- Coronavirus Update
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As the coronavirus continues to claim lives across the State of Florida, the City of Miami Beach has added a requirement in the latest Emergency Order, effective April 7, 2020, for all employees and customers of grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant facilities to wear a form of covering over their nose and mouth at all times when inside these establishments. The same requirement applies to individuals providing delivery services.
Acceptable coverings may include a face mask, homemade mask or other cloth covering, such as a scarf, bandana or handkerchief, and should complement — not substitute for — social distancing practices. Medical and surgical face masks, such as “N95” masks, are in short supply and should be reserved for health care personnel and other first responders with the greatest need for such personal protective equipment.
As to all other essential retail and commercial establishments permitted to remain open, employees and customers are strongly encouraged to wear a form of covering over their nose and mouth. All establishments are strongly encouraged to implement policies for employees to use other personal protective equipment, such as gloves, subject to the availability of such items.
The city has also revised its “Safer at Home” Emergency Order through April 9, 2020.
Additionally, in Executive Order 20-82 and Executive Order 20-86, Governor DeSantis has ordered all persons who enter Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ and CT) and Louisiana, to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of their arrival in the State. The Governor’s Executive Orders are mandatory, and compliance with these orders is a critical part of the city’s collective efforts to curb the potential spread of COVID-19 in Miami Beach. All persons isolating or quarantining under this Section shall be responsible for all costs associated with their isolation or quarantine, including transportation, lodging, food, medical care and any other expenses incurred during the period of isolation or quarantine.
Failure to follow the Governor’s Executive Orders is a second-degree misdemeanor pursuant to section 252.50, Florida Statutes, and is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 60 days, a fine not to exceed $500, or both.
If you are aware of a violation of any of the State, County or City Emergency Orders, please contact the city’s non-emergency police number at 305.673.7901
Arts & Culture Small Business Webinar
Join City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber and Senator Marco Rubio on Monday, April 6 at 3 p.m. for a webinar that will explain how to access the new Federal Stimulus Funds that are available through the Small Business Association Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for artists, non profits and arts organizations on Facebook.
Questions and Contact Information
The City of Miami Beach has created a list of some frequently asked questions and answers for you pertaining to COVID-19.
Our city hotline at 305.604.CITY (2489), is open from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can also email your questions to MBCovid@miamibeachfl.gov. The Customer Service Center is closed to walk-in customers, all transactions will be handled online here. Customers can call the main line at 305.673.7420, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or email us at email@example.com.
The Florida Department of Health has established a Call Center available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1.866.779.6121 or email your questions to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some helpful tools and resources for businesses expected to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For a full list of business resources and tools, visit www.MBBiz.com.
Paycheck Protection Program Resources
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. The Paycheck Protection Program is specifically designed to help small businesses keep their workforce employed.
You can call your bank or find a Small Business Administration approved lenders in your area through the Small Business Administration’s online lender match tool. Below is more information regarding the Paycheck Protection Program.
- Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Program
- Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses
- Paycheck Protection Program Application Form
- List of participating lenders for the Paycheck Protection Program
Click here to view our webinar on how to access the new Federal Stimulus Funds available through the Paycheck Protection Program.
Emergency Business Damage Assessment Survey
Governor Ron DeSantis announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations. The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin.
The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online at floridadisaster.biz/. Results from this survey will be shared with state agencies and local partners. Surveys submitted by small businesses can be used to access the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan, made available for COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. For inquiries or assistance with the survey, businesses can contact Emergency Support Function 18 at ESF18@em.myflorida.com.
The SBA will work directly with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
- Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: gov/Disaster.
Business Preparedness Tools
In addition to resources to assist with the financial impact posed on business, click here for a Business Pandemic Planning Checklist from the CDC.
It is important to keep your business and employees safe and prevent the spread of germs. We encourage you to monitor this page for the latest information, as the situation is rapidly changing.
- Effective April 7, 2020, for all employees and customers of grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant facilities to wear a form of covering over their nose and mouth at all times when inside these establishments. The same requirement applies to individuals providing delivery services.
