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The City of Pompano Beach and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) are helping businesses get back up and running, provide social distancing, and enjoy some fresh air. The City of Pompano Beach has established this program to ensure businesses have the greatest ability to operate successfully during the COVID-19 economic recovery. This program includes leveraging available private and public space to be used as expanded areas for restaurant and retail activity while maintaining public safety requirements.

Restaurants will be allowed to utilize additional supplemental outdoor customer service areas, provided the dining areas comply with public safety standards. The City is currently suspending all outdoor application requirements for restaurants and retail businesses to expand operating space into portions of privately owned and public rights-of-way. Please note, certain written approvals and building permits are required, as noted in this brochure.

Program

In concert with the Governor’s Executive Order, and Broward County orders, the City of Pompano Beach has enacted Emergency Proclamation # 20-07., which created guidelines to temporarily allow restaurants and retail businesses to expand their business footprint onto public rights-of-way or in privately owned parking lots without meeting certain City Code and application requirements. All capacity restrictions included with the State, County, and Local Orders will apply.

Temporary Outdoor Areas on Private Property: Restaurants and retail establishments with access to private sidewalks or private parking may utilize these areas for outdoor dining and retail merchandise display areas, in accordance with the public safety standards outlined within this brochure. Written consent from the landlord is required.

Temporary Outdoor Areas on Public Property: Restaurants and retail establishments with access to public sidewalks or on-street parking may utilize these areas for outdoor dining and retail merchandise display areas, in accordance with the public safety standards outlined within this brochure, including the supplemental standards for business uses in the public right-of-way. Written consent from the landlord is required. Some instances require written approval from the City Manager or CRA Director, see below.

Public Safety Standards

In the interest of public safety, the following requirements will be applicable to all restaurants and retail businesses in the City of Pompano Beach that utilize any City rights-of-way for outdoor seating or display. Temporary Outdoor Seating and Retail Merchandise Display shall:

  • An Indemnification, Defense and Hold Harmless Agreement must be completed and signed prior to commencing outdoor business activities.
  • Follow all provisions included in the City of Pompano Beach Emergency Proclamation # 20-07.
  • Be located on a hard, bonded and dustless surface.
  • o Any tents over 120 square feet require a Building Permit Application from the City of Pompano Beach.
  • o Provide five feet clearance for all walkways.
  • o No business, dining area, or merchandise display area entrance or exit can be blocked.
  • Not exceed the currently allowed occupancy for the business.
  • Shall be configured and maintained in a way that is in compliance with all Social Distancing guidelines as required by Federal, State, County and CDC requirements. Including but not limited to, six foot separation between patrons, staff to wear masks, and sanitize all seating areas between each use.
  • No parking for disabled persons may be repurposed for restaurant or retail use.
  • Retail establishments shall monitor the outdoor merchandise display areas so as to limit the number of patrons to not exceed the number of permitted people in one area per the Federal, State, County and CDC requirements.
  • Provide temporary buffers (if proposed in parking areas, parking bays or parking lots) by way of potted plants, traffic cones, or otherwise distinguish between the parking area and temporary outdoor seating or merchandise display.
  • No goods for sale nor food related items may be stored or remain outdoors overnight. Tables, chairs and any other furniture utilized for outdoor dining shall be gathered and secured each night in a manner to prevent their scattering about during any inclement weather and wind overnight and otherwise when not in use.
  • Be directly in front of the tenant space containing the eating or drinking establishment or retail establishment, unless the owner of the property agrees in writing to an extension of the outdoor seating area to areas of adjoining tenants.
  • If alcoholic beverages will be served outdoors, the business must have proof that the extended outdoor areas are included with their license from the State of Florida.
  • No sound production or reproduction machine or device (including, but not limited to musical instruments, loud-speakers, and sound amplifiers) shall be used, operated, or played in the outdoor area at a volume that is any louder than necessary for the convenient hearing of persons within the outdoor area, and that would disturb the peace, quiet, or comfort of adjoining properties.
  • Hours of operation of the outdoor seating area and outdoor merchandise display area shall be the same as those for the eating or drinking establishment or retail store.
  • Except in the Atlantic Overlay District, the number of outdoor seats shall not exceed the number of indoor seats.
  • Maintain a clear distance of at least five feet from any alley, crosswalk, fire hydrant, or similar public or emergency access feature in or near the sidewalk. A greater clear distance may be required where necessary to ensure use of the public or emergency access feature.
  • Dining or display areas cannot block access for Police and Fire Rescue vehicles.
  • Must be kept clean and all garbage and debris associated with the outdoor use area must be contained to the area and removed for disposal.
  • Any use of City and/or CRA rights-of-way, private parking areas, public parking areas or public open space for restaurant and retail use pursuant to this program shall comply with all applicable fire, life safety, and ADA requirements. Outdoor activity cannot create a hazardous condition.
  • Hand washing or hand sanitizing stations shall be easily accessible.
  • o Outdoor Kitchens:
    • Outdoor kitchens are permitted only with written consent of the CRA Director or City Manager. Please call 954.786.4048 to request approval.
    • Restaurants that own or lease a building for operation of the restaurant can augment the operation of the restaurant by use of a temporary movable kitchen.
    • To the extent possible, the outdoor kitchen structure shall be located adjacent to the building that houses the restaurant. If adjacency is not possible, the outdoor kitchen structure shall be located in as close proximity as possible to the building that houses the restaurant.
    • All outdoor kitchens shall comply with all Department of Health regulations regarding mobile kitchens, as well as all other requirements of the Plan.
  • Supplemental standards for outdoor dining or retail merchandise display in the public right-of-way or open spaces:
    • Outdoor uses are only permitted on property or rights-of-way owned by City of Pompano Beach or CRA. State and County roads are excluded from this program.
    • No vehicular travel lane in the right-of-way may be obstructed unless authorized as part of an approved Road Closure and/or Special Event application.
    • The City reserves the right to restrict or prohibit the use of City or CRA rights-of-way, use of private parking areas, use of public parking areas and use of public open space for restaurant and retail use otherwise permitted by this Proclamation if the City or CRA determines that such use endangers the public health, safety, or welfare, at the City’s or CRA’s sole and absolution discretion.
    • Lounge seating or portable bars are prohibited in the City and CRA rights-of-way.
    • The below listed activities require City Manager review and approval prior to commencing business activity in publicly owned spaces. Please call 954-786-4048 for more information.
      • Use of parking areas that contain parking meters.
      • Utilization of a public open space or public parking lot within the City and CRA.
      • Outdoor kitchens.
Timeframes: These temporary provisions are valid only during the Declared Emergency Proclamation # 20-07 by the City of Pompano Beach. The City will follow the occupancy allowances for restaurants as set by any Governor Executive Orders and any Broward County Orders.

