beach,Fl- Broward County enacts new requirements in Emergency order.

New County Requirements for Restaurants & Retail
Order requires retail establishments & restaurants to post signage containing info about social distancing & facial coverings, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read msg: #StayStrongDFB #DeerfieldBeach




WHEREAS, COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by a virus that spreads rapidly
from person to person and may result in serious illness or death, constitutes a clear and
present threat to the lives, health, welfare, and safety of the people of Broward County;
WHEREAS, on March 1, 2020, Governor Desantis declared a Public Health
Emergency as a result of COVID-19, and on March 9, 2020, Governor Desantis issued
Executive Order 20-52, declaring a State of Emergency as a result of COVID-19;
WHEREAS, on March 10, 2020, I declared a Local State of Emergency;
WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the
spread of COVID-19 to be a global pandemic;
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency
concerning COVID-19;
WHEREAS, to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the United States Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and the Florida State Department of Health
recommend implementation of community mitigation strategies to increase containment
of the virus, including cancellation of large gatherings and social distancing of at least
six (6) feet between persons in smaller gatherings;
WHEREAS, on March 10, 2020, the Broward County Board of County
Commissioners authorized me to take any appropriate and necessary action to protect
the health and safety of Broward County residents and visitors in connection with
COVID19, and other emergency powers, including under the state-approved emergency
management plan, had previously been delegated to me (as further outlined below);
Broward County Emergency Order 20-17
WHEREAS, on April 28, 2020, as part of a coordinated effort with the local
municipalities and the adjoining counties, I reopened certain parks, golf courses, and
other recreational facilities in Broward County pursuant to the guidelines in Broward
County Emergency Order 20-08, as amended by Broward County Emergency
Order 20-09;
WHEREAS, beginning on April 29, 2020, Governor Desantis issued a series of
Executive Orders, including Executive Orders 20-112, 20-120, and 20-123, establishing
Phase 1 of a step-by-step plan for Florida’s recovery (initially excluding Broward,
Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties) and permitting certain additional activities for
WHEREAS, on May 14, 2020, Governor Desantis issued Executive Order 20-122
permitting Broward and Miami-Dade Counties to participate in the Phase 1 reopening;
WHEREAS, beginning on May 21, 2020, I have issued a series of Emergency
Orders including Emergency Orders 20-12, 20-13, 20-14, and 20-15, which outline the
establishments currently permitted to operate in Broward County and incorporate
guidelines and requirements for safe operations for opened businesses, amenities, and
services; and
WHEREAS, in order to increase public awareness of the safety and sanitation
measures required to protect public health, I find that requiring retail establishments and
restaurants to post signage containing information regarding sanitization, social
distancing, and facial covering requirements will increase compliance with applicable
guidelines, further mitigating the spread of COVID-19,
Broward County Emergency Order 20-17
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bertha Henry, the Broward County Administrator, pursuant
to my emergency authority under Sections 8-53 and 8-56 of the Broward County Code of
Ordinances, as well as the authority granted to me by the Declaration of Emergency
issued by Governor Desantis in Executive Order 20-52, by Chapter 252, Florida Statutes,
by the Board of County Commissioners, and by the Broward County Comprehensive
Emergency Management Plan, hereby order as follows:
Section 1. Signage
Requirements for Retail and Restaurant
All establishments required to comply with Attachment 2 (Restaurants and Food
Establishments) or Attachment 3 (Retail Establishments), as applicable, of EO 20-12, as
amended, must conspicuously post signage in compliance with this Emergency Order 20-
17. The signage requirements of this Emergency Order also apply to any mixed-use
establishments that have a retail or food area within the establishment.
Signage requirements are as follows:
A. Restaurants and Food Establishments must post the signage attached
hereto designated “Restaurants and Food Establishments Required Signage”
(also available for download at
B. Retail Establishments must post the signage attached hereto designated
Retail Establishments Required Signage (also available for download at
C. Signage required in subsections A. and B. above must be:
1. At least 8½” x 11″ in size, but larger if possible (each sign);
Broward County Emergency Order 20-17
Printed in color when possible;
Posted in multiple language versions available at
www. brow a rd. org/Corona Virus/Pages/genera I Declarations. aspx ( at a
minimum, English, Creole, and Spanish); and
4. Placed conspicuously for easy visibility throughout the
establishment, including at all entry points.
Section 2. Applicability; Severability.
This Emergency Order supersedes and replaces any contrary provision in any
prior Broward County Emergency Order. Except as superseded, all Broward County
Emergency Orders remain in full force and effect. This Emergency Order applies to
incorporated and unincorporated areas within Broward County, but has no application
outside of Broward County. The provisions of this Emergency Order shall serve as
minimum standards, and municipalities within Broward County may establish more
stringent standards within their jurisdictions, to the extent permitted by law. Any
provision(s) within this Emergency Order that (i) conflict(s) with any state or federal law
or constitutional provision, or (ii) conflict(s) with or are superseded by a current or
subsequently-issued Executive Order of the Governor or the President of the United
States solely to the extent such Executive Order (a) expressly preempts the substance of
this Emergency Order or (b) imposes stricter closures than set forth herein, shall be
deemed inapplicable and deemed to be severed from this Emergency Order, with the
remainder of the Emergency Order remaining intact and in full force and effect. To the
extent application of some or all of the provisions of this Emergency Order is prohibited
on the sovereign land of a federally or state recognized sovereign Indian tribe, such
application is expressly excluded from this Emergency Order.
Broward County Emergency Order 20-17
Section 3. Effective Date; Duration.
This order shall be effective as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020. This
Emergency Order shall expire upon the expiration of the existing State of Local
Emergency, as same may be extended by subsequent order or declaration, unless earlier
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