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 July 29, 2020

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County Administrator Issues Emergency Order 20-23

  

- Extends curfew; clarifies other orders -

  

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County reported 1325 new COVID-19 cases today, an increase from 898 yesterday. Broward's hospitals are nearing capacity. The numbers show it is still necessary to be vigilant. To further safeguard the community and slow the spread of COVID-19, County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-23 today, which is effective immediately. The Order does the following:

  • While the facial covering requirements remain in full effect, the Emergency Order clarifies that residents are not required to wear them in their home, nor are they liable for facial covering violations of their guests.
  • Requires vacation rentals allowed to operate to provide the email and telephone number of their on-site management or security personnel.
  • Outdoor, open air events are not permissible unless a reopening or operating plan is submitted to Reopening@Broward.org and approved by the County Administrator.
  • Restaurants and retail establishments have been operating under signage requirements for some time. The signage requirements now apply to all establishments and  specifies that signs must be placed conspicuously for easy visibility throughout the establishment, 8.5" x 11” in size, printed in color whenever possible, and posted in English, Creole, and Spanish languages at all main entry points. See Printable Signage
  • Clarifies that even though schools are excluded from the definition of “establishments,” schools are strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines. All extracurricular and non-academic activities must comply with Attachment 16 of Broward’s Emergency Order 20-21 (Youth Activities and Summer Camps).
  • Extends the curfew until Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5AM. The new Order adds to the list of exemptions people returning directly to their homes after one-way vehicular travel of more than 100 miles.
  • Clarifies that Attachment 15 governing beaches exempts environmental activities permitted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to operate beyond sunrise to sunset (e.g. sea turtle nesting program).

For ongoing updates, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus.

July 29, 2020

 





BROWARD COUNTY NEWS RELEASE EO 20-21

JULY 17, 2020


County Takes Further Action as Number of Virus Cases Spikes

- New dashboard posts daily statistics; Order imposes new restrictions -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, along with positivity rates. In the past week, Broward has experienced more than 1,300 new cases each day and positivity rates as high as 16.58%. Our hospitals are either at or are exceeding their bed capacity.

It is important for residents and businesses to understand the role they play in reducing these alarming statistics, by following reopening guidelines and requirements for social distancing and wearing facial coverings.

To help residents understand the magnitude of the pandemic in our community, Broward County is now posting a daily statistical dashboard of COVID-19 indicators (e.g. number of cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations, hospital capacities, and deaths).

County Administrator Bertha Henry has also issued Emergency Order 20-22, which implements new restrictions to help curtail large social gatherings, including house parties, street parties and other activities that are contributing to community spread of the virus:

  • Curfew – Effective July 17, 2020 at 11PM and until August 1, 2020all of Broward County is under a curfew from 11PM to 5AM. Exemptions to the curfew include: active duty police, fire rescue, first responders, news media, delivery or transportation drivers, government employees, persons seeking emergency medical care and medical, health care and utility service personnel. Also exempt are individuals traveling to and from their place of employment, returning to their homes after commercial travel, and persons walking their pets within 250 feet of their residence.

  • Private Gatherings – Effective immediatelyprivate 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Individuals in our community have a personal responsibility to adhere to the guidelines and do their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The new Order strongly recommends that any person who tests positive for COVID-19, or who is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, immediately:

  • self-isolate to the greatest extent possible and avoid contact with any other person

  • avoid visiting establishments and amenities except when medically necessary

  • avoid use of common areas such as shared kitchens, laundry rooms or recreational facilities, especially in shared housing or multi-housing developments

Businesses in our community must adhere to the guidelines governing their operations, and patrons of reopened business are encouraged to report violations, which may result in warnings, citations, fines and/or business closures. Through July 15, County and municipal code and law enforcement teams have issued 57 citations and 768 warnings. Residents are urged to call 311 or visit MyBroward.Broward.org to anonymously report violations.

The new Order also updates the following attachments for business guidance: Attachment 2 (Restaurants and Food Establishments), Attachment 5 (Movie Theaters); Attachment 6 (Community Rooms, Fitness Centers and Gyms in Housing Developments); and Attachment 14 (Commercial Gyms and Fitness Centers).

For ongoing updates, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus.

Date: July 17, 2020

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Vizcaya at Palm-Aire Association, Inc.

Dear Residents:

In just a few weeks, our lives have been drastically transformed by COVID-19 (a/k/a coronavirus). To protect the health of all residents and staff, your Board is working to follow all guidelines from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") and the Florida Department of Health ("FLDOH"). In addition, various emergency orders have taken effect calling for all Broward County residents to "stay at home" to protect everyone's health and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Governor Ron Desantis has also issued an order requiring individuals traveling from areas of "substantial community spread" (specifically including the tri-state area of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey) to isolate or quarantine for 14 days. We request that you adhere to these official orders to stop the transmission of COVID-19.

What should I do if I am sick or have been exposed to COVID-19?

If you believe that you may have been exposed to the virus or if you have tested positive for COVID -19, we are empathic for your unfortunate circumstance. There is no blame associated with your misfortune. This could happen to anyone and this will happen to many of us if we are not vigilant about separation efforts.

If you have been exposed to the virus, if you are experiencing symptoms, or if you have tested positive for the virus, we ask you to share that information with the Management office. Your privacy will be protected. The knowledge of who is ill will enable staff to assist with (and possibly help limit) any need you may have to travel through the common areas. Catching this virus is not a matter of guilt, but sharing virus information will manage the risk of spreading the  virus to fellow residents and staff members. Please help us help you by providing timely and truthful communication about your situation, while complying with strict adherence to current quarantine protocols. While the Association cannot realistically monitor and sanitize all components and common areas of the condominium property all the time, your communication with the Management office may allow the Association to focus its resources on doing what it can to limit the risk of  people contracting COVID-19. With that being said, given that the Association cannot constantly monitor and sanitize all activity on the condominium property, you must ultimately exercise your own personal responsibility and take appropriate precautions when moving within the open common areas of the property such as the elevator and hallways.

Preventative Practices

You have read and heard these preventative practices many times. They are the key in reducing the likelihood of contracting any respiratory illness, but most especially in preventing this virus. We share these simple prevention exercises that according to the CDC and FLDOH can minimize your risk:

  •  Stay home if you are sick
  •  Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  •   Frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  •   Do not touch your face; and
  •   Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing

Also, we strongly suggest that you refrain from interacting with neighbors in the elevator. Some high risk residents are self-isolating for health reasons and use the elevator only for essential activities like walking dogs or getting mail, but may be uncomfortable engaging in conversation, pressing buttons more than once, or being confined to an elevator with multiple people. Please be aware of the concerns of others during this time.

We are all facing an unprecedented challenge. Our health and safety depend on all of us following the CDC and FLDOH guidelines. We can do this. Let's continue to support each other as we fight this unseen enemy.

Please stay safe and well.

Your Board of Directors and Management

4-2-2020


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