Please call or email the City of Pompano Beach Economic Response Team
954-786-4048 Chris.clemens@copbfl.com

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Important Links:

- Broward County: https://www.broward.org/coronavirus
- Florida Health: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/
- CDC: CDC.gov
- Travel Recommendations from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
- Federal Trade Commission – Advice to protect consumers from scammers: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/02/coronavirus-scammers-follow-headlines

If you are concerned that you have been exposed to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the Florida Department of Health in Broward County at 954-412-7300 and your healthcare provider before traveling to any healthcare facility.

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Mayor Hardin COVID-19 Updates

To watch the Mayor's update "Working through the Pandemic" please see this link.

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The City of Pompano Beach forms Economic Response Team for COVID-19

The City of Pompano Beach, the Economic Development Council (EDC), Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to provide support and recovery efforts for the business community of Pompano Beach. The Economic Response Team (ERT) will be led by the organizations mentioned as well as the City’s executive staff. The goal is to ensure support and resources to help our local businesses recover from this unprecedented crisis.

Please find important business sources below to assist businesses during this time. In addition, the ERT is recommending all Pompano Beach businesses complete the Economic Response Business Survey to help determine and execute recovery strategies and initiatives.


Business Resources

COVID-19 Scams

Please be aware of an increase in scams concerning COVID-19. Scammers are using phishing emails and other methods to obtain personal information, account numbers, passwords, etc. We have also been informed of an incident where perpetrators claiming to be from the CDC, wearing protective clothing, showed up at a resident’s door. Please read below for some very important things you can do to protect yourself from Scams.

  • Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.
  • Don’t click on ads or articles claiming to have live interactive maps from untrusted websites.
  • Use trusted sources — such as legitimate, government websites — for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19. Visit floridahealthcovid19.gov for more info.
  • Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
  • Do not reveal personal or financial information during phone calls. Call the person back at a published Department of Health phone number.
  • If you see or experience something unusual call the Attorney General at 1(866) 9NO-SCAM and do not give out any personal information.
If you see or experience something unusual call the Attorney General at 1(866) 9NO-SCAM and do not give out any personal information.

