Broward County Issues New Emergency Order

Because of the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Broward County government has issued a new emergency order.

Broward County reported 1325 new COVID-19 cases on July 29, an increase from 898 on July 28. Broward’s hospitals are nearing capacity. The numbers show it is still necessary to be vigilant. To further safeguard the community and slow the spread of COVID-19, Broward County issued a new Emergency Order which is effective immediately. It includes the following:

While the facial covering requirements remain in full effect, the Emergency Order clarifies that residents are not required to wear them in their home, nor are they liable for facial covering violations of their guests.

It Requires vacation rentals allowed to operate to provide the email and telephone number of their on-site management or security personnel.

Outdoor, open air events are not permissible unless a reopening or operating plan is submitted to and approved by the County Administrator.

Restaurants and retail establishments have been operating under signage requirements for some time. The signage requirements now apply to all establishments and specifies that signs must be placed conspicuously for easy visibility throughout the establishment, 8.5″ x 11” in size, printed in color whenever possible, and posted in English, Creole, and Spanish languages at all main entry points.

It clarifies that even though schools are excluded from the definition of “establishments,” schools are strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines. All extracurricular and non-academic activities must comply with  of Broward’s Emergency Order 20-21 which includes youth activities and summer camps.

The curfew is extended until Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5AM. The new Order adds to the list of exemptions people returning directly to their homes after one-way vehicular travel of more than 100 miles.

It clarifies that Amendment 15 governing beaches exempts environmental activities permitted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to operate beyond sunrise to sunset (e.g. sea turtle nesting program).

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