CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Broward County is easing more coronavirus restrictions, this time on banquet halls, restaurants, sports gatherings, daycare centers, and apartment and home associations, Mayor Dale V.C. Holness said Friday.

Changes are the result of continued decline in Covid-19 infections, he said. The county’s positivity rate has been under 5 percent for more than two weeks.

The relaxing of restrictions include:

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- Banquet facilities, ballrooms, catering halls, and other event spaces can operate at 50 percent capacity, but no more than 100 people will be allowed in a room. That’s effective Oct. 2.

- Restaurant counters can be used for seating, though no liquor can be sold to patrons in those areas. That’s effective immediately.

- Children under 17 can be together in groups larger than 10 at daycare facilities. That’s effective immediately.

- Restaurants and other food establishments can have billiard and other games in use. That’s effective immediately.

- Residents of apartment complexes and homeowners associations can invite guests, and complexes and associations are no longer required to have attendants on-site while pools are being used. That’s effective immediately.

- Restaurants can have live performers, as long as those performers are at least 10 feet away from patrons, and guests have to wear masks when they are moving about the buildings. That’s effective immediately.

- Non-organized sports at parks are allowed for groups of up to 10 people, though masks must be worn while not playing. That’s effective immediately.


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