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COVID-19 Info & Updates

COVID-19 information

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Latest Update:

March 27, 2020 8:45 AM

Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-03 today, March 26, 2020. The order strongly urges individuals to remain home other than to engage in essential activities. This Safer at Home order is in place for the protection of public health and to slow the spread of the Coronavirus among the community. The World Health Organization (WHO) indicated that the United States has the potential to become the center of the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Florida now has over 2,300 total cases. Miami-Dade, Broward County, and Palm Beach County combined have 55% of Florida cases. It is reported that there are confirmed cases in every Broward County jurisdiction. City officials strongly urge residents to take this order seriously and Stay at Home.

The County order takes effect on Friday, March 27, 2020, at 12:01 .a.m. and can found at https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/BC-EmergencyOrder20-03.pdf

To support the County order, the City of Deerfield Beach City Manager has issued Emergency Order 2020-03, effective Friday, March 27, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. In addition to the Executive Orders issued by the Governor, The Emergency Orders issued by the County, and the Emergency Orders issued by the City, this Order imposes the following:

· The International Fishing Pier is now closed to the public until further notice.
· To further promote social distancing and adhere to the latest CDC guidelines, areas where members from different households congregate and use shared facilities, all pools that are amenities of a hotel, motel, homeowners or condominium association, rental apartment or other multifamily development are hereby ordered closed until further notice.
· All golf courses within the City are hereby ordered closed until further notice.

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, 954-357-9500.

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March 24, 2020 12:29 PM

To protect the health of Deerfield Beach residents and contain the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the State and the County have issued orders directing the closure of non-essential businesses. The following is an updated list of industries that have been instructed to close until further notice.

Restaurants, Food and Alcohol Sales

All restaurants and food establishments licensed under Chapter 500 and 509, Florida Statutes, are mandated to suspend on-premises food consumption. Such establishments may continue to operate their kitchens for delivery, take-out, and exterior pick-up food services.

All vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises shall cease the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink or in sealed containers for consumption on the premises. Such vendors may sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off-premises in accordance with the conditions in Governor Executive Order 20-71.

Entertainment Establishments

All bars, nightclubs, taverns, pubs, cocktail lounges, breweries, dance halls, movie theaters, concert houses, playhouses, halls for hire, auditoriums, bowling alleys, video arcades, and sports and entertainment facilities, including but not limited to such establishments contained within a hotel or other enclosed structure, are ordered closed.

Gyms and Fitness Centers

All gyms and fitness centers and fitness studios are ordered closed.

Exemptions: Gyms and fitness centers, which are amenities of hotels and have a capacity of 10 persons or less, are an amenity of a residential building, are interior to any fire or police station, or are located inside any single-occupancy office building.

Non-Essential Business Closures

All non-essential retail and commercial business locations are ordered closed except to the extent necessary to perform Minimum Basic Operations. (See County Emergency Order 2020-01 for more info on businesses deemed non-essential and essential).

Public Gatherings

All public gatherings of any type, whether organized or otherwise, of greater than 10 people are prohibited.

Exemptions: Grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, retail stores, banks, credit unions, financial institutions, hardware stores, auto supply stores, hospitals, healthcare and medical facilities, pharmacies, drug stores, medical supply companies, and land or facilities owned and managed by the County, School Board, North Broward Hospital District, the State, or Federal Government are exempt.

March 24, 2020 12:28 PM

The City of Deerfield Beach is working very hard to do its part to control the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, all City facilities are closed to the public. Residents who need assistance with essential City functions must make an appointment with the corresponding department. Below is a comprehensive list of facilities, departments, services, and contact information. Please note these closures will remain in effect until further notice.

City Hall

City Hall is closed to the public, with limited operations by City employees.

Financial Services

The Cashier’s Office, Utility Billing, and Parking Enforcement are now taking online payments, mail-in payments, or use of the dropbox outside the main entrance of City Hall from the parking lot.

For all Finance inquiries, call 954-480-4227 or email web.finance@dfb.city.

Parks and Recreational Facilities

- All City parks and recreational facilities are closed. This includes playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis center, municipal swimming pools, pavilions, picnic tables, and recreational centers.

- The International Fishing Pier has reduced its hours of operation from 6 AM – Midnight daily and is only open to Deerfield Beach residents for fishing only. There is no sightseeing available.

- All beaches are closed.

- The Pioneer Park and Villages of Hillsboro boat ramps are closed.

- Cemetery services are available by appointment only at 954-571-2672.

All Parks & Recreation inquiries can be emailed to web.parks@dfb.city.

Planning and Development Services

- Planning, Landscape, and Certificates of Use services are available by appointment only 8 AM – 5 PM, Mon-Fri. Please call 954-480-4206 to make an appointment.

- Building Services and Code Compliance Services are available by appointment only 7 AM – 4 PM, Mon-Fri. Please call 954-480-4238 to make an appointment.

- Inspections are still taking place by appointment only.

- All payments can be made online or by use of the dropbox outside the main entrance of City Hall from the parking lot.

Planning & Development services inquiries can be sent to web.code@dfb.city

Sustainable Management

- All residential solid waste and recycling collections continue as normal until further notice.

- The Drop-Off Center is closed until further notice.

- For changes to your commercial and roll-off-services, please call 954-480-4391.

- Payments can be made by phone, online, mail, or by use of the dropbox outside the main entrance of City Hall from the parking lot.

For Sustainable Management inquires, please call 954-480-4391 between the hours 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Mon – Fri, or email web.solidwaste@dfb.city.

Economic Development / CRA

Economic Development is helping local businesses with disaster funding applications and business assistance by phone. To schedule an appointment or for inquiries, please call 954-857-9793.

Community Development

Community Development is not taking any new grant applications at this time. Appointments are available for those with existing applications. Please call 954-480-6420 for all inquiries, or email communitydevelopment2@dfb.city.

Center for Active Aging

The Center’s Alzheimer’s Daycare and Preschool are closed. The Community Bus Shuttles, Express I & II, are running Mon – Fri, 8 AM – 4 PM until further notice. Counseling services and meal deliveries are still taking place as needed.

For more information and referral services, please contact 954-480-4449.

Environmental Services

- Water and Waste Water Services are operating normally.

- To report street light outages, traffic and walkway hazards, and traffic signal malfunctions, or any water or wastewater issues, please call 954-480-4400/954-480-4270.

- Engineering permit services are available by appointment only. Please call 954-480-4400/954-480-4270 to make an appointment.

- The non-public safety after hours and weekend emergency services call line is 954-480-4370.

General Inquiries

For general inquires Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM, please call 954-480-4200 or email at web.cityclerk@dfb.city. All citywide communication can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and City News on the City website www.dfb.city.