- City of Margate Emergency Order 2020-004
- City of Margate Emergency Order 2020-003
- City of Margate Emergency Order 2020-002
- City of Margate Emergency Order 2020-001
Broward County Executive Orders
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-30
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-28 (issued October 16, 2020)
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-27
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-26
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-25
The major changes and additions in this Emergency Order are as follows:
- Allowing function spaces to operate at 50% capacity with operational and safety restrictions;
- Clarifying the requirements to hold non-professional organized athletic activities with spectators (e.g. high school/little league games);
- Clarifies that restaurant counters can be used for seating, with restrictions, providing no alcohol sales;
- Removing the requirement that children 17 and under must be separated into independent groups of no more than 10 (e.g. child care facilities);
- Allows billiards and similar games to operate in restaurants and food establishments;
- Allows for additional flexibility for HOA amenities by relaxing some restrictions related to pool furnishings, common areas, and guests;
- Allows live entertainment at restaurants and food establishments, with restrictions;
- Permits non-organized sports at parks and beaches with a 10 person cap; and
- Exempts those actively engaged in organized sports from wearing a facial covering.
Additionally, we expanded table distancing for parimutuels in their indoor smoking and vaping areas via amendments to their operating plans.
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-24
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-23
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-22
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-21
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-20
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-19
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-18
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-17
- Frequently Asked Questions for EO 20-17
- Requires retail establishments and restaurants to post signage containing information regarding social distancing and facial covering requirements, to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Signs must be conspicuously placed throughout these establishments, including at all entry points. Signs must be at least 8 1/2 x 11" and posted in multiple languages (minimum English, Creole and Spanish). Download the signs in various languages here:
Restaurant Social Distancing and Facial Coverage Signage
Retail Social Distancing and Facial Coverage Signage
Restaurant Social Distancing and Facial Coverage Signage Spanish Version
Retail Social Distancing and Facial Coverage Signage Spanish Version
Retail Social Distancing and Facial Coverage Signage Creole
Restaurant Social Distancing and Facial Coverage Signage Creole
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-16 Broward County Emergency Order 20-15 • Allows youth activities, including summer camps, to operate including at museums, parks and while visiting County beaches effective 12:01AM Monday, June 8, 2020. Read Attachment 16Beginning 12:01AM June 15, 2020, the Order:
• Permits indoor amusement facilities such as bowling alleys, arcades and indoor movie theaters that are not amusement rides and do not involve fixed playground equipment to open, with 50% capacity and other restrictions. Aquatic playgrounds, such as interactive water play, are permitted to operate. Read Attachment 17
• Allows pari-mutuel facilities to open following the submission of an operation plan for COVID-19 mitigation and sanitation and approval by the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the County Administrator.
• Permits vacation rentals as authorized by the Governor’s Executive Order 20-87 and consistent with the Short-Term Vacation Rental Reopening Plan approved by state Department of Business and Professional Regulation for Broward County.
• Increases the allowable occupancy of museums from 25% to 50%.
he community is reminded when facial coverings are required they are not a substitute for social distancing. Facial coverings must continue to be worn by employees in reopened businesses during in-person interactions with the public; by members of the public when obtaining goods and services from public businesses, unless the service precludes wearing of a facial covering (such as eating or face grooming); and by workers involved in the preparation of food, even if they are not engaged in interactions with the public, with exceptions as noted in the Order.
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-14
Learn more about what’s open/closed: EO 20-14 FAQs
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-13
- To learn more about this Order, click here.
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-12
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-11
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-10
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-09
- Attachment 1 – Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation (CDC)
- Attachment 2 – Parks Reopening Guidelines
- Attachment 3 – Boating and Marine Activities Requirements
- Attachment 4 – Golf Course Limited Reopening Requirements
- Attachment 5 - Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-08
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-07
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-06
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-05
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-04
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-03
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-02
- Broward County Emergency Order 20-01
Governor Ron DeSantis Executive Orders
STATE OF FLORIDA CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION HOTLINE: (866) 779-6121
Questions related to COVID-19 should be directed to the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121 or by email at COVID-19@FLHealth.gov. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
BROWARD COUNTY CORONAVIRUS CALL CENTER HOTLINE: (954) 412-7300
Residents of Broward County concerned they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms should call 954-412-7300 before travelling to any health care facility.
AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER SENIOR HELP LINE: (954) 745-9779
* Seniors may call this line for help with meals and other issues.
Plasma Donations from COVID-19 Survivors Needed
Memorial Healthcare System announced it has been registered to participate in Mayo Clinic’s Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program to test the use of donated blood as a treatment for people with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Broward County-based hospital system is urging community members who fully recovered from COVID-19 to donate potentially lifesaving plasma. Memorial Healthcare System has partnered with OneBlood for the plasma collection.