Report price gouging using the No Scam app. Download the app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Banks and the government will not call, text, or email you asking for personal information. When in doubt, go to a website without clicking any links, call the number listed on the financial institutions website or call call the Attorney General at 1(866) 9NO-SCAM.

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Parks and City Facilites

The following City emergency regulations are in effect as of 7:00 a.m. Monday morning, March 23rd in the City of Pompano Beach and will remain in effect until further notice. The measures have been implemented for the protection of our residents, visitors, businesses and employees to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the healthcare system is not overwhelmed. The City will continue to assess the situation and make changes as necessary.

City Hall

  • City Hall is closed to the public, with limited operations by City employees.
  • The Building Department will continue to collect permit applications placed in the drop box on the north side of City Hall.
  • Building and Fire Prevention inspections will be limited to commercial facilities and essential construction projects.
  • Essential City departments will be available electronically for emergency matters.
Drive-up Window

  • The City Hall drive-up window is closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use the drop box next to the drive up window.
  • After hours, there is a night depository drop box next to the drive up window open 24/7.
Cultural Facilities

  • The City’s Cultural Center and Library, BaCA, Ali Cultural Center, Blanche Ely House, and Amphitheatre are closed.
Beaches

  • The beach is now open for limited use only.
OPEN –Parks will remain open from sunrise to sunset. Encourage parks to be used in short-use intervals for one to two hours for passive park enjoyment – walking, hiking, biking, jogging, nature, personal boat launching, golf and single only tennis.

  • Visitors are not allowed to enter a park if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Physical distancing of six feet minimum required.
  • All visitors must have face coverings and use them when they come within 6 feet of another person
  • Guests must follow CDC guidelines on personal hygiene.
  • Social gathering of groups of 9 and less will be permitted. A minimum of 50 ft. shall be maintained between all groups.
  • Bathrooms will reopen and will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected by the Public Works Department on a daily basis.
  • Use of racquetball courts will be allowed for single play only.
  • Basketball courts for individual play only. No practices or games.
  • Tennis Center will reopen for singles or doubles play only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to sunset.
  • The Golf Course will reopen during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to sunset.
  • The Pier will be open between the hours of 7a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • The Dog Park will open from sunrise to sunset.
  • Alsdorf Boat Ramp will reopen during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Walking and nature paths will be one way (directional). Guests must have face coverings and use them when coming within 6 ft. of another person.
  • Vehicle parking capacity in parks will be regulated, as necessary, to adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines.
  • BSO officers, Park Rangers and Park Monitors will be utilized to assist with surveillance of all parks.
  • All law enforcement personnel will be notified that we are reopening and for what purposes so we can request patrols from zone officers.
  • Park Rangers and Park Monitors will patrol parks to promote visibility and check for compliance with approved protocol and unified messaging and enforcement.
  • Unified staff message to the public to help us keep parks open and safe, and to maintain CDC guidelines.
  • If patrons do not comply with unpermitted uses then Park Monitors will contact the Park Rangers to ensure compliance. If for some reason there is still no compliance then BSO will be notified and directed to the scene for compliance.

Aquatics Center

  • The Pompano Beach Aquatic Center will be opening June 17th. New hours of operations, policies, and procedures will be in place to facilitate social distancing requirements & increased facility sanitation. Reservations will be required for swim session times. Please see this document for more information. Houston Sworn Aquatic Center will remain CLOSED.

CLOSED


The following parks will remain closed

  • Mitchell/Moore Park (901 NW 10 Street Pompano Beach) due to COVID-19 Walk Up Test Site 
  • Exchange Club Park
  • Centennial Park will remain closed

The following amenities/activities remain closed.

  • All organized athletic leagues, games, races, practices, tournaments, recreation programs, and events are suspended
  • Social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people are not allowed.
  • Grills and grilling.
  • Rental halls.
  • Outdoor fitness equipment areas.
  • Playgrounds and play areas.
  • Picnic tables and pavilions.
  • Splash pads.
  • Sports fields.
  • Houston Sworn Aquatic Center

Golf Course

  • The Pines golf course is open.
  • The Palms golf course is open. Walking only.
  • One golfer per cart, however, Individuals residing at the same address my ride two per cart.
  • No walking on the Pines course.
  • Tee times start at 7:00 a.m. Walk on players will be given the first available tee time.
  • Credit Card only. No cash will be accepted.
  • The golf course will close at sunset.
  • The golf carts will be cleaned and disinfected after each round.
  • Social distancing will be enforced while checking in.
  • No rakes, no ball washers, no sand buckets on golf carts.
  • Do not remove flagsticks.
  • At the conclusion of your round, it will be the players responsibility to remove all trash from your cart.
  • All practice areas are open.

