REOPENING

State of Florida - Phase Three Reopening effective September 25, 2020

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244. Under the Governor’s Order all businesses, including establishments previously closed by local emergency orders, may reopen. Local jurisdictions retain some rights to impose guidelines and restrictions.  

Broward County Comprehensive Emergency Order

Broward County issued a Comprehensive Emergency Order which replaces and supersedes all previous Broward County COVID Emergency Orders.

Broward County Emergency Order requires Facial Coverings

Facial coverings help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep you and those around you safe. Facial coverings are in addition to, and not a substitute for, social distancing. Broward County Emergency Order requires facial coverings comply with CDC recommendations and absent an express exception must be worn by all persons in Broward County:

  • All persons obtaining services at City facilities including City Hall.
  • All persons while outside their residence, when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • All persons while visiting or using an amenity (park, pool, beach or any leisure/ entertainment area of a multi-family housing or residential facility including pool, community room, athletic court) when physical distancing (6') cannot be maintained at all times.
  • All persons at an establishment (retail, commercial, government, charity, non-profit, business, organization) including entering, exiting, and when moving around, regardless of physical distancing.
  • Workers in any establishment or amenity, regardless of physical distancing.
  • All persons visiting or using a common area of a multi-family housing including reception area, hallway, elevator, regardless of physical distancing.
  • All persons are required to wear facial coverings at all times while using or visiting a gym or fitness center, except when actively exercising. 
  • All other persons required to wear facial coverings under Broward County Emergency Order

Facial coverings are also required to the extent expressly required by any Executive Order of the Governor.

Broward County Emergency Order requires Social Distancing

Social Distancing means staying at least 6 feet away (in all directions) from any person who is from outside your household or family in accordance with CDC Guidelines.  All people in Broward County must maintain Social Distancing whenever possible.  Social Distancing is in addition to any other obligations, including facial covering requirements.

Broward County Emergency Order Limits on Gatherings

COVID-19 can spread easily in gatherings, and can be spread by asymptomatic people. The more people present at a gathering, particularly an indoor gathering or a gathering in a confined space, the greater the risk of significant COVID-19 spread.  

Generally, gatherings in all spaces including a park, beach, or even an empty lot, are limited to no more than 10 people at a time, unless an exception applies. 

Gatherings in establishments may be exempted from the 10-person limit only under the following circumstances:

a. The gathering occurs in the regular course of business of the establishment. For example, more than 10 patrons can be inside of a restaurant if the restaurant’s regular business (operating in compliance with Broward County Emergency Order permits a capacity greater than 10 patrons.

b. Residential gatherings that comply with the gathering requirements for residential gatherings  .

All social gatherings at a residential property, whether indoors and/or outdoors, must be limited to a maximum of 10 people, excluding residents of the household and the parents and minor children of the residents of the household.

For example, a couple lives together with their 3 children, each spouse invites over their parents, and they invite 5 friends. There are 14 people gathered in the residence, but because 5 people reside in the home and the parents of the residents of the household are excluded from the gathering limitations, only the 5 friends are counted towards the 10-person limitation.

c. The gathering is expressly permitted by the Broward County Emergency Order, such as organized sports in parks, or a special event in a limited category of function spaces. 

d. Outdoor open-air special events that are not located in a function space, and outdoor open-air events held at Parks and at the beach that exceed 100 people, are prohibited unless the organizers of such events submit a reopening or operating plan pursuant to Broward County Emergency Order and receive written approval by the County Administrator.

Outdoor open-air special events, in excess of 10 people, are permissible if the organizers of such events submit a reopening or operating plan to reopening@broward.org that contains specific details (including appropriate operational safeguards, attendance limits such as persons per square feet, sanitation procedures, facial coverings requirements, and staffing/ security), and such plan is approved in writing by the County Administrator.

The temporary use of a property to conduct indoor and promotional events that change the city approved occupancy or capacity of the facility; special events that involve street closures or require the coordination of a number of city departments or other agencies, involve the use of alcohol, on-site commercial cooking, food sales or large scale temporary structures; outdoors sales; outdoor special events attracting a large attendance; or similar events, require a temporary use authorization from the City. 

Hallandale Beach Emergency Order In Place:

Commercial Fitness Centers and Gyms are required to complete an inspection prior to opening per Emergency Order.

Responsibility for Compliance

Per the Governor’s Executive Order, Responsible Individual Activity is defined to help slow the Spread including limiting exposure, avoiding groups larger than 50 people and maintaining physical distancing. The order also provides additional requirements for those traveling to Florida.

Per Broward County Emergency Order Individuals in our community have a personal responsibility to adhere to the guidelines and do their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Order strongly recommends that any person who tests positive for COVID-19, or who is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, immediately:

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

Businesses and Establishments:

As required by Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-244, every Establishment in Broward County may open, provided the Establishment operates in full compliance with all applicable requirements in the Broward County Emergency Order.

Hallandale Beach businesses and establishments may open in whole or in part subject to certain limitations such as occupancy limits, sanitation requirements, and other requirements including facial covering requirements for all workers and public utilizing the business as outlined in the Broward County Emergency Order.

Please keep in mind businesses are not required to reopen.  Businesses may reopen if they wish and are able to abide by the established requirements. If an establishment does open, it may choose to impose stricter requirements on its employees or customers. To determine if a particular business is open and what requirements may apply to employees or customers of that business, please reach out to the business directly.

