In September, Governor Ron DeSantis announced all of Florida has moved into Phase III of his Recovery Plan. Residents should remain vigilant and continue to take the necessary safety precautions and 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.
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.
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
Broward County is currently under a 9-day curfew that began on Thursday, December 24th and runs through Monday, January 4, 2021. The curfew will be in place from midnight to 5:00 a.m. each day. However, On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, the curfew runs from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
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 20-29 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 20-29, summarized below. For complete information please read all of the attachments found at www.broward.org/coronavirus:
Broward County outlines limits on gatherings in Chapter 5 of Emergency Order 20-29 regarding social gatherings, house parties, street parties and other activities.
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 Operations – Effective 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. Emergency Order 20-29 includes the following for restaurants, bars etc:
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 Chapter 26 of Emergency Order 20-29 .
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. Additional information can be found in Chapter 22 of Emergency Order 20-29.
Events at Function Spaces - Ballrooms, banquet halls, catering halls, and other event spaces may operate subject to regulations stated in Chapter 30 of Emergency Order 20-29 .
Signage Requirements – All Establishments that conduct in-person transactions with the public, other than parks and beaches, must conspicuously display the signage required by Chapter 7 of Emergency Order 20-29 . Signage requirements
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.
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 following community centers will remain open solely to operate the Learning Pods/Aftercare Programs. No other activities will take place at these centers.
The following community centers are open solely for Sunshine Learning Pods/Aftercare Program:
The Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Community Center is open for Barry University Program only, Room 11.
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. 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. Beginning December 21, the City re-opened playgrounds, pavilions and restrooms at City-operated parks. Playgrounds and outdoor fitness areas are open with normal cleaning operations, but surfaces are difficult to disinfect. Those using parks and playgrounds/equipment should follow the following CDC guidelines.
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 StreetMarina Boat Ramp is operating under normal hours, 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.Holland Park - 801 Johnson StreetBoat 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 Chapter 19 of Emergency Order 20-29 .
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. 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 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.
The Driftwood Community Pool, located at 3000 N 69th Avenue is currently closed to swimming due to COVID-19.
For the current status of the pool and information on classes, 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 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.
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. Priority testing is available for school staff and children.
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/.