CITY OPERATIONS UPDATE
For More Information, visit: https://cohb.org/corona
Curfew In Place effective July 17th until August 1st
Broward County is under a curfew from 11PM to 5AM. Exemptions to the curfew include: active duty police, fire rescue, first responders, news media, delivery or transportation drivers, government employees, persons seeking emergency medical care and medical, health care and utility service personnel. Also exempt are individuals traveling to and from their place of employment, returning to their homes after commercial travel, and persons walking their pets within 250 feet of their residence.
Residents are encouraged to participate in the compliance process by reporting violations to MyBroward. 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.
Hallandale Beach Code Enforcement can be contacted at CodeIssue@CoHB.org or (954) 457-1390.
Per Broward County Emergency Order 20-22, all persons who reside in any residential property must ensure all persons on the property, including guests, comply with all Emergency Orders. Owners, Operators and Landlords of Commercial properties must ensure compliance with signage requirements.
Per Broward County Emergency Order 20-22 Individuals in our community have a personal responsibility to adhere to the guidelines and do their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The new Order strongly recommends that any person who tests positive for COVID-19, or who is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, immediately:
Self-isolate to the greatest extent possible and avoid contact with any other person avoid visiting establishments and amenities except when medically necessary avoid use of common areas such as shared kitchens, laundry rooms or recreational facilities, especially in shared housing or multi-housing developments.
Broward County has compiled information on government assistance programs, financial companies, non-profit organizations and utilities willing to help those affected by the Corona Virus.
The Broward County SHIP program provides Rental Assistance for Hallandale Beach residents. To qualify, resident’s ability to pay rent must have been impacted by COVID-19. Funding is available on a first come, first serve basis to qualified residents who have lost their job or had a job reduction, meet household income guidelines, and complete an online orientation here.
A listing of Behavioral and Mental Health Resources is available here.
IRS Tax Relief
The Internal Revenue Service has rolled out Corona Virus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. U.S. residents, who meet requirements, will receive the Economic Impact Payment in April.
State law prohibits an unconscionable increase in the price of essential commodities needed as a direct result of a declared state of emergency. With respect to the COVID-19 declared state of emergency, the following consumer products are currently considered essential commodities: Protective masks and face shields used to protect you from others if you are sick; Sanitizing and disinfecting supplies, such as hand gel, wipes, and disinfectant sprays; All personal protective equipment (PPE), including gowns, booties, gloves, and other protective gear; COVID-19 test kits, swabs and related consumable medical supplies used in administering tests. Are you seeing any of these items being sold at unreasonably excessive prices? Report the store or individual today at the Price Gouging Reporting Form.
Broward County Emergency Management Division encourages residents who are interested in becoming a volunteer for emergencies, to contact one of their County emergency response partners listed here.
Medical/ Prescription Resources
Florida Blue has opened a free line to the Public Emotional Support Help Line at (833) 848-1762.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides resources to help address questions regarding FDA regulated medical products and COVID-19.
Check with your pharmacy if you have prescription medication needs. The State of Florida is now allowing for early refills.
United Spinal is accepting applications for COVID-19 Relief grants of $500 for individuals with SCI/D who are experiencing financial difficulty due to circumstances related to COVID-19.
Testing is available locally at various locations – the criteria for testing is different at each location. For more information visit Broward County Collection Sites and Miami Dade Collection Sites.
The US Department of Health & Human Services has partnered with pharmacy and retail companies to accelerate testing for more Americans in more communities across the country. Find up-to-date information about COVID-19 testing on their new Community-Based Testing page.