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City of Fort Lauderdale COVID-19 Update
Friday, August 7, 2020
Details at: www.fortlauderdale.gov/coronavirus

๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป
According to the Florida Department of Health, as of August 7, 2020, results from approximately 424,921 tests administered in Broward County indicated 363,449 negative results; 60,746 positive results; and 726 inconclusive results. To see the latest data from the FDOH, visit bit.ly/2wb29D2.

๐——๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ-๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐˜‚ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ
Free drive-thru COVID-19 self-swab testing is available at Holiday Park. Located at U.S. 1 and N.E. 8 Street (just south of Sunrise Boulevard), the site is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Since its opening, 32,541 tests have been conducted at the site. The site offers free drive-thru COVID-19 self-swab testing to anyone age 5 or older with or without COVID-19 symptoms. No doctor referral needed. Proper ID is required with name, date of birth, address, and photo. To reduce wait times, please register for an appointment online at florida.curativeinc.com/welcome. The procedure for the oral self-swab test requires individuals to swab the inside of their mouth for approximately 20 seconds. The swab sample is then placed in a vial, sealed, and sent to a lab for analysis. Results are delivered to patients via email or text message. Patients who do not receive results after 72 hours, may contact Curative Inc. via email at support@curativeinc.com. For more details, visit bit.ly/ftlcovid19testing.

๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ-๐—จ๐—ฝ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ
Free walk-up COVID-19 testing is available at Fort Lauderdaleโ€™s Lincoln Park, located at 600 N.W. 19 Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. The Lincoln Park testing site is open Tuesday - Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Administered by the Florida Department of Health, the site offers free walk-up testing to anyone with or without COVID-19 symptoms. There are no age or identification requirements and no doctor referral is needed. For more details and to view a video of the Lincoln Park testing site, visit bit.ly/ftlcovid19testing.

๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด
Central Broward Park and Broward County Stadium, located at 3700 N.W. 11 Place in Lauderhill, will be opening as a COVID-19 testing site beginning Monday, August 10. Hours of operation for the site will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Testing will be available to individuals of any age with or without COVID-19 symptoms. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, visit bit.ly/2F3D7tP. In addition, Tradewinds Park and Stables (north side) located at 3600 W. Sample Road in Coconut Creek, will be opening as a COVID-19 testing site beginning Sunday, August 9. Hours of operation will be Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Testing will be available to anyone, regardless of age, with or without COVID-19 symptoms. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, visit bit.ly/3klLBwp.

๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ! ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„!
Attention Neighbors! The U.S. Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on September 30, a month earlier than previously announced. That means we all need to work together to take action today! Please help the City of Fort Lauderdale be accurately counted in the 2020 Census. Currently, Fort Lauderdaleโ€™s response rate is 52.9%, which is more than 10 percentage points behind the current national response rate of 63.2%, and more than 7 percentage points under the current state of Florida response rate of 60.1%. 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.

๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ-๐˜๐—ผ-๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐˜… ๐—›๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿต
The 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is underway. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis, the sales tax holiday is taking place now through Sunday, August 9. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. For more information including a list of qualifying items as well as Frequently Asked Questions, visit bit.ly/39Ptpqi.

๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ
As the beginning of the new school year approaches, Broward County Public Schools is launching โ€œParent University: Getting Ready for School and eLearning,โ€ a series of four live webinar sessions that will take place between August 12-17. They sessions will include step-by-step guidance to help parents assist their students through the school day, as well as information on what to expect once classes begin. Webinars will be geared to the specific student groups outlined below. Please attend the session that applies to your student:
โ€ข Elementary School โ€“ Wednesday, August 12, 6:30-8 p.m., bit.ly/2XDQMOK
โ€ข Middle and High School โ€“ Thursday, August 13, 6:30-8 p.m., bit.ly/3fzcucE
โ€ข Exceptional Student Education โ€“ Friday, August 14, 6:30-8 p.m., bit.ly/3a2oDWi
โ€ข English-Language Learners โ€“ Monday, August 17, 6:30-8 p.m., bit.ly/3kmTzFs
For more details, visit bit.ly/30EcZy5

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ
The next drive-thru food distribution event hosted by the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, and Wilton Manors will take place on Thursday, August 13 beginning at 9 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.

๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ: ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ
The Fort Lauderdale City Commission's top priorities for 2020 include: Infrastructure, Waterway Quality, Resiliency, Homelessness and Housing Opportunities, Transportation and Traffic, and Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Master Plan Implementation. Visit the Cityโ€™s LauderTrac webpage at bit.ly/ftllaudertrac for the latest updates and progress that is being made in each area.

๐— ๐—ข๐——๐—ฆ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต
Beginning August 19, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) will offer a School Day Camp to Support Broward County Public Schools distance learners in Kindergarten through Grade 5. MODS offers a safe, clean learning environment that follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and recommendations, including but not limited to: reduced and closed groups for physical distancing (9 learners per 1 educator), socially-distanced tables, touchless entry with daily temperature check and sign-in process, mask or face shield mandates and sanitization procedures. Pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available for learners in Kindergarten through Grade 3. For questions, please email booking@mods.net. For more information about costs, schedules, and to register, please visit bit.ly/2XEDy4b.

๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐Ÿฐ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ.๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด
Broward County and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) have launched Together4Broward.org a webpage that offers access to community resources. Together4Broward.org has as its first priority supporting access to nutritional foods. The website highlights dozens of locations across Broward County offering healthy meals including food banks, churches, as well as local government agencies that provide a range of support services. This community resource is a collaborative effort by a coalition of independent agencies and community supporters working together to ensure families have access to crucial services during the unprecedented health crisis and economic downturn. For details, visit Together4Broward.org.

๐—™๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cityโ€™s Parks and Recreation Department continues to strive to make Fort Lauderdale the healthiest city in the nation! To get there, Parks and Recreation has expanded its Virtual Recreation Center to include Fit Fort Lauderdale classes. Fit Fort Lauderdale is now virtual with FREE live classes on Sundays from 1 - 2 p.m. Donโ€™t miss upcoming classes that include: Get Fit With Mr. Woods (August 9); Steps & Squats (August 16); Total Body With Cole (August 23); Nia Technique (August 30). For details and to register, visit bit.ly/ftlvirtrec.

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€
In addition to fitness classes, Fort Lauderdaleโ€™s Virtual Recreation Center offers a variety of free, fun, and educational activities and resources for the entire family. The Virtual Recreation Center offers instructor-led virtual classes in art, cooking, line dancing, acrylic painting, yoga, Zumba, and more! To view the current weekly schedule, visit bit.ly/2T3Pjib. To sign up for a class, visit bit.ly/ftlvrec.

๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ
As part of the Cityโ€™s Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion initiative, the outside lanes in each direction of Las Olas Boulevard between SE 6 Avenue and SE 11 Avenue will be closed from Friday, August 7 at 7 a.m. through Monday, August 10 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.

๐—ก๐—˜ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ
As part of the Cityโ€™s Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion initiative, NE 33 Street between A1A and NE 33 Avenue 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 more details about the Cityโ€™s Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion initiative, visit bit.ly/ftltobeadvisory.

๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—˜๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป
Meteorologists at Colorado State University have revised their outlook and are now calling for an extremely active 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. In their latest update, the weather experts forecast 24 named storms, 12 hurricanes, and five major hurricanes this year due in large part to warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic and below average wind shear. In addition, forecasters at NOAA have updated their outlook and are now calling for more storms. The NOAA mid-season outlook calls for 19-25 named storms, 7-11 hurricanes, and three to six major hurricanes. While South Florida was spared the brunt of Tropical Storm Isaias, the recent storm served as an important reminder to stay alert and remain vigilant. As we enter the most active portion of the season, please pay close attention to weather developments in our area. Make sure you have an emergency plan in place and a hurricane supply kit ready so you are well-prepared should another storm impact our area. To view the updated outlook, visit bit.ly/2DeYojN. To sign up to receive emergency alerts from the City, please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/alertftl. For hurricane preparation tips, please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane.

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†โ€™๐˜€ ๐—•๐—˜๐—”๐— ๐˜€ ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†
The City of Fort Lauderdaleโ€™s award-winning BEAMs Business Academy presents a series of free virtual business seminars on Thursdays in August (8/13, 8/20, 8/27). All of the webinars will begin at 2 p.m. via Zoom and will focus on core elements to help business owners build a strong foundation for growth and success. Following is a summary of each seminar
โ€ข Thursday, August 13: How to Excel in Sales - Start Your Dollars Flowing
Learn how to develop a steady stream of new customers and maximize sales from existing clients to keep your business growing.
โ€ข Thursday, August 20: Marketing Tools - How to Reach Your Customers & Get Their Attention
Learn effective ways to get your message in front of customers.
โ€ข Thursday, August 27: BIZ Talk: Dreams to Reality - an Entrepreneur's Perspective
Hear advice from a round table of entrepreneurs who have made the journey and are operating businesses.
For more details and to register, visit bit.ly/32g0da0.

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ
The Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office reminds everyone about the following important deadlines related to the August 18 Primary Election and the November 3 General Election:
โ€ข August 8 - Last day to request a mail-in ballot for the Primary Election on August 18
โ€ข October 5 - Last day to register to vote in the General Election on November 3
โ€ข October 24 - Last day to request a mail-in ballot for the General Election on November 3
For more information, visit the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office website at www.browardsoe.org.

๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿด
The U.S. Small Business Administrationโ€™s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) resumed accepting applications on July 6 in response to the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act. The new deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020. More than 4.8 million small business owners have already received more than $520 billion in potentially forgivable loans through the program. At the time of the program's extension, more than $130 billion in allocated funds remained unused. For more information about the Paycheck Protection Program including how to apply, visit bit.ly/3aUghz5.

๐—™๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—™๐—™ ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ-๐—œ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฎ! ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿด
On Saturday, August 8 at 8:30 p.m., the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) Drive-In Cinema at Pier 66 will present a screening of Mamma Mia!, a 2008 musical romantic comedy that follows a young bride-to-be who invites three men to her upcoming wedding, each one with the possibility of being her father. The plot also serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A 40-foot screen will be set up in the open green space located at the corner of SE 17 Street and Harbour Inlet Drive across from the hotel. Admission is $30 per vehicle and tickets must be purchased in advance at FLIFF.com. Entry into the parking area will begin at 7 p.m. with all vehicles positioned in place by 8:15 p.m. Popcorn and beverages will be available for purchase on-site. Anyone exiting their vehicle must wear a facial covering. The series is sponsored by Ed Morse Automotive Group; hosted by Pier 66; presented by FLIFF and Twilight Features; and co-sponsored by Riverwalk; Film, Music, Fashion & Create; and the Broward Cultural Division. For details, visit FLIFF.com.

๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿด
Gain the skills you need to become a more agile and business-savvy creative in a changing economy by participating in โ€œBusiness Skills for the Modern Creator,โ€ a free online workshop series taught by leading arts practitioners and industry professionals brought to you by the Broward Cultural Division. The next webinar entitled, โ€œThrive as an Artist,โ€ will take place on Saturday, August 8 from 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom. The workshop will cover topics including the importance of a portfolio, sales strategy, business outlets and how to develop your own unique sales technique. The webinar will also cover the best ways to distribute a product or service and identify factors to help select the best distribution channels. For details and to register, visit bit.ly/3gz626K.

๐— ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐—ถ-๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ
The Chambers of Commerce from Greater Fort Lauderdale, Greater North Miami, Coconut Grove and Miami Beach will present โ€œReal Talk: How to Grow Your Business in Changing Times,โ€ a free Zoom meeting that will take place on Wednesday, August 12 from noon - 1:30 p.m. The event will feature Leadership Expert, Master Coach and frequent Forbes contributor, Lisa Marie Platske, who will teach participants how to overcome obstacles, build solid professional relationships, think outside-of-the-box and thrive professionally (while others just survive) during times of uncertainty, crisis, and change. For details and to register, visit bit.ly/39z9FXV.

๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will host โ€œNavigating Sponsorships and Events During a Pandemic,โ€ a free webinar that will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, August 12 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. with optional networking from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Join Moderator Dawn Read, Event Director at Winterfest, Inc., as she leads a candid conversation on planning for events and gathering sponsorships during the COVID-19 crisis with panelists including Suzanne Neve, President & CEO, Florida Festival & Events Association; Gregg Snowden, Vice President/Account Director, Global Team Blue; and Ben Wesley, External Affairs Manager, Broward County, FPL. For details and to register, visit bit.ly/3g6Mqqu.

