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    COVID-19 Update #18 Business Recovery Resources;Community Shuttle Schedule Adjustments; Food Assist.

    The Town of Davie continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on our community. We recommend our community continue following the advice from these authorities including regular hand washing and social distancing. Read on...
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    COVID-19 Update #17 Davie Issues Safer-At-Home Emergency Order Effective March 28, 2020 At 12:01 a.m

    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. Read on...
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    COVID-19 Update #16 Broward County Issues Emergency Order Urging Residents to Shelter in Place

    As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impacts the community, the Town of Davie will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our residents, businesses and visitors. All individuals are encouraged to follow the advice from health officials. Read on...
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 15

    COVID-19 UPDATE #15: Self-Isolation and Protective Measures for The Vulnerable Population

    The Town of Davie continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on our community. We recommend our community continue following the advice from these authorities including regular hand washing and social distancing. Read on...
  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 14

    COVID-19 Update #14 Governor Orders Airport Screening and Isolation and Broward County Closures

    The Town of Davie continues to closely monitor the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on South Florida. Our top priority is the health and welfare of the residents, businesses, and visitors. Read on...
  6. Coronavirus Update 13

    COVID-19 Update #13 Healthcare Options For Broward County Residents

    As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health responds to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), several health resources have been made available to the public. Read on...
  7. Coronavirus Update 12

    Broward County Closes All Nonessential Businesses Starting Monday, March 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

    Today, Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-01 which orders all nonessential retail and commercial businesses throughout Broward County to close. The closure takes effect on March 23, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. Read on...
  8. Coronavirus Update 11

    COVID-19 Update #11: All Davie Parks Closed Until Further Notice

    Effective immediately, all Town of Davie parks are closed until further notice. Read on...
  9. Coronavirus Update 10

    COVID-19 UPDATE #10: Executive Orders Issued; IRS; Spot A Scam

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an unprecedented virus that is causing Town officials to continuously reassess plans and make modifications to protect the health and welfare of the residents, businesses, and visitors. Read on...
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    City of Sunrise Utilities Department to Use Free Chlorine Disinfection From April 21 - May 15

    The City of Sunrise Utilities Department will temporarily return to the method of using free chlorine as part of an annual preventive maintenance program from April 21 through May 15, 2020. Read on...
  11. Coronavirus Update 9

    COVID-19 Update #9 - Park Updates, Executive Order, Utilities Information, and School Modifications

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an unprecedented virus that is causing Town officials to continuously reassess plans and make modifications to protect the health and welfare of the residents, businesses, and visitors. Read on...
  12. Coronavirus Update 8

    COVID-19 UPDATE #8: Pine Island Pk Closure, School Closure Extended, Solid Waste, and Other Closures

    As 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...
  13. Coronavirus Update 7

    COVID-19 UPDATE #7: Executive Order 20-01 & Business Resources Available In Response To COVID-19

    The Town of Davie continues to monitor the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Town of Davie issued a Declaration of Emergency Regulations that require the closure of entertainment facilities. Read on...
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    Update on Town of Davie COVID-19 Response

    The Town of Davie continues to closely monitor COVID-19 and its impacts on our community. We are working closely with our partners including Broward County, State of Florida, and other local, state and federal organizations to respond to this situation. Read on...
  15. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 5

    Davie Town Hall Closes Until Further Notice; Residents Encouraged to Communicate with Staff

    Effective, today at 5 p.m., the Town of Davie will be closing all Town facilities to the public. Residents can continue to contact Town departments through telephone or email. The March 18, 2020 Town Council and CRA meetings have been canceled. Read on...
  16. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 3

    Town of Davie Facility Closures, Operations, and Cancellation Updates

    The Town is continuing normal operations but is encouraging primary contacts be made through telephone or email changes. Department and staff directory can be found on our website at www.davie-fl.gov. Read on...
  17. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 2

    Town of Davie Declares Local State of Emergency for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The Town of Davie proclaimed a local state of emergency to take precautionary measures to mitigate the effects of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read on...
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    Davie Utilities Department to Use Free Chlorine in Annual Preventive Maintenance Program

    The Davie Utilities Department will temporarily return to the method of using free chlorine April 10 - May 15. This notice impacts residents who receive their utility bill from Davie or Ferncrest utilities. Read on...
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    Davie’s Fire Station 86 and Shenandoah Community Center Now Open

    The Town of Davie Fire Station 86 and the Shenandoah Community Center are officially open and ready to provide service to the northwest portions of Davie. This addition will serve as the Town’s sixth fire rescue station. Read on...
  20. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 1

