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March 9, 2020 12:06 PM

COVID-19 Info & Updates

New Emergency Order Modifies Some Restrictions

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Broward slowly begins to decline, the County has issued Emergency Order 20-24, effective immediately, which modifies some business restrictions. These modifications, however, could be rescinded if the numbers begin to rise again due to non-compliance.

Highlights of Emergency Order 20-24 include:

Restaurants can now serve customers on-premises until 11PM, extending closing hours by one hour. Billiard tables and similar games must remain closed.
The sale of off-site (to-go) alcohol by restaurants and food establishments is prohibited between 11PM and 5AM. Take-out and delivery of food is still permitted between 11PM and 5AM.

Open containers of alcohol are prohibited between 11PM and 5AM in all areas open to the general public.

Bars, pubs, breweries, billiard halls and clubs, and cocktail lounges which derive more than 50% of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages must remain closed.

As we approach the Labor Day holiday weekend and expect visitors from around the country, it is even more important that residents remain vigilant by staying home when possible, not participating in large parties (social gatherings of more than 10 people), continuing to wash hands frequently, wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing, all of which are mandated under current Emergency Orders.

Residents are reminded that while the numbers have started heading downward, they are still not where they need to be and now is not the time to let our guard down. "We are working hard to bring the positivity rate down in Broward County so that schools, businesses and the economy can reopen safely," said County Administrator Bertha Henry, "but we can’t do it alone. Everyone must do their part to help bring the numbers down during this public health, economic and social crisis."

Residents are urged to visit Mybroward.Broward.org or call 311 to anonymously report violations.

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Latest Update:

September 25, 2020 4:28 PM

New Emergency Order 20-25 Relaxes Restrictions!
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Broward continues to decline as a result of the restrictions in place and residents and businesses abiding by those restrictions, County Administrator Bertha Henry has issued Emergency Order 20-25, which relaxes some business, athletic event, and function space restrictions.

County Administrator Henry said, "We thank the community for its compliance to Emergency Orders which has reduced the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Broward. As a result of that compliance, we can provide our businesses and residents with more flexibility by relaxing some restrictions. Our goal is to keep the numbers low enough so that schools can safely reopen."

Highlights of Emergency Order 20-25 include:
Function spaces (ballrooms, banquet halls, catering halls, other event spaces) and other commercial facilities may operate on a limited basis.
Spectators are permitted to attend non-professional sporting events such as high school athletic events with certain restrictions.
Small groups (no larger than 10) can engage in athletic activities at beaches and in parks.
Allows for additional flexibility for Homeowner Association amenities by relaxing some restrictions related to pool furnishings, common areas, and guests.

It is still vitally important that residents and business owners remain vigilant by continuing to follow safety protocols. Facial coverings and social distancing of six feet are still required under current Emergency Orders.

The Emergency Order is effective immediately, however the provision allowing banquet halls and other event spaces to reopen shall be effective on October 2, 2020.

Whenever possible people are urged to avoid the Three C's - Confined and Closed Spaces, Crowded Places, and Close-Contact Settings.

https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/DOE-9-25-20.pdf

Prior Updates

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August 27, 2020 10:38 AM

Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-24

Effective immediately, this Order modifies some business restrictions including restaurant closing hours and adds alcohol sales restrictions. For the full language of the order click:

EO 20-24
August 27, 2020 10:35 AM

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program

The City of Deerfield Beach is committed to helping to provide resources to City residents who are financially impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City created the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Program. This program is meant to encourage businesses and individuals who have the financial ability to assist families through donations. The donations received will be used to provide financial assistance for utility payments (electricity, water, and natural gas) to Deerfield Beach families impacted by financial hardships during this pandemic.

Donations can be made by mailing a check to the City of Deerfield Beach, Financial Services Department, Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program, 150 NE 2 Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.

Once funding is available, the Utility Assistance Application will be available to City residents. Financial assistance will be provided directly to service providers for past due payments. If you are a resident in need of financial assistance, please contact Suzan Scott at 954-480-6420.

For additional information, contact Vickki Placide-Pickard at 954-571-2675 and/or vpickard@dfb.city.