Tuesday, July 7, 2020
The City of Miami Beach is committed to keeping our residents, businesses and visitors informed as we navigate this global pandemic together. The 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. countywide curfew remains in effect  with exceptions for essential workers and for people who have a religious obligation.

Read more on the latest information below on the city's efforts to curb COVID-19.
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.
North Beach Drive-Thru Food Distribution
south Florida Seniors in Action, Farm Share Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host their weekly drive-thru food distribution tomorrow, July 8.

Wednesday, July 8
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
COVID-19 & Antibody Testing

Miami Beach Convention Center Testing Site
Both the COVID-19 active virus and antibody tests are available at the Miami Beach Convention Center testing facility located on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. The testing capability for the active virus is 1,200 tests per day and the antibody testing has a capacity of 300 tests per day. Antibody results are typically provided within one hour while active virus results take a few days.

The COVID-19 drive-thru and walk-up testing site is available daily, including weekends, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 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.

Walk-Up Testing
The walk-up testing site at 42 Street between Prairie and Royal Palm Avenue will move to the parking lot at 21 Street and Collins Avenue beginning Thursday, July 9 at 9 a.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.

This Saturday, July 11, testing will begin at 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., with the weekly food drive taking place in same area.
 
A total of 400 tests are available each day at this site between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

At both testing site locations, appointments are not necessary and testing is FREE and offered to anyone 18 years or older, regardless of COVID-19 symptoms.
Face Coverings
All persons in public spaces and places, both indoors and outdoors, shall be 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.
 
Learn more about face coverings on our dedicated coronavirus webpage here .
Prepworks for SAT/ACT
Prepworks in partners hip with the City of Miami Beach are proud to provide online prep programs for the SAT and ACT for all Miami Beach youth residents. Prepworks is expanding free temporary access to online adaptive programs which i ncludes: practice tests, performance level specific modules, reports and virtual office hours.
 
Access is available now through August 31, 2020. To access:
  • Visit https://els.prepworks.com/mylogin/register
  • Enter code: MB_CV2020
  • Type in name and email, this email will become your username (please note your course will appear 24 hours after registration)
  • Go to: els.prepworks.com
  • Username: type in your email
  • Password: changeme (create your private password)
 
This is a self paced course, begin by taking Practice Test #1. Complete modules in SAT or ACT Math and English each week leading up to your official test. If you need help, email   support@prepworks.com
Virtual Sustainachella
We continue to bring Virtual Sustainachella to provide the community with the knowledge and tools necessary to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Thursday, July 9
4 PM - 5 PM
Dolphins are one of the most well-known and loved marine mammals that inhabit our coastal waters. Join experts during this workshop to learn more about this unique species. Click  here  to register now.
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).