Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

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  1. AVOID THE "THREE Cs"

    Closed spaces with poor ventilation, crowded places with many people nearby and close-contact settings such as close-range conversation. Read on...
  2. What To Do If You Or Someone You Have Been In Contact With Has Tested Positive For COVID-19?

    Have you tested positive for COVID-19? Have you been in contact with someone who has? Follow these steps. Read on...
  3. Business Closures Emergency Order Amended

    Effective tomorrow, July 9th, all in dining restaurants will be closed (take-out & delivery only). On-site dining can only take place outdoors. Gyms and fitness centers may remain open. Clients must wear masks inside gyms/fitness centers at all times. Read on...
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Questions about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), contact the Florida Health Dept. Call Center


Via Email:   covid-19@flhealth.gov
Via Phone: 1-866-779-6121


Testing Sites in Miami-Dade County:

Click this link to access information on testing site locations


GARAGE SALES:  Palmetto Bay is now accepting garage sales applications online.  Click here for more information.  There is no fee for this service.

SUMMER CAMP

:  Registration for a modified tennis camp is open.  Click here for more information.


Miami-Dade County Reopens Most Businesses and Recreational Amenities



Miami-Dade County has allowed most businesses to reopen in cities and unincorporated areas of the county, including Palmetto Bay.  Most business types may operate provided they follow the guidelines established in the county's  "Moving to a New Normal" plan.

To assist businesses with the implementation of the new restrictions, Miami-Dade County issued its "Initial Reopening Plan" detailing the rules under which businesses may operate.  A link to the plan is provided below:

To further assist our own businesses locally, Palmetto Bay contacted commercial owners to provide the county plan along with information detailing the specific protocols that apply to their business type.  That information is included below:

To learn which businesses may open in Miami-Dade County, click the link below to read the county's reopening orders:

All Village Parks Are Open, but Don't Forget Your Mask!


All five Palmetto Bay parks are open to the public.  The parks are operating under certain restrictions consistent with Amendment 3 to Emergency Order 21-20 issued by Miami-Dade County.  

Parking areas are operating at 25% capacity and all restrooms at the park facilities are open.  The following requirements  apply:

  • Dogs must be leashed in all areas of the dog park
  • Social distancing is required
  • Restroom facilities are open for use by one person or one family at a time
  • Facial coverings required, except under certain conditions
  • Must bring your own water bottle (water fountains are not in service)
All amenities at the parks are open except for:

  • playgrounds
  • exercise equipment
  • picnic shelters/pavilions. 
  • field lighting and water fountains will  remain off
Modified park hours are as follows:

  • Coral Reef Park: Monday to Sunday; 7 am to 8 pm
  • Palmetto Bay Park: Monday to Sunday; 7 am to 8 pm
  • Perrine Wayside (dog) Park: Monday to Sunday; 8 am to Sundown (except for the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays monthly when the park will open at noon)
  • Ludovici Park: Hours to match library hours*
  • Thalatta Estate Park: Sunday to Thursday; 8 am to 5 pm and Friday to Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.


Village of Palmetto Bay


AVAILABLE VILLAGE SERVICES

  • Building permits; read our online instructions
  • Local Business Tax Licenses: read our online instructions
  • Planning & Zoning applications: read our online instructions
  • Garage Sale Permits: available online.
  • Freebee (on-demand): available Monday-Saturday; 7 am to 7 pm; download the app.
  • Public Records Requests: request online or via by contacting the Village Clerk.
  • Code Compliance: report complaints to 305-259-1272 or via email
  • Criminal Registering: available at the following locations:
    • South District: 10800 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
    • Town of Cutler Bay Station: 10720 Caribbean Blvd., Suite 200, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
  • Police Reports: request by phone 305-278-4000 or online
CANCELLED VILLAGE SERVICES

  • Community events
  • Coral Reef Park Farmer's Market
  • Special Event permits 
  • Fingerprinting services
  • Background check services
  • Bus services to and from the South Dadeland Metrorail Station
  • Passport services; click this link for information about Passport Services offered by the US Department of State.
  • Golf cart registration
  • In-person Public Record Requests
  • In-person Criminal Registering
  • In-Person Police Reports


 
Unemployment Forms Available


Unemployment forms are available for pick-up and drop-off at 26 Miami-Dade County public libraries, 7 days a week, from 8 am to 7 pm. For more information and a list of locations, please click here. In addition, the FedEx location at 18755 S. Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay is also providing paper applications. You may also print a copy of the form at home by clicking the link below.