Tennis Center

  • Single and doubles play
  • Exact cash or credit cards only
  • Social distancing will be enforced while checking in.
  • Signs on office door requiring face masks upon entry
  • 7:00 a.m. - sunset

Dog Park

  • Entry Signage:
    • You or your dog feeling sick? DO NOT enter the dog park.
    • Been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms? DO NOT enter the park
    • Keep 6 feet distance with others (avoid handshakes and contact).
    • All visitors must have face coverings to wear with them and use them when they come within 6 feet of another person.
    • Do not touch other dogs.
    • All permanent seating is closed.
    • Vacate the premises when finished.
    • Please bring your own water. No water fountains will be available.
  • Sunrise to sunset.
  • Only 25 people will be allowed in each section of the dog park at any given time.
  • Dog Park will remain closed on Tuesdays for maintenance.
  • Memberships will be extended once reopening date is confirmed.
  • Water fountains will be covered.
  • Park monitor stationed there for first month of reopening to enforce guidelines and clean high-contact areas.
  • All permanent seating will remain closed.

Pier

  • The Pier will open to the public from 7a.m.- 10pm
  • All visitors must have face coverings to wear with them and use them when they come within 6 feet of another person.
  • Admission will be free.
  • No sitting will be allowed.
  • Patrons must adhere to the directional signage located throughout the pier.
  • No outside coolers, food, or drinks.
  • The Pier will be pressure cleaned prior to opening and on a daily basis.
  • Maximum number of patrons allowed on the pier will be limited to 200 at any given time.
  • Bait Shop Vendor will monitor attendance and ensure social distancing guidelines are being followed at all times.
Parks and Recreation FAQ

  • Q: What’s happening with Summer Camp?

    A: Staff continues to plan for summer camp accordingly. Due to the uncertainty of the situation, a tentative plan is in place but is subject to change as new information unfolds. Please continue to check the website for the latest information. As of now, an Elementary camp for those entering grades 1-5 will take place at Highlands Park (1650 NE 50th Court) and the Middle School Camp for those entering grades 6-8 will take place at Mitchell Moore Park (901 NW 10th Street). Space will be limited. To reserve your spot, please register via Webtrac. Fees will not be necessary to reserve a spot, but will be required prior to the start of camp. To obtain a household ID email Laurie.Thompson@copbfl.com.

  • Q: I paid for the entire month of March for aftercare, will I get a refund?

    A: Yes, you will be able to obtain a partial refund or credit for the month of March. Please submit refund/transfer/credit form to Laurie.Thompson@copbfl.com

  • Q: Will there be a football and cheer season?

    A: Football/cheer season will continue as planned when the pandemic ends. We will start immediately after.

  • Q: Will the center facilities be sterilized before they open?

    A: Yes, We are taking every precaution to sterilize all amenities before we resume all activities.

  • Q: Are Public Event Applications being processed?

    A: No. Although Public Events are currently not being processed you can still send yours in for a future event. Please email Chelsea.anderson@copbfl.com

  • Q: What is going to happen with my Beach Wedding?

    A: All Beach weddings have been cancelled until further noticed due to the Beach Closure. Once the beach resumes normal activity beach weddings will resume. If you wish to reschedule or cancel the date of your beach wedding due to the closure please contact Park Ranger 954.786.4128. Refunds will be issued for cancellations.

  • Q: How are you enforcing social distancing in the Parks?

    A: In every effort to keep the parks open, The City has deployed its staff to monitor the Parks. The "friendly monitors" will remind patrons of the social distancing precautions in place. The Monitors will be wearing a City of Pompano Beach uniform and Logo or Park Ranger Uniform.

  • Q: Since all the nets have been taken down in parks pickle ball tennis etc. When will they put them back up?

    A: We will put the nets back up park by park once we get the go ahead.

  • Q: What is going to happen with my membership? (Dog Park, Tennis & Aquatics) Will it be extended?

