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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 17, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE 55
EMERGENCY ORDER 20-22 ISSUED; BROWARD COUNTY IMPLEMENTS CURFEW STARTING TONIGHT; NEW RESTRICTIONS TO HELP LIMIT LARGE SOCIAL GATHERINGS
DAVIE, Fla. – Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry has issued Emergency Order 20-22, which implements a curfew effective tonight and adds new restrictions to help curtail large social gatherings, including house parties, street parties, and other activities that are contributing to the community spread of COVID-19.
New restrictions include:
Individuals in our community have a personal responsibility to adhere to the guidelines and do their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The new Order strongly recommends that any person who tests positive for COVID-19, or who is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, immediately:
Businesses in our community must adhere to the guidelines governing their operations, and patrons of reopened business are encouraged to report violations, which may result in warnings, citations, fines and/or business closures. Through July 15, County, municipal code and law enforcement teams have issued 57 citations and 768 warnings. Residents are urged to call 311 or visit MyBroward.Broward.org to anonymously report violations.
The new Order also updates the following attachments for business guidance: Attachment 2 (Restaurants and Food Establishments); Attachment 5 (Movie Theaters); Attachment 6 (Community Rooms, Fitness Centers and Gyms in Housing Developments); and Attachment 14 (Commercial Gyms and Fitness Centers).
To help residents understand the magnitude of the pandemic in Broward County, a daily statistical dashboard of COVID-19 indicators (e.g. number of cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations, hospital capacities, and deaths) has been posted on the Broward County Website.
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
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