Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all city buildings have been closed to the public. City services remain operational but staff is on a modified schedule for safety reasons. Activities such as building inspections and code response may be limited. Please contact us at 954-630-4335 8:00 am to 8:00 pm weekdays for more information.
As a reminder, all city sponsored programs, events and rentals are cancelled until further notice.
City passive parks remain open at this time. No group activity should be conducted. The city dog park, playgrounds, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and pickle ball courts are closed.
Remember please to practice social distancing of six feet or more and avoid touching unclean surfaces. Wash your hands frequently. As much as possible please confine yourself and your family to your home. Be sure anyone who enters thoroughly washes their hands. Use sanitizer regularly, if available.
Governor DeSantis has issued a statewide executive order closing all gyms and fitness centers, bars, and restaurants for in-house dining. Many restaurants are still open for take-out and delivery. Most grocery stores, pharmacies and other businesses remain open. Please contact them directly for more information.
The City Call Center Is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 pm should you have any questions. The telephone number is 954-630-4335. Again. That number is: 954-630-4335 or you can visit our website for updated information at: http://www.oaklandparkfl.gov.
Any violation shall result in immediate closure or shutdown.
City Commission Meeting — April 1, 2020:
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all City facilities are closed, including City Hall. The City Commission meeting will be held per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-69, and can be viewed via webstream on the City’s website http://www.oaklandparkfl.gov, on Comcast Channel 78, AT&T Channel 99, or on the City’s website the following day.
Public comments (no more than 250 words) can be submitted for the record to email@example.com by 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020. For more information, please call the City Clerk’s office at 954-630-4300.
City Events and Activities
City of Oakland Park Spring Break Camp: Cancelled, call Parks and Recreation for more info at 954-630-4500
Ethel M. Gordon Library: Closed/suspended until further notice. Polls will be open Tuesday 3/17.
Childcare Services: Closed/suspended until further notice.
Active Adult Activities: Closed/suspended until further notice.
Little League: Closed/suspended until further notice.
Dillon Tennis Center: Closed/suspended until further notice.
City Athletic Programs: Closed/suspended until further notice.
Oakland Park “Bark Park”: Effective Saturday, March 21, 2020, it will be closed until further notice.
Parks and Recreation:
- City passive parks remain open at this time. – No group activity should be conducted.
- The Bark Park, playgrounds, pavilions, restrooms, exercise equipment, basketball, tennis, volleyball, bocce and pickle ball courts are closed.
The City’s Call Center is open weekdays from 8 AM to 8 PM at 954-630-4335 should you have any questions concerning city services. Check the city’s website for the most current information.
Other city services remain operational, but staff is on a modified schedule for safety reasons. Activities such as building inspections and code response may be limited. City staff continues working in most offices (other staff remotely) and available by telephone and email. View contact information here.
Water & Wastewater Services: reminds residents that disinfecting wipes, although many claim to be “flushable” are generally not, and should not be flushed down the toilet as doing so may result in plumbing problems at home or further down the line. The same applies to tissues, paper towels and napkins. Please dispose of these items in your garbage.
Sanitation Services: Bulk, Garbage, and Recycling Collection Services continue to operate on their regular schedules.
Ed Morse Automotive Group Fleet Week Port
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, Ed Morse Automotive Group Fleet Week Port Everglades, originally scheduled for May 4 – 10, 2020, has been canceled.
We salute our men and women in uniform-and their families-for their steadfast service during this time of uncertainty. Broward Navy Days, Inc. would also like to thank our sponsors and community partners for their continued support.
Please watch our website and Facebook pages for updates about upcoming events and Ed Morse Automotive Group Fleet Week Port Everglades 2021.
Florida activates emergency loan program for small businesses
The application period for the recently activated Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program opened Tuesday for companies whose cash flows have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With both local and national governments placing restrictions on gatherings, and even implementing curfews in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, small businesses across sectors including hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics have experienced steep drops in sales in recent days.
But through May 8, small business owners with two to 100 employees can apply for the short-term interest-free loans of up to $50,000. Up to $50 million has been allocated for the program, according to an announcement from Gov. Ron DeSantis. “As we mitigate against the spread of COVID-19, the health, safety and well-being of Floridians comes first,” DeSantis said. “I understand the harm mitigation strategies will have on small businesses throughout our state. By activating the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan, we are providing the opportunity for Florida’s small businesses to receive cash immediately to ensure they can lessen the impacts felt as a result of COVID-19.”
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will administer the loans in partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and Florida First Capital Finance Corp. The loans are interest-free for up to one year and designed to bridge the gap in either federal U.S. Small Business Administration loans or commercially available loans.
To qualify, businesses must have been established before March 9 and be able to demonstrate the impact that the coronavirus has had on their cash flows.
Businesses with questions about the program can email disaster@FloridaSBDC.org or call (866) 737-7232. The DEO is surveying Florida businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus at FloridaDisaster.biz.
Broward Health offering Free Virtual or Telehealth visits
We have made the decision to serve the community with FREE virtual or telehealth visits on Baptist Heath Care On Demand.
Just like we did with Hurricanes Irma and Dorian, we want our community and employees to stay safe. If you or someone you know has cold or flu-like symptoms, use Baptist Health Care On Demand to find guidance and/or peace of mind – 24/7, nationwide. Please share with your contacts and networks so that they are aware of this free medical resource: https://go.baptisthealthcareondemand.net/care19/
Child Care Assistance for First Responders and BCPS Employees for the week of March 16 – 20, 2020
To help curb the impact school closures will have on our community, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is offering free child care for emergency responders and medical employees who work in Broward County and for essential BCPS staff. Child care will be available from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. from March 16 – 20, for kids from Pre-K through eighth grade, at the following elementary schools:
1. Lakeside Elementary School 900 NW 136 Avenue Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
2. Hollywood Hills Elementary School 3501 Taft Street Hollywood, FL 33021
3. Orange Brook Elementary School 715 South 46 Avenue Hollywood, FL 33021
4. Country Isles Elementary School 2300 Country Isles Road Weston, FL 33326
5. Fox Trail Elementary School 1250 Nob Hill Road Davie, FL 33324
6. Stephen Foster Elementary School 3471 SW 22 Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
7. Discovery Elementary School 8800 NW 54 Court Sunrise, FL 33351
8. Eagle Ridge Elementary School 11500 Westview Drive Coral Springs, FL 33076
9. Norcrest Elementary School 3951 NE 16 Avenue Pompano Beach, FL 33064
The mayors of Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach have announced they will be enforcing beach closures and restrictions to business hours of operation as part of a strategy to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
In Fort Lauderdale, the city will be closing the dry sand portion of its public beach from Harbor Drive to north of Oakland Park Boulevard.
Miami Beach will be closing its beach from Fifth to 15th streets, and beginning Monday, Lummus Park will be closed. The city will also be shutting down parking garages and surface lots, except for residents and access cardholders.
Bars and Restaurants
Dean Trantalis, Fort Lauderdale Mayor, confirmed the city will require all bars and restaurants to close by 10 p.m. and will be required to operate at no more than 50 percent of their allowed capacity.
Oakland Park residents use Code Red (in conjunction with Broward County) which sends texts for community alerts. Please sign up: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/9391BDC060F1
If you feel sick and before going to an emergency room, please contact FL Department of Health. This is to help prevent overwhelming our medical system. 1-866-799-6121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 24/7.
Call 211 Broward by dialing 2-1-1. This is a 24/7 helpline that connects people to community, health and disaster services.