Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Monday, July 20, 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. As a reminder, the City Manager has extended the city’s  State of Emergency Declaration  and  Emergency Measures , which established an 8 p.m. curfew in the South Beach Entertainment District (MXE) and pedestrianized Ocean Drive.
 
The following measures are 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.
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 .
Miami-Dade County Extends Emergency Rental Assistance Program
On Friday, July 17, 2020, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced that he would extend the online application for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) another week, which was launched  last week
 
Only the  online application  will be accepted. There will be no paper applications. Applications are available online  here . T he new deadline for the ERAP applications is Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m.
 
To learn more,  click here  or call Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) at 305.723.1815 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Attention  Miami-Dade County  Business Owners
The deadline to submit your PPP application has been extended until August 8. There are still billions left in available funds for forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. Register today on   BizHelp.Miami   to connect directly with banks still accepting applications .

We recognize the importance of accessing various funding sources as you recover and work towards developing a sustainable business strategy. Additional funding options from local, state, and federal sources, as well as potential grants from foundations, private companies and non-profits, are included 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 .