- Establishment of a general curfew throughout the city from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. until further notice.
- Require closure of commercial lodging establishments (including hotels, suite hotels, hotel units within apartment hotels, hostels, dormitories, motels, and temporary vacation rentals/short term rentals) as of 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020, subject to certain exceptions set forth in the city’s Order.
- Closure of all publicly-owned and privately-owned parks, beaches and recreational facilities
- Beachwalk is open daily as a shared use path for bicycles and pedestrians between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m., the beachwalk will be exclusively for pedestrians.
- Closure of Monument Island until further notice
- Closure of all museums, memorials and cultural institutions
- Closure of all private schools and educational institutions in the City, except as necessary to facilitate online or distance learning
- Require religious institutions to reduce their occupancy to no more than 10 persons
- Require restaurants providing take-out services to maintain a distance of 6 feet among individual patrons to enforce social distancing
- Closure of all movie theaters, bowling alleys, arcades and live performance venues
- Closure of Purdy Boat Ramp at Maurice Gibb Park
- Prohibit gatherings of ten persons or more within City’s beachwalks (in addition to the existing prohibition on such gatherings on City’s beaches).
- Require the closure of all massage therapy centers and spas (including massage therapy centers or spas operating within hotels). In addition, no establishment shall provide massage therapy services, except hospitals or medical service providers.
- All restaurants, bars, nightclubs, dance halls, halls for hire (including restaurants, bars, nightclubs, banquet halls, ballrooms, or similar establishments operating within hotels), private clubs and similar businesses shall be required to CLOSE for on-premises service of customers until further notice. However, such establishments may operate their kitchens for the purpose of providing delivery, drive-through, pick-up or take-out services only, from 5 a.m. until midnight each day. Kitchens may remain open from midnight - 5 a.m. for delivery only.
- All other businesses citywide must close at 10 p.m. daily and may reopen at 5 a.m. the following day.
- However, the following businesses are excluded from this mandate: pharmacies, grocery stores, convenience stores, private offices, banks, hotels, hospitals, medical service providers, medical supply stores, hardware stores, gasoline service stations and automotive supply/repair centers.
- Any gathering of 10 or more people on any portion of the beach citywide is prohibited and will be dispersed. This measure is consistent with the direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- City owned parking garages and surface lots citywide will only be open to residents with proof of residency and access card holders.
City of Miami Beach Emergency Declarations
View the State of Emergency Declarations signed by the Miami Beach City Manager here.
Miami-Dade County Emergency Orders
Click here to view official copies of Miami-Dade County Mayor Giménez's emergency orders.
State of Florida Emergency Orders
The State of Florida has announced Executive Order 20-80, which requires those who travel to Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include the New York Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) to isolate or quarantine for 14 days upon entering the state. Violation of Executive Order 20-80 is a second-degree misdemeanor pursuant to Section 252.50, Florida Statutes. Please click here to read the full executive order.
MedRite has launched a mobile testing center in Miami Beach. Pre-registration is required, please visit www.medriteurgentcare.com/covid/ to make your appointment.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC’s website offers a variety of information about Coronavirus cases in the United States and efforts to prevent the spread of the disease, including:
- An up-to-date overview of Coronavirus cases in the United States (HERE)
- Symptoms of the Coronavirus (HERE)
- What to do when you’re sick (HERE)
- How to know if you’re at higher risk of getting very sick from the Coronavirus (HERE)
- Steps to prevent illness (HERE)
- Other Frequently Asked Questions (HERE)
The CDC Coronavirus Call Center is available 24/7 at 800-CDC-INFO (800.232.4636) for urgent issues related to Coronavirus.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Visit the Miami-Dade Public School website for information specific to all public schools. As children are adjusting to continuing their education online while at home, the city is providing a list of resources to use with the young people in your life. Click here for a list of links to different sites that can provide additional education to your children.
Miami-Dade Public Schools will be offering grab-and-go meals to those in need from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Miami Beach Senior High. Click here for more information and other school locations. Free meals for kids are also available through FLIPANY, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Feeding Florida.
The District will be transitioning from centralized device distribution to direct device distribution from school sites beginning Monday, April 6, 2020. School site administrators are identifying students in need and scheduling appointments with parents. Parents may also request a device by either emailing principal directly or by calling 305.995.3000. Click here for more information.
Florida Department of Health (FDOH)
Please visit the Florida Department of Health’s website for Florida-specific information relating to the Coronavirus, including:
- A current overview of cases in Florida (HERE)
- How to find your county health department (HERE)
- Other Frequently Asked Questions (HERE)
FLDOH has also activated a Coronavirus Call Center available 24/7 by phone at 1 (866) 779-6121 via email at COVIDemail@example.com.
Florida Coronavirus 24/7 Hotline Available for Emotional Support
These are confusing, stressful times. As the coronavirus pandemic affects numerous facets of our society, it also impacts each person in different ways. If you need support coping with the events of the last few weeks, there is help available.
Florida Blue in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health have launched a bi-lingual, toll-free helpline that connects individuals with trained behavioral health counselors. This FREE service available 24/7, provides counselors to assist anyone experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, trauma and grief due to the health crisis. In addition to telephonic intervention, they also offer tips on how to reduce anxiety as well as mental health and community resources.
This service is available to all Floridians including those who do not have insurance or have coverage with another health plan. The emotional support line can be reached at 833.848.1762.
U.S. Department of State
- For up-to-date travel advisories, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website HERE.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- U.S. Military veterans who believe they may have contracted the Coronavirus may contact the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ VISN 8 Clinical 24/7 Contact Center by phone at 1-877-741-3400. See more HERE.
Florida Attorney General’s Office
- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has activated Florida’s Price Gouging Hotline for Floridians to report price gouging and Coronavirus-related scams, available by phone at 866-9NO-SCAM or by visiting MyFloridaLegal.com.
World Health Organization
- For information and guidance from the WHO regarding the Coronavirus, visit their website HERE.
National Institutes of Health:
- For information on the Coronavirus from the NIH, visit their website HERE.
To apply for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (TANF) or Medicaid, individuals should go to www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/. Clients logging in to the ACCESS Self-Service Portal should also go to www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/. Customers are required to complete an interview to receive benefits. Customers should call 850.300.4323 (TTY 1.800.955.8771) to complete an interview telephonically. Customers can order an EBT card, get information about EBT transactions, or report an EBT card as lost or stolen at www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/ or by calling 1.888.356.3281.
Recovery Resources for Non-Profits
Now more than ever, we must come together as a community to help one another. Here are a few organizations you can help.
- The Miami Foundation Community Recovery Fund is focusing on recovery for non-profits, specifically: support for organizations that lost crucial revenue from cancelled or low-turnout events and performances and working capital for organizations at risk of being displaced and unable to serve their constituents.
- United Way of Miami-Dade, in partnership with The Miami Foundation, Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald, Health Foundation of South Florida and others, has launched the Miami Pandemic Response Fund
- Feeding South Florida launches a COVID-19 Response Fund
- Center for Disaster Philanthropy launches fund to support nonprofits working with vulnerable populations
- The One Fair Wage's emergency fund supports restaurant workers, tipped servers and delivery drivers
- Americans for the Arts COVID-19 resources and responses for artists and arts organizations. This effort is also closely coordinated with the National Endowment of the Arts
- The City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs staff is available to assist artists and arts organizations in identifying nationwide and local recovery resources for artists and arts organizations. Click here.
Emerging Reports of Scams
There have been some reports of scams happening within Miami-Dade County. Scams will probably evolve over time, but some include: people going door-to-door selling COVID-19 test kits; texts/emails/phone calls from companies offering fast test results or asking the recipient to claim their free protective mask from the Red Cross or a similar organization; text or emails that the recipient is suspected to have come in contact with the coronavirus and requests credit card information to ship medication; offers to invest in stocks related to the illness; various organizations soliciting online donations for COVID-19 related work, etc.
