PARKLAND, FL- As South Florida prepares for reopening the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida increased over 5600 in the past week. According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health, there are 44,811 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1964 deaths in Florida. Parkland remains at 25 confirmed cases with no new cases in over two weeks. Coral Springs had 23 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in the past week with a total of 240. Broward County numbers increased by 361 cases this past week, its lowest incline in several weeks. In all, Broward County has 6049 total cases, the second largest number in the state behind Miami-Dade's 15,190 cases. 

Broward County moves to Phase 1 of reopening on Monday, May 18, 2020. Parkland will follow the county's plan and allow restaurants to operate at 50% capacity while following the CDC guidelines of face coverings worn in public and staying 6 feet away from others. Outdoor seating can be expanded or added subject to City Approval.

Hair and Nail salons are also permitted to open while operating under the CDC guidelines and safety precautions. 

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Pools, gyms/ fitness centers and golf courses in homeowners associations can reopen Monday while operating at no greater than 50% capacity. 

Parkland Parks continue to be open for passive use only. For details on park openings click here