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Posted on: May 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Broward County Reopening Set for Monday, May 18th. What You Can Expect

FL-Step-by-Step-Recovery Program

Governor Ron DeSantis has authorized Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to join into the State’s Phase 1 Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery beginning on Monday, May 18, 2020. All essential services permitted pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-91 and amended under Broward County Emergency Order 20-06 and 20-08, shall continue to be permitted. Under the Phase 1 order some businesses previously closed or open only for certain activities will be able to reopen with restrictions.  These businesses include:  Professional Services; Restaurants and Food Establishments; Personal Services such as barbershops and salons; Drive-In Movie Theaters; Community Rooms, Fitness Centers and Gyms in Housing Developments; Public Community Pools and Private Club Pools, and Museums.  Please see the below for additional information on restrictions and requirements to protect public safety during these reopenings. 

Governor DeSantis Executive Orders

Broward County Emergency Orders

City of Hollywood Emergency Orders

Continued Adherence to CDC Guidelines Regarding Social Distancing and Facial Coverings

  • All persons shall continue to adhere to the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the facial coverings requirement stated in Broward County Emergency Order 20-07.
  • Social distancing requirements do not apply to members of the same household.
  • Facial coverings are in addition to, and not a substitute for, the required social distancing.
  • In addition, pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-112, groups of more than ten (10) people are not permitted to congregate in any public space that does not readily allow for the required social distancing.
  •  All owners, operators, and persons involved in the provision of essential services or other additional goods, services, or amenities shall ensure compliance with the CDC Guidelines and all additional requirements stated of state and county orders by all workers providing the goods and services and by all persons receiving the goods and services.
  • All businesses are encouraged to perform remote operations and permit personnel to utilize teleworking or other remote working methods. 

Additional Services Permitted

  • All essential services permitted pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-91 and as amended by Broward County Emergency Order 20-06 and 20-08 shall continue to be permitted but must also comply with additional rules. 
  • Although specified businesses may open subject to the guidelines set forth, no business is required to reopen if they do not wish to do so or believe they cannot do so safely and in compliance with the requirements of Broward County EO 20-10.. 

Other Professional Businesses

  • Businesses located in multi-business office buildings may continue normal operations subject to restrictions.
  • Public access is only permitted to the extent the business is an essential service.
  • Businesses encouraged to provide teleworking for employees.
  • All operations must comply with CDC Guidelines and Emergency Orders.

Restaurant and Food Establishments

  • All operations must comply with CDC Guidelines and Broward County EO 20-10 including six foot distancing requirements.
  • Indoor capacity limited to 50% of building occupancy.
  • Total indoor and outdoor seating combined does not exceed maximum occupancy for the establishment. 
  • Space indoor and outdoor seating at least six feet apart (measured from chair backs).
  • Outdoor seating areas shall be subject to any additional limitations imposed by a municipality.

City of Hollywood Backing Business - Temporary Café Zone Program

As part of the City’s “Backing Businesses” efforts, the City of Hollywood has issued Emergency Order 20-03: Temporary Cafe Zone Order that creates temporary café zones allowing restaurants to expand into public and  private property adjacent to their businesses such as: public rights of way, sidewalks, private outdoor areas and parking lots.  A helpful Program Guide will be published by Monday, May 18th to assist interested businesses with participation in the program.   

Retail Establishments

  • Retail establishments selling goods or other commodities (other than personal services) may operate provided all operations comply with Broward EO 20-10.
  • All operations must comply with CDC Guidelines.
  • Indoor capacity limited to 50% of maximum capacity (excluding staff).
  • Establishments that were permitted to operate as essential services or essential businesses under EO 20-91 are not subject to the 50% maximum limitation.

Personal Services 

  • Businesses and establishments providing personal services by licensed professionals such as barbershops, cosmetology salons and cosmetology specialty salons may operate provided all such operations are consistent with the CDC Guidelines and Broward County EO 20-10.
  • Are consistent with the Frequently Asked Questions issued by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation  http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/os/documents/2020.05.09%20DBPR %20FAQs%20re%20Executive%20Order%2020-120.pdf 
  • Comply with the Information for Barbershops, Cosmetology Salons, and Cosmetology Specialty Shops located at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/os/documents/2020.05.09%20DBPR %20-%20Information%20for%20Barbers-Cosmetology%20Reopening.pdf. 

Movie Theaters

  • Existing licensed outdoor movie theaters (drive-in only) may operate.
  • All operations comply with CDC Guidelines and Broward County Emergency Orders.
  • Capacity limitation must not exceed 50% maximum capacity.
  • Indoor theaters remain closed until further notice.

Community Rooms, Fitness Centers, and Gyms in Housing Developments

  • Golf courses and other recreational amenities permitted to operate under EO 20-08 may continue to operate subject to CD Guidelines and the requirements of EO 20-08.
  • Community rooms, fitness centers, and gyms, to the extent such amenities are located within multi-family housing developments or community associations, but excluding stand alone commercial facilities, may operate provided such operations are consistent with the guidelines stated in Broward County EO 20-10.
  •  All operations comply with CDC Guidelines and Broward County EO 20-10.
  • Capacity limitation must not exceed 50% maximum capacity.

Public Community Pools and Private Club Pools

  • Recreational pool amenities as defined in EO 20-08 that were permitted to operate under that order are excluded from this scope of EO 20-10 and many continue to operate subject to the CDC Guidelines.
  • All other pools and pool decks located within private clubs (YMCA, Yacht Clubs, etc.) and including county or municipal pools, but excluding pools that are a part of a commercial fitness facility, may operate provided all such operations are consistent with the Broward County EO 20-10 Guidelines. 
  • All operations comply with CDC Guidelines and Broward County EO.
  • Capacity limitation must not exceed 50% maximum capacity.

Museums

  • Indoor capacity limited to 25% of maximum capacity.
  • If the indoor spcae has a separate capacity restriciton then the interior portion is also subject to a limitation of not more than 25% of the maximum capacity of that interior portion.
  • Interactive functions or exhibits, including child play area remain closed.
  • All operations comply with CDC Guidelines and Broward County EO.

Effective Date

Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on May 18, 2020 and expiring upon the expiration of the existing State of Local Emergency, as same may be extended by subsequent order or declaration, unless terminated by subsequent EO. For enforcement, penalties, applicability and severability please see Broward County EO 20-10.

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