COVID-19 Cases Are On The Rise: Residents, visitors, and businesses must remember that this is no time to let your guard down. Please remain vigilant and continue to  follow these Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines  to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus.
Help Slow the Spread of Coronavirus by Avoiding the ’The C’s’
The Florida Department of Health reminds everyone to protect themselves and others by wearing masks in public and avoiding the Three Cs:
  • Closed Spaces. Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation that could allow contagious droplets to linger in the air.
  • Crowded Places. Avoid crowded places with many people nearby; the greater the number of individuals in an area, the greater the chances of COVID-19 spreading from person-to-person.
  • Close-Contact Settings. Avoid close-range conversations and stay at least six feet from others. Learn additional prevention tips here.

Masks Are Mandatory:  Broward County  Emergency Order 20-21  clarifies that facial coverings are required to be worn in public and private spaces, including at all establishments where social distancing cannot be maintained.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:   Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Face Shield s: It is not known if face shields provide any benefit as source control to protect others from the spray of respiratory particles. The CDC does not recommend the use of face shields for normal everyday activities or as a substitute for cloth face coverings. Plastic face shields for newborns and infants are NOT recommended .

Broward County Emergency Order 20-21 : Restaurants Prohibited from Serving Food and Alcohol On-Site 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. Broward County has increased COVID-19 restrictions on operating hours for restaurants and food establishments. Restaurants and food establishments will be permitted to continue to operate take out, delivery, drive-thru, and pickup services during these hours.

Broward County COVID-19 Restrictions and Penalties
Emergency Order 20-21  also tightens COVID-19 restrictions and increases penalties for violators. Any business that violates a local emergency order related to COVID-19 including but not limited to, requirements for operating procedures, capacity and seating, facial coverings, social distancing, spacing of tables and chairs, prohibiting gathering at bars and counters, limiting the size of parties, and proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures, will be forced to immediately close for 24 hours after their first citation. An additional 72 hours of closure will be added for each subsequent citation (e.g., 96-hour closure after a second citation, 168-hour closure after a third citation, etc.). In addition, any repeat violation is subject to a fine up to $15,000. Residents are urged to report business violations online at  Mybroward.Broward.org  or by calling 311 .
 
Broward County FAQ Guide: Refer to the  Frequently Asked Questions Guide for answers to many of the most commonly asked questions related to the phased COVID-19 reopening. View all Broward County Emergency Orders .

Track the Virus : View the Florida Department of Health tracking map  for current Coronavirus statistics for Florida and Broward County.
Oakland Park City Services Updates

“Keep it Moving” -- Select Oakland Park City parks are open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for passive use only . This includes walking/jogging, biking and personal boat/kayak launch. All other activities are prohibited. Please practice social/physical distancing, wear face masks while in public spaces and help us “Keep it Moving” on our paths. For a list of parks that are open and additional information,  please visit our Parks & Leisure Services website .

The Bark Park, playgrounds, pavilions, restrooms, exercise equipment, basketball, volleyball, bocce facilities remain closed.
 
Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library Update -- Curbside pick-up at the Library is now available. To request materials, you must have an Oakland Park Library card . Call the Library during staff hours (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 954-630-4370 to request materials or send an email to: danielleg@oaklandparkfl.gov . The turnaround time will be 24 hours or the next business day.
  • Once materials are pulled and checked out, staff will call patrons to let them know materials are ready for pick-up.
  • Patrons can knock on the front door or call the Library when they arrive. Please stand 6 feet away from the door and staff will open the door and place materials outside.
  • If an item is not owned by the Library, it will be treated as a patron request and procured through the Library’s usual process.

Sanitation Services -- Bulk, Garbage, and Recycling Collection Services continue to operate on their regular schedules.
 
Water & Wastewater Services -- Residents and businesses are reminded that disinfecting wipes, although many claim to be “flushable” are generally not, and should not be flushed down the toilet as doing so may result in plumbing problems at home or further down the line. The same applies to tissues, paper towels, and napkins. Please dispose of these items in your garbage.
 
Properly Dispose of Used Gloves & Face Coverings and Place in Trash Cart - Never Flush!

