The City of Deerfield Beach urges the public to continue to adhere to emergency orders including no trespassing on parks and beaches. Parks and beaches remain closed and will continue to be closed until which time that data-driven conditions qualify the South Florida region for phase I of “Opening Up America Again.”
South Florida remains a hot spot for the community transmission of COVID-19 and more testing must be completed before phase I is initiated. Although some Florida beaches are reopening, this does not apply to beaches in Deerfield Beach or South Florida.
“We are working closely with state and local officials along with neighboring communities in a regional approach to coordinating the re-opening of businesses, city facilities and beaches for the safety of everyone in the community,” said Deerfield Beach Mayor Bill Ganz. “We understand you want to get out and about, but we are not out of the woods yet.”
Broward Sheriff’s Office will be increasing patrols on the beaches and those found in violation of current orders may be subject to a $500 fine and up to arrest.
The community is urged to continue to adhere to existing safer at home and social distancing orders so that the number of cases in the community and the impact on the healthcare system can be reduced.
“Be part of the solution, not the problem. We really need everyone’s cooperation to get through this crisis. We are all going through this together. Keep your focus,” continued Mayor Ganz.
Parks and beaches have been closed to the public since Wednesday, March 18, 2020, when the City of Deerfield issued Emergency Order # 2020-01.
For additional information on COVID-19, visit www.dfb.city/covid19. For additional information, you are encouraged to call the Broward County COVID-19 hotline at 954-357-9500. For social services, call 954-597-3620 or dial 211 for Broward County’s 24/7 helpline.