Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Health and Safety UPDATE
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!
TOGETHER WE WILL GET THROUGH!


We know we are facing unprecedented actions and many inconveniences.  

We also know our community is resilient.

By making smart personal decisions, taking suggested actions, staying updated and working together, we can do the best to protect our community and each other. 


Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our residents, employees, and visitors. We are here to help, listen and provide answers where we are able.

Sunrise Emergency Management
Sunrise Fire Rescue Emergency Management Division is in constant contact with local and state partners on a daily basis to receive the most up-to-date information regarding the impact COVID 19 is having on our community.
 
Our first responders - Police and Fire - have the necessary resources to manage this current phase of the local impact on our community. They are also working with their same local and state partners to receive additional supplies should we need it.

 
Finally, they are capable of responding to all emergencies as they normally do on a daily basis during this period of time.
 
In addition, first responders are working to ensure our vulnerable populations are given all the most up-to-date information to take the necessary precautions to limit their exposure to the virus. We have also made contact with specific assisted living facilities to work with them to further limit unnecessary exposure to anyone whom they may come in contact with from the outside.

 
BROWARD COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
In light of recent reports of the first cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Broward County by the Florida Department of Health, City of Sunrise City Commission and the City of Sunrise’s Emergency Management Division is closely monitoring federal, state and local health advisories. Broward County has now activated its Emergency Operations Center, which allows them and us to quickly mobilize emergency service personnel and improve our community’s ability to act and respond as more information is gathered.


CDC AND GOVERNMENT PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS
 
The CDC and other agencies have issued guidance for how to self-monitor and what to do if you are feeling like you have a cold or the flu. Please read these guidelines and stay updated so that we can work together.



CDC General Information:  https://www.cdc.gov/

We encourage you to follow the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases:

SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SMART PERSONAL DECISIONS


  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

CITY EVENTS AND COMMUNITY MEETINGS
We are also carefully evaluating upcoming City events and programs to determine if any schedule changes or cancellations are necessary. We are letting our patrons know that all events, programs, and activities are subject to cancellation and if that occurs, they will receive a full refund. Patrons are also welcome to cancel participation in any event or activity for any reason and they will receive a full refund.  

Our buses and Medical cars are being cleaned daily.

Additional cleaning is happening at our City recreational facilities and parks.

Our concession stand is modifying practices to enhance already stringent health practices


For City of Sunrise calendar of events please click here

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

For those who are hosting community meetings, it is very important you consider the size, location and attendees before proceeding.  

Current recommendations are to avoid hosting gatherings of large numbers (though they have not told us what that means in terms of numbers). Events in doors are thought to be more at risk, but this is evolving and outdoor events are also implicated. 

If the attendees are within the currently identified vulnerable populations, we strongly encourage you to take that into consideration as to whether or not to proceed. 

Keep in mind that The City of Sunrise does not program events at the BB&T Center, however they will be posting event updates on their website at www.thebbtcenter.com and on their social media sites to keep you informed. 
RESIDENTS IN NEED
We know COVID-19 and the steps we are taking locally and nationally will negatively impact many in our community, including economically. We are already planning to help where we can and we know in times of need our community responds. 

Currently, our food pantry stock is in good shape, but we are prepared to replenish as appropriate to support our residents in need
 
Please contact our Senior Center at 954-746-3670 for
Food Bank resources

10770 West Oakland Park Blvd.
Sunrise, FL. 33351
Phone: (954) 746-3250
Email address: mryan@sunrisefl.gov