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Coronavirus Information and Updates

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Latest Update:

October 2, 2020 7:02 PM

As Broward County residents become acclimated to life in Phase 3, the County released Emergency Order 20-27 to clarify local requirements.

The County’s Emergency Order includes the following key points:

• On-premise consumption of food and alcohol must end at 11 pm.
• Restaurants may operate at up to 100% of indoor capacity as long as there is a minimum of six feet between tables, and no more than six people at a table.
• Bars and other establishments that only serve alcohol must operate at no more than 50% of the posted indoor capacity.
• Total combined occupancy of indoor and outdoor areas shall not exceed the existing total maximum occupancy.
• Individuals may remove their facial coverings when working out at a fitness center or gym. However, facial coverings must be worn when not engaged in physical activity, such as moving between machines and around the center.
• Permits hot tubs to open in homeowner association (HOA) communities, but operations are subject to more stringent rules that may be imposed by the HOA.

To read the County’s Emergency Order 20-27 in its entirety, visit https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/EmergencyOrder20-27.pdf .

City Parks and Facilities
Beginning on October 5, playgrounds and outdoor fitness areas will open to the public. To ensure the safety of our residents, all equipment will be sanitized daily.

In addition, the Sports Complex and Tamarac Park will return to regular operating hours, closing at 10 pm. Athletic field rentals will be available. However, picnic shelters will remain closed to rentals.

The Caporella Aquatic Center is currently open on the weekends only, with the sprayground opening tomorrow, October 3. Starting October 12, the pool will be open seven days per week. The waterslide remains closed at this time. The City will continue to operate the fitness center at 50% capacity.

The splash pad at Waters Edge Park will open on October 10 and will operate on the weekends only.

City Recreational Programs
• The City will continue offering virtual programming. Information on classes is available at www.Tamarac.org/Parks.
• Adult Cornhole League registration is open, and the program is projected to start on October 9.
• Registration for youth soccer and T-ball starts October 5.
• The Fast Trac kids Afterschool Program will begin once school is back to in-person classes.
• Swim lessons for children begin October 5. Those interested can call (954) 597-3660 to register.

Red Route Extension Bus Service
On October 6, the Red Route Extension will return to Tuesday operations from 9 am – 2 pm.

Residential Assistance Programs
The City is introducing two new grant programs to assist residents.

The Emergency Repair Grant program will provide emergency repair assistance to homeowners experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Funds can be used for emergency repairs to the roof or any other component that an inspector deems necessary. Projects are reviewed and awarded on a case-by-case basis.

Thanks to a partnership with T-Mobile, the City is launching The Connectivity and Technology for Employment Support program, designed to offer two years of connectivity technology to residents impacted by COVID-19. This program will support job and employment searches.

The application window for both programs opens on October 13. To apply or for additional information, visit www.tamarac.org/housing.

Prior Updates

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September 26, 2020 2:24 PM

Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-26, conforming to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s Executive Order 20-244 that moved Florida into Phase 3 and reopened all businesses, including bars, nightclubs and other establishments previously closed by local Emergency Orders.

Local jurisdictions retain some rights to impose guidelines and restrictions. The County’s Emergency Order 20-26 clarifies information for Broward County businesses.

The Governor’s Executive Order 20-244 is available at https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-244.pdf.

Broward County’s Emergency Order 20-26 is available at https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/EmergencyOrder20-26.pdf.

September 25, 2020 5:15 PM

Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-25 today, which relaxes some restrictions on businesses, athletic events and function spaces. Highlights of the Order include:

• Function spaces (ballrooms, banquet halls, catering halls, other event spaces) and other commercial facilities may operate on a limited basis.
• Spectators are permitted to attend non-professional sporting events such as high school athletic events with certain restrictions.
• Exempts those actively engaged in organized sports from wearing a facial covering.
• Small groups (no larger than 10) can engage in athletic activities at beaches and parks.
• Allows for additional flexibility for homeowner association amenities by relaxing some restrictions related to pool furnishings, common areas, and guests.
• Removes the requirement that children 17 and under must be separated into independent groups of no more than 10 (e.g., child care facilities).
• Allows live entertainment as well as billiards and similar games to operate in restaurants and food establishments.
• Bar counters in restaurants may reopen to patrons for food service only. Alcohol cannot be served at the counter, and plexiglass partitions are required as explained in the Order.

The Emergency Order is effective immediately except the provision allowing banquet halls and other event spaces to reopen, which will be effective on October 2, 2020. For complete information, the full Order can be read at https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/DOE-9-25-20.pdf.

New City Parks Hours

Starting this Sunday, September 27, all City parks will be open seven days per week from 8 am – 7 pm.

Food Distribution Events

The following list includes upcoming Feeding South Florida food distribution events in Tamarac. These events will be held during the stated times or while supplies last.
• Saturday, September 26, 8 – 11 am, Korean United Methodist Church, 6501 W. Commercial Blvd.
• Saturday, October 3, 8 – 11 am, Korean United Methodist Church, 6501 W. Commercial Blvd.
• Monday, October 5, 9 – 11 am, Community Christian Church, 10001 W. Commercial Blvd.