๐—ฆ๐—™๐—•๐—– ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด
The South Florida Business Council (SFBC) will host "The Business Impact of K-12 School Reopening Plans," a free webinar that will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18 from noon - 1:00 p.m. The event will focus on how the process of reopening schools in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic will affect employees and their families and what challenges businesses should expect during this process. Featured speakers include Dr. Donald Fennoy II, Superintendent, Palm Beach County Public Schools; Dr. Robert Runcie, Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools; and Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. For details and to register, visit bit.ly/3g6IwOm.

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—น ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด
The Fort Lauderdale City Commission will be on summer recess until August 18. The next virtual meeting of the Fort Lauderdale City Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18 at 6 p.m. The public will be able to listen to and view the virtual meeting on FLTV, YouTube, Zoom, Comcast Channel 78, and AT&T U-verse Channel 99. The meeting agenda will be posted prior to the meeting at bit.ly/ftlccagendas. To learn more about virtual City Commission meetings, including how to sign up to speak, visit fortlauderdale.gov/vcmeetings.

๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ
In partnership with the International Downtown Association (IDA), the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is encouraging Greater Fort Lauderdale residents and employees to participate in a short survey about reopenings by sharing your priorities concerning safety and economic issues. The survey has 15 questions and takes about five minutes to complete. Responses received can help inform local officials during the phased reopening process and will be benchmarked against responses from other cities in the U.S. and Canada. To complete the survey, please visit bit.ly/2OPZ417.

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ
Broward County Emergency Order 20-23 clarifies that residents are not required to wear facial coverings while at home (indoors and/or outdoors), and property owners shall not be individually liable for violations of facial covering requirements by guests or other persons who are not residents of the property. To read Emergency Order 20-23, visit bit.ly/310Tq1S.

๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—˜๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€; ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ธ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€
Broward County Emergency Order 20-21 requires facial coverings to be worn in public and private spaces, including at all establishments, where social distancing cannot be maintained. The order also requires the mandatory use of facial coverings in residential facilities and condominium common areas (including reception areas, hallways, lobbies, and elevators), and requires that masks be worn by all persons in any establishment, other than amenities, regardless of social distancing; all people working in any establishment allowed to operate; and all workers in any establishment involved in preparing, handling or serving food. Any individual or establishment that violates the facial covering requirements is subject to a criminal and/or civil infraction, with fines up to $500 per violation for a criminal misdemeanor, $1,000 per day per violation for a civil citation, or up to $15,000 per violation for a known violation that is irreparable or irreversible. To read Emergency Order 20-21, visit bit.ly/2O9GSis.

๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€
Under Broward County Emergency Order 20-22, establishments are prohibited from serving or transacting business with customers who are not complying with the facial covering requirements contained in Emergency Order 20-21. In addition, owners, operators and landlords of commercial property where retail, restaurants, or food establishments are located must ensure those establishments comply with the signage requirements contained in Emergency Order 20-17, including displaying information about proper social distancing and facial covering requirements, and ensuring that the required signage is conspicuously posted in common areas of the property such as mall entrances, food courts and hallways.

๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—น๐—น ๐—˜๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€
Broward County Emergency Order 20-23, clarifies that all establishments that conduct in-person transactions with the public, other than parks and beaches, must comply with signage requirements contained in Emergency Order 20-17, including displaying information about proper social distancing and facial covering requirements, and ensuring that the required signage is conspicuously posted for easy visibility within the establishment. To read Emergency Order 20-23, visit bit.ly/310Tq1S. To read Emergency Order 20-17, visit bit.ly/3dYeP0F.

๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—•๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป
Broward County Emergency Order 20-23, clarifies that short-term vacation rentals are not allowed to operate unless they are being actively managed by on-site owners or on-site management companies with staffing or security personnel on site 24 hours a day to enforce compliance with all applicable requirements. In addition, the owner/manager must provide the physical address of the vacation rental, the contact email address for the owner/manager, and the contact name and telephone number for the 24/7 staffing or security personnel to reopening@broward.org. This requirement will take effect for check-ins starting on or after July 20, 2020 through August 20, 2020. Exceptions include vacation rentals that are rented by individuals conducting military, emergency, governmental, health, or infrastructure response to the COVID- 19 pandemic, or people primarily engaged in non-vacation commercial activities. To read Emergency Order 20-23, visit bit.ly/310Tq1S.

๐—ข๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜†
Broward County Emergency Order 20-23, clarifies that outdoor, open air events are not permissible unless a reopening or operating plan (that must include, without limitation, appropriate operational safeguards, attendance limits such as persons per square feet, sanitation procedures, facial covering requirements, and staffing/security) is submitted to reopening@Broward.org and approved in writing by the Broward County Administrator. To read Emergency Order 20-23, visit bit.ly/310Tq1S.

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ
Under Broward County Emergency Order 20-22, private gatherings that take place at residential properties, whether indoors or outdoors, are limited to no more than 10 people. Individuals who are present at gatherings of more than 10 people are subject to civil and criminal penalties. Owners of properties where violations take place are also liable regardless of whether they are present when the violations occur. In addition, residents of residential properties, whether they own or rent, must ensure that all individuals on their property comply with the limitations on private gatherings stated in Emergency Order 20-22 or be subject to civil and criminal penalties. To read Emergency Order 20-22, visit bit.ly/bceo20-22.

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—น๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ข๐—ป-๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ.๐—บ. - ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฎ.๐—บ.
Broward County Emergency Order 20-21 prohibits restaurants and food establishments from serving food or alcohol for on-site consumption (both indoor and outdoor) between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Restaurants and food establishments will be permitted to continue to operate take out, delivery, drive-thru, and pickup services during these hours. Seating at restaurants and food establishments is restricted to six (6) people per table. If patrons are from the same household, the limit is ten (10) people per table. Any food and beverage purchased must be consumed seated at a table. To read Emergency Order 20-21, visit bit.ly/2O9GSis.

๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€, ๐—š๐˜†๐—บ๐˜€, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—ถ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€
Under Broward County Emergency Order 20-22, ordering food and/or beverages from a bar counter is strictly prohibited. Restaurant patrons must order and consume food and drinks at a table, and establishments must continue to follow all other applicable operating requirements as defined in Emergency Order 20-22 and previous orders. In addition, individuals using or visiting a gym or fitness center shall wear a facial covering at all times, including while exercising, except while in a pre-swim shower or swimming pool. To read Emergency Order 20-22, visit bit.ly/bceo20-22.

๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€
Broward County Emergency Order 20-21, tightens COVID-19 restrictions and increases penalties for violators. Any business that violates a local emergency order related to COVID-19 including but not limited to, requirements for operating procedures, capacity and seating, facial coverings, social distancing, spacing of tables and chairs, prohibiting gathering at bars and counters, limiting the size of parties, and proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures, will be forced to immediately close for 24 hours after their first citation. An additional 72 hours of closure will be added for each subsequent citation (e.g., 96-hour closure after a second citation, 168-hour closure after a third citation, etc.). In addition, any repeat violation is subject to a fine up to $15,000. Residents are urged to report business violations online at Mybroward.Broward.org or by calling 311 or the City of Fort Lauderdale 24-hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000. To read Emergency Order 20-21, visit bit.ly/2O9GSis.

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†โ€™๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€
The City of Fort Lauderdaleโ€™s Code Enforcement Team continues to conduct inspections of restaurants and businesses to ensure COVID-19 regulations are being followed, particularly as they relate to requirements for operating procedures, indoor and outdoor seating capacity, facial coverings, social distancing, spacing/placement of tables and chairs, prohibiting congregating at bars and counters, limiting the size of parties, and proper hygiene and cleaning procedures. The City will continue to issue citations and fines and close down restaurants and businesses that are not in compliance. The City of Fort Lauderdale encourages the public to report COVID-19 violations to 311 or the Cityโ€™s 24-hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000.

๐—ข๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€
An online dashboard is tracking Broward County complaints about businesses not following proper COVID-19 regulations related to operating capacity, social distancing, facial covering and other reopening requirements contained in local emergency orders. The GIS-based website displays details about business complaints received, including: name and location of the business being reported; number and type of warning or citation issued; and complaint outcome (i.e., warning issued, citation issued, complaint resolved, pending inspection, etc.). To access the dashboard and view updates for cities in Broward County, visit arcg.is/1riWfH.

๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ
To help residents understand the magnitude of the pandemic locally, Broward County is posting a daily statistical dashboard of COVID-19 indicators. The data includes statistics on number of positive cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations, hospital capacities, and deaths. To view the dashboard, visit bit.ly/2CncuPv.

๐——๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป
With COVID-19 cases are on the rise, the City of Fort Lauderdale reminds residents, visitors, and businesses that this is no time to let your guard down. Please remain vigilant and continue to follow local emergency orders and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. Individuals testing positive for COVID-19, or who are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, should:
โ€ข self-isolate to the greatest extent possible and avoid contact with other people
โ€ข avoid visiting establishments and amenities except when medically necessary
โ€ข avoid use of common areas such as shared kitchens, laundry rooms or recreational facilities, especially in shared housing or multi-housing developments
In addition, remember to wear a mask or facial covering to protect yourself and others, maintain six feet of social distancing, avoid group gatherings of more than 10 people, and stay at home if you are sick. In addition, wash your hands frequently; use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; avoid close contact with people who are sick; cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. For more information about steps you can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit bit.ly/3acut6g.

๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—ฆ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ
The City of Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Department of Health remind everyone to protect themselves and others by avoiding the Three Cs: Closed Spaces, Crowded Places, and Close-Contact Settings and by wearing a mask in public:
โ€ข Closed Spaces. Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation that could allow contagious droplets to linger in the air.
โ€ข Crowded Places. Avoid crowded places with many people nearby; the greater the number of individuals in an area, the greater the chances of COVID-19 spreading from person-to-person.
โ€ข Close-Contact Settings. Avoid close-range conversations and stay at least six-feet from others.
In addition to avoiding the three Cs and wearing facial coverings in all public spaces, individuals should continue to practice social distancing by staying at least six-feet away from others; stay home when sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms; clean and disinfect countertops and frequently used surfaces often; and wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol). For additional prevention tips, visit www.floridahealthcovid19.gov/prevention.

๐—™๐——๐—” ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€
FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested. Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol and are experiencing symptoms should seek immediate treatment for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk for methanol poisoning, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk. FDA recommends consumers stop using these hand sanitizers and dispose of them immediately in appropriate hazardous waste containers. Do not flush or pour these products down the drain. FDA encourages health care professionals, consumers and patients to report adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of hand sanitizers to FDAโ€™s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program. Complete and submit the report online or download and complete the form, then submit it via fax at 1-800-FDA-0178. For more details, including a list of recalled hand sanitizers, visit bit.ly/2W0XvRN.

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ + ๐—–๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ
In support of Broward Countyโ€™s hospitality industry and business community, Visit Lauderdale has launched the Safe + Clean pledge. Taking the pledge will enable tourism-related businesses in Broward County to let their guests see that Safe + Clean protocols have been adopted. Businesses that take the pledge commit to following CDC Cleaning Protocols; wearing masks; providing hand sanitizer; practicing social distancing; training staff how to be Safe + Clean; and working toward contactless payment. To learn more and take the pledge, visit sunny.org/pledge. Businesses completing the pledge will receive a poster to proudly display their commitment to offering guests a Safe + Clean experience. For more details, visit sunny.org/pledge.

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€ โ€œ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€โ€
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched LauderDeals, a destination-wide special savings program for visitors and residents. The campaign features special discounts on hotels, dining, activities, amenities, and more! In addition, the program includes deals and special offers for Florida residents, along with first responders and members of the military. Check out all of the savings as you plan your โ€œStaycationโ€ at bit.ly/3cxW4zP.

๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ข๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†โ€™๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ
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 Cityโ€™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.

๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—š๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜†
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.

๐—ข๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€
Neighbors are encouraged to utilize Fort Lauderdaleโ€™s online services to conduct business. Please visit the Lauderserv page on the Cityโ€™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.

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฌ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ, ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐˜‚๐—น๐—ธ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€
All City sanitation collection services, including residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash, will continue to operate on their regular collection schedules.

๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€
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.

๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜€
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 Cityโ€™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.

๐—จ๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—•๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด
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.

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป
For additional information regarding Coronavirus, including the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionโ€™s (CDC) recommended protective measures, please visit:
โ€ข www.coronavirus.gov
โ€ข www.floridahealth.gov
โ€ข www.cdc.gov

๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates:
โ€ข Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
โ€ข Register for Alert FTL at www.fortlauderdale.gov/alertftl
โ€ข If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join Nextdoor
โ€ข Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
โ€ข Get E-news delivered to your inbox
โ€ข Download the Lauderserv App on your smartphone or tablet
โ€ข Contact our 24-hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000

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City of Fort Lauderdale COVID-19 Update
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Details at: www.fortlauderdale.gov/coronavirus

๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป
According to the Florida Department of Health, as of August 5, 2020, results from approximately 417,459 tests administered in Broward County indicated 357,395 negative results; 59,354 positive results; and 710 inconclusive results. To see the latest data from the FDOH, visit bit.ly/2wb29D2.

