning right!

On the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month: Scott Rakow Youth Center | 2700 Sheridan Avenue
On the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month:
Stillwater Park | 8440 Hawthrone Avenue
Get moving with African Dance & Drums classes.

North Shore Park Youth Center
2nd & 4th Saturday of each month at 11 AM
Let your moves fly with Zumba.

North Shore Park
M/W/Th/F at 6:30 PM & Sat 9:30 AM

Scott Rakow Youth Center
Tues/Th at 10 AM
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!
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).