Homebound individuals 12 years of age or older can schedule an appointment at home to be vaccinated by calling (888) 201-5490 or by email [email protected]
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) is offering appointments for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s Jannsen COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is available to individuals 12 years of age and older while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s Jannsen vaccine is available to individuals 18 years of age and older.
In addition, there are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:
• 65 years and older
• Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
• Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
• Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson Jannsen COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose, when available. Some individuals may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, while others may prefer to get a different booster. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots of COVID-19 vaccine.
For additional information regarding COVID-19 vaccine boosters, visit www.cityofhomestead.com/booster
The vaccines will be offered by appointment at certain locations. To view the locations that will be offering the vaccine as well as schedule your appointment visit www.cityofhomestead.com/boosterappointment
All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form.
City Facilities Update
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 are required
Homestead Parks & Recreation Staff will be on site to enforce social distancing protocols within the park and prevent any unauthorized uses. Reservations for community center and pavilion facilities are currently being accepted.
The following facilities are open to the public: City Hall, Community Redevelopment Agency, Development Services, Parks & Recreation, and the Solid Waste Drop Site. The Drop Site is 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 social distancing and interior capacity limits. Masks for customers are required for entry to City facilities including City Hall, Police Headquarters, Cybrarium, Community Redevelopment Agency, Parks, Homestead Trolley and Community Centers.
Are there COVID-19 Cases in Homestead?
Yes, there are confirmed cases of Homestead residents diagnosed with COVID-19. The Florida Department of Health releases a weekly report with data broken down by County. You can find the latest report here when you click on “Weekly Florida COVID-19 Data.”