Broward County Emergency Order limits Restaurant and Food Service

Per the Broward County Emergency Order, on premise consumption of food or alcohol is restricted between the hours of Midnight and 5am.  Parties are limited to 6 persons (unless all are from the same household then the party size is limited to 10). 

Multi-Family Housing:

All people visiting or using a Common Area of a multi-family housing development or residential facility, including in the reception area, hallways, and elevators, must wear a facial covering even when Social Distancing is maintained.

All people must wear facial coverings at all times when visiting or using an Amenity (pool, community rooms, athletic courts, leisure or entertainment areas), including while entering, exiting, and otherwise moving around within the Amenity, unless Social Distancing from everyone not from your same household or family can be maintained at all times.

Housing developments may choose to keep their Amenities closed. If the housing development chooses to allow one or more such Amenity to operate, then it must comply with the following requirements:

  1. Pools and pool decks may be used only by current residents of the housing development, their families, and their guests.
  2. People in the pool or on the pool deck must comply with the required 6 feet of Social Distancing per the CDC Guidelines.   Social Distancing requirements do not apply to members of the same household or family. 
  3. Pool deck and pool occupancy must be limited to no greater than 50% capacity.
  4. The housing development must ensure that pool chairs, railings, gates, tables, showers, and other equipment at the pool and pool deck are sanitized on a regular basis.  
  5. Lap lane sharing for swimming is prohibited except by members of the same household or family or if lanes are used as part of an Organized Sport. 

It is essential to note that DBPR allows housing developments to place additional restrictions, if desired.

Follow the rules:

Failure to comply with any of the requirements set forth the Broward County Emergency Order by any person or any Establishment is subject to enforcement by law enforcement, code enforcement officers, and any other personnel as provided under Florida law or the Broward County Code of Ordinances.  Enforcement may be criminal and/or civil and may include misdemeanor charges with fines not to exceed $500 per violation, imprisonment not to exceed 60 days, or both, or civil fines of up to $1,000 per day per violation or fines of up to $15,000 per violation for a knowing violation that is irreparable or irreversible in nature. 

The collection of fines and penalties against individuals is currently suspended per Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-244, but citations will continue to be issued against individuals, and fines and penalties assessed against individuals may be collected upon expiration of the Governor’s Executive Order. 

WHO TO CALL
  • CALL (954) 357-9500 to reach Broward County for questions about what is and is not permitted to reopen.
  • CALL (954) 457-1390 to report business not following the rules, or code concerns.
  • CALL (954) 764-4357 to reach the non-emergency number for the Hallandale Beach Police Department.  This line is available 24/7.
  • CALL (954) 457-1489 to reach the City of Hallandale Beach Resident Hotline from 8am to 6pm Monday through Thursday.
  • CALL (954) 457-1390 to reach the City of Hallandale Beach Code Enforcement.
  • CALL (954) 787-2055 for the City of Hallandale Beach CRA Business Hotline open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
  • CALL 311 to report suspected Emergency Order Violations.

Compliance

Businesses in our community must adhere to the guidelines governing their operations, and patrons of reopened business are encouraged to report violations, which may result in warnings, citations, fines and/or business closures.  

Residents are encouraged to participate in the compliance process by reporting violations to MyBroward. Enter the location of the violation, and select “COVID-19 Business Complaints” as the Type of Issue. You can also call the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000. Both types of reports can be made anonymously.

DETAILS

Please see State of Florida Emergency Orders, Broward County Emergency Orders and Hallandale Beach Emergency Orders for further requirements.

Frequently asked questions are answered here.

WHATS HAPPENING AT CITY HALL

Hallandale Beach City Hall is open to the public with limited scheduled services for the Finance DepartmentUtility Billing DivisionBuilding Division and Code Compliance Division.   

While residents are encouraged to pay online, the Finance Department and Utility Billing Division office hours for in person assistance are Mondays and Wednesdays 8am - 4pm.

The Building and Code Compliance Divisions’ office hours for in person assistance are Monday through Thursday 8am - 4pm.  

The Police Department office hours for in person finger printing will be 10am - 2pm every Wednesday.  Call (954) 457-1400 for information.

All other City departments remain accessible via our telephone Hotline at (954) 457-1489 Monday through Thursday 8am - 6pm.  

For your safety, we will limit the number of people allowed in the lobby at the same time.   You will be required to wear a facial covering and have your temperature taken prior to entering the building.  Please be sure to maintain six (6) feet between you and your neighbors.

While walk-ins are welcome, appointments for service from the Building Division and Code Compliance Department are preferred.  We strongly encourage you to make a virtual appointment by using this link or by calling (954) 457-1383 Monday through Thursday 7am -5:30pm.

City Operations Updates are available here.

CITY PARKS & BEACH

The City of Hallandale Beach welcomes our residents back to the Beach and selected parks in a limited reopening to the public.   Rules of use, what is and what is not permitted, and hours of operations may be found on our Park’s Department reopening webpage.  

Virtual programming is offered through our Parks At Home program at www.CoHB.org/ParksatHome.

Please visit www.CoHB.org/ParksOpening for guidelines and restrictions.

The remaining park facilities, including community centers, athletic facilities, and pools will remain closed until further notice.

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