Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Updated May 20, 2020
To get answers to your questions about COVID-19, call the Broward County COVID-19 Hotline at 954-357-9500, or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, call the Hotline BEFORE visiting a doctor or any health care facility.
What is COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact the community, the Town of Davie will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our residents, businesses and visitors. Our goal is to do all we can to reduce the chances of COVID-19 from spreading and ensure we provide a safe environment for the entire community.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses common throughout the world, some causing illness in people and others among animals. COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that can cause mild to severe illness.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus was first identified during an outbreak in China and has since spread to many other countries, including the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are actively responding to both the national and global outbreak. The Florida Department of Health is carefully monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 in Florida and the United States.
Symptoms of COVID-19 Include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
What Do I Do if I Have These Symptoms?
If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
- Keep track of your symptoms.
- If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away.
Your healthcare provider will work with public health and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. We do not provide testing for COVID-19.
What To Do If You Get Sick?
For the latest information visit:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html
If you get sick with a fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, or have trouble breathing:
- Seek medical care. Contact your healthcare provider or county health department unless you are experiencing an emergency.
- Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room or your county health department.
- Tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.
- Avoid contact with others.
- Do not travel while sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean your hands by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol immediately after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
If you need to seek medical care for other reasons, such as dialysis, call ahead to your doctor and tell them about your recent travel to an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.
For additional questions on monitoring your health, contact your county health department.
Safer at Home Executive Orders
On March 30, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a uniformed Safer-at-Home Executive Order for Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties through mid-April [updated].
Governor DeSantis also issued recently an Executive Order which directs all persons who enter the State of Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include the State of Louisiana, inclusive of those entering the State of Florida by roadways, to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person’s presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter.
The Town of Davie has issued a joint Safer-at-Home Emergency Order in collaboration with every Broward County municipality. This emergency order compliments Broward County Order 20-03 directing a Shelter-in-Place: Safer at Home Policy.
Safer-at-Home means all residents are directed to stay at home as much as possible except in those circumstances outlined in Section 3 of the Emergency Order. No person shall travel or be on or upon any public right of way, including but not limited to, streets, canals, or sidewalks, within the boundaries of the Town of Davie unless they engaging in one of the permitted activities listed in Section 3.
Permitted activities include:
- Go to the grocery store
- Go to a restaurant for take-out or drive-thru
- Commute to and from work if your employer is considered an essential business.
- Go the pharmacy and other medical establishments to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
- Go to medical appointments￼
- Take a walk, run or exercise – just remember to practice social distancing - this means 6 feet between you and others in the community
- Walk your pets or take them to the vet￼
There is no curfew at this time.
The Town of Davie has an outreach initiative for all restaurants located throughout the Town. Restaurants are asked to complete the required form (above) so we can have a centralized list of restaurants that are open. Our goal is to disseminate this information to our residents and other members of the public through the resources that are available to the Town. Many residents may not be aware that specific restaurants are still operational, so a restaurant directory is a great way to keep them in the know and promote local restaurants. The information being asked for on the form includes the name of the restaurant, hours of operation, cuisine, pickup/delivery options, etc. A complete list of restaurants will be posted below once the information is made available. Help us, Help our Restaurants.
Town Council and Community Redevelopment Agency Board Meetings are will be held on April 15, 2020.
Residents who receive their utility bill from the Town of Davie are encouraged to pay online at www.davie-fl.gov/UtilitiesPaymentCenter. If you need to drop off payments in-person, please utilize the drop box located on the west side of Davie Town Hall, 6591 Orange Drive.
Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Buildings with Low or No Use
EPA recommends that building owners and managers take proactive steps to protect public health by minimizing water stagnation during closures and taking action to address building water quality prior to reopening.
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Boards, Committees and Meetings
- Planning and Zoning Board, Site Plan Committee, and all advisory committee meetings are canceled until further notice
- Pre-bid and pre-proposal procurement meetings will be held via teleconferencing.
- Quarterly vendor training sessions are suspended until further notice.
Solid Waste Services
There are no changes to the Town of Davie’s trash, recycling and bulk trash pickup dates. For more information, please contact us at 954-797-1045 or email@example.com.
Cruise Ship Travel
CDC recommends travelers, particularly those with underlying health issues, defer all cruise ship travel worldwide. Cruise ship passengers are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Older adults and travelers with underlying health issues should avoid situations that put them at increased risk for more severe disease. This entails avoiding crowded places, avoiding non-essential travel such as long plane trips, and especially avoiding embarking on cruise ships.
While all Town of Davie governmental offices are closed for face-to-face business with the public, our employees are available to assist you via email or telephone. Please contact the Town of Davie via the phone directory at www.davie-fl.gov/directory
We have readjusted our operations plans to ensure that we are protecting the wellbeing of our residents, businesses, and employees. Effective, Thursday, April 2, 2020, there are slight adjustments to the hours of operations for all Town departments and divisions.
The schedule for all Town departments/divisions are as follows:
Monday – Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Fridays)
- Community Services Division, Fire Administration, Human Resources, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts, Police Administration, Public Works, and Town Clerk
Monday – Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Building Division
- Administration, Budget and Finance, Community Redevelopment Agency, Engineering Services, Information Technology, Planning and Zoning, Town Attorney’s Office and Utilities Operations
Please note all Town of Davie parks are closed until further notice.
