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COVID-19 Information & Updates
Broward County has submitted a plan to the Governor for reopening vacation rentals. Once the plan is approved and our community is safe and ready, Broward County will be able to move forward. Read Submitted Plan...
Emergency Order 20-14 effective June 1 further expands Broward County reopenings to lift beach restrictions, allow doubles racquet sports, massage establishment and tattoo parlor services. The Attachments to the Order, providing detailed guidance to various types of business activities, have been updated.
To get answers to your questions about COVID-19, call the Broward County COVID-19 Hotline at 954-357-9500, or email If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, call the Hotline BEFORE visiting a doctor or any health care facility.

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. The facial covering can be constructed of any material, but should utilize CDC guidelines. Please be sure to discard disposable face masks and gloves in garbage containers – these items are not recyclable.

Observe Social Distancing

Practice “social distancing,” by staying at least six feet from other people. Do not gather in groups and stay out of crowded places. Remember that the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable to COVID-19.

Patronize Local Business; Report Violations

Businesses are working hard to provide a safe environment for their employees and customers and begin their economic recovery. 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. Residents are encouraged to participate in the compliance process by reporting violations to 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. Both types of reports can be made anonymously.

Practice Good Hygiene

Follow standard recommendations to prevent infection spread including:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitizers at home and in the workplace

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

  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hands, or into a tissue which should immediately be discarded; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Avoid close contact with anyone showing respiratory symptoms (breathing difficulties, cough, runny nose)

  • Avoid touching public surfaces - credit card machines, gas pumps, hand railings, elevators. Use a tissue, paper towel or gloves when touching surfaces 

Mayors discuss beach reopening