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April 8, 2021 12:01 AM

Coronavirus Information and Updates

For the latest information from the City of Tamarac, visit our dedicated information page.

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Latest Update:

July 29, 2021 5:59 PM

According to the Florida Department of Health, Broward County’s COVID-19 positivity rate is on an upward trend. The pandemic’s UK variant is most prevalent; and the Delta strand remains active. While nearly 70% of the County’s population, age 12 and older, has received at least one vaccine dose, current vaccine demand remains low, as positive COVID-19 cases rise primarily among unvaccinated individuals. This local trend is also emerging in other parts of the County. 

Updated CDC recommendations regarding wearing of masks and facial coverings among vaccinated individuals were recently issued, as well as other important guidance. These recommendations are detailed in the CDC’s Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. Some of the important highlights include guidance for:

  • Indoor and outdoor mask wearing by fully vaccinated people
  • Fully vaccinated people with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • General guiding principals for fully vaccinated people

City of Tamarac Operations, Facilities, and Recreation

To ensure continuity of business operations, while maintaining healthy and safe public facilities for our staff and guests, the City of Tamarac will adopt practices to decrease the odds of transmitting COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, based on CDC guidance. Effective immediately: 

  • Regardless of vaccination status, wearing masks is required upon entry to all indoor City facilities.   
  • All voluntary indoor group gatherings are cancelled until further notice, with a few exceptions.
  • Where possible, we will replace scheduled face-to-face meetings with phone calls and video conferencing.
  • Shuttles will maintain normal routes and operations. Masks required.
  • Up-to-date Tamarac meeting schedules and agendas are available online.  

Other Reminders

Parks and Recreation Department Updates

FACILITIES

Facility Rentals will continue. Attendees of private indoor events are required to wear masks at all times while inside the facility. Book facility rentals by calling (954)597-3620. information. Reserve picnic shelters online.

Colony West Golf Club guests must wear masks while indoors. Masks are not required when golfing. 

Fitness Center – A reduced number of guests may enter the fitness center at once.  Masks required when entering and leaving the facility. Social distancing encouraged.

Caporella Aquatics Center will continue its current operations. Masks are required for all guests upon entering and leaving the aquatic facility.

  • Open Swim Sessions will continue at 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., with sanitization occurring after each.
  • Water Arthritis Classes will continue as scheduled.  
  • Swim Lessons will continue as scheduled, with a reduced number of students per instructor. 

GROUP SPORTS AND CLASSES

Youth Basketball games and practice sessions are postponed until mid-September.

Adult Basketball League games and practice sessions will continue as scheduled.  Masks are required for players upon entering and leaving game locations, and while on the bench.

Senior, Adult and Youth In-person Classes will continue as planned with limited participation numbers, allowing for social distancing practices. Masks required at all times for participants. Advance registration is available online.  

SUMMER CAMP

Summer Camps end in August as planned. Masks must be worn by campers at all times during indoor activities. 

OUTDOOR EVENTS

Outdoor Events will continue as planned. Masks are encouraged.

For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (954) 597-3620.

Prior Updates

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May 3, 2021 11:14 AM


Vaccine Update

In an effort to eliminate any potential barriers to residents getting vaccinated, the Department of Health - Broward no longer requires appointments for vaccinations at its local sites. For information on vaccinations, visit www.Tamarac.org/Vaccine and GetVaccinated.Broward.org.

Broward County Emergency Rental Assistance

Qualified Broward County residents negatively impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for Emergency Rental Assistance. To be eligible, residents must be able to show a documented loss or reduction in income due to the pandemic, and the inability to pay rent or utility bills. Payments will be made directly to landlords and utility companies. Check eligibility requirements, stay updated and apply by visiting Broward.org/RentAssistance. Call (888) 692-7203 for assistance.

Upcoming Food Distribution Schedule
Feeding South Florida’s Tamarac Food Distributions.
Items available while supplies last.

• Monday, May 17, 9 – 11 a.m., Community Christian Church, 10001 W. Commercial Blvd.
• Wednesday, May 26, 9 – 11 a.m., Christian Life Center, 2699 W. Commercial Blvd.

Korean United Methodist Church of South Florida
Every Saturday, 8 – 10:30 a.m., 6501 W. Commercial Blvd.
Call (954) 597-0735 for additional information or to confirm dates.

March 30, 2021 5:35 PM

Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccination efforts are ongoing in Florida. On March 26, Governor Ron DeSantis expanded the list of eligible recipients in Executive Order 21-79.

Want to learn more about the three available vaccines? Visit www.CDC.gov/Coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html.

For general vaccine information, you can also call the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) at (866) 779-6121, email COVID-19@flhealth.gov or visit www.FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov/Vaccines.

Ready to get vaccinated? Pre-registration is available at https://MyVaccine.Fl.gov/. Broward County provides updated information on local vaccination sites at www.Broward.org/Coronavirus/Pages/Vaccination-Sites.aspx.

Upcoming Food Distribution Events

The following Feeding South Florida food distribution events will be held during the stated times, while supplies last.

Wednesday, April 12, 9 – 11 a.m., Community Christian Church, 10001 W. Commercial Blvd.
Wednesday, April 21, 9 – 11 a.m., Christian Life Center, 2699 W. Commercial Blvd.
Wednesday, April 28, 9 – 11 a.m., Christian Life Center, 2699 W. Commercial Blvd.

In addition, the Korean United Methodist Church of South Florida at 6501 W. Commercial Blvd. is hosting its food distribution events from 8 – 10 a.m. on most Saturdays.