Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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A s South Florida continues to experience rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, the City of Miami Beach has revised its Emergency Order to incorporate Miami-Dade County's Emergency Order 15-20 , which requires the immediate CLOSURE of all common use areas in all residential or commercial buildings, including pools, hot tubs , golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, fitness centers, gymnasiums and other common use amenities.

The city's Emergency Order also requires all essential retail and commercial establishments (including restaurants that provide take-out and delivery services) to implement strategies to reduce COVID-19 exposure for their customers and employees including, at a minimum, the following measures:

  • Limiting capacity and monitoring entrances and exits to reduce their maximum occupancy load by 50%.
  • Providing alcohol-based hand sanitizers for use by customers and employees, subject to availability.
  • Providing disinfecting wipes at points of entrance, cash registers, and/or other appropriate locations, subject to availability, or designating staff responsible for disinfecting carts, shopping baskets, point of sale terminals, and other areas as frequently as possible.
  • Implementing procedures to ensure that both employees and customers remain at least six feet apart at all times, pursuant to Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 13-20.
  • Closing all salad bars and other self-serve food stations.
  • Refraining from distributing free samples or conducting tastings.
  • Implementing procedures for custodial/janitorial staff to sanitize frequent touchpoints throughout the day, including point of sale terminals at registers, conveyor belts, door handles, door plates, shelves, and other appropriate locations.

Click here to read the revised Declaration of Emergency Measures effective April 1, 2020. Any violation of the aforementioned emergency measures would subject the individual or business entity to criminal penalties.

Additionally, in Executive Order 20-82 and   Executive Order 20-86 Governor DeSantis has ordered all persons who enter Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ and CT) and Louisiana,  to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days  from the time of their arrival in the State. The Governor’s Executive Orders are mandatory,   and compliance with these orders is a critical part of the city’s collective efforts to curb the potential spread of COVID-19 in Miami Beach. All persons isolating or quarantining under this Section shall be responsible for all costs associated with their isolation or quarantine, including transportation, lodging, food, medical care and any other expenses incurred during the period of isolation or quarantine. 

Failure to follow the Governor’s Executive Orders is a second-degree misdemeanor pursuant to section 252.50, Florida Statutes, and is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 60 days, a fine not to exceed $500, or both. 

If you are aware of a violation of any of the State, County or City Emergency Orders, please contact the city’s non-emergency police number at 305.673.7901.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Data
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has created a portal to report their information pertaining to COVID-19 cases in Florida. Click here to view the FDOH's page with more information of their case breakdowns. Please note that per the FDOH website, data in this report is provisional and subject to change.
Miami Beach Restaurants - Takeout and Delivery
The City of Miami Beach revised its Emergency Order — maintaining the general curfew throughout the city beginning at midnight each night, but now permitting restaurants to continue to operate their kitchens after midnight, for delivery services only . *Support local businesses by clicking here to view a list of Miami Beach Restaurants open for delivery and takeout*

Click here to read the city’s updated Emergency Measures effective March 29, 2020. Any violation of the aforementioned emergency measures would subject the individual or business entity to criminal penalties.

Safer at Home
Keeping residents and businesses safe is the primary directive in the city’s fight against COVID-19. As such, the City Manager has extended his  State of Emergency Declaration  through  April 2, 2020  with the following revisions:

  • Consistent with the general restrictions on public and private gatherings set forth in the city’s “Safer at Home” Emergency Order, public and private gatherings of any number of people shall be prohibited in religious institutions and places of worship, to limit the community spread of COVID-19.

  • Beachwalks and baywalks are now open daily as a shared use path for bicycles and pedestrians between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m., the beachwalks and baywalks are exclusively for pedestrians.

Customer Service
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 .

Message from the Mayor
View Mayor Dan Gelber's message from yesterday, March 30 below. You can also read it in Spanish here.
Taking Care of Yourself
The CDC has developed a COVID-19 self-checker. This online guide helps individuals make decisions and seek appropriate medical care regarding the coronavirus. Click here to learn more.
Virtual Cultural Offerings
Feeling the cabin fever? Our cultural partners are busy coming up with creative ways to share their art and culture with you! Click here to view all there is to experience virtually in Miami Beach.

Impacted Meetings/Events
For a full list of impacted meetings and events, additional information on summer camps and more, please visit www.miamibeachfl.gov/coronavirus .
To help keep you informed on the latest details of this ever evolving COVID-19 pandemic , the city has created a dedicated, city-related coronavirus webpage. We encourage you to continuously visit www.miamibeachfl.gov/coronavirus f or the most up-to-date information, including a list of frequently asked questions , important resources, impacts to city services and more.
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). 

Below is an ongoing summary of updates from the City of Miami Beach.

Meals for Seniors
If you are a senior citizen 65 years or older and are having problems getting meals, please call Miami-Dade County’s 311 Call Center between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m . and you will be immediately patched in with their Emergency Operations Center to get you the meals or other services that you may need. If you are not a senior, we still encourage you to share this message with any senior you may know.

Miami-Dade County Public School Food Distribution
Starting today, Miami-Dade Public Schools will be offering grab-and-go meals to those in need from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Miami Beach Senior High. Click here for more information and other school locations.

Bicycle Repair Stations
Did you know that the City of Miami Beach has free bicycle repair stations located throughout the city? These bicycle repair stations are context-sensitive stands that include all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat tire to adjusting brakes and derailleurs, and are designed to handle all types of bicycles. View a list of all bicycle repair locations throughout Miami Beach here .

Sanitary Measures
We are continuing to ensure our city facilities are being thoroughly cleaned. This includes the daily effort of wiping down every touch surface such as door handles, elevator push buttons and handrails. Cleaning contractors are also providing additional training to staff to ensure proper cleaning techniques are utilized.

Impacted City Services
For a full list of impacted city services, including the Building Department, Code Compliance, Customer Service, Parking 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 information on Governor DeSantis' Florida Small Business Emergency Loan Program and more on our dedicated business portal .

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: www.MiamiBeachFl.gov/coronavirus . We will also be posting updated messages via email , Nextdoor , Facebook or Twitter.