COVID-19 Vaccination Information
A statewide vaccination program is underway, including a new initiative to vaccinate residents age 65 and older. Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order currently allows for vaccines to be administered to frontline medical workers (including paramedics) and residents age 65+.
Where are the vaccines being administered?
NEW: The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Broward County vaccination site at Holiday Park will move to a new location beginning Tuesday, January 26, 2021. COVID-19 vaccines will be administered at Snyder Park, 3299 SW 4th Ave., by appointment only. Holiday Park will no longer serve as a vaccination site. Specimen collection for COVID-19 testing will not resume at Holiday Park at this time.
People who received their first COVID-19 vaccine at Holiday Park before January 22, 2021 should go to Snyder Park to receive their second dose, 21 days later, on the date written on their appointment card at the time they arrived for their first dose. These individuals don’t need to make a new appointment.
The Florida Department of Health in Broward (DOH-Broward) continues to manage several vaccination sites in Broward County. Sites represent a partnership between DOH-Broward, Broward County, municipalities, Broward Sheriff’s Office, municipal law enforcement, EMS/Fire Rescue and Florida Department of Emergency Management.
Appointments for FDOH-Broward COVID-19 vaccination sites can be scheduled using the new State appointment system, starting immediately. Seniors ages 65 and older, and frontline healthcare workers, can call (866) 201-6313 or TTY (833) 476-1526 to request an appointment.
For all inquiries about vaccination sites, FDOH has a COVID-19 Call Center that can be contacted 24/7 at 866-779-6121 or by email at COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the FDOH initiatives, numerous hospitals are administering the vaccine to seniors age 65 and older and to health care workers. We encourage you to check hospital websites frequently for updates.
Broward County has started publishing updates regarding the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination appointments and vaccine site locations in Broward County.
The State Surgeon General issued a FDOH Public Health Advisory, prioritizing Florida residents to receive the vaccine in Florida.
COVID-19 Testing Information
For COVID-19 testing, the Mills Pond Park test site operates from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. To view the full list of COVID-19 testing sites and requirements in Broward County, copy and paste this url into your web browser https://bit.ly/WMCountyTestingSites. For a list of state-supported testing sites in Broward County copy and paste this url into your web browser https://bit.ly/WMStateTestingSitesBroward.
Mobile and In-Home COVID-19 Testing
Broward County, the FDOH in Broward, American Medical Response, and Century Ambulance Services offer an in-home testing program for homebound elderly or disabled individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot leave their homes to visit a testing site. To learn more, copy and paste this url into your web browser: https://bit.ly/WMCountyMobileTesting
Broward County Reopening Information
On September 25, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244. The Order, that went into effect immediately, does the following:
Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants.
Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business, giving Floridians and business owners needed certainty and the ability to provide for themselves and their families.
Suspends all outstanding fines and penalties, and the collection of such moving forward, applied against individuals related to COVID-19.
Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than 50% of their indoor capacity. If a restaurant is limited to less than 100% of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must satisfy the following:
Quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirements on those restaurants; and
Explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health
Broward County Emergency Orders
The County Administrator has issued Emergency Orders 20-10, 20-11, 20-12, 20-13, 20-14, 20-15, 20-16, 20-17, 20-18, 20-19, 20-20, 20-21, 20-22, 20-23, 20-24, and 20-25, 20-26, 20-27, and 20-28 respectively. The Orders provide responsibilities for businesses and residents to adhere to social distancing, facial covering, and sanitation requirements as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Emergency Order 20-28
On Friday, October 16, 2020, the Broward County Administrator issued Emergency Order 20-28, which went into effect immediately and extended the hours of operation for establishments serving food and alcohol from 11 p.m. to midnight. Specifically, on-premises consumption of food and alcohol, sale of alcohol for off-premises consumption, and consumption of alcohol in public is now permitted until midnight instead of 11 p.m.
The Order prohibits dine-in service between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m., 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 services are still permitted.
Social distancing and facial covering requirements, restaurant capacity limits, and sanitation and safety requirements to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) remain in effect.
Complete details of the new Emergency Order concerning all establishments serving food or alcohol are contained in Attachment 2 of the Order.
Emergency Order 20-27
On September 30, 2020, the Acting County Administrator issued Emergency Order 20-27. The Order, went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020, and clarified requirements for establishments that serve food and/or alcohol in Broward County.
The Order states:
- On-premise consumption of food and alcohol must end at 11 p.m.
-Establishments licensed to serve food may operate at up to 100 percent of indoor capacity if a distance of six feet is maintained between tables, and no more than six people sit at a table.
-Should an establishment not be able to meet the minimum 50 percent capacity requirement as set forth by the Governor's Executive Order 20-244, an establishment may allow patrons to stand at an assigned table or in an assigned area, and must comply with social distancing requirements to the maximum extent possible.
-Establishments that only serve alcohol, and are not licensed to serve food, must operate at no more than 50 percent of their indoor capacity.
-Total combined occupancy of indoor and outdoor areas shall not exceed the existing total maximum occupancy.
The Order also provides more flexibility by allowing the following:
-Individuals at fitness centers and gyms may remove facial coverings while working out, but they must be worn at all times when not engaged in physical activity, such as while moving between machines and around the establishment.
-Playgrounds and exercise equipment may reopen, as long as the managing entity takes responsibility for regular cleaning and sanitizing of the equipment.
-Homeowner Association (HOA) communities may reopen their hot tubs, but operations are subject to more stringent rules that may be imposed by the HOA.
Emergency Order 20-26
Following the issuance of the Governor's Order 20-244, the Broward County Administrator Issued Emergency Order 20-26.
Emergency Order 20-26 went into effect immediately and does the following:
Allows bars, pubs, nightclubs, adult entertainment establishments, banquet halls, breweries, cigar bars, and any other establishments licensed to sell food and/or alcohol to operate with no capacity restrictions. Per Broward County, hours of operation for food/alcohol establishments are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Suspends fines for individuals not wearing a face covering.
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-10 here. (issued on May 14, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-11 here (issued on May 16, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-12 here. (issued on May 21, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-13 here. (issued on May 22, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-14 here (issued on May 29, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-15 here (issued on June 5, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-16 here (issued on June 10, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-17 here (issued on June 15, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-18 here (issued on June 24, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-19 here (issued on June 29, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-20 here (issued July 1, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-21 here (issued July 9, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-22 here (issued July 17, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-23 here (issued July 29, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-24 here (issued August 21, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-25 here (issued September 25, 2020)
View the complete Broward County Emergency Order 20-28 here (issued October 16,2020)