More City Facilities Updates:
  • City Hall and all City buildings remain closed to the public until further notice.
  • Due to the closure of City Hall, the City Commission meetings can be accessed remotely. Please view the meeting on City webstream on website, Comcast channel 78 or ATT Channel 99. Public comments (250 words maximum) can be emailed publiccomments@oaklandparkfl.gov by 6:30 p.m. the day of the meeting. 
  • All City community centers are closed until further notice.
  • All City events and facility rentals are suspended until further notice.
 
Other City services remain operational. However. staff is on a modified schedule for safety reasons. Activities such as building inspections and code response may be limited. City staff continues working in most offices (other staff remotely) and available by telephone and email.  View contact information here .

Permitting Services are available 24/7 online: http://www.oaklandparkfl.gov/312/Permit-Access  including:
  • Schedule an Inspection
  • View Inspection Details
  • View or Print Comments
  • Make payments through EnerGov (permits submitted after Nov. 2019)

Building & Permitting customers are encouraged to call the City’s Building Division at  954-630-4350  or email:  building@oaklandparkfl.gov .

During these precautionary measures, residents and businesses are advised and encouraged to utilize the  City’s online services  and conduct their business remotely whenever possible. Oakland Park’s online services include:

Food Distributions – Thursdays at Mills Pond Park:
Due to the ongoing need in our local community for essential groceries, the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, and Wilton Manors host weekly drive-thru food distributions on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until the food runs out at Mills Pond Park, located at 2201 NW 9 Avenue. To access Mills Pond Park, enter from southbound NW 9 Avenue (Powerline Road). For more details, call 954-630-4335. For more information about Feeding South Florida, visit  www.feedingsouthflorida.org. Anyone interested in volunteering to can call 954-630-4502 to join this important community effort. 

Additional Assistance and Information

Oakland Park Call Center : 954-630-4335 -  Open weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Para instrucciones en Espanol por favor llama  954-630-4301 . Check the  City’s website  for the most current information.

Think you have been exposed to COVID-19?
Call the Broward County Call Center: 954-357-9500 - Open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Assists the Florida Department of Health in Broward County in answering public questions about COVID-19, including conducting over-the-phone pre-screenings to determine eligibility for testing.
 
Florida Department of Health’s Coronavirus Call Center: 1-866-779-6121 Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or email: COVID-19@flhealth.gov
BSO/Oakland Park District NON-Emergency Number
954-764-4357 ( HELP )
Your call could stop a crime or even save someone’s life.
(Call 9-1-1 for emergencies) 
Broward County Property Appraiser/2020 TRIM Notices

The Property Appraiser’s Office mails the TRIM (proposed tax) Notices in mid-August each year. The proposed property tax notice will show your 2020 property assessment, exemptions and the proposed taxes along with dates and times for the various taxing authorities’ public budget hearings. The TRIM Notice is your opportunity to review your property assessment and ensure you are receiving all the tax-saving exemptions you are entitled to.  Contact information will be listed on the newsletter enclosed with the TRIM Notice giving you the opportunity to contact us directly should you have any questions. The absolute deadline to apply for any 2020 exemptions or to appeal your property assessment is September 18, 2020.    Florida law requires the property value be based on the status of the real estate market on January 1, 2020. Any impact to real estate market conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic will be reflected in the 2021 assessments.
Mosquito season is expected to be very busy again this year. With the arrival of summer rains, please be sure to remove all standing water and containers that can hold water whenever possible. Eliminating mosquito breeding habitats can go a long way to reduce the mosquito population. For mosquito spraying, click here or call Broward County Mosquito Control at  954-765-4062 . Remember, the mosquito that carries the Zika virus bites all day long, not just dawn to dusk.  
View two-page reminder of important guidelines for sanitation, trash disposal, recycling, water conservation and monthly bulk trash collection.
 
Refer to the easy-to-use interactive Bulk Trash Collection Map which includes garbage and recycling information and guidelines, as well as hazardous waste reminders.
 
REMINDER: Bulk Trash Collection Begins Monday, July 13 in Zone 2:
All bulk trash items are to be placed by the curb for collection no earlier than the Saturday prior to your scheduled collection week. Review Bulk Trash Guidelines here .
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