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March 11, 2020 9:00 AM

COVID-19 Update for Wilton Manors

Updated May 26, 2020

Please join us for our “Virtual” City Commission meeting tonight at 7 p.m.

PUBLIC ACCESS TO THIS VIRTUAL MEETING CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED AS FOLLOWS:

Join meeting by live stream Zoom Video Communications by visiting:
https://wiltonmanors.zoom.us/j/98701344829
Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799

Webinar ID: 987 01344 4829

Any member of the public wishing to comment publicly on any matter may participate by:

- Submitting Public Comment via email: PRIOR to the start of the meeting, submit comments by email to publiccomment@wiltonmanors.com. Please include your name and address in the email. All comments submitted by email comment length shall be, if read orally, three (3) minutes or less. Public Comment received by 6pm prior to the start of the meeting will be read into the record by the Clerk. All other comments submitted by email prior to the start of the meeting shall be made a part of the public record.

- Participating in Meeting: Log-in to Zoom via browser, app or phone. During Public Comment portion of the agenda use Raise Hand feature to be called on. Raise Hand feature can be activated by selecting the icon. If you are on app on phone, icon is on the bottom of your screen. If you are on a tablet, icon is on the top right of your screen. If you are on a PC or laptop, icon is on the bottom of the screen. If you are calling in to the meeting, Dial *9.

Delivery of any documents for the commission relating to public comment can be sent to publiccomment@wiltonmanors.com. If received by 6 p.m. prior to the meeting, the document will be provided to the commission and will be made a part of the permanent record. If received after 6 p.m. the documents will be provided to the Commission the next business day.

If you do not have access, or need accommodations, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (954) 390-2123.

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Updated May 21, 2020

Broward County Administrator Issues Emergency Order 20-12
On Thursday, May 21, 2020 the County Administrator issued Emergency Order 20-12 consolidating directives contained in several previous Orders and clarifying business and resident responsibilities for adherence to social distancing, facial covering, and sanitation requirements as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, the Order provides operational and sanitation guidelines for the following businesses and amenities:
- Movie Theaters
- Parks in Broward County
- Boating and Marine Activities
- Golf Courses
- Pool Decks, Pools, and Other Residential Recreational Amenities In Housing Developments
To view the specific guidelines for restaurants, retail establishments, museums, and other businesses and amenities, visit http://wiltonmanors.com/729/Coronavirus-Updates.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline and Call Center Closed for Memorial Day
Please note that the COVID-19 Hotline and the Broward County Call Center will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day. The Hotline and 311 will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

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Updated May 12, 2020

Virtual City Commission Meeting May 12 at 7 p.m.
Please join us for our “Virtual” City Commission meeting tonight at 7 p.m. To watch and listen to the meeting, join via Zoom by visiting https://wiltonmanors.zoom.us/j/94454304598 (or) join via phone by calling (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location) + 1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799. The Webinar ID is 944 5430 4598.

Public Comments
Any member of the public wishing to comment publicly on any matter may participate in the following ways:
- Submitting Public Comment via email: PRIOR to the start of the meeting, submit comments by email to publiccomment@wiltonmanors.com. Please include your name and address in the email. All comments submitted by email comment length shall be, if read orally, three (3) minutes or less. Public comments received by 6 p.m. prior to the start of the meeting will be read into the record by the Clerk. All other comments submitted by email prior to the start of the meeting shall be made a part of the public record.
- Participating in the Meeting: Log-in to Zoom via browser, app or phone. During Public Comment portion of the agenda use Raise Hand feature to be called on. Raise Hand feature can be activated by selecting the icon. If you are on app on phone, icon is on the bottom of your screen. If you are on a tablet, icon is on the top right of your screen. If you are on a PC or laptop, icon is on the bottom of the screen. If you are calling in to the meeting, Dial *9.
Delivery of Documents
- Delivery of any documents for the commission relating to public comment can be sent to publiccomment@wiltonmanors.com. If received by 6 p.m. prior to the meeting, the document will be provided to the commission and will be made a part of the permanent record. If received after 6 p.m. the documents will be provided to the Commission the next business day.

If you do not have access, or need accommodations, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (954) 390-2123. To view the agenda for tonights Virtual City Commission Meeting, visit: http://bit.ly/WMCommissionAgendas

Virtual Town Hall with Broward Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie
Senator Perry E. Thurston, Jr. will host a Virtual Town Hall with Superintendent Runcie on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 7:15 p.m. on Facebook Live. The two will discuss several topics that are currently impacting our children. Viewers are encouraged to ask questions during the livestream. To view the Virtual Town Hall on Facebook Live, visit: https://bit.ly/WMBrowardSchoolsVirtualTownHall
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Updated May 9, 2020

Virtual City Commission Meeting: May 12, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Please join us for our “Virtual” City Commission meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7 p.m. To watch and listen to the meeting, join via Zoom by visiting https://wiltonmanors.zoom.us/j/94454304598 (or) join via phone by calling (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location) + 1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799. The Webinar ID is 944 5430 4598.

