Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

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  1. COVID-19 Update & Village Operations - May 20

    Two parks reopen in Palmetto Bay and non-essential businesses may now operate by county order, plus more updates related to COVID-19. Read on...
  2. COVID-19 Update-May 17-Business Special Edition

    Non-essential businesses reopen. Read on...
  3. COVID-19 Update-May 17-Parks Special Edition

    Village parks reopening update. Read on...
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Questions about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), contact the Florida Health Dept. Call Center

Via Email:
Via Phone: 1-866-779-6121

Non-Essential Businesses Reopen in the County, Including Palmetto Bay

Effective Monday, May 18th, non-essential businesses previously closed under county order are allowed to reopen with certain restrictions.  

To assist businesses with the implementation of the new restrictions, Miami-Dade County has issued the "Initial Reopening Plan" detailing the rules under which businesses may operate.

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:

Please refer to the Initial Reopening Plan for information related to other business types.

Park Operations Update Related to COVID-19

Coral Reef Park & Palmetto Bay Park Reopen

By Emergency Order 03-20, effective Monday, May 18th, Coral Reef Park and Palmetto Bay Park are open to the public.  These two parks only are open everyday of the week from 7 am to 8 pm.  All other facilities remain closed at this time.

Certain restrictions have been implemented in an effort to safeguard the health of all park visitors and also Village employees.  Signs have been placed throughout the parks showing which park amenities are open and which are closed.  Please click the link below to review the new measures.  

ATTENTION:  At this time, the Village is considering opening the walking paths for bicycling and skating.  A new amended order will be issued to that effect.

Village of Palmetto Bay


  • Building permits; read our online instructions
  • Local Business Tax Licenses: read our online instructions
  • Planning & Zoning applications: read our online instructions
  • 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

  • Community events
  • Coral Reef Park Farmer's Market
  • Garage sale permits 
  • 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

 Miami-Dade County

  • 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.

Miami Dade County Public Schools

  • Schools to remain closed for the remainder of the school year and students are to continue using the online platform. Please visit the district's COVID-19 website or call the support lines listed below if you have any questions or need further information.
  • M-DCPS Support Lines (Hours of Operation: M-F from 8 am to 4 pm):
  • District Emergency Operations hotline: 305-995-3000
  • Instructional Learning Plan hotline: 305-995-HELP (4357)
  • Mental Health Services Parent Assistance Line: 305-995-7100
  • M-DCPS Employee Assistance Program: 305-995-7111
  • Adult and Career/Technical Education: 305-558-8000

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
  • 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.

For more details and additional resources, click here.

Testing Sites

A number of testing sites have opened throughout Miami-Dade County. A list of sites is provided below, as reference. However, please know that an appointment is required for most sites and that you must be symptomatic to be tested.

  • Amelia Earhart Park: 401 E 65 St., Hialeah- 305-268-4319
  • Charles Hadley Park: 1350 NW 50 St., Liberty City- 305-960-5050
  • CHI of South Florida - Loren Roberts Park: 627 NW 6th Ave., Florida City - Tues & Thurs- 10 am to 1 pm- no appt. needed
  • CHI of South Florida Martin Luther King Jr. /Clinica Campesina Health Center: 810 W. Mowry Dr., Homestead- Mon & Wed- 10 am to 1 pm- no appt. needed
  • FIU/ Youth Fair Grounds: 10901 SW 24 Street, Miami- 305-499-8767
  • Florida City: 450 W. Davis Parkway, Florida City- Tues & Thurs- 10 am to 1 pm
  • Holy Family Catholic Church: 14500 NE 11 Ave, N. Miami- 305-499-8767
  • Marlins Park: 501 Marlins Way, Miami- 305-499-8767
  • MedRite Urgent Care: 4621 Collins Ave., Miami Beach- 305-735-3909
  • South Dade Government Center: 10710 SW 211 St, Cutler Bay- 305-499-8767
  • Walgreens: 14901 NE 6 Ave-
  • MOBILE TESTING: 18+ symptomatic with disabilities or homebound- 305-499-8767

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.

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.

Miami-Dade County Library System Announces its Online Homework & Tutoring Program

Miami-Dade County Libraries announce the launch of their Online Homework & Tutoring Program. Students grades K-12 can get a free 30-minute one-on-one tutoring and homework assistance session in reading and in math from certified teachers. Sessions are provided Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm by appointment only by calling 305-375-1413 or go online for more information.

Monroe County Closed to Visitors

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is implementing southbound checkpoints at MM 112.5 on US 1, and on Card Sound Road (905), to reinforce Monroe County’s closure to visitors and non-residents. Only residents, property owners, and those actively involved in work in the Florida Keys will be admitted, including fuel tankers, delivery, and grocery trucks. Documentation showing proof of residency or proof of employment would be required.