According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic, people who’ve recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies to the disease in their blood, referred to as convalescent plasma. Researchers hope convalescent plasma can be given to people with severe COVID-19 to boost their ability to fight the virus. The immediate goal of this research is to determine if convalescent plasma can improve the chance of recovery for people with the most severe symptoms. A second goal is to test whether convalescent plasma can help keep people who are moderately sick from getting sicker.
Donors must meet all of the required screening criteria for blood donation and the additional FDA criteria, which include:
- Prior diagnosis of COVID-19 documented by an FDA approved laboratory test
- Complete resolution of symptoms at least 14 days prior to donation and a documented negative COVID-19 FDA approved test OR
- Complete resolution of symptoms at least 28 days prior to donation
If a potential donor meets the identified criteria, they should fill out the form online at https://www.oneblood.org/CCP/CCP-form-donor.stml.
Helpful Links and Resources
- Stay informed on the latest CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) by visiting their website: coronavirus.gov
- Broward Health
- Broward County
- Broward County Public Schools
- General Prevention Tips Poster
- COVID-19 Symptoms Poster
- Stop the Spread of Germs Poster
- Coronavirus Fact Sheet:
- English version
- Spanish version
- World Health Organization
During these unprecedented times, exceptional measures are needed. The City implemented a special policy in mid-March to immediately suspend water disconnections and late fees while offering payment extensions. These policies will remain in effect through June.
To request assistance, please click here to complete the COVID-19 Payment Assistance Request Form. Several organizations are offering financial assistance to families in need. Click here to learn more about these programs and organizations.
The Utility Billing Division will continue to work with customers one-on-one as we prepare to carefully transition back to our standard policies in July.
We request that you follow the social distancing recommendations issued by the CDC as we open. For your convenience, the City of Margate offers several options for paying your utility bill. Please continue to make your utility payments by:
- Regular mail
City of Margate
PO Box 30318
Tampa, FL 33630-3318
- Parking lot drop box located at 901 NW 66th Avenue
- Online payments: https://eservices.margatefl.com/Click2GovCXP/index.html
- AMSCOT: 670 N. State Road 7
Open 24/7. There is NO SERVICE FEE for payments made at AMSCOT at this time. Cash payment accepted.
- Bill Pay through your bank
- Enroll in automatic payments
Cash and in-person payments at the DEES building are suspended until further notice.
New to Margate?
If you purchased a new house, please email the signed settlement statement and photo identification to email@example.com. A new account will be opened and an email will be sent with the account number, instruction on how to pay the deposit and useful information regarding water, sewer and garbage service.
If you are renting, please email a signed copy of the lease to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an effort to connect the Margate business community with the latest information and resources available, the City of Margate has compiled important contact information for accessing disaster recovery funding as well as business guides to help navigate through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
- Coronavirus Emergency Loans - Small Business Guide and Checklist
- Title IV – Economic Stabilization and Assistance to Severely Distressed Sectors of the United States Economy
- Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit
- Guide to SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans
- Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Guidance for Business
- Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Guidance for Business
- Financial Assistance for Businesses
- Please take a moment to complete the State of Florida Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations. The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin: https://floridadisaster.biz/
As always, we are here to serve the businesses in this time of need; please do not hesitate to contact Paul Robinson at: email@example.com or 954-884-3687 with any questions.
FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR SENIORS 65 AND OVER
The Florida Department of Health in Broward County has announced the beginning of COVID-19 vaccination opportunities for seniors age 65 and over. Vaccinations will be available at no cost, by appointment only, beginning Sunday, January 3, 2021.
Appointments for drive-thru vaccination sites can be made at https://browardcovidvaccine.com. Appointments are limited at this time. More appointments will be made available as vaccine supply increases and additional sites open.
Individuals who receive a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will need to be in Broward County to receive the second dose of the same vaccine, 21 days later.
For more information visit http://broward.floridahealth.gov.
- If you are a senior, 60 years or older, please call the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) (M-F, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.) at (954) 745-9779 for more information or visit adrcbroward.org.
- Department of Health in Broward County at 954-412-7300
- Florida Department of Elder Affairs: COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 | 866-779-6121 | Covidfirstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are currently not the recipient of any meal programs and are experiencing a food shortage, you can call the Elder Helpline at 954.745.9779 for assistance.
- AARP Town Hall – Web-based or Call-in Information: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/tele-town-hall-coronavirus.html?intcmp=ALRT-VIRUS-TOWN-HALL
- AHCA Guidance regarding Nursing Home/ALF Restrictions: https://www.fhca.org/facility_operations/ahca_covid_emergency_order_faqs
- Coronavirus-specific Consumer Scam Alert: http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/DDE8965546C4337E8525852D005583E9
- U.S. Census Consumer Scam Alert: http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/9B1D596BB3DACE9B852585120056D578?Open&
- The Northwest Focal Point Senior Center is closed until further notice.
Practice everyday preventive actions to help reduce your risk of getting sick and remind everyone in your home to do the same. These actions are especially important for older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
(e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles).
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. To disinfect, most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. See CDC’s recommendations for household cleaning and disinfection.