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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Coronavirus Updates: City Parks Reopening Phase III

Adherence to Emergency Orders Has Reduced Spread of Virus
Continued Vigilance will Promote Sustainable Recovery

County officials, including Mayor Dale V.C. Holness and County Administrator Bertha Henry. thank residents and businesses for their months-long collaboration in compliance with restrictions that have successfully reduced the number of deaths from COVID-19, lowered the number of new cases, decreased positivity rates among most age groups and lowered hospitalizations. They also share a message of caution and concern.

Residents are urged to maintain their vigilance, even as the County embraces Phase 3 of reopening, as mandated by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-244.

Included in the Governor’s Phase 3 reopening are the reopening of bars, night clubs and other businesses. 

While the Governor’s Order temporarily suspends collection of individual fines for violations of Emergency Orders, including the wearing of facial coverings in public, it did not suspend the County’s ability to issue citations for these and other violations. 

“Compliance enforcement has proven to be a key factor in containing the spread of COVID-19. Resident participation in reporting non-compliant businesses has been critical to our success, and we ask the community to continue to support that effort. We will continue to issue citations to businesses and individuals as our local Emergency Orders require, and it is our intent to collect the fines once the State’s Declaration of Emergency expires,” said Henry. Anyone who receives a citation is entitled to an appeal, if they believe the citation has been issued in error.

On-premise consumption of food and alcohol is extended by one hour, until midnight, for all establishments in Broward County. Emergency Order 20-28 prohibits dine-in service between 12 AM and 5 AM, and alcohol consumption in open containers or to-go cups remains prohibited in public spaces such as beaches, beach boardwalks, parks, streets, parking lots and other areas identified in the order. Take-out and food delivery are still permitted. 

Complete details of the new Emergency Order concerning all establishments serving food or alcohol are contained in Attachment 2.

Broward County previously issued Emergency Order 20-26 and Emergency Order 20-25 along with numerous attachments that help explain how businesses and residents should move forward during Florida's Phase 3 reopening. To access Broward County's emergency orders and attachments, visit here.

Social distancing and facial covering requirements, restaurant capacity limits and sanitation and safety requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remain in effect. 

Oakland Park Updates

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To help limit the spread of COVID-19, the City of Oakland Park implemented precautions for the community’s general health, safety, and welfare.

City employees continue to staff all offices and remain available by telephone and email. Residents and businesses are advised and encouraged to utilize the City’s online services and conduct their business remotely whenever possible. Many services are available 24/7 online: 

  • Business Tax Receipts
  • City Commission Agendas
  • City Commission Meeting Web Streaming
  • Code Enforcement
  • Permit Access
  • Public Records Search
  • Request Tracker
  • Utility Bill Payments (no transaction fees for online credit/debit card payments)

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.

Public Notice - Stage III (1)

For a list of parks that are open and additional information, please visit our Parks & Leisure Services website.

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 8 p.m.

The safety of citizens and employees are always a priority. Here are some important precautions residents can take.

Review the current Federal Social Distancing Guidelines here.

To limit the potential community spread of COVID-19, the City of Oakland Park implemented restrictions for the general health, safety, and welfare of the community. Pursuant to Section 252.38(3) and 252.46, Florida Statutes and pursuant to Article II of the Charter of the City of Oakland Park, with the adoption of Emergency Ordinance 0-2020-006, authorized the City Manager and Mayor to take any necessary action to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the City of Oakland Park related to the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

This Citywide order places more stringent restrictions on permissible use, social distancing requirements, essential business employee screening, essential business cleaning protocols, and a lowered limit on gatherings of people who are not immediate family members. Read our Frequently Asked Questions to help ensure everyone understands the vital importance of this public health order. The Frequently Asked Questions are available in Spanish.

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