CORAL SPRINGS, FL - We recognize this year has been difficult for our nation, state and city. We continue to navigate the impacts COVID-19 has had on our community work to further prevent the spread of this deadly disease.

Our nation also bore witness to unspeakable police brutality, which resulted in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. As a result of this brutality, the nation has seen peaceful protest. Sadly, we have also witnessed civil unrest, mostly on the part of agitators. We are proud of the men and women who are committed to protecting our communities. We are also proud of those who want to have their voices heard. The actions of one, are not a reflection of all, but has spawned a movement that cannot be ignored. One of the many moving images from these protests are police officers’ arm and arm or kneeling in prayer with protestors. As your City Commission, we stand in solidarity with those who peacefully protest violence and brutality, we do so in honor of George Floyd.

June marks the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer season. Businesses have slowly opened, which is welcomed relief for our business community and their patrons. We encourage you to support our local business community and shop local.

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As a community, it is important to remember the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to continue to practice proper personal hygiene, remain socially distanced from those outside of your household and wear a face covering when in public places.

During the COVID-19 crisis the City of Coral Springs has strived to keep residents informed and educated about the virus, the potential for community spread and ways to remain safe. We encourage our residents to journal daily interactions with people and places when outside of your household to keep track of who you have been in contact should you contract COVID-19. If you or a family member contract the virus you will be more effective in identifying who you may have spread the virus to and prevent further transmission.

Though this year has been challenging, we continue to celebrate milestones and accomplishments – especially our graduating seniors. Four years ago, you most likely envisioned walking across the stage as your family celebrated your accomplishments – but graduation is more than walking across the stage. Your family has cheered you on for all these years and will continue to do so for many more. The stage and diploma are mere representations of your accomplishments that you will take with you throughout your entire life. Be proud of your accomplishments and excited for what’s to come.

These are the dates for our local high school virtual graduation ceremonies:

Stoneman Douglas, Monday, June 15th at 7:00 p.m.

Coral Glades High School, Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Coral Springs High School, Monday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

Taravella High School, Wednesday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m.

This summer we are taking the time to reimagine our events for next season, so stay tuned and up to date by visiting www.coralsprings.org, following our social media accounts and make sure to text the keyword CORALSPRINGS to 888-777 for important updates.