Saturday, June 27, 2020
Late yesterday evening, County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced he will be signing an emergency order today to close all of the beaches in Miami-Dade County starting Friday, July 3, and ending Tuesday, July 7.

The closure may be extended if conditions do not improve and people do not follow "New Normal" rules requiring masks to be worn always inside commercial establishments and outdoors when social distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible. 

With the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and increasing hospitalizations throughout the State of Florida, the city urges you to wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands regularly .

Read more on the latest information from the City of Miami Beach below.
New! Walk-Up Testing Location on Miami Beach

Starting today, the State will be operating a mobile testing site at 12 street and Washington Avenue (by Miami Beach Police headquarters) for the COVID-19 active virus.

A total of 400 tests will be available each day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  The site is walk-up only and no appointments are necessary.

Testing is FREE  and being offered to anyone 18 years or older, regardless of COVID-19 symptoms.
Special Commission Meeting & Planning Board Meeting

On Monday, June 29, the Mayor and City Commission will discuss mask usage and compliance measures at a Virtual Special Commission Meeting set for 10 a.m.

This meeting will be held after the Planning Board Meeting set at 9 a.m.

The Zoom information for both meetings is as follows : . These meetings will also 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   872 1453 8651 . 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 continue to be 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 1,200 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.
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.
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).