CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Come Monday, Coral Springs restaurants, professional businesses, personal services, and retail shops will be allowed to re-open under restrictive guidelines related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
In addition, the city’s aquatic center will open up again as well as bathrooms in city parks.
Coral Springs officials provided a statement on Friday with guidelines on what residents can expect as they shop, go to work, and move about the city.
Business guidelines for residents:
- Businesses are required to have employees wear a mask or face covering.
- Restaurants must limit indoor capacity to 50%; outdoor seating is preferred. All table seating must be 6-feet apart. Restaurants and food establishments are permitted to operate at 50% occupancy indoors. Seating indoors and outdoors must be spaced 6-feet apart. Restaurants should provide disposable or digital menus, that are sanitized after each use.
- Buffets and bars remain closed.
- Employees must wear face coverings and masks. Food preparers are encouraged to wear gloves.
- All personal services (ex: hair and nail salons) are required to operate by appointment only, allowing 15 minutes in between customers to allow for proper sanitation. Employees and customers must wear a face covering or mask.
- Retail stores are limited to 50% capacity. Customers must wear a facial covering while shopping.
- Recreational activities in housing complexes may open (ex: HOA gyms and pools)
Additional City Re-openings
- Restrooms in our city parks will open during park hours (8 a.m. until dusk).
- The Aquatic Complex will open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. only for lap swim in short course lanes, one swimmer per lane. Must pre-register.
- Masks must be worn at all times when not in the pool.
- Locker rooms will not be available; swimmers must arrive and leave in swimsuit.
- For additional questions regarding the Aquatic Complex, call 954-345-2121.
- Mullins Pool and Cypress Pool remain closed.
- The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department will resume fire safety inspections.
Coral Springs officials also encouraged residents not to let their guard down.
“The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to practice proper personal hygiene, remain socially distanced from those outside of your household and wear a face covering. The purpose of the face cover is to protect others, should you be a carrier of the virus,” the statement said.
Residents are reminded to:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public space, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water is not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home.
- Stay at least 6 feet from other people (outside of your household) and avoid gathering in groups. Face-covering is not a substitute for social distancing.
- Frequently clean and disinfect hard surfaces.
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