Monday, June 29, 2020

Additionally, effective at 11:59 p.m. tonight, per Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 23-20 all establishments that are licensed to serve alcoholic beverages, MUST cease the sale of those alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. each day; and hookah lounges shall remain closed.

As a reminder, per Miami-Dade County Order, all beaches will close in the County commencing on Friday, July 3 and extending through Monday, July 6, 2020. Beaches will reopen on Tuesday, July 7. Click here to read the full order.  

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 continues to  urge you to wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands regularly . Now is NOT the time to let our guards down on proactive safety measures.

Read more on the latest information from the City of Miami Beach below.

Message from the Mayor
View today's message from Mayor Dan Gelber below and read it in Spanish  here .
Safety for All
Personal responsibility is of the utmost importance as we deal with COVID-19. We NEED 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 .
Land Use & Sustainability Meeting

The next virtual Land Use and Sustainability board meeting is being held  tomorrow, June 30 at 8 a.m.  and will be televised on MBTV and streamed live on  Facebook.

The Zoom information for both meetings is as follows : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88655286334 . 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  929.205.6099 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webinar ID is 886 5528 6334. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
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, July 1.

Wednesday, July 1
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
Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution on Saturday, July 4.

Saturday, July 4
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
Celebrate a Virtual 4th of July
While the City of Miami Beach’s traditional July 4th festivities have been canceled, we are still celebrating!

Check out a variety of virtual activities your entire family can partake in as we celebrate Independence Day and catch a virtual fireworks display on MBTV (Channels 660 on Atlantic Broadband or 99 on AT&T U-Verse).
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 1,200 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.

The State of Florida is also operating a  mobile COVID-19 testing site at 12 Street and Washington Avenue  (by Miami Beach Police headquarters). 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 at both sites 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 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.
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.
Stay Informed
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.

Visit our dedicated, city-related coronavirus webpage 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. Our next connect with us through social media via email, Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).