FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 30, 2020
BEACH USES EXTENDED; MASSAGE PARLORS REOPEN; RECREATIONAL AMENITIES EXPANDED; DAVIE AQUATIC AND FITNESS CENTER AND ADDITIONAL TOWN PARKS TO REOPEN JUNE 1, 2020
DAVIE, Fla. – Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-14 on Friday, May 29, 2020, which further addresses Phase 1 reopening guidelines to slightly expand beach activities, clarify the use of community rooms, expand massage establishment services beyond those medically necessary and allow tattoo establishments to open. The new order takes effect on Monday, June 1, 2020.
Residents and businesses are reminded not to get complacent. Please adhere to preventative requirements issued by local health officials such as social distancing, the use of facial coverings and sanitation requirements which will remain in place for all businesses that reopen, and all individuals who patronize them.
Enforcement is critical to the success of the reopening strategy, to ensure that a spike in new cases does not occur, which could result in another complete or partial shutdown. County and Health Department officials are monitoring benchmarks that will help identify the emergence of “hotspots” that can be quickly mitigated. Highlights of the new order include:
Broward beaches are open to picnicking, sunbathing, sitting or lying on the beach. Umbrellas, canopies, chairs, loungers, and coolers are also now permitted. Certain restrictions outlined in Attachment 15 apply. For example, group or organized sports, such as volleyball, are not yet allowed; nor are group gatherings of more than 10 people. Beachgoers must maintain social distancing, including when in the water, except between members of the same household or group. Facial coverings must be worn when social distancing cannot be maintained. Beach restrooms and showers must be sanitized at least every three hours. Equipment offered by concessionaires r beachfront hotels (e.g. chairs, loungers, bicycles) must be sanitized between each customer rental. Changing rooms, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, and exercise equipment are to remain closed.
Racquet sports facilities, including those located in Broward County parks, now allow doubles play. Tennis and pickleball courts are limited to a maximum of four people on the court at any one time. No groups of more than 10 people can congregate in one area. Town of Davie parks are only open for passive use; therefore basketball, tennis and pickleball courts remain closed
Tattoo and massage establishments may now operate consistent with Emergency Order 20-12 and must adhere to the guidelines for personal services, as outlined in Attachment 4.
Davie Aquatics and Fitness Center Reopening on 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. The pool will be open for lap swim only on a reservation basis.
The hours of operations will be:
Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. (reservation only)
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (reservation only)
For member 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. The Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Center remains closed due to restrooms renovations.
All Town of Davie parks and open spaces will be open for passive use except for Pine Island Park/Bamford Sports Complex starting Monday, June 1, 2020. Parks and open spaces will be open starting at 9 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m. daily. Park restrooms will not be open. Operational changes still in effect at parks include the suspension of facility rentals, transactions at parks, youth and adult activities, sports programs, and activities at community centers.
Per Broward County Emergency Order 20-08, visitors are required to wear face coverings, maintain at least a 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.
While parks and trails are open, the following amenities and activities are prohibited at Town parks and open spaces:
- All organized athletic leagues, games, practices, and tournaments, recreation programs, and events are suspended
- Social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people is not allowed
- Basketball, tennis, racquetball, volleyball and pickleball courts
- Dog parks
- Grills and grilling
- Indoor Gymnasiums
- Outdoor fitness equipment areas
- Playgrounds and play areas
- Pavilions and shelters
- Splash pad
Residents should continue to adhere to the restrictions and other guidance for safety and social distancing issued by local and state health officials, before traveling to a Town park or open space. Residents are encouraged to bring all necessary provisions, such as hand sanitizer and face coverings with them and properly dispose of all personal protective equipment while visiting Town parks or open spaces.
The Town reserves the right to open and close parks, open spaces, and amenities as needed without having to issue a new Emergency Order.
For more information, please contact the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department at 954-797-1146.
For the latest updates regarding COVID-19, visit FloridaHealth.gov, email [email protected] or call the COVID Call Center at 954-357-9500.
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Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
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