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Posted on: October 19, 2020

COVID-19 Information

City of Hollywood COVID-19 Information

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Broward County Moves into Phase III of Governor's Recovery Plan

On September 25, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced all of Florida has moved into Phase III of his Recovery Plan.  While COVID-19 positivity rates continue trend favorably, residents should remain vigilant and continue to take the necessary safety precautions. Avoid the  “3 C’s” – Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings, wear a facial covering when in public, and maintain social distancing of at least six feet. 


Emergency Orders

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.  

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 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

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Beach RestrictionsHollywood Beach Open

All beaches in Broward County, including Hollywood Beach are open for ocean activities (such as surfing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, body surfing) and land-based active recreation and exercise (such as walking, running, biking, surf fishing, volleyball, soccer, and football), subject to group size limits. Picnicking, sunbathing, sitting or lying on the beach as well as the use of umbrellas, canopies, chairs, loungers, and coolers are also permitted. All persons using the beaches in Broward must comply with the requirements in place in Broward County Emergency Order 20-25 issued on September 25, 2020. The City shall apply and enforce all restrictions pertaining to Hollywood Beach as set forth in Broward County Emergency Order 20-25 and Attachment 15 - Beaches In Broward County, summarized below.  For complete information please read all of the attachments found at www.broward.org/coronavirus:

Beach Restrictions

  1. Beach hours shall be limited to between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. 
  2. Facial coverings must be worn when social distancing of at least six feet (6’) between persons (other than members of the same household or group) cannot be maintained, including when using elevators to access the beach, in restrooms, and when visiting beach concessions.
  3. All persons must have a facial covering available and ready to use at all times; persons must be able to show their facials coverings upon request by local authority.
  4. Disposable facial coverings and other disposable personal protective equipment such as gloves must be discarded properly, littering of facial coverings or other personal protective equipment is prohibited. 
  5. The use of facial coverings is not required when engaged in active recreation or exercise, or when in the water. Facial coverings should not be used by children under two (2) years old.
  6. Except for those events and activities permitted in Attachment 15, no group gatherings or events of more than ten (10) individuals are permitted.
  7. Beach weddings and other outdoor events involving between 10 and 100 people must comply with Attachment 20. Outdoor events involving more than 100 people are prohibited unless conducted pursuant to an operational plan in accordance with Section 2.B(21) of Emergency Order 20-21, as amended. This provision does not apply to organized sporting events. Organized sports are subject to paragraph 8 below.
  8. Organized sports are permitted at the beach and must comply with Attachment 19 if there will be spectators. Organized sports means a sport such as soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, boxing, and other recognized sport that is part of an established athletic league or part of an organized program (municipal or otherwise). The facial covering exemption for organized sports includes training and practice sessions and matches; but prior to commencing and immediately upon concluding a training or practice session or a match, individuals must wear facial coverings. Individuals who are exercising in their personal capacity and not training as part of an organized sport (i.e.,participating in a regular fitness class, using gym equipment as part of a workout, including with a personal trainer or coach, or playing a “pick up” game or sport for leisure) do not fall within the definition of “organized sport” and are not exempted from using facial coverings.
  9. Individuals must maintain at least six feet (6’) of physical distance between persons at all times (other than members of the same household or group), including when in the water. While engaged in an organized sport, social distancing must be practiced to the maximum extent practicable and to the extent the organized sport so permits.
  10. Buildings (other than restrooms) or designated areas for social gathering (such as changing rooms, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, exercise equipment areas, etc.) must remain closed.
  11. Beach concessions must comply with the applicable requirements in Broward County Emergency Order 20-21, as amended, including Attachment 1 for all concessions, Attachment 2 for restaurant or food establishment concessions, and Attachment 3 for all retail concessions.
  12. Concessions or beachfront hotels that provide rental equipment (such as chairs, loungers, bicycles, etc.) must sanitize the rental equipment between each customer rental. 
  13. Beach restrooms and showers must be sanitized at least every 3 hours.