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿฒ
The next drive-thru food distribution event hosted by the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, and Wilton Manors will take place on Thursday, August 6 beginning at 9 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.

๐——๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ-๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐˜‚ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ
Free drive-thru COVID-19 self-swab testing is available at Holiday Park. Located at U.S. 1 and N.E. 8 Street (just south of Sunrise Boulevard), the site is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Since its opening, 30,412 tests have been conducted at the site. The site offers free drive-thru COVID-19 self-swab testing to anyone age 5 or older with or without COVID-19 symptoms. No doctor referral needed. Proper ID is required with name, date of birth, address, and photo. To reduce wait times, please register for an appointment online at florida.curativeinc.com/welcome. The procedure for the oral self-swab test requires individuals to swab the inside of their mouth for approximately 20 seconds. The swab sample is then placed in a vial, sealed, and sent to a lab for analysis. Results are delivered to patients via email or text message. Patients who do not receive results after 72 hours, may contact Curative Inc. via email at support@curativeinc.com. For more details, visit bit.ly/ftlcovid19testing.

๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ-๐—จ๐—ฝ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ
Free walk-up COVID-19 testing is available at Fort Lauderdaleโ€™s Lincoln Park, located at 600 N.W. 19 Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. The Lincoln Park testing site is open Tuesday - Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Administered by the Florida Department of Health, the site offers free walk-up testing to anyone with or without COVID-19 symptoms. There are no age or identification requirements and no doctor referral is needed. For more details and to view a video of the Lincoln Park testing site, visit bit.ly/ftlcovid19testing.

๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ! ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„!
Attention Neighbors! The U.S. Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on September 30, a month earlier than previously announced. That means we all need to work together to take action today! Please help the City of Fort Lauderdale be accurately counted in the 2020 Census. Currently, Fort Lauderdaleโ€™s response rate is 52.8%, which is more than 10 percentage points behind the current national response rate of 63.1%, and more than 7 percentage points under the current state of Florida response rate of 60%. 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.

๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ-๐˜๐—ผ-๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐˜… ๐—›๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿณ
The 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. The sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 7, 2020, and ends Sunday, August 9, 2020. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. For more information including a list of qualifying items as well as Frequently Asked Questions, visit bit.ly/39Ptpqi.

๐—•๐—–๐—ฃ๐—ฆ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜€
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie provided remarks during a Special School Board Meeting that took place on August 4. The Superintendent emphasized his continued recommendation that all students, including students with special needs, begin the 2020/21 school year through eLearning. The District is exploring the development of a voluntary pilot program for face-to-face instruction for students with special needs. To view the Superintendentโ€™s remarks, visit bit.ly/31rTdVu.

๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐Ÿฐ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ.๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด
Broward County and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) have launched Together4Broward.org a webpage that offers access to community resources. Together4Broward.org has as its first priority supporting access to nutritional foods. The website highlights dozens of locations across Broward County offering healthy meals including food banks, churches, as well as local government agencies that provide a range of support services. This community resource is a collaborative effort by a coalition of independent agencies and community supporters working together to ensure families have access to crucial services during the unprecedented health crisis and economic downturn. For details, visit Together4Broward.org.

๐—™๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cityโ€™s Parks and Recreation Department continues to strive to make Fort Lauderdale the healthiest city in the nation! To get there, Parks and Recreation has expanded its Virtual Recreation Center to include Fit Fort Lauderdale classes. Fit Fort Lauderdale is now virtual with FREE live classes on Sundays from 1 - 2 p.m. Donโ€™t miss upcoming classes that include: Get Fit With Mr. Woods (August 9); Steps & Squats (August 16); Total Body With Cole (August 23); Nia Technique (August 30). For details and to register, visit bit.ly/ftlvirtrec.

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€
In addition to fitness classes, Fort Lauderdaleโ€™s Virtual Recreation Center offers a variety of free, fun, and educational activities and resources for the entire family. The Virtual Recreation Center offers instructor-led virtual classes in art, cooking, line dancing, acrylic painting, yoga, Zumba, and more! To view the current weekly schedule, visit bit.ly/2T3Pjib. To sign up for a class, visit bit.ly/ftlvrec.

๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ
As part of the Cityโ€™s Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion initiative, the outside lanes in each direction of Las Olas Boulevard between SE 6 Avenue and SE 11 Avenue will be closed from Friday, August 7 at 7 a.m. through Monday, August 10 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.

๐—ก๐—˜ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ
As part of the Cityโ€™s Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion initiative, NE 33 Street between A1A and NE 33 Avenue 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 more details about the Cityโ€™s Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion initiative, visit bit.ly/ftltobeadvisory.

๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—˜๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป
Meteorologists at Colorado State University have revised their outlook and are now calling for an extremely active 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. In their latest update, the weather experts forecast 24 named storms, 12 hurricanes, and five major hurricanes this year due in large part to warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic and below average wind shear. While South Florida was spared the brunt of Tropical Storm Isaias, it served as an important reminder to stay alert and remain vigilant. As we enter the most active portion of the season, please pay close attention to weather developments in our area. Make sure you have an emergency plan in place and a hurricane supply kit ready so you are well-prepared should another storm impact our area. To view the updated outlook, visit bit.ly/2DeYojN. To sign up to receive emergency alerts from the City, please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/alertftl. For hurricane preparation tips, please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ.๐—ฆ. ๐—ฆ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฑ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜
The SBA South Florida District Office will host virtual hours to provide the latest information and answer questions related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Participants may call at any time and are welcome to enter and exit at will.

Monday โ€“ Friday (August 3 - 7)
10 a.m. โ€“ 11 a.m.
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting at bit.ly/3c6Grjp
202-765-1264; Conference ID โ€“ 999 187 230

Monday โ€“ Friday (August 3 - 7)
2 p.m. โ€“ 3 p.m.
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting at bit.ly/3c6Grjp
202-765-1264; Conference ID โ€“ 191 652 154

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†โ€™๐˜€ ๐—•๐—˜๐—”๐— ๐˜€ ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜๐—ต
The City of Fort Lauderdaleโ€™s award-winning BEAMs Business Academy presents a series of free business seminars on four consecutive Thursdays in August (8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27). All of the webinars will begin at 2 p.m. via Zoom and will focus on core elements to help business owners build a strong foundation for growth and success. Following is a summary of each seminar

โ€ข Thursday, August 6: Design Your Profits - Model Your Business and Forecast Your Income
Get a clear picture of how your business works or will work by building a financial model. Determine how much capital your business will need and how much money you should make with a simple financial forecast.

