This page contains notices and resources related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This information is provided as a public service and is sourced directly from Miami Beach City Government and other city, state and federal sources.

As we continue to monitor the developments surrounding COVID-19, the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District has created a dedicated webpage to act as a source of information and education for our businesses, neighbors, visitors, and stakeholders.

Below, you’ll find up-to-date information provided by the City of Miami Beach and the CDC, resources available to businesses by organizations like the U.S. Small Business Administration, nearby health care providers, and more.

We also recommend you follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest news surrounding COVID-19, updates from the City of Miami Beach, business notifications, and more.

Resources for BID Tenants and Local Businesses

Florida Emergency Bridge Loan Program

  • Governor DeSantis has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Loan Program with up to $50 million, which will be supplementing federal Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. The application period is from March 17, 2020 until May 8, 2020. The program will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury from COVID-19.  Applications will be accepted by qualified for-profit, privately held small businesses that maintain a place of business in the state of Florida. All qualified applicants must have been established prior to March 9, 2020. Qualified small business applicants must be an employer business with 2 to 100 employees.
  • This loan program will provide up to $50,000 per eligible small business. Loans of up to $100,000 may be made in special cases as warranted by the need of the eligible small business. The term limit of this loan is one year. Complete details on this program and how to apply are available at: https://floridadisasterloan.org/

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration 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.

SBA South Florida Director to Host Coronavirus Webinar

  • The South Florida District of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Florida Small Business Development will host two webinars to help small businesses navigate the economic recovery process from the effects of COVID-19. Both webinars will cover how to apply, where to get help applying for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan, and answer questions.
  • WHEN:
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  • WHERE:
    Join Skype Meeting with your computer (if you have trouble joining Try Skype Web App)

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.

Facebook will be rolling out $100 M grant program for small business relief: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants?ref=eml

Amazon is creating a Neighborhood Small Relief Fund to provide cash grants to local small businesses in need during novel coronavirus: https://blog.aboutamazon.com/job-creation-and-investment/helping-local-small-businesses-through-the-impacts-of-covid-19

You can apply here: https://amazonsmallbusinessrelief.force.com/SelfRegisterPage

Preventative Actions to Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Viruses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wash 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 content

Protecting Your Workforce While Ensuring Continuity of Operations:

Employers are encouraged to download the guides below created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation based on information provided by the CDC, to learn more about how employers and employees can prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus.

Mount Sinai Medical Center
4300 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33140
305.674.2121
http://msmc.com/

Miami Beach Community Health Center
710 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.538.8835
http://www.miamibeachhealth.org/Locations/

Medigo Urgent Care
1355 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.672.0777
http://www.medigoonline.com/

FastCare Urgent Care
825 Godfrey Road (41 Street)
Miami Beach, FL 33140
786.923.4000

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday & Holidays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

http://www.myfastcare.com/

Miami Beach Medical Group
1200 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.534.0076
http://www.miamibeachmedicalgroup.com//

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC’s website offers up-to-date information on the 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.

An additional resource for up-to-date information, preparedness videos, business support, health precautions, and more is the City of Miami Beach website

In response to the World Health Organization classifying the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic along with emergency declarations from both Governor Ron DeSantis and County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, the Miami Beach City Manager has signed a State of Emergency — recognizing that it’s important for everyone to do their part to prevent the spread of this virus.

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 COVID-19@flhealth.gov. For City of Miami Beach specific questions, please call our city hotline at 305.604.CITY (2489), open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Although the Customer Service Center will be open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., we encourage you to use our online Customer Service Center if possible.

Non-essential businesses citywide will be required to close daily by 10 p.m. until further notice, and restaurants, bars and nightclubs should decrease their capacity by 50 percent to create social distancing. Kitchens can remain open until midnight for delivery only. Businesses excluded from this mandate include: 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.

Additionally, there will be a complete closure of the beaches from Fifth to 15 streets until further notice. An 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew is also be enforced in the city’s entertainment district. City-owned parking garages and surface lots citywide will only be open to residents with proof of residency and access card holders.

Please be advised that any violation of the aforementioned emergency measures would subject the individual or business entity to criminal penalties.