Broward County Extends Curfew; Clarifies Other Emergency Orders

CNW Reporter

Broward County mayor Dale Holness. Photo via: https://www.sun-sentinel.com

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County reported 1325 new COVID-19 cases today, an increase from 898 yesterday. Broward’s hospitals are also nearing capacity.

To further safeguard the community and slow the spread of COVID-19, Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-23 today, which is effective immediately. The Order does 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.

Vacation rentals that are allowed to operate should 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 [email protected] and approved by the County Administrator.

Other clarifications include:

  • 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. See Printable Signage
  • 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 Attachment 16 of Broward’s Emergency Order 20-21 (Youth Activities and Summer Camps).
  • The county curfew is extended until Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5AM. The curfew remains in effect each day from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. 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.
  • The order also clarifies that Attachment 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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