PARKLAND, FL- The nighttime curfew for Parkland and the rest of Broward County will be extended through at least Monday to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

County Administrator Bertha Henry signed an order Wednesday extending the curfew from 11 pm to 5 am daily through August 3 in an effort to prevent gatherings that could lead to the infection rate going up.

The existing curfew, which started July 17, was to end on August 1.

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The curfew permits people to travel directly to their place of employment and then return home.

Residents are also allowed to walk their pets within 250 feet of their homes.

Those exempted from the curfew orders are: active duty police, fire rescue, first responders, news media, delivery or transportation drivers, government employees, and those seeking emergency medical care and medical, health care, and utility service personnel.

The new extended curfew also exempts people returning home from one-way travel of more than 100 miles.

 

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