Wednesday, June 17, 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.
Get Counted
Today is the National Census Day of Action! The U.S. Census takes place every 10 years and counts every person living in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

It is required of everyone to take it. For the first time in Census history, you can now fill out the form online as well as by phone or mail. The Census provides essential data that will impact our community for the next 10 years. The data has a direct impact on your quality of life and your representation in all levels of government from guiding how federal funding is distributed for disaster response to various public services.

Now more than ever it's important to get counted! So call up your friends and neighbors and ask them to visit   and make sure our community gets counted.
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 .
Virtual Culture
Richie Hell transcends the terrestrial with his psychedelic take on intercontinental rhythms and uplifting mantric live shows.

With three EPs released and a full-length LP out this summer, Richie Hell is ready to soundtrack a global dance party in partnership with the Rhythm Foundation!

Learn more about this virtual culture event and others happening across our city in this week's Virtual Culture Guide .
Mondays with Micky
Vice-Mayor Micky Steinberg will host a virtual Mondays with Micky conversation on Monday, June 22 at 3 p.m. to chat about hurricane preparedness and emergency management during COVID-19.

Monday, June 22
3 PM

Or call in at 401.715.8592 or 877.853.5257 (toll free), Webinar ID: 896 1705 6627
Virtual Town Hall
Join Commissioner Steven Meiner for a Virtual Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m. Commissioner Meiner will be discussing the city returning back to business and answering your questions.

Tuesday, June 23
5:30 PM

Or call in at 301.715.8592 or 877.853.5257 (toll free), Webinar ID: 833 1475 0611
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
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 To register, visit, space is limited.
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.
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 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 We will also post updated messages via email, Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).