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COVID-19 Information & Updates
Breaking News: May 21’s Emergency Order 20-12 allows all nonprofit, retail, and commercial establishments, and any other facility doing business in Broward, except for those expressly identified in the Order, to resume operations subject to certain restrictions. Guidance for each type of establishment that is allowed to reopen is detailed in a series of 12 attachments. Businesses and residents continue to be responsible for adherence to social distancing, facial covering and sanitation requirements as recommended by the CDC.
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.
Please note that the COVID-19 Hotline and the Broward County Call Center will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The Hotline and 311 will reopen at 8AM on Tuesday, May 26.

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

County Administrator Emergency Order 20-07 requires everyone in Broward County to wear a facial covering when providing essential services or visiting essential businesses, effective April 11. 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.

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.

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 

Patronize Local Business

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.

County Commissioners discuss COVID-19 updates