THE FOLLOWING IS AN UPDATE FROM THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)


Following is an update from the City of Fort Lauderdale on the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Mayor Trantalis Announces Opening of COVID-19 Testing Site at Holiday Park

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis announced today that a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will open at Holiday Park (1150 G. Harold Martin Drive) beginning Thursday, April 30 at 9 a.m. The testing site will be open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., by appointment only. Testing is available to anyone over the age of 18 with or without COVID-19 symptoms. No doctor referral is needed. Proper ID is required with name, date of birth, and photo. First responders needing tests may make appointments and use the Sunrise Boulevard entrance to the park. Please have badge or proper identification ready. Tests will be administered by healthcare professionals from AMR. Patients will be contacted when test results are available. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-209-7919, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. To read the Mayor’s announcement, visit https://bit.ly/35gel2A To view the Mayor’s media briefing, visit https://bit.ly/35hDRV0. For more details about the testing site, visit bit.ly/ftlcovid19testing.

U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Offering Business Assistance

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Small Business and Entrepreneurship Task Force is pleased to announce that individual business assistance is now available at no cost to small business owners. Small business owners impacted by the economic consequences of the pandemic can call 855-876-5561 to receive one-on-one help. Owners will be connected with experts who can assist them in developing strategies for their businesses, including personnel management, operations, and liquidity. Additionally, specialists will help owners navigate funding options at the federal, state, and local levels. For more details, visit bit.ly/2Vhvqoo.

Report Price Gouging to 1-866-966-7226

During the COVID-19 outbreak, neighbors are reminded to be on the lookout for scams and guard against price gouging. For a list of items covered under the state’s price gouging laws during the COVID-19 state of emergency, visit bit.ly/2wAxiA4 . Individuals who have experienced price gouging or scams related to COVID-19 can report them by calling Florida’s Price Gouging Hotline toll-free at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226). Complaints may also be submitted online at www.myfloridalegal.com. Violators of the price gouging law are subject to civil penalties of $1,000 per violation and up to a total of $25,000 for multiple violations committed in a single 24-hour period. For more information on price gouging, visit bit.ly/2K2pWsi.

Online City Services

Neighbors are encouraged to utilize Fort Lauderdale’s online services to conduct business. Please visit the Lauderserv page on the City’s website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/lauderserv for information about a variety of online services including utility billing, parking and transportation, code compliance, building permits, human resources, and more.

Utility Billing

Utility billing staff will be available by phone at 954-828-5150 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Neighbors can call utility billing to ask questions, open a new utility account, or make a payment. Utility billing payments may also be made online at www.fortlauderdale.gov/utilitybilling and at the drive-thru kiosk on the east side of City Hall, which is located at 100 North Andrews Avenue.

For Additional Information

For additional information regarding Coronavirus, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended protective measures, please visit:

Ways to Stay in Touch

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for neighbors to receive important information and updates:

Contact our 24-hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000

Coronavirus Hotline for Broward County

In addition to the Florida Department of Health’s 24/7 Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-779-6121, Broward County has launched a new COVID-19 telephone line at 954-357-9500 to assist the public with answers to questions about the virus. In addition to providing information, call takers are also conducting over-the-phone pre-screening for testing eligibility. The Broward County COVID-19 call center is operational from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., seven days a week.

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