Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Keeping our residents and businesses safe and informed throughout these challenging times is the City of Miami Beach’s primary objective.  As such, the City Manager has extended his  State of Emergency Declaration  through April 16, 2020 as well as the city's  “Safer at Home” Emergency Order and   Emergency Measures . Any violation of the emergency measures would subject the individual or business entity to criminal penalties.
Feeding the Frontline
Created to help out local restaurants,  Miami Eats  has now expanded its efforts to also support your local front-line medical staff, police and fire first-responders through  Meals for Heroes Miami

This   amazing program provides warm meals to those saving our community every day!
OneBlood Donation
OneBlood is working with the public and physicians to coordinate the delivery of potential life saving COVID-19 convalescent plasma to those in need. People who have recovered from coronavirus infection have developed antibodies to the virus that remain in the plasma portion of their blood.

Transfusing the plasma that contains the antibodies into a person still fighting the virus can provide a boost to the patient’s immune system and potentially help them recover. Click here to learn more and how you can donate today.

Meeting Update
In light of the ongoing development of the  COVID-19 situation , the Friday, May 1, Board of Adjustment meeting has been cancelled and all items from the agenda will be moved to the next scheduled meeting on Friday, June 5.

Virtual Cultural Offerings
A new gallery opening with the Bass Museum, live performances courtesy of the Rhythm Foundation and more can be found in this week's virtual culture guide here . Also, click here to visit our dedicated webpage for all there is to experience virtually in Miami Beach.

 Summer Camp Registration
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department will be rescheduling the 2020 Summer Camp registration period. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check our website at  www.miamibeachparks.com  and the City’s COVID-19 site  www.miamibeachfl.gov/coronavirus  for future updates and new registration dates.

Seniors Got Talent
Missed the big show? Our Parks & Recreation Seniors put together a massive talent show and we're bringing it right to you! Tune in on Facebook live or via MBTV tomorrow, April 16 and get ready to dance.

Thursday, April 16
11 AM - 12 PM
Virtual Sustainachella
Tune into another Virtual Sustainachella tomorrow, April 16 as we learn about the magic of coral reefs and the marine life that inhabit the waters below our city.

Thursday, April 16
1 PM - 2 PM
Click  here  to register today to obtain access to the Zoom meeting.
Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution this Saturday, April 18.

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.

Saturday, April 18
9 AM - 11 AM
2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
Entrance on 21 Street and Collins Avenue

If you're unable to get food, please visit  www.feedingsouthflorida.org/covid19   and use the agency locator to find a food pantry in your zip code.
COVID-19 Testing

Seniors
The City of Miami Beach is offering in-home COVID-19 testing  for homebound Miami Beach seniors that are 65 years and older and are experiencing symptoms   associated with the coronavirus  — including fever, shortness of breath or a persistent cough.

Testing is  by appointment only  and residents who meet the criteria should call the city’s customer service center at 305.604.CITY (2489) to request an appointment. The customer service center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Since there are a limited number of tests, the city asks that only seniors that meet the criteria schedule an appointment.

In-home testing for homebound residents is provided by MedRite with the assistance of the Miami Beach Fire Department.
MedRite
MedRite is operating a mobile testing center in Miami Beach.

Pre-registration is required, please visit www.medriteurgentcare.com/covid/ to make your appointment.

If you have any questions, please call 305.735.3909 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Commission Meeting
The upcoming Commission meeting being held Wednesday, April 22 at 8:30 a.m. will be televised on MBTV and streamed live on Facebook . The Commission Chambers will be closed to the public.
  • How to provide spoken public comment during the City Commission Meeting: The public may provide spoken comment by dialing telephone 312.626.6799 or 1.888.475.4499 (Toll Free). The Webinar ID is 235797272#. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.

  • How to submit written public comment before the City Commission Meeting: The public may submit written comments by sending an email to CityClerk@miamibeachfl.gov by 5 p.m. the day before the Commission Meeting. Please identify the Agenda Item Number in the email subject line. Emails received will be forwarded to the Mayor and Commissioners and will be included as a part of the meeting record.
 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 .
Mandatory Face Coverings
Remember, Miami-Dade County has issued Emergency Order 20-20, mandating persons working in or visiting grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible to wear facial coverings as defined by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
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.
Below is an ongoing summary of updates from the City of Miami Beach.

Miami Beach Resource Center
Has your business or job been impacted by coronavarius pandemic? The City of Miami Beach is here to help! Please email your contact information and inquiry to resourcecenter@miamibeachfl.gov and one of our resource agents will assist you.
Impacted Meetings/Events
For a full list of impacted meetings and events, please visit www.miamibeachfl.gov/coronavirus .

Miami Beach Restaurants - Takeout and Delivery
The City of Miami Beach is maintaining the general curfew throughout the city beginning at midnight each night, but permits restaurants to continue to operate their kitchens after midnight, for delivery services only .


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.

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 .

Stay Informed
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 respond when 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).

For updated information on the city’s efforts, please visit: www.MiamiBeachFl.gov/coronavirus . We will also post updated messages via email , Nextdoor , Facebook, Twitter and via text.