Asking for money or food near the entrance of a business in Miami Beach is now illegal, under emergency rules put in place by the city because of the coronavirus pandemic. … Commissioner Mark Samuelian defended the new rule, saying on Twitter that panhandling does not “lend itself to social distancing.” … May 17, 2020 […]
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Dear Friends and Neighbors, Together we are experiencing an extraordinarily sad and challenging time. I am so grateful for everyone’s efforts and sacrifices. We now appear to be ending the beginning phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and thankfully can start to carefully reopen some businesses with continued vigilance. My number one priority throughout has been […]
… City Commissioner Mark Samuelian is proposing a city resolution in hopes of persuading county leaders to allow condos and apartments to open pools. “It’s a place for people to enjoy the outdoors. Frankly, I think that would help alleviate some of the pressure that we’ve had, for example at South Pointe Park,” the commissioner […]
…At the virtual meeting, the commission did not talk much about what a re-opening could look like. They’re expecting to see a plan at the end of the week. “I think we need to think about reopening but I also think we need to think about the new normal. It’s not an event, it’s a […]
Interview clip 1 on the plan of gradually reopening Miami Beach. Interview clip 2 on the plan of gradually reopening Miami Beach.
… His brother Jonathan, the captain and entrepreneur of the robotics team, saw potential. He reached out to Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian and asked if face shields were something the city could use. “As a team everyone wanted to make it but [we] didn’t want to make it until we knew who we were […]
Home-bound seniors in Miami Beach who show COVID-19 symptoms can now request in-home testing through a private clinic that has partnered with the city to make coronavirus tests available to residents ages 65 and up. MedRite Urgent Care, which operates the only drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Miami Beach, is expected to begin senior testing on Monday […]
… “Continuing to allow these large group gatherings on the beach is a public health hazard,” Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian said in a statement. “These measures are vital.” … March 16, 2020 | CNN | Miami Beach’s spring break ‘canceled’ as Florida sprints to get in front of coronavirus pandemic
… Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian said battling coronavirus is hard enough. But when you add large, energetic crowds and alcohol — not the disinfecting kind — into the mix, strong measures are needed to protect public safety, he said. “It is certainly unprecedented,” he said. “We’re trying to keep people as healthy as possible, […]
The city of Miami Beach is pushing to reduce large gatherings along Ocean Drive — one of the region’s most popular social spots — amid efforts to hold stop the spread of the new coronavirus. A Saturday release from the city notes the street had been closed to vehicles since Thursday. “Effective immediately, the city […]