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City of Fort Lauderdale COVID-19 Update
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Details at: www.fortlauderdale.gov/coronavirus
Following is an update from the City of Fort Lauderdale on the coronavirus (COVID-19).
𝗠𝗮𝘆𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗲, 𝗢𝗮𝗸𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗙𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗙𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮 𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟴 𝗮𝘁 𝟵:𝟬𝟬 𝗔𝗠 𝗮𝘁 𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗣𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗹𝘆 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, City of Oakland Park Mayor Matthew Sparks, and City of Wilton Manors Vice Mayor Tom Green will present a $9,000 donation to Sari M. Vatske, Executive Vice President of Feeding South Florida, at a brief ceremony that will take place on Thursday, May 27, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Mills Pond Park, located at 2201 NW 9 Avenue. The donation will help Feeding South Florida continue its mission to provide health and nutritious food to those in need. For details, visit bit.ly/2AierLS.
𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗹𝘆 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 – 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗢𝘄𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝘅 – 𝗮𝘁 𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗣𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝟵-𝟭𝟭 𝗮𝗺 𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟴
During this week’s drive-thru food distribution event hosted by the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, and City of Wilton Manors recipients are once again being asked to arrive with their own empty box or container placed in the trunk of their vehicle so it can be filled with food as they pass through the distribution stations. The free food distribution will take place on Thursday, May 28 from 9 - 11 a.m. at Mills Pond Park, located at 2201 NW 9 Avenue. Produced in partnership with Feeding South Florida, the event provides healthy and nutritious food to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Food is distributed on a first come, first served basis (while supplies last). Recipients must remain in their vehicles and will be instructed to open their trunk when volunteers are ready to load it. To access Mills Pond Park, please enter from southbound NW 9 Avenue. For more details, visit bit.ly/2K8cnrn. For more information about Feeding South Florida, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org. To make a donation to Feeding South Florida, please visit bit.ly/2WJVl8Y.
𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗧𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸 – 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!
Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing continues at Fort Lauderdale’s Holiday Park at 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive. Since its opening, the testing site has served 5,853 people. The Holiday Park testing site is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., by appointment only. Testing is available to anyone over the age of 18 with or without COVID-19 symptoms. No doctor referral is needed. Photo ID is required. Appointments may be booked by calling 1-800-209-7919, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. First responders needing tests may make appointments and use the Sunrise Boulevard entrance to the park with proper identification. Tests are administered by healthcare professionals from American Medical Response (AMR). Patients will be contacted when test results are available. Patients who do not receive a call after five business days, should contact CDR Maguire, Inc. at 850-583-2419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, visit bit.ly/ftlcovid19testing.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗲
As we continue to see a decrease in the spread of COVID-19 and begin to return to a degree of normal life, the following business and amenities have reopened in Fort Lauderdale: beaches; commercial gyms and fitness centers, including dance, martial arts, yoga, spinning and personal training studios; hotels, motels and commercial lodging establishments; restaurants and food establishments; retail stores; personal services (hair and nail salons, barbershops, etc.); recreational amenities in housing developments; community pools and private club pools; museums; city parks, pools, and boat ramps; other professional services. Businesses and amenities that have reopened are required to adhere to strict operating, cleaning, health, and safety guidelines, limitations on occupancy and hours of operation, and regulations on social distancing. For more details and specific reopening guidelines, visit bit.ly/ftlreopen.
𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗲
The City of Fort Lauderdale’s summer camps are action-packed with playtime, creative expression, and friendly competition. Arts and crafts, sports, and fitness are just a few of our many camp activities! To ensure children and staff remain safe, the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department has adopted guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to safeguard public health. This summer camp capacities have been lowered and placement in the program is reserved for City of Fort Lauderdale residents only. Registration for summer camps begins on Thursday, May 28 at 8:00 a.m. For complete details, visit bit.ly/ftlsummercamps.
𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀, 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝘁𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝗻-𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵
The following municipal parking garages, surface lots, and on-street parking areas have reopened: Las Olas Garage at 200 E. Las Olas Circle; Las Olas Intracoastal Lot (E Lot) at S. Birch Road and Las Olas Circle; D.C. Alexander Park Lot at SE 5 Street and A1A; Fort Lauderdale Beach Park Lot at 700 Seabreeze Boulevard; Vista Park Lot at 2880 N. Atlantic Boulevard; Loggerhead Park Lot at 2700 N. Atlantic Boulevard; the Sebastian Street Lot at 3031 Sebastian Street; on-street parking on SE 5 Street between Seabreeze Boulevard and A1A; and on-street parking on A1A between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 18 Street. All other on-street metered parking on Fort Lauderdale Beach is also open and available for use at the normal rates. Parking enforcement staff will issue citations for any infractions, including non-payment. For more details and to view a map of the locations, visit bit.ly/2XCMfLC. Neighbors with questions may contact Parking Customer Service at 954-828-3700 or via email at email@example.com.
𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗱𝗼𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝗡𝗘 𝟯𝟯 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁
The City of Fort Lauderdale has launched the Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion initiative. The program involves temporarily closing portions of roads in key areas to facilitate social distancing for pedestrians and business patrons and to expand access to outdoor spaces for seating, dining, and other business activities. Under the program, NE 33 Street between A1A and NE 33 Avenue in the North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes will be closed nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. (including on-street parking spaces). Pedestrians should exercise caution and motorists should travel slowly through the area and follow posted detour signs. On-street parking is available on NE 33 Street west of NE 33 Avenue and on other surrounding streets. Additional parking options include the Beach Community Center located at 3351 NE 33rd Avenue and the Bridgeside Place Garage located at 3020 NE 32 Avenue. For details, visit bit.ly/ftltobeadvisory.
𝗧𝘄𝗼 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗮𝘀 𝗢𝗹𝗮𝘀 𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗧𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀
As part of the City’s Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion initiative, the north curb parking lane and the south curb parking lane on Las Olas Boulevard between SE 6 Avenue and SE 11 Avenue will be closed on weekends, beginning on Friday at 7 a.m. and continuing through Monday at 7 a.m. Pedestrians should exercise caution and motorists should travel slowly through the area. On-street parking is available on Las Olas Boulevard west of SE 6 Avenue and east of SE 11 Avenue as well as on surrounding streets. Additional parking is available in the City parking lot located at SE 8 Avenue and SE 2 Court. For details, visit bit.ly/ftltobeadvisory.
𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮
The next virtual City Commission Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. The public will be able to listen to and view the virtual meeting at www.fortlauderdale.gov/fltv, as well as on Comcast Channel 78 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99. The agenda for the June 2 meeting will be posted in the days leading up to the meeting at bit.ly/ftlccagendas. Members of the public who would like to speak on an agenda item may do so by completing a virtual speaker card form online at bit.ly/virtualspeakercard.
𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗨𝘀 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘀𝘂𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗥𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘀𝘂𝘀 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!
Attention Neighbors! Help the City of Fort Lauderdale be accurately counted in the 2020 Census. Currently, Fort Lauderdale’s response rate is 50.4%, which is nearly 10 percentage points behind the current national response rate of 60.2%, and more than 7 percentage points under the current state of Florida response rate of 57.7%. Counting every neighbor in our City gives us an opportunity to receive our fair share of more than $1.5 trillion in federal funding for infrastructure, schools, housing, roads, healthcare, and public service programs. An accurate census count also provides critical funding for hospitals, disaster recovery, and emergency readiness for pandemics like COVID-19. Please respond to the 2020 Census today! Fill out and mail back the questionnaire sent to your home; complete the census form online www.my2020census.gov; or take the census over the phone by calling 1-844-330-2020.
𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝗰𝗰𝘂𝗽𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀
The City of Fort Lauderdale Sustainable Development Department will begin allowing interior construction within occupied structures. Permits will be processed and issued subject to the execution and strict adherence to a Request for Release of Permit/Continuation of Construction Form. As part of the process, contractors will be required to certify their compliance with all applicable CDC Guidelines, including avoiding and minimizing contact with building occupants, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing. Contractors will also be required to adhere to any individual building management requirements and protocols. If contractors are found to violate these requirements, the work may be suspended by the City until the conditions are resolved.
𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴
The City of Fort Lauderdale is allowing residential and commercial real estate services to resume operations. The decision comes based on a newly released and updated Advisory Memorandum from the Department of Homeland Security on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response, as well as Broward County’s Emergency Order 20-12.
𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆’𝘀 𝗗𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 (𝗗𝗦𝗗) 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻
The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Department of Sustainable Development building, located at 700 N.W. 19 Avenue, has reopened. Customers are allowed to conduct business in the building Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., provided they adhere to strict guidelines that have been put in place to protect health and safety and ensure proper social distancing. A check-in process has been established in the DSD parking that requires customers to remain in their vehicles and provide staff with their name and phone number. Each customer receives a call when it is their turn to enter the building. Prior to entering, customers are required to have their temperature taken, clean their hands, have any paperwork disinfected, and be wearing a facial covering. Signage inside the lobby prompts customers to follow a designated one-way counter-clockwise direction. Customers proceed to a designated permit services technician for permitting assistance, and those awaiting service are positioned a minimum of six feet apart from each other. Customers with questions may contact the DSD call center at 954-828-6520.
𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿
In his latest video update, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie discusses school opening at the end of summer and how our schools may be a blend of face-to-face classes and distance learning. The input received from 65,000 students, parents/guardians and staff in the Distance and Wellness Survey will be used to make critical decisions about how to continue to provide the best online education and where mental health and wellness services are most needed. The Superintendent also highlights four high schools that were recognized by U.S. News & World Report and how one of the District’s music teachers found a unique way to stay connected and showcase the talents of her music students. To view the video, visit bit.ly/2X9atxP.
“𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲” 𝗗𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗔𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀
During the COVID-19 outbreak, ArtServe Fort Lauderdale continues to serve the community by fostering artistic growth through a wide range of virtual artistic and cultural offerings. The organization’s newest resource, “ArtServe Live,” delivers diverse online content including in-depth interviews with local artists, live musical performances, and meaningful panel discussions focusing on the issues that artists and arts organizations are facing now -- and will continue to face in the future. To view the current lineup of upcoming broadcasts, visit bit.ly/2AOgTK4.
𝗥𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗮𝘆𝘀!
The 11th Annual Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Burger Battle is entering its final days! Through the end of this month, 16 local restaurants are competing for bragging rights to become the 2020 Champion. This year’s virtual challenge invites everyone to sample as many mouthwatering burger creations as they can by ordering for pick up, take out, or delivery. Then, select your favorite burger and vote at bit.ly/2WaOCpx. Post your favorite photos to social media with the hashtag #BBXI for a change to win a prize! For details, visit bit.ly/2SFZOIg.
𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗩𝗕 𝘁𝗼 𝗛𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗜𝗻 𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗜𝗜 𝗼𝗻 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟰
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Lauderdale) will host the next edition of its online destination recovery summit on Thursday, June 4 at 10 a.m. Future in Focus II will provide participants with details on the CVB’s recovery marketing plan, designed to revitalize Greater Fort Lauderdale and the local tourism industry. No registration is required for the summit. The CVB will provide a link and information about how to join the summit in the coming weeks. In case you missed the CVB’s first summit, featuring the general overview and strategy, it may be viewed at gflrecovery.com.
𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗟𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗸-𝗨𝗽/𝗗𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲-𝗨𝗽 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲
Broward County Libraries will begin offering walk-up/drive-up service at a limited number of libraries beginning Monday, May 18. The new service will allow customers to pick up reserved library materials in a safe manner while Broward County Libraries remain closed to the public. Customers may resume reserving books, DVDs and other library materials using BCL’s online catalog or by calling their local library. Library staff will be unable to provide customers with any materials that have not been reserved ahead of time. A Broward County Library card is required to reserve library materials. For more information, visit bit.ly/2Z9VOE6.
𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆’𝘀 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗬𝗼𝗴𝗮, 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗭𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲!
Fort Lauderdale’s Virtual Recreation Center offers free, fun, and educational activities and resources for the entire family. The Virtual Recreation Center offers instructor-led virtual classes in yoga, line dancing, Zumba, and more! To view the current weekly schedule, visit bit.ly/2T3Pjib. To sign up for a class, visit bit.ly/2WsRPAD.
𝗦𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗦𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿’𝘀 “𝗔 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗔𝗿𝘁!”
We are all affected by COVID-19 and are sharing similar experiences, feelings, and emotions. The City of Fort Lauderdale’s South Side Cultural Arts Center encourages everyone to inspire each other through artistic creations and heal together through art. The center is currently accepting artwork for an online exhibit called “Healing Through Art.” Submissions may be made in various forms including visual arts, photography, poetry, and more. All entries will be posted on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s website. This exhibit will be open until further notice. All submissions must be family-friendly. Please email your submission firstname.lastname@example.org in .jpg or .pdf file format only. For more information please call 954-828-6250 or email email@example.com.
𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗰 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗗𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲
During temporary closure due to COVID-19, the Historic Stranahan House Museum in Fort Lauderdale will continue to share stories and engage the community by livestreaming free family-friendly programs via Facebook every weekday at 11 a.m. Those who tune in will enjoy complimentary story times, virtual tours of the museum and history show and tells. The program will continue to stream as long as the museum is closed. All program topics are subject to change. Participants do not need an account and can access the content at www.facebook.com/StranahanHouse. For more information, visit www.stranahanhouse.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗝𝗼𝗯 𝗦𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀
CareerSource Broward is offering a series of webinars for job seekers. The free online workshops focus on a variety of job-readiness topics including preparing for a successful job interview, telephone interviewing skills, social networking online, resume preparation, job search tips, and more. For more details and a complete schedule of offerings, visit bit.ly/2ziGHNA.
𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗣𝗣 𝗟𝗼𝗮𝗻 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is monitoring actions being taken in Washington, D.C. that will have an effect on businesses, which have been approved for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan. Under the current rules, recipients of the federal assistance must spend the money within eight weeks, meaning business owners who received the earliest loans must spend the funds by May 29. Congress is currently working with the Treasury to extend the amount of time that businesses have to spend PPP funds. Business owners should be aware that if at least 75 percent of the money goes toward maintaining payroll (i.e., salary, health insurance, leave and severance pay) the federal government will forgive it. If you received a PPP loan, you should be working with your lender to apply for forgiveness. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a guide that can help you get started on understanding how the forgiveness process works. To view the Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness, visit bit.ly/2A11Hck. To access a forgiveness application, visit bit.ly/2XfyD8E.
𝗦𝗕𝗔 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗣𝗣 𝗟𝗼𝗮𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to accept PPP loan applications from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower. For more information about PPP, visit bit.ly/3aUghz5. For Frequently Asked Questions about PPP, visit bit.ly/2WoZ4Zn.
𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗹𝘆 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽𝘀 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝘆
TechLauderdale has joined forces with General Assembly, the global leader in skills-based education! The two organizations will be offering free workshop every Friday in May focusing on many of today’s most in-demand skills – from coding and data marketing to UX design and career development. Whether you are looking for a new job or seeking to diversify your skill set to become more employable, there are a range of learning paths to match your career goals. Check out all of the offerings and register today at bit.ly/3dm0ElA.
𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀
The City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to helping our neighbors support one another during the COVID-19 crisis. To assist local community, faith-based, business, neighborhood, and non-profit organizations with food and emergency supply distributions, the City is offering traffic control support, at no charge, to help prevent traffic backups and facilitate a smooth, organized flow of vehicles during the event. Organizations hosting food or supply distribution events in need of traffic control are encouraged to complete a short online form at bit.ly/ftltrafficsupport or contact the 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000. For more information, please contact the Office of Neighbor Support at NeighborSupport@fortlauderdale.gov.
𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗢𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆’𝘀 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝗽𝗮𝗴𝗲
The City of Fort Lauderdale cares about the safety and well-being of its neighbors and is particularly focused on connecting them with resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, the City’s Neighbor Services Division has launched a new COVID-19 Community Resources page to help neighbors navigate this challenging time. The page features easily accessible information on a variety of topics including healthcare, childcare, education, elderly support, food distribution, housing, assistance programs and more. To access the webpage, please visit bit.ly/ftlcovid19commres.
𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
Stay connected with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts through the organization’s new online series of performing arts classes and content. Selections include 20-minute singing, acting, dance, or improv classes; live chats with special guests and Broadway professionals; sing-alongs with Artist-in-Residence, Tammy Holder; performances by students from the Broward Center’s Spotlights class; and more, all from the comfort of your own home. For more details and a complete schedule of offerings, visit bit.ly/35Y5GSU.
𝗡𝗦𝗨 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲𝘀
The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is bringing the museum to you with the following free virtual tours and educational resources. To learn more, visit nsuartmuseum.org.
• Virtual tours of the exhibitions Happy!, which explores the full range of human emotion in contemporary art, and I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America that offer 360 views of the galleries and art on view. To take a virtual tour, visit bit.ly/34rctnf.
• In the Artist’s Studio consists of virtual studio visits featuring artists in the museum’s current exhibitions including Emilio Martinez, José Bedia, and Demi. Visit with the artists at bit.ly/2RvGrkR.
