State of Florida - Phase Three Reopening effective September 25, 2020
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244. Under the Governor’s Order all businesses, including establishments previously closed by local emergency orders, may reopen. Local jurisdictions retain some rights to impose guidelines and restrictions.
Broward County Emergency Orders
In response to the Governor’s order, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-26, which conforms Broward County’s Emergency Orders to the legal parameters of the Governor’s orders. Emergency Order 20-27 was issued on September 30th clarifying the requirements for establishments that serve food and/or alcohol.
County Administrator Bertha Henry said, " Our community has taken measured steps in our reopening to better promote public health and control our COVID-19 numbers. Because of the Governor’s order I am compelled to expedite the opening of certain establishments.”
Mayor Dale V.C. Holness said, “With the reopening of all remaining businesses, it is as important as ever to adhere to local Emergency Orders, including wearing facial coverings, practicing social distancing and good personal hygiene (including frequent and thorough handwashing). This is a very important time in the recovery process to understand we must not let down our guard.”
Broward County Emergency Order requires Facial Coverings
Hallandale Beach Emergency Order for City Voting Sites In Place:
Hallandale Beach Emergency Order In Place:
Responsible Individual Activity
Businesses and Establishments:
Hallandale Beach businesses and establishments may open in whole or in part subject to certain limitations such as occupancy limits, sanitation requirements, and other requirements including facial covering requirements for all workers and public utilizing the business as outlined in Broward County Emergency Orders and Attachments listed below.
Please keep in mind businesses are not required to reopen. Businesses may reopen if they wish and are able to abide by the established requirements. If an establishment does open, it may choose to impose stricter requirements on its employees or customers. To determine if a particular business is open and what requirements may apply to employees or customers of that business, please reach out to the business directly.
Any establishment that is cited for operating in a manner inconsistent with any emergency order will be required to close immediately per Broward County Emergency Order. The establishment may then reopen only after a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours period in which the establishment must bring brought into compliance and a fully executed attestation is filed. The establishment shall then be inspected to confirm the violation has been corrected. Further violation shall result in a longer closure and a fine up to $15,000.
All establishments must comply with the restrictions in Attachment 1, such as sanitation requirements and enforcing facial coverings and social distancing. Specific uses must also comply with the applicable attachments, as follows:
- Attachment 1: General Requirements for All Establishments
- Attachment 2: All Establishments Serving Food or Alcohol
- Attachment 3: Retail Establishments
- Attachment 4: Personal Services
- Attachment 5: Movie Theaters
- Attachment 6: Community Rooms, Fitness Centers, and Gyms in Housing Developments
- Attachment 7: Museums
- Attachment 8: Parks in Broward County
- Attachment 9: Boating and Marine
- Attachment 10: Golf Courses
- Attachment 11: Pool Decks, Pools, And Other Residential Recreational Amenities in Housing Developments
- Attachment 12: Public Community Pools and Private Club Pools
- Attachment 13: Hotels, Motels, and Commercial Lodging Establishments
- Attachment 14: Commercial Gyms and Fitness Centers
- Attachment 15: Beaches in Broward County
- Attachment 16: Youth Activities and After-School Activities
- Attachment 17: Bowling Alleys, Arcades, and Indoor Amusement Facilities
- Attachment 18: Short-Term Vacation Rental Reopening Plan
- Attachment 19: Non-Professional Organized Sporting Events with Spectators
- Attachment 20: Social Events at Function Spaces
Auditoriums, playhouses, and concert halls need to prepare an operational plan which must be available for inspection upon request by any code enforcement personnel, law enforcement personnel, or a member of the public. These establishments also have to comply with Attachment 5.
Broward County Emergency Order limits Restaurant and Food Service
Per the Broward County Emergency Orders, on premise consumption of food or alcohol is restricted between the hours of Midnight and 5am. Parties are limited to 6 persons (unless all are from the same household then the party size is limited to 10). See Attachment 2 for details.
