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​Updated 08/03/2020

Broward Compliance Flyer

Broward County - Public Dashboard Tracks Local COVID-19 Business Complaints 
- Residents can see if businesses are following emergency guidelines - 

Broward County launched a new public-facing 
dashboard of COVID-19 complaints about businesses not following emergency guidelines. This will help residents ensure they are doing everything they can to contribute to a safer, healthier community and stop the spread of the coronavirus. More…

State of Florida Executive Orders - 

Executive Order 20-179Issued on July 29, 2020 - Emergency Management – COVID 19 – Emergency Meetings (attached) which extends local government authority to conduct business in virtual or telephonic form through September 1, 2020. The order also expands the authority to conduct business in virtual or telephonic means to the following:
  • A local governing board holding a hearing or meeting regarding a non ad valorem assessment, including, but not limited to those under section 197.3632, Florida statutes. This section of the order expires at 12:01 AM on October 15, 2020. 
  • Any taxing authority holding a millage and budget hearing under Chapter 200, Florida Statutes. The order also allows Value Adjustment boards, including but not limited to, special magistrates holding a hearing to utilize video conferencing or to conduct such business via telephonic means. This section of the order expires at 12:01 AM on December 15, 2020. 
Executive Order 20-180 – Issued on July 29, 2020 - Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief which extends, for an additional 30 days, prior orders providing for moratoriums on mortgage foreclosure and evictions. However, the order also amends prior orders. 
Specifically, the amendments: 
  • Suspend and toll any statute providing for final action at the conclusion of a mortgage foreclosure proceeding under Florida law solely when the proceeding arises from nonpayment of mortgage by a single-family mortgagor adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency means loss of employment, diminished wages or business income, or other monetary loss realized during the Florida State of Emergency directly impacting the ability of a single-family mortgagor to make mortgage payments.
  • Suspend and toll any statute providing for final action at the conclusion of an eviction proceeding under Florida law solely when the proceeding arises from non-payment of rent by a residential tenant adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Adversely affected by the COVlD-19 emergency means loss of employment, diminished wages or business income, or other monetary loss realized during the Florida State of Emergency directly impacting the ability of a residential tenant to make rent payments.
The order further provides that nothing in the Order shall be construed as relieving an individual from his or her obligation to make mortgage payments or rent payments. All payments, including tolled payments, are due when an individual is no longer adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency. The order expires at 12:01 AM on September 1, 2020.

Broward County - Emergency Order 20-23 - Imposes new restrictions - Issued on July 29, 2020.
- Extends curfew to Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5AM; clarifies other orders - Effective immediately

The Order does the following:
  • While the facial covering requirements remain in full effect, the Emergency Order clarifies that residents are not required to wear them in their home, nor are they liable for facial covering violations of their guests.
  • Requires vacation rentals allowed to operate to provide the email and telephone number of their on-site management or security personnel.
  • Outdoor, open air events are not permissible unless a reopening or operating plan is submitted to and approved by the County Administrator.
  • Restaurants and retail establishments have been operating under signage requirements for some time. The signage requirements now apply to all establishments and  specifies that signs must be placed conspicuously for easy visibility throughout the establishment, 8.5" x 11” in size, printed in color whenever possible, and posted in English, Creole, and Spanish languages at all main entry points. See Printable Signage
  • Clarifies that even though schools are excluded from the definition of “establishments,” schools are strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines. All extracurricular and non-academic activities must comply with Attachment 16 of Broward’s Emergency Order 20-21 (Youth Activities and Summer Camps).
  • Extends the curfew until Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5AM. The new Order adds to the list of exemptions people returning directly to their homes after one-way vehicular travel of more than 100 miles.
  • Clarifies that Attachment 15 governing beaches exempts environmental activities permitted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to operate beyond sunrise to sunset (e.g. sea turtle nesting program).
Broward County - Emergency Order 20-22 - Imposes new restrictions - Issued on July 17, 2020.
The Order implements new restrictions to help curtail large social gatherings, including house parties, street parties and other activities that are contributing to community spread of the virus:

Curfew – Effective July 17, 2020 at 11 PM and until August 1, 2020, all of Broward County is under a curfew from 11PM to 5AM. Exemptions to the curfew include: active duty police, fire rescue, first responders, news media, delivery or transportation drivers, government employees, persons seeking emergency medical care and medical, health care and utility service personnel. Also exempt are individuals traveling to and from their place of employment, returning to their homes after commercial travel, and persons walking their pets within 250 feet of their residence.

Private Gatherings – Effective immediately, private gatherings at a residential property, single-family or otherwise, indoors and/or outdoors, are limited to no more than 10 individuals. Persons present at such gatherings shall be individually liable for violations of this Order and subject to civil and criminal penalties. The owner(s) of the residential property are also liable for violations that occur on their property, whether or not they are in residence or on site at the time of the violation. Residents of any private residential property, whether they own or rent, must ensure all persons on their property comply with the guidelines, subject to civil and criminal penalties.

