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Facial Coverings: Not Optional
Understand why they’re important to stopping the spread
Local COVID-19 Business Complaints
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COVID-19 Information & Updates

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-244, issued on September 25, 2020, expedited the reopening of all business in the state, including bars, nightclubs and other establishments previously closed by local emergency orders. Local jurisdictions retain some rights to impose guidelines and restrictions, and the County remains committed to reopening in a way that promotes public health and control over COVID-19 numbers. Restrictions that require sanitization, social distancing and the wearing of facial coverings remain. Read Latest Emergency Orders

Reopened businesses must still follow the requirements of Broward County’s Emergency Orders, including sanitization, wearing of facial coverings and posting of required signage. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, it is important for residents to adhere to social distancing and wear a facial covering in public. If you feel vulnerable, it’s safer for you to stay at home. If you decide to go out, read this from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) BEFORE you go.
For the latest updates, visit, email or call the Florida Department of Health at 866-779-6121 (954-412-7300 in Broward). To learn what Broward County is doing, visit

Broward County officials continue to work closely with the Florida Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Governor's office and the Florida Department of Emergency Management to help residents, visitors and employees weather this health crisis.

Cover Your Face

The CDC recommends and Broward County Emergency Orders require residents and visitors, unless otherwise exempted, to wear a facial covering in public, and to wear it properly, including over the nose and mouth. The facial covering can be constructed of any material, but should utilize CDC guidelines. Disposable face masks and gloves are not recyclable – please dispose of properly.

Observe Social Distancing

Practice “social distancing,” by staying at least six feet from other people. Avoid groups and crowded places that can contribute to community spread of the virus. Remember that the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. See Latest Daily COVID-19 Update of key statistical indicators.

Support Local Business, But Report Violations 

Residents are encouraged to patronize local businesses that adhere to the guidelines, while continuing to observe responsible personal hygiene, social distancing and the business’ requirements for reopening. You can check the Business Complaint Tracker to find out which businesses you wish to patronize are following the rules. You can report violations anonymously online at Select “Request for Service,” enter the location of the violation, and select “COVID-19 Business Complaints” as the Type of Issue. You can also call the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000.

Prevent Infection Spread 

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, and follow Florida Department of Health guidelines for other preventive measures

If you are sick, stay home, and follow the advice of your health care provider.

COVID-19 Guidelines