Tuesday, April 28, 2020
As South Florida moves towards its “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Miami Beach is beginning its phased approach with the reopening of many parks and recreational amenities. The revised Declaration of Emergency Measures , effective Wednesday, April 29, 2020, specifies the facilities that will be reopened subject to the restrictions in Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 21-20 and any other applicable State, County or City Emergency Order.
Click here for a full listing of open parks and recreational facilities, including the Flamingo Park track, the batting cages at North Shore Park, neighborhood tennis courts and more. Hours of operation for any Parks and Recreation facilities permitted to remain open are as follows: 

  • Park Hours: 7 AM to 7 PM
  • Boat Ramp Hours: 6 AM to 8 PM
  • Golf Course Hours: 7 AM to 8 PM
  • Tennis Center Hours: 7:30 AM to 7 PM
Parking in municipal parking lots located at city parks will be restricted to Miami Beach residents who are registered with the city’s residential parking program ONLY

Not registered? Click here for information on how to enroll.

The following Parks and Recreational facilities will remain CLOSED :
  • Beach View Park | 5301 Collins Avenue
  • Collins Canal Park | 2100 Washington Avenue
  • Pride Park | 1800 Convention Center Drive
  • Scott Rakow Youth Center | 2700 Sheridan Avenue
  • 20 Street Pocket Park | 2001 North Bay Road
  • Indian Beach Park | 4621 Collins Avenue
  • LaGorce Park | 6421 Alton Road
  • 82 Street Skate Park | 8200 Collins Avenue
  • 35 Street/Pancoast Park | 13 35 Street
  • Washington Dog Park | 225 Washington Avenue
  • Washington Park Annex | 210 2 Street

Additionally, the following facilities will also remain CLOSED or are subject to the following restrictions:

  • All park restrooms will remain closed, except for restrooms at the golf courses and tennis centers, which shall be subject to the following restrictions: (1) an attendant shall be provided for each restroom; (2) restrooms shall be cleaned no less than once every two hours with CDC approved products; and (3) restroom use shall be limited to one person or one family at a time.
  • All basketball and volleyball courts will remain closed
  • South Pointe Park Pier and the fishing pier at Maurice Gibb Memorial Park will remain closed
  • Indoor four-walled racquetball courts, football bleachers, baseball stadium, and soccer cage at Flamingo Park will remain closed
  • The stadium and track at Flamingo Park will have a maximum occupancy not to exceed 30 people at any given time.

While the city’s beaches will continue to remain CLOSED , the beachwalks and baywalks remain OPEN . Use of the city’s beachwalks and baywalks continue to be limited to pedestrians ONLY prior to 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. each day. Bicycles, scooters, skateboarding, in-line skating, roller skating, motorized means of transportation, and any other mobility devices (except for wheelchairs and other motorized means of transportation used by disabled persons) are PROHIBITED on the city’s beachwalks and baywalks prior to 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. each day.

Facial coverings must be worn on the beachwalk and baywalk, except by children under the age of 2, persons who have trouble breathing due to a chronic pre-existing condition, or persons engaged in strenuous physical activity or exercise.

Any violation of these emergency measures shall subject the individual, operator, business entity, or organization to arrest and criminal prosecution pursuant to Section 26-36 and Section 1-14 of the City Code.
North Beach Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Join Commissioner David Richardson, South Florida Seniors in Action and Farm Share for a drive-thru food distribution tomorrow, April 29.

Wednesday, April 29
1 PM - 3 PM
7100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

Please remain inside your vehicle and open the trunk to receive the food. To ensure your safety, we must adhere to "social distancing" guidelines. No walking, no bikes, no motorcycles, no skateboards, etc. You must be in an enclosed vehicle.

Food is distributed on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Click here for the flyer in Spanish.
Virtual Sustainachella
We continue to bring you Virtual Sustai nachella's right to your home! In partnership with the  Upcycle Project City of Nashville , and  City of West Palm Beach , this workshop will focus on sustainable fashion and the promotion of circular solutions such as textile recycling.

Thursday, April 30
12 PM - 1 PM
Click  here to register today to obtain access to the Zoom meeting.
Chamber Live with
Miami Beach Commissioners

Tune in on Thursday, April 30 at 1 p.m. for a Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Facebook live stream Virtual Town Hall meeting featuring Miami Beach Commissioners Michael G ó ngora, David Richardson and Mark Samuelian.

You can pre-submit your questions via email to info@miamibeachchamber.com.
Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Join Commissioner Steven Meiner on Thursday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m. for a virtual town hall meeting to discuss a COVID-19 update as well as Q&A.

The meeting will be held via zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89024533939

You can also call in by dialing 929.205.6099 or 1.888.475.4499. The webinar ID is 890 2453 3939.
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!
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.
Get Counted!
The 2020 Census is underway and we encourage every Miami Beach resident to respond!

For the first time in Census history, you can now fill out the form online as well as by phone or mail. Responding is fast, easy, safe and important and it’s key to shaping the future of your community. Visit my2020census.gov and make sure you get counted.

If you don’t know your Census ID number, you can still complete the questionnaire. Follow the following steps:
  • Click on “Start Questionnaire”
  • Click “If you don’t have your Census ID”
  • Then proceed to enter your residential address

The 2020 Census will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, and influences how hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are allocated for critical public services like emergency response, schools, hospitals, roads and bridges over the next 10 years. Don't waive your right to be counted, fill out the Census today.
 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.
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 .

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.

Miami-Dade Public Schools Meal Distribution
Nautilus Middle School has replaced Miami Beach Senior High as the meal distribution center for Miami-Dade Public Schools grab-and-go meals in our community.

Those in need can pick-up meals from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, click here  for more information and other school locations. Free meals for kids are also available through  FLIPANY, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services  and  Feeding Florida.

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).