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Emergency Order 20-09 Issued
- Beaches remain closed, Virtual Tourism Recovery Summit a success -
BROWARD COUNTY, FL –  Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry has issued Emergency Order 20-09, effective Friday, May 8, 2020. In summary, the Order clarifies some provisions of Emergency Order 20-08 and:
  • Extends the existing closure of Broward County beaches.
  • Clarifies that marinas, boat docks, ramps, and other launching venues in Parks in Broward County may operate consistent with the guidelines set out in the previous order.
  • Limits operation of a jet ski to one rider, or multiple riders, if those riders reside in the same household.
  • Clarifies charter vessel’s boat capacity requirements.

The provisions of Emergency Order 20-09 define minimum standards in Broward County. Municipalities may establish more stringent measures within their jurisdiction, to the extent permitted by law.

Earlier today, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) held a virtual Tourism Recovery Summit, hosted by GFLCVB President Stacy Ritter. The team, who has been hard at work responding to our tourism and hospitality industry crises, shared key insights on initiatives underway and plans to revitalize the community and our local tourism economy. Watch the Summit  

Broward County has been under a Local State of Emergency since March 10. For the latest updates, visit, email or call the COVID Call Center at 954-357-9500. To learn what Broward County is doing to keep our community safe, visit

DATE: May 7, 2020 
MEDIA CONTACT: Ric Barrick, Assistant Director
Office of Public Communications 
PHONE: 954-357-8541