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Information

    The Town of Davie continues to monitor the latest information from the Florida Department of Health, Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Read on...
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    Nighttime Road Closures for Nova Drive Between Davie Road and College Avenue

    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...
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    Town of Davie Police Department Hosts Monthly Child Car Seat Installation Safety Check

    In an effort to promote car seat safety, the Town of Davie Police Department will be hosting a Child Car Seat Installation Safety Check the second Saturday of each month. Read on...
  23. Sewer Improvements

    Public Notice on Sewer Improvements Project

    Town of Davie Utilities continues sanitary sewer collection system improvements in the neighborhood located along Southwest 67th and Southwest 68th Avenue, between Southwest 40th Court and Orange Drive Read on...
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    Update: Nova Drive Roadway Improvements from Davie Road to SW 76th Avenue

    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...
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    NW 136th Avenue at SR 84 Intersection Improvements Project in Davie, Plantation and Sunrise

    Construction for the NW 136th Avenue at SR 84 Intersection Improvements Project starts on Monday, May 6, 2019. Read on...
  26. HighWater

    Town of Davie 2018 Flood Mitigation Efforts

    The Town of Davie has completed its annual progress report that evaluates its implementation of the Broward County Local Mitigation Strategy. The report was submitted by Administration to the Davie Town Council. Read on...
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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates - Banner

Updated March 28, 2020

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 at www.davie-fl.gov/directory. Please note all Town of Davie parks are closed until further notice.

Town of Davie Emergency Order 20-02

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.

Today, Town Administrator Richard J. Lemack signed Emergency Regulations Order No. 2020-02, Safer-at-Home Order, ordering residents to stay home and within the entirety of their owned or rented property. The Safer-at-Home Order does not require residents to confine themselves to the interior of their homes. Residents may make use of all exterior portions of their homes, such as patios, porches, yards, and driveways. The order takes effect on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.

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. 

What Does Safer-at-Home Order Means?

The Safer at Home OrdSafer at Homeer is effective today. Safer at Home means that all residents are encouraged to stay home as much as possible, except for those instances (outlined in section 3) that are considered essential.

What can you do?- 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.

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Town of Davie Emergency Regulation Orders - COVID-19

OrdersIssue DateNotes
Emergency Regulations Order 20-01March 18, 2020Closure of Entertainment Facilities
Emergency Regulations Order 20-02March 27, 2020Safer-At-Home Order 


Governor Ron DeSantis Executive Orders - COVID-19

OrdersIssue DateNotes
Executive Order 20-87March 27, 2020Vacation Rental Closures
Executive Order 20-86March 27, 2020Additional Requirements of Certain Individuals Traveling to Florida
Executive Order 20-83Mach 24, 2020Protective Measures for Vulnerable Populations, Gatherings of Private Citizens and Density of the Workforce
Executive Order 20-82March 24, 2020Isolation of Individuals Traveling to Florida
Executive Order 20-80
March 23, 2020Airport Screening and Isolation
Executive Order 20-72March 20, 2020Non-essential Elective Medical Procedures
Executive Order 20-71March 20, 2020Alcohol Sales, Restaurants, and Gyms
Executive Order 20-70March 20, 2020Broward and Palm Beach County Closures
Executive Order 20-69
March 20, 2020Local Government Public Meetings
Executive Order 20-68March 17, 2020Operation of bars, beaches and nightclubs
Executive Order 20-52March 9, 2020COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Executive Order 20-51March 1, 2020Response Protocol and Directs Public Health Emergency


Broward County Emergency Orders - COVID-19

OrdersIssue DateNotes
Emergency Order 20-01March 22, 2020Closure of nonessential Businesses
Emergency Order 20-02March 23, 2020Facility Closures
Emergency Order 20-03March 26, 2020Urging residents to shelter in place

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Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts

Considering the public health concerns related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Town of Davie has elected to cancel upcoming events, activities, programs, meetings, and will be closing several Town facilities. Please see a complete list below:

Facilities

  • Parks are closed until further notice.
  • 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.

 Programming

  • All organized activities including adult and youth sports, travel sports, recreation programming, and senior activities are suspended.
  • Aftercare has been suspended due to the closure of Broward County Public Schools
  • Day Camp and Spring Break Camp is canceled.
  • The following Town-sponsored special events are canceled:
  • Davie Day of Service
  • Census Splashtacular Pool Party
  • Opening Day Celebration at Bamford Sports Complex
  • Water Matters Day
  • Senior Citizen Fashion Show
  • Davie Golf and Country Club remains open.

Public Meetings

Town Council and Community Redevelopment Agency Board Meetings are canceled until further notice.

