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Posted on: September 14, 2020

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City of Hollywood COVID-19 Information

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Broward County Enters Phase 2 of COVID-19 Reopening Plan on September 14, 2020

No Changes in Current Business Operations and Bars Remain Closed
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that all of Florida, including Broward County, is in Phase 2 of reopening, effective Monday, September 14. Broward County has announced that there will be no changes to how businesses are currently operating, as existing Emergency Orders remain in effect. Additional openings are expected in Broward in the coming weeks. Despite the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations rescinding the state’s Amended Emergency Order 2020-09, bars in Broward County remain closed. Broward continues to move toward a full Phase 2, thanks to the community’s continued efforts and increased compliance with Emergency Orders. 

As COVID-19 positivity rates continue trend favorably, residents should remain vigilant and continue to take the necessary safety precautions. Avoid the  “3 C’s” – Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings, wear a facial covering when in public, and maintain social distancing of at least six feet. People violating the facial covering requirement will now receive a $100 fine, and code enforcement officers are actively issuing citations. 

Business violations can be reported anonymously online anytime to or by calling 311 between the hours of 8AM to 10PM, seven days a week.

Emergency Orders

State, county, and local officials have issued orders regulating the operation of various businesses, as well as providing health and safety precautions that must be followed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are links to the orders issued by the State, County and City of Hollywood. 

Social Gatherings - Vacation Rentals

Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-22 on July 17, 2020, and subsequent Emergency Order 20-23 and Emergency Order 20-24,  implementing restrictions to help prevent large social gatherings, house parties, street parties and other activities that are contributing to the community spread of the virus. The orders establish restrictions on private gatherings, vacation rentals, restaurants, and gyms and fitness centers. 

Here is a summary of Emergency Order 20-22 & 20-23 and 20-24. For more information, please read the complete orders and all attachments:

Private Gatherings – Private gatherings at a residential property, single-family or otherwise, indoors and/or outdoors, are limited to no more than 10 individuals. Persons present at such gatherings shall be individually liable for violations of this Order and subject to civil and criminal penalties. The owner(s) of the residential property are also liable for violations that occur on their property, whether or not they are in residence or on site at the time of the violation. Residents of any private residential property, whether they own or rent, must ensure all persons on their property comply with the guidelines, subject to civil and criminal penalties. Per Emergency Order 20-23, residents, however, shall not be liable for facial covering violations of the their guests. 

Vacation Rentals – Except for renters performing military, emergency, governmental, health, or infrastructure response to the COVI 0-19 pandemic, or persons primarily engaged in non-vacation commercial activities, short term vacation rentals are asked to consider not accepting reservations from COVID-19 hot spots. All properties must provide local COVID-19 guidance for guests. Broward County has a dedicated webpage that includes local information at Click here for additional information about operation requirements of vacation rentals.

Restaurant Operations – Ordering food or beverage from a bar counter is strictly prohibited. Restaurant patrons must order and consume food and drinks at a table, following all other requirements as outlined in previously issued operating guidelines.

Effective August 21, 2020, highlights of Emergency Order 20-24 include the following for restaurants: 

  • Restaurants can now serve customers on-premises until 11PM, extending closing hours by one hour. Billiard tables and similar games must remain closed.
  • The sale of off-site (to-go) alcohol by restaurants and food establishments is prohibited between 11PM and 5AM. Take-out and delivery of food is still permitted between 11PM and 5AM.
  • Open containers of alcohol are prohibited between 11PM and 5AM in all areas open to the general public.
  • Bars, pubs, breweries, billiard halls and clubs, and cocktail lounges which derive more than 50% of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages must remain closed.

Gym and Fitness Center Operations – All persons shall wear a facial covering at all times while using or visiting a gym or fitness center, including while exercising.

