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 Comprehensive Emergency Order
Broward County issued a Comprehensive Emergency Order which replaces and supersedes all previous Broward County COVID Emergency Orders.
Broward County Emergency Order requires Facial Coverings
Broward County Emergency Order requires Social Distancing
Social Distancing means staying at least 6 feet away (in all directions) from any person who is from outside your household or family in accordance with CDC Guidelines. All people in Broward County must maintain Social Distancing whenever possible. Social Distancing is in addition to any other obligations, including facial covering requirements.
Broward County Emergency Order Limits on Gatherings
Hallandale Beach Emergency Order In Place:
Responsibility for Compliance
Businesses and Establishments:
As required by Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-244, every Establishment in Broward County may open, provided the Establishment operates in full compliance with all applicable requirements in the Broward County Emergency Order.
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 the Broward County Emergency Order.
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.
Broward County Emergency Order limits Restaurant and Food Service
Per the Broward County Emergency Order, 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).
All people visiting or using a Common Area of a multi-family housing development or residential facility, including in the reception area, hallways, and elevators, must wear a facial covering even when Social Distancing is maintained.
Housing developments may choose to keep their pools, pool decks, and other residential recreational amenities closed. If the housing development chooses to allow one or more such Amenity to operate, then it must comply with the following requirements:
- Pools and pool decks may be used only by current residents of the housing development, their families, and their guests.
- People in the pool or on the pool deck must comply with the required 6 feet of Social Distancing per the CDC Guidelines. Social Distancing requirements do not apply to members of the same household or family.
- Pool deck and pool occupancy must be limited to no greater than 50% capacity.
- The housing development must ensure that pool chairs, railings, gates, tables, showers, and other equipment at the pool and pool deck are sanitized on a regular basis.
- Lap lane sharing for swimming is prohibited except by members of the same household or family or if lanes are used as part of an Organized Sport.
It is essential to note that DBPR allows housing developments to place additional restrictions, if desired.
Failure to comply with any of the requirements set forth the Broward County Emergency Order by any person or any Establishment is subject to enforcement by law enforcement, code enforcement officers, and any other personnel as provided under Florida law or the Broward County Code of Ordinances. Enforcement may be criminal and/or civil and may include misdemeanor charges with fines not to exceed $500 per violation, imprisonment not to exceed 60 days, or both, or civil fines of up to $1,000 per day per violation or fines of up to $15,000 per violation for a knowing violation that is irreparable or irreversible in nature.
The collection of fines and penalties against individuals is currently suspended per Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-244, but citations will continue to be issued against individuals, and fines and penalties assessed against individuals may be collected upon expiration of the Governor’s Executive Order.
- 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.
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.