State, county, and local officials have issued orders regulating the operation of various businesses, as well as providing health and safety precautions that must be followed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are links to the orders issued by the State, County and City of Hollywood.
Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-22 on July 17, 2020, and subsequent Emergency Order 20-23, that implements new restrictions to help prevent large social gatherings, house parties, street parties and other activities that are contributing to the community spread of the virus. The orders establish new restrictions on private gatherings, vacation rentals, restaurants, and gyms and fitness centers.
Here is a summary of Emergency Order 20-22 & 20-23, for more information please read the complete order and all attachments:
Private Gatherings – Effective immediately, private gatherings at a residential property, single-family or otherwise, indoors and/or outdoors, are limited to no more than 10 individuals. Persons present at such gatherings shall be individually liable for violations of this Order and subject to civil and criminal penalties. The owner(s) of the residential property are also liable for violations that occur on their property, whether or not they are in residence or on site at the time of the violation. Residents of any private residential property, whether they own or rent, must ensure all persons on their property comply with the guidelines, subject to civil and criminal penalties. Per Emergency Order 20-23, residents, however, shall not be liable for facial covering violations of the their guests.
Vacation Rentals – Short-term vacation rentals that are not actively managed by on-site owners or on-site management companies with staffing or security on site 24 hours a day to enforce compliance with all the requirements, are not permitted to operate, effective for check-ins commencing on or after July 20, 2020 through August 20, 2020. Per Emergency Order 20-23, vacation rentals allowed to operate must provide the email and telephone number of their on-site management or security personnel.
Restaurant Operations – Ordering food or beverage from a bar counter is strictly prohibited. Effective immediately, restaurant patrons must order and consume food and drinks at a table, following all other requirements as outlined in previously issued operating guidelines.
Gym and Fitness Center Operations – Effective immediately, all persons shall wear a facial covering at all times while using or visiting a gym or fitness center, including while exercising.
Signage Requirements – Effective July 20, 2020 at 12:01AM, owners, operators and landlords of commercial property at which any retail, restaurant or food establishment is located must ensure compliance by those establishments with the signage requirements of Emergency Order 20-17, and must also ensure the required signage is conspicuously posted in common areas of the property such as mall entrances, food courts and hallways. See Printable Signage
The City of Hollywood is requiring the wearing of facial coverings anytime an individual is outside the boundaries of their residential property or in common areas of multi-family residential properties (see Hollywood EO 2020-06). In addition, Broward County Emergency Order 20-20 and Emergency Order 20-21 regulate facial coverings and restrict business operations. Please read the orders for additional information.
Please be sure to review the emergency orders in place, as there will be strict enforcement and violators of the Facial Covering orders may be subject to fines, civil and/or criminal penalties.
All Executive Orders Issued by the Governor
All Broward County Emergency Orders and Declarations
Temporary Closure of Hollywood Beach - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 2020-07
Required Public Use of Facial Coverings - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 2020-06
Lifting Hollywood Beach Use Restrictions - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-05
Restricted Use of Hollywood Beach - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-04
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
City Services Available Online - Public access to City Hall and several other City facilities is currently suspended. Customers are encouraged to use the many services available online.
Important Notice Regarding Impacts to Solid Waste, Recycling and Commingled Collections
City of Hollywood solid waste and commingled collections vendor, Waste Pro USA, has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Several WastePro crew members have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been under quarantine, which has resulted in service impacts City-wide. Until further notice, customers may experience temporary delays in recycling and commingled (Bulk & Yard Waste) collections.
The City of Hollywood Department of Public Works would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding during these unusual circumstances. Staff will continue to monitor the situation as they work to ensure service collections, with their primary focus on weekly garbage collections. This focus is to maintain the health, safety and sanitation of our community.
Based on the impacts of COVID-19, in the near future, the City may need to suspend services such as recycling and commingled collection. If staffing level impacts necessitate a reduction in services, residents will be notified via the City’s website at www.HollywoodFL.org, on the City’s social media sites and through the Notify Me “News and Announcements” alerts. Due to the indiscriminate and deadly nature of the virus, and its ease of community spread, special attention to the health and safety of crew members and our community is paramount. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.
All beaches in Broward County, including Hollywood Beach, are now open under Broward County Emergency Order 20-14. All persons using the beaches in Broward must comply with the requirements in place. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in penalties (civil or criminal) for violators and require beaches in Broward County be re-closed. The City shall apply and enforce all restrictions pertaining to Hollywood Beach as set forth in Broward County Emergency Order 20-14 and Attachment 15 - Beaches In Broward County Limited Reopening Guidelines. Additionally, the City of Hollywood has issued Hollywood Emergency Order 2020-06 requiring the wearing of facial coverings anytime an individual is outside their private residence (see the order for permitted exceptions).
