Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The City of Miami Beach is working hard to keep our residents and businesses updated on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. View below the latest information and available resources.

Message from the Mayor
View yesterday's message from Mayor Dan Gelber below. You can also read it in Spanish  here
Commission Meeting
The next Commission meeting being held tomorrow, April 22 at 8:30 a.m.

How the public can observe the Commission Meeting (no public comment):
The Commission Meeting will be broadcast live on Miami Beach TV (MBTV) viewable on the City’s website at  https://www.miamibeachfl.gov/government/mbtv , as well as on Atlantic Broadband Cable channel 660, AT&T U-verse channel 99, Hotwire Communications channel 395, and on a ROKU device on the PEG.TV channel or on social media at  facebook.com/cityofmiamibeach

How to provide spoken public comment during the City Commission Meeting:
  • By telephone: 1 (312) 626-6799 or 1 (888) 475 4499 (Toll Free). Webinar ID is 235-797-272 and Press *9 to raise a hand to speak on an item.

  • Online: Click https://us04web.zoom.us/j/235797272 to join the webinar online. Use a current, up-to-date browser: Chrome 30+, Firefox 27+, Microsoft Edge 12+, Safari 7+. Certain functionality may be disabled in older browsers including Internet Explorer.
  1. Enter an email address and name. The name will be visible online and will be used to notify you that it is your turn to speak.
  2. When the Mayor calls for the item on which you wish to speak, click on "raise hand."
  3. Speakers will be notified shortly before they are called to speak.

The Division of Florida Condominiums & Timeshares Series
Many people throughout Florida live in condominium or cooperative units. Did you know that there are Florida Statutes that these types of communities need to follow? The State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Condominiums Timeshares and Mobile Homes, provides informative presentations to board members, unit owners, and even prospective buyers of these communities. In an effort to inform the public on the related statutes and with the current health concerns in our state, they are currently offering virtual presentations.

For April 2020 they are offering the following FREE of cost “Virtual Format” Board Member Certification Courses via the shareable registration links below:

For more information, visit myfloridalicense.com/condo

Finance Meeting
The Finance and Economic Resiliency Committee will meet Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. virtually via Zoom. The meeting will also be streamed live on MBTV channel 660 on Atlantic Broadband or channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse.

The public may provide spoken comment by dialing telephone 312.626.6799, 929.205.6099 or 888.475.4499 (toll free). The Webinar ID is 86419369212, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86419369212 to join the webinar via the Zoom app. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
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!
Virtual Sustainachella
We're continue to bring you Virtual Sustainachella's all month long! View the schedule below of the remaining ones and don't forget to register for the Zoom meeting.

Wednesday, April 22
12 PM - 1 PM
Click  here to register today to obtain access to the Zoom meeting as we discuss fin-tastic sharks.
COVID-19 Testing

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 is operating a mobile testing center in Miami Beach. The site is also taking appointments for all frontline workers , including first responders, healthcare workers and employees of essential businesses (grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.), in South Florida.

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.

Free WiFi Courtesy of Comcast
As students continue distance learning and thousands of employees work from home, Comcast has been providing free access to Xfinity WiFi service to everyone (with over 18 million hot spots nationwide) since April 6 for 60 days. This includes existing Comcast consumers & non-Comcast consumers.
For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.”

Meals for Seniors
If you are a senior citizen 60 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.
 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

City of Miami Beach Emergency Declarations
The City Manager has extended his State of Emergency Declaration through April 23, 2020.  The city has also extended its “Safer at Home” Emergency Order , as well as its Emergency Measures , through April 23, 2020. 
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.
You can also view some helpful tools and resources for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on Governor DeSantis' Florida Small Business Emergency Loan Program and more on our dedicated business portal .

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 .

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 message (text MBAlert to 888777).