Public Comments
Any member of the public wishing to comment publicly on any matter may participate in the following ways:
- Submitting Public Comment via email: PRIOR to the start of the meeting, submit comments by email to publiccomment@wiltonmanors.com. Please include your name and address in the email. All comments submitted by email comment length shall be, if read orally, three (3) minutes or less. Public comments received by 6 p.m. prior to the start of the meeting will be read into the record by the Clerk. All other comments submitted by email prior to the start of the meeting shall be made a part of the public record.
- Participating in the Meeting: Log-in to Zoom via browser, app or phone. During Public Comment portion of the agenda use Raise Hand feature to be called on. Raise Hand feature can be activated by selecting the icon. If you are on app on phone, icon is on the bottom of your screen. If you are on a tablet, icon is on the top right of your screen. If you are on a PC or laptop, icon is on the bottom of the screen. If you are calling in to the meeting, Dial *9.
- Delivery of Documents
Delivery of any documents for the commission relating to public comment can be sent to publiccomment@wiltonmanors.com. If received by 6 p.m. prior to the meeting, the document will be provided to the commission and will be made a part of the permanent record. If received after 6 p.m. the documents will be provided to the Commission the next business day. If you do not have access, or need accommodations, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (954) 390-2123.

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Updated May 7, 2020

Virtual Town Hall: Meeting with Mayors and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Local Update
Wilton Manors Vice Mayor Tom Green will join Senator Perry Thurston, Senator Gary Farmer, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, and Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers for a Virtual Town Hall on Facebook Live tonight at 6:30 p.m. The leaders will discuss local COVID-19 actions and resources. To watch the town hall live, visit: https://bit.ly/WMVirtualTownHall5720

Broward County to Offer Mobile and In-Home COVID-19 Testing
Broward County, the Florida Department of Health in Broward (FDOH-Broward), American Medical Response (AMR), and Century Ambulance Services (CAS) launched a new mobile and in-home testing program. Residents eligible for the new testing option include homebound elderly or individuals with disabilities who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot leave their homes to access one of the drive-up or walk-up test collection sites. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residents who believe they are eligible for the mobile/in-home testing option should call the Broward County COVID-19 Call Center at (954) 357-9500 for a pre-qualifying assessment. The Call Center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. To learn more, Visit: https://bit.ly/WMCountyMobileTesting

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Updated May 5, 2020

Guidelines Remain in Effect for Wilton Manors Parks and Recreation Areas
While Hagen Park, Mickel Park, and boat ramps are now open for passive activities such as walking, jogging, tennis, and boating, please remember that the following guidelines are in place:
- Parks are to be used for short-interval activities only
- Social gatherings of groups of more than 10 people are not permitted
- All visitors must practice six-feet social distancing and wear a face covering
when social distancing is not possible
- Tennis courts may be used for singles play only
- Limited restroom facilities and water fountains will be open
Please remember that all other Wilton Manors parks remain closed, including dog parks, playgrounds, outdoor fitness zones, and volleyball and basketball courts. If you witness a violation of the above guidelines, please call Wilton Manors Police Department's Non-Emergency Hotline at (954) 390-2150. The after-hours non-emergency hotline is (954) 764-HELP.

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Updated May 2, 2020

Mickel, Hagen Parks and Boat Ramps to Reopen Monday, May 4, 2020
City leaders have prepared an initial plan to reopen city parks in a safe and practical way for park visitors to enjoy green and open space. This plan will eventually progress toward a full range of recreation programs, amenities, and services. Starting Monday, May 4, 2020, Hagen Park, Mickel Park, and all boat ramps will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Please use the parks and open spaces in short-use intervals for passive activities such as walking, jogging, tennis, and boating. Dogs are allowed at Mickel Park.
Guidelines for visiting the parks are as follows:
- All visitors must practice six-feet social distancing and wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible
- Tennis courts may be used for singles play only.
- Limited restroom facilities and water fountains will be open
- Maintenance staff will perform frequent cleanings every two to three hours with extra measures taken to increase sanitation protocols

Overview of Statewide Reopening Plan
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-111, which extends limits on essential businesses and activities as well as the ban on vacation rentals through
Monday, May 4, 2020. Additionally, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-112, which outlines the phased reopening for the state of Florida with the exception of Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties.
- To read Executive Order 20-111 in its entirety, visit: https://bit.ly/ExecutiveOrder20-111
- To read Executive Order 20-112 in its entirety, visit: https://bit.ly/ExecutiveOrder20-112
- To read frequently asked questions regarding Executive Order 20-112, visit: https://bit.ly/ExecutiveOrder20-112FAQ

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Updated Saturday, April 25, 2020

Virtual City Commission Meeting: April 28, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Please join us for our “Virtual” City Commission meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 7 p.m. To watch and listen to the meeting, join via Zoom by visiting https://wiltonmanors.zoom.us/j/97363223351 (or) join via phone by calling (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location) +1 929 205 6099 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782.
The Webinar ID is 973 6322 3351.