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Social Gatherings

Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-25 on September 25, 2020 modifying restrictions regarding social gatherings, house parties, street parties and other activities. Here is a summary of Emergency Order 20-25. For more information, please read the complete orders and all attachments:

Vacation Rentals - Broward County has a dedicated webpage that includes local information at broward.org/coronavirus. Click here for additional information about operation requirements of vacation rentals.

Restaurant, Bars and All Establishments Serving Food and Alcohol

Restaurant OperationsEffective September 25, 2020, Broward County amended its regulations for all establishments serving food and/or alcohol to comply with Governor DeSantis' Executive Order moving all of Florida into Phase III.  Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-28 on October 16, 2020 which includes the following for restaurants, bars etc: 

  • Parties must be limited to no more than six (6) persons total. 
  • All tables and chairs must be at least six (6) feet apart between parties. Bar counters remain closed to seating. 
  • On-premises dining areas must be fully closed to patrons between the hours of midnight and 5AM. 
  • The sale of off-site (to-go) alcohol by restaurants and food establishments is prohibited between midnight and 5AM. Take-out and delivery of food is still permitted between midnight and 5AM.

Gym and Fitness Center Operations – All persons must wear a facial covering at all times while using or visiting a gym or fitness center, including while exercising.

Youth Activities and After-School Activities - Organized youth activities and after-school activities may operate in accordance with the guidelines established in Attachment 16. 

Public Community Pools and Private Club Pools - Pool and pool deck occupancy is limited to no greater than 50% maximum occupancy. No groups larger than ten (10) people. Seating and tables shall be set up with social distancing of at least six (6) feet between groups.

Events at Function Spaces -  Ballrooms, banquet halls, catering halls, and other event spaces may operate subject to regulations stated in Amendment 20

Signage Requirements – 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 20-25, 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 

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Select Parks and Recreational Facilities OpenSelect City Parks and Recreational Facilities Open

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. 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. Please bring your own water for yourself and your pets, water fountains are not available at this time.

Hollywood Broadwalk 

  • The Broadwalk is open for exercising including walking, jogging and bike riding
  • The Broadwalk is also open to access and patronize restaurants/food establishments and retailers
  • Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless swimming or otherwise in a pool, ocean, or other body of water, provided that social distancing of at least six feet (6’) between persons not of the same household is maintained to the maximum extent practicable.  Facial coverings, when not on, must be available and ready to use at all times.  Individuals must be able to show their facials coverings upon request by local authority. Facial coverings should not be used by children under two (2) years of age or by anyone with a medical/health condition which would be worsened by the wearing of a facial covering..
  • No skateboarding
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is required
  • No groups larger than 10 people
  • Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. to Mondays at 5:00 a.m. bike riding will be prohibited on the Broadwalk from Tyler Street to Garfield Street to allow for Temporary Café Zone

Soccer/Baseball Fields

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. 

  • Dowdy Field - 2161 Johnson Street
  • Hollywood West Diamond and Synthetic Field - 6770 Garfield Street
  • Driftwood Park Diamond Fields - 3000 N. 69 Avenue
  • Rotary Park Diamond Fields - 3150 Taft Street
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Purpose - 2400 Charleston Street
  • Boggs Field – 2310 N. 23 Ave - Open by permit only
  • *Washington Park remains closed due to field renovations

Community/Multi-Purpose Centers

The following community centers will remain open solely to operate the Learning Pods/Aftercare Programs.. No other activities will take place at these centers.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 2400 Charleston Street - 954.921.3412
  • Kay Gaither Community Center, 6291 Funston Street - 954.967.4234
  • Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd - 954.967.4240 
  • McNicol Community Center, 1411 S 28th Avenue - 954.921.3511

The following community centers are open soley for Sunshine Learning Pods/Aftercare Program:

  • Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, 1301 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019 – 954-921-3600
  • David Park Community Center - 108 N 33rd Ct. – 954.967.4236
  • Driftwood Community Center - 3000 NW 69th Ave. – 954.967.4241

The Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Community Center is open for Barry University Program only, Room 11.

