Screenings Required for Access to City Facilities
All City of Sunny Isles Beach visitors and employees are required to undergo a screening prior to entering any City facility. The screening consists of a series of questions and a contactless temperature check. Once the individual passes the screening, they will be provided with a wristband that must be visible at all times within the facility. Once the wristband is obtained, employees are free to enter City facilities throughout the day. A new color wristband will be issued each day. Employees MUST first report to the Government Center for the screening BEFORE reporting to an off-site location.
Screenings will take place at the first floor of the Government Center parking garage near the west entrance of the Government Center and library book drop. When arriving to be screened, drive-thru is preferred over the pedestrian route. We want to save the walk-up line for employees that do not drive a car into work. Move all the way up to the front when the line moves. Please have your mask on and your City Employee ID ready as you approach the screener. Once you receive your wristband, you must wear it on your wrist prior to entering any City facility. If you decide to pre-print the questionnaire and bring it in already completed, please initial it near the bottom so that it is clear that the screener didn’t personally ask the questions but rather reviewed the answers.
Drive through for your screening, then park in the parking garage. The parking garage is now only for city employee use only. The surface parking lot will be for visitors. The door from the 3rd floor lobby to the parking garage has been locked to visitor access. There will be a sign placed on the outside “Employees Only”, and you can access it from the garage using your ID card at the reader for entry.
Employees working on the weekends will be provided additional information as to screening locations.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
This is certainly a challenging time for everyone, and the City of Sunny Isles Beach understands that its employees may occasionally need assistance with a personal issue or challenge. The City’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to help.
The program is a confidential work-based program designed to assist employees, their family members and significant others with personal and job-related concerns.
Confidential assistance for problems and work/life concerns, including:
- Elder or Childcare Needs
- Financial Issues
- Legal Matters
- Marital & Family Problems
COVID-19 Updates for Employees
As we continue to be presented with new information and adapt to new challenges, keeping employees safe is our top priority. We will continue to work with each department to keep employees informed and aware of measures we are taking to ensure their safety.
Each employee has been provided with a face mask that must be worn to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These masks should especially be utilized by any employee interacting closely with the public or with a colleague.
Miami-Dade County has urged employers to allow employees who are able to work remotely the ability to do so. The City of Sunny Isles Beach has cut-back our on-site employees by 50% and is working with each department to provide flexibility in schedules.
Employees may submit an online form requesting to work from home, subject to approval by your department director and Human Resources.
As of Sunday, March 22, the City has extended 80 hours of paid administrative time for all employees. This admin time will give you an opportunity to care for yourself and loved ones during this challenging time. This may also be used if you and/or loved ones need to self-isolate. This is being extended to all employees regardless of your length of service to the City. It is also being extended to both full-time and part-time employees.
This administrative leave can only be used during the next 6 months. This time frame may be extended if we are still battling this health crisis in the future. This time cannot be carried over, transferred, nor can it be used as any payout of leave during termination or separation of employment with the City.
Employees must get approval from their supervisors prior to using this great benefit. This administrative leave is not retroactive.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.
To request emergency paid sick leave or expanded FMLA as provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the City of Sunny Isles Beach Emergency Paid Sick Leave Policy, please complete the corresponding form below.
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
- Employee Rights Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
- Economic Impact Payment Information Center
- Coronavirus Stimulus Direct Payments FAQ
- Telemedicine & COVID-19
- CARES Act – Small Business Loan Overview
- United Healthcare – Behavioral Health Virtual Options
- United Healthcare – Virtual Visits
- United Healthcare – Emotional Support
- United Healthcare free 24/7 emotional support line: call any time at 866-342-6892. This Optum Help Line is staffed by professionally trained mental health experts. It is free of charge and open to anyone.
- United emotional support mobile app called Sanvello, is available to help you cope with stress, anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Reimbursable OTC items for Health FSAs, HRAs & HSAs
- ICMA-RC Coronavirus Related Distributions (CRDs)
Follow CDC Guidelines
We encourage employees to continue to follow guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Florida Department of Health (FDOH). Please use the below informational resources for more information.
- Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
- Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and discard it properly.
- Miami-Dade County issued Emergency Order 20-20, ordering persons working in or visiting grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible to wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC. This reinforces the CDC’s recommendation.
CDC Print Resources
- 30 Days to Slow the Spread
- What do if you are sick
- What you need to know about COVID-19
- What to do if you are at Higher Risk
- How to Protect Yourself and Others
- Stop the spread of germs
- Share Facts About COVID-19
- Stay home when you are sick!
- Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019
- DIY Facial Coverings
City of Sunny Isles Beach Print Resources
The Government Center is open for essential business only. We have stopped walk-in service and set up an online appointment system for customers to schedule appointments ahead of time. Appointments for the below services are available at sibfl.net/appointments.
- Building Permits
- New Construction Permits
- Code Compliance
- Business Licensing
- Parking Enforcement
- Planning & Zoning
Pelican Community Park
As of Thursday, April 2, Pelican Community Park is closed to the public.
All City special events have been canceled until further notice.
The SIBshuttle has suspended fixed-route service and has moved to an appointment system. Appointments are available between 8 am – 3 pm every hour on the hours. Appointments may be made by calling 305.792.1756 or by visiting sibfl.net/appointments.
Summer Camp is postponed until further notice.
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
- The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has set up a 24-hour hotline for questions concerning the coronavirus: 1-866-779-6121.
- Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management
- Individuals in Miami-Dade County who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should call the Florida Department of Health at 305-470-5660.
- These sites may have options to sign up for direct email and alerts. Be proactive and sign up to receive information from these credible sources delivered straight to your inbox or mobile device.
Stay up to date with the latest news, closures and updates from the City of Sunny Isles Beach.
- Check for the latest updates on reopenings at sibfl.net/reopening.
- Check for the latest updates on our Coronavirus Webpage at sibfl.net/coronavirus
- Sign up for SIBAlert emergency notifications.
- Subscribe to eSIBi email notifications
- Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube.
- For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305.792.1759.