March 11, 2020 9:00 AM
COVID-19 Update for Wilton Manors
Updated as of September 25, 2020
Summary of Active Broward County Emergency Orders/Updated FAQ Documents
Broward County officials published a helpful summary of the requirements outlined in active County Emergency Orders, to clarify current restrictions in place for residents and business owners. As a reminder, all Broward County Emergency Orders can be found on the County's website by visiting, https://bit.ly/WMCoronavirusUpdates
To read the summary of Active Broward County Emergency Orders, visit: https://www.wiltonmanors.com/DocumentCenter/View/5901/Summary-of-Active-Broward-County-Emergency-Orders
To read the Updated FAQ documents, visit: https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/FacialCoveringsFAQs.pdf
Avoid a Fine - Wear Your Facial Covering
Broward County code enforcement officers are actively issuing $100 fines to people seen violating the County's facial covering requirements. As a reminder, facial coverings are required at all times in public spaces if social distancing of at least six feet (6') between persons not of the same household cannot be consistently maintained.
WHAT CITY PARKS ARE OPEN?
Wilton Manors Parks and Recreation Areas
You may now enjoy Mickel Park and Hagen Park even more! As of Friday, September 18, 2020, both parks are open daily for passive use from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The following parks and boat ramps are open for passive activities such as walking, jogging, tennis, and boating between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- Colohatchee Boat Ramp
- Don Eisele Park
- M.E. DePalma Park
- Pocket Parks
- Richardson Historic Parks
- Snook Creek Boat Ramp
For more information about parks and applicable guidelines, visit https://bit.ly/WMParksReopen
Enjoy a Game of Pickleball at Hagen Park
Come out and play at our two temporary courts located at Hagen Park. Please follow all rules listed below:
- The courts are open from Saturday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- The courts are free to use.
- The courts are first-come, first-serve.
- All park ordinances, rules and regulations are in effect.
- Visitors may not use the courts if they feel sick or are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
- Visitors must wear a facial covering and follow six feet social distancing rules before and after play.
- Players must sign a COVID-19 Waiver in the park office.
- Play is at your own risk.
For more information on the pickle ball courts: https://www.wiltonmanors.com/159/Hagen-Park
Colohatchee Dog Park Now Open
Enjoy a day in the park with your furry friend- the Colohatchee Dog Park reopened on Thursday, September 10, 2020. All memberships will be automatically extended five months from their original expiration date to make up for the time the park has been closed.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following operational and rule changes will be implemented to help keep everyone safe.
1. Park hours will be Thursday through Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The park will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
2. Park visitors must wear facial coverings at all times.
3. Park visitors must maintain 6 feet of distance from those not in their party at all times.
4. Restrooms and water stations will remain closed. You will need to bring water for yourself and your dog.
5. Benches have been removed from the dog play areas and pavilions.
6. If you are sick with or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter the park.
7. If you have a permit and have not had your key fob reactivated, a COVID-19 liability waiver must be signed and returned via email to LeisureServices@WiltonManors.com or in-person at the Hagen Park Community Center, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors FL 33305. Once your signed waiver is received, your access fob will be reactivated.
To view and print your liability waiver to reactivate your access fob: https://files.constantcontact.com/376cec80401/52c7549d-9167-4d32-a7c7-3a3bac8357ed.pdf
8. If you do not have a permit, call the Leisure Services Department for more information.
We look forward to seeing you back at the Colohatchee Dog Park and know that by working together, we can better ensure everyone's safety. For further information or questions please email LeisureServices@WiltonManors.com or call (954) 390-2130.
VIRTUAL COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE & PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS
September 22nd Regular Commission Meeting:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 950 0172 2178
Any member of the public wishing to comment publicly on any matter may participate by:
Submitting public comment via email: Before the start of the meeting, submit your comments via email to email@example.com. Please include your name and address in the email. All comments shall be, if read orally, three (3) minutes or less. Public comments received by 6 p.m. before the start of the meeting will be read into the record by the Clerk. If comments are received after 6 p.m. the documents will be provided to the Commission the next business day.