Public Comments
Any member of the public wishing to comment publicly on any matter may participate in the following ways:

Submitting Public Comment via email: PRIOR to the start of the meeting, submit comments by email to publiccomment@wiltonmanors.com. Please include your name and address in the email. All comments submitted by email comment length shall be, if read orally, three (3) minutes or less. Public comments received by 6 p.m. prior to the start of the meeting will be read into the record by the Clerk. All other comments submitted by email prior to the start of the meeting shall be made a part of the public record.

Participating in the Meeting: Log-in to Zoom via browser, app or phone. During Public Comment portion of the agenda use Raise Hand feature to be called on. Raise Hand feature can be activated by selecting the icon. If you are on app on phone, icon is on the bottom of your screen. If you are on a tablet, icon is on the top right of your screen. If you are on a PC or laptop, icon is on the bottom of the screen. If you are calling in to the meeting, Dial *9.

Delivery of Documents
Delivery of any documents for the commission relating to public comment can be sent to publiccomment@wiltonmanors.com. If received by 6 p.m. prior to the meeting, the document will be provided to the commission and will be made a part of the permanent record. If received after 6 p.m. the documents will be provided to the Commission the next business day.

If you do not have access, or need accommodations, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (954) 390-2123.
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Updated Thursday, April 23, 2020

New Meal Distribution Schedule for Broward Schools
Starting Monday, April 27, 2020 all District meal distribution sites will begin operating on a new, more convenient schedule, allowing individuals to pick up meals for multiple days at a time. Each of the 51 food distribution sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit the site nearest you for grab-and-go meal service. On Mondays, families will receive meals for the beginning of the week. On Wednesdays, families will receive meals for the remainder of the week. For more information and to view the list of school meals distribution sites in Broward County, visit https://bit.ly/WMBCPSFoodUpdate1

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Updated Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Two Walk-Thru COVID-19 Testing Sites Open in Broward County
The state of Florida has opened its first two walk-thru testing sites, both of which are in Broward County and will administer 200 tests a day. Individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can walk up to the sites to receive a test or can set up an appointment to be tested. One site at The Urban League in Fort Lauderdale (560 N.W. 27th Avenue) will be open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The other site at Mitchell Moore Park in Pompano Beach (901 N.W. 10th Street) will be open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day except Thursday. To make an appointment, call (954) 412-7300.

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Updated Thursday, April 16, 2020

Dispose of Gloves and Face Coverings Properly
Please remember to properly dispose of protective gloves and face coverings after visits to public places such as grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and other essential businesses. Gloves and face coverings should not be left on the ground, on sidewalks, in streets, or in parking lots. They may be contaminated and could potentially pose a risk to workers who have to pick them up. Additionally, if not disposed of properly, gloves and masks are harmful to the environment since they are not biodegradable. If these items are discarded on streets and sidewalks, they could be swept up by the storm drain system, potentially causing drainage problems and polluting our oceans and waterways.

Report Price Gouging
Residents are reminded to be cautious of price gouging and scams during the COVID-19 crisis. If you have experienced price gouging or a scam related to COVID-19, please report it to Florida's Price Gouging Hotline at (866) 9-NO-SCAM (866-966-7226). Violators of the price gouging law are subject to civil penalties of $1,000 per violation and up to a total of $25,000 for multiple violations committed in a single 24-hour period.

To review a full list of items covered under Florida's price gouging laws during the state of emergency, visit https://bit.ly/WMProtectedCommoditiesApril2020.

To report a price gouging incident related to covered items, visit https://bit.ly/WMPriceGougingReportForm.
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Updated Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues New Vacation Rental Order
On Friday, April 10, 2020, State of Florida Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-103, extending the suspension of vacation rentals until April 30, 2020. This Order prohibits the renting of vacation rental properties for less than thirty (30) days unless the individuals renting are persons performing military, emergency, governmental, health or infrastructure response, or travelers engaged in non-vacation commercial activities. To read Executive Order 20-103 in its entirety, visit https://bit.ly/ExecutiveOrder20-103

New Landscaping and Watering Rules in Effect
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) issued an order on water conservation measures with strict guidelines amid recent dry weather conditions. Property owners are to conserve water by:
1. Watering lawns only two days per week between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
2. Applying no more than 3/4-inch to 1 inch of water per week on their lawns and landscapes and only as needed to supplement rainfall.
Please remember the SFWMD has year-round lawn watering restrictions. To read the full list of water conservation rules, visit https://bit.ly/WMWaterConservation2020

Building Permitting Services
The City is now offering building permitting services online. If you need assistance with online building permitting, please call (954) 390-2180 to leave a voicemail or email CDSinfo@wiltonmanors.com. Community Development Services staff is now available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. for contractors and homeowners to pick up ready-to-be-issued building permits through a no contact process. Email Community Development Services staff (lbritt@wiltonmanors.com; ktaylor@wiltonmanor.com; and ctaylor@wiltonmanors.com) to notify them that you will be picking up your permit. At this time, all exterior inspection requests are being scheduled and interior inspection requests are being scheduled on a case-by-case basis. To access the building permitting services online, visit https://bit.ly/WMOnlineBuildingPermitServices
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Updated Saturday, April 11, 2020

Broward County Issues Emergency Order 20-07
Yesterday, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-07, which requires all individuals who are providing essential services to wear a cloth face covering during interactions with the public. The Order also requires customers to wear cloth face coverings when they are in certain public spaces such as grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, and restaurant facilities. Facial coverings should not be worn by children under the age of 2, or by those who have difficulty breathing. To read County Emergency Order 20-07 in its entirety, visit https://bit.ly/WMCountyOrder20-07
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Updated Friday, April 10, 2020

Wilton Manors Issues Emergency Order 20-04
Wilton Manors has issued a Emergency Order 20-04 which advises all residents and visitors to wear a cloth mask in public areas. Emergency Order 20-04 adds mandatory personal protective equipment guidelines to certain public spaces such as grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, and restaurant facilities. These new requirements are applicable to both employees and customers, and also apply to all individuals providing take-out and delivery services in the City of Wilton Manors. Read Emergency Order 20-04 in its entirety by visiting https://www.wiltonmanors.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=105.
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Updated Thursday, April 9, 2020

Florida Unemployment Applications Dispenser
In an effort to assist our community, a dispenser with Florida unemployment applications has been placed outside the Commission Chambers. The forms are available in English, Spanish, and Creole. Individuals seeking unemployment assistance should complete the form and mail it to the address on the form. A number of participating FedEx locations will also accept the completed forms and will mail them to the State’s Unemployment Office at no charge.

No Broward County School Lunches Tomorrow
As a reminder, there will be no school for students tomorrow, Friday, April 10, 2020 and the District will be closed, as it is a scheduled day off. In addition, there will not be meal distributions at the designated school sites. Meal distributions and distance learning will resume on Monday, April 13, 2020. For a full list of Broward County Public Schools food distribution sites, visit https://bit.ly/WMBrowardSchoolsFoodSites

How to Make Your Own Cloth Face Covering
We highly encourage Wilton Manors residents and visitors to wear a cloth mask in public areas. For a quick tutorial on how to make your own at home, view this video from the U.S. Surgeon General: https://youtu.be/tPx1yqvJgf4
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Updated Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Stay Safe While Shopping for Necessities
It is now recommended that visits to the grocery store or pharmacy be limited or avoided as much as possible over the next few weeks. If you must go, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone wear cloth face masks in public areas where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores and pharmacies. Keep these tips in mind when going out for necessities:
1. Make sure you are wearing a mask in public areas, do not touch your face, and wash your hands immediately after completing your shopping.
2. Once your groceries and other items are put away, wash your hands again and wipe down countertops, door handles, and light switches.

New Hours for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Call Center
Beginning today, the Broward County COVID-19 Hotline (954) 357-9500 will accept calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. The hours of operations will mirror the Call Center for the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. Both the County and the Department of Health in Broward call centers will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Milling and Resurfacing on NE 6th Avenue
Milling and resurfacing will begin on the stretch of NE 6th Ave from Wilton Drive to the bridge starting tomorrow, April 8, 2020. The roadwork should be completed by Friday, April 10, 2020.
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Updated Sunday, April 5, 2020

CDC Recommends People Wear Cloth Masks in Certain Public Areas
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending that people should wear cloth face masks in public areas where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., in grocery stores and pharmacies) and where significant community-based transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is occurring. The CDC is basing its recommendation on results from recent studies that show COVID-19 can be spread between people interacting in close proximity to one another even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. To view the CDC's complete recommendation, visit https://bit.ly/cdconmasks