It’s important to only seek information from trusted sources such as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Florida Department of Health. If you have been targeted by any of these scams, you should report it to the Miami Beach Police Department’s non-emergency number at 305.673.7900. If your issue is an emergency, please call 911 immediately.
- Lock your vehicle doors and take your keys with you.
- Ensure the doors and windows in your home are always locked.
- There is an increase in package deliveries so we encourage you to retrieve your packages as quickly as possible in order to avoid theft.
- Personal information is like money, value it. When making a purchase online, be alert to the kinds of information being collected to complete the transaction. Make sure you think it is necessary for the vendor to request that information. Remember, you only need to fill out required fields at checkout.
COVID-19 Quarantine Response Team
In response to the Florida Governor’s Executive Orders (20-82 and 20-86) all persons entering the State of Florida from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Louisiana must isolate or quarantine for fourteen (14) days from the time of entry into the State of Florida. Should you have intimate knowledge of a person(s) who may be in violation of the Governor’s Executive Orders, you should notify the Miami Beach Police Department at 305.673.7901. The newly created team of Officers will respond at an appropriate time to remind, investigate, and enforce the Governor’s executive orders.
Prevention Starts With You
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) CDC urges everyone to do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat, this includes:
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Take personal responsibility. If you are sick with a fever, cough or viral symptoms, please stay away from others, including the work environment and crowded area
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, you can learn more about prevention and treatment by visiting the CDC website.
Miami Beach Trolley
In the interest of public health and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Miami Beach suspended all trolley service until further notice.
Bicycle Repair Stations
Did you know that the City of Miami Beach has free bicycle repair stations located throughout the city? These bicycle repair stations are context-sensitive stands that include all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat tire to adjusting brakes and derailleurs, and are designed to handle all types of bicycles. The air pump includes a pressure gauge, which ensures proper inflation pressures. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making necessary adjustments. Users can easily scan the code on the station with their smartphone to access a variety of tutorials on how to perform bike repairs.
Below is a list of all bicycle repair locations throughout Miami Beach. For locations in a parking garage, follow the directional signage to where repair stations are located.
- Parking garage at 1301 Collins Avenue
- Parking garage at 1557 Washington Avenue
- Parking garage at 640 17th
- Parking garage at 400 West 42 Street
- Parking garage at 1755 Meridian Avenue
- Parking garage at 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue
- Washington Avenue/11 Street (by the Police Station)
- Ocean Terrace/73 Street
- Harding Avenue/72 Street bus stop
- 71 Street/Biarritz Avenue bus stop
- Beachwalk at 46 Street
- Venetian Way/Island Avenue east by the Park
- Alton Road/41 Street by the bus stop (north side of 41 Street)
- Jefferson Avenue/11 Street at the park entrance
Per Miami-Dade County Order, Citi Bike has ceased operations of bicycle sharing services citywide until further notice.
Freebee Service Suspension
In the interest of public health and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Miami Beach is suspending the city sponsored Freebee service effective Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m.
Miami-Dade County Special Transportation Service (STS)
For elderly and those with special needs, the County offers an alternative mode of transportation that offers door-to-door transportation service from the main entrance of pick-up to the main entrance of drop-off locations. Please note that you MUST be eligible for these services in order to utilize them.
The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be used throughout Miami-Dade County ONLY for those that are eligible. Visit the County's website and learn more about the eligibility requirements.
Miami-Dade Transit Update
Miami-Dade Transit’s Metrobus system will continue to run FREE weekday routes across Miami-Dade County with reduced frequencies. For County transit updates, please click here.
