PARKLAND, FL- Broward County has issued another Emergency Order Friday in response to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, Florida showed 11,345 new cases. The percent of positive results has ranged from 12.89% to 20.71% over the past 2 weeks and was 14.34% on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

Broward County Emergency Order Details: 

  • Curfew: A new Broward County curfew begins Friday, July 17, 2020 and is effective until August 1, 2020, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Exemptions include: traveling to and from place of employment, returning to homes after commercial travel, and walking pets within 250 feet of residence, active duty police, fire rescue, first responders, news media, delivery or transportation drivers, government employees, persons seeking emergency medical care and medical, health care and utility service personnel. 
  • Private Gatherings: Private gatherings at a residential property, indoors and/or outdoors, are limited to no more than 10 individuals. Individuals at gatherings are liable to violations and subject to civil and criminal penalties. 
  • Restaurant Operations: Ordering must be done at the table, not at bar counter.
  • Gym and Fitness Center Operations: All persons must wear a facial covering/ mask while using or visiting the gym even while exercising.
  • For full details on the Broward County Order, click here

Here are the current numbers as of the latest update on Friday, July 17, 2020:

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Florida has 327,241 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 11,466 since yesterday.  

Broward County has 36,913 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,347 since yesterday.

Parkland has 199 confirmed cases, an increase of 13 since yesterday. 

Coral Springs has 1,433 confirmed cases, an increase of 59 since yesterday. 

Deaths in Florida related to COVID-19: 4,805 an increase of 128 since yesterday.

Broward County to date has had 2,682 (7%) hospitalizations with 477 (1%) deaths due to COVID-19. 

Broward County Hospital Bed Availability: Hospitals have 945 (17.5%)bed availability and 65 (12.7%) adult ICU availability.

The public can report violations of the Emergency Order by calling 311. 

For details on Parkland city, library and park openings, click here.

 

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