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Broward County Administrator’s Emergency Order 20-18

On June 24, 2020, Broward County’s Administrator Bertha Henry, executed Emergency Order 20-18 imposing additional requirements and delineating enforcement procedures on the guidelines previously imposed by the Emergency Order 20-17 executed on June 12.  Emergency Order 20-17 contained signage requirements for  retail establishments and restaurants.

Emergency Order 20-18 provides that establishments found in violation of any Broward County Emergency  Order shall be subject to immediate shut down for at least 24 hours in which the establishments must review the County’s applicable Emergency Orders, take necessary measures to bring the establishment into compliance, and submit an attestation of compliance using the County’s forms executed under penalty of perjury by the owner, general manager or chief executive officer. Businesses will be subject to a fine of $15,000.00 for any repeated violation.

It is important to note that these Orders , pursuant to Emergency Order 20-12, apply to every nonprofit, retail and commercial establishment and any other facility doing business, providing goods  or services or providing an amenity.

The public  may report violations to the County’s COVID-19 Procedures dialing 311 from any mobile phone or to the regular COVID-19 hotlines: 954-412-7300 in Broward or the Florida Department of Health Hotline at 866-779-6121. Complaints via E-Mail may be submitted to: COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

The Emergency Order 20-18 and the relevant Attestation Form can be accessed HERE.

The complete list and text of Broward County’s COVID-19 Orders can be accessed HERE.