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Coronavirus Information and Updates

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Latest Update:

April 6, 2020 6:46 PM

This week we remain under a statewide order to stay home as the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 continues. Additional information explaining the order is available at https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/covid19/Exec%20Order%2020-91%20FAQs.pdf.

The pandemic requires us all to make changes to our daily routines and has created financial hardships for some. Even though we are social distancing, there are resources available that will help our community get through this challenging time, together.

Those experiencing food insecurity can contact Tamarac’s Social Services division at (954) 597-3620 for information and referrals, or reach out to the following organizations:

• Aging and Disability Resource Center: www.ADRCBroward.org or (954) 745-9779
• Feeding South Florida: www.FeedingSouthFlorida.org or (954) 518-1818
• Meals on Wheels South Florida: www.mowsoflo.org or (954) 731-8770
• Broward County Public Schools Food and Nutritional Services: www.Browardschools.com/Coronavirus
• Together4Broward*: www.Together4Broward.org

The following food pantries are offering food on a first-come, first-served basis:

• St. Malachy Catholic Church (Tamarac residents only): 6200 N. University Dr., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 - 11 am
• Korean United Methodist Church (6501 W Commercial Blvd.), Saturdays, 9 -11 am
• Calvary Chapel (2401 W. Cypress Creek Rd.), Saturdays, 3 -5 pm

*Together4Broward is a taskforce of Broward service organizations supporting and sustaining our community during extraordinary times. To join the taskforce, visit https://tinyurl.com/browardfoodsites.

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April 2, 2020 5:50 PM

The reported number of Coronavirus cases in Florida reached more than 8,000 today. This emphasizes the critical need for everyone to follow the statewide executive order from Governor DeSantis (effective at 12:01 am tomorrow, April 3) and stay home.

Cancellation and Postponement Notices:
• All City special events have been postponed through the first week of May.
• Tamarac’s Community Shuttle services are canceled effective Friday, April 3, until further notice. Call (954) 597-3649 for additional information.
• The 9th Annual P.A.R.O.T. golf tournament, scheduled for Friday, April 24, has been postponed.
• The April 25 Household Hazardous Waste Event hosted by the City of Fort Lauderdale is canceled.

We urge everyone, especially seniors as well as individuals with significant underlying health conditions, to only go out in public for the bare minimum of essential services and activities as defined in the executive order. For more detail, you can read the order at https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-91-compressed.pdf.

We’d like to thank essential workers for all you are doing during these challenging times. THANK YOU to our first responders, law enforcement officers, doctors and nurses. We’d also like to thank those who are often overlooked but are taking care of our essential needs. THANK YOU to our pharmacists and medical staff, grocery store workers, cleaning people, home health aides, childcare workers, delivery people and restaurant staff, utilities employees, government employees, IT professionals and all the many unsung heroes that keep our community together.

Important reminder! CareerSource Broward is hosting a FREE virtual job fair on Friday, April 3, from 9 am – 11 pm. Companies scheduled to participate include Amazon, Walgreens, GEICO, Walmart, Broward County Government and ShipMonk. Visit www.CareerSourceBroward.com.

BIG NEWS for SMALL BUSINESSES! You can apply for the Small Business Assistance/ Paycheck Protection Program starting Friday, April 3. The forgivable SBA loan application and related guidance for lenders and banks are now live. You can get information and download a sample application now at www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp.

April 1, 2020 4:23 PM

To help fight the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis, issued a statewide Stay at Home executive order today. The order goes into effect at 12:01 am Friday and continues through April 30. For more details, the complete order can be viewed at https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-91.pdf.

As news and guidelines for the Coronavirus pandemic continue to evolve, one message remains constant: stay home. One of the most critical steps we as individuals can take to prevent community spread is to stay home and, when we can’t, to practice social distancing and hand washing.

Everyone Counts in Tamarac, and we want everyone to be counted. Today is officially Census Day. That means today is the day on which you base your response. So, while staying home, please take a few minutes to respond to the 2020 Census.

Completing the census is quick, safe, easy and translates into real dollars used to provide services right here in your community. You can respond online, by phone or mail, and the questionnaire is available in more than 12 different languages. So, whether you are a citizen or not, own or rent your home, it is important that everyone in your household, including young kids, are counted. The privacy of your census information is protected by law for 72 years. For more information, visit www.2020Census.gov or www.Tamarac.org/2020Census.