Messages from the City
- Message from the City 4.4.20
- Message from the City 4.3.20
- Message for Businesses 4.3.20
- Message from the City 4.2.20
- Resources and Recommendations for Condominiums 4.2.20
- Message for Businesses 4.2.20
- Message from the City 4.1.20
- Message for Businesses 4.1.20
- Resources and Recommendations for Condominiums 3.31.20
- Message from the City 3.31.20
- Message for Businesses 3.31.20
- Message from the City 3.30.20
- Resources and Recommendations for Condominiums 3.29.20
- Message from the City 3.29.20
- Message from the City 3.28.20
- Message from the City 3.27.20
- Message for Businesses 3.27.20
- Message from the City 3.26.20
- Resources and Recommendations for Condominiums 3.26.20
- Message for Businesses 3.26.20
- Message from the Mayor 3.26.20
- Resources and Recommendations for Condominiums 3.25.20
- Message for Businesses 3.25.20
- Message from the City 3.25.20
- Message for Businesses 3.24.20
- Message from the City 3.24.20
- Message from the Mayor 3.24.20
- Message from the City 3.23.20
- Message for Businesses 3.23.20
- Message from the Mayor 3.23.20
- Message for Businesses 3.22.20
- Message from the City 3.22.20
- Message from the City 3.21.20
- Message for Businesses 3.21.20
- Message from the City 3.20.20
- Message for Businesses 3.20.20
- Message from the Mayor 3.20.20
- Message from the City 3.19.20
- Message for Businesses 3.19.20
- Message from the Mayor 3.19.20
- Message for Businesses 3.18.20
- Message from the City 3.18.20
- Message from the Mayor 3.18.20
- Message from the City 3.17.20
- Message for Businesses 3.17.20
- Message from the City 3.16.20
- Message for Businesses 3.16.20
- Message from the City 3.15.20
- Message from the City 3.14.20
- Message from the City 3.13.20
- Message from the City 3.12.20
- Message from the Mayor 3.12.20
- Message from the City 3.11.20
- Message from the City 3.10.20
- Message from the City 3.9.20
- Message from Mayor 3.6.20
The Building Department's North Beach office, located at 962 Normandy Drive, is closed to the public until further notice, as a precautionary measure. Customers may visit the main office located at City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive. Services are being performed, however slightly modified. Drop-off for plans will be located on the of First Floor of City Hall only. The Building Department accepts permit renewals and extensions via email. Please send your permit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Only online applications are allowed.
- All applications for permit types not available on Citizen Self Service (CSS), must be emailed to email@example.com for processing. Once the process number has been created and up-front fees have been paid, the applicant will have the ability to upload drawings and documents via Citizen Self Service (CSS).
- All applications for sub-permits must be applied for using Customer Self Service (CSS).
- Permit renewals must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All permits that have not been issued are required to upload all documents for review.
- Any 24Hr plan disapproved, must upload all corrections via Citizen Self Service (CSS)
- As of Tuesday, March 24, interior condo permits will not be issued.
- Any 24Hr plan brought on Tuesday, March 24 will be invoiced. If approved and the remaining balance has been paid, via Citizen Self Service (CSS), the permit card will be delivered via email or be made available for download via Citizen Self Service (CSS). The inspector will bring the approved plan to the site for the first inspection.
- Any permits already issued, will be allowed to continue/begin work (if the individual’s association allows the work).
- During COVID-19 period, we must work together. The City of Miami Beach building inspectors will be performing checks of the logs on safe site practices. Lack of compliance with CDC recommendations on construction sites will result with the issuance of a violation and depending on the severity, may require that the site be closed down and include the revocation of a permit.
- Construction projects with greater than 8 workers shall conduct health checks on all employees daily and keep notes of the screening on site. Click here for the city's Self Screening form.
- Permits or violations that will expire between March 16, 2020 and April 16, 2020 will be extended for an additional month.
City Clerk Office
Public office hours for the Office of the City Clerk and the Office of the Special Master are now 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Customers needing assistance may call the Office of the City Clerk at 305.673.7411 or the Office of the Special Master at 305.673.7181. Telephones will be answered from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers are encouraged to use the Clerk's online resources or email email@example.com.
