PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19 - Your Friday Update

Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Public Announcement:

 

Village of Key Biscayne 
 
Navigating Through COVID-19--As a Village 
 
Friday, July 10, 2020
 
 
 
COVID-19 - Your Friday Update
 
 
 
 
Friday, July 10 2020
 
COVID-19 Village News and Updates
 
Emergency Order 20-7 Temporarily Suspended
 
The Village of Key Biscayne has temporarily suspended enforcement of Emergency Order 20-7. During this temporary suspension, non-motorized vehicular travelers will be permitted within the Village, subject to strict compliance with applicable Miami-Dade County and Village Emergency Order requirements, which include, but are not limited to, maintaining appropriate social distancing and facial coverings.
 
Amendment 2 Emergency Order 26-20
 
Effective yesterday, Thursday July 9, 2020, Emergency Order 26-20 is amended to:
 
  • Close banquet halls and ballrooms, both stand alone and incident to any hotel or other establishment;
  • To require masks or facial coverings to be worn when inside gyms and fitness centers;
  • To limit restaurants and cafeterias to outdoor service only for on-site consumption between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. each day, and require that such outdoor on-premises service cease at 10:00 p.m., but to provide that such establishments may operate their kitchens between the hours of 10:00 p.m. each night and 6:00 a.m. the next morning only for the purpose of providing delivery, pick-up, room service, or take out services; and
  • To further impose a maximum daytime and overnight occupancy for short-term vacation rentals of up to a maximum of two persons per bedroom plus two additional persons per property not to exceed a maximum of ten persons, and to prohibit new rental agreements entered into except on a monthly basis.
 
The Village of Key Biscayne is in lockstep with Miami-Dade County as we must follow the County's Emergency Order. As such, the Village will continue to work with the local business community and community partners during this regression.
 
We can tamp down the spread of COVID-19 if everyone follows the rules, wears a mask or facial covering, and stays at least six feet apart from others. We are counting on each of you, our 13,000 residents, to stop the spread, so that we can get back to opening our economy. Please do your part. Report violations by calling 305-365-5555. And if you don’t have to go out, remember, you are safer at home.
 
Building, Zoning and Planning Department
 
As we continue to respond to COVID-19, assessments and decisions are being made on a daily basis. As such and in response to Mayor Gimenez recent closures, please be advised of the latest modifications to the Building, Zoning and Planning (BZP) Department:
 
The BZP Department is suspending the majority of on-site inspections until further notice. Most inspections will be conducted remotely using a video call on a smart phone or tablet. To learn more about the new modifications to the BZP Department, including how to apply for a permit, how to schedule a virtual inspection, and how restaurants can provide outdoor seating service, please click the links below. 
 
 
COVID-19 Positive Cases
 
There are a total of 244,151 cases of COVID-19 in Florida, 58,341 of which are in Miami-Dade County.
 
The reported number of positive cases in the Village has increased to 147 according to the FDOH report, or 174 according to Florida's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard.
 
COVID-19 New Cases Per Day in Key Biscayne
 
The reported number of new cases per day in the Village continues to increase based on results provided by BioCollections Lab. It should be noted that BioCollections does report positives to the FDOH; however, there is a lag in the timing between when the lab notifies the FDOH of positives cases and when the FDOH issues its reports. The increase in daily positives suggest that COVID19 safety protocols should be diligently followed (for example, wearing face coverings, maintaining social distance, and hand washing). 
 
COVID-19 Testing on the Key
 
To make an appointment for COVID-19 testing, residents can call the COVID-19 Response Call Center (305-365-8910) or click the button below to visit the online portal. Do not be alarmed if you experience a technical issue with the portal. We provide website maintenance and upgrades to the portal from time-to-time, so we can better serve our residents.
 
Additionally, due to high demand and the decrease in availability of test kits, drive-thru testing for COVID-19 is open to any Key Biscayne resident for $85 per test per person, and scheduling is also subject to available time slots.
 
Next week, drive-thru testing will open on Monday, July 13 and Thursday, July 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Key Biscayne Community Center Virtual Programs
 
While you remain safer at home, please take advantage of the many virtual activities being offered by the Key Biscayne Community Center to keep you physically active, mentally stimulated, and socially connected to your friends and neighbors. The Active Islander regularly adds new virtual programs and activities, and the Events section is user-friendly, so residents can see the activities offered on any particular day. Learn more by visiting the Active Islander, and don't forget to register for the KBCC e-blast as well.
 
Stay Connected
 
 
 
 
 
Your Village Government 
Mayor Michael W. Davey
Vice Mayor Brett Moss  
Councilmembers: 
Luis Lauredo
Edward London
Allison McCormick
Katie Petros
Ignacio J. Segurola
  Village Manager Andrea Agha
Interim Village Clerk Peter J. Kulpa
Village Attorneys Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman
 
Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
Send an email to response@keybiscayne.fl.gov
 

 



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