PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19 - Your Wednesday Update

Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:00 pm





Public Announcement:


Village of Key Biscayne 
Navigating Through COVID-19--As a Village 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
COVID-19 - Your Wednesday Update
Volume 10 | July 8, 2020
Your Weekly News and Updates
Harbor Park Virtual Workshop
Join Councilmember Petros and Village staff today at 6:00 p.m. for a virtual workshop to discuss the next phase and priorities for Harbor Park. We will review potential resilience elements and features, and the design of a transitional passive park, so that the Village can deliver an open space to the neighborhood. Hope to see you tonight!
Zoom Meeting ID: 231 627 8415
Scheduling BZP Appointments
Made Simple
The Building, Zoning and Planning (BZP) Department is offering KB residents the opportunity to schedule appointments online. Our newly integrated Setmore online scheduling software will make scheduling consultations with permit clerks and building examiners quick and easy. With a new seamless, electronic approach, this system will provide its users with the convenience of scheduling appointments from their computers or smartphones, as well as the comfort of not having to wait in line. Please take a moment to register your account and start scheduling appointments today!
Chief Lang Hosts TEEN TALKS Series
The Key Biscayne Fire Rescue Department hosts a monthly educational speaker series focused on parents, teens, and pre-teens to address mental health risks facing our families today. Join Chief Lang in a virtual discussion next Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. to learn how COVID-19 affects teen mental health.
Zoom Meeting ID: 921 6272 3167
Save-the-Date Zoning Code
Matrix Community Forum
In light of promoting sustainable and resilient development, The Building, Zoning and Planning Department (BZP) was tasked with determining recommended updates and revisions to the Zoning and Land Development Regulations of the Village Code, encompassing issues that have evolved over 20 years. Save the date next Thursday, July 16, and join the Village at 6:00 p.m. as we host the first virtual community forum to obtain input from our KB community on updates and revisions to the Zoning and Land Development Regulations.
Zoom Meeting ID: 959 0753 4619
Village Monthly Vendor Check Register
To maintain efficient and responsive government, the Village of Key Biscayne is posting monthly vendor check registers on the Village website. Click the link below to review the vendor check registrar for April, May, and June 2020. 
Comprehensive Financial Report
The Village of Key Biscayne presents the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) of the Village of Key Biscayne for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. This comprehensive report consists of management's representation concerning the finances of the Village of Key Biscayne.
Village Channel 77
Did you know that the Village has its own public access television channel? We are working on offering more robust programming on Channel 77. Tune in to watch community events, public meetings, Senior fitness classes, yoga, learn about Key Biscayne's history, and more.
COVID-19 and New Normal Updates
New County Emergency Order 26-20 Amendment 2
Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on 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.
Update: 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 223,783 cases of COVID-19 in Florida, 53,974 of which are in Miami-Dade County.
The reported number of positive cases in the Village has increased to 137 according to the FDOH report, or 162 according to Florida's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard. 
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.
This week, drive-thru testing will open on Thursday, July 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Your Village Government 
Mayor Michael W. Davey
Vice Mayor Brett Moss  
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
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