Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Thursday April 2, 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 www.MBbiz.com.

CITY UPDATES
Keeping residents and businesses safe is the primary directive in the city’s fight against COVID-19. As such, the City Manager has extended his State of Emergency Declaration through April 9, 2020.  The City Manager has also extended the city’s “Safer at Home” Emergency Order , as well as the city’s Emergency Measures , through April 9, 2020. Pursuant to the revised Emergency Measures, hotels shall refrain from accepting new reservations for the booking period through May 1, 2020. Any violation of the aforementioned emergency measures would subject the individual or business entity to criminal penalties.

Impacted City Services
All departments in City Hall are open virtually and telephonically. Effective, Monday, April 6, all city departments that had been public-facing, including the Finance Department, City Clerk Office and Public Works Department, will be closed until further notice. Visit the “ Other Impacted City Services ” tab on the city’s COVID-19 webpage at  www.miamibeachfl.gov/coronavirus  for information on how to reach each department.

Finance Department
The Cashier's Office within the Finance Department is closed to the public until further notice. We encourage you to make any payments online here or here . If absolutely necessary, payments can be made by appointment by calling 305.673.7466, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public Works Department
The City of Miami Beach Right-of-Way (ROW) permit counter will be closed starting Monday, April 6, 2020.

ROW permits will continue to be issued utilizing the citizen self service (CSS) portal ( www.MBSelfService.com ). Customers can use the CSS portal to submit their applications, receive comments and pay permit fees online. In order to facilitate the online process, process workflows and checklists for each permit can be found here .

The City of Miami Beach ROW Section strives to maintain the highest levels of customer service. To that end, the Right of Way general inbox ( rightofway@miamibeachfl.gov ) will serve as a centralized location for questions and concerns. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Otniel Rodriguez at 305.673.7080 or via email:  otnielrodriguez@miamibeachfl.gov .

Miami Beach Resource Center
Many businesses and their employees have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. In order to assist with navigating through the wealth of available resources. The City of Miami Beach has launched a Resource Center to provide information and direction for the best available resources.

To request guidance, please email: ResourceCenter@miamibeachfl.gov with your contact information and need. All inquiries will be responded to via phone or email by a Resource Agent.
NEW RESOURCES

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program
Tomorrow, April 3, banks will begin processing the loans authorized under the CARES Act. The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent and utilities. For more information, visit the city's Business Resources page for more information.

Beware of nefarious actors
  • Only FDIC insured banks are authorized to provide these loans
  • These loans are offered at NO COST, so if a “lender” charges to process these loans, they must be reported to the Division of Consumer Affairs.

SBA COVID-19 Upcoming Webinars
Series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19. Free to attend, each call is limited to the first 750 callers.

  • Friday, April 3, 2020, 9 AM – 11 AM | Dial-in: 1.877.369.5243 or 1.617.668.3633; Code: 0420385 | View Here
  • Friday, April 3, 2020, 1 PM – 3 PM | Dial-in: 1.877.369.5243 or 1.617.668.3633; Code: 0698553 | View Here

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


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 .