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COVID-19 Variants and the Importance of Staying Vigilant

Hand holding needle for coronavirus vaccine

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Thursday, April 1, 2021) – With the State of Florida expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccination, we are working toward reaching a fully vaccinated community. But the risk of COVID-19 is still present. As the coronavirus spreads over time, it is more susceptible to mutation, which is how we are seeing new variants arise around …

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The Importance of Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, February 26, 2021) – March marks one year since COVID-19 was first introduced into our lives in Sunny Isles Beach. A year of challenges, the like we have never seen before. The good news is that the COVID-19 vaccine has proven effective to protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. Currently in South Florida, …

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State of the City 2021

State of the City 2021 Mayor George "Bud" Scholl

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Thursday, January 21, 2021) – I am pleased to present the 2021 State of the City address to our community. This is my seventh State of the City. To say that 2020 was an unprecedented year would be an understatement. The coronavirus pandemic tested us on a scale we never anticipated. But Sunny Isles Beach …

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A New Year Brings New Opportunities

Family standing in lit holiday ornament at Night of Illumination event.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (December 30, 2020) – We are entering a new year full of new opportunities. 2020 was unquestionably a most challenging year for our community and I am looking forward to the possibilities that 2021 will bring. Finding the light in the dark is how we will move forward. We can choose to make the best …

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Staying Safe During the Holidays

Distance doesn't have to stop tradition

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (November 30, 2020) – The year may be winding down, but unfortunately, the pandemic is stronger than ever. Across the country, states are experiencing a hard-hit winter resurgence and the reality of the situation is that we could be in this until 2022. But we are all in this together. We will keep moving forward …

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Adapting to Change While Protecting our Community

Parks staff sanitizing playground equipment

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (October 30, 2020) – From the offices in City Hall to the park technicians to the police and Code Compliance officers, our city staff has been particularly outstanding during the last eight months. Sometimes uncertainty can cause chaos, but here in Sunny Isles Beach, our city remained calm, adapted to the new changes, and continued …

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Support Our Local Businesses

Perez Art Museum

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (September 29, 2020) – In the wake of the pandemic, times have been hard for all of us, especially local businesses and cultural institutions. We all agree that the economy needs a major boost due to the significant effects of COVID-19, and one of the simplest ways to help is by purchasing from locally owned …

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Message from the Mayor: 2020 General Election

A promotional picture to vote in the presidential elections.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (August 31, 2020) – The 2020 general election is two months away on November 3 and this election is as important as ever. As we navigate through the uncertainty of this time, voting can seem daunting. It is important to make a plan for voting before it is too late to take advantage of the …

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Message from the Mayor: Be Part of the Solution

For your safety and our: stay home, no congregating in any area, wear a mask, social distancing

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (July 30, 2020) – When you look back on this time in two, five or 10 years, how do you want your actions to be remembered? We have the opportunity to take one of two paths: accepting personal responsibility and doing everything in our power to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 or placing self-indulgent …

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Message from the Mayor: Update on COVID-19

Message from the Mayor: Coronavirus Update

By Mayor George “Bud” Scholl (Friday, June 26, 2020) – Coronavirus cases are rising at an alarming rate in Florida. It’s been nearly four months since our lives were first disrupted by COVID-19, and the virus is stronger than ever in our community. We all must do our part to keep our city and community safe. Most businesses have reopened …

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