Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Updates

Updated April 30, 2020

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:

Symptoms that may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
If you develop any of these for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:
  • 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.

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.

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.

Click here to view all executive orders

Additional Information

Davie Restaurant Outreach

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.

Public Meetings

Town Council and Community Redevelopment Agency Board Meetings are will be held on April 15, 2020.

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.

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.

Learn how you can maintain water quality while buildings/businesses are closed here. You can also find the EPA checklist here.

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 waste@davie-fl.gov.

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.

  1. Town Facilities
  2. Parks & Recreation
  3. Public Safety
  4. Community Shuttle

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 

Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 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.

COVID-19 News and Announcements
  1. COVID-19 Graphic 38 Graphic

    COVID-19 Update #38 Beach Uses Extended; Massage Parlors Reopen; Recreational Amenities Expanded

    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...
  2. COVID-19 Graphic Update 37

    Davie Aquatic and Fitness Center and Additional Town Parks to Reopen Monday, June 1, 2020

    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...
  3. Davie Wetlands Park Project

    Project Notification – Davie Wetlands Park

    Beginning the week of May 25, 2020, the Town of Davie will begin clearing the 115-acres Davie Wetlands Park property located at the northeast corner of SW 136th Avenue and SW 26th Street, of invasive plant species, including trees. Read on...
  4. COVID-19 Graphic 35- 2300x1733 (1)

    Broward Expands Phase I Reopening - Beaches, Gyms & Hotels can Reopen with Restrictions on May 26

    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...
  5. COVID-19 Graphic 35- 2300x1733 (1)

    COVID-19 Update# 35 Broward County Expands Phase 1 Reopenings; Facial Covering Requirements;

    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...
  6. Memorial Day Closures

    Town of Davie Governmental Office Closures for Memorial Day Holiday; Virtual Memorial Day

    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...
  7. COVID-19 Graphic 34- 2300x1733

    COVID-19 Update# 34 Broward County Phase 1 Reopening Begins On Monday, May 18, 2020

    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...
  8. Website Graphic - Update 33

    COVID-19 Update# 33 Emergency Order 20-04 Issued; Parks Reopen

    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...
  9. COVID-19 Graphic 32

    COVID-19 Update 32 Mobile and In-Home COVID-19 Testing For Homebound Elderly Or Disabled Individuals

    Broward County, the Florida Department of Health in Broward (FDOH-Broward), American Medical Response (AMR) and Century Ambulance Services (CAS) are set to launch on Wednesday, May 6, a new mobile/in-home testing program Read on...
  10. COVID-19 Graphic 30 - 2300x1733 (1)

    COVID-19 Update#30 Davie Parks, Playgrounds and Pools Remain Closed; Broward County Parks Reopen

    Broward County has issued Emergency Order 20-08 which allows for the reopening of recreational facilities on a limited basis. Read on...
  11. COVID-19 Graphic 29- 2300x1733

    COVID-19 Update 29 Town of Davie COVID-19 Rental Eviction Prevention Program Now Available

    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...
  12. COVID-19 Graphic Update 28

    COVID-19 Update #28 Public School Distance Learning Extended; Food Distribution Information

    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...
  13. New Police Chief Appointed

    Town Administrator Richard J. Lemack Appoints Acting Police Chief

    Effective Thursday, April 16, 2020, Town Administrator Richard J. Lemack appoints former Davie Police Chief Patrick Lynn as Acting Police Chief. Read on...
  14. Silver-Level Certification Graphic

    Town of Davie Earns Silver-Level Certification

    The Town of Davie recently earned a silver-level certification under the Florida Green Building Coalition’s (FGBC) Florida Green Local Government designation program. Read on...
  15. COVID-19 Graphic 24- 2300x1733

    COVID-19 Update #24 Town Of Davie Emergency Order 20-03: Face Coverings; CDC Recommendations

    All citizens and residents of the Town of Davie, as well as all visitors to the Town, are strongly urged to use cloth face coverings while utilizing essential services or engaging in essential activities. Read on...
  16. COVID-19 Graphic 23- Website

    COVID-19 Update #23 - DCF Services Now Virtual; IRS COVID-19 Related Scams

    The Town of Davie is continuing to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the change it has had on the way various agencies and businesses conduct services. Read on...
  17. COVID-19 Graphic 22- 2300x1733

    COVID-19 Update #22 Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief; Reemployment Assistance Programs; Brow

    The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly impacted the economic structure nationwide with many people experiencing job loss, reduced work hours, furloughs, and business closures. Read on...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. Road Work Construction Sign

    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...
  22. 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...
  23. Road work construction sign

    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...
  24. road-work-ahead

    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...
  25. 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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