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Friday, September 25, 2020: Earlier today Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244. Under the Governor’s Order all businesses, including bars, nightclubs and other establishments previously closed by local emergency orders, have been reopened. Local jurisdictions retain some rights to impose guidelines and restrictions. In response to the Governor’s order, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-26, which conforms Broward County’s Emergency Orders to the legal parameters of the Governor’s orders. County Administrator Bertha Henry said, "Our community has taken measured steps in our reopening to better promote public health and control our COVID-19 numbers. Because of the Governor’s order I am compelled to expedite the opening of certain establishments.”Mayor Dale V.C. Holness said, “With the reopening of all remaining businesses, it is as important as ever to adhere to local Emergency Orders, including wearing facial coverings, practicing social distancing and good personal hygiene (including frequent and thorough handwashing). This is a very important time in the recovery process to understand we must not let down our guard.”