Davie Utilities

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.

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.

Police/Fire Rescue Departments

  • The Police and Fire Rescue Explorer program is suspended.
  • Special Magistrate meetings will be postponed.
  • Police Athletic League activities and aftercare are canceled.

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 waste@davie-fl.gov.

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Business Recovery Resources

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of COVID-19.

These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer-term recovery resources, such as sufficient profits from a revived business, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is not designed to be the primary source of assistance to affected small businesses, which is why eligibility is linked pursuant to other financial sources. Note: Loans made under this program are short-term debt loans made by the state of Florida using public funds – they are not grants. Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans require repayment by the approved applicant from longer term financial resources.

Loan Details

  • Designated Disaster Areas: All Florida counties statewide per Executive Order 20-52.
  • Qualified Applicant: Applications will be accepted by qualified for-profit, privately held small businesses that maintain a place of business in the state of Florida. All qualified applicants must have been established prior to March 9, 2020, and suffered economic injury as a result of the designated disaster. Qualified small business applicants must be an employer business with 2 to 100 employees.
  • Amount: Up to $50,000 per eligible small business. Loans of up to $100,000 may be made in special cases as warranted by the need of the eligible small business.
  • Term: 1 year.
  • Limitation: Only one loan may be made per eligible business. All previous bridge loans received MUST be paid in full.
  • Interest Rate: Loans will be interest-free for the loan term (1 year). The Interest rate will be 12% per annum on the unpaid balance thereafter, until the loan balance is repaid in full. Loan default is subject to a normal commercial collection process.
  • Application Period: Applications will be accepted by qualified Florida small businesses under this program through May 8, 2020, contingent on the availability of funds.

 Get Started

  1. Review eligibility requirements and loan process.
  2. Download, complete and sign the application form (PDF).
  3. Gather required support documentation.
  4. To submit completed applications and required documents, send by mail or courier to: Florida SBDC Network Headquarters, C/O Florida Emergency Bridge Loan Process, 220 West Garden Street, Suite 301 Pensacola, Florida 32502. Applicants may also submit applications and required documents via email to Disaster@FloridaSBDC.org or by fax to (850) 696-2693.
  5. For assistance in completing the application, contact your local Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) office. To locate your local Florida SBDC visit www.FloridaSBDC.org/locations or contact us toll-free (866) 737-7232 

Contact Information

For questions regarding the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, please contact the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network Headquarters. Email: Disaster@FloridaSBDC.org. Phone toll-free: (866) 737-7232. 

About the Emergency Bridge Loan Program

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program was first activated following Hurricane Andrew in 1992. It has been activated 26 additional times following disasters and has helped more than 4,750 small businesses statewide to receive more than $157.5 million in assistance. 

Short-Time Compensation Program for Employees

The Short-Time Compensation program helps employers retain their workforce in times of temporary slowdown by encouraging work sharing as an alternative to layoff. This program permits prorated reemployment assistance benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced as part of a Short Time Compensation plan to avoid total layoff of some employees. Apply here.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The program makes loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated areas of a state or territory to help alleviate economic injury caused by COVID-19. Apply here. 

Florida Small Business

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued the Business Damage Assessment Survey to evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy. The survey’s feedback allows State Government to fully assess the economic impact COVID-19 is having on Florida businesses and industries, in order to mobilize the appropriate resources to help alleviate those pressures. The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online. Results will be shared with state agencies and local partners, including the Small Business Administration. For inquiries and assistance with the survey, please contact ESF18@em.myflorida.com.

Reemployment Assistance Program

The Reemployment Assistance program provides temporary and partial wage replacement for qualified workers who have become unemployed, through no fault of their own, during this public health emergency. You can apply online for Reemployment Assistance (formerly known as unemployment compensation) if you were working in Florida and are now:

  • Temporarily unable to work due to a positive COVID-19 test result.
  • Quarantined by a medical professional or a government agency.
  • Laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period of time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Caring for an immediate family member diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Learn more about Reemployment Assistance and how to apply here.

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Cruise Ships

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.

The Town of Davie cWash Your Handsontinues to monitor the latest information from the Florida Department of Health, Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

Through coordination with Broward County and the State of Florida, the Town’s leadership and first responders have already begun preparations in order to effectively respond to any increases in risk from the Coronavirus.

Coronavirus is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries, including a few cases in the United States. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the Coronavirus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and Coronavirus.

If you have feProtect Others From Getting Sickver, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

  • Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and a slight runny nose, until you recover. Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible Coronavirus and other viruses.
  • If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent the possible spread of Coronavirus and other viruses.

CDC Guidance on 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 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.