Saturday, April 4, 2020
Resident safety is at the forefront of this pandemic . To that end, the City of Miami Beach has added a requirement in  yesterday's Emergency Order , effective April 7, 2020, for all employees and customers of grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant facilities to wear a form of covering over their nose and mouth at all times when inside these establishments. The same requirement applies to individuals providing delivery services.
Acceptable coverings may include a face mask, homemade mask or other cloth covering, such as a scarf, bandana or handkerchief, and should complement — not substitute for — social distancing practices.
As to all  other  essential retail and commercial establishments permitted to remain open, employees and customers are strongly encouraged to wear a form of covering over their nose and mouth. All establishments are strongly encouraged to implement policies for employees to use other personal protective equipment, such as gloves, subject to the availability of such items.

The  “Safer at Home” Emergency Order  is also in effect through April 9, 2020. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Data
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has created a portal to report their information pertaining to COVID-19 cases in Florida. Click here to view the FDOH's page with more information of their case breakdowns. Please note that per the FDOH website, data in this report is provisional and subject to change.
Arts & Culture Small Business Webinar
Join City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber and Senator Marco Rubio on Monday, April 6 at 3 p.m. for a webinar that will explain how to access the new Federal Stimulus Funds that are available through the Small Business Association Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for artists, non profits and arts organizations on Facebook.
Miami Beach Resource Center
Many businesses and their employees have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. In order to help navigate through the wealth of resources available, the City of Miami Beach has launched a Resource Center to provide guidance through this challenging time.  

To request assistance, please email  with your contact information and needs. All inquiries will be responded to via phone or email by a Resource Agent.

Impacted City Services
All departments in City Hall are open virtually and telephonically. Effective, Monday, April 6, all city departments that had been public-facing, including the Finance Department, City Clerk Office and Public Works Department, will be closed until further notice. Visit the “ Other Impacted City Services  ” tab on the city’s COVID-19 webpage at   for information on how to reach each department.

Finance Department
The Cashier's Office within the Finance Department is closed to the public until further notice. We encourage you to make any payments online  here  or  here  . If absolutely necessary, payments can be made by appointment by calling 305.673.7466, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public Works Department
The City of Miami Beach Right-of-Way (ROW) permit counter will be closed starting Monday, April 6, 2020.

ROW permits will continue to be issued utilizing the citizen self service (CSS) portal (  ). Customers can use the CSS portal to submit their applications, receive comments and pay permit fees online. In order to facilitate the online process, process workflows and checklists for each permit can be found  here  .

The City of Miami Beach ROW Section strives to maintain the highest levels of customer service. To that end, the Right of Way general inbox (  ) will serve as a centralized location for questions and concerns. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Otniel Rodriguez at 305.673.7080 or via email: .

Impacted Meetings/Events
For a full list of impacted meetings and events, please visit .

Lincoln Road Closure
Lincoln Road is closed to pedestrians from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
The District will be transitioning from centralized device distribution to direct device distribution from school sites beginning Monday, April 6, 2020. School site administrators are identifying students in need and scheduling appointments with parents. Parents may also request a device by either emailing their school principal directly or by calling 305.995.3000. Click here for more information.

Free meals for kids are also available through  FLIPANY , Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services  and  Feeding Florida.
Protecting Yourself
Do you know how to screen yourself for someone at your home who has tested positive for COVID-19? Prevent the spread of germs as much as you can and learn how you can protect yourself with information below from the Florida Department of Health .
Mobile Testing Center
MedRite has launched a mobile testing center in Miami Beach. Pre-registration is required, please visit to make your appointment.
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 .
 Virtual Cultural Offerings
Feeling the cabin fever? Our cultural partners are busy coming up with creative ways to share their art and culture with you! Click here to view all there is to experience virtually in Miami Beach and click here for this week's virtual guide.
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 f or the most up-to-date information, including a list of frequently asked questions , important resources, impacts to city services and more.
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 prepared to respond if 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). 

Below is an ongoing summary of updates from the City of Miami Beach.

COVID-19 Quarantine Response Team
In response to the Florida Governor’s Executive Orders (20-82 and 20-86) all persons entering the State of Florida from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Louisiana must isolate or quarantine for fourteen (14) days from the time of entry into the State of Florida. Should you have intimate knowledge of a person(s) who may be in violation of the Governor’s Executive Orders, you should notify the Miami Beach Police Department at 305.673.7901. The newly created team of Officers will respond at an appropriate time to remind, investigate, and enforce the Governor’s executive orders.

Miami Beach Restaurants - Takeout and Delivery
The City of Miami Beach revised its Emergency Order — maintaining the general curfew throughout the city beginning at midnight each night, but now permitting restaurants to continue to operate their kitchens after midnight, for delivery services only . *Support local businesses by clicking here to view a list of Miami Beach Restaurants open for delivery and takeout*

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.

Miami-Dade County Public School Food Distribution
Starting today, Miami-Dade Public Schools will be offering grab-and-go meals to those in need from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Miami Beach Senior High. Click here for more information and other school locations.

Bicycle Repair Stations
Did you know that the City of Miami Beach has free bicycle repair stations located throughout the city? These bicycle repair stations are context-sensitive stands that include all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat tire to adjusting brakes and derailleurs, and are designed to handle all types of bicycles. View a list of all bicycle repair locations throughout Miami Beach here .

Sanitary Measures
We are continuing to ensure our city facilities are being thoroughly cleaned. This includes the daily effort of wiping down every touch surface such as door handles, elevator push buttons and handrails. Cleaning contractors are also providing additional training to staff to ensure proper cleaning techniques are utilized.

Impacted City Services
For a full list of impacted city services, including the Building Department, Code Compliance, Customer Service, Parking and more, select the Impacted City Services tab on our COVID-19 webpage .

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 .

Prevention Starts With You
The CDC urges everyone to do their part to help during this emerging public health threat, this includes:
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Take personal responsibility. If you are sick with a fever, cough or viral symptoms, please stay away from others, including the work environment and crowded areas

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease such as:

During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home  as much as possible. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, you can learn more about prevention and treatment by visiting the CDC website .

Stay Informed
For updated information on the city’s efforts, please visit: . We will also be posting updated messages via email , Nextdoor , Facebook or Twitter.