From the Mayor and Commission
Monday, March 23, 2:45 pm
Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-01, closing non-essential retail and commercial businesses effective today. Read the order for details on which businesses are considered essential and directed to remain open, such as healthcare providers and equipment suppliers, grocery stores and pharmacies, banks, gas stations and many more.
Broward County established a new COVID-19 call center number, (954) 357-9500, to assist the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. It is answering public questions about the Coronavirus and providing over-the-phone pre-screenings to determine eligibility for testing. This call center is open from 8 am – 8 pm, seven days a week.
City of Tamarac buildings, including City Hall, remain closed. Residents can call or email departments for services. For a list of all City department phone numbers, visit www.Tamarac.org/ContactUs.
Residents who need to set up new utility services, make payments or ask questions can call (954) 597-3590 or visit www.Tamarac.org/CustomerService. Please continue to pay your bill by mail, online or by dropping it off at drop boxes in the City Hall parking lot at 7525 NW 88th Ave., the parking lot behind the Community Center, 8601 West Commercial Blvd., and at the City’s Water Treatment Plant parking lot, 7803 NW 61st St. To help people who may be experiencing health or financial challenges during this pandemic, the City suspended any water service shut offs for 90 days at the Special Commission meeting on Thursday, March 19.
FPL has also suspended service shut offs, and asks customers who are experiencing COVID-19 related hardships to visit https://www.fpl.com/help.html to learn about available resources.
While most Tamarac City parks remain open, all outdoor fitness equipment areas, basketball courts, playgrounds, the skateboard park and the splash pad are closed. The Caporella Aquatic Complex is closed. The Colony West golf course closed today, March 23, and the Gary B Jones Park for People and Pups will be closed as of Tuesday, March 24.
All Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) are closed through April 15. This week (March 23 – 27) is spring break so district phone services and food services are suspended. Spring break camps have been canceled.
BCPS classes resume ONLINE March 30 and the school district announced two free months of Internet access for qualified low-income households are available through COMCAST. For details and eligibility requirements, visit www.internetessentials.com or call (855) 846-8376.
BCPS academics updates are available here and updates on State testing and other requirements are here.
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date is extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Details are available on the IRS website.
Those who have questions regarding unemployment claims/benefits can visit www.FloridaJobs.org or call (800) 204-2418.