Tuesday, August 11, 2020
We continue to provide our residents and businesses with the latest updates from the City of Miami Beach during this pandemic. We urge you to wear a mask in public, practice social distancing and wash your hands regularly. Learn more about City of Miami Beach efforts below.
M-DCPS Reopening Guide Now Available
In an effort to provide families and the community with comprehensive information regarding the reopening of schools, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has developed a new, helpful resource called Reopen SMART/Return SAFE: A Guide to the Reopening of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

The guide outlines the instructional models, processes and procedures that will be implemented and expanded upon for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. In addition to details related to the M-DCPS distance learning model, My School Online (MSO) and the Schoolhouse Model, the guide also includes resources related to new student registration, student vaccinations, Internet access assistance, bullying prevention, resources for homeless students, graduation requirements and other useful information for the start of this new school year.

The guide is posted on the District’s Reopening page, reopening.dadeschools.net, where it may be viewed or downloaded. Spanish and Haitian-Creole versions will be posted in the coming days. Additional resources for families will also soon be posted online, including an updated list of Frequently Asked Questions, a Back-to-School checklist and information on the District’s weeklong virtual orientation for students and parents and the Week of Welcome.
North Beach Drive-Thru Food Distribution
South Florida Seniors in Action, Farm Share and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution tomorrow, August 12.

Wednesday, August 12
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

Walk-Up Testing
For a short wait time, visit the walk-up COVID-19 testing site 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 available for 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.
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.
2020 Primary Election
This is the last week to vote early ahead of the Primary Election on Tuesday, August 18.

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

Early voting times vary, click here to view the schedule.

There are 23 early voting locations throughout Miami-Dade County, don't wait until August 18 to cast your vote.

For more information on this election, call 311 or visit: iamelectionready.org
Mask Up Miami Beach
We urge everyone to wear a mask, continue practicing social distancing and meticulously wash hands regularly.

Reminder, Miami Beach Police and Code Compliance 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.

Watch a brief video below on why our residents mask up!
Virtual Specialty Summer Camps
The Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department continue to offer fun and new virtual camps for your kids to enjoy.

Offerings include:
  • Culinary Camp
  • Magic Camp
  • Lego Camp
  • Coding Camp
  • Dance Camp & more

For detailed scheduling information, click here. To register, visit register.miamibeachparks.com
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 for 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).