Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Friday, June 5, 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.
Today, the City of Miami Beach has extended its  State of Emergency Declaration  through  June 12, 2020  and amended its  Emergency Measures The city  will be allowing the following to reopen per  Amendment No. 2 in Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Order (EO) 23-20  , effective June 8, 2020:
 
  • Gyms, fitness studios, tattoo parlors, massage studios/parlors and summer camps may all re-open subject to EO 23-20 and the guidelines in the County Handbook.
  • Movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses and bowling alleys may reopen if they submit a COVID mitigation plan to the City and County and receive approval.
  • Bars, pubs and nightclubs that are licensed by the State as a public food service establishment may sell food and alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption, pursuant to EO 23-20 and the rules in the Handbook. Standalone bars and nightclubs are still not permitted to reopen, and entertainment is not allowed pursuant to the City’s Emergency Order.

Additionally, legal short-term rentals licensed by the City of Miami Beach may reopen effective today,  subject  to the requirements in  Miami-Dade County Emergency Order (EO) 24-20  .

Beaches continue to remain closed until Miami-Dade County lifts its curfew and permits them to open.
Job Opportunity: Career Sources South Florida Virtual TechHire Summer Boot Camp Program
Career Sources South Florida (CSSF) has launched the 4th Annual TechHire Boot Camps, registration portal is open. The Boot Camps will provide participating youth with 6-weeks of virtual Information Technology training. Participants can earn up to $500 upon successful completion of the program.

TechHire registration page here.
Business Continuity: COVID-19 Business Resource Center
The Beacon Council is committed to safeguarding the health and wellness of our community, and our local economy as a whole. They are gathering some of the latest, most relevant information and resources available for our business owners and workforce.

Please email any coronavirus-related questions directly to the Beacon Council at BeaconHelp@BeaconCouncil.com .
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)
The MB Standard
As more businesses open, we want to ensure a high level of consumer confidence for residents and visitors as they visit establishments.

Through our new decal initiative coined the MB Standard program, we intend to facilitate identification of those businesses who have committed to implementing additional measures to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19 — beyond those already required by Miami-Dade County or the city.
To participate in the program, businesses must agree to the following measures to achieve the MB Standard:
  • Have all employees tested for COVID-19 by the later of June 8, 2020 or the date of reopening
  • Provide monthly COVID-19 testing to all employees
  • Conduct temperature and health screenings of all employees daily
  • Have a contact tracing protocol in place
  • Provide monthly reports to the city noting how many employees were tested, numeric count of results and measures
The MB Standard recognition will help patrons feel more comfortable as they shop or eat at participating establishments because they know these places have committed to following best practices to curb COVID-19! Businesses that partake in the program will also be listed on the city’s Miami Beach Reopening webpage at www.miamibeachfl.gov/reopening .

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 .