CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION CENTER
Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus
When it comes to health, everyone wants what's best for themselves and their families.
See the latest information so you can help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
From how COVID-19 spreads to Prevention Guidelines on everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, read What you should Know about COVID-19.
Broward County and Dania Beach have experienced a sharp increase in the number of positive cases of Covid-19 in early June 2020. The City has determined that additional measures are needed to minimize the spread of Covid-19.
Until August 1, 2020, all of Broward County is under a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Exemptions to the curfew include: active duty police, fire rescue, first responders, news media, delivery or transportation drivers, government employees, persons seeking emergency medical care and medical, health care and utility service personnel. Also exempt are individuals traveling to and from their place of employment, returning to their homes after commercial travel, and persons walking their pets within 250 feet of their residence.
a. Businesses and Establishments – Facial Coverings required.
Facial coverings must be worn by all persons, other than those specifically exempted below, while obtaining any good or service or otherwise visiting or working in any business or establishment, including entering, exiting and otherwise moving around within the establishment. This applies to all businesses authorized to be open.
b. Public Places – Facial Coverings Required.
Facial coverings must be worn by all persons in public places where social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines is not possible or not being practiced. For purposes of this provision, public places shall include any outdoor areas that are open and regularly accessible, including but not limited to, common areas within private communities accessible to more than one housing unit, and also includes all streets, parks, and open outdoor spaces.
c. Exemptions – Facial Coverings Not Required.
Facial coverings are not required for the following persons:
- Children under two (2) years of age and any child while under the custody of a licensed childcare facility, including day care centers;
- Persons prohibited from wearing facial covers by Federal or State safety or health regulations;
- Public safety fire or other life safety personnel that have personal protective equipment requirements governed by their respective agencies.
- Individuals while actively engaged in exercise and maintaining social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines.
- Persons receiving goods or services from a business or establishment for the shortest practical period of time during which the receipt of such goods or services necessarily precludes the wearing of a facial covering such as, but not limited to, consuming food or beverage or receiving a facial grooming or treatment.
- Persons for whom wearing a facial covering conflicts with their religious beliefs or practices;
- Persons who have a medical condition that makes the wearing of a facial covering unsafe such as, but not limited to, asthma, COPD, other conditions that reduce breathing or lung capacity;
- Facial coverings may be removed temporarily while assisting persons who are hearing impaired or who rely on reading of lips in order to communicate; and
- Persons engaged in outdoor activity when they are alone and not near others.
Vacation Rentals and Short Term Rentals. Vacation rental and short term rentals are prohibited.
Any rental which is ongoing upon the effective date and time of this Order may continue the rental, if it is in compliance with City ordinances, including maximum authorized duration for a term that began before the effective date of this Order, until the particular current rental period expires and which does not violate Broward Emergency Order 20-021. Proof of such a rental period by display of the rental agreement to a City Code Compliance Officer or Broward Sheriff’s Officer is required.
Private GatheringsPrivate gatherings at a residential property, single-family or otherwise, indoors and/or outdoors, are limited to no more than 10 individuals.
Restaurant Operations Ordering food or beverage from a bar counter is strictly prohibited.
Restaurant patrons must order and consume food and drinks at a table, following all other requirements as outlined in previously issued operating guidelines.
Signage Requirements Owners, operators and landlords of commercial property at which any retail, restaurant or food establishment is located must ensure compliance by those establishments with the signage requirements of Emergency Order 20-17, and must also ensure the required signage is conspicuously posted in common areas of the property such as mall entrances, food courts and hallways.
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. The new Order strongly recommends 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
Adherence to Emergency OrdersAll requirements of Emergency Orders from the Mayor, Broward County, and State of Florida shall be strictly adhered to at all times.