Signage Requirements – Owners, operators and landlords of commercial property at which any retail, restaurant or food establishment is located must ensure compliance by those establishments with the signage requirements of Emergency Order 20-17, and must also ensure the required signage is conspicuously posted in common areas of the property such as mall entrances, food courts and hallways.  See Printable Signage 

The City of Hollywood is requiring the wearing of facial coverings anytime an individual is outside the boundaries of their residential property or in common areas of multi-family residential properties (see Hollywood EO 2020-06). In addition, Broward County  Emergency Order 20-20 and Emergency Order 20-21 regulate facial coverings and restrict business operations. Please read the orders for additional information.

Please be sure to review the emergency orders in place, as there will be strict enforcement and violators of the Facial Covering orders may be subject to fines, civil and/or criminal penalties.

Executive Orders by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

All Executive Orders Issued by the Governor

Emergency Orders from Broward County 

All Broward County Emergency Orders and Declarations

Emergency Orders from City of Hollywood

Temporary Closure of Hollywood Beach - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 2020-07

Required Public Use of Facial Coverings - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 2020-06

Lifting Hollywood Beach Use Restrictions - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-05

Restricted Use of Hollywood Beach - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-04

Temporary Cafe Zone Order - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-03

Facial Covering Order - City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-02

Safer at Home City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-01


City Services

Online ServicesCity Services Available Online - Public access to City Hall and several other City facilities is currently suspended. Customers are encouraged to use the many services available online.

Service Interruptions Due to COVID-19Important Notice Regarding Impacts to Solid Waste, Recycling and Commingled Collections

City of Hollywood solid waste and commingled collections vendor, Waste Pro USA, has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Several Waste Pro crew members have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been under quarantine, which has resulted in service impacts City-wide. Until further notice, customers may experience temporary delays in recycling and commingled (Bulk & Yard Waste) collections.

The City of Hollywood Department of Public Works would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding during these unusual circumstances. Staff will continue to monitor the situation as they work to ensure service collections, with their primary focus on weekly garbage collections. This focus is to maintain the health, safety and sanitation of our community.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Works at 954.967.4526.


Beach RestrictionsHollywood Beach Open with Restrictions

All beaches in Broward County, including Hollywood Beach, are open under Broward County Emergency Order 20-14. All persons using the beaches in Broward must comply with the requirements in place. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in penalties (civil or criminal) for violators and require beaches in Broward County be re-closed. The City shall apply and enforce all restrictions pertaining to Hollywood Beach as set forth in Broward County Emergency Order 20-14 and Attachment 15 - Beaches In Broward County Limited Reopening Guidelines.  Additionally, the City of Hollywood has issued Hollywood Emergency Order 2020-06 requiring the wearing of facial coverings anytime an individual is outside their private residence (see the order for permitted exceptions).

Beach Restrictions

  1. Beach hours shall be limited to between sunrise and sunset. 
  2. Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, then masks must be worn even while exercising.  If individuals feel they cannot wear a mask while exercising, they should choose to exercise in a less crowded area. (Hollywood Emergency Order 2020-06)
  3. All individuals must wear a facial covering while visiting the beach, unless exercising.  Facial coverings, when not on, must be available and ready to use at all times.  Individuals must be able to show their facials coverings upon request by local authority. Facial coverings should not be used by children under two (2) years of age or by anyone with a medical/health condition which would be worsened by the wearing of a facial covering.
  4. Disposable facial coverings and other disposable personal protective equipment such as gloves must be properly discarded, littering of facial coverings or other personal protective equipment is prohibited. 
  5. No group gatherings or events of more than ten (10) individuals.
  6. No group or organized sports, including, but not limited to, volleyball, soccer, or football.
  7. Individuals must maintain a least six (6) feet of physical distance between persons at all times (other than members of the same household or group), including when in the water.
  8. Buildings (other than restroom) or essential areas for social gathering (such as changing rooms, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, exercise equipment areas, etc.) must remain closed. 
  9. Beach concessions must comply with the applicable requirements in Broward County Emergency Order 20-12, as amended, including Attachment 1 for all concessions, Attachment 2 for all restaurants or food establishment concessions, and Attachment 3 for retail concessions. 
  10. Concessions or beachfront hotels that provide rental equipment (such as chairs, loungers, bicycles, etc.) must sanitize the rental equipment between each customer rental.
  11. Beach restrooms and showers must be sanitized at least every 3 hours.
  12. Municipalities shall have the ability to enact more stringent requirements than set forth herein, and as with all other aspects of this Emergency Order, municipalities are authorized to enforce the requirements of this Emergency Order.


