Beginning Friday at 11 p.m., a curfew will be in place from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily in Broward.
The curfew is in place from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.
The new restrictions come under an emergency order issued Friday afternoon by County Administrator Bertha Henry.
Broward County Mayor Dale Holness said the curfew lasts through Aug. 1, giving the county time to gauge if it helps reduce the spread of the virus. If necessary, Holness said the curfew could be extended if the numbers don’t improve.
Broward now joins Miami-Dade County in having a curfew. Palm Beach County doesn’t have one, though it’s requiring all restaurants to close at 11 p.m., and it’s possible the county could enact tighter restrictions if conditions worsen.
There are 49 hospitals in Florida with 0% ICU beds available, according to Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration website as of 3 p.m. EST Sunday.
Five of those hospitals are in Broward County, just north of Miami Dade.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) July 19, 2020
The curfew remains in effect for Broward County from 11pm until 5am, daily until August 1. Residents are permitted to walk their pets within 250 feet of their homes, and travel to and from home to their place of employment. More information at https://t.co/I0v8VUNZl2. pic.twitter.com/u5fK397cKm
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) July 19, 2020