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.
As a result of the surge in new cases locally, the City of Sunny Isles Beach will be requiring facial coverings for all employees and visitors at all indoor City facilities effective Friday, July 30 regardless of vaccination status. The City encourages all employees, residents, businesses, and visitors to continue to follow all preventative measures to help protect our community. This includes continuing to take personal responsibility by wearing a facial covering, washing your hands often, practicing a safe social distance, and taking extra precautions when in group settings. Everyone’s cooperation and consideration will help keep our community safe as we experience an increase in cases in our region.
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 sibfl.net/vaccines.
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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. 12 – 17 year-olds 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.
Booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available to the following groups of people who completed their first series of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago:
- People 65 years and older
- People age 18+ in long-term care settings
- People age 18+ with underlying medical conditions
- People age 18+ who work or reside in high-risk settings, including:
- First responders and healthcare workers
- Education staff
- Food and agriculture workers
- Corrections workers and inmates
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
- Residents of homeless shelters
Miami-Dade County Vaccination Site in Sunny Isles Beach
Mobile COVID-19 vaccination is available for ages 12 and up at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center seven days a week from 8 am – 5 pm. The Pfizer vaccine is available for ages 12+. Minors between the ages of 12 – 17 may receive the Pfizer vaccine but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring with them a completed parental consent form. The Booster Dose of the Pfizer vaccine is available for those who are eligible.
The mobile vaccination unit is located at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 1st Floor Parking Garage, 18070 Collins Avenue.
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 – 5 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 seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19. More information on Are you at higher risk for serious illness.
Know 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.
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.
- Visit sibfl.net/vaccines to find a vaccination site close to you.
- Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and the benefits of vaccination.
- Learn more about what to expect before and after a vaccine.
- After your vaccine, continue to take recommended actions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Wash 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.
Avoid 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.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
- Stay at least 3 feet from other people.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Wear 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.
Clean 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.
Monitor 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
Resources and Assistance
The below resources and assistance are available for Miami-Dade County residents who have been impacted by the pandemic.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Business & Employee Resources
Light Bill Assistance
Community Empowerment Program
Miami-Dade County Seniors
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.