Select Parks and Recreational Facilities OpenSelect City Parks and Recreational Facilities Open 

Those visiting parks and recreational facilities must follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Florida Department of Health as well as the requirements of State, County and Local Emergency Orders including, physical distancing of six feet minimum and wearing a facial covering at all times unless engaged in exercise such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc. If a physical distance of six feet from others is not possible when exercising, a facial covering must be worn. A facial covering must be available to show upon request by local authorities. Do not gather in groups of more than 10 individuals. Park and Facility patrons must not enter a park or recreational facility if they have COVID 19 symptoms or have been exposed within the past 14 days. No group gatherings or events at this time. Please bring your own water for yourself and your pets, water fountains are not available at this time.

Hollywood Broadwalk 

  • The Broadwalk is open for exercising including walking, jogging and bike riding
  • The Broadwalk is also open to access and patronize restaurants/food establishments and retailers
  • Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn.
  • No skateboarding
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is required
  • No groups larger than 10 people
  • Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. to Mondays at 5:00 a.m. bike riding will be prohibited on the Broadwalk from Tyler Street to Garfield Street to allow for Temporary Café Zone

Soccer/Baseball Fields

The following fields are open for organized sports, so long as the activity is part of an established athletic league or part of and organized program. League or program must provide health guidelines to department prior to use. Permits are required. 

  • Dowdy Field - 2161 Johnson Street
  • Hollywood West Diamond and Synthetic Field - 6770 Garfield Street
  • Driftwood Park Diamond Fields - 3000 N. 69 Avenue
  • Rotary Park Diamond Fields - 3150 Taft Street
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Purpose - 2400 Charleston Street
  • *Washington Park and Boggs Fields remain closed due to field renovations

Community/Multi-Purpose Centers

The Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Community Center, Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, and the David Park Community Center are closed. The following community centers will remain open solely to operate the Summer BreakSpot Program. No other activities will take place at these centers.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 2400 Charlston Street - 954.921.3412
  • Kay Gaither Community Center, 6291 Funston Street - 954.967.4234
  • Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd - 954.967.4240 
  • McNicol Community Center, 1411 S 28th Avenue - 954.921.3511


The following parks are open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for passive use only. Passive use includes walking, biking, running and individual enjoyment of the natural surroundings, unless otherwise noted below. No groups larger than 10 people, playground, or active organized team sports allowed. Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. No access to restrooms or water fountains. 

  • ArtsPark at Young Circle - 1 Young Circle remains open for Art & Culture Center/Hollywood summer programming
  • Bicentennial Park - 7300 Farragut Street
  • Bob Butterworth Park - 5749 Fletcher St
  • Charles Vollman Park - 2933 Taft Street
  • Earl Crofford Park- 900 S Park Road
  • Emerald Hills Lakes Park - 3901 N 30th Terrace
  • Jefferson Park - 1501 Jefferson Street
  • Joe DiMaggio Park - 1001 Harbor Court
  • John Williams Park - 6101 Sheridan Street
  • Harry Berry Park - 301 Azalea Terrace
  • Holland Park - 801 Johnson St
  • Keating Park - 2500 S Ocean Drive & Magnolia Terrace
  • Kiwanis Park - 3400 Johnson Street
  • Lincoln Park - 2340 Lincoln Street
  • Lions Park - 3003 Hollywood Boulevard
  • Mara B. Giulianti Park - 4151 N Hills Drive
  • Montella Park - 1231 N 69th Way
  • Oak Street Park - Oak Street & Surf Road
  • Oakridge Park - 5200 SW 35th Avenue
  • Oakwood Hills Park - 2701 N 26th Avenue
  • Poinciana Park- 1301 South 21st Avenue
  • Sailors Point Park - 921 N Northlake Drive
  • Sal Oliveri Veterans Park - 4701 Tyler Street
  • Stan Goldman Park – 800 Knights Road
  • Three Islands Park - 1902 Parkview Drive
  • Water View Park - 2660 Coolidge Street
  • Zinkil Park - 5451 Washington Street 