  • Download the Unemployment Application Form

In addition, the following Department of Children and Families are also available at the 26 library locations:
  • Food Assistance (SNAP)
  • Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
  • Temporary Cash Assistance (TANF)
 Miami-Dade County Highlights

  • Miami-Dade under a daily curfew from 10 pm to 6 am daily effective July 3rd by Emergency Order 27-20, until revoked or canceled.
  • County Mayor closes movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, indoor amusement facilities, and casinos (except casinos on sovereign tribal land)  by Emergency Order 26-20
  • All persons throughout the County required to wear a facial covering while in public by Miami-Dade County Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-20.
  • Miami-Dade County issues Amendment 4 to Emergency Order 23-20 prohibiting the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption between 12:01 am and 6 am; requires hookah lounges to remain closed.
  • Recreation buildings, campgrounds, skate parks, concessions and dog parks may open under restrictions by Miami-Dade County Amendment No. 3 to Emergency Order 21-20.
  • Miami-Dade County issued Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order 23-20, banquet halls, gyms, fitness centers, summer camps, youth activities, massage studios/parlors, and tattoo parlors may reopen, effective June 8, 2020.
  • Summer camps and youth sports allowed by Miami-Dade County Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 21-20.
  • Effective June 1st, under Miami-Dade County's Emergency Order 24-20 public pools, including municipal pools, may reopen subject to social distancing and the other requirements for pools. Operational requirements are detailed in Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 23-20 and the New Normal guidelines. 
  • Miami-Dade County Mayor issues Emergency Order 23-20 allowing for the reopening of certain non-essential businesses throughout Miami-Dade County, including Palmetto Bay.  Read our special business bulletin for more information.
  • Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued Emergency Order 21-20 allowing for the re-opening of county parks with some restrictions.
  • Boating, waterways and golf courses are also open. Visit the county's "Moving to a New Normal" website for details on what is open, what is closed and what is required from park patrons.

Available Resources

  • Call 3-1-1 to schedule meal delivery for seniors.
  • Online application process for CARES Act is open. Email the Beacon Council for guidance and inquiries at beaconhelp@beaconcouncil.com
  • Florida Emergency Bridge Loans are currently available; call 833-832-4494
  • Small Business Disaster Hotline 866-737-7232: find out what program is available for your small business.

Additionally, Miami-Dade County launched the Small Business Assistance Forgivable Loan Program to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 closures.  Click here for more information.

For more details and additional resources, click here.

Village of Palmetto Bay Declares State of Emergency

Consistent with Miami-Dade County's declared State of Emergency, Interim Village Manager Greg Truitt and Mayor Karyn Cunningham declared a State of Emergency effective March 13, 2020.

The declaration, which is valid for 7 days, was extended for the first time on Friday, March 20th and has been extended each week thereafter. A new extension was signed on April 28. The order ensures all necessary resources will be available if needed to respond to COVID-19 emergencies, including the purchase of necessary supplies.


Miami-Dade County Library System Announces the "Summer Success 2020" Homework Help & Tutoring Program

Miami-Dade County Libraries will continue to offer its Online Homework & Tutoring Program in reading and math every Saturday from June 13th through August 22nd (excluding July 4th), from 10 am to 1 pm.  If interested, sign up online by clicking the link below:


Monroe County Reopens to Visitors and Tourists


Monroe County has reopened to all "tourists and leisure visitors under the conditions set forth in the Executive Orders issued by the Governor..."   Lodging establishments are to limit capacity through June 15, 2020 to 50 percent.  Click the link below to read the Emergency Directive.

Expiration on Licenses Extended


The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has extended the effective period of all driver’s licenses, commercial driver’s licenses, and identification cards which expire between March 16, 2020, and April 30, 2020. Driver's licenses and ID cards expiring between March 16, 2020, and April 15, 2020, have been extended by 60 days from their expiration date and those expiring between April 16, 2020, and April 30, 2020, have been extended by 30 days from their expiration date. Commercial licenses and commercial driver instructional permits with expiration dates on or after March 16, 2020, have been extended until June 30, 2020. Read the Emergency Order from DHSMV.