SUNRISE IS A COMPASSIONATE CITY 
The City of Sunrise Emergency Management Division, Our Commission and Staff are engaged with Federal, State and Local health advisories regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our Emergency Management Division is participating with our Federal, State and Local partners in planning and response strategies. 
 
You can help limit the spread of this disease by remaining calm, vigilant and informed.

STAY HOME PLEASE 
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Support local Restaurants

Establishments may continue to operate their kitchens for drive-thru, delivery, take-out, and exterior pickup food services.
 
Knowing this restriction poses a challenge to many small businesses, we're inviting restaurant owners in Sunrise to share information about their ongoing food service operations. We hope our residents will view this list as a valuable resource - and a way to help support and sustain local businesses. 

Scammers are capitalizing on coronavirus!
  Follow these Federal Trade Commission tips to keep scammers at bay:
 
Hang up on robocalls. Don’t press any numbers. Scammers are using  illegal robocalls  to pitch everything from scam coronavirus treatments to work-at-home schemes. The recording might say that pressing a number will let you speak to a live operator or remove you from their call list, but it might lead to more robocalls, instead.
 
Fact-check information. Scammers, and sometimes well-meaning people, share information that hasn’t been verified. Before you pass on any messages, contact trusted sources. Visit   What the U.S. Government is Doing   for links to federal, state and local government agencies.
 
Know who you’re buying from.   Online sellers  may claim to have in-demand products, like cleaning, household, and health and medical supplies when, in fact, they don’t.
 
Don’t respond to texts and emails about  checks from the government . The details are still being worked out. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
 
Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know . They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
 
Watch for fake emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   (CDC) and the   World Health Organization  (WHO). Local information is available from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH).
 
Ignore online offers for vaccinations and medications. There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure COVID-19 — online or in stores.
 
Do your homework when it comes to donations , whether through   charities   or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.
 
Some scammers are knocking on doors in South Florida neighborhoods. Do not open your door to anyone who claims to be conducting door-to-door coronavirus testing! If you see or experience something unusual, you can call the Police non-emergency line: 954-764-4357. In the event of a true emergency, dial 911. 
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More fun ideas from home to connect
  • Celebrate milestones with a virtual hangout.
  • Share a toast with a virtual happy hour.
  • Connect with neighbors by bringing lunch or dinner to the bottom of your driveway, your porch, deck or other safe distance location.
  • Host a virtual game night.
  • Dance it out together.
  • Post and support about your local small businesses if they are open.
  • Share your talents with the world virtually – TEACH ME SOMETHING!
  • Start a garden with your family.
  • Find a podcast.
  • Download apps that allow you to watch movies together and use the chat function during the movie…. Seems talking during a movie might be a good thing now.

Do NOT feel isolated
Need someone to talk to … reach out … even to us in Sunrise 
We are planning to do what we can locally to be there to help everyone.  We cannot do it alone.
 
We need that charitable spirit that we have seen in times of disaster
 
Once the relief plans are announced and implemented by State and Federal governments, we will be there to help you navigate the process.  We will get through this together!

Lastly, I have been reading about how people get through unspeakable tragedies and journeys that upended their lives in a sustained ways. I have no particular wisdom or insight but something seems common.

Please….find a moment of brilliance today – one that you stop and appreciate through the specific lens that the particular moment which warms your heart would not have occurred if we were not faced with this crisis. That can be hard or may even seem impossible for some who are sacrificing the most.

If you can, place that moment on your spiritual mantle. 

Keep doing that each day. Display it by sharing with someone the spiritual opulence of that captured experience. 

That is not selfish or luxurious, even though we may be sacrificing so much and there is so much need in the community.  

This is how so many over years of unthinkable pain and tragic experiences have journeyed to the other side. I know I am trying to do that that each day ... 
10770 West Oakland Park Blvd.
Sunrise, FL. 33351
Phone: (954) 746-3250
Email address: mryan@sunrisefl.gov