COVID-19 Resources

The following content is from Florida's Community Coronavirus Dashboard

We are putting as much information as we can about COVID-19 here. If you have information you think we should share, please use the "feedback" box at the bottom of this page to give us more information. We will update this page as often as we can. 


Drive Through Testing, Ways to Give and Get Help in Miami DadeResources for Establishing Mutual Aid Groups, Unemployment Help, Help for Small BusinessesLocal News, Public Health Information, Information from the State of Florida and the County of Miami-Dade, Information from Local Municipalities, Grocery Stores with Special Hours for Seniors and Vulnerable Populations, Restaurants Doing Delivery and Takeout, Virtual Cultural Offerings and Events

Drive-Through Testing

Miami Gardens: Testing Starts March 23 at the Seminole Hard Rock Arena

Testing will only be available to:
First responders who are or are not symptomatic. They must bring ID.
People aged 65 or older with COVID-19 symptoms. They must bring ID.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest or bluish lips or face, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hialeah: Drive Through Testing

"At this time, we're prioritizing healthcare workers and first responders. Please call 305-830-0790 to schedule an appointment."

Drive Through Testing at Marlins Park

People 65 and older with possible coronavirus symptoms can make appointments for drive-thru testing for COVID-19The number to call is 305-499-8767.

South Miami-Dade:

Doris Ison Health Center. Patients should call first to 305-252-4820

South Dade Government Center:

A new coronavirus testing site opened at the South Dade Government Center Sunday, and officials said there will be 300 tests available daily.

The site is open for anyone who is over 18 and showing COVID-19 symptoms, although you must have an an appointment in order to get tested. Appointments can be made by calling 305-499-8767.

Miami Fire-Rescue is offering free, in-home COVID-19 testing for homebound local seniors, age 65 and above, who are experiencing symptoms and don’t have access to transportation. If you know someone who fits this criteria, please direct them to call 305-960-5050 for assistance.

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Ways to Give and Get Help in Miami-Dade

UNITE HERE Local 355/Hospitality Workers Fund

Miami Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

United Way of Miami Pandemic Response Fund

Curley’s House of Style Food Bank

Job Loss Support Facebook Page

South Florida Healing Justice Facebook Page

Alcoholics Anonymous Zoom Meetings

New Florida Majority List of Testing Sites and Food Distribution Spots

Miami Herald’s List of Resources

Community Emergency Operations Center: Sign up to Phone Bank for the Elderly

The New Tropic's list of resources and ways to support the Miami community

Read The Miami New Times' story about the Buddy System to deliver supplies to sick and elderly folks. Interested in volunteering or requesting a delivery? Email

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Resources for Establishing Mutual Aid Groups

Big Door Brigade

Sample Mutual Aid Letter

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Unemployment Help (The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity)

Find (and support) some unemployment resources. The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce put together this guide for folks that have found themselves, or expect to find themselves, without a job. This Facebook group is also collecting resources and information. And chefs like Michael Schwartz, Brad Kilgore and Michelle Bernstein have teamed up to create a GoFundMe to support restaurant workers.

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Help for Small Businesses

Check out these small business resources. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council has compiled a resource center including information on emergency loans, the state’s short term compensation program and much more. Head here for details.

Support, or apply for, this SOBEWFF relief fund. The organizers of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, and FIU’s hospitality school, created a relief fund to support independently owned and operated SoFla restaurants that have suffered losses or had to lay off employees because of COVID-19 closures and restrictions. Head here to apply or donate to the fund.

Local Business & Nonprofit Relief Resource Guide Compiled by County Commissioner Eileen Higgins (District 5)

Managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the Business Damage Assessment Survey will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy.
The information gathered allows State Government to fully assess the comprehensive impact COVID-19 is having on Florida businesses and industries, then mobilize the appropriate resources to help alleviate those pressures.
Take the Business Damage Assessment Survey online at .
Results will be shared with state agencies and local partners, including the Small Business Administration (Coronavirus-related aid from SBA detailed below).

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Loans of up to $2 million in assistance per small business and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.-
Loans have long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
For more information, please contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center: 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or .

The Short Time Compensation Program is a voluntary employer program designed to help employers maintain their staff by reducing the weekly working hours during temporary slowdowns instead of temporarily laying off employees. 
If an employer establishes a Short Time Compensation Plan and an employee meets the qualifications to file a re-employment assistance claim in the state of Florida, the employee will receive a partial re-employment check to supplement their reduced paycheck.
For more information, visit .

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is available to small business owners located throughout Florida that experienced economic damage as a result of COVID-19.
These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources, such as sufficient profits from a revived business, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.
The program is not designed to be the primary source of assistance to affected small businesses, which is why eligibility is linked pursuant to other financial sources. Note: Loans made under this program are short-term debt loans made by the state of Florida using public funds – they are not grants. Loans require repayment by the approved applicant from longer term financial resources.
For more information, visit:

Register with the FIU – Small Business Development Center.
Once registered, you will receive information about emergency loans as information becomes available.

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Local News

Miami Herald Coronavirus Coverage (No Paywall)


Miami New Times

NBC 6 South Florida

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Public Health Information

World Health Organization

Johns Hopkins Global Cases Map

Web MD Coronovirus News Page

Florida Department of Health Infection Tracker

Should I Get Tested: Coronavirus Checker from Emory School of Medicine

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Information from the State of Florida and the County of Miami-Dade

FL Health Department

Miami-Dade County

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Information from Local Municipalities

City of Aventura Alert Center

Bal Harbour Village Coronavirus Updates

Town of Bay Harbor Islands

Village of Biscayne Park

City of Coral Gables Emergency Page

Town of Cutler Bay

City of Doral

Village of El Portal

City of Florida City Home Page

Town of Golden Beach

City of Hialeah Coronavirus Update Page

City of Hialeah Gardens

City of Homestead Alert Page

Indian Creek Village

Village of Key Biscayne

City of Miami Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information Page

City of Miami Beach Coronavirus Update Page

City of Miami Gardens

Town of Miami Lakes Home Page

Village of Miami Shores Coronavirus Page

City of Miami Springs News

Town of Medley

North Bay Village Coronavirus Page

City of North Miami Update Page

City of North Miami Beach Alert Center

City of Opa-Locka Civic Alerts

Village of Palmetto Bay

Village of Pinecrest Coronavirus Updates

City of South Miami Alert Center

City of Sunny Isles Beach Coronavirus Updates

Town of Surfside

City of Sweetwater COVID-19 Information Page

Village of Virginia Gardens

City of West Miami

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Grocery Stores with Special Hours for Seniors and Vulnerable Populations


Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, 7-8 am

Dollar General

First Hour of Operations


One hour before store opens every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older, from March 24 through April 28.

Whole Foods

Stores open one hour early for people 60 and over


8 - 9 am, Monday through Friday

Fresh Market

8 - 9 am for seniors and other at-risk people


7 - 8 am for those 65 and over and those at risk


First hour of shopping on Wednesdays

Milam's Supermarkets

Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday – 8 – 9 am for seniors and other at-risk people

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Restaurants Doing Delivery and Takeout

Convention and Visitors Bureau Google Doc with Citywide Restaurant Updates

Team Feed Miami

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Virtual Cultural Offerings and Events

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: Take a virtual tour of the historic home and gardens here

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM): Access their video library, portrait's blog, and exhibitions page

City of Miami Beach Virtual Cultural Offerings

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