CORONAVIRUS DISEASE / COVID-19
Updated as of August 1, 2021
Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 related cases as well as the newest CDC guidance, the City of North Miami Beach will institute requirement that masks shall be worn by all employees and visitors inside all city facilities and vehicles, regardless of vaccination status. This shall be effective on Monday, August 2, 2021, and shall remain in effect until further notice.
City of North Miami Beach Phase No. 1 – Reopening
The City of North Miami Beach will abide by the measures in Miami-Dade County’s plan to gradually reopen our community while keeping the City’s Emergency Orders in place.
Effective immediately until further notice:
• Restaurants, retail stores, barbers, hair and nail salons in the City will be allowed to reopen at half of their normal capacity and must follow specific health and safety measures required for each type of business.
• Employees and customers of these establishments must wear face coverings, and social distancing is required.
• Bars, movie theaters, event venues, gyms, and community pools and hot tubs must remain closed until a later phase of reopening.
The City is keeping the following measures in place while monitoring and evaluating the success of this first phase:
• In accordance with Miami-Dade County, the City of North Miami Beach is under curfew from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice.
• The Emergency Order restricting short-term vacation rentals will remain in effect. Rental operators can only accept reservations for guests verified as essential lodgers
• City Hall will continue to be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. With the exception of the Police Department, these hours apply to all departments, and visitors must wear face coverings.
• The Library will remain closed to the public and all City events are postponed or canceled through June.
• Meetings of our City Commission and Planning & Zoning Board are being conducted virtually, as authorized by the Governor’s Executive Order Number 20-69.
• Twelve passive City parks are open from sunrise to sunset and allow a limited individual or family activities such as walking, jogging, and cycling. Everyone must follow social distancing guidelines and face-covering requirements. City of North Miami Beach Phase No. 1 – Reopening
Emergency Order No. 5 – Recommending Face Covering
Consistent with CDC guidelines and in furtherance of County orders, except as otherwise required herein, all persons are encouraged to wear a cloth mask or face covering when moving about the City for essential services, whether employee or patron and/or engaging in essential activities. Persons should not utilize N95 rated masks, as those exceed the standards for coverings provided by the CDC and are in critical short supply for health care workers, first responders, emergency management, and other persons engaged in life/safety activities. Face coverings may include, without limitation, scarfs, neck gaiters, bandanas, handkerchiefs, or other similar cloth coverings, whether store-bought or homemade. Persons looking for additional guidance for protective face coverings should review the CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines on personal protective equipment. Individuals engaged in permitted outdoor activities may forego this recommendation, provided that all other social distancing measures and State, County and/or State orders are followed. The City Manager has issued the following additional emergency orders: Emergency Order No. 5 – Recommending Face Covering. For more information on how to create a homemade cloth face covering: CDC Homemade Cloth Face Coverings.
Emergency Order No. 4 - Recommending Individuals to Shelter at Home, Limit Movement & Group Exceptions
In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible and to work to ease the impact of those infected on the City’s first responders and healthcare facilities and providers serving our community, the City deems it in the best interest of public health to issue this additional emergency order with the following measures: All persons living within North Miami Beach are strongly urged to remain in their home. To ensure the City continues to advance safety measures for the benefit of its residents and all of Miami-Dade County, the City Manager has issued the following additional emergency orders: Emergency Order No. 4 - Recommending Individuals to Shelter at Home, Limit Movement & Group Exceptions
Emergency Order No. 3 - Additional Emergency Measures Regarding Short-Term Vacation Rentals
The City, like much of the County, continues to see an influx of travelers and visitors to the area. The City is also seeing individuals congregating without observing social distancing guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the State of Florida, the County, and the City, in their respective orders. To ensure the City continues to advance safety measures for the benefit of its residents and all of Miami-Dade County, the City Manager has issued the following additional emergency orders: Emergency Order No. 3 - Short Term Vacation Rentals
Emergency Order No. 1 - State of Emergency Declared in North Miami Beach
Due to the growing threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and consistent with the State of Emergency signed in Miami-Dade County, City of North Miami Beach City Manager Esmond K. Scott and Chief of Police William Hernandez declared a State of Emergency for the City of North Miami Beach late Thursday PDF Download , March 12, 2020. The State of Emergency went into effect that day at 6 p.m. and is a means to take all prudent and lawful actions necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community.
Coronavirus Hotlines and Resources Outside of North Miami Beach
As of March 23, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Public Safety Emergencies
● Police, Medical, or Fire Emergency: 9-1-1
Crisis Intervention/Emergency Counseling Resources
● Greater Miami Jewish Federation Emergency Hotline for emergency counseling, financial aid, food, domestic abuse assistance, and other services: 305-576-6550
● Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-962-2873
● Rape Hotline: 305-585-7273
● Suicide Prevention /SAFENET: 305-358-HELP (4357)
● Department of Children and Families: 305-377-5773
● Elder Help Line (8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.): 305-670-4357
● (national hotline) 24/7 Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517). https://www.samhsa.gov/disaster-preparedness
● Mental Health Services Parent Assistance Line: 305-995-7100 (weekdays 9 am-5 pm)
To assist students and their families with mental health support.
● M-DCPS Employee Assistance Program: 305-995-7111 (weekdays 8 am-4:30 pm)
To assist with wellness support for employees.
Scams, Price Gouging
● State of Florida Price Gouging Hotline: http://myfloridalegal.com/ 866-966-7226
● Miami-Dade State Attorney Price Gouging Hotline: 305-547-3300
Senior Meal Assistance
● Seniors having problems getting meals: call 311
● Centers for Disease Control (CDC): www.cdc.gov
● Florida Department of Health: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
24/7 COVID-19 Call Center -- 866-779-6121 or email COVIDemail@example.com
● Miami-Dade County residents who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should call the Florida Department of Health at 305-324-2400
Miami-Dade Public Schools
● School District coronavirus website: COVID19.DADESCHOOLS.NET
● District Emergency Operations hotline: 305-995-3000 (weekdays 9 am-3 pm)To answer questions from students, parents and other community members about school district-related coronavirus response efforts.
● Instructional Learning Plan hotline: 305-995-HELP (4357) (weekdays 8 am-4 pm)To support students, parents, and teachers in engaging in distance learning.
Small Business and Unemployment
● Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program: https://floridadisasterloan.org/For questions call the Florida Small Business Development Center Network at 866-737-7232 or email Disaster@FloridaSBDC.org.
● Unemployment Compensation (formally known as Re-employment Assistance)
For eligibility requirements and to fill out the online application:http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants
In North Miami Beach, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our residents, employees, and visitors. We urge you to stay calm, stay informed, and take care of yourself and your family.