Friday, June 5, 2020
Today, the City of Miami Beach has extended its State of Emergency Declaration through June 12, 2020 and amended its Emergency Measures . The city will be allowing the following to reopen per Amendment No. 2 in Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Order (EO) 23-20 , effective June 8, 2020:
  • Gyms, fitness studios, tattoo parlors, massage studios/parlors and summer camps may all re-open subject to EO 23-20 and the guidelines in the County Handbook.
  • Movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses and bowling alleys may reopen if they submit a COVID mitigation plan to the City and County and receive approval.
  • Bars, pubs and nightclubs that are licensed by the State as a public food service establishment may sell food and alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption, pursuant to EO 23-20 and the rules in the Handbook. Standalone bars and nightclubs are still not permitted to reopen, and entertainment is not allowed pursuant to the City’s Emergency Order.

Following the issuance of Amendment 2 to County EO 21-20 , dog parks have reopened, effective today. The city will also allow youth sports to be conducted with certain social distancing and safety rules in place commencing on June 8, 2020.

Additionally, legal short-term rentals licensed by the City of Miami Beach may reopen effective today, subject to the requirements in Miami-Dade County Emergency Order (EO) 24-20 .

Beaches continue to remain closed until Miami-Dade County lifts its curfew and permits them to open.
COVID-19 Rent Assistance
Applications for rent assistance will close today, June 5 at 11:59 p.m. Residents seeking rent assistance can apply online by visiting our online portal , after verifying their eligibility for City funds.

On Monday, June 8, the City will hold a randomized lottery of applications received online. We have launched an online portal for pre-applications for rent assistance.

The City will process rent requests until rent assistance funds are exhausted. Results of the drawing will be posted on the City's website. Applicants must provide hard copies of the following documents and meet income eligibility.
Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution tomorrow, June 6.

Saturday, June 6
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
MDCPS Food Distribution
Miami-Dade County Public Schools will continue to distribute breakfast and lunch meals throughout the summer at Nautilus Middle School.

B eginning Monday, June 8 the grab-and-go meals in our community can be picked up between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

Free meals for kids are also available through  FLIPANY,   Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services  and  Feeding Florida .
Virtual Sustainachella
We continue to bring Virtual Sustainachella to provide the community with the knowledge and tools necessary to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Tuesday, June 9
4 PM - 5 PM
Reduce, reuse and recycle are the 3R's that can help the environment and promote sustainability. Learn about all three actions, the recycling industry, and how you can become a recycling champion during our next Sustainachella. Click  here  to register now and view the line-up of workshops for June.
Virtual Specialty Summer Camp
The Parks and Recreation Department is offering Virtual Specialty Camp programming for Summer 2020! Camp will begin on Monday, June 15, register now, space is limited.

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
Free Antibody Tests Now Available
Antibody tests for COVID-19 are now 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 80 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. Active virus testing also continues daily at this site, with the option of drive through or walk up. Remember, you must wear a face covering and bring a photo ID.
COVID-19 Testing
The COVID-19 testing facility at the Miami Beach Convention Center campus has the capacity for up to 750 tests per day. Testing is FREE and available 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.

Testing for Homebound Residents
The City is now offering in-home COVID-19 testing for  ALL homebound Miami Beach residents  regardless of age. Testing is by appointment only and residents who meet the aforementioned criteria should call the city’s customer service center at 305.604.CITY (2489) to request an appointment.

The customer service center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Since there are a limited number of tests, the city asks that only residents that meet the criteria schedule an appointment. In-home testing for homebound residents is provided by MedRite with the assistance of the Miami Beach Fire Department.
Get Counted!
Now more than ever it's important to get counted! For the first time in Census history, you can now fill out the form online as well as by phone or mail.

Responding is fast, easy, safe and important —  and it’s key to shaping the future of your community.

Visit  and make sure you get counted.
Facial Covering Requirements
 Face coverings  MUST be worn at all retail and commercial businesses. If you are visiting one of our open parks/greenspaces and/or beachwalks/baywalks, you must wear a face covering unless social distancing can be achieved.

This does not apply to children under the age of 2, person's who have trouble breathing due to chronic pre-existing conditions or persons engaged in strenuous physical activity.

All city parks and tennis centers that are currently open close at 8 p.m. South Pointe Park is closed on the weekends.

Click here for a full listing of parks/greenspace openings and view below facial covering requirement details.  Click here to learn how you can easily make your own face covering.
 Customer Service
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
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 a list of frequently asked questions , important resources, impacts to city services and more.
Below is an ongoing summary of updates from the City of Miami Beach.

Miami Beach Resource Center
Has your business or job been impacted by coronavarius pandemic? The City of Miami Beach is here to help! Please email your contact information and inquiry to and one of our resource agents will assist you.
You can also view some helpful tools and resources for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on Governor DeSantis' Florida Small Business Emergency Loan Program and more on our dedicated business portal .

Meals for Seniors
If you are a senior citizen 60 years or older and are having problems getting meals, please call Miami-Dade County’s 311 Call Center between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m . and you will be immediately patched in with their Emergency Operations Center to get you the meals or other services that you may need. If you are not a senior, we still encourage you to share this message with any senior you may know.

Stay Informed
The City of Miami Beach remains committed to ensuring the safety and public health of our residents, visitors and local businesses. As the information is changing rapidly pertaining to COVID-19, the administration is conducting daily interdepartmental calls to monitor the progression of novel coronavirus COVID-19 to ensure that we stay informed and respond when needed. We are also closely following the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH).

For updated information on the city’s efforts, please visit: . We will also post updated messages via email , Nextdoor , Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).