Code Compliance Department
Code Compliance walk-ins are closed. Residents or businesses that need assistance should call Code Compliance at 305.604.CITY(2489)
Click here to view the City Clerk's meeting notice webpage.
Customer Service Department
Beginning Monday, March 30 our city hotline at 305.604.CITY (2489), will be open from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can also email your questions to MBCovid@miamibeachfl.gov. The Customer Service Center will be closed to walk-in customers beginning Monday, March 30, all transactions will be handled online here. Customers can call the main line at 305.673.7420, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environment & Sustainability
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Tree Removal Permit process is now paperless. When applying for a City Tree Removal Permit, an electronic application submittal is required. Click here for more information.
Under the city's State of Emergency Declaration, all film and photography permits, requested or issued, have been declined or rescinded, effective immediately until further notice
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.
Applications for Land Use Board approval, Determination of Architectural Significance, Zoning Verification Letters and requests for Zoning Determination by the Planning Director are all web-based and continue to be received and processed. Planning permits including window signs, construction signs and banners are also being accepted and processed. Please visit the Planning Department’s page at www.miamibeachfl.gov/city-hall/planning/ or call our offices at 305.673.7550 for more information
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 (email@example.com) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Municipal Parking Lot and Garage Update
The city has lifted restrictions for access to certain municipal parking lots and garages as of March 24 at 12 p.m. This serves to provide added parking opportunities for patrons of essential businesses. As a reminder, Parkmobile remains as the only payment option in order to reduce touch surfaces.
Please note that certain municipal lots and garages will remain with the current access restrictions (Miami Beach residents and access card holders only) in order to discourage access to our recreational (beaches and parks) and entertainment corridors. Access restrictions are lifted at the following municipal parking lots and garages within these boundaries:
- South Beach: West of Euclid Avenue between 5 Street and 17 Street, with the exception of all municipal lots and garages between 16 Street and 17 Street and between Drexel Avenue and Alton Road.
- Middle Beach: All municipal parking lots west of Pine Tree Drive between 23 Street and 42 Street, including Municipal Parking Garage No. 6, located at 42 Street and Sheridan Avenue.
- North Beach: All municipal parking lots west of Harding Avenue/Abbott Avenue between 69 Street and 87 Terrace.
Miami Beach residents are encouraged to sign up through the temporary expedited resident parking registration by clicking here.
Resident Parking Rate Registration: Temporary Relief
We understand the challenges brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused some level of inconvenience for us all. In order to alleviate some of those challenges, residents may park and will be honored in all municipal parking lots.
Miami Beach residents should register with the City for identification purposes when parked in municipal parking lots. This registration was initially developed for residents to receive a parking rate discount. However, for this temporary parking accommodation we are waiving some requirements to facilitate the registration process.
- Utility bill (electric, phone, gas, cable)
- Mobile phone carrier statement
- Bank statement
- Credit card statement (credit card number must be obstructed)
- Vehicle insurance statement
- Mortgage statement
- Property tax statement (last one received)
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Internet/electronic bills will be accepted as proof of residency on a temporary basis.
Registrations may take up to 48 hours to process. For more detailed information related to the Miami Beach Resident Parking Rate Program, please click here.
Parkmobile Payments Only at Curbside Parking Spaces
To help minimize the use of touch surfaces to further prevent the transmittal of COVID-19, as of March 20, at 6 p.m., payment at curbside parking spaces shall be accepted through the Parkmobile app only.
The Parkmobile app is a free download on iOS and Android. It provides a simple and convenient way to pay for parking while avoiding touch surfaces and observing social distancing. For details, click here.
Parks and Recreation Operational Updates
- All recreation programs are cancelled (the Playtime Program for registered toddlers has been cancelled effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020)
- All athletic programs, games, practices and events are cancelled
- New venue rentals for park facilities will not be processed during the above period; existing rentals are cancelled
- All field trips are cancelled
- All parks are closed
- All golf and tennis centers are closed
- All city pools are closed
- All recreation centers are closed
The above changes are implemented in an abundance of caution as the health and safety of our residents and visitors are of the utmost importance. The operational changes and time periods described herein are subject to change at any moment. As such, you are encouraged to continue to monitor this webpage.