Broward County Closes Pools, Party Rooms, and other Recreational Amenities
Broward County has issued Emergency Order 20-05, closing all commercial and non-commercial recreational amenities including pools, pool decks, party rooms, hot tubs, golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, fitness centers, gymnasiums, and community rooms. The order includes condominium pools and amenities but does not include pools at single-family homes. Specific exceptions to the order include recreational amenities that are: (a) required for the conduct of an essential service, as defined by the Governor’s Executive Order 20-91, as amended; or (b) located on a single family residential lot, a single townhouse unit, or any part of a duplex lot, so long as the recreational amenity is utilized only by the inhabitants of that lot or unit. To read Emergency Order 20-05, visit https://bit.ly/347sFtE

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Updated Friday, April 3, 2020

Broward County Emergency Order 20-05 Issued
Today, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-05 that reinforces the guidelines for limiting public gatherings and adhering to social distancing practices, to further protect residents from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To read Emergency Order 20-05, visit http://bit.ly/BrowardEmergencyOrder20-05

Mortgage Foreclosure and Rent Eviction Notices Deferred for 45-Days
Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-94, which suspends mortgage foreclosures and rental eviction notices for 45-days. While residents are given the 45-day grace period for evictions and foreclosures, the Order does not waive payments altogether. To read Executive Order 20-94, visit http://bit.ly/FloridaExecutiveOrder20-94

CareerSource Broward Virtual Job Fair
CareerSource Broward is hosting a virtual job fair today, April 3, 2020 to connect job seekers with employers who have immediate hiring needs in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The job fair will be open until 11 p.m. tonight, and is free to access from either a mobile device or desktop computer. Access the CareerSource Broward Virtual Job Fair by visiting https://csbdvirtualjobfair.easyvirtualfair.com/
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Updated Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order
Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-91, directing all Florida residents to stay at home and limit interactions to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities. Find the full order by visiting http://bit.ly/WMExecutiveOrder20-91

Broward Schools Closure Extended
At yesterday's Emergency School Board Meeting, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie announced that district school campuses will remain closed through Friday, May 1, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes will continue online through virtual distance learning. Watch the full announcement by visiting http://bit.ly/WMBCPSClosure
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Updated Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Emergency Order 20-04 Issued
Yesterday, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-04 that clearly defines which businesses should be closed and which are considered essential. The Order states that all Broward County golf courses and outdoor movie theaters should close. Additionally, all marinas and boat launches should close with limited exceptions. Real estate sales and title in-person services should only be completed if the agreements were entered into prior to March 22, 2020. Find Emergency Order 20-04 online by visiting https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/Emergency%20Order%2020-04.pdf
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Updated Monday, March 30, 2020

SBA Disaster Webinar
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) joined Administrator Jovita Carranza of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and her team in hosting a webinar on how to connect LGBTQ+ - owned small businesses with emergency capital and resources during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here is the link to SBA Disaster Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=9DhqHIAesRY&feature=emb_logo

COVID-19 Impact on U.S. Restaurants Webinar
The Impact on U.S. Restaurants Webinar is happening on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. and will focus on the impact that COVID-19 closures have had on the restaurant sector. Topics covered will include increasing liquidity, pushing out rent commencement, and how independent and small chains and franchisees are navigating this difficult time. Here is the link to register for the webinar: https://colliers.zoom.us/webinar/register/2015851914113/WN_aYjnigl1RdqNdvb5SWOSVQ

Virtual Job Fair
CareerSource Broward will host a virtual job fair on Friday, April 3, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to help connect job seekers with employers who have immediate hiring needs. The fair will remain open for 14 hours, giving attendees time to access the event multiple times throughout the day. Available positions will include customer service representatives, medical scribes, retail stock associates, cashiers, licensed insurance agents, security guards, and others. There is no cost to participate in the job fair, but pre-registration is required. Here is a link to register for the virtual job fair: https://csbdvirtualjobfair.easyvirtualfair.com/
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Updated Sunday, March 29, 2020

We're All Safer at Home, Not Stuck at Home

Activities You May Still Do:
- Travel to and from work if you are providing essential services
- Go shopping for groceries, pet supplies, and other necessities
- Pick up items from the pharmacy
- Seek medical care for you or your pet that cannot be provided virtually, as long as you call your doctor first
- Order and pick up takeout or drive-thru meals
- Travel to care for or support a family member or friend
- Take a walk, ride your bike, jog and be outdoors for exercise as long as you maintain at least six feet distance between you and others
- Assist someone in going to get necessary supplies

Activities You Should Avoid:
- Gathering with friends and family if there is not an urgent need
- Getting within 6 feet of distance from others when you are outdoors for exercise or recreation
- Going to a hospital, nursing home, skilled nursery facility, or other residential care facility to visit loved ones, with exceptions listed by each facility
- Any type of travel except for picking up household items or medical care that is absolutely necessary

Reminder About Common Areas
Please avoid congregating around common areas in apartment complexes. If you would like to enjoy the community pool, be careful to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
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Updated Friday, March 27, 2020

Wilton Manors joined all 31 cities in Broward County in issuing Emergency Orders with Safer-At-Home policies. The two overarching goals of Emergency Order are to one, further protect our residents, and two, better ensure we are doing all we can to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Emergency Order 2020-003, orders residents to remain at home and to refrain from engaging in nonessential activities. Travel in Wilton Manors is restricted to visiting essential businesses only, including but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, healthcare providers, gas stations, and childcare facilities. Residents may also support restaurants offering drive-thru, delivery, and take-out services. Travel and similar activities to obtain assistance from law enforcement, fire-rescue, or other emergency services are also exempt.

