PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19 - Your Friday Update

Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 3:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Public Announcement:

 

Village of Key Biscayne 
 
Navigating Through COVID-19--As a Village 
 
Friday, July 31, 2020
 
 
 
COVID-19 - Your Friday Update
 
 
 
 
Friday, July 31, 2020
 
Village News and Update
 
Tropical Storm Isaias
 
Village of Key Biscayne Fire Rescue, Police Department, Building, Zoning and Planning Department, and Public Works Department are monitoring and preparing for the potential threats of tropical force winds and localized flooding associated with heavy rain and high tides. Currently, there is a projection of over 3" of rain for Key Biscayne.
 
“It needs to be stressed that there is a higher than usual amount of uncertainty in the intensity forecast.”
 
Stay connected to your Village as we bring you developing news and updates on Tropical Storm Isaias. Click below to subscribe to Village Connect and follow us on Instagram.
 
Key Biscayne Parks, Beaches, and Bill Baggs State Park
 
All Miami-Dade County parks, beaches, marinas, golf courses, and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park will close today at 8:00 p.m.
 
In advance of the approaching Tropical Storm Isaias and to prepare for any potential impact, all facilities operated by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will close Friday, July, 31, 2020, by 8:00 p.m. This includes all Miami-Dade County parks, beaches, marinas, golf courses, and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.
 
Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces will remain closed throughout Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will evaluate for possible reopening on Sunday, August 2, 2020.
 
Key Biscayne Restaurants and Business Community
 
Restaurants on the Key and the business community should prepare and take precaution to protect their commercial establishment against Tropical Storm Isaias. Particularly, all shade structures, hanging string lights, any outdoor furniture, tables, chairs, umbrellas, etc., should be dismantled and moved indoor since tropical force winds are expected with Tropical Storm Isaias.
 
For questions or concerns, please contact the Building, Zoning and Planning + Public Works Department.
 
Tropical Storm Warning in Effect for Miami-Dade County
 
The Village of Key Biscayne and Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management is monitoring Hurricane Isaias (Category 1) about 350 miles southeast of Nassau, The Bahamas in the Caribbean Sea.
 
Current location: 20.9N / 73.3W (Approximately 550 miles SE of Miami-Dade County)
 
Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 80 MPH
 
Forward Speed: 17 MPH
 
Forward Direction: NW
 
Potential for further development or weakening: On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move near or over the Southeastern Bahamas today. Isaias is forecast to be near the Central Bahamas tonight and move near or over the Northwestern Bahamas and near or east of the Florida peninsula on Saturday and Sunday. Some strengthening is possible today, and Isaias is expected to remain a hurricane for the next few days.
 
Potential Impact for Miami-Dade County: Tropical storm conditions are possible (10-20%) for portions of the County beginning on Friday night. Rainfall amounts are forecast between 3-4” with greater localized amounts.      
 
Current Miami-Dade County Actions: Level 2 (Partial Activation)
 
Current related watches and warnings for Miami-Dade County: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Miami-Dade County.  
 
The Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management will continue to provide updates on this weather system as it evolves. Detailed information on this system can be found at www.nhc.noaa.gov (mobile: www.nhc.noaa.gov/mobile). For forecast information specific to your area please visit http:/www./weather.gov/mfl.
 
Back to School Announcement and Update
 
Miami-Dade County Public Schools will start the upcoming school year remotely, with distance learning and at a later date of Monday, August 31, 2020.
 
The Village of Key Biscayne activated a Back to School Recovery Task Force and is working with KB schools to provide support and coordinate a uniformed re-opening plan for all Village schools.
 
More information will be made available in the coming weeks for parents in our community.
 
COVID-19 Positive Cases
 
There are a total of 470,386 cases of COVID-19 in Florida, 118,462 of which are in Miami-Dade County.
 
The reported number of positive cases in the Village has increased to 305 according to the FDOH report, or 372 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.
 
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, August 3 and Thursday, August 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Please, Wear a Mask A Message from the Village of Key Biscayne
 
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
Village Clerk Jocelyn Brewster Koch
Village Attorneys Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman
 
Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
Send an email to response@keybiscayne.fl.gov
 


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