Tuesday, April 20, 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
North Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host a drive-thru distribution in North Beach tomorrow, April 21. Please note, the Wednesday drive-thru food distribution in North Beach will continue for the month of April.
 
Wednesday, April 21
9 AM - 11 AM
8700 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
 
The food distribution is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.
COVID-19 Vaccines
Miami-Dade County continues to work with hospitals and health care partners to vaccinate members of our community against COVID-19 as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Appointments can be made at miamidade.gov/vaccine. Spanish speakers can visit miamidade.gov/vacuna. Information is available on federal, state and other vaccination sites (CVS Health, Publix, Walmart, Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Mas, etc) on this website as well.

For updated information about where vaccines are currently available and to answer frequently asked questions about the vaccines, please click here and select "Vaccine Information" from the list.
What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Click here to learn more on what you can expect post vaccination and click here on key things to know about the COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 Testing
Drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing continues on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. We encourage you to preregister for the walk-up site by clicking here.

Reminder, the drive-thru testing is now being offered by Nomi Health and will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The PCR test is completed with a swab of the throat that is administered by a health care professional. Each person in the vehicle can be tested, including children 5 years and older. No symptoms are required. Testing is done by appointment only and results will be provided by email or text within 24 hours.

Click here to make an appointment or call 786.746.7887 for more information.

Visit the city's Coronavirus website and select "Testing" from the list of menu items to view detailed testing information
General City Updates
Town Hall with Commissioner Meiner
There will be a Town Hall meeting tonight, April 20 with Commissioner Steven Meiner. Commissioner Meiner will be discussing transforming the entertainment district, the City Manager selection, resident vehicle decals, Memorial Day weekend and a preview of the April 21 Commission meeting.

Tuesday, April 20
5:30 PM
Via phone: 888.475.4499 (toll free), Webinar ID: 870 1579 7891
Commission Meeting
There will be a Commission meeting hosted virtually tomorrow, April 21 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/81392857671The 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 813 9285 7671. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Parks and Recreation Update
Please note that online registration and court bookings will be unavailable today, April 20 and tomorrow, April 21.

We are conducting maintenance on the software and customers will not be able to login.
Celebrate Earth Month!
You're invited to celebrate Mother Nature all month long! Take a look at upcoming events below, which are taking place both virtually and in-person in Miami Beach throughout the month of April.

Visit www.mbrisingabove.com/events to learn more and register today.
Sabrina Cohen Foundation: Adaptive Oceanside Park
Join Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins and the Sabrina Cohen Foundation as they team up on Friday, April 23 to make an announcement on the first-of-its-kind inclusive outdoor space providing access to the ocean for all.

Friday, April 23
11 AM
5300 Collins Avenue
Beachwalk Roundabout

For questions, please contact the office of County Commissioner Higgins at 305.375.5924
Rethink Miami Beach
Join us for family fun on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Lummus Park. Ocean Drive and 12 Street will be activated with art, music and wellness activities.
Spend the weekend reconnecting with your community and neighbors as we rethink the way our communities use our spaces!

Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25
1 PM – 4 PM
Ocean Drive and 12 Street
Activities will include:
  • HIIT workout with RoyaFit
  • Jack & Jill Family Yoga
  • Percussion Drumming
  • Plan(T) by Xavier Cortada
  • Cortadito
  • Swim Week Sustainable Fashion
  • Beach Clean Up (Sunday only) & more!
Enjoy a beautifully and socially distant Sunday afternoon celebrating our city’s arts & culture! Share the event with your neighbors on Facebook. #RethinkMB
Sunday Funday on Lincoln Road
South Florida's favorite brands in food, fitness, and flowers unite together for one epic Sunday Funday on Lincoln Road. This coming Sunday, April 25, many of the top brands that have taken up permanent and temporary residence on Lincoln Road gather for a series of special events catering to every interest and satisfying any craving.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival Artisan Market on Lincoln Road: For the fourth and final installment of the Food Network & Cooking Channel’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival Artisan Market on Lincoln Road series, which aims to support small local culinary businesses affected by the pandemic by featuring a rotating roster of amazing eats from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Lincoln Road and Michigan Avenue.

Fairchild Garden Hosts Orchid Tour Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Renowned for its world-class collection of tropical plants, recently reimagined Lincoln Road as a beautiful botanical garden. Among the many notable and exotic plantings found on Lincoln Road are more than 1,250 orchids. For one day only, Fairchild Garden’s director, Dr. Carl Lewis and their Orchid Biologist, Dr. Jason Downing, will offer visitors a complimentary 45-minute guided tour. The eight-block stroll begins at 11 a.m. on the 1100 block of Lincoln Road.

Lincoln Road Farmer’s Market: A Miami Beach institution, the weekly Sunday Farmer’s Market on Lincoln Road is known for its wide assortment of vendors featuring fruits, vegetables, fresh cut flowers, plants and many other items. The Farmer’s Market can be found every Sunday, year-round between Washington Avenue and Meridien Avenue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Complimentary Warrior Flow Yoga: Lincoln Road partnered with Warrior Flow’s Adrian Molina, one of the top yoga instructors in our community, to offer two complimentary yoga classes every Sunday to South Florida residents. Classes take place at the 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage, 3rd floor, and begin at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required to ensure social distancing.

Musical Performances by Nicole Yarling and Lindsey Blair: Every Sunday, Lincoln Road invites local musicians to play for diners and shoppers along the Euclid Oval. This Sunday, Nicole Yarling, Jazz Hero award-winner and multi-genre vocalist, violin and fiddle player, as well as Lindsey Blair, electric guitarist and Miami new times Jazz Musician of the Year, will serenade pedestrians from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Parks & Rec Corner
Get moving with the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department with tai chi, dance fusion and more. Take a mid-day break with one of their virtual classes, click here to try one out!
Stay Informed
Visit our dedicated, city-related coronavirus webpage at www.miamibeachfl.gov/coronavirus 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 MBCovid@miamibeachfl.gov. Or connect with us through social media via email, Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).