Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Today, the City Manager has extended the city’s State of Emergency Declaration and Emergency Measures through September 2, 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.

Update from Miami-Dade County
Mayor Gimenez announced yesterday that he will be permitting indoor dining again beginning Monday, August 31. It is expected that indoor dining would be allowed at 50% capacity with proper social distancing between tables. Eating or drinking will not be allowed at bars. We will share additional information once the details of the new orders are released by the County.

The countywide curfew will remain in effect at 10 p.m., at least through Labor Day weekend.
COVID-19 & Antibody Testing

*UPDATE* Walk-Up Testing
The walk-up COVID-19 testing site located at the municipal parking lot on 21 Street and Collins Avenue will cease operations at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28. 

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.
Make Your Voice Count: Fill Out the Census
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.
Virtual Culture
With Hang in There, Miami-based artist Karen Rifas employs densely hued shapes and irregular lines on 32 banners surrounding Collins Park, playing with the malleability of perception in creating serialized spaces that oscillate between the two- and three-dimensional.

Click here to learn more and view our latest virtual culture guide.
Water Recreation Access Plan Workshop
Do you enjoy a day on Miami-Dade’s waterways? Do you fish, swim, paddle board, canoe, kayak, or boat? Do you enjoy a walk along Biscayne Bay or your neighborhood lake or canal?
If so, the Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department needs your input! They're hosting a series of virtual public workshops so they can learn what is most important to you and your connection to the water, and make the right recommendations for their Water Recreation Access Plan (WRAP).
Click on the links to register.

If you are not able to attend the virtual public workshops, please take their survey to help them learn about your water access and recreation needs, here. The survey will only take 10 - 15 minutes!
Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution on Saturday, August 29.

Saturday, August 29
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
Mondays with Micky
Join Commissioner Micky Steinberg, School Board Member Dr. Martin Karp and City of Miami Beach Chief Learning & Education Officer Dr. Leslie Rosenfeld on Monday, August 31 at 6 p.m. to discuss Education in Miami Beach during COVID-19.

Monday, August 31
6 PM

Tune-in via Zoom webinar here:

Or by telephone: 929.205.6099 or 888.475.4499 (Toll Free), Webinar ID: 840 2211 4198.
Plasma Donation
As the number of COVID-19 infections rise in Florida, hospitals are facing critical shortages of convalescent plasma for treatment.

The University of Miami Health System is working with OneBlood to collect convalescent plasma to use for a potential treatment option for patients with COVID-19.

Who can participate in this study?
A donor must be over 18 years old, have confirmed COVID-19 documents by a laboratory test, or history suggestive of resolved COVID-19 like illness. Participants must also have complete resolution of symptoms at least 28 days before donation and not participated in any COVID vaccine trials for at least the past 12 months.

For more information on the donation process, contact Tom Tanner at 305.243.5621 or via email at

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.
Back-to-School with Parks & Rec

Virtual After School Program
The Parks & Recreation Department will be offering homework assistance for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. Additional activities will include fitness classes, yoga, cooking, science and more.

  • Monday through Friday (September 8 - October 2)
  • 2:30 PM - 5 PM (K-1st Grade)
  • 3:30 PM - 6 PM (2nd - 5th Grade)
  • Weekly Fee: $75

Virtual Teen Club
The virtual Teen Club program includes tutoring/homework assistance, STEM, dance, social emotional learning, entrepreneurship, sports fitness, hobby projects and more. Virtual tutoring occurs through the Zoom platform and space is limited.

  • Monday through Friday (September 8 - October 2)
  • 4 PM - 5:30 PM (6th - 12th Grade)
  • FREE for all teens enrolled in a Miami Beach school

Programs may be canceled due to low enrollment. Registration starts Monday, August 31 at 10 a.m. at
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.
Stay Informed
Visit our dedicated, city-related coronavirus webpage at 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 Or connect with us through social media via email, Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).