Monday, May 18, 2020
The City of Miami Beach is committed to keeping our residents, businesses and visitors informed. Please read the latest information below on the city's efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Phase 1 Reopening
This Wednesday, May 20, 2020 various retail stores, personal grooming establishments, offices and museums are set to reopen as part of the city’s Phase 1 Reopening Emergency Order . The city’s order provides that restaurants and sidewalk cafes may reopen on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 as part of phase 1b.

Visit to read the mandatory guidelines and best practices for each industry. The website is currently populated with phase 1a and phase 1b guidelines.

Additionally, Ocean Drive is closed to vehicular traffic to allow restaurants in Phase 1B to extend their footprint — allowing for additional capacity. It also offers an opportunity for residents and visitors to walk or cycle this iconic street.
Restaurant Recovery Outdoor Seating Pilot Program
The City of Miami Beach intends to provide additional opportunities for restaurants to provide outdoor dining in an effort to promote the economic recovery of the city’s restaurants, as well as provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to resume dining at local businesses. Accordingly, on May 13, 2020, the City Commission adopted Resolution No. 2020-31276, creating the Restaurant Recovery Outdoor Seating Pilot Program
This program is intended to be temporary in nature, and shall remain in effect through September 30, 2020, or until otherwise extended. It will supplement the city’s formal sidewalk café permit process, in a business-friendly manner and to allow for an expedited process. To this end, the city’s standard requirement for stamped engineering plans will be waived. Click here for additional details and to view the application.
Drive-In Movie
We're creating our first ever drive-in movie experience for residents! Purchase your tickets today, $5 per vehicle, to watch "Playing with Fire" this Sunday, May 24 at the parking lot on 46 Street and Collins Avenue.

Sunday, May 24
8 PM
Movie: Playing with Fire

Tickets are being sold at and are on a first come, first serve basis for Miami Beach residents only. All proceeds will go towards the city's COVID-19 efforts.
Rental Assistance Funds
The rental assistance funds for qualifying residents adversely impacted by COVID-19 have been fully allocated. We will notify the community if the city receives additional funds for this purpose in the future. 
Facial Covering Requirements
 Face coverings  MUST be worn at all essential retail and commercial businesses. If you are visiting one of our open parks/greenspaces and/or beachwalks/baywalks, you must wear a face covering unless social distancing can be achieved.

This does not apply to children under the age of 2, person's who have trouble breathing due to chronic pre-existing conditions or persons engaged in strenuous physical activity.

As of today, May 11, all city parks and tennis centers that are currently open will now close at 8 p.m. South Pointe park has also reopened today. It will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will be closed on the weekends.

Click here for a full listing of parks/greenspace openings and view below facial covering requirement details.  Click here to learn how you can easily make your own face covering.
Planning Board Meeting
The Planning Board will  meet  Tuesday,  May 19  at 9 a.m.  virtually via Zoom here: . The 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  929.205.6099 or 888.475.4499 (toll free) . The Webinar ID is 872 9066 3965. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Neighborhood & Quality of Life Committee Meeting
The Neighborhood and Quality of Life Committee will  meet  Wednesday, May 20  at 8:30 a.m.  virtually via Zoom here: . The 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 863 8442 0078. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
North Beach Drive-Thru
Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution Wednesday, May 20.

The food distribution is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Please remain in your car and open the trunk when it's your turn in line.

Wednesday, May 20
1 PM - 3 PM
8700 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
Line will begin at 87 Street and Collins Avenue and stretch south on Collins Avenue.

If you do not have a car and would like to qualify for food assistance, please call or register online. Phone: 305.604.CITY (2489) or
Virtual Sustainachella
We continue to bring Virtual Sustainachella to provide the community with the knowledge and tools necessary to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Wednesday, May 20
6 PM - 7 PM
Register today to obtain access to this  workshop, as we discuss the complex marine ecosystems that protect our shorelines and provide vital habitats for our aquatic animals. Click  here to register now.
Prepworks for SAT/ACT
Prepworks in partnership with the City of Miami Beach are proud to provide online adaptive prep programs for the SAT and ACT. Prepworks is expanding free temporary access to online adaptive programs which includes: practice tests, performance level specific modules, reports and virtual office hours.

Access is available now through August 31, 2020. To access:
  • Visit
  • Enter code: MB_CV2020
  • Type in name and email, this email will become your username (please note your course will appear 24 hours after registration)
  • Go to:
  • Username: type in your email
  • Password: changeme (create your private password)

This is a self paced course, begin by taking Practice Test #1. Complete modules in SAT or ACT Math and English each week leading up to your official test. If you need help, emai l

There will be a  parent information session on Wednesday, May 20  at 6 p.m. via Zoom, click  here  .
Hybrid Testing Site
The COVID-19 testing facility at the Miami Beach Convention Center campus has the capacity for up to 750 tests per day. Testing is FREE and available to anyone, 18 years or older, regardless of COVID-19 symptoms. A patient that has been tested is welcome to be retested at any time.

For more information on testing or testing for homebound seniors view the 'Testing' tab on our Coronavirus dedicated webpage .
 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
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.
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 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 .

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 permited restaurants to continue to operate their kitchens after midnight, for delivery services only .

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

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: . We will also post updated messages via email , Nextdoor , Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).