Summer and Speciality Camp
The Parks and Recreation Department has decided to mandate that all registration for Summer and Specialty Camp be FULLY ONLINE. In order to ensure that you are ready to register online, registration dates will be changed to the following:Summer Camp Registration
Summer Camp Registration for MB Residents – April 20, 8:30 AM
Summer Camp Registration for Non-Residents – May 18, 8:30 AM
Specialty Camp Registration
Specialty Camp Registration for MB Residents – May 4, 8:30 AM
Specialty Camp Registration for Non-Residents – May 18, 8:30 AM
Please take this time to login to your account, make sure your information and your child’s information is up to date and your financial aid information is updated, if applicable. Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about registration and this recent implementation. You can also email any questions to email@example.com. We appreciate your understanding on this matter and are looking forward to a fun-filled summer.
- ADL No Place for Hate Event - 3/13
- Night Sky Stargazing - 3/13
- Mayors' Chess Challenge - 3/14
- 41 Street Marketplace - 3/15 (Suspended each Sunday until further notice)
- North Beach CRA Meeting 3/16
- Culture Crawl - 3/19
- Art Gallery Night - 3/20
- Planning Board Meeting - 3/24
- Fantasy Theatre Night - 3/29
- Senior Affairs Committee Meeting - 3/30
- SoundScape Cinema Series - Suspended until further notice
- Spring Break Beachfront Activations - Suspended until further notice
- Senior Bingo Night - 4/1
- Board of Adjustments Meeting - 4/3
- Spring EGGstravaganza - 4/4
- Imagination Playground Activations at Muss Park - 4/7
- Design Review Board Meeting - 4/7
- Charity Tennis Event for Children at Flamingo - 4/8
- Historic Preservation Board Meeting - 4/14
- Planning Board Meeting - 4/21
- Land Use Meeting - 4/21
- SoundScape Cinema Series - Suspended until further notice
The following public cultural facilities are closed until further notice.
- Art Deco Welcome Center
- Botanical Gardens
- Bass Museum
- Colony Theatre
- Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason
- Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
- North Beach Bandshell
Miami-Dade County Emergency Order Mandates the Closure of Pools and Common Areas
All pools, hot tubs, golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, fitness centers, gymnasiums and other common use amenities, whether of a commercial or non-commercial nature, are closed for all purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this order does not apply to any pool, hot tub, tennis court, basketball court, fitness center, gymnasium or other amenity located: (a) on a single family residential lot, or, (b) at any townhouse, duplex, or villa, and which is for the exclusive recreational or leisure use of the inhabitants of such individual dwelling unit.
Please click here to read the full Emergency Order 15-20 Condominium Recommendations
- Maintain high-traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces clean and disinfected.
- Place a stack of napkins by building entrance/exit doors, gates and elevators for residents to take and use to cover their hand while touching doorknobs, pressing buttons, etc.
- Limit the number of people getting into each elevator car. Encourage residents to ride elevators only with their own party, wait for the next empty elevator car, or take the stairs.
- Post educational material, particularly the following CDC public health guidelines in stairways and elevators for residents to read.
- Take personal responsibility. If you are sick with a fever, cough or viral symptoms, please stay away from others, including the work environment and crowded areas.
- Post contact information for the building’s internet service carrier, for reference in the event that a building or unit Wi-Fi connection is lost.
- Communicate city, county, state and national orders/updates with all staff and all residents.
- Keep a list of all elderly and/or disabled residents who may require periodic wellness checks.
- Discourage unessential visitors.
- Encourage that all residents follow the city’s mandated curfew hours, which is 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. until further notice.
All senior centers are closed. Any seniors that are currently registered in a senior meals program will be served meals by their respective providers based on their specific plans.
- Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Center will continue direct delivery meals based on their weekly schedule
- Jewish Community Services all delivering directly to homes
- UNIDAD is delivering a week supply directly to homes based on their schedule
Many pharmacies are allowing for free deliveries of prescriptions. We recommend stocking up on any needed prescriptions now. Click HERE for information on pharmacies in English and Spanish.
- Older adults
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
Due to the risks associated with senior and at-risk populations, the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department has implemented the below changes to programmed activities.
- Senior programs are temporarily cancelled at North Shore Park, Scott Rakow Youth Center and Flamingo Park
- Senior field trips in March and April are cancelled
- Senior “Bingo Night” and “Art Gallery Night” are postponed
- Special populations field trips in March and April are cancelled
- Special populations bowling and Social Club are postponed.
All senior programming at UNIDAD is cancelled.
The above changes are implemented in an abundance of caution as the health and safety of our residents and visitors is of the utmost importance. The department will continue to work diligently with instructors, service providers and partners to ensure the well-being of all program participants.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please call 305.673.7730. Check back with your local facilities for updates on postponed events.
Seniors are encouraged to limit their trolley usage to adhere to the CDC's recommendations to practice social distancing.
COVID-19 Testing Center for Seniors at Marlins Park
Miami-Dade County has opened a COVID-19 testing center on the west side of Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami.
The drive-through testing center is designated for testing of Miami-Dade County residents aged 65 or older, and testing is by appointment only. Those interested in getting tested should dial 305.499.8767 to reach the call center, where they will be pre-screened for symptoms. Staff on site can only test those with appointments. All others will be turned away. The senior citizen being tested may arrive at the drive-through location with only one other person in the car, and that person will also be tested, so as to make sure there has been no spread of the virus. The call center will open daily at 9 am and will remain open until all appointment slots for the next day have been filled. For now, daily testing is available at this site for 300 people.
Meals for Seniors
If you are a senior citizen 65 years or older and you have any problems getting meals, please call Miami-Dade County’s 311 Call Center between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and you will be immediately patched in with their Emergency Operations Center to get you the meals or other services that you may need.
Special Senior Shopping Hours
The following stores have established specific hours to allow senior citizens to shop safely.
- The Fresh Market: Monday through Friday | 8 AM to 9 AM | 1800 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305.532.0377 | For senior citizens and others at risk
- Target: 8 AM to 9 AM daily | 1045 5 Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 786.582.6708 | The first hour of the store opening is reserved for “elderly and those with underlying health concerns.” Check your local Target location for its opening time.
- Whole Foods: 7 AM to 8 AM | 1020 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305.938.2800 | One hour before store opening for customers 60 or older. Check your Whole Foods for its opening time.
- Publix: Stores are open from 7 AM to 8 AM for people 65 years or older to shop.
- 1100 6 Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305.535.2212
- 1920 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305.535.4268
- 1045 Dade Boulevard, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305534.4621
- 6876 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141 | 305.864.7405
Free Senior Grocery Store Service
In the interest of public health and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Miami Beach is suspending the city sponsored Freebee service effective Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m.
Free Hotline Brings Deaf Community Information on COVID-19 in American Sign Language and English
Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) and its Connect Direct division announced the launch of a new coronavirus hotline for the deaf community made available through its ASL Now platform. CSD’s free hotline brings the deaf community important and accessible information on COVID-19 in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
Individuals may contact the ASL Now hotline anytime Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST either by visiting CSD and clicking “ASL Now” or by dialing 833.682.7630 on any videophone (VP). The CSD’s ASL Now hotline is not a medical organization, it does not provide medical advice and its agents are not medical professionals.
Resources for Seniors from the CDC
Arts and Culture have the power to connect, to heal and to build communities. While Miami Beach Cultural Institutions have temporarily closed their doors to fight the spread of COVID-19, our arts community remains committed to inspire knowledge, creativity, and ideas.
As part of Miami Beach Virtual Culture, we are bringing our residents and visitors a selection of the city’s vast cultural offerings, including virtual art-making activities, master theatre workshops, concerts by musicians from around the world, art salon programs, and online exhibitions.