Government revamps for Covid-19 crisis
As services are disrupted by Covid-19, Miami-Dade and its cities adjusted operations. The county and City of Miami canceled remaining March legislative meetings. Miami Beach canceled its finance meeting and tentatively rescheduled its land use commission committee meeting to March 31. All public schools closed.
Water and sewer disconnections for nonpayment are suspended to April 11. Foreclosure and tax deed sales through the County Clerk’s Office are canceled through March 30. Marriage-related services are postponed. Police suspended eviction activities.
The county ordered food services with seating for more than eight to permit only delivery, pick-up and take-out. Grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies and gas stations are excluded. Entertainment venues, movie theaters and clubs must close.
Hand sanitizing stations are in county facilities and transit stations. Miami and Miami Beach trolleys will see increased cleaning.
All county events are postponed or canceled. Miami and Miami Beach suspended special event permits.
Animal Services remains open for adoptions but suspended training and walk-in spay/neuter.
Parks programming countywide are suspended, but most parks are open. Miami and the county closed pools. Miami Beach closed Lummus Park. Beaches between Fifth and 15th streets are closed.
Services provided at Miami administrative building and net offices are normal, as is the city clerk’s office except for passports. People entering city buildings are screened for Covid-19 symptoms.
While Miami Beach City Hall is running normally, the Building Department’s North Beach office closed.
The county encouraged taxpayers and customers to conduct tax and auto tag services online, not in person.
Those potentially exposed to Covid-19 can call the Florida Department of Health at (305) 324-2400. For questions call 1-866-779-6121. More: https://bit.ly/39Xl9Uh.