โ€ข Thursday, August 13: How to Excel in Sales - Start Your Dollars Flowing
Learn how to develop a steady stream of new customers and maximize sales from existing clients to keep your business growing.

โ€ข Thursday, August 20: Marketing Tools - How to Reach Your Customers & Get Their Attention
Learn effective ways to get your message in front of customers.

โ€ข Thursday, August 27: BIZ Talk: Dreams to Reality - an Entrepreneur's Perspective
Hear advice from a round table of entrepreneurs who have made the journey and are operating businesses.

Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a BEAMs graduation certificate from the City of Fort Lauderdale. Attendance will be recorded at the end of each session. For more details and to register, visit bit.ly/32g0da0.

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿณ
On Friday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m., 4KIDS of South Florida presents a special night of virtual painting for kids with renowned artist Romero Britto. Grab a canvas and your best brushes, and get ready to create a colorful masterpiece! All registered participants will also be entered into a raffle for a basket full of Britto gift items. For more details and to register, visit www.4kids.us/summerfun/painting.

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ
The Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office reminds everyone about the following important deadlines related to the August 18 Primary Election and the November 3 General Election:

โ€ข August 8 - Last day to request a mail-in ballot for the Primary Election on August 18
โ€ข October 5 - Last day to register to vote in the General Election on November 3
โ€ข October 24 - Last day to request a mail-in ballot for the General Election on November 3

For more information, visit the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office website at www.browardsoe.org.

๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿด
The U.S. Small Business Administrationโ€™s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) resumed accepting applications on July 6 in response to the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act. The new deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020. More than 4.8 million small business owners have already received more than $520 billion in potentially forgivable loans through the program. At the time of the program's extension, more than $130 billion in allocated funds remained unused. For more information about the Paycheck Protection Program including how to apply, visit bit.ly/3aUghz5.

๐—™๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—™๐—™ ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ-๐—œ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฎ! ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿด
On Saturday, August 8 at 8:30 p.m., the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) Drive-In Cinema at Pier 66 will present a screening of Mamma Mia!, a 2008 musical romantic comedy that follows a young bride-to-be who invites three men to her upcoming wedding, each one with the possibility of being her father. The plot also serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A 40-foot screen will be set up in the open green space located at the corner of SE 17 Street and Harbour Inlet Drive across from the hotel. Admission is $30 per vehicle and tickets must be purchased in advance at FLIFF.com. Entry into the parking area will begin at 7 p.m. with all vehicles positioned in place by 8:15 p.m. Popcorn and beverages will be available for purchase on-site. Anyone exiting their vehicle must wear a facial covering. The series is sponsored by Ed Morse Automotive Group; hosted by Pier 66; presented by FLIFF and Twilight Features; and co-sponsored by Riverwalk; Film, Music, Fashion & Create; and the Broward Cultural Division. For details, visit FLIFF.com.

๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿด
Gain the skills you need to become a more agile and business-savvy creative in a changing economy by participating in โ€œBusiness Skills for the Modern Creator,โ€ a free online workshop series taught by leading arts practitioners and industry professionals brought to you by the Broward Cultural Division. The next webinar entitled, โ€œThrive as an Artist,โ€ will take place on Saturday, August 8 from 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom. The workshop will cover topics including the importance of a portfolio, sales strategy, business outlets and how to develop your own unique sales technique. The webinar will also cover the best ways to distribute a product or service and identify factors to help select the best distribution channels. For details and to register, visit bit.ly/3gz626K.

๐— ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐—ถ-๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ
The Chambers of Commerce from Greater Fort Lauderdale, Greater North Miami, Coconut Grove and Miami Beach will present โ€œReal Talk: How to Grow Your Business in Changing Times,โ€ a free Zoom meeting that will take place on Wednesday, August 12 from noon - 1:30 p.m. The event will feature Leadership Expert, Master Coach and frequent Forbes contributor, Lisa Marie Platske, who will teach participants how to overcome obstacles, build solid professional relationships, think outside-of-the-box and thrive professionally (while others just survive) during times of uncertainty, crisis, and change. For details and to register, visit bit.ly/39z9FXV.

๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will host โ€œNavigating Sponsorships and Events During a Pandemic,โ€ a free webinar that will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, August 12 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. with optional networking from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Join Moderator Dawn Read, Event Director at Winterfest, Inc., as she leads a candid conversation on planning for events and gathering sponsorships during the COVID-19 crisis with panelists including Suzanne Neve, President & CEO, Florida Festival & Events Association; Gregg Snowden, Vice President/Account Director, Global Team Blue; and Ben Wesley, External Affairs Manager, Broward County, FPL. For details and to register, visit bit.ly/3g6Mqqu.

๐—ฆ๐—™๐—•๐—– ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด
The South Florida Business Council (SFBC) will host "The Business Impact of K-12 School Reopening Plans," a free webinar that will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18 from noon - 1:00 p.m. The event will focus on how the process of reopening schools in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic will affect employees and their families and what challenges businesses should expect during this process. Featured speakers include Dr. Donald Fennoy II, Superintendent, Palm Beach County Public Schools; Dr. Robert Runcie, Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools; and Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. For details and to register, visit bit.ly/3g6IwOm.

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—น ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด
The Fort Lauderdale City Commission will be on summer recess until August 18. The next virtual meeting of the Fort Lauderdale City Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18 at 6 p.m. The public will be able to listen to and view the virtual meeting on FLTV, YouTube, Zoom, Comcast Channel 78, and AT&T U-verse Channel 99. The meeting agenda will be posted prior to the meeting at bit.ly/ftlccagendas. To learn more about virtual City Commission meetings, including how to sign up to speak, visit fortlauderdale.gov/vcmeetings.

๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ
In partnership with the International Downtown Association (IDA), the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is encouraging Greater Fort Lauderdale residents and employees to participate in a short survey about reopenings by sharing your priorities concerning safety and economic issues. The survey has 15 questions and takes about five minutes to complete. Responses received can help inform local officials during the phased reopening process and will be benchmarked against responses from other cities in the U.S. and Canada. To complete the survey, please visit bit.ly/2OPZ417.

