By Jill Fox
Following in the footsteps of Broward County, Parkland executed an Emergency Order on Friday imposing closures for establishments that fail to comply with established COVID-19 guidelines.
The order, by City Manager Nancy Morando, stated that given an increase in positive reported cases of COVID-19 within the county, it was necessary to impose additional requirements within the City of Parkland.
Effective Friday, June 26, establishments that fail to comply with emergency orders mandating sanitization, social distancing, facial coverings, and other requirements intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 shall be closed immediately.
In order 2020-012, Morando states any establishment that is cited by law enforcement for operating in violation of any Broward County or City of Parkland Emergency Order shall be closed.
Cited locations may open after 24 hours, and a thorough review, as well as an inspection by local code enforcement, to confirm the violation has been corrected. Any repeat violation by the establishment is subject to a fine of up to $15,000.
View the full language of the order here.
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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.