Wednesday, July 1, 2020
As South Florida continues to experience rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, the City of Miami Beach has extended its   State of Emergency  and updated its  Emergency Measures  t o include the following amendments effective, July 2 at 12:01 a.m.:

  • The establishment of a citywide curfew from 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m., with exceptions including fire, police, and hospital personnel, including the transportation of patients thereto, utility emergency repairs, emergency calls by physicians, essential travel for medical services, treatment, or medication, and food delivery services.

  • All retail stores, including package liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, and gasoline service/filling stations, which offer for sale any alcoholic beverage(s), (including, but not limited to, liquor, beer, or wine) for off-premises consumption SHALL BE PROHIBITED from selling any alcoholic beverage(s) after 8 p.m each day in ALL ZONING DISTRICTS.

  • All restaurants must close for dine-in and take-out between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. Only delivery services are permitted between these hours.

Additionally, Miami-Dade County Order 25-20, requires that hotels must close their pools between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. starting Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6. Click here  to read the County’s full order.
Virtual Culture
Coral Morphologic is the leading creator of innovative underwater media chronicling Earth's imperiled coral reefs. Its unique methodology blends science and art in a way that enamors popular culture with the beauty of coral while inspiring the next generation to restore the reefs and protect the planet. 

The Coral City Camera   is an underwater camera streaming live from an urban coral reef in Miami, Florida. The CCC is a public art and scientific research project by  Coral Morphologic   produced with  Bridge Initiative   and  Bas Fisher Invitational. View other virtual cultural happenings here.
Celebrate a Virtual 4th of July
While the City of Miami Beach’s traditional Independence Day 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).

As a reminder, per Miami-Dade County Order, all beaches will close in the County over the holiday weekend, 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. 
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
Safety for All
A ll persons in public spaces and places, both indoors and outdoors, must wear a face covering if social distancing of 6 feet is not being achieved. Any person not wearing a facial covering is subject to a $50 civil fine. Click here to read the city’s amended Emergency Measures.

Now is NOT the time to let our guards down on proactive safety measures. We all need to be vigilant in doing the following:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • 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
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).