Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Ensuring the safety and health of Miami Beach residents and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic remains the city’s most important objective. We also continue to urge everyone to do their part to help contain the spread of COVID-19, which includes exercising social distancing, wearing face coverings and washing hands.
Message from the Mayor
View today's message from Mayor Dan Gelber below and read it in Spanish  here .
Prevention Starts With You
  • Wash 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:

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, you can learn more about prevention and treatment by visiting the CDC website .
North Beach Drive-Thru Food Distribution
South Florida Seniors in Action, Farm Share and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution on Wednesday, June 17 at a new time .

Tomorrow, June 17
9 AM - 11 AM
8700 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

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.

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    www.miamibeachfl.gov/food
Neighborhood & Life Committee Meeting
The Neighborhood and Quality of Life Committee will  meet  tomorrow, June 17  at 8:30 a.m.   virtually via Zoom her e:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81069889534. 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  810 6988 9534 . Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
COVID-19 & Antibody Tests Available
Both active virus COVID-19 and antibody tests are available at the Miami Beach Convention Center testing facility located on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive.

The drive-through antibody testing is being conducted daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with  a new capacity of 300 antibody tests per day . Results are typically provided within one hour.

The active virus COVID-19 test is available as both drive-through or walk up daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with a capacity of 750 of these tests.

Testing is FREE  and being offered 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.

Testing for Homebound Residents
The City offers in-home COVID-19 testing for  ALL homebound Miami Beach residents  regardless of age. Testing is by appointment only and residents who meet the aforementioned 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 residents 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.
Summer Food Service Program
Monday through Friday, children can receive a FREE lunch and a snack at various locations on Miami Beach thanks to the Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department.

Lunch is served from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Snacks are served from 3 PM - 4 PM

Locations include:
  • North Shore Park Youth Center
  • Nautilus Middle School
  • Muss Park
  • Scott Rakow Youth Center

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is also continuing to distribute breakfast and lunch meals throughout the summer at Nautilus Middle School. Grab-and-go meals in our community can be picked up between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays only.
Tot Time
The smallest members of your family deserve some tot time this summer!

Register your children, ages 3 to 4, for the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Tot Time Summer Program.

Camp Dates
Monday - Friday | Now through August 7

South Pointe Park
Normandy Isle Park
Stillwater Park

For more information, call 305.673.7730 or email cmbsummer2020@miamibeachfl.gov. To register, visit register.miamibeachparks.com, space is limited.
Virtual Specialty Summer Camp
The Parks and Recreation Department is offering Virtual Specialty Camp programming for summer 2020! Register now, space is limited.

Offerings include:
  • Coding & Startup Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Coding with Scratch
  • Culinary Kids
  • Dance Camp (beginners, intermediate and advanced sessions)
  • Fine Art Camp (beginner and advanced sessions)
  • Introduction to Python & Machine Learning
  • Jr. Fire Camp
  • Krafty Kidz
  • Mad Scientists
  • Yoga, Zumba, Cheer & Hip Hop

For detailed scheduling information, click here. To register, visit register.miamibeachparks.com
Get Counted!
Now more than ever it's important to 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  my2020census.gov  and make sure you get counted.
Stay Informed
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 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. We will also post updated messages via email, Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).