What to expect when Broward beaches open on Tuesday
BROWARD COUNTY, Florida. – Just as the clock strikes midnight on Monday, May 25, officially ending Memorial Day weekend 2020, wait – a minute.
At 12:01 am on Tuesday, May 26, coastal towns in Broward County open their beaches.
Don’t expect to run on sand at 12:01 am. The beaches will have limited, strictly enforced hours of sunrise at sunset.
All beaches in Broward County towns follow the reopening. However, Broward County has given a minimum standard guideline. The county administrator said municipalities can establish stricter measures within their jurisdiction, to the extent permitted by law. Residents should check with their municipality to make sure they are aware of local requirements.
The town of Hallandale Beach limits the hours and the use of its beach.
Law enforcement and code agencies are authorized to enforce the requirements of the emergency ordinance. Failure to comply can result in civil or criminal penalties, including fines, imprisonment, or both.
»Walking, running or cycling
»Swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and body surfing
“Social distancing. Not only allowed, but encouraged. Beachgoers should keep six feet of separation between themselves, except between members of the same household.
»No sunbathing, sitting or lying on the beach
»No umbrellas, tents, awnings, chairs or deckchairs
»No organized sports, such as beach volleyball.
»No group gatherings of more than 10 people
Face masks are encouraged to be worn when you can come into contact with other people.
What else opens at 12:01 am Tuesday in Broward County? And what remains closed.
Commercial gyms and fitness centers, personal training studios, yoga and spinning (with restrictions). Clients must wear face coverings except when training physically and during the recovery portion of training. Guest access cannot exceed 50 percent of the building occupancy. The outlet must be separate from the inlet. Click here for the full list of restrictions.
Swimming pools in the facilities may open with restrictions
Dance and martial arts studios (with restrictions)
Hotels, motels and commercial accommodation. Staff are required to wear face coverings and gloves for all activities in contact with customers. Guests must wear face coverings in all common areas. Customers must check in and out online. Records of guest registration, staff assignments, and use of facilities should be kept for at least 90 days to allow tracking of contracts. Click here for the full list of restrictions.
Ballrooms and other special spaces will not open
Vacation rentals are closed and are only open to essential renters
Youth sports and summer camps remain closed in Broward County
Companies are strongly encouraged to operate remotely where possible and allow employees to use telecommuting or other remote working methods that allow social distancing.
Because COVID-19, however, remains a serious threat to public safety, social distancing, facial coverage and sanitation requirements remain in place for reopening businesses and the people who frequent them.
See something, say something
Residents can report violations anonymously online at MyBroward.Broward.org, or by calling the Broward County Call Center at 311 or (954) 831-4000.
[Read Broward County administrator’s full emergency order]
Beaches in Miami-Dade County have targeted an opening date of Monday, June 1.
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