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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an emerging disease and there is more to learn about its transmissibility and severity, but the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Those with cardiopulmonary disease, weakened immune systems, infants, and older adults have an increased risk. Symptoms may include fever, cough and shortness of breath which can progress to bronchitis or pneumonia. For information, situation updates and the latest news on COVID-19, visit the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Miami Shores Village is coordinating with all our community partners while closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation for our area. Our Village staff is continuously assessing and adapting emergency plans for COVID-19 based on information provided from the Florida Department of Health. Miami Shores Village is following all Emergency Orders of Miami-Dade County, the State of Florida and Federal Guidelines in order to protect the health of our residents.

The Village continues to review processes, policies and procedures to reflect all current recommendations and best practices. For information about COVID-19, please contact the Florida Department of Health dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling (866) 779-6121 or the local Miami Dade Florida Department of Health Center at 305-324-2400. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

It's important that we all get back to the basic proven COVID precautions we know work:

      • Get vaccinated as soon as possible
      • Wear a mask in public indoor settings. We also strongly encourage you to wear a mask in all public settings including outdoors – especially when in large crowds and around people you don’t know to be vaccinated
      • Practice social distancing in public and socialize outdoors wherever possible
      • Wash your hands frequently
      • Stay home if you’re sick, and if you have been exposed or experience COVID symptoms – even if you’re vaccinated – get tested.

 

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Miami-Dade County

COVID-19 Vaccine Sites in Miami-Dade County

The CARES Act - What does it mean?

COVID-19 Business Resource and Assistance Information

 

Residents can stay updated on Village information and alerts on the following platforms:

If you are in a high risk category, this may be the time to evaluate your exposure and take all precautions necessary to reduce your chances of getting sick. Be sure to avoid close contact with people who are sick, take everyday precautions like washing your hands and disinfecting your home, avoid large crowds, especially in poorly ventilated areas and take extra measures to put distance between yourself and other people to further reduce your exposure to the virus.

For more information, on who is at risk and how to prepare, visit the CDC.

 

Things to know:

The FDOH is your point of contact for any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.

The FDOH has a call center available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1 (866) 779-6121 or email at COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

Covid-19 Vaccine:

Have you gotten the Covid-19 Vaccine? Get it now. For more information, and to schedule a vaccination appointment, please visit: COVID-19 Vaccine.                  

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August 27, 2021

Monoclonal Antibody Site in Miami-Dade County has opened. To make an appointment, please visit: www.patientportalfl.com

 

August 23, 2021

The FDA has officially granted full approval to the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. We encourage anyone who has yet to the shot to do so as soon as possible. 

 

July 29, 2021

Masks are required at all indoor County facilities for employees and for visitors, in keeping with new CDC guidance that even vaccinated people should wear masks in certain settings to maximize protection from the Delta variant. Masks continue to be required on transit and at the airport under federal regulation.

 

April 6, 2021

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced that effective Monday, April 12, 2021 the Miami-Dade countywide curfew will be lifted! 

 

November 13, 2020

Miami Shores Village is pleased to announce the start of the Miami Shores Village Business Grant (MSVBG) Program effective Monday, November 16, 2020!

In order to help our local small businesses with economic recovery from losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami Shores Village applied for and received funding through the Federal CARES Act and Miami-Dade County. This funding is essential for our Village's small businesses who are not only a staple in our community, but are also our neighbors and friends. Miami Shores Village hopes that helping our small business community will reinvest in the businesses that have invested in us. 

Please click here to find out more information about the program, please click here.  Applications will be accepted begining Monday, November 16, 2020 at Village Hall 10050 NE 2 Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138. Should you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Village liason, Travis Kendall at 305-762-4864 or via email at kendallt@msvfl.gov.

