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Posted on: June 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Emergency Orders and Cancellations

Emergency Orders and Cancellations

State, county, and local officials have all issued orders regulating the re-opening of various businesses, services and facilities that were closed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has initiated his  Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery.  Below are links to the orders issued by the State, County and City of Hollywood.  These orders define services and activities, as well as the health and safety precautions that must be followed to protect both workers and the general public.

Executive Orders by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

All Executive Orders Issued by the Governor

Emergency Orders from Broward County 

All Broward County Emergency Orders and Declarations 

Emergency Orders from City of Hollywood

Temporary Cafe Zone Order - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-03

Facial Covering Order - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-02

Safer at Home City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-01

Public Access to City Hall and City Buildings: Customer Services Provided Online and By Phone

For the health and safety of our employees and residents, access to City Hall and City Buildings is not available to the public until Wednesday, June 10.  However most City services are available on a modified basis via telephone and online. Residents 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 Building Permits Issued Online

The City of Hollywood is currently 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. 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.  

Qless Video Tutorial

Log on for Hollywood ePermits
Log on for Broward County ePermitOneStop

Virtual Inspections Underway

The City of Hollywood Building Department is pleased to offer customers the option for Virtual Inspections for all inspections required during permitting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Building Officials proactively sought a reliable alternative to in-person inspections that would allow construction to continue during this time when social distancing is a requirement. The Virtual Inspection method is quick and easy and allows City Inspectors to clearly see and then certify thereby ensuring that all safety requirements and building codes are met.  Learn more and schedule your Virtual Inspection here.

Select City Parks and Recreational Facilities Now Open

Select parks and recreational facilities are now opend, including City-operated boat ramps, Dog Parks, Skate Parks and the Beach and  Broadwalk for recreational purposes and to access businesses. Learn more here.

Broward County Recreational Facilities Reopen 

Broward County has reopened many of its recreational facilities including certain county parks, golf courses, boat ramps, marinas, and pools in multifamily developments. All of the openings come with specific restrictions including limited hours, usage guidelines, social distancing requirements and other regulations to limit interaction.

The city-operated Driftwood Community Pool, located at 3000 N 69th Avenue, is now open for lap swimming and limited private swim lessons.  Pools located in multi-family housing or condominium developments, condominium hotels, or housing developments that are used only by residents of the housing development may be utilized following CDC social distancing guidelines and the pool/pool deck occupancy must be limited to no greater than 50% of capacity. In addition,  usage must be supervised for compliance with CDC guidelines and all equipment and furnishings must be sanitized regularly or removed from the pool deck. 

Beaches in Broward County are now open. Hollywood Beach is currently open for active recreational use, but restrictions on sunbathing, umbrellas, tents and coolers remain in place. Click here for additional information about beaches.  For additional information about which facilities have reopened, please visit the County’s COVID-19 website.

Sun Shuttle

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. Learn more here.

Additional Information:

  • All South Florida public and private schools are closed until further notice.
  • All Broward County Library branches are closed to the public until further notice. Beginning June 1, 2020, all Broward County Libraries, with the exception of Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center and the Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, are offering Walk-up/Drive-up Service. For information on service changes/adjustments, visit the Broward County Library website.
  • Broward County Court has been suspended until further notice.
  • All local Social Security offices are closed to the public for in-person service. With offices closed, the agency encourages the public to access their services online
  • Broward County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Sites are closed until further notice
  • The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has cancelled all large public gatherings and meetings. Once authorized by public health guidance, construction open houses and other meetings will be rescheduled and notices will be mailed to project stakeholders. For more information, please email Community Outreach Specialist, Rebecca Guerrero or call 954.940.7605.
  • Broward County Transit has announced service changes and new timetables, along with additional passenger requirements. Learn more here. 
  • Brightline has suspended service until further notice. 
  • Inter Miami CF’s home games in Fort Lauderdale (along with all MLS play) suspended until further notice
  • Florida Panther Hockey games (along with all NHL games) are suspended indefinitely   

Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport

  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport remains open, however, passengers should check with their airline for the latest status update on flights and additional passenger requirements.  
    • Please Note: Effective on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-80 stating that all passengers arriving from areas with substantial community spread, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please refer to Executive Order 20-80 for detailed information.  
  • Port Everglades is open and operational. The Port is working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Quarantine Station in Miami for any COVID-19 issues that may arise with cargo vessels.

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