Here's the link to City of Wilton Manors Emergency Order 20-003:
https://files.constantcontact.com/376cec80401/dc6d798a-7e21-43da-9c49-e0c75d221d28.pdf
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Updated Thursday, March 26, 2020

Broward County Strongly Advises Residents to Stay Home
Today, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-03. Emergency Order 20-03 enacts a "Safer at Home" policy. All Broward County residents are strongly advised to remain home other than to engage in essential activities that are listed as exemptions.
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Updated Wednesday, March 25, 2020

CB Smith Park Testing Center Pre-Registration Requirements
A new pre-registration process has been established to reduce wait time and optimize capacity at the CB Smith Park COVID-19 Drive Thru Collection site. Individuals will be able to complete required screening criteria ahead of time before arriving at the testing site.

The COVID-19 Test Collection Site reservation line is (954) 276- 4680. The phone line is open daily (seven days a week) from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Everyone who calls to register and meets the criteria for testing will be provided a confirmation number and a pre-packet will be waiting for them upon arrival.

If multiple individuals are coming for testing in one car, each person must have their identification and must be pre-registered. Please note, this site is strictly for test collection, and no medical treatment will be available.

You should call to register if you meet the following criteria:
- First responders: (essential personnel) police, fire-rescue, and hospital workers who are symptomatic
- 65 years or older with chronic conditions and symptomatic
- Individuals who meet the testing criteria: symptomatic, have travelled internationally by cruise or air or from an affected region
- Immune compromised and symptomatic
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Updated Tuesday, March 24, 2020

East Neighborhood Association (ENA) Yard Sale
The scheduled ENA neighborhood yard sale has been canceled.

New Transit Rules in Effect
Yesterday, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-02, which closed county owned parks and implemented schedule changes and activities to support social distancing for bus riders.

Broward County Transit (BCT) asks the public to limit their use of bus and Paratransit services to essential travel only, and that riders comply with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). BCT is rigorously cleaning the buses nightly and doing supplemental cleanings throughout the day, including disinfecting high-contact areas such as poles, hanging straps, handrails, and seats.

BCT will also implement the following social distancing measures, until further notice:

• Beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, customers will enter and exit the bus only via the rear doors, except for customers who require use of the wheelchair ramp, which will remain available at the front door.

• Also beginning March 24, bus fare collections will be temporarily suspended on all bus services, including TOPS Paratransit.

• Beginning Saturday, March 28, 2020, BCT will operate a Saturday schedule daily, Monday through Saturday; Limited Stop (or “Breeze”) service will be eliminated, and Express buses will operate on 30-minute schedules. Sunday schedules will remain unchanged.
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Updated Monday, March 23, 2020
What do I do if I think I may have been exposed to COVID-19?
If you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call Florida Department of Health – Broward County hotline at (954) 357-9500 before traveling to any health care facility. Call takers can also conduct an over-the-phone pre-screening for testing eligibility. The call center is accepting calls from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7-days a week.

For future updates on COVID-19, visit FloridaHealth.gov or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov.
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Updated Friday, March 20, 2020

City Parking Fees and Fines Suspended
As of today, all parking fees and fines for city metered parking spaces and lots will be suspended until further notice.

Library Card Applications Being Accepted Via Phone
The Richard C. Sullivan Library has issued a temporary change in library policy. While the library remains closed, library card applications are being accepted via phone at (954) 390-2195.

Dedicated Grocery Shopping Hours for Senior Citizens
In an effort to isolate senior citizens ( ages 65+) from exposure to COVID-19, many grocery stores have announced dedicated shopping hours for seniors only. Visit: http://wiltonmanors.com/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=State-Community-Resources-25


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Updated Thursday, March 19, 2020

Limit In Person Connections
We all must do our part to help slow the community spread of the Coronavirus. Practice "social distancing" and limit in person contact. Each person you connect with increases your risk of exposure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends maintaining six feet of distance between yourself and others.

Reminder to Take the Census Online
Are you digitally connected at home? It's the perfect time to complete your 2020 Census. Visit https://2020census.gov/ to take the Census.
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Updated Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Broward County is currently experiencing the greatest number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Florida. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) now recommends that states with community spread should close certain businesses to slow the spread of the virus.