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ
Broward County Emergency Order 20-23 clarifies that residents are not required to wear facial coverings while at home (indoors and/or outdoors), and property owners shall not be individually liable for violations of facial covering requirements by guests or other persons who are not residents of the property. To read Emergency Order 20-23, visit bit.ly/310Tq1S.

๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—˜๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€; ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ธ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€
Broward County Emergency Order 20-21 requires facial coverings to be worn in public and private spaces, including at all establishments, where social distancing cannot be maintained. The order also requires the mandatory use of facial coverings in residential facilities and condominium common areas (including reception areas, hallways, lobbies, and elevators), and requires that masks be worn by all persons in any establishment, other than amenities, regardless of social distancing; all people working in any establishment allowed to operate; and all workers in any establishment involved in preparing, handling or serving food. Any individual or establishment that violates the facial covering requirements is subject to a criminal and/or civil infraction, with fines up to $500 per violation for a criminal misdemeanor, $1,000 per day per violation for a civil citation, or up to $15,000 per violation for a known violation that is irreparable or irreversible. To read Emergency Order 20-21, visit bit.ly/2O9GSis.

๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€
Under Broward County Emergency Order 20-22, establishments are prohibited from serving or transacting business with customers who are not complying with the facial covering requirements contained in Emergency Order 20-21. In addition, owners, operators and landlords of commercial property where retail, restaurants, or food establishments are located must ensure those establishments comply with the signage requirements contained in Emergency Order 20-17, including displaying information about proper social distancing and facial covering requirements, and ensuring that the required signage is conspicuously posted in common areas of the property such as mall entrances, food courts and hallways.

๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—น๐—น ๐—˜๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€
Broward County Emergency Order 20-23, clarifies that all establishments that conduct in-person transactions with the public, other than parks and beaches, must comply with signage requirements contained in Emergency Order 20-17, including displaying information about proper social distancing and facial covering requirements, and ensuring that the required signage is conspicuously posted for easy visibility within the establishment. To read Emergency Order 20-23, visit bit.ly/310Tq1S. To read Emergency Order 20-17, visit bit.ly/3dYeP0F.

๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—•๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป
Broward County Emergency Order 20-23, clarifies that short-term vacation rentals are not allowed to operate unless they are being actively managed by on-site owners or on-site management companies with staffing or security personnel on site 24 hours a day to enforce compliance with all applicable requirements. In addition, the owner/manager must provide the physical address of the vacation rental, the contact email address for the owner/manager, and the contact name and telephone number for the 24/7 staffing or security personnel to reopening@broward.org. This requirement will take effect for check-ins starting on or after July 20, 2020 through August 20, 2020. Exceptions include vacation rentals that are rented by individuals conducting military, emergency, governmental, health, or infrastructure response to the COVID- 19 pandemic, or people primarily engaged in non-vacation commercial activities. To read Emergency Order 20-23, visit bit.ly/310Tq1S.

๐—ข๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜†
Broward County Emergency Order 20-23, clarifies that outdoor, open air events are not permissible unless a reopening or operating plan (that must include, without limitation, appropriate operational safeguards, attendance limits such as persons per square feet, sanitation procedures, facial covering requirements, and staffing/security) is submitted to reopening@Broward.org and approved in writing by the Broward County Administrator. To read Emergency Order 20-23, visit bit.ly/310Tq1S.

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ
Under Broward County Emergency Order 20-22, private gatherings that take place at residential properties, whether indoors or outdoors, are limited to no more than 10 people. Individuals who are present at gatherings of more than 10 people are subject to civil and criminal penalties. Owners of properties where violations take place are also liable regardless of whether they are present when the violations occur. In addition, residents of residential properties, whether they own or rent, must ensure that all individuals on their property comply with the limitations on private gatherings stated in Emergency Order 20-22 or be subject to civil and criminal penalties. To read Emergency Order 20-22, visit bit.ly/bceo20-22.

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—น๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ข๐—ป-๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ.๐—บ. - ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฎ.๐—บ.
Broward County Emergency Order 20-21 prohibits restaurants and food establishments from serving food or alcohol for on-site consumption (both indoor and outdoor) between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Restaurants and food establishments will be permitted to continue to operate take out, delivery, drive-thru, and pickup services during these hours. Seating at restaurants and food establishments is restricted to six (6) people per table. If patrons are from the same household, the limit is ten (10) people per table. Any food and beverage purchased must be consumed seated at a table. To read Emergency Order 20-21, visit bit.ly/2O9GSis.

๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€, ๐—š๐˜†๐—บ๐˜€, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—ถ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€
Under Broward County Emergency Order 20-22, ordering food and/or beverages from a bar counter is strictly prohibited. Restaurant patrons must order and consume food and drinks at a table, and establishments must continue to follow all other applicable operating requirements as defined in Emergency Order 20-22 and previous orders. In addition, individuals using or visiting a gym or fitness center shall wear a facial covering at all times, including while exercising, except while in a pre-swim shower or swimming pool. To read Emergency Order 20-22, visit bit.ly/bceo20-22.

๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€
Broward County Emergency Order 20-21, tightens COVID-19 restrictions and increases penalties for violators. Any business that violates a local emergency order related to COVID-19 including but not limited to, requirements for operating procedures, capacity and seating, facial coverings, social distancing, spacing of tables and chairs, prohibiting gathering at bars and counters, limiting the size of parties, and proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures, will be forced to immediately close for 24 hours after their first citation. An additional 72 hours of closure will be added for each subsequent citation (e.g., 96-hour closure after a second citation, 168-hour closure after a third citation, etc.). In addition, any repeat violation is subject to a fine up to $15,000. Residents are urged to report business violations online at Mybroward.Broward.org or by calling 311 or the City of Fort Lauderdale 24-hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000. To read Emergency Order 20-21, visit bit.ly/2O9GSis.

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†โ€™๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€
The City of Fort Lauderdaleโ€™s Code Enforcement Team continues to conduct inspections of restaurants and businesses to ensure COVID-19 regulations are being followed, particularly as they relate to requirements for operating procedures, indoor and outdoor seating capacity, facial coverings, social distancing, spacing/placement of tables and chairs, prohibiting congregating at bars and counters, limiting the size of parties, and proper hygiene and cleaning procedures. The City will continue to issue citations and fines and close down restaurants and businesses that are not in compliance. The City of Fort Lauderdale encourages the public to report COVID-19 violations to 311 or the Cityโ€™s 24-hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000.

