Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
As South Florida continues to experience increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases, the City of Miami Beach has extended  its   State of Emergency  and updated its  Emergency Measures  to include the following amendments effective, July 9, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.:

  • All restaurants, cafeterias, and other food service establishment, regardless of site or seating capacity, shall be limited to offering OUTDOOR ON-PREMISES SERVICE ONLY. Outdoor service of customers for on-premises consumption shall only be offered between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day and shall CLOSE at 10 p.m. Notwithstanding the foregoing, between the hours of 10 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 10 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.

  • Short-term rentals duly licensed by the City of Miami Beach, and permitted to operate pursuant to the Land Development Regulations and other applicable provisions of the City Code, are prohibited, except as authorized by and subject to the requirements set forth in Miami-Dade County Emergency Order (EO) 26-20, as amended. This order includes the establishment of a maximum daytime and overnight occupancy for short-term vacation rentals of up to a maximum of two persons per bedroom plus two additional persons per property not to exceed a maximum of ten persons, and prohibits new rental agreements entered into except on a monthly basis.

  • All of the following shall be closed pursuant to County EO 26-20, as amended: (a) movie theaters, (b) concert houses, (c) auditoriums, (d) playhouses, (e) bowling alleys, (f) arcades, (g) indoor and outdoor amusement facilities and attractions, (h) casinos (except casinos on sovereign tribal land), (i) adult theaters, special cabarets, and unlicensed massage establishments, as defined in section 847.001, Florida Statutes, (j) banquet halls, both stand alone and incident to any hotel or other business, and (k) ballrooms both stand alone and incident to any hotel and other establishment.

  • Per Miami-Dade County EO 26-20, effective Thursday, July 9, 2020, masks or facial coverings must be worn at all times inside gyms or fitness centers.

  • Curfew hours have also been modified to be 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., in accordance with County EO 27-20.
RISE Loan Program
The RISE Loan program is now open to Miami-Dade County businesses impacted by COVID-19. The maximum loan amount a business can receive is $30,000. 

To be eligible, a business must operate within Miami-Dade County, be in operation for a minimum of 2-years, have gross sales of less than $2 Million and have 25 or fewer employees or independent contractors. Complete details on this program is available at: https://risemiamidade.com/
Face Coverings
All 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.
 
Learn more about face coverings on our dedicated Coronavirus webpage here .
CareerSource South Florida Grant
CareerSource of South Florida and t he Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce have set aside $500,000 for small businesses grants to reimburse COVID-19 related expenses as you pivoted to keep open and to keep workers employed.

These grants are strictly for reimbursement and are fairly simple to secure for qualifying businesses that can substantiate their expenditures. We encourage our small business members (3-50 employees) to apply for the grant program. However, only apply if you can check off all the qualifying information needed on the check list here. To apply for this reimbursement program please click here.

For additional questions or information, please contact Tania Valenzuela at tvalenzuela@miamichamber.com

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 .