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Posted on: January 11, 2021

News from the Town of Bay Harbor Islands


Update from Miami-Dade County on COVID-19 Vaccines 

Miami-Dade County to Open Limited Number of COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Today, Monday, January 11 at 2 p.m., Miami-Dade County will release a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments for seniors age 65 and older, according to state vaccine guidelines. The appointments will be available through a scheduling tool at

Demand for vaccines is currently much greater than existing supply, and Miami-Dade County is working to make vaccines available to the community as fast as new supplies are received.

"Our County is working hard alongside hospitals, cities, and the state to distribute vaccines as fast as we receive them, to protect our community and keep our economy moving forward," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. "I'm proud that Miami-Dade County is able to help vaccinate thousands of seniors 65+ in our community."

Miami-Dade Public Libraries provide internet and computer access for any members of the community not able to access the website from home. The website is also available in Spanish at and in Haitian Creole at

How can I find out more information about the COVID vaccine?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the latest vaccine information:


Town Hall, the Building Department and the Annex Building are open but by Appointment Only

For the safety of our Town employees and the greater public; our Town Hall offices and lobby, the Annex building offices and our Building Department are accessible by appointment only. Any person requiring in person access to any Town service or staff member must first request an appointment. Visitors are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth and only one person may enter at a time. To schedule an appointment, click here to access our "Contact Us" form and indicate what it is you require and or with whom you wish to meet in the form's comments section. Be sure to include your name, email address. and phone number. You may also email staff directly. Click here to access the staff directory. Many services are also available online, for your convenience, making a visit to Town Hall unnecessary. Visit the "I Want to" page for more information.


Bay Harbor Islands Police Chief Raul M. Diaz is Sworn-in

The Town of Bay Harbor Islands held the swearing in of our new Chief of Police, Raul M. Diaz, on December 14, 2020. 

Chief Diaz has over 31 years of demonstrated law enforcement experience, at both the local and federal level, 18 of which were at the executive level of law enforcement. He rose through the ranks at the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department to become Assistant Chief there, serving 26 years in total with that department. Most recently, he served as Chief of Police for the City of Lynchburg, VA. Our new chief holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy and serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the USAF Reserves. Welcome Chief Diaz.

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