• Video Channel features talks by artists, curators and historians along with features on museum events like the recent Rob Pruitt Flea Market in which local artists were invited to participate in this socially engaging art activation. Check out the video channel at bit.ly/2RvGrkR.
𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗪𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀
As a reminder, both the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Declaration of Emergency Regulations (dated May 1, 2020) and the Broward County Emergency Order 20-08 require face coverings to be worn by any and all persons, including employees, while present within the interior of any and all essential services and businesses, as defined by the Governor’s Executive Order 20-91. Members of the public are required to wear facial coverings when obtaining essential services. Facial coverings are also required to be worn be worn by individuals making deliveries or providing delivery services, and any worker involved in the preparation of food is required to wear a facial covering unless doing so would pose a hazard or health issue. A face covering is defined as a covering over the nose and mouth that may include a face mask, homemade mask, or other cloth covering, such as a scarf, bandana or handkerchief.
𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗨𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗹𝘆
As more and more people wear gloves and face coverings in public to protect themselves and help slow the spread of COVID-19, it is important to remember to properly dispose of these items after use. Gloves and face coverings should never be left on the ground, on sidewalks, in streets, or in parking lots. These items may be contaminated and could potentially pose a risk to workers who have to pick them up. In addition, used masks and gloves are not biodegradable or recyclable. Those discarded on streets and sidewalks can easily make their way into our stormdrain system, potentially causing drainage problems and polluting our oceans and waterways. Please be respectful of others, particularly during this challenging time, and dispose of these items properly. To view CDC guidelines on how to protect yourself and others, visit bit.ly/3acut6g.
𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀
Neighbors are encouraged to utilize Fort Lauderdale’s online services to conduct business. Please visit the Lauderserv page on the City’s website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/lauderserv for information about a variety of online services including utility billing, parking and transportation, code compliance, building permits, human resources, and more.
𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲, 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝘆𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝘂𝗹𝗸 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀
All City sanitation collection services, including residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash, will continue to operate on their regular collection schedules.
𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀
Water and wastewater services are not affected by the coronavirus outbreak. These essential services will continue without interruption. During this challenging situation, as people are spending more time at home, please help us prevent sanitary sewer overflows.
𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗦𝗲𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗹𝗼𝘄𝘀
Neighbors can do their part to help prevent sewer overflows. Never flush the following items down the toilet: tampons and other feminine hygiene products; baby wipes, wet wipes and cleaning pads; dental floss; swabs and cotton balls; diapers; paper towels and tissues; hair; cigarette butts; condoms; and kitty litter. When flushed down the toilet, these items bind together and may cause sewage backups in homes, manhole overflows, and failures at sewage pumping stations. In addition, never pour cooking oils down the drain. Instead, pour the oils into old cans, milk containers or other packages and dispose of them in the black garbage cart. To report a sewer overflow, please contact the City’s 24-Hour Neighbor Call Center at 954-828-8000 or online at www.fortlauderdale.gov/lauderserv. For more details on preventing sanitary sewer overflows, visit bit.ly/33u6xJD.
Utility billing staff will be available by phone at 954-828-5150 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Neighbors can call utility billing to ask questions, open a new utility account, or make a payment. Utility billing payments may also be made online at www.fortlauderdale.gov/utilitybilling and at the drive-thru kiosk on the east side of City Hall, which is located at 100 North Andrews Avenue.
𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
For additional information regarding Coronavirus, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended protective measures, please visit:
𝗪𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates:
• Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
• Register for CodeRED alerts at www.fortlauderdale.gov/codered
• Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FTLCityNews
• Join us on Nextdoor at www.nextdoor.com
• Get E-news delivered to your inbox at www.fortlauderdale.gov/enews
• Download the Lauderserv App on your smartphone or tablet at www.fortlauderdale.gov/lauderserv
• Contact our 24-hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000
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As we reopen Fort Lauderdale and to support the recovery of our local businesses, the City of Fort Lauderdale is temporarily expanding access to outdoor spaces, such as streets and sidewalks, in an effort to facilitate social distancing for pedestrians and business patrons in key areas of the City.
The initiative kicks off this holiday weekend starting tonight at NE 33 Street in the North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes and continues along Las Olas Boulevard tomorrow morning. For details about street and parking closures, visit bit.ly/ftltobeadvisory.
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