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March 9, 2020 12:06 PM

COVID-19 Info & Updates

New Emergency Order Modifies Some Restrictions

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Broward slowly begins to decline, the County has issued Emergency Order 20-24, effective immediately, which modifies some business restrictions. These modifications, however, could be rescinded if the numbers begin to rise again due to non-compliance.

Highlights of Emergency Order 20-24 include:

Restaurants can now serve customers on-premises until 11PM, extending closing hours by one hour. Billiard tables and similar games must remain closed.
The sale of off-site (to-go) alcohol by restaurants and food establishments is prohibited between 11PM and 5AM. Take-out and delivery of food is still permitted between 11PM and 5AM.

Open containers of alcohol are prohibited between 11PM and 5AM in all areas open to the general public.

Bars, pubs, breweries, billiard halls and clubs, and cocktail lounges which derive more than 50% of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages must remain closed.

As we approach the Labor Day holiday weekend and expect visitors from around the country, it is even more important that residents remain vigilant by staying home when possible, not participating in large parties (social gatherings of more than 10 people), continuing to wash hands frequently, wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing, all of which are mandated under current Emergency Orders.

Residents are reminded that while the numbers have started heading downward, they are still not where they need to be and now is not the time to let our guard down. "We are working hard to bring the positivity rate down in Broward County so that schools, businesses and the economy can reopen safely," said County Administrator Bertha Henry, "but we can’t do it alone. Everyone must do their part to help bring the numbers down during this public health, economic and social crisis."

Residents are urged to visit Mybroward.Broward.org or call 311 to anonymously report violations.

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Latest Update:

August 27, 2020 10:38 AM

Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-24

Effective immediately, this Order modifies some business restrictions including restaurant closing hours and adds alcohol sales restrictions. For the full language of the order click:

EO 20-24

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August 27, 2020 10:35 AM

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program

The City of Deerfield Beach is committed to helping to provide resources to City residents who are financially impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City created the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Program. This program is meant to encourage businesses and individuals who have the financial ability to assist families through donations. The donations received will be used to provide financial assistance for utility payments (electricity, water, and natural gas) to Deerfield Beach families impacted by financial hardships during this pandemic.

Donations can be made by mailing a check to the City of Deerfield Beach, Financial Services Department, Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program, 150 NE 2 Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.

Once funding is available, the Utility Assistance Application will be available to City residents. Financial assistance will be provided directly to service providers for past due payments. If you are a resident in need of financial assistance, please contact Suzan Scott at 954-480-6420.

For additional information, contact Vickki Placide-Pickard at 954-571-2675 and/or vpickard@dfb.city.

August 27, 2020 10:32 AM

Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance for DFB Residents Impacted by COVID-19

On Monday, August 17, 2020, the City of Deerfield Beach will begin accepting Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance Applications to income-eligible city residents affected by COVID-19 due to job loss or pay-cuts.

The program will provide a one-time payment of up to $5,000 per household for past due rental or mortgage and utility costs. The program is funded through Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV), $406,320, and State Housing Initiatives Partnership Coronavirus Relief Funds (SHIP-CRF), $307,500. The one-time assistance will be in the form of a grant and does not require repayment.

The program is available to low to moderate-income residents that meet the income criteria as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. To see the income chart and get information on how to apply click link: