In response to a recent surge in positive cases of COVID-19 in Broward and across Florida, Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-19 on Monday, June 29, officially closing beaches from 12:01AM on Friday, July 3 through 11:59PM on Sunday, July 5. The Order also clearly identifies the entities authorized to enforce the closure, and sets forth consequences for non-compliance, including civil and criminal penalties. More...
It is imperative that reopened businesses follow the requirements of the
Emergency Order restrictions
, including sanitization and posting of required signage. Residents must adhere to requirements for social distancing and wearing of
. These important steps will help us stop the spread of COVID-19 and prevent a costly rollback of our economic recovery. If you feel vulnerable, it’s safer for you to stay at home. If you decide to go out, read
from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) BEFORE you go.
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
MyBroward.Broward.org. 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