FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 24, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE 44
BROWARD COUNTY OUTLINES PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH EMERGENCY ORDERS
DAVIE, Fla. – Health officials continue to closely monitor the percentage of positive cases of COVID-19 in our community and in the State, which unfortunately are increasing.
While Broward County has been cautious and judicious with the reopening of business activity, the latest statistics clearly demonstrate that success at controlling the spread of the virus depends upon business and resident compliance with reopening guidelines and restrictions.
Accordingly, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-18, which outlines penalties for establishments that fail to comply with Emergency Orders mandating sanitization, social distancing, facial coverings, COVID-19 signage, and other requirements intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All prior Emergency Orders also remain in effect.
The new Order is effective Friday, June 26, 2020, and states that:
- Establishments cited for operating in violation of any County Emergency Order shall immediately close for a minimum 24-hour period.
- They may reopen after 24 hours, provided they:
Conduct a thorough review of applicable Emergency Orders and take all necessary measures to bring the establishment into compliance and
Submit and receive notice of acceptance of attestation, under penalty of perjury by the owner, general manager, or chief executive officer of the establishment, emailed to the County at [email protected].
- Once the attestation is received and accepted, the establishment will be inspected by local code enforcement or law enforcement authorities, within five calendar days after reopening, to confirm that the violation has been corrected.
- Repeat violations will be presumed to be knowing violations and will be subject to stricter penalties, including a fine of up to $15,000.
Davie Police and Code Enforcement staff will be monitoring the reopening of businesses and working to ensure that businesses understand the re-opening guidelines and obtain cooperative compliance.
Residents are strongly encouraged to help with the compliance process by reporting violations to MyBroward.Broward.org. Select “Request for Service,” enter the location of the violation, and select “COVID-19 Business Complaints” as the Type of Issue. You can also call the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000. Both types of reports can be made anonymously.
For the latest updates regarding COVID-19, visit FloridaHealth.gov, email [email protected] or call the COVID Call Center at 954-357-9500.
To update or register for Town-related updates and emergency notifications utilizing the following mediums:
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
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