Monday, July 27, 2020
The City Manager has extended the city’s  State of Emergency Declaration  and  Emergency Measures  through  July 29, 2020 .
 
Any violation of the emergency measures shall subject the individual, operator, business entity, or organization to arrest and criminal prosecution pursuant to Section 26-36 and Section 1-14 of the City Code. Furthermore, any violation of the provisions of this Order may subject an operator, business entity, or organization to the closure of the establishment for a period of at least 24 hours, or through the duration of the State of Emergency.

Reminder, Miami Beach Police and Code Officers are giving out $50 civil citations for anyone not wearing a facial covering while in a public place or space.

We urge everyone to also continue practicing social distancing and meticulously wash your hands regularly. 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.
Washington Avenue Social Distancing Plan
Following close coordination and planning with the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), the city has developed a plan to partially close Washington Avenue to vehicular traffic and create a pedestrian and bicycle boulevard that meets the needs of the community, businesses and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning this week, the city will re-stripe portions of Washington Avenue to better assist restaurants with outside seating needs. The traffic pattern on Washington Avenue between 5 - 16 streets will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Restaurants can expand using the existing sidewalks and parking lanes. This measure will also activate additional space for walkers, joggers, cyclists, skaters and other outdoor activities.
Weekly Chamber Chat with Mayor Gelber
Every Tuesday, Mayor Gelber will join the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce to provide the latest news regarding our city.

Tuesday, July 28
9 AM - 9:15 AM

This meeting will be available to the first 100 people. Anyone unable to join the Zoom meeting can view it live via the Chamber's Facebook page.

To pre-register, click here . To watch it on Facebook tomorrow, click here .
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 28.

Tuesday, July 28
9 AM - 11 AM
North Shore Park | South Side Parking Lot
501 72 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.
Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Join Commissioner Steven Meiner for a virtual Town Hall Meeting to discuss public safety and preview the Wednesday, July 29 Commission Meeting.

Tuesday, July 28
5:30 PM
To participate/provide comment, join via webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85436672844

Or via telephone: 301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (toll free), Webinar ID: 854 3667 2844
Commission Meeting
The next Commission meeting is being held  Wednesday, July 29 at 8:30 a.m.  and will be televised on MBTV and streamed live on  Facebook.

The Commission Chambers will be closed to the public, but you can watch both meetings via Zoom at   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85224811868

  • How to provide spoken public comment during the City Commission Meeting: The public may provide spoken comment by dialing telephone 312.626.6799 or 888.475.4499 (Toll Free). The Webinar ID is 852 2481 1868#. 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 CityClerk@miamibeachfl.gov 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.
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 29.

Wednesday, July 29
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
Land Use & Sustainability Meeting
The Land Use & Sustainability Board will  meet  Friday, Jul y 31  at 8 a.m.  virtually via Zoom her e:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83164285734The 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   301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webina r ID is 831 6428 5734. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Residents Facing the Possibility of Eviction or Foreclosure Proceedings
If you feel that you are being evicted unfairly or in violation of your lease, there are available resources to help guide you through this process and inform you of your legal rights and options. Dade Legal Aid, founded in 1949, offers pro bono, free legal advice to financially qualified persons who may be in need of assistance due to pending eviction or foreclosure proceedings.

All requests for assistance must be made by appointment. The Dade Legal Aid can be contacted at 305.579.5733. They are located at 123 NW 1 Avenue, Miami, FL 33128, across from the historic Miami-Dade County Courthouse. They are accessible by public transit from Miami Beach on both the 120 Beach MAX & 119 S bus routes. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More information can be found on their website  here .
Virtual Specialty Summer Camp
If you're looking for an alternative to in-person 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  register.miamibeachparks.com
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 on how you can donate today.
COVID-19 & Antibody Testing

Walk-Up Testing
The walk-up COVID-19 testing is located at 73 Street and Ocean Terrace from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Once you check-in, there is no need to stand in a line, you will receive a text message advising when the nurse is ready for you.

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 .

Visit our 'Testing' tab to view detailed information on all testing locations, including testing at the Hard Rock Stadium and homebound testing and further details.
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. Or connect with us through social media via email, Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).