COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine

The City of Homestead has worked in partnership with Miami-Dade County to locate a vaccination site at the Homestead Sport Complex (1601 SE 28th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33035). This site requires an appointment, which can be made at www.miamidade.gov/vaccine. As of Monday, April 5, 2021, all individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Please note that individuals must provide identification proving Florida residency.  If an individual does not have a valid State of Florida ID or driver’s license, they will need to provide two of the following documents as proof they live in Florida: 

  • A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement 
  • A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days 
  • A utility bill, not more than 2 months old 
  • Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old 
  • Mail from a federal, state, county or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old 
Vaccination appointments are available through a scheduling tool operated by Miami-Dade County at miamidade.gov/vaccine. The website is also available in Spanish at miamidade.gov/vacuna and in Haitian Creole at miamidade.gov/vaksen

To register for the vaccine in Miami-Dade via phone, dial 305-614-2014 / TTY 888-256-8918. For other county numbers visit www.floridahealthcovid19.gov.

The State of Florida vaccine program for homebound seniors, which also allows for caregivers to be vaccinated, can be scheduled via email at Homeboundvaccine@em.myflorida.com or via phone at (833) 540-2065.

The vaccine being offered requires a second dose. At the time of vaccination, individuals will receive information regarding the second dose. After receiving the vaccine, individuals will be required to remain seated for 15-30 minutes for medical monitoring.

Homestead’s New Normal 

Certain businesses in Miami-Dade County and the City of Homestead have been allowed to open with restrictions.  Those categories are listed below along with links to Miami-Dade County’s New Normal Guide.  All persons in the City of Homestead are required to wear a mask or facial covering when in public, with the following exceptions:

  • Children under two years of age
  • Persons who cannot wear a mask or facial covering due to an existing medical condition
  • An individual who is hearing impaired or who is communicating with an individual who is hearing impaired
  • Persons actively engaged in organized sporting competitions or activities
  • Persons swimming or engaged in order activities which may cause the face to become wet
  • While actively eating, drinking, or smoking
  • If a person is outdoors, has a mask available, and is a minimum of 10 feet from any other person other than that person's family or household
  1. Restaurants
  2. Personal Grooming, Massage, & Tattoo
  3. Arts & Culture: Movies, Bowling, Live Shows
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Office Spaces
  6. Warehouses
  7. POOLS
  8. GYMS & FITNESS CENTERS
  9. YOUTH ACTIVITIES & CHILDCARE
  10. HOTELS

The following information is excerpted from Miami-Dade County’s detailed guide on reopening.  Please read the full guide here.

  • 100% capacity is permissible if possible to maintain distancing requirements.
  • HVAC systems must run with fans "on" while people are in the establishments and doors and windows must be kept open to maximize the circulation of fresh air
  • Outdoor dining from 6am until 10pm with social distancing
  • Enhanced hygiene such as handwashing and hand sanitizer stations and cleaning of high-touch surfaces
  • Social distance of six feet between parties
  • Use of facial coverings is required
  • Parties larger than six people (ten if from the same household) are not allowed

City Facilities Update

Effective Saturday, April 10, 2021, all parks, court, playgrounds, and restrooms are open from sunrise to sunset, subject to the following use restrictions:

  • No groups of 10 or more individuals unless appropriate social distancing separates them.
  • Social distancing requirements do not apply to members of the same family or household
  • Masks must be worn according to the city-wide mask mandate rules.

Homestead Parks & Recreation Staff will be on site to enforce social distancing protocols within the park and prevent any unauthorized uses.  Beginning Monday, May 3, 2021, reservations for community center and pavilion facilities will be accepted.

All other City Facilities, except the Police Department, remain closed to the public.  This includes City Hall, Development Services, and the Solid Waste Drop Site.   City Business such as permit applications and bill payments can be conducted online or over the phone.  Visit City Departments online or call 305-224-4400 for more information.  In addition, all City events and events at the Seminole Theatre have been postponed until further notice.

Are there COVID-19 Cases in Homestead?

Yes, there are confirmed cases of Homestead residents diagnosed with COVID-19.   The Florida Division of Emergency Management releases information on new cases for all of Florida broken down by City and County each day.  You can find the latest report here.

What Should Residents be Doing?

While certain businesses have been permitted to open, residents should still be staying home if possible.  Additional everyday preventive measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include:

  • Staying home when you are sick. 
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throwing it in the trash.
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
  • Routinely cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects like doorknobs.

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 should call the Florida Department of Health at 305-324-2400.  Price gouging can be reported to the State Attorney’s hotline: 305-547-3300.

Emergency Orders

Subsequent to the State of Emergency issued on March 17, 2020, the City has issued several Emergency Orders.  You can view the full text of each order here.