From the Mayor and Commission
Wednesday, April 8, 7:15 pm
Tamarac City Manager Michael C. Cernech issued an emergency order that all citizens and residents of Tamarac, as well as all visitors to the City, are strongly urged to use cloth face coverings while utilizing essential services or engaging in essential activities, in addition to other recommended social distancing measures, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission, including, but not limited to grocery stores, hardware stores and pharmacies. This order is effective immediately and available at https://www.tamarac.org/DocumentCenter/View/8200/Tamarac-EO-2020-02.
City flags are currently flying at half-staff in honor of BSO Deputy Shannon Bennett who passed away due to the pandemic.
All City of Tamarac magistrate hearings, red light camera hearings, planning board meetings, development review committee meetings and public art committee meetings in May are canceled.
As we adapt to a new normal of staying at home, the uncertainty and stress caused by the pandemic can take a toll mentally and physically. Here are some resources that can help you take care of yourself.
Online Fitness Classes:
The City has introduced additional online fitness classes and a creative writing class that allow you to move your body, exercise your mind and engage with others safely. Visit www.Tamarac.org/Parks for an updated list.
Crisis Intervention, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources:
Broward County’s 2-1-1 Broward is a live, 24-hour comprehensive helpline, providing all people with crisis support and health and human services. Call 2-1-1 or visit http://211-broward.org/service/.
Those suffering with mental health or substance abuse issues can call Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at (800) 662-HELP or visit www.Samhsa.gov.
The Broward Addiction Recovery Center, or BARC, provides addiction recovery services for the residents of Broward County. Call (954) 357-4880 or visit https://www.broward.org/AddictionRecovery/Pages/Default.aspx.
There are concerns that a combination of pandemic-related stress, people staying at home and economic impacts from the situation will lead to an increase in domestic violence. Any victims or witnesses to domestic violence are encouraged to call law enforcement or Florida’s Abuse Hotline, available 24 hours a day at (800) 962-2873.