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 does not require an appointment, but one is recommended to reduce wait time. Currently, all individuals age 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer brand COVID-19 vaccine being administered at the Sports Complex site.  Please note that individuals must provide identification, but do not have to provide Florida residency.

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.

If 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.

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.

The City of Homestead reopened the following facilities to the public effective Monday, May 3, 2021: City Hall, Community Redevelopment Agency, Development Services, Parks & Recreation, and the Solid Waste Drop Site.   The Drop Site will be open 8am – 4pm Monday – Saturday and 8am – 12pm Sundays.  All other facilities will be open 8am – 5pm Monday - Friday.   Residents are still encouraged to conduct business online or over the phone if possible by visiting www.cityofhomestead.com or calling 305-224-4400.    

To allow for continued efficient processing of online permit submissions Development Services will be operating with modified in-person service hours as follows: 

  • Building Permit Walk-In Service Hours: 8am – 12pm Monday - Friday
  • Building Inspector Office Hours – 8am – 8:30am Monday - Friday
  • Zoning Questions Walk-In Hours – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8am – 10am
  • Planning Information meetings are by appointment and can be scheduled by calling 305-224-4529
  • Business Licensing meetings are by appointment and can be scheduled by calling 305-224-4504
  • Central Collections will close at 4pm daily

All visitors will be required to obey COVID-19 precautions when visiting City facilities such as wearing of facial coverings, social distancing, and interior capacity limits.  

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.