PARKLAND, FL- Parkland has officially joined the "shelter in place" position that many American cities are mandating in recent days. What began as an effort by the city of San Francisco to immediately stop growth of the coronavirus pandemic has quickly become a familiar mandate by cities and towns across the country.

Mayor Christine Hunschofsky eloquently, yet directly, said "At this time, given there is evidence of community spread in Broward County, it is important that each one of us takes the medical experts’ directives seriously and takes the necessary precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19. The actions each one of us takes today will prevent the hospitals from being overloaded and overwhelmed and will save lives."

The Shelter-In-Place mandate by Parkland City Manager Nancy Morando is a City-wide Emergency Order for all residents to shelter in place effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The order applies to all residents of the City of Parkland, but does allow for travel for emergency assistance, travel to and from essential businesses (as defined in Broward County Emergency Order 2020-01 https://bit.ly/3ad4qfU and 2020-02 https://bit.ly/3duCGFx), and travel to and from personal support activities, in support of essential businesses, and other limited exceptions. For the full language of the order visit: https://bit.ly/2UjF6iF