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Business Operations and Facial Covering Guidelines Revised by Latest Broward County Order
In an effort to contain the renewed and rapid spread of COVID-19, Broward County has increased its regulatory efforts and penalties for those who violate emergency orders with the issuance of Emergency Order 20-21, an all-inclusive order to clarify previous Emergency Orders. The Order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020.
All businesses that violate local emergency orders will be forced to close for 24 hours after their first citation, with each subsequent citation incurring an additional 72 hours of closure (e.g. 96 hour closure after a second citation, 168 hour closure after a third citation etc.)
Restaurants and Other Food Establishments
Additionally, restaurants and other food establishments must discontinue the on-premise consumption of food and alcoholic beverages between 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Take out, delivery, drive-through or pick up service will still be permitted.
To further protect patrons, seating at restaurants and food establishments are limited to six (6) per table unless everyone is from the same household, for which the limit is ten (10) persons.
General Business Operations
Businesses are urged to continue with remote operations and teleworking where possible. Residents are encouraged to stay home if they can, wash their hands often, observe social distancing and wear a facial covering in public areas. Social distancing and facial coverings are not only recommended by the CDC as critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19, they are required in Broward County.
Facial Coverings Mandatory
It’s also critical to wear facial coverings at all times in the proper manner, including over the nose and mouth as per CDC recommendations. Broward County Emergency Order 20-21 requires that everyone in Broward County wear a facial covering at all times, with the following exceptions:
- Children under the age of two (2), and any child, regardless of age, while attending a
licensed childcare facility, including daycare centers
- Anyone receiving goods or services that preclude the wearing of a facial covering (such as eating, drinking, or receiving a facial grooming)
- A person with a disability or medical condition that prevents the person from wearing a facial covering; however, any establishment may forbid any such person from entering the establishment without wearing a facial covering provided that they offer an appropriate alternate method of accommodation to the person, such as providing curbside service or delivery.
- Public health and safety, fire, and other life safety personnel, as their personal protective equipment requirements is governed by their respective agencies
- While actively engaging in strenuous physical activity or exercise that renders the wearing of a facial covering unsafe, including while in a pool, ocean, or other body of water, provided that social distancing of at least six feet (6') between persons not of the same household is maintained to the maximum extent practicable
- A person working indoors in an establishment who is the only person in the room; or persons working in an establishment other than a retail, restaurant, or personal services establishment, indoor amusement facility, or gym or fitness center, when there is no other person of a different household within six feet (6').
Signage Requirements for Restaurants, Retail Businesses
Effective June 15, 2020, restaurants and retail establishments are required by Broward County Emergency Order 20-17 to display signage prepared by Broward County regarding requirements for facial coverings and social distancing.
Signs (minimum 8.5"x11") must be displayed at all entries.:
As part of the New Weston Way, physical distancing and facial coverings (with some exceptions) will be enforced until health experts advise it is no longer necessary. It is important that all of our new guidelines are followed in order for us to continue the phased reopening process.
City of Weston Parks are open with the following hours of operation in effect. Please follow all rules set forth in the Emergency Orders to ensure our parks will remain open (specifically, Broward County Emergency Order 20-21 and City of Weston Emergency Order 2020-15), with the following park hours in effect. (Park hours may be modified as needed.)
The following parks are open from dawn to dusk:
- Country Isles Park
- Eagle Point Park
- Heron Park
- Windmill Ranch Park
The following parks are open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.:
- Bonaventure Park
- Emerald Estates Park
- Gator Run Park
- Indian Trace Park
- Library Park
- Peace Mound Park
- Regional Park
- Tequesta Trace Park
- Town Center
- Vista Park
Park Rules (effective Monday, June 8, 2020) for Athletic Parks - Regional, Tequesta Trace and Vista Parks:
- Bring a face covering for use when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Maintain physical distance of six feet from others.
- Park use is limited to two (2) hours per visit, except for permitted youth activities.
- Effective Wednesday, June 10, 2020, and Broward County Emergency Order 20-15 and the guidelines for parks and sports activities, organized sports will be allowed on sports fields by permit only. Weston Sports Alliance leagues are working with the Parks and Recreation Department regarding field use and guidelines. Other organized leagues may contact the Parks and Recreation Department regarding field rentals. Sports fields that do not have a permit for use will be closed.
- Tennis and pickleball courts are open for singles or doubles-play only (maximum four players per court).
- Basketball courts are CLOSED at Regional Park due to the inability to keep play to the 1-person limit per the Emergency Order for safety. (as of 6/18/2020)
- Restrooms are open on a limited basis.
- Hockey Rinks and Skatepark is CLOSED
- Playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment and water fountains are CLOSED.
- Volleyball courts are CLOSED.
- Walking paths will be designated as one way, as needed.
- To ensure that physical distancing is maintained and to ensure access to facilities by patrons, parks staff may limit the number of persons using paths and open space and may limit the time any person spends on such path or open space.
Working together we can keep our parks open and safe for use by all. Please maintain the expressed guidelines.
Information on rules in effect at Weston's Passive Parks:
Virtual Activities and Classes are available. Visit WestonFL.org/Parks/Virtual.
Weston Tennis Center
16451 Racquet Club Road, Weston 33326
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Singles and doubles-play and private instruction only. Facial coverings must be used if the instructor and student cannot maintain six-feet distancing.
Visit WestonTennis.com or call to confirm hours and court availability.
Amenities in Gated or Private Communities
Per City of Weston Emergency Order No. 2020-11, certain common-use recreational facilities, including swimming pools. are permitted to be open, with restrictions in place. In Weston, all furniture must be removed from the pool deck.
Golf Courses – in Weston and throughout Broward
Golf courses are allowed to operate within the guidelines outlined by Broward County Emergency Order 20-08. Guidelines include:
- Golf courses may open with limited hours, governed by the municipality; driving ranges remain closed
- One player per cart unless golfers reside in the same household
- Physical distancing must be observed at all times
Broward County Parks
Visit Broward.org/Parks for the list of parks that are open, park activities that are available, and hours of operation.
More Details on COVID-19 and Community Resources Available
Visit WestonFL.org/Coronavirus for information on COVID-19 and resources available to individuals, families and businesses.
United States Federal Government Guidelines
Detailed criteria for phased openings. Decisions at the local level are made based upon these guidelines, as well as insight from public health officials.
Updated guidelines and restrictions will be posted on this page as they are implemented.
-Updated 7/9/20, 4:00 p.m.
Guidelines are subject to change as new orders are issued and may not be reflected on this page in real time. We are doing our best to post the orders as soon as they are finalized.