Read more here.

Broward County - Emergency Order 20-21 - Rolls back some business openings such as bars and bowling alleys - Issued on July 8, 2020.

All businesses that violate local emergency orders will be forced to close for 24 hours after their first citation, with each subsequent citation incurring an additional 72 hours of closure (e.g. 96 hour closure after a second citation, 168 hour closure after a third citation etc.). Residents are urged to report business violations online at or call 311. The Order is effective at 12:01 AM on Friday, July 10, 2020.

Broward County - Emergency Order 20-20: Restaurant and Food Establishment Limited Hours, Facial Coverings Requirements - Issued on July 1, 2020.
The Order states - no establishment permitted to serve alcohol for on-site consumption shall serve alcohol between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. for on-site consumption. In addition, no establishment that provides on-site dining shall permit on-site dining between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. 

The Order also states - Facial Coverings Required in All Public Spaces Where Social Distancing Cannot Be Maintained.  All persons in Broward County must wear a facial covering in public spaces while outside the  geographical boundaries of their residence if social distancing of at least six feet (6') between persons not of the same household cannot be consistently maintained, unless expressly excepted herein. Facial coverings must cover the person's nose and mouth and comply with the CDC recommendations available here. Emergency Order 20-20 is effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Broward County - Emergency Order 20-19 to Close Beaches - Issued on June 29, 2020.
Emergency Order 20-19 officially closes the beaches from 12:01 AM on Friday, July 3, through 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 5. The Order also clearly identifies the entities authorized to enforce the closure and sets forth consequences for non-compliance, including civil and criminal penalties. Read More Here

Broward County - Emergency Order 20-18 - Issued on June 26, 2020.
Executive Order 20-18 outlined penalties for establishments that fail to comply with Emergency Orders mandating sanitization, social distancing, facial coverings and other requirements intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In addition to being subject to the penalties set forth in Section 8-56 of the County's Code of Ordinances, any establishment (as defined in Emergency Order 20-12) that is cited by the applicable code enforcement or law enforcement authority for operating in a manner inconsistent with or otherwise in violation of any Broward County Emergency Order shall close immediately. Read More Here

State of Florida - Emergency Order 20-09  - Issued on June 26, 2020. Suspends the “on premises” consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. Effective immediately.
The order states: 
  • All vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, who derive more than 50% of gross revenue from such sales of alcoholic beverages, shall suspend the sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.    
  • Bars can continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off premises. 
  • Vendors who are also licensed as a public food service establishment, or “restaurants” may continue to operate for on-premises consumption of food and beverages at tables in accordance with E.O. 20-139, as long as these restaurants derive 50% or less of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.  (E.O. 20-139 requires restaurants to operate at 50% capacity indoors, allows for outdoor seating, and all with social distancing measures in place). 

The CDC recommends and Broward County Emergency Orders require residents and visitors, unless otherwise exempted, to wear a facial covering in public. The facial covering can be constructed of any material, but should utilize CDC guidelines. Please be sure to discard disposable face masks and gloves in garbage containers – these items are not recyclable.

Broward County
Emergency Order 20-17 - Outlines retail establishments and restaurants signage requirements - Effective June 15th
requires retail establishments and restaurants to post signage containing information regarding social distancing and facial covering requirements, to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Signs must be conspicuously placed throughout these establishments, including at all entry points. Signs must be at least 8 1/2 x 11" and posted in multiple languages (minimum English, Creole and Spanish available here). Read more...

Emergency Order 20-15: effective dates vary, further expands reopening. *Youth camps, amusement venues, pari-mutuel facilities allowed to open. The new Order permits additional establishments and youth activities to operate with adherence to social distancing, facial covering, and sanitation requirements as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more...

*Miramar is working on finalizing Phase 2 Reopening and will not open to the public on the same dates as the County. Miramar will not offer summer camps in 2020 and aquatic centers will remain closed until further notice.

Emergency Order 20-14 - Effective June 1 - further expands Broward County reopenings to lift beach restrictions, allow doubles racquet sports, massage establishment and tattoo parlor services. The Attachments to the Order, providing detailed guidance to various types of business activities, have been updated.

Attachment 1: General Requirements for All Establishments

Emergency Order 20-13 effective May 26 - expands Broward County’s Phase 1 reopening to include beaches, commercial gyms and fitness centers, hotels and other commercial lodging, with restrictions. Guidance for each type of establishment that is allowed to reopen is detailed in a series of 14 attachments. Businesses and residents continue to be responsible for adherence to social distancing, facial covering and sanitation requirements. More...

Broward County Reopening FAQs - May 15, 2020

Broward County Reopening Readiness Presentation - May 12, 2020

On May 22, 2020, houses of worship were added to the federal essential business list and allowed to open to the public. The CDC issued interim guidelines for places of worship. A copy of the guidelines can be found here