Tuesday, April 27, 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
Miami Beach Vaccination Site
The walk-up COVID-19 testing site, located on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive, has been converted into a COVID-19 vaccination site by the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management.
 
The site operates seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., administering 250 Pfizer vaccines per day to Florida residents (must show proof of residency). No appointment necessary for first dose, appointments for second dose will be scheduled immediately following the first dose.

Miami-Dade County COVID-19 Vaccines
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.
North Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host a drive-thru distribution in North Beach tomorrow, April 28. 
 
Wednesday, April 28
9 AM - 11 AM
8700 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
 
The food distribution is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.
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 COVID-19 testing continues on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive.

The drive-thru testing is being offered by Nomi Health and is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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
South of Fifth Neighborhood Improvement Project Meeting
Please join the City of Miami Beach tonight for a virtual public meeting to discuss the South of Fifth Neighborhood Improvement project.

Tuesday, April 27
6 PM
Join the virtual public meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94075927653
Via phone: 301.715.8592 or 877.853.5257 (toll free), the Webinar ID: 940 7592 7653

City staff will present the proposed locations for the stormwater treatment system components and further discuss the community's recommendations. For more information, please contact Lauren Firtel at laurenfirtel@miamibeachfl.gov.
Neighborhood & Quality of Life Committee Meeting
There will be a Neighborhood and Quality of Life Committee meeting hosted virtually tomorrow, April 28 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/82161270311The 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 312.626.6799 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webinar ID is 821 6127 0311. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Flooding Awareness Public Meeting
The City of Miami Beach is committed to building flood awareness. We want you to be aware of flood risk, learn how to stay safe, protect your property and increase savings on flood insurance premiums.

Wednesday, April 28
6 PM
Join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96988242337
Via telephone: 646.876.9923 or 877.853.5257 (toll free)
Webinar ID: 969 8824 2337

Please join the Miami Beach team and mitigation experts for a webinar on tips and steps to make your property more resilient.
It's time to Drain & Cover
South Florida's rainy season is upon us and now more than ever, we must remain vigilant to curb the spread of mosquito borne diseases.

To prevent the bite and spread of disease by mosquitoes, remember to drain and cover:
  • Drain any standing irrigation or rain water that can collect in garbage cans, house gutters, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or other containers
  • Discard old items that aren’t being used and are storing water
  • Empty and clean birdbaths and pet water bowls once or twice weekly
  • Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water
  • Maintain the water balance (pool chemistry) of swimming pools, and empty plastic swimming pools not in use
  • Check around faucets and air conditioner units, and repair leaks or puddles that remain for several days

Report water that has been standing for more than 48 hours on the free Miami Beach eGov app or to the Public Works Department by calling 305.673.7625.
Land Use and Sustainability Meeting
There will be a Land Use and Sustainability meeting hosted virtually on Thursday, April 29 at 8 a.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/86910356446The 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 869 1035 6446. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Earth Month
Close out Earth Month this week with the City of Miami Beach!

Thursday, April 29 - Debris Free Cities Webinar*
Time: 12 PM
Location: Virtual - bit.ly/DFCitiesReg

Friday, April 30 - Arbor Day Planting
Time: 2 PM
Location: Normandy Shores Park (2401 Biarritz Drive)

Friday, April 30 - Tree Giveaway*
Time: Register online for free delivery

*Registration required
Finance and Economic Resiliency Committee Meeting
There will be a Finance and Economic Resiliency Committee meeting hosted virtually on Friday, April 30 at 8 a.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/88195396180The 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 881 9539 6180. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Cinderella in the Park
Enjoy a live performance at Flamingo Park in the partnership with Fantasy Theatre Factory hosted by the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation department!

Saturday, May 8
6 PM
14 Street and Meridian Avenue

Tickets are on sale at register.miamibeachparks.com
$25 per pod, doors open at 5 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).