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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 13, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE #2:
TOWN OF DAVIE DECLARES LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
DAVIE, Fla. On Friday, March 13, 2020, at 2 p.m., the Town of Davie proclaimed a local state of emergency to take precautionary measures to mitigate the effects of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Calling a state of emergency is an important factor to receive state and federal reimbursement for emergency-related expenses.
This proclamation will help ensure the Town continuity of essential operations in response to this emerging public health threat. It authorizes the Town to initiate emergency powers and authorities vested under a local emergency ordinance. It also activates local emergency operations plans, mutual assistance compacts, and authorizes providing mutual aid assistance as needed.
The Town will continue to post Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates on the Town of Davie’s website at www.davie-fl.gov/coronavirus and the Town of Davie’s social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@TownofDavie).
For updated information regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit www.floridahealth.gov or www.cdc.gov. If you are concerned that you have been exposed to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the Florida Department of Health in Broward County at 954-412-7300 and your healthcare provider before traveling to any healthcare facility.
Leona Henry, Public Relations Coordinator
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Assistant
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