Volume 29 | October 28, 2020
Your Weekly News and Updates
Halloween is Safer at Home
Per the October 13 Council Meeting, Village residents are asked to not trick or treat this Halloween and refrain from any large gatherings in an effort to stay healthy and slow the spread of the COVID-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following lower risk activities can be safe alternatives:
  • Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them
  • Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
  • Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
  • Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
  • Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Having a scavenger hunt-style trick or treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house
Key Biscayne Residents Have Options for Covid-19 Testing
Health officials recommend getting tested if you are feeling COVID-19 like symptoms or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive.

Drive-through testing at the Key Biscayne Community Center remains available 2-days per week by appointment only and is self-pay. The COVID-19 self-pay cost at the drive-through testing is $85 and registration is available on the Key Biscayne Community Foundation website. Dates are subject to change, please confirm your date and time when making your appointment.
A second option for COVID-19 testing is available to the community, seven days per week from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., via the Baptist Health Urgent Care Express facility located at 240 Crandon Blvd. Suite #110. Patients that present to the Baptist Urgent Care Express will be seen and evaluated by the onsite practitioner, who will order the COVID-19 test as appropriate. Baptist Health does accept most insurances. For uninsured patients or patients with a non-contracted insurance, the COVID test self-pay cost is $199. Patients are welcome to walk in or to use the "Save my Spot" feature to minimize their wait times. For more information, click here.
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Lift Your Spirits This Halloween
With our traditional Halloween cancelled due to COVID-19, the Key Biscayne Community Foundation has launched the first annual Lift Your Spirits Halloween house decorating contest for Key Biscayne residents.

The rules are simple:
  1. Decorate your house for Halloween!
  2. Register your house by October 28th using the registration form below.
  3. Starting on October 30th, vote for your favorite house for each of the three categories: Scariest House, Best Overall Theme, or Best Special Effects.

For each category, the house with the most votes wins! 

Winners will be selected by Key Biscayne residents that tour the island and vote for their favorite houses in each category. Voting opens on Friday, October 30th and closes at midnight on Halloween (October 31st at 11:59pm).

For more information, visit www.liftyourspirits.net.
Free Pumpkins & Decorating Contest
for Residents
The Key Biscayne Community Center is proud to present a FREE PUMPKIN DRIVE-THRU & DECORATING CONTEST! Key Biscayne residents may reserve their free Halloween Pumpkin HERE. Once registered, families can drive to the front of the Community Center during the days/times listed below to pick them up. Pop your trunk and Venom, Batman, and the Wolfman will load them for you!

Tues - Thurs, October 27, 28 & 29
 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ KB Community Center
Registration Required * While Supplies Last
Only names on the registration list will be given a pumpkin.
Celebrate “America Recycles Day”
with an Electronics Recycling & Shredding Event
Electronics are made from valuable resources and materials, including metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. Donating or recycling consumer electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing virgin materials. 
On Saturday, November 14, 2020, Key Biscayne Presbyterian School and the Village of Key Biscayne will be hosting an electronics recycling and shredding event in celebration of America Recycles Day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Key Biscayne Presbyterian School at 160 Harbor Drive.
Stay tuned for a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items plus more information on this great event.

IMPORTANT: Masks are required for drop off and social distancing needs to be observed at all times. 
Village Launches VKB 311 App
The Village of Key Biscayne is proud to announce the official launching of a new 311 citizen engagement tool!

In an effort to improve interactions with the local government, the Village has partnered with Rock Solid Technologies to provide citizens with an innovative and user-friendly mobile app designed to encourage engagement and participation in the community. With a focus on maintaining our public assets, this app allows residents and visitors of Key Biscayne to easily report issues they see in the community in a seamless manner. In addition to issue reporting, this easy-to-use tool offers features that allow residents to pay solid waste bills, book appointments with the building department, and more!

Download the app on iOS or Android today!
Download the Swim Guide App Today!
The Village of Key Biscayne, working in collaboration with Miami WaterKeeper, has been collecting water samples for bacteria-related water quality monitoring off the beach and bayside waters. Monitoring is being conducted at the VKB Beach Club, the public beach access point at Oceana, the Key Biscayne Yacht Club and in a Village canal.

Information regarding the status of bacteria levels for those stations can be accessed via the Swim Guide app, downloadable to your smartphone. 

For additional information please contact the Village’s Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer Roland Samimy at 305-365-8908. You can also learn more by visiting the Miami WaterKeeper website.
Your Village Government 
Mayor Michael W. Davey
Vice Mayor Brett Moss  
Luis Lauredo
Edward London
Allison McCormick
Katie Petros
Ignacio J. Segurola
  Village Manager Andrea Agha
Village Clerk Jocelyn Brewster Koch
Village Attorneys Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman
Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
Send an email to communications@keybiscayne.fl.gov