Thursday, June 25, 2020
The City Manager has extended the city’s State of Emergency Declaration and Emergency Measures through July 1, 2020.

Any violation of the emergency measure shall subject the individual, operator, business entity, or organization to arrest and criminal prosecution pursuant to Section 26-36 and Section 1-14 of the City Code. Furthermore, any violation of the provisions of this Order may subject an operator, business entity, or organization to the closure of the establishment for a period of at least 24 hours, or through the duration of the State of Emergency.

As the State of Florida has seen a steady increase in cases, w e urge you to remember to wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands regularly .

Learn more about City of Miami Beach efforts below.
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 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 new capacity of 1,000 of these tests.

The drive-through antibody testing is also 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.

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.
Last Day to Submit Application Form for City of Miami Beach Small Business Grant
We are accepting applications for the city's grant aimed at Miami Beach small businesses affected by the pandemic. The program aims to avoid job losses and assist those small businesses affected by emergency orders and business closures by providing working capital to help retain jobs held by low-income residents.


How to Apply
To apply for the Miami Beach Small Business Grant,  click here. Tomorrow, June 26 at 5 p.m. is the LAST DAY applications are being accepted.  Following screening for eligibility, applicants will be entered in either one of two lottery drawings:

  • (1) businesses participating in the MB Standard program
  • (2) businesses who are not participating in the program

For more information about MB Standard,  click here  or visit  MBbiz.com  . Following expiration of the application window, award recipients will be randomly selected by lottery until program funding is depleted. If a business fails to meet eligibility requirements, the business will be disqualified from consideration.
Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution on Saturday, June 27.

Saturday, June 27
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
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
OneBlood Donation
OneBlood is working with the public and physicians to coordinate the delivery of potential lifesaving COVID-19 convalescent plasma to those in need. People who have recovered from coronavirus infection have developed antibodies to the virus that remain in the plasma portion of their blood.
 
Transfusing the plasma that contains the antibodies into a person still fighting the virus can provide a boost to the patient’s immune system and potentially help them recover. Click  here  to learn more and how you can donate today.
Safety for All
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 .
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
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.
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).