Corona Virus Hallandale Beach Measures
Our number one job is to look out for our residents’ health and well being and to make sure your City Government core services continues to run, without, issue, no matter what happens. Already, several cities in the South Florida area have had issues with individuals testing positive for COVID-19. This is not the case in Hallandale Beach as there no reported cases in the City of Hallandale Beach. However, if we are prepared, we may mitigate from spread taking place within the City limits. Rest assure, we aim at providing facts, not fear.
Staff has been instructed to take the same precautionary measures that you and your family may be already doing. We encourage all to follow the CDC and Florida Department of Health’s guidelines for prevention. Links to official sites are available at our website: www.cohb.org/corona .
As the number of positive cases begin to tally across the State, I want to remind you to stay calm and informed. Follow the CDC’s guidelines of hand washing and social distancing to stay safe. Keep in mind that your City is being pro-active, not over reactive to the current situation. We have taken measures to make sure your essential services continue to operate in a way that guarantees employee safety and continuity of essential core operations.
Listed below is a summary of modifications made to City operations to mitigate risks of COVID-19:
The City will continue normal operations of Water Production, Sanitation Services, Police, and Fire Rescue services.
City of Hallandale Beach facilities: All City facilities are closed until further notice.
City of Hallandale Beach Events: All City events for the month of
March are canceled in rental usage. All major events hosted by the City for the month of March are postponed until further notice.
* For community health concerns, the City has rescinded all City event permits.*
City of Hallandale Beach Meetings:
- The HBCRA meeting for Monday, March 16, 2020, has been canceled.
- The Special City Commission meeting for GO Bond will be postponed.
- The Charter Review Committee meeting scheduled for March 17, 2020, is postponed until further notice.
- The State of the City has been postponed.
- All advisory board meetings are canceled.
- The City Commission Meeting for Wednesday March 18 has not been cancelled. A determination will be made on Tuesday March 17, whether to postpone.
City of Hallandale Beach Senior Programs: The Austin Hepburn Senior Program will be suspended effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until further notice.
City of Hallandale Beach Parks and Recreation: Park Facilities, with the exception of South City Beach and North City Beach, will remain closed until further notice.
City of Hallandale Beach Police and Police Athletic League: All community
meetings and PAL events are canceled until further notice.
City of Hallandale Beach Park Utility: The moratorium on water utility shut-offs for residential homes continues until further notice.
New Hotline: A new hotline will be enabled for the public to call. This phone number will be available Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM. Number is (954) 457-5324.
The City remains in close contact with state, national, and local health officials to
monitor the latest developments on COVID-19. The City, Broward County, and State remain under a State of Emergency. There are no reported COVID-19 cases reported in Hallandale Beach.
We ask that residents and visitors stay informed and continue to take proper
preventative actions. For ongoing updates visit http://www.cohb.org/corona
Finally, we are all in this together. Since the novel corona virus puts our seniors and those with compromised immune systems most at risk, take a moment to call your neighbor to check on them. If you have loved ones in nursing homes or ALF facilities, please keep in mind the Governor’s emergency order to protect these facilities mean you may not be able to visit in person, unless there is an extraordinary circumstance. Please encourage your friends and Neighbors to get factual information about latest updates and share them with the informational resources your City has available.
Mayor Joy Cooper
City of Hallandale Beach