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The City of Oakland Park continues to work closely with Broward County, the Florida Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Governor's office and the Florida Department of Emergency Management to help residents, visitors and employees weather the pandemic.

COVID-19 VACCINE

All Florida Department of Health in Broward (DOH-Broward) and multiple other vaccination sites in Broward County are now administering the Pfizer vaccine to people 12 and older. Numerous vaccination sites are open with extended and weekend hours – no long lines, and no appointment is required. For a list of vaccination sites in Broward, visit GetVaccinated.Broward.org.

COVID-19 TESTING

There are a number of facilities in Broward County offering COVID-19 testing:

  • Florida Department of Health in Broward (DOH-Broward) operates two public COVID-19 test collection sites in Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale (see more information below).
  • A number of retail pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreen's, offer COVID-19 testing

If you are homebound and cannot leave your home to access one of the public test collection sites, please call DOH-Broward at 954-412-7300 for information and an appointment for an in-home test.

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN BROWARD TEST COLLECTION SITES

Boulevard Heights Community Center (Walk-Up)
6770 Garfield Street
Hollywood, FL 33024

This test collection site is open 8AM – 4PM Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Free testing, appointment not required. Facial covering is required.


Mills Pond Park (Drive-Through)
2201 NW 9th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

This site is open Sunday through Thursday from 8AM – 4PM. Free PCR testing only (no rapid test), appointment not required. Facial covering is required. Vehicle must have windows that fully open and close. Patients will receive test results in several days via text messaging.


CITY OPERATIONS

The City continues to provide services to the Oakland Park community. Residents and businesses are encouraged to use the City’s online services and conduct business remotely when possibleMany services are available 24/7 online: 

Building & Permitting -- Customers are encouraged to call the City’s Building Division at 954-630-4350 or email building@oaklandparkfl.gov to:

  • Schedule an Inspection
  • View Inspection Details
  • View or Print Comments
  • Make payments through EnerGov

Library Services -- Curbside pick-up at the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library is available. To request materials, you need an Oakland Park Library card in good standing. Call the Library (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays) at 954-630-4370 to request materials or email DanielleG@oaklandparkfl.gov. The turnaround time is 24 hours or the next business day.

Sanitation Services -- Bulk, Garbage, and Recycling Collection continue to operate on their regular schedules. Reminders:

  • Disinfecting wipes are not “flushable” (as sometimes advertised) and should not be flushed down the toilet. This also applies to tissues, napkins, paper towels, gloves, and masks. Please dispose of these items in your trash.

For more information or any questions regarding city services, please call Oakland Park’s Coronavirus Call Center at 954-630-4335 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reemployment Assistance Application for Services: Print Application in English and Spanish or Creole. Paper copies of these applications in all three languages available outside of the library’s front doors Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Reemployment Assistance from Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) provides Reemployment Assistance, including reemployment eligibility requirements, CARES Act eligibility requirements, submission requirements, processes and procedures, benefits, and examples of numerous situations that may be applicable to people requesting benefits. The DEO’s Connect claims system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at connect.myflorida.com and the DEO’s contact center hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Contact phone numbers are as follows:

  • Customer Service Hotline: 1-800-204-2418
  • Main Department: 1-850-245-7105
  • Fraud Hotline: 1-800-342-9909
  • Language Barrier/Computer Assistance: 1-800-681-8102

Stay informed with city news and updates:


BROWARD COUNTY UPDATES

Electric Bill Assistance
Low-income families struggling to pay their electric bill may be eligible for financial assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Eligibility is based on income and household size. The Broward County LIHEAP Program is for Broward County residents.

Emergency Rental Assistance

Renters in Broward County seeking relief from past due and unpaid rent and utilities may qualify for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. $53 million is available from a U.S. Treasury Department grant. Eligible households may be provided with up to 12 months of rent and utility assistance, plus an additional three months if funds are available and there is a need to ensure housing stability. For eligibility requirements and to apply Broward.org/RentAssistance

Emergency Assistance and Case Management Services Available 

Broward County Family Success Administration Division provides emergency assistance and case management services. Four programs are available to help prevent residents of Broward County from experiencing homelessness, evictions, foreclosures, loss of electric and water services and assist with tuition, financial management, employment, transportation, nutrition and childcare. Visit Broward.org/FamilySuccess for more information on these programs. 

Business Assistance:

Visit the Oakland Park CRA page for the latest business updates. 

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Guide for Businesses and Employees.

A business assistance page has been established with information updated by Broward County’s Office of Economic and Small Business Development. There are two emergency small business loan programs designed to assist small businesses during during a disaster – the Florida Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program and the SBA Economic Injury Loan Program

The application period for the recently activated Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program opened March 17, 2020 for companies whose cash flows have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other useful links for local businesses include:

Price Gouging: To report a Coronavirus scam or price gouging, contact Florida’s Price Gouging Hotline by calling 866-966-7226 or going online to MyFloridaLegal.com.

Other helpful resources include:

  1. Broward.org/Coronavirus
  2. Centers for Disease Control
  3. Florida Department of Health
  4. Florida Department of Health Broward
  5. Broward Sheriff’s Office News Release on Scammers
  6. Broward County Public Schools
  7. FPL.com/HELP
  8. South Florida Meals on Wheels
  9. Area Agency on Aging