A Message from the Mayor and Commission
Thursday, May 14, 7:45 pm

Broward County Emergency Order 20-10 goes into effect at 12:01 am on Monday, May 18, starting phase one of reopening businesses and entities closed during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Establishments allowed to reopen must adhere to CDC guidelines and the County and Governor’s orders regarding facial covering and social distancing requirements. Essential businesses and individuals must continue to do so as well. The County provides the following highlights for the latest Emergency Order:

• The list of businesses and services allowed to operate is expanded.
• Professional services and other businesses located in multi-business office buildings can resume normal operations, to the extent they are designated as essential services pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-91.
• All businesses are strongly encouraged to perform remote operations and allow employees to utilize telework or other remote working methods that permit social distancing.
• Restaurants and food establishments can open for dining at a maximum 50% indoor occupancy, with 6-foot distancing and other restrictions. Outdoor seating is allowed with 6-foot distancing, but outdoor seating combined with indoor seating cannot exceed 100% of total occupancy limits.
• Retail establishments selling goods other than personal services can open at a maximum 50% indoor occupancy, with other restrictions.
• Businesses that provide personal services by Florida licensed professionals (including barbershops, cosmetology salons and cosmetology specialty salons) can open with restrictions, provided they are licensed with the State of Florida and comply with requirements pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-120.
• Existing licensed drive-in movie theaters can operate at up to 50% capacity, with restrictions.
• Community rooms, fitness centers and gyms located within multi-family housing developments or community associations can operate at their option, with restrictions, including 50% maximum occupancy. Residents only, no guests allowed. Hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and shower facilities shall remain closed.
• Public pools and private club pools (including municipal pools) can open, with restrictions. The water features at facilities operated by Broward County Parks and Recreation remain closed, as is Tamarac’s Caporella Aquatic Center.
• Museums can open with a maximum 25% capacity, and restrictions.

The County’s complete Emergency Order 20-10 is available at https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/2020-0514-Emergency%20Order%2020-10%20(003).pdf and the Governor’s Executive Orders are posted at https://www.flgov.com/executive-orders-desantis/.

City of Tamarac buildings remain closed to the public, though City staff continues to serve you, working both onsite and remotely.

City parks are open from 8 am – 7:30 pm for passive use, and the tennis courts at the Sports Complex are open for singles play. The Gary B Jones Park for People and Pups is reopening on Monday, May 18 for Tamarac residents only. Hours will be from 10 am – 7 pm, Monday – Saturday. Bathroom facilities at City parks remain closed.

While restrictions are easing, we are still in the midst of a pandemic and must continue to wear face coverings and to follow social distancing in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


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