Friday, August 28, 2020
Today, the City of Miami Beach has amended its Emergency Measures, effective August 31, 2020, to be in compliance with Miami-Dade County’s new Emergency Order (EO) 28-20. In addition to the minimum requirements set forth in County EO 28-20, the City’s Emergency Order will require the following:
 
Restaurants and food service establishments must continue to close for on-premises dining between the start of the curfew at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning. These establishments may still continue to operate their kitchens after 10 p.m. strictly for the purpose of providing delivery and drive-through services only. Take-out, pick-up, or curb-side pick-up is prohibited between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day. Employees, janitorial personnel, contractors, and delivery personnel are still allowed access to these establishments. No music shall be permitted, unless the volume does not exceed the level of a normal conversation. Any live entertainment is prohibited

Prohibition on outdoors amusement facilities and outdoors attractions in the City will remain in effect. 

Commencing on August 31, 2020, select basketball courts at City parks will reopen for public use subject to the following limitations:
  • Organized practices, competitive play or pick-up games are prohibited
  • Sports lighting shall remain off
  • Individual play only, with a maximum of three players per half court
  • Park staff may limit number of persons using courts and the number of courts open

Players must:
  • Observe social distancing guidelines at all times
  • Bring their own basketball
  • Not share their basketballs or other equipment
Any violations of the above restrictions may result in a $50.00 civil fine.

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.
Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host a drive-thru food distribution tomorrow, 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 www.miamibeachfl.gov/food
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 register.miamibeachparks.com
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: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/84022114198

Or by telephone: 929.205.6099 or 888.475.4499 (Toll Free), Webinar ID: 840 2211 4198.
COVID-19 & Antibody Testing

Miami Beach Convention Center Testing Site
The MBCC testing site is now offering drive-up and walk-up COVID-19 antigen tests (“rapid tests”). This test is a nasal swab test with results reported, to the patient, within 4 hours or less. It will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily or until the site reaches the maximum 350 daily allotted tests. More detailed information on the purpose and efficacy of the antigen test can be found on the CDC website.

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 my2020census.gov and make sure our community gets counted.
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 ttanner@med.miami.edu

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.
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 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).