Those visiting parks and recreational facilities must follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Florida Department of Health as well as the requirements of State, County and Local Emergency Orders including, physical distancing of six feet minimum and wearing a facial covering at all times unless engaged in exercise such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc. If a physical distance of six feet from others is not possible when exercising, a facial covering must be worn. A facial covering must be available to show upon request by local authorities. Do not gather in groups of more than 10 individuals. Additional information on restrictions can be found here. Park and Facility patrons must not enter a park or recreational facility if they have COVID 19 symptoms or have been exposed within the past 14 days. No group gatherings or events at this time. Please bring your own water for yourself and your pets, water fountains are not available at this time.
The following fields are open for organized sports, so long as the activity is part of an established athletic league or part of and organized program. League or program must provide health guidelines to department prior to use. Permits are required.
The Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Community Center, Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, and the David Park Community Center are closed. The following community centers will remain open solely to operate the Summer BreakSpot Program. No other activities will take place at these centers.
The following parks are open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for passive use only. Passive use includes walking, biking, running and individual enjoyment of the natural surroundings, unless otherwise noted below. No groups larger than 10 people, playground, or active organized team sports allowed. Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. No access to restrooms or water fountains.
Outdoor basketball courts are open for individual use. No multiplayer games or pick-up games permitted and physical distancing must be maintained at all times. No groups of more than 10, includes those on court and waiting for a court
Paddleball courts are open for singles play with only two people allowed per court allowed. No multiplayer games. Physical distancing is required off court. No groups of more than 10, includes those on court and waiting for a court.
Pickleball courts are open for singles and doubles play. Physical distancing is required off court. No groups of more than 10, includes those on court and waiting for a court.
Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Singles and doubles play.
Hollywood Marina - 700 Polk StreetBoat Ramps open to motor-powered craft only. One boat on a ramp at a time. Marina Boat Ramp returned to normal hours of operation, 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. as of Wednesday, May 27th.Holland Park - 801 Johnson StreetBoat ramps open for normal operations. Observation Tower is now open. Please follow physical distancing requirements.Ramp hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Once the parking area reaches capacity, the ramps will be closed.)
The Community Garden at Oak Lake requires anyone working in the garden to wear a mask.
No tours, lessons or private engagements at this time.
The ArtsPark Artists in Residence are accepting individual and groups of less than 10 for classes and instruction.
Contact artists directly for more information and upcoming classes:
Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. One person per element and no more than 10 people in the skate park at a time.
Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. City-maintained dog parks will be open for individual use, no groups or walkers. Physical distancing is required. Owners should bring water with them as the facility water fountains WILL NOT be operational.
Hollywood Dog Beach (the area of the beach between Pershing and Custer Streets) is now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All users must have daily or six month pass. Patrons must follow physical distancing when in park. Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. Please bring your own water as water fountains are closed. Permits can be purchased at Dog Beach only during operations hours at this time. Credit cards only. Hollywood Dog Beach is only the area located between Pershing and Custer Streets on Hollywood Beach during designated days/times.
The Driftwood Community Pool, located at 3000 N 69th Avenue is open for small group classes and lap swimming.
For the current list of offerings contact the pool at 954.967.4644
Pavilion rentals are available for only parties less than 10. Pavilions must be rented in advance, no walk up rentals allowed. Visitors must adhere to physical distancing and must wear facial cover at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. Venues will be limited to 1 rental per day. Only pavilions listed below are available for rental. Rental times are 4 hours maximum. All other pavilions remain closed at this time. Please call 954.921.3404 to reserve a pavilion.
These facilities will be cleaned and sanitized twice daily, seven days a week per CDC guidelines. Please, only one customer at a time inside the restroom facility. Families are allowed to go in together.
City of Hollywood Public Works crews unlock and sanitizes with 70% alcohol each morning. Between 11:00 a.m. and noon crews clean and sanitize again. In the afternoon the Community Redevelopment Agency third party vendor cleans every hour. They are also taking extra measures to sanitize each facility. The facilities are cleaned one last time before the doors are locked for the evening. The crews start that final cleaning and closing process at 9:00 p.m.
Florida Department of Health in Broward County, in partnership with the City of Hollywood, is hosting a free COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site on Tuesday through Saturday at the Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in West Hollywood from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For a list of state-supported COVID-19 testing sites and more information on what to know prior to visiting a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, please visit https://floridadisaster.org/covid19/testing-sites/.