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Latest Update:

July 9, 2020 4:51 PM

South Florida’s continued increase in COVID-19 cases has prompted Broward County to issue Emergency Order 20-21, which primarily addresses dining establishments and vacation rentals. The Order goes into effect at 12:01 am on Friday, July 10. You can view it in its entirety at https://bit.ly/EO20-21.

Restaurants and other eateries must stop the on-premise consumption of food and beverages between 10 pm – 5 am. However, take out, delivery, drive-through and pick up service can still operate when on-premise dining is closed.

In addition to requiring tables to be a minimum of six feet apart and dining rooms to operate at 50% maximum indoor occupancy, seating will be limited to 6 people per table, or 10 people if everyone is from the same household. Face coverings are mandatory for all employees and for customers when they are not eating.

All food and beverages must be consumed while seated at a table. Bar counters must remain closed.

The Emergency Order also mandates that only 10 people will be allowed in a vacation rental. Only those who have signed the rental agreement will be allowed on the property.

The public is encouraged to report business violations by visiting MyBroward.Broward.org or by calling 311. Reports can be made anonymously.

Establishments that violate Emergency Order 20-21 will be forced to close for 24 hours for the first offense and 72 hours for every additional offense.

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July 7, 2020 6:30 PM

To help people experiencing financial challenges during the pandemic, the City extended its suspension of water service shutoffs through August 31.

The times for the July 11, 18 and 25 food distribution events at the Korean United Methodist Church, 6501 W. Commercial Blvd., are 8 – 11 am while supplies last. This differs from what was previously announced.

The walk up only COVID-19 testing site at the Tamarac Recreation Center, 7501 N. University Dr., has been serving a large volume of people. Please be advised that the site has a limited capacity for daily testing. Once it’s reached, it will close for the day.

As a reminder, testing days at this site are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am – 4 pm, through July. For information on additional testing sites in Broward County, visit https://bit.ly/954TestSites or https://bit.ly/954TestSites1.

July 6, 2020 6:02 PM

In an abundance of caution, the City is closing the pool at the Caporella Aquatic Complex for the next two weeks, effective immediately. Swim lessons are suspended, and the pool is now closed for open swim. The situation will be reevaluated during the week of July 20.

The City will continue offering FREE walk-up COVID-19 testing in partnership with the Department of Health through July 31. The testing site at the Tamarac Recreation Center, 7501 N. University Dr., is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am – 4 pm. You must wear a mask and show ID. Appointments are not being accepted at this time.

Upcoming Feeding South Florida food distribution events in Tamarac include:

• Wednesday, July 8, 9 – 11 am, Christian Life Center, 2699 W. Commercial Blvd.
• Saturday, July 11, 8 – 11 am, Korean United Methodist Church, 6501 W. Commercial Blvd.
• Wednesday, July 15, 9 – 11 am, Christian Life Center, 2699 W. Commercial Blvd.
• Saturday, July 18, 8 – 11 am, Korean United Methodist Church, 6501 W. Commercial Blvd.
• Monday, July 20, 9 – 11 am, Community Christian Church, 10001 W. Commercial Blvd.
• Saturday, July 25, 8 – 11 am, Korean United Methodist Church, 6501 W. Commercial Blvd.

Have you visited a business or establishment where COVID-19 requirements like those for sanitization, social distancing and facial covering are not being followed? To help stop the spread, Broward County urges residents to call 311 to anonymously report violations.

This week, SBA Disaster Recovery Q&A sessions will be offered from 10 – 11 am and 2 – 3 pm daily. You can get your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) questions answered by a live person. For information on these sessions and others offered by the South Florida Office of the SBA, visit www.sba.gov/southflorida.