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts
- 15 Town parks have reopened
- Open space and trails will remain open.
- Pine Island Multipurpose Center, Aquatics and Fitness Center are closed until further notice.
- No new rentals for Town facilities until further notice.
- All events at the Rodeo Arena are postponed.
- All Town offices are closed to the public but are available via telephone or email. Contact us at www.davie-fl.gov/coronavirus.
- All organized activities including adult and youth sports travel sports, recreation programming, special events, and senior activities are suspended under.
- Davie Golf and Country Club is closed.
Child Care Programs Update:
Based on the current requirements and restrictions given by Department of Children and Families, Child Care Licensing, the State of Florida, and Broward County School Boards decision to not allow any programs including Summer Camps on-site, Sunshine Child Programs is not able to provide summer camp services at Town facilities (Pine Island MPC, Ivanhoe CC, and Eastside CC) during the month of June. If requirements and restrictions are changed in the coming weeks, Sunshine may be able to host a modified camp in July.
Broward County Parks have reopened with restrictions Effective April 29, 2020 - Click here to read more
All fire stations, including Fire Administration, are closed to walk-in visitors. If you have an emergency, call 911. Non-emergency phone number is 954-797-1213.
The Town of Davie Police Department is running at full capacity to protect and serve the people of Davie. To help alleviate social distancing concerns regarding COVID-19, Police are providing some options to Davie Citizens
- Please continue to call 911 for any emergencies or life-threatening incidents or “in progress” crimes – our response efforts will remain the same
- For non-emergencies, call 954-693-
- The Police and Fire Rescue Explorer program is suspended.
- Special Magistrate meetings will be postponed.
- Police Athletic League activities and aftercare are canceled.
Due to a decrease in ridership following COVID-19, we have adjusted the hours as follows:
Blue Route 1: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Blue Route 2: 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Green Route: 8:35 a.m. to 5:05 p.m.
SFEC Shuttle: SFEC Community Shuttle will resume its normal route schedule effective Thursday, June 4, 2020, Riders must wear face masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines (6 feet apart).
View updated schedule here: https://www.davie-fl.gov/quicklinks.aspx?CID=85
The South Florida Education Center (SFEC) Community Shuttle will resume its normal route schedule effective Thursday, June 4, 2020. Read on...
The Town is holding two commencement parades for seniors graduating from Nova High School and Western High School scheduled for Sat., June 6, and Sun., June 7, 2020, respectively. Due to these parades, several streets will be closed to traffic. Read on...
Effective Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Robbins Preserve Park located at 4005 Hiatus Road will be closed until Saturday, June 6, 2020. The park will reopen on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Read on...
Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-14 May 29, 2020, which further addresses Phase 1 reopening guidelines to slightly expand beach activities, clarify the use of community rooms, and expand massage establishment services. Read on...
The Town of Davie is continuing the reopening of its parks and recreation facilities. Starting Monday, June 1, 2020, the Davie Aquatic and Fitness Center will be open for limited access up to 50% capacity to members only. Read on...
Emergency Order 20-13 on Friday, May 22, 2020, extends Phase 1 reopening guidelines to beaches, commercial gyms and fitness centers, hotels and other commercial lodging, with restrictions, effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Read on...
Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-12, consolidating directives contained in several previous Emergency Orders and clarifying business and resident responsibilities Read on...
The Town of Davie’s governmental offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of the Memorial Day national holiday. There will be no changes to solid waste and bulk pick-up services. Read on...
Broward County has issued Emergency Order 20-10 outlining the intention to begin Phase One of the reopening plans. This order allows limited non-essential businesses throughout Broward County to reopen starting on Monday, May 18, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. Read on...
The Town of Davie has issued Emergency Order 20-04 outlining the Town’s intention to follow Broward County Emergency Orders regarding the reopening of businesses and facilities. Read on...
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Broward County has issued Emergency Order 20-08 which allows for the reopening of recreational facilities on a limited basis. Read on...
The Town of Davie has established a COVID-19 Rental Eviction Prevention Program to assist Davie residents who have been impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Applications will be accepted starting Friday, May 1, 2020. Read on...
On Saturday, April 18, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran recommended that all Florida public and private K-12 schools continue distance learning and keep school campuses closed through June 3, 2020. Read on...
Effective Thursday, April 16, 2020, Town Administrator Richard J. Lemack appoints former Davie Police Chief Patrick Lynn as Acting Police Chief. Read on...
COVID-19 UPDATE #8: Pine Island Pk Closure, School Closure Extended, Solid Waste, and Other ClosuresAs the situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the Town of Davie continues to closely monitor, and we are urging all to adhere to the preventive guidelines issued by health officials. Read on...
All lanes along Nova Drive between Davie Road and College Avenue are scheduled for nighttime closures beginning on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8 p.m. through Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5 a.m. Read on...
As of July 2019, the contractor has completed all drainage infrastructure work on Nova Drive between Davie Road and College Avenue and also finished the curbing and sidewalk installations on the south side section of the roadway. Read on...
Construction for the NW 136th Avenue at SR 84 Intersection Improvements Project starts on Monday, May 6, 2019. Read on...