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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 11, 2020COVID-19 UPDATE#26RESTAURANT OUTREACH; CRA AND TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS; BUSINESS RECOVERY RESOURCES; FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS; EMERGENCY ORDERDAVIE, Fla. – In our current environment, the Town’s goal is to take all necessary proactive steps and measures to reduce the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We realize this is likely a stressful time, and we want to assure you that the Town is doing everything we can to help promote the health and safety of our community during this pandemic. We all have a role to play, and we need everyone's help and cooperation in following all directives. For all prior information posted regarding COVID-19, please visit our website at www.davie-fl.gov/coronavirus.Broward County Emergency Order 20-07Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-07, which instructs all persons in Broward County to wear a facial covering when visiting essential businesses for services and are required for those who are providing essential services during in-person interactions with the public. This order does not apply to young children under the age of two, and individuals who have difficulty breathing, nor to public safety, fire, and life safety personnel, as their Personal Protective Equipment requirements would be governed by their respective agencies. This order complements the Town of Davie’s Emergency Order 20-03 , which strongly urges all citizens to use cloth face coverings while utilizing essential services or engaging in essential activities, in addition to other recommended social distancing measures.Davie Restaurant OutreachThe Town of Davie has created an outreach initiative for all restaurants located throughout the Town. Restaurants are asked to complete the required form so we can have a centralized list of restaurants that are open. Many residents may not be aware that specific restaurants are still operational, so a restaurant directory is a great way to keep you in the know and promote local restaurants. The information being asked for on the form includes the name of the restaurant, hours of operation, cuisine, pickup/delivery options, etc. A complete list of restaurants will be posted once the information is made available. Help us, Help our Restaurants.Fill out our form here: www.davie-fl.gov/1285/Davie-Restaurants-Offering-PickupDeliver CRA and Town Council MeetingThe next Town of Davie Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Town Council meeting is on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The CRA meeting will commence at 6:00 p.m. The Town Council meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Executive Order No. 20-69, issued by the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis on March 20, 2020, states that municipalities may conduct meetings of their governing boards without having a quorum of its members present physically or at any specific location, and utilizing communications media technology such as telephonic or video conferencing, as provided by Section 120.54(5)(b)2, Florida Statutes.The meeting will be held virtually and can be accessed through: • The Town’s Website: https://www.davie-fl.gov/165/Town-Council-Meeting-Agendas• Comcast Cable Channel 78 • WebEx Video Communications (the link will be provided prior to the start of the meeting) - see link for WebEx instructional video https://launch.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/launch/recording/ee0cb1f2344c41b58b21502ac5388262Food Distribution SitesThe following link indicates locations where food distributions are occurring throughout Broward County. The map currently displays School Board of Broward County, Feeding South Florida, and South Florida Hunger Coalition distribution sites. New sites will be displayed as other organizations join. View the distribution food sites here: https://www.cscbroward.org/together4browardOther available food resources for Davie residents in need include:Feeding South Florida: The link below is for residents who are looking for emergency assistance with food:https://form.jotform.com/sangelesvsb/covid19clientneedsDavie Community Worship Ctr. • 4140 SW 54 Avenue Davie, FL • (954) 895 – 6733 • Drive Through Service of Food Supplies only on Fridays 4:00 – 6:30 PM The Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard • 4703 SW 51 St Davie, FL 33314• 954- 370 -2140 • Kosher Food Pantry through the Jewish Family Services • Residents must call the Jewish Family Services first to get qualified. DCF: Contact for information regarding food stamps, Medicaid, and recertification.Phone: 1(850) 300-4323Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-94, a Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief order. This order suspends mortgage foreclosures and evictions due to lack of payment for the next 45 days. Please note, individuals are still encouraged to make payments if they are capable of doing so as this order does not relieve persons from making payments.Business Recovery ResourcesMany individuals and businesses are at the forefront of this disruptive change caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, we have gathered some resources to help you prepare, respond and recover.• Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program• Short Time Compensation Program for Employees• Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program• Florida Small Business Business Damage Assessment Survey• Reemployment Assistance Program• Small Business Paycheck Protection ProgramPlease take this opportunity to update or register for Town of Davie related updates and emergency notifications utilizing the following mediums:• Town of Davie Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information on our Website• Subscribe to Emergency Alerts - Everbridge• Subscribe to Davie News and Announcements• Text “AlertDavie” to 888-777 to get Everbridge Alerts.• Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - @TownofDavieFor updated information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit www.floridahealth.gov or www.cdc.gov. If you are concerned that you have been exposed to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the Florida Department of Health in Broward County at 954-412-7300 and your healthcare provider before traveling to any healthcare facility.###