Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Thursday, July 30, 2020
The City Manager has extended the city’s  State of Emergency Declaration  and  Emergency Measures  through  August 5, 2020 . Additionally, the curfew in the Mixed Use Entertainment District (MXE) and Washington Avenue has reverted to 10 p.m. pursuant to the County curfew.

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.
Career Source South Florida COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund
Are you a small business and/or Community Base Organization (CBO) in need of assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic? CareerSource South Florida is here to help!

CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) announces the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund, which is designed to provide support to small businesses within Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, facing financial impacts and potential layoffs from the coronavirus pandemic. The fund will provide grants to small businesses and/or CBO’s experiencing economic distress with the goal of preventing potential layoffs or minimizing the duration of unemployment resulting from COVID-19 layoffs.
 
Eligible businesses and/or CBOs may receive up to $10,000.00 in COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund grant funds. CSSF will utilize the following scale to award grants:
  • 3–10 employees up to $5,000.00
  • 11–25 employees up to $7,500.00
  • 26–50 employees up to $10,000.00

Please see the CSSF COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund Policy for eligibility requirements here . Applications must be submitted through your local chamber. Select an entity from the list below to be directed to the application:

  • Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce, click here.
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, click here.
  • Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, click here.
  • CAMACOL-Latin Chamber of Commerce of U.S.A, click here.
  • Miami-Dade Beacon Council, click here.
  • Tools for Change, click here.
COVID-19 Business Impact Survey
The city's Economic Development Department is evaluating the financial impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on our local businesses. The Business Impact Survey will help capture the impact on key issues, such as business operations, financial performance, employees and supply chains.
Results from the survey will be used by the city to evaluate opportunities for assistance.
Please click here to assist the city in capturing information regarding how COVID-19 has directly affected your business. ( Example: Financial, level of capacity and/or operation)
It should go without saying that Miami Beach residents and visitors need to be wearing a mask when in public, and as high numbers of COVID-19 cases continue in South Florida — city officials are done issuing warnings.

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.

We urge everyone to also continue practicing social distancing and meticulously  wash your hands regularly.  The Countywide curfew for the remainder of the city, excluding the 8 p.m. curfew for the South Beach Entertainment District, remains in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.
Safety for All - Printable Posters
The city is providing printable posters that communicate the requirement of facial coverings, which can be placed around your respective business.

Safety posters are available to be printed in both English and Spanish here .

As a reminder, a ll 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  ResourceCenter@miamibeachfl.gov   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 www.MBbiz.com
View our frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 or email MBCovid@miamibeachfl.gov .