CENSUS COMPETITION!
NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE SUNRISE #1
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BIRTHDAY WISHES
VIA ZOOM
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SAFETY FIRST FOR DISPOSAL
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ACCESSING REEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
All cities, counties and states are tracking the response rate of their own residents. 
As of the latest numbers April 6th

National Response Rate = 45.7%
Florida = 44.2%
Broward County = 42.6%
City of Sunrise = 48.0% 

Overall, for municipalities between 80,000 and 1 million residents in the State, Sunrise ranks #10!

 GOOD. BUT, WE CAN DO BETTER
WE ARE NOT DONE YET
  If you live in Broward County for more than 6 months out of the year, YOU need to be counted. Doesn’t matter if you’re not a citizen, you need to be counted too!  

Please SHARE with friends & neighbors! We need your help to ensure that everyone in Sunrise visits  my2020census.gov

Your confidential answers take only 5 minutes and help allocate $1.5 trillion in funding
TO OUR COUNTY AND CITY

While you’re keeping your family safe and healthy, help future emergency preparedness and other vital programs by completing the  #2020Census
It's also a great opportunity to talk to your family about why it's important do your civic duty and be represented.
It's easy, so please respond NOW and remind others! SunriseCounts

FAQ:
Question: A resident receives a mailer which has the correct address but denotes a different municipality. Or, the online response has the correct address but a different municipality. (i.e. A Sunrise resident might be listed as Fort Lauderdale.)
Answer: This municipality listed on the mailer, or on the online response, is based off of postal information. The US Census Bureau has its own tracts so the response will be counted for the correct municipality regardless of what is listed on the mailer or online form.

Question: Can a resident still respond online, or via the phone, and are there other languages available.
Answer: Yes to all of the above. This link ( https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html ) details all available languages and the different ways a resident can respond. 
Birthdays are different now ... 

I have been so fortunate to connect with families to
wish their children Happy Birthday!
Today, I wished 9-year-old
🐬 Gracyn Happy Birthday! 🐬

She loves slime, soccer and 🐬 dolphins 🐬 (the kind that live in the ocean). She misses her classmates at school but is having a great birthday thanks to her parents and brother!

If you want to connect so I can wish someone Happy Birthday, Contact my office at
954-746-3250 or email me at  mryan@sunrisefl.gov
to set a Zoom conference or a call.
 

WHICH REMINDS ME:
If you are providing virtual classes for dance, music, voice lessons or other fun things for those from the young to the young-at-heart, let us know and we will put on a city page.

Email me with details mryan@sunrisefl.gov
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CHAMBER AND MAYOR WORK TOGETHER
TO SOLVE SEEMINGLY INTRACTABLE PROBLEM
 
One of our dynamic Chamber of Commerce members and a very active member of the community was concerned about how he could show his personal identification for certain deliveries while keeping practicing physical distancing. 

(What kind of deliveries require driver's license? Think, vino 🍷 )
 
Well, my suggestion -- fishing pole or broom extended with a baggie containing the license and then follow all sanitizing strategies. 
He will be wearing his mask when he deploys this for the delivery, but the point is -- together, there isn't any problem for which we cannot find a solution. Thanks Louis for being a problem solving! 

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Safety First
Compassion Always
 
If you need to leave home for an essential purpose during our community's Safer at Home order,

Please show your love for your community by properly disposing of any protective gear in the trash!
 
We appreciate your compassion for those who tend businesses and public spaces as well as those who will visit after you. 

🌞We're all in this together!🌞
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Acts To Improve Accessing Reemployment Assistance 
According to the State:

  • Beginning this week, CareerSource locations across the state will be providing paper applications and assisting Floridians with submitting their Reemployment Assistance applications. Visit Career Source by Clicking Here for information and center locations.
  • FedEx is offering free printing and mailing of Reemployment Assistance paper applications at over 100 storefronts across the state.
  •  Applications can be downloaded by Clicking Here at Florida Jobs Resources . Once the application is complete, individuals should mail them to:

                    Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
                   P.O. Box 5350
                   Tallahassee, FL 32314-5350

The Governor also waived:

  • The waiting week, so individuals can claim their very first week of Reemployment Assistance.
  • The work search and work registration requirements so individuals filing for Reemployment Assistance are not required to register in Employ Florida or submit information on a biweekly basis regarding the employers that they contacted each week while the state mitigates the spread of COVID-19.

To address the technology issues, DEO is working on the capability of the online application system for Reemployment Assistance, CONNECT.

  • DEO has installed 72 new servers from the state’s back up data center in Winter Haven to increase capacity. The system can now handle up to 120,000 simultaneous connections by individuals filing claims. This allows for greater capacity than the 20,000 simultaneous connections that the system has been experiencing recently.
  •  An additional 10 servers are being installed to assist the CONNECT system this week.
  •  Beginning today, Tuesday, April 7, more than 500 individuals will be providing support for the Reemployment Assistance claims process through contracts with customer call centers, CareerSource center staff and state employees.
  •  By next week, that number will more than double when additional contracted staff, state employees and local workforce development boards are added to the team.

For more information about Reemployment Assistance benefits and how to apply, by Clicking Here

Any Floridian whose employment has been negatively impacted as a result of COVID-19 visit Florida Job Resource by Clicking Here and watch a short video on how to apply.
10770 West Oakland Park Blvd.
Sunrise, FL. 33351
Phone: (954) 746-3250
Email address: mryan@sunrisefl.gov