Monday, August 3, 2020
We continue to provide our residents and businesses with the latest updates from the City of Miami Beach during this pandemic.
2020 Primary Election
Early voting for the Primary Election has begun and will take place now through Sunday, 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

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

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.

For more information on the three ways to vote, call 311 or visit:  iamelectionready.org
Design Review Board Meeting
The Design Review Board will  meet  tomorrow, August 4 at 8:30 a.m.  virtually via Zoom  her e:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83368509133. The 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   929.205.6099 or 888.475.4499 (toll free). 

The Webina r ID is 833 6850 9133. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Walk-Up Food Distribution
Feeding South Florida and Commissioner David Richardson will host a walk-up food distribution for those without a vehicle tomorrow, August 4.

Tuesday, August 4
9 AM - 11 AM
South Shore Community Center
833 6 Street
Miami Beach, FL

To ensure your safety, attendees must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Everyone must wear a face covering that completely covers their nose and mouth. If you do not have a face mask, one will be provided.

The food distribution is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.
Shift of Miami-Dade Transit Bus Stops
As the city implements the Washington Avenue Social Distancing Plan, Miami-Dade Transit operations have shifted from Washington Avenue to Collins Avenue as of today, August 3. 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.
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.
COVID-19 & Antibody Testing

UPDATE: The Florida Department of Health plans to resume testing tomorrow, August 4 at our two Miami Beach testing locations.

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.
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.
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.
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 .
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
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).