    A: Your membership will be extended the length of the closure.

  • Q: Are the clay tennis courts at the Tennis Center ok since you have been closed so long?

    A: Absolutely! even in this time of social distancing and stay home we have had 1 court groomer at a time is keeping the courts up and doing much needed special maintenance. The courts will be in great shape upon reopen.

  • Q: How long will it take to resume all lessons and programs at all our facilities including tennis and aquatics?

    A: Staff is working behind the scenes to have as little of a delay as possible from the time we get the “all clear” to when we resume all programs. When you get the “all clear” you will need to contact your facility for the program schedule and availability?

  • Q: Why is construction occurring at the Aquatic Center?

    A: The Aquatic Center had three construction/renovation projects scheduled over the next few months. In an effort to minimize the impact on patrons due to extended construction closures it was decided to move the projects forward to begin early and make use of the public facility closure. This way when we reopen it will be with little to no impact on facility function or capacity.
Online City Services

  • Residents and businesses are encouraged to utilize Pompano Beach’s online services to conduct business. Please visit www.pompanobeachfl.gov for information about a variety of online services including Water Billing, Business Tax Receipts, Building Permits and Permit Fees, Parking Tickets, Code Compliance - Report or View Cases, Planning and Zoning application submission, Alarm Billing, Electronic Plan Review, Inspection Scheduling and more.
Public Meetings

  • All meetings of the City Commission, City boards, including all advisory and statutory boards, City committees and City working groups are postponed.
  • All Special Magistrate, Code Enforcement, Board of Adjustment, Nuisance Abatement Board hearings, and Community Court are postponed.
  • All homeowner association and civic association meetings conducted or held on City property are postponed.
Restaurants, Food and Alcohol Sales

  • All restaurants, cafeterias, and other food service establishments are mandated to cease all on-premises service. However, they may continue to operate their kitchens for drive-thru, delivery, take-out, and exterior pick-up food services.
City Sanitation, Yard Waste, Recycling and Bulk Trash Services

  • All City sanitation collection services, including residential trash collection, yard waste, recycling, and bulk trash, will continue to operate on their regular collection schedules.
City Water and Wastewater Services

  • Please note that in an effort to assist our customers during the Covid-19 Pandemic, the City of Pompano Beach has suspended cut-offs for utility services through June 30, 2020. The City also will not be assessing any late fees.
  • Water and wastewater services are not affected by the coronavirus outbreak. These essential services will continue without interruption.

As part of its best effort to protect the public and our valued employees, the City of Pompano Beach City Commission is working in the spirit of cooperation with the U.S. President, Florida Governor and Broward County Commission to limit public gatherings thereby slowing the spread of COVID19.

Building Department

Pompano Beach City Hall is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 event. The majority of our staff are continuing to work remotely. We are still accepting submissions for permitting online, as well as through our new Dropbox, located on the North Side of City Hall. You can submit the following items in a sealed envelope:

- New Permit Applications & Corrections (include permit #)
- Business Tax Submissions & renewals
- Lien Search Requests & payments
- Planning & Zoning Submissions

Inspections will continue, but are limited to Commercial and Essential Permits at this time. We are temporarily setting the deadline for next day inspections at 4PM to allow Inspectors to prepare for the next day.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding.

Local Testing - Testing sites supported by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County at Lincoln Park in Fort Lauderdale, Mitchell Moore Park in Pompano Beach, Mullins Park in Coral Springs and Vista View Park will close at the end of the day on Friday, July 31 and will remain closed until they are safe to reopen, with each site anticipated to reopen on Tuesday. August 4. More information at https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Pages/Collection-Sites.aspx

Testing at Mitchell Moore Park

For more information on testing at Mitchell Moore Park 901 NW 10th Street, Pompano Beach please see this flyer.


Broward Health

Broward Health is Now Offering COVID-19 Testing. WALK UPS NOT ALLOWED. By appointment only. Please see this flyer for more information.


Drive thru corona virus testing sites in South Florida

Broward Health has announced it will be closing its coronavirus testing at its Pompano Beach site at the Festival Flee Market.

For those looking to get tested, there are sites still up and running across South Florida, with more on the way. Call the broward health line 954-320-5730 to set up an appointment.

Virtual Commission Meetings

For more information on our upcoming virtual commission meeting and how to participate please see this procedures document and this press release