By Jill Fox
As the number of local COVID-19 cases begins to decline, Broward County has issued an emergency order effective immediately, modifying some of the previous restrictions on businesses.
However, they specified things could change if the numbers begin to rise again.
The new order states that restaurants can now serve customers until 11 p.m., instead of the aforementioned 10 p.m. However, restaurants and food establishments can only sell “to-go” alcohol between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Emergency Order 20-24 also emphasized the importance of remaining vigilant by staying home, not participating in social gatherings of more than ten people, continuing to wash hands frequently, wearing masks, and practicing social distancing.
“We are working hard to bring the positivity rate down in Broward County so that schools, businesses, and the economy can reopen safely,” said County Administrator Bertha Henry, “But we can’t do it alone. Everyone must do their part to help bring the numbers down during this public health, economic, and social crisis.”
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- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked in public relations and television for over 20 years. Fox lives in Parkland with her husband and their two children.