No Changes in Current Business Operations and Bars Remain ClosedFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that all of Florida, including Broward County, is in Phase 2 of reopening, effective Monday, September 14. Broward County has announced that there will be no changes to how businesses are currently operating, as existing Emergency Orders remain in effect. Additional openings are expected in Broward in the coming weeks. Despite the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations rescinding the state’s Amended Emergency Order 2020-09, bars in Broward County remain closed. Broward continues to move toward a full Phase 2, thanks to the community’s continued efforts and increased compliance with Emergency Orders.
As COVID-19 positivity rates continue trend favorably, residents should remain vigilant and continue to take the necessary safety precautions. Avoid the “3 C’s” – Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings, wear a facial covering when in public, and maintain social distancing of at least six feet. People violating the facial covering requirement may be subject to fines.
Business violations can be reported anonymously online anytime to MyBroward.Broward.org or by calling 311 between the hours of 8AM to 10PM, seven days a week.
State, county, and local officials have issued orders regulating the operation of various businesses, as well as providing health and safety precautions that must be followed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are links to the orders issued by the State, County and City of Hollywood.
Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-22 on July 17, 2020, and subsequent Emergency Order 20-23 and Emergency Order 20-24, implementing restrictions to help prevent large social gatherings, house parties, street parties and other activities that are contributing to the community spread of the virus. The orders establish restrictions on private gatherings, vacation rentals, restaurants, and gyms and fitness centers.
Here is a summary of Emergency Order 20-22 & 20-23 and 20-24. For more information, please read the complete orders and all attachments:
Private Gatherings – Private gatherings at a residential property, single-family or otherwise, indoors and/or outdoors, are limited to no more than 10 individuals. Persons present at such gatherings shall be individually liable for violations of this Order and subject to civil and criminal penalties. The owner(s) of the residential property are also liable for violations that occur on their property, whether or not they are in residence or on site at the time of the violation. Residents of any private residential property, whether they own or rent, must ensure all persons on their property comply with the guidelines, subject to civil and criminal penalties. Per Emergency Order 20-23, residents, however, shall not be liable for facial covering violations of the their guests.
Vacation Rentals – Except for renters performing military, emergency, governmental, health, or infrastructure response to the COVI 0-19 pandemic, or persons primarily engaged in non-vacation commercial activities, short term vacation rentals are asked to consider not accepting reservations from COVID-19 hot spots. All properties must provide local COVID-19 guidance for guests. Broward County has a dedicated webpage that includes local information at broward.org/coronavirus. Click here for additional information about operation requirements of vacation rentals.
Restaurant Operations – Ordering food or beverage from a bar counter is strictly prohibited. Restaurant patrons must order and consume food and drinks at a table, following all other requirements as outlined in previously issued operating guidelines.
Effective August 21, 2020, highlights of Emergency Order 20-24 include the following for restaurants:
Gym and Fitness Center Operations – All persons shall wear a facial covering at all times while using or visiting a gym or fitness center, including while exercising.
Signage Requirements – Owners, operators and landlords of commercial property at which any retail, restaurant or food establishment is located must ensure compliance by those establishments with the signage requirements of Emergency Order 20-17, and must also ensure the required signage is conspicuously posted in common areas of the property such as mall entrances, food courts and hallways. See Printable Signage
The City of Hollywood is requiring the wearing of facial coverings anytime an individual is outside the boundaries of their residential property or in common areas of multi-family residential properties (see Hollywood EO 2020-06). In addition, Broward County Emergency Order 20-20 and Emergency Order 20-21 regulate facial coverings and restrict business operations. Please read the orders for additional information.
Please be sure to review the emergency orders in place, as there will be strict enforcement and violators of the Facial Covering orders may be subject to fines, civil and/or criminal penalties.
All Executive Orders Issued by the Governor
All Broward County Emergency Orders and Declarations
Temporary Closure of Hollywood Beach - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 2020-07
Required Public Use of Facial Coverings - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 2020-06
Lifting Hollywood Beach Use Restrictions - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-05
Restricted Use of Hollywood Beach - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-04
Temporary Cafe Zone Order - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-03
Facial Covering Order - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-02
Safer at Home City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-01
City Services Available Online - Public access to City Hall and several other City facilities is currently suspended. Customers are encouraged to use the many services available online.
Important Notice Regarding Impacts to Solid Waste, Recycling and Commingled Collections
City of Hollywood solid waste and commingled collections vendor, Waste Pro USA, has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Several Waste Pro crew members have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been under quarantine, which has resulted in service impacts City-wide. Until further notice, customers may experience temporary delays in recycling and commingled (Bulk & Yard Waste) collections.The City of Hollywood Department of Public Works would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding during these unusual circumstances. Staff will continue to monitor the situation as they work to ensure service collections, with their primary focus on weekly garbage collections. This focus is to maintain the health, safety and sanitation of our community.For questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Works at 954.967.4526.
