From the Mayor and Commission
Thursday, March 19, 3:15 pm
Tamarac is suspending its weekly Community Farmers Market starting Sunday, March 22, and the Caporella Aquatic Complex, including the pool, will be closed effective Friday, March 20. City parks remain open, but basketball courts, playgrounds, the skateboard park and the splash pad will be closed beginning Friday, March 20.
While you can still respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone or mail, please be aware that the U.S. Census Bureau has suspended all field operations for two weeks.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announced an initiative to distribute computer devices for students in need starting Friday, March 20. BCPS also added new distribution sites for its food and nutrition services program. Information on all this and more is available at www.BrowardSchools.com/Coronavirus.
People over age 60, who need information about food assistance, transportation services and more can call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at (954) 745-9779, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ADRCBroward.org.
In a recent update, Broward County asked residents ages 60 and up who don’t participate in meal programs but are experiencing a food shortage due to COVID-19 to call the Area Agency on Aging of Broward’s helpline at (954) 745-9779. The County also confirmed that South Florida Meals on Wheels service will continue. People who normally take meals at a congregate meal site or senior center that has closed, will receive home-delivered meals until their regular facility re-opens.
Big news for small businesses! The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has begun offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Florida small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Small businesses, private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted since January 31 may qualify. Details are available at https://DisasterLoan.sba.gov/ela. Those who are interested can also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email DisasterCustomerService@SBA.gov.
Eating out? Consider supporting a Tamarac restaurant; visit www.Tamarac.org/Food for a list of restaurants in the City. Make sure to call to confirm they are open.