Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Wednesday, April 8, 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 businesses resources.  For a full listing of resources and information, visit

Commission Meeting
The upcoming Commission meeting being held Wednesday, April 22 will be televised on MBTV and streamed live on   Facebook The Commission Chambers will be closed to the public.
  • How to provide spoken public comment during the City Commission Meeting: The public may provide spoken comment by dialing telephone 312.626.6799 or 1.888.475.4499 (Toll Free). The Webinar ID is 235797272#. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.

  • How to submit written public comment before the City Commission Meeting: The public may submit written comments by sending an email to by 5 p.m. the day before the Commission Meeting. Please identify the Agenda Item Number in the email subject line. Emails received will be forwarded to the Mayor and Commissioners and will be included as a part of the meeting record.


Unemployment Applications
“Safer at Home” Option:
To help comply with the “Stay at Home” Emergency Order, the City of Miami Beach will mail unemployment applications along with a prepaid return envelope directly to your home. Simply send your request to Please allow a few days for the application to arrive.
Pick Up Option:
Should you wish to file a claim faster, you have several pick up options: 

Unemployment applications are available for pick up at 26 Miami-Dade Public Libraries. Both the Miami Beach Regional Library and North Shore Library will have unemployment applications.  Once completed, applications can be dropped off back at the library book drop off where they will be sent overnight to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
Self Printing Option:
Those with printers can   access the paper application here   and print from home.  

Grants And Loans for Musicians
The Young Musicians Unite organization has put together a short list of resources and grants for musicians impacted by COVID-19. If you're not a musician, but would like to support those in need, please consider donating to one of the funds below:

Nuestos Negocios ("Our Businesses")
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the launch of a nationwide campaign that will help Hispanic owned businesses affected by COVID-19. Learn more here .


Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans & Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Webinar)
Thursday, April 9, 2020, 9 AM to 9:30 AM

To request assistance as 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 www.
View our frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 or email .