Thursday, July 30, 2020
The City Manager has extended the city’s  State of Emergency Declaration  and  Emergency Measures  through  August 5, 2020. Additionally, the curfew in the Mixed Use Entertainment District (MXE) and Washington Avenue has reverted to 10 p.m. pursuant to the County curfew.

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.
COVID-19 & Antibody Testing

UPDATE: Due to expected inclement weather, both COVID-19 testing sites at the Miami Beach Convention Center and 73 Street/Ocean Terrace will close at 5 p.m. TODAY , July 30.

The sites hope to resume testing by Tuesday, August 4.

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.
Mask Up Miami Beach
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.

Free masks are being provided at all Miami-Dade Public Libraries.

We urge everyone to also continue practicing social distancing and meticulously wash your hands regularly.
Shift of Miami-Dade Transit Bus Stops
As the city implements the Washington Avenue Social Distancing Plan, Miami-Dade Transit operations will be shifted from Washington Avenue to Collins Avenue as of Monday, August 3, 2020. Alternative bus stops will be implemented on Collins Avenue between 5 Street and Lincoln Road.  

The Washington Avenue Social Distancing Plan partially closes Washington Avenue to vehicular traffic to create a pedestrian and bicycle boulevard that meets the needs of the community, businesses and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wasteful Weekend/ Bulk Trash Pickup
Wasteful weekend bulk trash drop-off has been canceled due to expected inclement weather. Please do not place any bulk trash items outside as they can become projectiles in high wind. At this time, Waste Connections will NOT be scheduling any new bulk waste pick-up for properties until further notice.

Scheduled garbage pick up will continue as planned.
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation 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.
Virtual Culture
Celebrating 35 years as Miami’s ballet company,  Miami City Ballet  dancers have headed back to where it all started — on Lincoln Road in a new pop-up studio space!

To commemorate their 35th Anniversary, MCB dancers are training where it all began — on Lincoln Road in a new pop-up studio space. The iconic Lincoln Road was MCB’s original studio location and home in 1986, a place where the community still recalls some of the company’s earliest memories.

Everyone is welcome to pop by  744 Lincoln Road  , corner of Meridian Avenue, to catch a glimpse of the extraordinary MCB dancers as they train and practice (while observing safe social distancing rules), and view window displays of dazzling costumes from some of MCB’s most splendid and seminal productions. Learn more in this week's virtual culture guide here .
Hotel Isolation Program
Miami-Dade County has expanded its hotel network for people who need temporary lodging to isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic because they either have tested positive or risk exposure in their households.

The number to call for this free County service is  305.614.1716   between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution Saturday, August 1.

Saturday, August 1
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
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.
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
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 .
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:  iamelectionready.org
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).