Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Sunday, June 21, 2020
The City of Miami Beach is committed to working with our community businesses and stakeholders to keep everyone informed as this pandemic continues to unfold. Please find below the latest information on mandates/guidelines as well as business resources.  For a full listing of information, visit www.MBbiz.com.
The City Manager has extended the city’s   State of Emergency Declaration and  Emergency Measures  through June 24, 2020.

Any violation of the emergency measure 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.
AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY EMERGENCY ORDER 23-20
Miami-Dade County has issued an emergency order that mandates any establishment that falls out of compliance will immediately close, please click here to read in full detail of the emergency order.
Personal responsibility is of the utmost importance. The city urges everyone to do their part in stopping the spread of this deadly virus, including:
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Social distancing with members outside of your household
  • Wearing a face covering
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Taking personal responsibility. If you are sick with a fever, cough or viral symptoms, please stay away from others, including the work environment and crowded area
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, you can learn more about prevention and treatment by visiting the CDC website .
Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Loan Advance
To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.

With the reopening of the EIDL assistance and EIDL Advance application portal to all new applicants, additional small businesses and non-profits will be able to receive these long-term, low interest loans and emergency grants – reducing the economic impacts for their businesses, employees and communities they support.
Available Now! Application Form for City of Miami Beach Small Business Grant
We are accepting applications for the city's grant aimed at Miami Beach small businesses affected by the pandemic The program aims to avoid job losses and assist those small businesses affected by emergency orders and business closures by providing working capital to help retain jobs held by low-income residents.

How to Apply
To apply for the Miami Beach Small Business Grant, click here Applications are being accepted now until Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m. Following screening for eligibility, applicants will be entered in either one of two lottery drawings:

  • (1) businesses participating in the MB Standard program
  • (2) businesses who are not participating in the program

For more information about MB Standard, click here or visit MBbiz.com . Following expiration of the application window, award recipients will be randomly selected by lottery until program funding is depleted. If a business fails to meet eligibility requirements, the business will be disqualified from consideration.

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 .