All beaches in Broward County, including Hollywood Beach, are open under Broward County Emergency Order 20-14. All persons using the beaches in Broward must comply with the requirements in place. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in penalties (civil or criminal) for violators and require beaches in Broward County be re-closed. The City shall apply and enforce all restrictions pertaining to Hollywood Beach as set forth in Broward County Emergency Order 20-14 and Attachment 15 - Beaches In Broward County Limited Reopening Guidelines. Additionally, the City of Hollywood has issued Hollywood Emergency Order 2020-06 requiring the wearing of facial coverings anytime an individual is outside their private residence (see the order for permitted exceptions).
Those visiting parks and recreational facilities must follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Florida Department of Health as well as the requirements of State, County and Local Emergency Orders including, physical distancing of six feet minimum and wearing a facial covering at all times unless engaged in exercise such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc. If a physical distance of six feet from others is not possible when exercising, a facial covering must be worn. A facial covering must be available to show upon request by local authorities. Do not gather in groups of more than 10 individuals. Park and Facility patrons must not enter a park or recreational facility if they have COVID 19 symptoms or have been exposed within the past 14 days. No group gatherings or events at this time. Please bring your own water for yourself and your pets, water fountains are not available at this time.
The following fields are open for organized sports, so long as the activity is part of an established athletic league or part of and organized program. League or program must provide health guidelines to department prior to use. Permits are required.
The following community centers will remain open solely to operate the Learning Pods/Aftercare Programs.. No other activities will take place at these centers.
The following community centers are open soley for Sunshine Learning Pods/Aftercare Program:
The Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Community Center is open for Barry University Program only, Room 11.
The following parks are open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for passive use only. Passive use includes walking, biking, running and individual enjoyment of the natural surroundings, unless otherwise noted below. No groups larger than 10 people, playground, or active organized team sports allowed. Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. No access to restrooms or water fountains.
Outdoor basketball courts are open for individual use. No multiplayer games or pick-up games permitted and physical distancing must be maintained at all times. No groups of more than 10, includes those on court and waiting for a court
Paddleball courts are open for singles play with only two people allowed per court allowed. No multiplayer games. Physical distancing is required off court. No groups of more than 10, includes those on court and waiting for a court.
Pickleball courts are open for singles and doubles play. Physical distancing is required off court. No groups of more than 10, includes those on court and waiting for a court.
Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Singles and doubles play.
Hollywood Marina - 700 Polk StreetMarina Boat Ramp is operating under normal hours, 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.Holland Park - 801 Johnson StreetBoat ramps open for normal operations. Observation Tower is now closed. Please follow physical distancing requirements.Ramp hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Once the parking area reaches capacity, the ramps will be closed.)
The Community Garden at Oak Lake requires anyone working in the garden to wear a mask.
No tours, lessons or private engagements at this time.
The ArtsPark Artists in Residence are accepting individual and groups of less than 10 for classes and instruction.
Contact artists directly for more information and upcoming classes:
Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. One person per element and no more than 10 people in the skate park at a time.
Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. City-maintained dog parks will be open for individual use, no groups or walkers. Physical distancing is required. Owners should bring water with them as the facility water fountains WILL NOT be operational.
Hollywood Dog Beach (the area of the beach between Pershing and Custer Streets) is now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All users must have daily or six month pass. Patrons must follow physical distancing when in park. Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. Please bring your own water. Drinking fountain and showers are not available.. Permits can be purchased at Dog Beach only during operations hours at this time. Credit cards only. Hollywood Dog Beach is only the area located between Pershing and Custer Streets on Hollywood Beach during designated days/times.
The Driftwood Community Pool, located at 3000 N 69th Avenue is currently closed to swimming due to COVID-19.
For the current status of the pool and information on classes, contact the pool at 954.967.4644
Pavilion rentals are available for only parties less than 10. Pavilions must be rented in advance, no walk up rentals allowed. Visitors must adhere to physical distancing and must wear facial cover at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. Venues will be limited to 1 rental per day. Only pavilions listed below are available for rental. Rental times are 4 hours maximum. All other pavilions remain closed at this time. Please call 954.921.3404 to reserve a pavilion.
These facilities will be cleaned and sanitized twice daily, seven days a week per CDC guidelines. Please, only one customer at a time inside the restroom facility. Families are allowed to go in together.
City of Hollywood Public Works crews unlock and sanitizes with 70% alcohol each morning. Between 11:00 a.m. and noon crews clean and sanitize again. In the afternoon the Community Redevelopment Agency third party vendor cleans every hour. They are also taking extra measures to sanitize each facility. The facilities are cleaned one last time before the doors are locked for the evening. The crews start that final cleaning and closing process at 9:00 p.m.
Florida Department of Health in Broward County, in partnership with the City of Hollywood, is hosting a free COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site on Tuesday through Saturday at the Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in West Hollywood from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For a list of state-supported COVID-19 testing sites and more information on what to know prior to visiting a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, please visit https://floridadisaster.org/covid19/testing-sites/.