๐—ข๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€
An online dashboard is tracking Broward County complaints about businesses not following proper COVID-19 regulations related to operating capacity, social distancing, facial covering and other reopening requirements contained in local emergency orders. The GIS-based website displays details about business complaints received, including: name and location of the business being reported; number and type of warning or citation issued; and complaint outcome (i.e., warning issued, citation issued, complaint resolved, pending inspection, etc.). To access the dashboard and view updates for cities in Broward County, visit arcg.is/1riWfH.

๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ
To help residents understand the magnitude of the pandemic locally, Broward County is posting a daily statistical dashboard of COVID-19 indicators. The data includes statistics on number of positive cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations, hospital capacities, and deaths. To view the dashboard, visit bit.ly/2CncuPv.

๐——๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป
With COVID-19 cases are on the rise, the City of Fort Lauderdale reminds residents, visitors, and businesses that this is no time to let your guard down. Please remain vigilant and continue to follow local emergency orders and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. Individuals testing positive for COVID-19, or who are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, should:

โ€ข self-isolate to the greatest extent possible and avoid contact with other people
โ€ข avoid visiting establishments and amenities except when medically necessary
โ€ข avoid use of common areas such as shared kitchens, laundry rooms or recreational facilities, especially in shared housing or multi-housing developments

In addition, remember to wear a mask or facial covering to protect yourself and others, maintain six feet of social distancing, avoid group gatherings of more than 10 people, and stay at home if you are sick. In addition, wash your hands frequently; use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; avoid close contact with people who are sick; cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. For more information about steps you can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit bit.ly/3acut6g.

๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—ฆ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ
The City of Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Department of Health remind everyone to protect themselves and others by avoiding the Three Cs: Closed Spaces, Crowded Places, and Close-Contact Settings and by wearing a mask in public:

โ€ข Closed Spaces. Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation that could allow contagious droplets to linger in the air.
โ€ข Crowded Places. Avoid crowded places with many people nearby; the greater the number of individuals in an area, the greater the chances of COVID-19 spreading from person-to-person.
โ€ข Close-Contact Settings. Avoid close-range conversations and stay at least six-feet from others.

In addition to avoiding the three Cs and wearing facial coverings in all public spaces, individuals should continue to practice social distancing by staying at least six-feet away from others; stay home when sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms; clean and disinfect countertops and frequently used surfaces often; and wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol). For additional prevention tips, visit www.floridahealthcovid19.gov/prevention.

๐—™๐——๐—” ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€
FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested. Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol and are experiencing symptoms should seek immediate treatment for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk for methanol poisoning, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk. FDA recommends consumers stop using these hand sanitizers and dispose of them immediately in appropriate hazardous waste containers. Do not flush or pour these products down the drain. FDA encourages health care professionals, consumers and patients to report adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of hand sanitizers to FDAโ€™s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program. Complete and submit the report online or download and complete the form, then submit it via fax at 1-800-FDA-0178. For more details, including a list of recalled hand sanitizers, visit bit.ly/2W0XvRN.

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ + ๐—–๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ
In support of Broward Countyโ€™s hospitality industry and business community, Visit Lauderdale has launched the Safe + Clean pledge. Taking the pledge will enable tourism-related businesses in Broward County to let their guests see that Safe + Clean protocols have been adopted. Businesses that take the pledge commit to following CDC Cleaning Protocols; wearing masks; providing hand sanitizer; practicing social distancing; training staff how to be Safe + Clean; and working toward contactless payment. To learn more and take the pledge, visit sunny.org/pledge. Businesses completing the pledge will receive a poster to proudly display their commitment to offering guests a Safe + Clean experience. For more details, visit sunny.org/pledge.

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€ โ€œ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€โ€
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched LauderDeals, a destination-wide special savings program for visitors and residents. The campaign features special discounts on hotels, dining, activities, amenities, and more! In addition, the program includes deals and special offers for Florida residents, along with first responders and members of the military. Check out all of the savings as you plan your โ€œStaycationโ€ at bit.ly/3cxW4zP.

๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ข๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†โ€™๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ
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 Cityโ€™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.

๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—š๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜†
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.

๐—ข๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€
Neighbors are encouraged to utilize Fort Lauderdaleโ€™s online services to conduct business. Please visit the Lauderserv page on the Cityโ€™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.

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฌ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ, ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐˜‚๐—น๐—ธ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€
All City sanitation collection services, including residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash, will continue to operate on their regular collection schedules.

๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€
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.

๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜€
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 Cityโ€™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.

๐—จ๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—•๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด
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.

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป
For additional information regarding Coronavirus, including the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionโ€™s (CDC) recommended protective measures, please visit:
โ€ข www.coronavirus.gov
โ€ข www.floridahealth.gov
โ€ข www.cdc.gov

๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates:
โ€ข Monitor the City website at www.fortlauderdale.gov
โ€ข Register for Alert FTL at www.fortlauderdale.gov/alertftl
โ€ข If you live in Fort Lauderdale, join Nextdoor
โ€ข Follow us on Twitter @FTLCityNews
โ€ข Like us on Facebook @CityofFortLauderdale
โ€ข Get E-news delivered to your inbox
โ€ข Download the Lauderserv App on your smartphone or tablet
โ€ข Contact our 24-hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000

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9 responses to “

  1. I lived in coral ridge for over five years would like information about the association and membership thank you

  2. Suzanne southwell

    There have been several homeless people who camp at Chic Fil A every night. Also people living out of an suv. I do not feel safe taking my trash out at night and do not feel safe. Is there anything the police can do to remedy this? Iโ€™m not sure Chic Fil A even knows.

    • Christian Petersen

      Suzanne,

      If you do not feel safe, please call the police whenever you see the situation so they can address it while it is happening. We will pass along the information to our FLPD liaison officers at our next meeting. Thank you.

      Christian

  3. We are planning on purchasing another home in Ft Lauderdale. We would like more information about the community. Please forward.

    Thank you,
    Renee

  4. NATEISHA WILLIAMS

    Hi,

    We purchased our home in Coral Ridge 2 years ago and we are looking to join the Coral Ridge Association. Can you provide the details on how to join.

    Thank you.

  5. Elizabeth Gilbert

    Hello everyone, I am sorry, I may be totally missing it in our Association Website, but can’t seem to find when our next Associating Meeting is, can someone please send me the date for our October Meeting and time? Thank you so much!

  6. We would like some information on membership. We are new in the area.

    Thanks,
    Ximena

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