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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Weekend Advisory: Deerfield Beach Observes Stay-at-Home Order

As the City prepares for the weekend, it is essential to remember that a Stay-at-Home order has been issued to protect residents from the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).  This order has been passed by all 31 Broward County cities with the support of the Broward League of Cities and the Broward County City Manager’s Association. A violation of this order is enforceable and can lead to arrest, fines, or both.

The order to stay at home does not require residents to confine themselves to the interior of their homes. Residents may make use of all exterior portions of their homes, such as patios, porches, yards, and driveways.  Residents may also leave their place of residence and travel to another location in accordance with the following:

  • Essential businesses - Residents and visitors may engage in travel to Essential Businesses and provide minimum basic operations to non-essential businesses as identified in Broward County Emergency Orders 20-01 and 20-02, as further refined in Broward County Emergency Order 20-03. (Go to to see these orders)
  • Emergency assistance.
  • Personal Support Activities - Residents and visitors may travel to and from their homes to care for or support a friend, companion, family member, pet or livestock, support groups, or a vulnerable person.
  • Outdoor Recreational Activities - In areas not otherwise closed by a separate Emergency or Executive Order, residents may engage in outdoor activity and recreation while staying six (6) feet apart from another person or group of people.
  • Religious Activities - Residents and visitors may travel to and from places of worship. Places of worship must comply with Social Distancing Requirements.
  • Government employees and emergency personnel - All first responders, emergency and mental health crisis responders, gang intervention specialists and crisis intervention workers, public health workers, emergency management personnel, emergency dispatchers, law enforcement personnel and related contractors, persons working for emergency service providers, and government employees performing work in the course and scope of their employment are categorically exempt.
  • Public Transit - Available public transit may be used for the above-listed activities.

Please Adhere to the Social Distancing Requirements

  • Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away whenever practicable from another person, excluding immediate family members, caretakers or, household members;

Cover all coughs and sneezes with their elbow or tissue.

Do not shake hands.

Do not enter any public place if the person exhibits any flu or COVID-19 like symptoms and/or has a fever over 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit unless that person is traveling to or from a hospital, doctor’s office, urgent care, walk-in clinic, or pharmacy.

If a person is exhibiting flu or COVID-19 like symptoms or has a fever over 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit and is seeking medical treatment, the person shall first contact their medical provider by phone before appearing at the medical provider’s office.

If a person is exhibiting flu or COVID-19 like symptoms or has a fever over 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit and requires a prescription or a refill thereof and the pharmacy has a drive-thru window and/or delivery service, that person shall utilize the drive-thru window and/or delivery service to receive their medication.

To review Emergency Order 2020-03 and for additional information on COVID-19, visit For additional information, you are encouraged to call the Broward County COVID-19 hotline, 954-357-9500.

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