Logging-in to Zoom via browser, app, or phone: During the Public Comment portion of the agenda, use Zoom's Raise Hand feature to be called on. The Raise Hand feature can be activated by selecting the icon. If you are on the app, the icon is on the bottom of your screen. If you are on a tablet, the icon is on the top right of your screen. If you are on a PC or laptop, the icon is on the bottom of the screen. If you are calling into the meeting, Dial *9.
If you do not have access or need accommodations, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (954) 390-2123.
To view the agendas for Virtual City Commission meetings, visit: http://bit.ly/WMCommissionAgendas
VIRTUAL CITY SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE
City hall and buildings remain closed to the public, however you can virtually apply for permits, pay your utility bill, and more!
- To pay your utility bill, visit: https://bsaonline.com/OnlinePayment/OnlinePaymentSearch?PaymentApplicationType=10&uid=2309
- To apply for permits and Business Tax Receipt Licenses visit: https://bit.ly/WMOnlineBuildingPermitServices
BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOLS INFORMATION
Update from the Broward County School Board on In-Person Instruction and eLearning
Below please see the dates for the re-opening of in-person instruction and eLearning Phase-II for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS):
- Wednesday, October 14, 2020: On-campus phase-in for students in grades Pre-K, K, 1st, 6th, 9th, and ESE self-contained for all schools and 5 ESE Center Schools
- Friday, October 16, 2020: Early Release
- Monday, October 19, 2020: Employee Planning
- Tuesday, October 20, 2020: On-campus option for all students on all campuses
Please note, all students will have the option to remain in eLearning. Additionally, the district has created a COVID-19 dashboard broken down by individual BCPS site to provide weekly updates.
To view the BCPS Coronavirus dashboard: https://www.browardschools.com/CORONAVIRUS
SCHOOL DAY AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE ON LIMITED BASIS
You may now register your children for the School Day and After School Programs at the Island City Park Preserve. The programs are available on an extremely limited basis to families that are in urgent need of child care during the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Capacity will be restricted for each program to maintain social distancing guidelines.
Island City residents have priority for registration. Students who attend a school in Wilton Manors, such as Somerset Academy or Wilton Manors Elementary School, but are not residents have second priority for registration.
For more information and to register your student: https://www.wiltonmanors.com/369/9862/Youth-Programs-Services
VIRTUALLY CONNECT WITH THE RICHARD C. SULLIVAN LIBRARY
The Richard C. Sullivan Library is now offering walk-up and drive-up services, providing an opportunity for patrons to access reserved materials in a safe manner, while the library remains closed to the public. The service is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patrons may pick-up reserved materials in the parking lot at the rear (east side) of the library off of NE 26th St., between the library and the church. Patrons may reserve books, DVDs, and other library materials using the library’s online catalog or by calling the library at (954) 390-2195. Library staff will call customers with reserved items, to let them know their items are available for checkout via the new walk-up and drive-up services. The staff will be unable to provide patrons with any materials that have not been reserved ahead of time. A library card is required to reserve library materials. To view the library's online catalog and reserve materials, visit: http://bit.ly/WMLibrary
__________________________________________________________________________Guide for Applying for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
If you recently exhausted your state Reemployment Assistance and Federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits, you may be eligible to apply for PUA funding. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity created a guide to assist claimants with this process.
Click here to view the Claimant Guide for applying for PUA funds.
DO YOU QUALIFY FOR PANDEMIC ELECTRONIC BENEFITS TRANSFER (P-EBT)?
Do you qualify for the free and reduced-price school meals program? If so, The Florida Department of Children and Families urges you to double-check that you have received your P-EBT benefits earlier this summer. The P-EBT benefit is a supplemental benefit for households with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to pandemic-related school closures. The benefits were issued automatically starting in June of 2020. If you qualify for this benefit and didn't receive it call (833) 311-0321.
WICKED MANORS CANCELED FOR 2020
The Pride Center’s Board of Directors has decided to cancel the annual Wicked Manors event for this year. The Board of Directors cited the changing COVID-19 regulations, and current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department of Health (FDOH) guidelines and recommendations as factors in its decision.
The Pride Center depends on the revenue generated from Wicked Manors to support the vital programs and services it offers to the South Florida community. The Pride Center will be accepting donations from the community and has set a goal of $25,000.
To view all City Orders, visit: https://bit.ly/WMCoronavirusUpdates