Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Miami Beach’s backyard is finally reopening after a 12-week closure.

Starting tomorrow, residents and visitors can once again enjoy our seven mile stretch of beautiful sun and sand. Beaches will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the following COVID-19 safety measures in place:
  • Facial coverings must always be readily available and are required for use in bathrooms, at concessions or when social distancing cannot be achieved (except for members of the same household)
  • Social distancing will be enforced and groups of 10 or more are prohibited
  • No use of exercise equipment or playgrounds; no shared equipment, organized activities, sports or classes; no special events or group picnics
  • No fishing, pets on the beach, floats, tents/canopies nor coolers 
  • Visit www.miamibeachfl.gov/reopening/beaches/ for additional details 

Over 100 social distancing ambassadors will be deployed on the beach daily for the next few weeks to ensure patrons are following the aforementioned measures. The city has also partnered with several local, environmental non-profits to take a creative approach in spreading the message of keeping the beaches clean.

You'll spot our environmental crusaders from Clean Miami Beach, Debris Free Oceans, Surfrider Foundation and VolunteerCleanup.org as they'll be walking the beach to remind all beachgoers to respect the sand and environment.

Want to conduct a cleanup yourself? Visit our website to view step-by-step instructions on how you can carry out solitary cleanups safely, www.mbrisingabove.com/cleanup .
North Beach Drive-Thru Food Distribution
South Florida Seniors in Action, Farm Share and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution tomorrow, June 10.

Wednesday, June 10
1 PM - 3 PM
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
Summer Camp Update
The Parks and Recreation Department will be opening an extremely limited number of slots for the 2020 Summer Camp.

Limited vacancies may be specific to the child's grade, gender and camp location.

Selections for these available slots will be determined by a computer-based lottery system. Lottery selections will be random and based on the specific qualifications for each vacancy.

Registration will open on Thursday, June 11 at 8 a.m. and close at midnight. Please visit register.miamibeachparks.com .

Virtual Specialty Summer Camp
The Parks and Recreation Department is offering Virtual Specialty Camp programming for summer 2020! 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 register.miamibeachparks.com
COVID-19 & Antibody Tests 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. The COVID-19 testing facility 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  my2020census.gov  and make sure you get 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 a list of frequently asked questions , 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).