On Friday, February 25th, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced updates on COVID-safety policies and a strategic plan to guide our community into the future:
“Together, we learned so much in the last two years and it’s time to take that knowledge - rooted in science and data - and use it to be more proactive and adaptive against this evolving pandemic,” stated Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “The COVID-19 vaccine remains the single best tool we have to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our entire community from serious illness, hospitalization, or worse. I strongly encourage our community to get the booster shot if you haven’t already.”
The following updates are now in effect:
- Masks: The use of face masks will no longer be required in County buildings. Masks are still required at the Airport, Seaport, and on all public transportation per federal guidelines.
- Hospital Reporting: Hospitals are no longer required to submit daily reporting of COVID patients. The numbers of patients have decreased significantly and, fortunately, during the last wave our hospitals did not face a critical surge in critical patients.
- Employee Testing: Non-bargaining County employees will no longer be required to do weekly COVID-19 tests.
- We know that many of you are continuing to implement COVID-19 policies, including the requirement to wear face masks. We understand and applaud your efforts to help protect the health and safety of audiences, artists and staff.
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AND BOOSTERS
Mayor Levine Cava continues to strongly encourage residents who are eligible to get vaccinated and to get the booster shot. For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccination sites, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine Finder (miamidade.gov).
Also, to find COVID-19 testing sites, go to https://www.miamidade.gov/global/initiatives/coronavirus/testing-locations.page
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
As arts audiences increasingly return to cultural events, we know that many cultural institutions are still struggling with lower than pre-pandemic attendance and that tickets sales and admission revenue is still comparatively down. We are partnering with the Arts and Business Council of Miami to provide scholarship opportunities for a workshop on how to increase your media coverage to build awareness and boost ticket sales.
Miami Arts Marketing Project (MAMP) Virtual Lab
Mastering Media Coverage
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM (Virtual Event via Zoom)
Explore how to amplify your media coverage. Hear from communications experts and learn the tools and tips to establish media connections and increase coverage, as well as receive the valuable MAMP Media List. Featured speakers include Mandalit Del Barco, national arts correspondent for National Public Radio; Jawan Howard, NBC6 anchor and more. Click here for more information.
Scholarships available for current recipients of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Grants: Cultural Development Grants, Developing Arts in Neighborhoods Grants, Hannibal Cox, Jr. Grants, Youth Arts Miami Grants and Community Grants. Eligible for Scholarship? Email Maria@ArtsBizmiami.org for the form.
Additionally, young professionals and new arts administrators (under 5 years of experience) can apply for a Miami Emerging Arts Leaders scholarship by Thursday, March 3rd. Please visit our website for eligibility criteria and more information.
Arts events and cultural activities continue to make a bold social and economic impact in Miami-Dade County. Through large outdoor festivals, heritage celebrations, performances and exhibitions in our arts centers, theaters and museums, and youth arts and afterschool programs in our diverse communities, your hard work and inspiring programming is making a difference as we move forward to a post-ish COVID-19 era.
Especially as we view recent world events with shock and horror, we thank you for your ongoing commitment to positively transforming our neighborhoods and lives.
Director, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs