Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Friday, July 17, 2020
Ensuring the safety and health of Miami Beach residents, visitors and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic remains the city’s most important objective. Today, the City Manager has extended the city’s  State of Emergency Declaration  and  Emergency Measures  through   July 24, 2020, which established an 8 p.m. curfew in the South Beach Entertainment District (MXE) and pedestrianized Ocean Drive starting tomorrow.
Effective, July 18 at 12:01 a.m.  the following measures will be in place:
  • The entirety of Ocean Drive from 5 Street to 15 Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic at all times.

  • From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., parking will be prohibited in the area bounded by 5 Street on the south, 15 Street on the north, Ocean Drive on the east, and Collins Avenue on the west.

  • All business establishments located within the MXE mixed use entertainment district (excluding that portion of the MXE district located between 73 and 75 streets) and that portion of the CD-2 commercial, medium intensity district between Pennsylvania Avenue and Collins Court, from 5 Street to 16 Street (excluding that portion of Espanola Way located between Washington Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue), which shall hereinafter be referred to as the “MXE and CD2 District” must be CLOSED by 8 p.m. daily.

  • All restaurants, cafeterias, and other food service establishments located within this MXE and CD2 District shall CLOSE at 8 p.m. Notwithstanding the foregoing, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., such establishments may operate their kitchens strictly for the purpose of providing DELIVERY SERVICES ONLY. Take-out, pick-up, or curb-side pick-up shall be expressly prohibited between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day. Employees, janitorial personnel, contractors, and delivery personnel shall be allowed access to such establishments. No music shall be permitted, unless the volume does not exceed the level of a normal conversation. Any live entertainment is hereby PROHIBITED.
  • A general curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. is hereby established throughout this MXE and CD2 district, which will be in effect daily from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and shall include, but not be limited to, the prohibition on pedestrian and vehicular movement, standing and parking, except for designated essential services that are fire, police, and hospital personnel, including the transportation of patients thereto, utility emergency repairs, emergency calls by physicians, essential travel for medical services, treatment, or medication, and food delivery services (subject to the additional provisions set forth herein).

The Countywide curfew for the remainder of the city, excluding the South Beach Entertainment District, remains in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.
COVID-19 & Antibody Testing

Update! Walk-Up Testing
The walk-up testing located in the parking lot at 21 Street and Collins Avenue  will move to 73 Street and Ocean Terrace beginning Sunday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.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.

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.  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. Visit our  'Testing' tab  to view additional information.

New! Self-Swab Lanes at Hard Rock Testing Location
The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) state-supported drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Hard Rock Stadium is now offering separate, observed  self-swab lanes to symptomatic individuals  to reduce wait time at testing sites and to expedite their test results, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

At this site, symptomatic individuals will be directed to a separate lane for testing and will be provided an observed, self-swab test under the supervision of a health care professional. Observed self-swab tests will be offered to those 5 years of age and older with symptoms of COVID-19. Results from the self-swab test will be sent to a separate lab and will be available within 72 hours via e-mail. The Hard Rock Stadium will be able to conduct up to 500 self-swabbing tests per day.
CDC COVID-19 Workforce FAQ’s
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have created a webpage to keep business owners abreast of Frequently Asked Question’s surrounding Covid-19 and its impact in the workplace.

The following FAQ’s build on the Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers . Click here to learn more.
Safety for All
All persons in public spaces and places, both indoors and outdoors, are 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.

We urge everyone to continue practicing social distancing and meticulously washing your hands regularly. View our Restaurant Safety Guidelines here.

To request assistance as an impacted business or employee, please email   with your contact information and needs. All inquiries will be responded to via phone or email by a Resource Agent.

For a full listing of resources and information visit
View our frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 or email .