Enforcement This Order is in addition to, and supplements, the City’s Declaration of a State of Emergency, County Emergency Orders, and State of Florida Executive Orders and shall be strictly adhered to at all times. This Order may be enforced by City law enforcement personnel through issuance of Notices to Appear or arrest, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 252, Florida Statutes, and other applicable state, County and City laws, rules and regulations, or through the issuance of Code Violations and Notices of Violations pursuant to applicable provisions of Florida law, Chapter 162, Florida Statutes, and City Code. Moreover, this declaration is enforceable through sections 13-1 and 1-8 of the City Code, with a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding sixty (60) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, per each violation.
HOW TO REPORT PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNSResidents and visitors should call the Hotline at 954-947-8800 to report public safety concerns related to COVID-19 and Emergency Orders issued by the State, County and City.
The Hotline is available 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Temporary Outdoor Seating Permit
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To get your FREE Temporary Outdoor Seating Permit, Complete the application @daniabeachfl.gov/outdoorseating.
Questions? Please Call Community Development at 954-924-6805 x3704.
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans are still available for Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic.
To apply for an SBA Disaster loan or to learn more, please visit the SBA disaster assistance website at SBA.gov/disasterHave you received a PPP loan? Do you need guidance on forgiveness criteria or have other questions?
Reemployment Assistance Applications
MANAGER'S TASK FORCE
WHAT IS THE CITY ADMINISTRATION DOING?
- Employees are receiving ongoing communication and instruction from the City’s Human Resources on actions to take for preventative and options for treatment when there are concerns.
- Our message to our employees is simple. If you are sick, you should stay home and seek medical attention.
- The City has activated telework.
- Our local Dania Beach EOC has procured emergency supplies (gloves, masks, etc.)
OTHER NEWS FOR OUR RESIDENTS:
- BSO stands ready to assist all of our residents with law enforcement and fire services. We remain extremely vigilant for our community’s safety during this crisis. https://daniabeachfl.gov/police
- All senior programs have been suspended.
- All major city events have been canceled including Spring Hunt.
- Dania After Dark, Art in the Hall and The Arts & Seafood Celebration have been postponed.
- City Hall is closed. Please consider conducting business over the phone or online. If you have questions, please call the City at 954-924-6800.
- We encourage you to pay your bills online at daniabeachfl.gov/pay
- You may also pay your permit fees and make inspection requests online at daniabeachfl.gov/permit
- For those who wish to pay at City Hall, please consider using the drop box at the front door at City Hall.
- All Public Services provided by the City of Dania Beach including water and sanitation services are operating on normal schedule.
- Dania Beach Water Customers who are concerned about water shut-off notices can be assured there will be no shut-offs during this declared emergency period.
- Hand sanitizers and public information posters containing prevention information have been placed at all City facilities visited by the public.
WHO TO CALL Call your health care provider or County Health Department at 954-412-7300 if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and returned from international travel or a cruise in the last 14 days.
FDOH Call Center: 866-779-6121 or 954-357-9500.
VULNERABLE POPULATION REGISTRY You should pre-register in the Vulnerable Population Registry if you are at risk due to a disability, frailty or health issue, regardless of age, AND you elect to stay at home in the event of an emergency.
Register online by visiting Vulnerable Registry or by calling the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000 (TTY 954-831-3890)
New Dashboard Tracks Coronavirus Key Indicators
Broward County is posting Daily COVID-19 Updates, which are graphic dashboards of key COVID-19 indicators including: number of cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations, hospital capacities, and deaths. Number of reported business violations, warnings and citations issued and business closures due to non-compliance with Emergency Orders are also included.
Residents and businesses are urged to utilize the dashboard to understand the magnitude of the pandemic in our community, and the importance of social distancing and wearing of facial coverings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Access the dashboard from Broward.org/Coronavirus.
Declaration of State of Emergency Orders and more
- CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Florida's Data & Surveillance Dashboard
- Flgov 2020 executive orders
- Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care
- HUD Resources
- Florida health covid19 Resources
- Unemployment Insurance Program
- CDC DIY cloth face coverings