Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The City of Sunny Isles Beach continues to monitor the coronavirus through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management.

We urge our community to continue taking key steps to prevent the spread of COVID19. Get vaccinated, get the booster, get tested if you’ve been exposed or have symptoms, stay home when you feel ill, and mask up in crowded public settings or around those you don’t know to be vaccinated.

The vaccine is our best shot at recovery and a return to complete normalcy. We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated. Additional details on vaccine eligibility and locations are available at misorecipes.com/vaccines. 

We will continue to share updates and information with you. To receive the most up to date information, be sure to subscribe to SIBAlert (emergency notifications), eSIBi (email notifications), and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please email [email protected] or call 305.792.1759.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

According to state guidelines, all Florida residents ages 18+ are eligible to receive the vaccine at any vaccination site in Florida. Minors, ages 5 – 17, are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine if accompanied by a parent or guardian. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving the vaccine must also complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form.

Vaccine Boosters

Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible to receive the booster dose of the vaccine if  they were fully vaccinated at least six months ago. Teens, 16-17 years old are also eligible to receive the Pfizer booster if they were fully vaccinated at least six months ago.

View Miami-Dade County Vaccination Locations

COVID-19 Testing in Sunny Isles BeachTesting icon

Mobile COVID-19 testing is available for ages 5 and up at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center seven days a week from 8 am – 4 pm. Only the PCR nasal swab test is offered at this location.

The mobile testing unit is located at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 1st Floor Parking Garage, 18070 Collins Avenue.

Pre-registration is available online at mdc.nomihealth.com/signup. Walk-ups are also welcome.

For additional COVID-19 testing locations in Miami-Dade County, visit miamidade.gov/coronavirus/testing-locations.

How to Protect Yourself & Others

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes are at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19. More information on Are you at higher risk for serious illness.

VirusKnow how it spreads

  • The best way to prevent illness is to get vaccinated and avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 3 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Get Vaccinated

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Everyone 12 years of age and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. Booster doses are also available for those who are eligible.

Soap and water washing handsWash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • It’s especially important to wash:
    • Before eating or preparing food, before touching your face, after using the restroom, after leaving a public place, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, after handling your cloth face covering, after changing a diaper, after caring for someone sick, after touching animals or pets
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Keep 2 meters between yourself and othersAvoid close contact

  • Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
  • Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.

Person wearing a face coveringWear a facial covering in public and when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • The facial covering is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The facial covering is not a substitute for social distancing.

Soap and soap barClean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

sick personMonitor your health

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
  • Get tested if you experience symptoms of COVID-19, even if you have already been vaccinated.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

City Services and Resident Information

Sunny Isles Beach Government Center

The City encourages all employees, residents, businesses, and visitors to continue to take preventative measures to help protect our community. 

The vaccine is our best shot at recovery and a return to complete normalcy. We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. Additional details on vaccine eligibility and locations are available at misorecipes.com/vaccines. 

Notice: COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be available at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center after Friday, September 2.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 8 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday:  9:30 am – 6 pm
Sunday: Closed

Appointments

Our Building, Code Compliance and Planning & Zoning Departments are now serving walk-in customers. Appointments are also available and welcome. Please visit misorecipes.com/appointments to view available services and appointments.

Parks

City parks are open. For current hours of operation and rules and guidelines, please visit misorecipes.com/parks.

Beaches

Beaches in Miami-Dade County are currently open 7 days a week from 7 am – 8 pm. Lifeguards are on duty from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Businesses

Effective immediately, the City of Sunny Isles Beach is no longer enforcing COVID-19 guidelines on private property. As stated in the Governor’s Executive Order 21-102, we cannot enforce any previous guidelines and restrictions for local businesses. However, we still encourage and expect all businesses to continue being conscientious in their practices and following CDC guidelines as they relate to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources

We urge everyone to continue to check the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Florida Department of Health and Miami-Dade County for the latest recommendations and information.

Important Resources

Florida Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline:
1-866-779-6121 

Miami-Dade Department of Health:
1-305-324-2400

COVID-19 Cases

Visit Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard (FDOH) to view case statuses in the state of Florida, including Miami-Dade County (search for Dade on the county listing). The dashboard is provided by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection.

Visit the Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 (FDEM) website, which includes a detailed summary of persons being monitored, persons under investigation, and cases per county/city in the state of Florida. Find and click the link titled COVID-19 Data – Daily Report under COVID-19 Information and Resources at floridadisaster.org/covid19.

Stay Informed

Stay up to date on the latest news and updates from the City of Sunny Isles Beach.

We appreciate your cooperation and will continue to share updates with you from the Florida Department of Health and Miami-Dade County.