By Marsha Mullings, MPH
*USA: 142,328 cases, 2,479 deaths
102 hospitalizations, 11 deaths
Important to Know
Broward Emergency Order Urges Residents to
Stay at Home
BROWARD COUNTY, FL –Mayor Dale V.C. Holness announced that Broward County has issued a Shelter-in-Place: Safer at Home Policy under Broward Emergency Order 20-03, which goes into effect March 26, 2020 at mid-night.
The order does not prevent people from leaving their homes to go to the grocery store, pharmacy, doctor’s office, healthcare appointments, gas station, exercise or other essential activities. Social distancing guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommended.
Emergency Order 20-03 does not pertain to “essential employees” such as first responders, public health workers, emergency management personnel, emergency dispatchers, law enforcement personnel and related contractors, persons working for emergency services providers, and governmental employees performing work in the course and scope of their employment.
Free meals are being distributed to help families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Below are some of the organizations offering food assistance:
*Boys and Girls Club Broward: The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County will be offering grab-and-go meals for club members ages 6-18, while supplies last. Daily meals will include a variety of different sandwiches as well as healthy snacks such as cheese, fruit, vegetables and more. In order to receive their meals, families must show their Boys & Girls Club membership card upon arrival. Monday – Friday: 4 – 6 p.m.; Saturday: 12 – 2 p.m.; Website: bgcbc.org – (954) 537-1010
*Broward County Public Schools: Following Spring Break, the District will resume providing breakfast and lunch meals to Broward County students and their families. In total, 47 locations will be offering grab-and-go meal service and can be accessed by walking up or driving up to a designated location on the campus. March 30-April 15; Monday – Friday; Breakfast: 8-10 a.m., Lunch: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Website: browardschools.com/coronavirus — (754) 321-0000
Holy Mackerel Brewery: Holy Mackerel Brewery in Wilton Manors will be feeding all first responders for free, who are in uniform. The establishment has created a drive-thru pick up system and allows guests to drive up to a tent for service. 5 p.m. – 12 p.m.; 1414 NE 26 St., Wilton Manors; holymackerelbeers.com; (954) 306-3690
For more information and updates, visit: floridahealthcovid19.gov sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus