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Coronavirus Information and Updates

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Latest Update:

October 29, 2020 4:21 PM

With COVID-19 cases rising in Florida, the City encourages residents to continue to wear facial coverings and to follow social distancing guidelines. You can monitor the latest case information from the Florida Department of Health at http://bit.ly/FLDoH19.

Tamarac is offering the following events to celebrate the upcoming holidays safely. Please maintain social distancing and wear facial coverings at in-person events.

• Trick or Treat Story Walk: Saturday, October 31, 11 am – 12:30 pm, Waters Edge Park, 7508 NW 61st St. Attendees can stroll through the park and enjoy a free interactive reading of “Evelyn Del Ray is Moving Away.” Free book and candy bag giveaways while supplies last.
• Veterans Day Illuminating Celebration: Monday, November 11, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Veterans’ Memorial Park, 7825 Southgate Blvd. Join us as we light candles to honor our veterans at the Veterans Honor Wall. Veterans will receive a keepsake pin from the City in honor of their service.
• Virtual 40th Annual Tamarac Turkey Trot: While the in-person race isn’t taking place this year, you can still make your holiday a little healthier by participating in this virtual event. Event details, fees and registration are available at https://runsignup.com/tamaracturkeytrot.

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

• November 2, 9 – 11 am, Community Christian Church, 10001 W. Commercial Blvd.
• November 11, 9 – 11 am, Christian Life Center, 2699 W. Commercial Blvd.
• November 18, 9 – 11 am, Christian Life Center, 2699 W. Commercial Blvd.
• November 23, 9 – 11 am, Community Christian Church, 10001 W. Commercial Blvd.

In addition, the Korean United Methodist Church at 6501 W. Commercial Blvd. is hosting its food distribution events from 8 – 10 am on Saturdays.

Assistance Programs for Residents
Open enrollment is now underway for the following programs to help Tamarac residents financially impacted by COVID-19. Applications and information can be found at www.Tamarac.org/Housing.

• The Emergency Repair Program: Provides homeowners assistance with repairs to roofs or other major components of homes deemed necessary by an inspector.
• The Connectivity and Technology for Employment Support Program: Offers eligible applicants an 8-inch tablet and two years of connectivity to help with their job and employment searches.
• The Residential Assistance Program: Provides residents assistance with rent, mortgage, past due HOA fees, re-housing and utility bills. (City staff is diligently processing applications from the second and third rounds of applications.)

Grants for Small Businesses and Non-Profits
The Broward County Commission established a grant program using CARES Act funds to help small businesses and non-profits in the County mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Enrollment starts Monday, November 9. Information on the application process and required documents are available at www.Broward.org/Cares.

Prior Updates

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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.

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.