 

May 18, 2020

Miami-Dade County is preparing to re-open our community in a phased approach beginning on Monday, May 18th, 2020. A draft form of the NEW NORMAL GUIDE for review ONLY is available to allow businesses time to prepare. This handbook is NOT in final form, but should be used as a guide to the County's reopening strategy which was developed in close consultation with medical and industry experts, along with community and municipal partners. Once approved, the County will proceed with the reopening of Phase I (the Yellow Flag Phase that essentially allows certain non-essential businesses to open with stringent capacity and safety rules in place.) 

March 24, 2020

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez orders that more than 10 people shall not gather in public. Lists specific and essential service exemptions. View Emergency Order 10-20 here.

 

March 23, 2020

Declaration of Local Emergency extended for seven more days by Mayor Crystal Wagar commencing on March 24, 2020.

 

March 21, 2020

Hotels, motels, short-term vacation rentals and other commercial lodging establishments shall not accept new reservations for persons other than essential lodgers by Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 9-20

 

May 19, 2020

Today, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued Emergency Order 06-20 and 07-20 which have an impact to the day-to-day operations in Miami Shores Village and Miami-Dade County.

In order to safeguard our community, Miami Shores Village will be enforcing Miami-Dade County Emergency Orders in response to the public health threat of COVID-19.

Effective today, Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM:

All parks, beaches and recreational facilities, both public and private, throughout the County are ordered closed.

This closure will impact the following Miami Shores Village facilities:

      • ALL Miami Shores Recreation Fields
      • Miami Shores Community Center
      • Miami Shores Dog Park
      • Miami Shores Field House
      • Miami Shores Tennis Center
      • Miami Shores Tot Lot
      • Bayfront Park
      • Constitution Park
      • Memorial Park
      • Optimist Park
      • Miami Shores Country Club and Golf Course

 

Effective tonight at 9:00 PM

ALL non-essential commercial establishments are ordered closed. Essential establishments may remain open. Here’s a summary of these businesses:

        • Healthcare providers;
        • Grocery stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, and convenience stores;
        • Food cultivation (farming, livestock, and fishing);
        • Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services to needy individuals;
        • Media services;
        • Gas stations, auto-supply, and auto-repair stores;
        • Banks;
        • Hardware stores;
        • Contractors (appliance repair personnel, exterminators, etc.);
        • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services;
        • Private colleges, trade schools, and technical colleges but only as needed to facilitate distance learning;
        • Laundromats and dry cleaners;
        • Restaurants only for take-out and delivery;
        • Schools and entities that provide free food service, only for pick-up and takeaway;
        • Businesses that supply office products;
        • Businesses that ship/deliver groceries, food, good, or services directly to homes;
        • Airlines, taxis, and other private transportation providers;
        • Home-based care providers;
        • Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and adult day care centers;
        • Professional services (legal/accounting) when necessary to assist with legally mandated activities;
        • Landscape and pool care businesses;
        • Childcare facilities with certain mandatory conditions;
        • Businesses operating at any airport, seaport, or other governmental facility;
        • Pet supply stores;
        • Logistics providers (warehouses, trucks, consolidators, fumigators, handlers);
        • Telecommunications providers;
        • Propane or natural gas providers;
        • Office space and administrative support for the listed activities;
        • Open construction sites;
        • Architectural, engineering, and land surveying services;
        • Factories, manufacturing plants;
        • Waste management services;
        • Any business that interacts with customers solely through electronic or telephonic means and that delivers products via mail or delivery services.

 

March 17, 2020

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Miami Shores Village declared a Local State of Emergency due to the threat of COVID-19 and is implementing additional closures and safety measures in order to mitigate and slow the spread of the virus. This will allow the Village access to federal and/or state funding opportunities as they become available.

 

March 12, 2020

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued a Declaration of Local State of Emergency to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community.

 

March 9, 2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a public health emergency designating the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) as the lead state agency to coordinate an emergency response. In an abundance of caution, the Governor declared a Public Health Emergency allowing the State Health Officer to take any action necessary to protect the public health of its citizens.