Based on these guidelines, and with the mission of saving lives, Emergency Order 2020-002 has been issued. Effective immediately, March 18, 2020, up through and including April 16, 2020:

1. All public gatherings of any type, whether organized or otherwise, of greater than 10 persons are prohibited. Grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, banks, credit unions, financial institutions, hardware stores, auto-supply stores, hospitals, healthcare and medical facilities, pharmacies, drug stores, medical supply companies, land or facilities owned and managed by Broward County, the Broward County School Board, the North Broward Hospital District, the State of Florida, and the Federal Government, are exempt from this paragraph.

2. All bars, nightclubs, taverns, pubs, cocktail lounges, breweries, dance halls, movie theaters, halls for hire, auditoriums, bowling alleys, video arcades, and other like entertainment facilities and businesses, including but not limited to those contained within a hotel or other enclosed facility or structure, shall close.

3. All gyms, fitness centers, fitness studios, dance studios, and gymnasiums shall close. This paragraph shall not apply to gymnasiums, fitness centers, and fitness studios which: (a) are amenities of hotels or office buildings and which have a capacity of 10 persons or less; or (b)are an amenity of residential buildings.

4. All restaurants, cafeterias, and other food service establishments are mandated to cease all on-premises service. However, such establishments may continue to operate their kitchens for permitted drive-thru, delivery, take-out, and exterior pick-up food services

In order to ensure the safety and welfare of city employees, and to prevent community spread of the Coronavirus, the City of Wilton Manors will cease all non-essential operations starting this evening, March 18, 2019.

The Wilton Manors Police Department will remain operational with slight modifications.

Essential operations that will continue include:
- Public safety and emergency services
- Public works and sanitation services
- Emergency building department operations
- Support services such as payroll and housekeeping

Closures include:
- All parks including dog parks and community centers. Dog park permits will be extended through the length of the closure.
- The Richard C. Sullivan Library is closed, however, calls made to (954) 390-2195, regarding ebooks, will be accepted Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fee suspensions include:
- Late fees for parking enforcement
- In order to encourage online payments, convenience fees for payments accepted through the city’s website.

Although City Hall will be closed, the following phone numbers and email addresses will be monitored by city staff:
- For police non-emergency telephone inquiries, call (954) 390-2150 or email info@wmpd.org Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Police Department records requests may be emailed to records@wmpd.org.
- If you have a water, wastewater, or trash collection emergency, call (954) 390-2190 or email afisher@wiltonmanors.com.
- You may still pay your utility bill online at http://www.wiltonmanors.com/283/Online-Bill-Pay or by calling (855) 414-3918.
- If you have questions related to the city’s finance department, call (954) 390-2100 or email ub@wiltonmanors.com.
- If you have an emergency need for a building permit, call (954) 390-2180 or email CDSinfo@wiltonmanors.com.
- If you have questions related to parks, recreation or facility rentals, call (954) 390-2130 or email LeisureServices@wiltonmanors.com.
- The City Manager’s Office and the City Clerk’s Office will be monitoring their voicemails and emails.

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Updated Tuesday, March 17, 2020

All remaining official City meetings scheduled in March 2020 are cancelled.

The City Commission voted to approve the following items:

1. Capacity of any facility for gatherings is limited to 50% but never more than 50 people. All bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, and gyms, in city limits, shall close at 10 p.m. The exception is that restaurants are still allowed to provide takeout and delivery services.
2. During the city's state of emergency, all public meetings have been suspended until April 18, 2020.
3. All daily code enforcement fine accruals are cancelled. There will be no utility shut offs.
4. Hand sanitizer and public bathrooms are required in all businesses.




Additional Reminders
All city events, classes, and programs are cancelled until further notice. This includes: The March Island City Yard Sale, concert at Mickel Park, Brunch with the Bunny, Woof & Wine, and the Mayor's Chess Challenge.

All city managed community centers, such as the Hagen Park Community Center, and the Island City Park Preserve Community Center, are closed. Future facility rentals bookings will not be accepted at this time.

The Richard C. Sullivan Library is closed.




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Updated Sunday, March 15, 2020 as of 7 p.m.

Emergency City Commission Meeting
An emergency city commission meeting will be held on Monday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall. If you choose not to attend, and wish to make a public comment, you may submit it, along with your name and address, via email to the City Clerk (cityclerk@wiltonmanors.com). The statement will be read into the record. As a reminder, the city commission meetings are live streamed on the city's website.

City Community Centers and the Library
All city managed community centers, such as the Hagen Park Community Center, and the Island City Park Preserve Community Center, are closed. The Richard C. Sullivan Library will also remain closed until further notice.

