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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 18, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE #8:
PINE ISLAND PARK CLOSURE; SCHOOL CLOSURE EXTENDED; SOLID WASTE MODIFICATIONS; STATE AND FEDERAL BUILDING CLOSURES
DAVIE, Fla., - 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. The Town has established an email address that residents can send any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 and Town operations, COVID19@davie-fl.gov.
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts
Town Meetings and Advisory Committees/Boards
Broward County Public School Closures Extended:
Governor Ron DeSantis issued an order extending closures for all Broward County Public Schools through April 15, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also announced the cancellation of this year’s Pre-K and K-12 students’ testing in Florida. For further information regarding public schools, please go to www.browardschools.com/coronavirus.
Waste Management Modifications
Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Public Health Agency of Canada, and federal, state and local agencies, Waste Management is taking necessary steps in response to social distancing recommendations, potential mitigation activity, and declared local states of emergency.
Florida Power & Light (FPL)
For customers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19, FPL has made resources available to assist its customers. A good place to learn more about all the resources available is FPL.com/Help. For now, FPL is suspending disconnections at least through the end of March.
Dedicated Shopping Hours for Seniors – Effective March 17 and 18:
Broward County Libraries
In an abundance of caution and acknowledging the expressed concerns and state of uncertainty regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Broward County Library Locations will closed to the public following regular service hours on Thursday, March 19, 2020. All libraries will remain closed to the public until further notice.
Broward County Libraries will be canceling all events includes all events (classes, programs, workshops, story times, outreach events, room reservations etc.) until further notice.
Broward County Courthouse Closures
All four Broward County courthouses are closed to the public for two weeks in an effort to help curb the spread of coronavirus. Please note there are a few exceptions.
Bars, Nightclubs and Restaurants
Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered all bars and nightclubs to shut down on March 17, 2020 at 5 p.m., for the next 30 days. Restaurants are required to cut their crowd capacity by 50%, separate seated customers by a distance of at least six feet, no parties of 10 or more people, and screen employees before allowing them to work to see if they are feeling ill.
Old Davie School Historical Museum
All tours of the museum are canceled until further notice. For more information regarding current or future events, please email or call the office at 954-787-1044. In the meantime, follow them for updates and behind-the-scenes content.
Town Hall Operations
Town of Davie closed all government offices to the public as of Monday, March 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. Residents are urged to continue to contact Town departments through telephone or email. Department and staff directory can be found on our website at www.davie-fl.gov/directory. We encourage residents to reduce exposure to large gatherings and if possible, stay home.
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 western side of Davie Town Hall, 6591 Orange Drive.
College and Universities in Davie
Publix, Target, Walmart, and Winn Dixie – Modified Hours
Publix, Target, Walmart and Winn Dixie have modified their operating hours. All Publix stores will close at 8 p.m. All Target and Winn Dixie stores will close at 9 p.m. Local 24-hour Walmarts will now close at 11 p.m.
Key Points from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
Please take this opportunity to update or register for Town of Davie related updates and emergency notifications utilizing the following mediums:
For updated information regarding the 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.
The resident hotline is activated at this time to ensure open lines of communications are available to our residents. Please continuously check the resident hotline for updates on various COVID-19 updates at 954-797-1122.
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Assistant