Thursday, June 18, 2020
The City of Miami Beach is committed to keeping our residents, businesses and visitors informed as we navigate this global pandemic together. Read the latest information below on the city's efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
As coronavirus cases are spiking across the nation, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) confirmed this morning that there are an additional 3,207 cases of COVID-19, setting a state record for the highest daily total since FDOH began tracking.
 
Personal responsibility is of the utmost importance.   The city urges everyone to do their part in stopping the spread of this deadly virus, including:
  • 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
  • Social distancing with members outside of your household
  • Wearing a face covering
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Taking personal responsibility. If you are sick with a fever, cough or viral symptoms, please stay away from others, including the work environment and crowded area
 
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, you can learn more about prevention and treatment by visiting the CDC website .
Parks Facility Updates
The Normandy and Flamingo pools will be available for open swim starting tomorrow, June 19. Operating hours will be Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additional restrictions can be found below:
  • Open swim time is limited to one hour. Time can be increased if no patrons are waiting
  • No groups of 10 or more will be allowed and all patrons must maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times
  • Face coverings must be worn while entering and exiting the facility and whenever social distancing cannot be maintained. No facial coverings shall be worn in the water.
  • Sunbathing is not permitted
  • Water playgrounds remain closed

The Ice Skating Rink at the Scott Rakow Youth Center will reopen on Monday, June 22 with the following hours and restrictions in place:
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday: 12 PM – 7:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 12 PM – 7:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM – 7:45 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM – 7:45 PM
  • Friday: 12 PM – 7:45 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 11 AM – 7:45 PM
  • No groups of 10 or more will be allowed and all patrons must maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times
  • Face coverings must be worn while entering and exiting the facility and whenever social distancing cannot be maintained
  • Participants are advised to bring their own equipment such as skates, gloves, hockey sticks, etc.
  • Bring your own water bottle (water fountains will not be available)
  • Restroom usage is for ice rink patrons only
  • Ice rink patrons are not permitted inside the Scott Rakow Youth Center
  • The facility usage will be limited to reduced programming and capacity restrictions

For more information, please call 305.673.7767 or visit the Parks and Recreation website at   www.miamibeachparks.com .
Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution on Saturday, June 20.

Saturday, June 20
9 AM - 11 AM
2100 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
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 providing a preview of the Wednesday, June 24 Commission Meeting 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!

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
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. Visit the testing tab on our dedicated Coronavirus webpage to learn more about homebound testing.
Get Counted
Did you know i t is required of everyone to take the census? 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  my2020census.gov   and make sure our community gets 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).