Parks

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 or active organized team sports allowed at this time. Playgrounds are also closed. Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless swimming or otherwise in a pool, ocean, or other body of water, provided that social distancing of at least six feet (6’) between persons not of the same household is maintained to the maximum extent practicable.  Facial coverings, when not on, must be available and ready to use at all times.  Individuals must be able to show their facials coverings upon request by local authority. Facial coverings should not be used by children under two (2) years of age or by anyone with a medical/health condition which would be worsened by the wearing of a facial covering. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. No access to restrooms or water fountains. 

  • ArtsPark at Young Circle - 1 Young Circle
  • Bicentennial Park - 7300 Farragut Street
  • Bob Butterworth Park - 5749 Fletcher St
  • Charles Vollman Park - 2933 Taft Street
  • Earl Crofford Park- 900 S Park Road
  • Emerald Hills Lakes Park - 3901 N 30th Terrace
  • Jefferson Park - 1501 Jefferson Street
  • Joe DiMaggio Park - 1001 Harbor Court
  • John Williams Park - 6101 Sheridan Street
  • Harry Berry Park - 301 Azalea Terrace
  • Holland Park - 801 Johnson St
  • Keating Park - 2500 S Ocean Drive & Magnolia Terrace
  • Kiwanis Park - 3400 Johnson Street
  • Lincoln Park - 2340 Lincoln Street
  • Lions Park - 3003 Hollywood Boulevard
  • Mara B. Giulianti Park - 4151 N Hills Drive
  • Montella Park - 1231 N 69th Way
  • Oak Street Park - Oak Street & Surf Road
  • Oak Lake Park - 3190 North 56 Avenue 
  • Oakridge Park - 5200 SW 35th Avenue
  • Oakwood Hills Park - 2701 N 26th Avenue
  • Poinciana Park- 1301 South 21st Avenue
  • Sal Oliveri Veterans Park - 4701 Tyler Street
  • Stan Goldman Park – 800 Knights Road
  • Three Islands Park - 1902 Parkview Drive
  • Water View Park - 2660 Coolidge Street
  • Zinkil Park - 5451 Washington Street 

Basketball Courts 

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 

  • David Park Community Center - 108 N. 33rd Court
  • Emerald Hills Lake - 3901 N 30th Terrace
  • Jefferson Park - 1501 Jefferson Street
  • Mara B. Giulianti Park - 4151 N Hills Drive
  • Kay Gaither Community Center - 6291 Funston Drive
  • Washington Park Community Center - 5199 Pembroke Rd
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Community Center - 2400 Charleston St 

Paddleball Courts 

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. 

  • Charnow Park - 300 Connecticut Street
  • Jefferson Park - 1501 Jefferson Street
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center - 2400 Charleston Street 

Pickleball Courts 

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. 

  • Stan Goldman Park - 800 Knights Road

Tennis Courts 

  • Jefferson Park - 1501 Jefferson Street
  • David Park Tennis Center - 510 N 33rd Court (For more information contact the Tennis Center at 954.967.4236.) 

Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Singles and doubles play. 

Boat Ramps 

Hollywood Marina - 700 Polk Street
Marina Boat Ramp is operating under normal hours, 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Holland Park - 801 Johnson Street
Boat ramps open for normal operations. Observation Tower is now closed. Please follow physical distancing requirements. Only one (1) boat per launch ramp at a time.

Ramp hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Once the parking area reaches capacity, the ramps will be closed.)

On-Water Activity - Boats must remain at least fifty (50) feet apart at all times. Please see Attachment 9.

Golf Courses 

  • Golf courses at Hollywood Beach Golf Club, Eco Golf Club and Orangebrook Golf Club are open for play with restrictions. View restrictions by clicking here.
  • The Driving Range at Orangebrook is open with limited capacity and physical distancing rules in place. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. On Sunday and Wednesday the hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Community Garden 

The Community Garden at Oak Lake requires anyone working in the garden to wear a mask.