Social Responsibility is Important
As new information about the Coronavirus becomes available, it is understandable that many of your fellow residents and friends may feel anxious and concerned about the outbreak. We want to remind everyone that this is not a time for panic. This is the time to be socially responsible, and to follow the advice of health experts by taking the necessary protective steps to help slow the spread of the virus. We encourage everyone to be well-prepared in a manner that is most considerate of your fellow neighbors.

New Information from the Department of Health
This morning, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) announced 25 new positive cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida. Visit http://www.floridahealth.gov for the most up-to-date information.

If you have returned from international travel or a cruise within the past 14 days and you are sick, call the Florida Department of Health - Broward County at 954.412.7300.
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Updated Saturday, March 14, 2020 as of 8 p.m.

Events and Programs
All city events, classes, and programs are cancelled until further notice. This includes: the March yard sale, concert at Mickel Park, Brunch with the Bunny, Woof & Wine, and the Mayor's Chess Challenge.

Future facility rentals bookings will not be accepted at this time.

Child Care
Broward County Public Schools has announced all schools will be closed, for two weeks, beginning March 16, 2020.

The city's spring camp, school days out program, and after school program will also be cancelled. Contact Leisure Services for a refund or credit.

City Parks
All outside parks are currently open at regular hours. All programming at city parks is cancelled.

Community Events
Early voting continues at City Hall through Sunday. The Tuesday election is proceeding. Precinct 006, usually at Manor Pines, will be located at Hagen Park.

WMBA has cancelled its April 6, 2020 Business Expo.

The Equality Garden Club has cancelled the plant fair that was scheduled to be held March 28-29, 2020 at Richardson Park.
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Updated Friday, March 13, 2020 as of 10 p.m.

Governor DeSantis has Activated an Emergency Business Damage Assessment Survey for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin.

The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be accessed by copying and pasting the link below into your website browser:

https://floridadisaster.biz/BusinessDamageAssessments

Results from this survey will be shared with state agencies and local partners. Surveys submitted by small businesses can be used to access the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan, made available for COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. For inquiries or assistance with the survey, businesses can contact Emergency Support Function 18 via email at ESF18@em.myflorida.com.

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Updated Friday, March 13, 2020 as of 6:00 p.m.

The City of Wilton Manors School Days Out and Spring Camp programs will be cancelled.

We will offer refunds or credits for future use starting Monday, March 16th. If you have any questions, please contact LeisureServices@wiltonmanors.com .

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March 12, 2020

As of this afternoon, a proclamation was signed declaring a State of Emergency in the City of Wilton Manors due to the current COVID-19 situation. This proclamation gives the City Manager authorization to implement all emergency procedures necessary for the safe operation of the City’s employees and to provide the necessary services to its residents in this time of need.

In an abundance of caution, all City sponsored group classes and events are canceled until further notice.

This includes the Island City Yard Sale, Live at Mickel, and regularly scheduled classes. BASH programs will continue as long as school is in session. Residents are also encouraged to make payments online or over the phone.

If you vote in Precinct P006 at Manor Pines Nursing Home, next Tuesday’s voting location has been changed to Hagen Park. This precinct Is for residents who live north of NE 26th St and east of the Brightline tracks.

Please continue to check the City’s website and official Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.

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Updated Thursday, March 12, 2020

In an abundance of caution , in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all City sponsored group classes (such as yoga and hula) are suspended until further notice.

The Island City Yard Sale, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, is cancelled.

As of today, BASH (after school programs) will continue as long as school is in session.

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March 11, 2020

At this time, we are not delaying or canceling City events. We will be posting updates on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages, and in the Weekly E-news on any proposed changes to the upcoming city schedule. Thank you for your patience and stay tuned.

In the meantime, please follow the simple guidelines below from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep you and your family as safe as possible. And, if you have returned from international travel or a cruise within the past 14 days and you are sick, call the Florida Department of Health - Broward County at 954.412.7300.

1. Stay home, and keep your family members at home, if any symptoms are experienced. While most of us are accustomed to maintaining our daily lives with a runny nose, sneezing or a low-grade fever, now is the time to change that routine. Also, try to avoid contact with anyone who is sick.

2. Be vigilant about maintaining respiratory etiquette. Cover your mouth with a tissue or your arm when coughing or sneezing, then immediately dispose of that tissue. If you must use your hand to cover your mouth, wash your hands immediately.

3. Wash your hands with soap, for at least twenty seconds, as often as convenient. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol as an alternative if soap is not available.

4. Avoid touching your face, eyes or mouth.

5. Sanitize shared surfaces often.

6. If you are ill and must go out, consider using a face mask to protect others.

The CDC website on COVID-19 is a helpful resource for information about the disease, symptoms, prevention, and frequently asked questions.

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