Monday, July 20, 2020
Ensuring the safety and health of Miami Beach residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic remains the city’s most important objective. The Countywide curfew for the remainder of the city, excluding the 8 p.m. curfew for the South Beach Entertainment District, remains in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.

UPDATE : Out of an abundance of caution, due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 throughout South Florida, the Parks and Recreation Department will be closing its summer camp sites effective Monday, July 27, 2020.

Additionally, the testing site at the Miami Beach Convention Center will now begin testing for children ages 5 and up .

As a reminder, all persons in public spaces and places, both indoors and outdoors, are required to wear facial coverings , as defined in the County’s EO 20-20, as amended. Any person not wearing a facial covering is subject to a $50 civil fine.

We urge everyone to also continue practicing social distancing and meticulously wash your hands regularly.
COVID-19 & Antibody Testing

Walk-Up Testing
The walk-up testing located in the parking lot at 21 Street and Collins Avenue has moved to 73 Street and Ocean Terrace from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Once you check-in, you can return to your vehicle or move away from the mobile testing unit for your own protection and to ensure social distancing. There is no need to stand in a line, you will receive a text message advising when the nurse is ready for you.

*NEW* Miami Beach Convention Center Testing Site
Both the COVID-19 active virus and antibody tests continue to be available at the Miami Beach Convention Center testing facility located on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. The COVID-19 drive-thru and walk-up testing site is available daily, including weekends, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is now available for children ages 5 and up . Please note , drive-thru testing wait times can be up to four hours. We encourage you to have a full tank of gas and bring water, snacks and anything you may need to prepare for a long wait. Visit our 'Testing' tab to view additional information.

Self-Swab Lanes at Hard Rock Testing Location
The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) state-supported drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Hard Rock Stadium is now offering separate, observed self-swab lanes to symptomatic individuals to reduce wait time at testing sites and to expedite their test results, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

At this site, symptomatic individuals will be directed to a separate lane for testing and will be provided an observed, self-swab test under the supervision of a health care professional. Observed self-swab tests will be offered to those 5 years of age and older with symptoms of COVID-19. Results from the self-swab test will be sent to a separate lab and will be available within 72 hours via e-mail. The Hard Rock Stadium will be able to conduct up to 500 self-swabbing tests per day.
Miami-Dade County Help Line
Residents who need temporary hotel rooms to isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic can call a new “help line” for assistance. The number to call is 305.614.1716 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

Throughout the pandemic, the County has been providing hotel rooms to healthcare workers, first responders and homeless individuals, among others, who need to isolate for short periods. The County is also providing isolation rooms at hotels for patients recommended by the Florida Department of Health and area hospitals.

The new “help line” expands the program to residents — with or without symptoms— needing to isolate from family members while they wait for test results, as well as those who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive.
Miami-Dade County Emergency Rental
Assistance Program - EXTENDED
The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), created by the Miami-Dade County Commissioners has extended the application until Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m.
The ERAP will assist eligible residents in Miami-Dade who earn no more than 80 percent of the County area median income (AMI) according to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines, currently have a written lease, are not a participant in other rental assistance programs, and have documentation showing that their household’s income was impacted by COVID-19. To submit an application, visit:  .
Walk-Up Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host a walk-up food distribution for those without a vehicle tomorrow, July 21.

Tuesday, July 21
9 AM - 11 AM
South Shore Community Center
833 6 Street
Miami Beach, FL

To ensure your safety, attendees must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Everyone must wear a face covering that completely covers their nose and mouth. If you do not have a face mask, one will be provided.

The food distribution is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.
Land Use & Sustainability Meeting
The Land Use & Sustainability board will  meet tomorrow , July 21  at 8 a.m.  virtually via Zoom   her e: The meeting will 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 867 2617 4642 . 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 Wednesday, July 22.

Wednesday, July 22
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
Design Review Board Meeting
The Design Review Board will  meet on  Wednesday, July 22  at 9 a.m.  virtually via Zoom   her e: The meeting will 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 823 4687 8643 . Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Meet the Candidates: District 3 Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Meet the District 3 School Board Candidates for Miami-Dade County Public Schools during a live webinar on Wednesday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Our local Miami-Dade County Public School Board member, Dr. Marty Karp, will be ending his 16-year term of office and there are five candidates for his seat.

Wednesday, July 22
10 AM - 11 AM
To register, click here .

Candidates include, Lucia Baez-Geller, Dr.Raquel Bild-Libbin, Marcella Gomez-Bogomolni, Joshua Levy and Russ Rywell

The panel will be moderated by Michael Putney, Senior Political Reporter, Local 10 and columnist for Miami Herald.

We invite residents to participate and have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates through the Chat Room.
Commission & Finance and Economic Resiliency Meetings
The next Commission meeting is being held  Friday, June 24 at 9 a.m.   and will be televised on MBTV and streamed live on   Facebook  .

The Finance and Economic Resiliency Meeting will follow at 10 a.m.

The Commission Chambers will be closed to the public, but you can watch both meetings via Zoom at

  • How to provide spoken public comment during the City Commission Meeting: The public may provide spoken comment by dialing telephone 301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (Toll Free). The Webinar ID is 873 4399 9500#. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.

  • How to submit written public comment before the City Commission Meeting: The public may submit written comments by sending an email to by 5 p.m. the day before the Commission Meeting. Please identify the Agenda Item Number in the email subject line. Emails received will be forwarded to the Mayor and Commissioners and will be included as a part of the meeting record.
Virtual Specialty Summer Camp
The Parks and Recreation Department is still offering Virtual Specialty Camp programming for summer 2020!

Offerings include:
  • Coding Camp
  • Dance Camp
  • Fine Arts Camp
  • Yoga, Zumba, Cheer & Hip Hop Camp

For detailed scheduling information,  click here. To register, visit
Plasma Donation
As the number of COVID-19 infections rise in Florida, hospitals are facing critical shortages of convalescent plasma for treatment. OneBlood is working with the public and physicians to coordinate the delivery of potential lifesaving COVID-19 convalescent plasma to those in need.
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.
2020 Primary Election
Early voting for the Primary Election will take place from August 3 through August 16. The two early voting locations in Miami Beach are as follows:

  • Miami Beach City Hall | 1700 Convention Center Drive
  • North Shore Branch Library | 7501 Collins Avenue

Primary elections will take place on Tuesday, August 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Don't wait until August 18 to cast your vote. To protect your health and safety, you can vote by mail. If you prefer to vote in-person, you can go to one of the 23 early voting locations throughout Miami-Dade County.

Remember, check your voting location before heading to the polls on Election Day! Be informed. Be involved. Be election ready.

For more information on the three ways to vote, call 311 or visit:
Stay Informed
Now more than ever it's important to get counted! So call up your friends and neighbors and ask them to visit  and make sure our community gets counted.

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