Basketball Courts 

Outdoor basketball courts are open for individual use. No multiplayer games or pick-up games permitted and physical distancing must be maintained at all times. No groups of more than 10, includes those on court and waiting for a court 

  • Bicentennial Park - 7300 Farragut Street
  • David Park Community Center - 108 N. 33rd Court
  • Emerald Hills Lake - 3901 N 30th Terrace
  • Jefferson Park - 1501 Jefferson Street
  • Mara B. Giulianti Park - 4151 N Hills Drive
  • Kay Gaither Community Center - 6291 Funston Drive
  • Washington Park Community Center - 5199 Pembroke Rd
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Community Center - 2400 Charleston St 

Paddleball Courts 

Paddleball courts are open for singles play with only two people allowed per court allowed. No multiplayer games. Physical distancing is required off court. No groups of more than 10, includes those on court and waiting for a court. 

  • Charnow Park - 300 Connecticut Street
  • Jefferson Park - 1501 Jefferson Street
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center - 2400 Charleston Street 

Pickleball Courts 

Pickleball courts are open for singles and doubles play. Physical distancing is required off court. No groups of more than 10, includes those on court and waiting for a court. 

  • Stan Goldman Park - 800 Knights Road

Tennis Courts 

  • Driftwood Community Center - 3000 N 69th Avenue
  • Jefferson Park - 1501 Jefferson Street
  • David Park Tennis Center - 510 N 33rd Court (For more information contact the Tennis Center at 954.967.4236.) 

Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Singles and doubles play. 

Boat Ramps 

Hollywood Marina - 700 Polk Street
Boat Ramps open to motor-powered craft only. One boat on a ramp at a time. Marina Boat Ramp returned to normal hours of operation, 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. as of Wednesday, May 27th.

Holland Park - 801 Johnson Street
Boat ramps open for normal operations. Observation Tower is now open. Please follow physical distancing requirements.

Ramp hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Once the parking area reaches capacity, the ramps will be closed.)

Golf Courses 

  • Golf courses at Hollywood Beach Golf Club, Eco Golf Club and Orangebrook Golf Club are open for play with restrictions. View restrictions by clicking here.
  • The Driving Range at Orangebrook is open with limited capacity and physical distancing rules in place. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. On Sunday and Wednesday the hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Community Garden 

The Community Garden at Oak Lake requires anyone working in the garden to wear a mask.

ArtsPark Studio

No tours, lessons or private engagements at this time.

The ArtsPark Artists in Residence are accepting individual and groups of less than 10 for classes and instruction. 

Contact artists directly for more information and upcoming classes: 

  • Glass Blowing Studio -
  • Jewelry Studio - 305.450.5125
  • Jen Clay Textiles and Animation Studio - 

Skate Parks 

  • Hollywood West - Open 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Stan Goldman - Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. One person per element and no more than 10 people in the skate park at a time. 

Dog Parks 

  • Emerald Hills Lakes Park - 3013 N 39th Street
  • John Williams Park - 6101 Sheridan Street
  • Oakridge Park - 5300 SW 35 Avenue
  • Poinciana Park - 1301 S 21 Avenue
  • Stan Goldman Park - 800 Knights Road 

Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. City-maintained dog parks will be open for individual use, no groups or walkers. Physical distancing is required. Owners should bring water with them as the facility water fountains WILL NOT be operational. 

