Town of Davie: Phase 3 Reopening

Reopening information

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

The Governor's order affects Broward County in the following manner:

  • All state restrictions are lifted, but counties in South Florida, the former epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, have been advised they may enforce certain local rules with respect to Phase 3 reopening.
  • No businesses are closed as a result of COVID-19; all businesses may open but County Emergency Orders that are not preempted by the Governor’s Executive Order still apply. 
  • Suspends Broward County’s ability to fine individuals for not wearing a facial covering. 
  • Under the Governor’s Order all businesses, including bars, nightclubs, and other establishments previously closed by local emergency orders, have been reopened. Local jurisdictions retain some rights to impose guidelines and restrictions. 

All amended requirements can be viewed in Emergency Order 20-26.

Broward County has issued Emergency Order 20-27, which clarifies requirements for establishments that serve food and/or alcohol:

  • On-premise consumption of food and alcohol must end at 11 p.m.
  • Establishments licensed to serve food may operate at up to 100% of indoor capacity if a distance of six feet is maintained between tables, and no more than six people sit at a table. Should an establishment not be able to meet the minimum 50% capacity requirement (as set forth by the Governor's Executive Order), an establishment may, to reach the 50% capacity level, allow patrons to stand at an assigned table or in an assigned area, and must comply with social distancing requirements to the maximum extent possible.
  • Establishments that only serve alcohol (that are not licensed to serve food) must operate at no more than 50% of the establishment’s indoor capacity.
  • Total combined occupancy of indoor and outdoor areas shall not exceed the existing total maximum occupancy.
  • Allows individuals at fitness centers and gyms to remove facial coverings while working out, but requires they be worn by individuals at all times when not engaged in physical activity, such as while moving between machines and around the establishment.
  • Permits hot tubs to open in homeowner association (HOA) communities, but operations are subject to more stringent rules that may be imposed by the HOA.

View Emergency Orders Here


Business Signage

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

COVID business signage required

Restaurant - https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/COVID19-RestaurantSignage8x11-PI202074848.pdf

Restaurant (Spanish) - https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/COVID19-Spanish-Restaurant-Retail8x11-PI202074848.pdf

Retail- https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/COVID19-RetailSignage.pdf

Retail (Spanish) - https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/COVID19-Spanish-Retail.pdf


Recreational Spaces 

Davie Parks and Trails

Operational Changes 

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.

Town of Davie Playgrounds ReopenedPlayground Safety Infographic (1)

As of Friday, January 8, 2021, all Town of Davie playgrounds and park restrooms will reopen. 

  • 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. 

Please note:

  • 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. 

Davie Park amenities open for use:

  • Tennis courts are open for singles and doubles play only. 
  • Pickleball courts are open for singles and doubles play only.
  • Volleyball courts will reopen on Monday, January 11, 2021, for groups of 10 or less.
  • Youth athletic leagues are able to operate by Town permit only. All leagues must adhere to Emergency Order 20-15 and guidelines provided by the leagues sanctioning authority.
  • Skate Park will be open with a reduced capacity of 10 participants at a time.

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

The swimming pool is open for lap swimming and swim team practice only. Lane reservations must be made in advance. Members and residents are given priority.

To ensure lane availability, reservations should be made within the specified timeframes below:

  • Members five days in advance
  • Residents three days in advance
  • Non-residents one day in advance
  • To make reservations, please call 954-327-3926.

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. 

 Programming

  • The Town of Davie Youth Soccer Season has been canceled.  Anyone who previously registered for the league will receive a full refund in four to six weeks. 
  • Facility rentals and special events at Town facilities are canceled until further notice.
  • All organized activities including adult and youth sports travel sports, recreation programming, special events, and senior activities are suspended.


Residential Information:

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: 

  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.

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

Important Information: 

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.

Stay Safe 

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.
Practice social distancing
Wear a face covering
Wash your hands

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. 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

The schedule for all Town departments/divisions are as follows:

Regular Hours of Operation: 

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, Utilities Operations, 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