Monday, June 22, 2020
Today, the City of Miami Beach has amended its  Emergency Measures  to include a new provision for establishments that fail to comply with the City’s Order and/or Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Order 23-20.

The additional measure, which was added to be consistent with the County Order, allows for the City to immediately close an establishment they find violating Orders and businesses are only permitted to reopen upon:
 
  1. Taking 24 hours to review and ensure compliance with the Emergency Orders, and taking all necessary measures to ensure full compliance with those requirements set forth; and 
  2. Executing an attestation — demonstrating that the establishment has ensured its compliance and has completed the necessary measures that must be taken for proper operation pursuant to the Orders. The executed attestation must be sent to the City and County. 

Message from the Mayor
View today's message from Mayor Dan Gelber below and read it in Spanish here .
2020 Primary Election
Primary elections are just around the corner! Don't wait until August 18 to cast your vote. To protect your health and safety, you can vote by mail. If you prefer to vote in-person, you can go to one of the 23 early voting locations throughout Miami-Dade County.

Remember, check your voting location before heading to the polls on Election Day!

Be informed. Be involved. Be election ready.

For more information on the three ways to vote, call 311 or visit: iamelectionready.org
Planning Board Meeting
The Planning Board will  meet  tomorrow, June 23  at 9 a.m.  virtually via Zoom her e:  http://us02web.zoom.us/j/83808172247 . 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 838 0817 2247. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
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
Commission Meeting
The next Commission meeting is being held on  Wednesday, June 24 at 8:30 a.m.   and will be televised on MBTV and streamed live on  Facebook.

The Commission Chambers will be closed to the public, but you can watch both meetings via Zoom at   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81226962383

  • How to provide spoken public comment during the City Commission Meeting: The public may provide spoken comment by dialing telephone 312.626.6799 or 888.475.4499 (Toll Free). The Webinar ID is 812 2696 2383#. 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 CityClerk@miamibeachfl.gov 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.
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 24.

Wednesday, June 24
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
Personal responsibility is of the utmost importance as we deal with COVID-19. 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 .
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 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.


Pediatric Mobile Clinic
The University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic is now offering FREE COVID-19 testing for children of all ages.

Testing is done by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To to book an appointment, please call 305.243.2049.
Virtual Specialty Summer Camp
The Parks and Recreation Department is offering Virtual Specialty Camp programming for summer 2020!

From coding, dance camp to fine arts, we have something for everyone. For detailed scheduling information, click here. To register, visit register.miamibeachparks.com
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).