The City of Sunny Isles Beach aims to keep residents, visitors and businesses informed on Zika-related developments and mitigation efforts within the City. Below you will find useful information and links. Please note that no Zika-related cases have occurred in Sunny Isles Beach
Have Questions about the Zika Virus?
Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) here.
Important Contact Information
A Zika Virus information hotline through the Florida Department of Health is available 24/7. Call 1.855.622.6735.
Miami Dade County Question or Inquiry Dial: 311, or report the problem online here.
Sunny Isles Beach Non-Emergency Number: 305.792.1760
To report standing water in Sunny Isles Beach: 305.792.1760
Questions regarding the removal of standing water in Sunny Isles Beach: 305.792.1735
Sunny Isles Beach Mitigation Efforts
As the Summer months approach, we have started preparing for mosquito season. The City of Sunny Isles Beach and Miami Dade County will again implement a number of preventative measures to mitigate the mosquito population in our area.
Our Building and Code Enforcement departments have been routinely inspecting properties for standing water throughout the City to ensure they are compliant with our code. Any findings of non-compliance are addressed to the full extent of our authority. In cases where a remedy is not immediately available, that area is treated to mitigate the breeding of mosquitoes. In addition to the above, the City is taking extra measures by treating both our stormwater retention areas and our drainage catch basins throughout the City to prohibit mosquitoes from breeding. We are also spraying our parks and beaches, beginning on April 27, 2017. We have contracted with a licensed and environmentally friendly mosquito control company which has serviced the City. Miami Dade County will also begin providing bi-weekly mosquito control treatments for Sunny Isles Beach on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. For more information on mosquito control in Miami Dade County, visit www.miamidade.gov/solidwaste
What You Can Do To Help
In addition to all that we are doing, we are asking our residents to be proactive as well. Follow the recommendations from the Florida Department of Health “Drain and Cover” Program. Also, help us identify any areas of concern.
If you see standing water that has not been removed within 24 hours, please report it to our Code Enforcement Division at 305.792.1760. If you have any technical questions regarding the removal of standing water, call the Building Department at 305.792.1735.
We will continue to work towards minimizing mosquito breeding in Sunny Isles Beach. In light of everything we are doing, there is still a Zika virus concern in certain specific areas of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Be sure to take these personal precautions to protect yourself:
- Drain standing water wherever it collects
- Cover bare skin with clothing and repellent
- Cover doors and windows with screens
Latest Eblast Information
April 26, 2017 — Preventative Mosquito Control Measures to Commence in Sunny Isles Beach
October 24, 2016 — Miami Dade County to Commence Weekly Mosquito Treatment in Sunny Isles Beach
September 20, 2016 — FREE Zika Testing for Pregnant Women in Miami Dade County
September 1, 2016 — Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Tonight (Thursday, September 1st) in Sunny Isles Beach
August 19, 2016 — Here is What We Have Been Doing to Prevent the Zika Virus in Sunny Isles Beach
August 4, 2016 — Mosquito Spraying Taking Place Tonight in Sunny Isles Beach
August 2, 2016 — Message from the Mayor on Zika Virus Concerns