Hollywood Dog Beach (with permit only) 

Hollywood Dog Beach (the area of the beach between Pershing and Custer Streets) is now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All users must have daily or six month pass. Patrons must follow physical distancing when in park. Facial coverings must be worn at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. Please bring your own water as water fountains are closed. Permits can be purchased at Dog Beach only during operations hours at this time. Credit cards only. Hollywood Dog Beach is only the area located between Pershing and Custer Streets on Hollywood Beach during designated days/times. 

Driftwood Community Pool

The Driftwood Community Pool, located at 3000 N 69th Avenue is currently closed to swimming due to COVID-19. 

 It will reopen for small group classes and lap swimming under the following restrictions when it is safe to do so.

  • Only courses where instructor can teach outside of the water or maintain 6 ft. physical distance.
  • Participants only inside facility.
  • Professional courses CPR, AED, Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor.
  • NO OPEN SWIM at this time.
  • Physical distancing required at all times.
  • Facial coverings must be worn outside of water.
  • Temperature check for employees and patrons required before entry into facility.

For the current status of the pool and information on classes, contact the pool at 954.967.4644 

Pavilion Rentals 

Pavilion rentals are available for only parties less than 10. Pavilions must be rented in advance, no walk up rentals allowed. Visitors must adhere to physical distancing and must wear facial cover at all times unless engaged in exercise activity such as walking, running, jogging, skating, bicycling, etc., while maintaining a six foot distance from other individuals. If a distance of six feet is not possible, a facial covering must be worn. Venues will be limited to 1 rental per day. Only pavilions listed below are available for rental. Rental times are 4 hours maximum. All other pavilions remain closed at this time. Please call 954.921.3404 to reserve a pavilion. 

  • Holland Park - 801 Johnson St
  • John Williams Park - 6101 Sheridan Street
  • Sal Oliveri Veterans Park - 4701 Tyler Street 

Limited Park Restroom Facilities Available 

  • Holland Park
  • Sailors Point
  • Stan Goldman Park
  • Zinkil Park 

These facilities will be cleaned and sanitized twice daily, seven days a week per CDC guidelines. Please, only one customer at a time inside the restroom facility. Families are allowed to go in together.

All Restrooms Available on Hollywood Beach 

  • Charnow Park
  • Harry Berry Park
  • Johnson Street (maintained by Margaritaville staff)
  • Keating Park
  • Tyler Street
  • Fillmore Street
  • Taft Street
  • Missouri Street
  • Nevada Street 

City of Hollywood Public Works crews unlock and sanitizes with 70% alcohol each morning. Between 11:00 a.m. and noon crews clean and sanitize again. In the afternoon the Community Redevelopment Agency third party vendor cleans every hour. They are also taking extra measures to sanitize each facility. The facilities are cleaned one last time before the doors are locked for the evening. The crews start that final cleaning and closing process at 9:00 p.m.


Free COVID TestingFree COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site in West Hollywood 

Florida Department of Health in Broward County, in partnership with the City of Hollywood, is hosting a free COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site on Tuesday through Saturday at the Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in West Hollywood from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


What Do I Need To Know In Order To Be Tested?

  • Anyone can be tested regardless of age. Those under the age of 18 require parent or guardian consent.
  • Anyone can be tested regardless of symptoms.
  • Bring your appointment confirmation number with you, if you made an appointment.     

What Happens When I Arrive?

  • Each individual will be greeted and directed by personnel in protective gear. 
  • Each individual will be asked to provide their government issued ID, first and last name, health insurance card and contact information.

What is the Testing Process?

  • A health professional in personal protective equipment will provide you with instructions. 
  • A soft swab will be inserted into your nose or throat to get the necessary sample. This may be slightly uncomfortable; however, the test is quick and should take less than a minute.

What Happens After I Am Tested? 

  • After you have been tested, you will be given information on what to do while awaiting test results. Please keep the instruction sheet until after you receive your results. 
  • Follow signage and directions for exiting the testing site. 
  • After being tested, continue to monitor and record symptoms. 
  • You will receive your test results via telephone call.

For a list of state-supported COVID-19 testing sites and more information on what to know prior to visiting a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, please visit

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