The requirements, outlined in EO 20-28, for establishments that serve food and/or alcohol are as follows:
- On-premise consumption of food and alcohol must end at Midnight
- Establishments licensed to serve food may operate at up to 100% of indoor capacity if a distance of six feet is maintained between tables and no more than six people sit at a table. Should an establishment not be able to meet the minimum 50% capacity requirement (set forth by the Governor’s EO), an establishment may allow patrons to stand at an assigned table or in an assigned area, must comply with social distancing requirements to the maximum extent possible.
- People not actively eating or drinking must wear facial coverings at all times.
- Establishments that only serve alcohol (that are not licensed to serve food) must operate at no more than 50% of the establishment’s indoor capacity.
- Total combined occupancy of indoor and outdoor areas shall not exceed existing total maximum occupancy.
Community Rooms, Fitness Centers, and Gyms in multi-family housing developments may open with the guidelines provided in Broward County Emergency Order Attachment 6. Face Coverings are required at all times while using or visiting a gym or fitness center, except while exercising.
Pools, Pool Decks, and other recreational amenities in multi-family housing developments may open with the guidelines provided in Broward County Emergency Order Attachment 11. Hot tubs in multi-family housing developments may open with the guidelines provided in Broward County Emergency Order 20-27, Saunas and steam rooms, and shower facilities must remain closed. Associations may impose more stricter rules.
It is essential to note that DBPR allows housing developments to place additional restrictions, if desired.
Penalties for violating requirements will be prosecuted as misdemeanors, including a fine of up to $500 and/or up to 60 days in jail.
Per CDC guidelines, whenever you are outside your home, keep at least six feet between you and any person who does not live in your household.
Gatherings over ten (10) persons are prohibited.
Facial coverings help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep you and those around you safe. Facial coverings are in addition to, and not a substitute for, the required social distancing. Absent an express exception, facial coverings must be worn by:
- All persons while outside their residence, when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- All persons at an establishment including entering, exiting, and when moving around, regardless of physical distancing.
- Workers in any establishment, regardless of physical distancing.
- All persons in any common area of a multi-family housing or residential facility.
- All other persons required to wear facial coverings under Broward County Emergency Order
- Face Coverings are required at all times while using or visiting a gym or fitness center, including while exercising.
A fourteen (14) day isolation is required for those traveling to and/or returning to Florida from International or Cruise Travel or any area with a significant presence of COVID-19 including the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York) with some exceptions.
- CALL (954) 357-9500 to reach Broward County for questions about what is and is not permitted to reopen.
- CALL (954) 457-1390 to report business not following the rules, or code concerns.
- CALL (954) 764-4357 to reach the non-emergency number for the Hallandale Beach Police Department. This line is available 24/7.
- CALL (954) 457-1489 to reach the City of Hallandale Beach Resident Hotline from 8am to 6pm Monday through Thursday.
- CALL (954) 457-1390 to reach the City of Hallandale Beach Code Enforcement.
- CALL (954) 787-2055 for the City of Hallandale Beach CRA Business Hotline open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
- CALL 311 to report suspected Emergency Order Violations.
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.
Residents are encouraged to participate in the compliance process by reporting violations to MyBroward. Enter the location of the violation, and select “COVID-19 Business Complaints” as the Type of Issue. You can also call the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000. Both types of reports can be made anonymously.
While this phase of reopening is a step toward the new normal, things are not yet normal. Do not let your guard down.
- Treat everyone you meet as an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19.
- Continue to practice 6 feet of social distancing and wear a facial covering when outside of your home.
- Check back for updates and follow the City on Social Media @MyHBeach for up to date information.
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. It is strongly recommended 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
The City of Hallandale Beach welcomes our residents back to the Beach and selected parks in a limited reopening to the public. Rules of use, what is and what is not permitted, and hours of operations may be found on our Park’s Department reopening webpage.
Virtual programming is offered through our Parks At Home program at www.CoHB.org/ParksatHome.
Please visit www.CoHB.org/ParksOpening for guidelines and restrictions.
The remaining park facilities, including community centers, athletic facilities, and pools will remain closed until further notice.