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Coronavirus Drive-Thru Testing Site At

C.B. Smith Park

City of Hollywood COVID-19 Update

Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida National Guard soldiers and airmen, with the collaboration of Memorial Healthcare System, state, county and local agencies, have opened a COVID-19 drive-thru Community-Based Testing Site. The site is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at C.B. Smith Park, 900 N Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines, with only the main gate available for entrance into the park. Tests will be provided only to those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and meet the following criteria:

• First Responders who are symptomatic. This includes policemen, firemen, medical staff and essential staff that support the management agencies working toward keeping the citizens of Florida safe and informed. (Must bring ID)

• People aged 65 or older, with COVID-19 symptoms and chronic conditions. (Must bring ID)

• Individuals who meet the testing criteria: symptomatic, have traveled on an international cruise, by air or from an affected geographic area, or are immune compromised with symptoms. (Must bring ID)

• Individuals who meet the testing criteria: symptomatic, have traveled on an international cruise, by air or from an affected geographic area, or are immune compromised with symptoms. (Must bring ID)

COVID-19 Public Information Line
If you have questions regarding the City's COVID-19 response, a special public information line will be staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number to call is 954.967.4362.

Effective as of 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th in the City of Hollywood, the following closures were mandated through and including Thursday, April 16, 2020:

Bars, Pubs, Nightclubs, Cocktail Lounges Closed
All bars, pubs, nightclubs, cocktail lounges, breweries, and taverns in the City of Hollywood are closed and must remain closed.

Other Businesses
All gyms, fitness centers, fitness studios, dance studios, and gymnasiums are closed. This does not apply to gyms or fitness centers that are an amenity of a hotel or office building and which have a capacity of 10 persons or less, or are an amenity of a residential building.

All dance halls, movie theaters, banquet halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, video arcades and other like entertainment facilities and businesses, including but not limited to those contained within a hotel or other enclosed facility or structure, are closed.

Additional Restrictions
All public gatherings of any type, whether organized or otherwise, of greater than 10 persons are prohibited. Grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, banks, credit unions, financial institutions, hardware stores, auto supply stores, hospitals, healthcare and medical facilities, pharmacies, drug stores, medical supply stores and companies, land or facilities owned or managed by Broward County, the Broward County School Board, the South Broward Hospital District, the State of Florida, and the Federal Government are exempt from this regulation.

Public Access to City Hall and City Buildings
Customer Services will be provided online and by phone, residents can access a number of services online at For the health and safety of our employees and residents, access to City Hall and City Buildings is not available to the public through Friday, April 3, 2020. Many services are available on a modified basis via telephone and online. The following City operations continue:

• Public Safety and Emergency Services
• Public Works/Sanitation Services
• Public Utilities/Water and Wastewater Services
• Customer Service (online and by phone)
• Building Department Permitting and Inspection Services
• Administration, City Attorney, City Clerk, Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, Budget, Communications, Economic Development
• Parks Maintenance & Security

Request for Donations of N95 Respirator Protective Devices
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization has declared a global shortage of N95 respirator protective devices, which are typically used by first responders and those in healthcare industry to filter airborne particles. N95 masks are considered an essential tool in the healthcare industry as they block almost 95% of all microbes. These masks are often used by dentists, ophthalmologists and construction workers on job sites. Vice President Mike Pence has requested construction companies who may have a stockpile of masks to consider donating them to help protect our healthcare workers. To learn how you can donate your supply of N95 masks, please email Lissette Dominguez ( in the City of Hollywood’s Development Services Division or call 954.921.3335 ext. 6610.

Other South Florida Location Open
Miami Gardens: The state of Florida drive-thru testing site in the east parking lot at Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, opened Sunday morning for first-responders only. Testing is open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday to first responders and healthcare workers, which includes firefighters, law enforcement and corrections workers, and medical staff. The site will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for those who are 65 or older and who have COVID-19 symptoms and all first responders and healthcare workers, who do not need to be symptomatic to be tested. Nurses will screen people for eligibility and those who don’t meet the criteria will be turned away. Test results will be available in about 48 to 72 hours.

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