ArtsPark Studio

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: 

  • Glass Blowing Studio - www.HollywoodHotGlass.com
  • Jewelry Studio - 305.450.5125
  • Jen Clay Textiles and Animation Studio - www.jenlynnclay.com 

Skate Parks 

  • Hollywood West - Open 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Stan Goldman - Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Facial coverings must be worn at all times. One person per element and no more than 10 people in the skate park at a time. 

Dog Parks 

  • Emerald Hills Lakes Park - 3013 N 39th Street
  • John Williams Park - 6101 Sheridan Street
  • Oakridge Park - 5300 SW 35 Avenue
  • Poinciana Park - 1301 S 21 Avenue
  • Stan Goldman Park - 800 Knights Road 

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 (with permit only) 

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 swimming or otherwise in a pool, ocean, or other body of water, provided that social distancing of at least six feet (6’) between persons not of the same household is maintained to the maximum extent practicable.  Facial coverings, when not on, must be available and ready to use at all times.  Individuals must be able to show their facials coverings upon request by local authority. Facial coverings should not be used by children under two (2) years of age or by anyone with a medical/health condition which would be worsened by the wearing of a facial covering., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. Please bring your own water. Drinking fountain and showers are not available.. 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. 

Driftwood Community Pool

The Driftwood Community Pool, located at 3000 N 69th Avenue is currently closed to swimming due to COVID-19. 

  • Only courses where instructor can teach outside of the water or maintain 6 ft. physical distance.
    • Lap Swimming, Private classes and Adult Exercise courses.
    • NO OPEN SWIM at this time. 
    • Limited Capacity. Participants must reserve their spot before attending.
  • Participants only inside facility.
  • Physical distancing required at all times.
  • Facial coverings must be worn outside of water.
  • Temperature check for employees and patrons required before entry into facility.

For the current status of the pool and information on classes, contact the pool at 954.967.4644 

Pavilion Rentals 

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 swimming or otherwise in a pool, ocean, or other body of water, provided that social distancing of at least six feet (6’) between persons not of the same household is maintained to the maximum extent practicable.  Facial coverings, when not on, must be available and ready to use at all times.  Individuals must be able to show their facials coverings upon request by local authority. Facial coverings should not be used by children under two (2) years of age or by anyone with a medical/health condition which would be worsened by the wearing of a facial covering. 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. 

  • Holland Park - 801 Johnson St
  • John Williams Park - 6101 Sheridan Street
  • Sal Oliveri Veterans Park - 4701 Tyler Street 

Limited Park Restroom Facilities Available 

  • Holland Park
  • Stan Goldman Park
  • Zinkil Park 

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.

All Restrooms Available on Hollywood Beach 

  • Charnow Park
  • Harry Berry Park
  • Johnson Street (maintained by Margaritaville staff)
  • Keating Park
  • Tyler Street
  • Fillmore Street
  • Taft Street
  • Missouri Street
  • Nevada Street 

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.

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Free COVID TestingFree COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site in West Hollywood

Priority Testing For School Staff and Children Beginning Friday, October 9th

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. Beginning on Friday, October 9th, there will be priority testing for school staff and children.  

What Do I Need To Know In Order To Be Tested?

  • Anyone can be tested regardless of age. Those under the age of 18 require parent or guardian consent.
  • Anyone can be tested regardless of symptoms.
  • Bring your appointment confirmation number with you, if you made an appointment.     

What Happens When I Arrive?

  • Each individual will be greeted and directed by personnel in protective gear. 
  • Each individual will be asked to provide their government issued ID, first and last name, health insurance card and contact information.

What is the Testing Process?

  • A health professional in personal protective equipment will provide you with instructions. 
  • A soft swab will be inserted into your nose or throat to get the necessary sample. This may be slightly uncomfortable; however, the test is quick and should take less than a minute.

What Happens After I Am Tested? 

  • After you have been tested, you will be given information on what to do while awaiting test results. Please keep the instruction sheet until after you receive your results. 
  • Follow signage and directions for exiting the testing site. 
  • After being tested, continue to monitor and record symptoms. 
  • You will receive your test results via telephone call.

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/.


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