Friday, May 8, 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.

Beginning Monday, May 11, all city parks that are currently open will now close at 8 p.m. , this also includes the tennis centers. South Pointe park will reopen on Monday, May 11. 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.
Parks & Greenspace Reopenings
While enjoying the outdoor spaces of the City of Miami Beach, please adhere to the following rules for preventing the spread of COVID-19:
  • Face coverings MUST always be worn, unless otherwise noted
  • Organized activities, including sports, fitness classes or any commercial use activity is prohibited 
  • Social distancing must be observed and there cannot be gatherings of 10 or more people
  • Some pedestrian trails are one-way, as marked 
  • Strict enforcement of social distancing measures will be implemented with penalties and fines
  • Park use is encouraged to be less than 2 hours
  • No picnics 
Hybrid Testing Site
The COVID-19 testing facility at the Miami Beach Convention Center campus is open and offers both drive-through and walk-up testing services daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., or until the 400 per day tests are maxed out. No appointments are necessary. Testing is FREE and available to anyone, 18 years or older, regardless of COVID-19 symptoms.

The walk-up testing service is within the parking lot located at 17   Street and Convention Center Drive, across from City Hall. Please enter this site at 17 Street and Convention Center Drive wearing a face covering and with photo ID readily available. Parking will not be available for walk-up testing patients.

The drive-through mobile testing service entrance is at 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. Please remain in your vehicles with your windows up and place a photo ID on the dashboard. Everyone in the vehicle should be wearing a face covering, display a photo ID and be seated next to a working window. There is a maximum of five tests per vehicle.

For more information on testing and testing for homebound seniors view the 'Testing' tab on our Coronavirus dedicated webpage . Read an FAQ on what to expect at the community-based testing site in  English  and  Spanish .
Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution tomorrow, May 9.

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.

Saturday, May 9
9 AM - 11 AM
2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
Entrance on 21 Street and Collins Avenue

If you're unable to get food, please  visit and use the agency locator to find a food pantry in your zip code.
Mondays with Micky
Join Vice-Mayor Micky Steinberg and co-host Commissioner David Richardson on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 3 p.m. for a Virtual Mondays with Micky to discuss the 2020 Legislative Session Update featuring Senator Jason Pizzo and Representative Michael Grieco.

To participate, join the webinar here:

Or via telephone by dialing in at 312.626.6799 or 888.475.4499    (Toll Free).
Webinar ID: 826 3914 5348
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board will meet  Tuesday,  May 12  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   301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (toll free)  . The Webinar ID is   885 3915 7104 . Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Commission Meeting
The next Commission meeting is being held this upcoming  Wednesday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m.   and will be televised on MBTV and streamed live on   FacebookThe Commission Chambers will be closed to the public. You can watch it via Zoom at

  • How to provide spoken public comment during the City Commission Meeting: The public may provide spoken comment by dialing telephone 301.715.8592 or 1.888.475.4499 (Toll Free). The Webinar ID is 884 7252 6207#. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.

  • How to submit written public comment before the City Commission Meeting: The public may submit written comments by sending an email to by 5 p.m. the day before the Commission Meeting. Please identify the Agenda Item Number in the email subject line. Emails received will be forwarded to the Mayor and Commissioners and will be included as a part of the meeting record.
Parental Resources

Online Program for Kids Entering Kindergarten this Fall
The Children’s Movement has connected with  to provide all Miami-Dade children entering Kindergarten in fall 2020 with a FREE condensed and very useful version of a high-quality kindergarten readiness program called  Waterford Upstart . You can read more about the program  here.

Summer Volunteer Options for High Schoolers, College Youth & Beyond
Below are some opportunities for high school aged children and college youth to participate in remote volunteer opportunities.

  • Crisis Text Line: Participate as a free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. You can commit to volunteering four hours each week and you can be trained for free.
  • Crowdfight COVID-19: Provide help for research tasks to accelerate COVID-19 research.
  • Translators Without Borders: If you are fluent in more than one language, use your knowledge to participate in humanitarian aid.
  • Upchieve: Tutoring low income high school students online in math and science.
  • Volunteer Match: Virtual tutoring organizations, as well as other virtual opportunities.
Face Coverings
 Face coverings  MUST be worn at all essential retail and commercial businesses, open parks, and 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.

Click here for a full listing of open parks and recreational facilities.

 Click here to learn how you can easily make your own face covering.
Building Department Trainings
Please join us to discuss the upcoming changes in the Building Department. You can join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Building Department Innovations | Tuesday, May 12 from 2 PM - 3 PM
Call-in: 1.669.224.3412 | Access Code: 546 953 965

Building Department Online Permits Training | Thursday, May 14 from 2 PM - 3 PM
 Call-in: 1.877.568.4106 (toll free) or 312.757.3129 | Access Code: 602 609 213
Operation Gratitude
Whether they're a first responder keeping us safe, a health care professional nursing us back to health, or a senior who loves us unconditionally, show your love and appreciation for those that care for us.

Join Vice-Mayor Micky Steinberg and the Parks & Recreation Department in sending a letter or drawing illustrating your gratitude and they'll be sure to get it into the right hands!

Please email letters/drawings to

Don't forget to include in the subject line of the email who you would like to send your letter to:
  • Miami Beach First Responder
  • Miami Beach Health Care Professional
  • Miami Beach Senior Citizen
Food Assistance
The City of Miami Beach is now offering food assistance to qualifying residents who have lost their employment and are experiencing food insecurity.

Please visit  to fill out the required form.
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!
Get Counted!
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 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

Don't waive your right to be counted, fill out the Census today. Click here to view the information in Spanish.
 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 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: . We will also post updated messages via email , Nextdoor , Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).