State, county, and local officials have all issued orders on essential services and activities mandating the public stay at home as much as possible to stop the spread of COVID-19. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-91 effective April 3, 2020 that mandates “all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.” This order remains in effect until April 30, 2020, and can be extended by Governor DeSantis if necessary.
The City of Hollywood issued a “safer at home” order on March 27, 2020 (Emergency Order 20-01) that also remains in effect and must be followed. Persons who violate these orders can be arrested and/or ordered to appear in court to answer the charges. Below are links to the orders issued by the State, County and City of Hollywood. These orders define essential services and activities, as well as the health and safety precautions that must be followed by essential businesses to protect both workers and the general public.
All Executive Orders Issued by the Governor
All Broward County Emergency Orders and Declarations
Facial Covering Order - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-02
Safer at Home City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-01
The Broward County City Managers’ Association, In Partnership with the Broward League of Cities, Coordinates Safer-at-Home Orders in All 31 Cities
All nonessential retail and commercial business locations are closed except to perform the minimum activities necessary to maintain the value of inventory, preserve plant and equipment condition, ensure security, process the business’s own payroll and employee benefits, and facilitate the business’s own employees working remotely. Such businesses must practice, and ensure persons interacting with such businesses, practice social distancing and all other measures as advised by the CDC.
For detailed information and a list of the retail and commercial businesses that are deemedessential and may remain open, please refer to the Broward County Emergency Order. All essential businesses must follow social distancing and all othermeasures as advised by the CDC.
All bars, pubs, nightclubs, cocktail lounges, breweries, and taverns in the City of Hollywood are closed until further notice.
All restaurants, cafeterias, and other food service establishments are no longer serving dine-in customers or on premise services. However, such establishments may continue to operate their kitchens for drive-thru, delivery, and curbside pick-up of food orders
All non-essential businesses are closed in accordance with State, County and local orders.
The Hollywood Beach and Broadwalk are closed to recreational activity. Access to the barrier island is restricted to residents, business owners, business employees, hotel guests and patrons coming to pick up carry-out food orders from barrier island restaurants. All City community centers, parks and recreational facilities are closed.
The Hollywood Marina on Polk Street is closed except to boat owners who rent a slip at the marina. The fuel pumping station at the marina is open to the public. The Holland Park boat launch area is closed. If you need to access the ramps for the limited purposes of: commercial fishing (must present license), access to live aboard vessels, vessel removal or maintenance, please call 954.921.3035 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; after hours call the non-emergency number 954.764.4357.
For the health and safety of our employees and residents, access to City Hall and City Buildings is not available to the public until further notice, however most City services are available on a modified basis via telephone and online. The following City operations continue:Public Safety and Emergency ServicesPublic Works/Sanitation ServicesPublic Utilities/Water and Wastewater ServicesCustomer Service (online and by phone)Building Department Permitting and Inspection ServicesAdministration, City Attorney, City Clerk, Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, BudgetParks Maintenance & SecurityResidents can access a number of services online or by calling the appropriate City Department, Office or Agency listed in the staff directory on the City’s website.If you have questions regarding the City’s COVID-19 emergency response, call the special public information line from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can reach this special public information line at 954.967.4362.
All City-sponsored events and other programming have been cancelled until further notice. This includes all City programming held indoors within Community Centers, including aftercare programs. All organized athletic leagues, games, races and tournaments held at City recreational facilities will be cancelled until further notice. For the latest status of City events and programming, and other programs offered throughout Broward County, please visit the City’s website event calendar.
The Sun Shuttle micro transit system is providing riders free rides to and from essential businesses and service providers only, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and medical appointments. Please do not request a ride if you have a fever, are feeling ill, or suspect that you have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19. The Sun Shuttle team is taking all health and safety precautions possible, wiping down cars frequently and disabling ride-sharing features.
The City of Hollywood is now issuing ALL Building Permits via the ePermit Online Service. Customers are encouraged to use the online system to submit, monitor, pay for building permits and schedule inspections. Hollywood customers can also apply and receive approvals for associated Broward County permits using the County’s ePermitOneStop online service.Still have questions? Want us to give you a call? The QLess Virtual Check-In System allows customers to communicate with staff from Building, Engineering and Planning and Zoning to have questions and concerns addressed quickly. Simply “get in line” and we’ll give you a call back.Please note: The QLess Virtual Check-In System will now be used for Informational Courtesy Hours too (Tuesday and Thursday 7:30-10:30). This includes Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural, Zoning, Fire, Engineering and Utilities. Enter the QLess Virtual Check-In App here or text "Hollywoodservice" to 954.241.1105 to reserve your spot in line.
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