Town of Davie: Phase 3 Reopening
Updated January 8, 2021
Housing developments may impose more stringent requirements beyond those required by a Broward County Emergency Order. Pool decks or pools in multifamily housing developments, condominium developments, condominium hotels, or single-family homeowner associations (collectively, "housing developments") may operate, subject to the following requirements: 1. Such pools and pool decks are used only by current residents of the housing development, their families, and their guests. 2. Six feet (6’) foot social distancing CDC guidelines are adhered to; 3. Pool deck and pool occupancy are limited to no greater than fifty percent (50%) capacity; and 4. The housing development ensures that pool chairs, railings, gates, tables, showers, and other equipment at the pool and pool deck are sanitized on a regular basis. Except as otherwise expressly allowed by any applicable Broward County Emergency Order, any use of these pool decks or pool areas that deviates from the CDC Guidelines or these requirements remains prohibited.
Governor Ron DeSantis has issued Executive Order 20-244, placing all of Florida into Phase 3 of the State's COVID-19 recovery plan. In response to the Governor’s order, Broward County has issued Emergency Order 20-26.
Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry has issued Emergency Order 20-17, which requires ALL establishments serving food or alcohol to post signage containing information regarding social distancing and facial covering requirements, to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Signs must be placed conspicuously for easy visibility throughout the establishment, 8.5" x 11” in size, printed in color whenever possible, and posted in English, Creole, and Spanish languages at all main entry points. The English and Spanish versions of the sign can be downloaded now.
Retail (Spanish) - https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/COVID19-Spanish-Retail.pdf
Davie Parks and Trails
Operational changes still in effect at parks include the suspension of facility rentals, transactions at parks, youth and adult programs, and activities at community centers. All Town parks and open spaces are open from 9 a.m. to sunset daily.
Pine Island Park/Bamford Sports Complex is open starting at 9 a.m. and closing at 9 p.m. Monday – Friday and will be open starting at 9 a.m. and closing at sunset on Saturday and Sunday. Restrooms in Bamford Sports Complex will be open during permitted activities only.
- Each playground and restroom will be sanitized once per day with an electrostatic sprayer.
- Park restrooms will be cleaned once per day and monitored periodically.
- Sanitation scheduling may result in temporary closures of the facilities while the electrostatic spraying is in progress.
- Betty Booth Roberts Park is closed through Spring 2021 for park upgrades and enhancements.
- Shenandoah playground is closed for repairs and will reopen upon completion.
While parks and trails are open, the following amenities and activities are prohibited:
- Social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people are not allowed
- Grills and grilling
- Indoor Gymnasiums
- Splash pad
Visitors should be prepared to comply with all CDC guidelines and social distancing measures. Per Broward County COVID-19 Comprehensive Emergency Order (CEO), visitors are required to wear face coverings, maintain at least six-feet distance from individuals outside of their party, can participate in limited active and passive uses by individuals and families, cannot gather in groups larger than ten and follow current Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Park staff, Park Rangers, and Police personnel will conduct periodic checks to ensure compliance with CDC guidelines. Being able to reopen facilities and start programs even while the pandemic continues will require the public’s assistance to maintain the cleanliness and sanitation of facilities, wear facial coverings as required, and socially distance. Any violations may result in the closure of the playground.
For more information, please contact the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department at 954-797-1146.
Davie Aquatic and Fitness Center
Davie Aquatic and Fitness Center will be open for limited access to up to 50% capacity. The hours of operations will be:
Pine Island Fitness Center
Open for members and residents. The daily drop-in rate will apply to all non-members.
- Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed
Pine Island Aquatics Center
- Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. (reservation only)
- Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (reservation only)
- Sunday: Closed
Members should be prepared to comply with all CDC guidelines and social distancing measures to be allowed entry. Measures will include temperature checks, facial coverings where appropriate and sanitizing protocols.
Residential Community Pools
Housing developments may impose more stringent requirements beyond those required by a Broward County Emergency Order. Pool decks or pools in multifamily housing developments, condominium developments, condominium hotels, or single-family homeowner associations (collectively, "housing developments") may operate, subject to the following requirements:
- Such pools and pool decks are used only by current residents of the housing development, their families, and their guests.
- Six feet (6’) foot social distancing CDC guidelines are adhered to;
- Pool deck and pool occupancy are limited to no greater than fifty percent (50%) capacity; and
- The housing development ensures that pool chairs, railings, gates, tables, showers, and other equipment at the pool and pool deck are sanitized on a regular basis.
Except as otherwise expressly allowed by any applicable Broward County Emergency Order, any use of these pool decks or pool areas that deviates from the CDC Guidelines or these requirements remains prohibited.
Residential, Private, or Community Playgrounds
The Town does not dictate whether a private playground reopens or not. It is up to the management company or HOA board to determine if they have the resources to keep up with the cleaning or other requirements set forth by the Broward County Emergency Order 20-29.
The recent order states the following: "Tennis facilities, basketball courts, and other similar recreational Amenities, including Amenities within housing developments, that are not located in Parks in Broward County may open as determined by the owner or operator of such facilities but must always be in compliance with all applicable requirements of this Chapter 18.
Section 18.B. Operating Requirements (1) Except as otherwise expressly stated in this Chapter, no groups of more than 10 people may congregate in any area of any Park in Broward County. (2) Exercise equipment, playgrounds, and splash pads may open for public use as deemed appropriate by the entity that owns or manages the applicable Park in Broward County.
The entity that owns or manages the Park must ensure frequent cleaning of all exercise equipment, playgrounds, and splash pads."
For more information, please visit the Emergency Order 20-29 here: https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/Emergency%20Order%2020-29.pdf
Facilities must implement certain procedures such as enhanced sanitizing of all common areas and frequent touchpoints. Sanitation and Safety requirements can be located in Attachment 2 Section C of Broward County Emergency Order 20-27.
Residents are urged to continue to be vigilant as reopening is not an indication that the pandemic is over.
We ask everyone to continue adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines and facial coverings as amended by Broward County Emergency Order 20-27 as well as:
- Practice social distancing.
- Wear a face covering.
- Wash your hands often.
Visit the CDC website for the latest guidelines.
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 Version OptionsTOWN OF DAVIE REOPENINGHeadline. You can also find the EPA checklist here.
Town of Davie Facilities
All Town of Davie Facilities (except otherwise stated) will remain closed. 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