Broward County Restaurants For Pickup & Delivery

These South Florida restaurants are open for delivery and takeout during coronavirus shutdown

Below is a directory of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade eateries offering takeout and delivery. All food-delivery apps are waiving delivery fees until further notice. Keep checking back, as this list will be updated in the days and weeks ahead. And call before you go because the Sun Sentinel cannot verify the information.

To be included in this directory, restaurants should fill out this form.

 

Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus intended to halt economic meltdown

News alert: President Trump signs the largest emergency aid bill in US history, directing $2 trillion to fight the economic impacts of coronavirus

Trump signed the bipartisan measure just hours after the House of Representatives passed the bill, which will provide $1,200 checks to qualified Americans, financial relief to small businesses and industries, plus money for equipment and supplies needed to address the pandemic.

Read more…
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/27/coronavirus-house-set-pass-stimulus-package-includes-checks/2923953001/

House passes $2.2 trillion rescue package, rushes it to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.

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https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/house-passes-2-2t-rescue-package-rushes-it-to-trump

4 passengers dead, 138 sick on Holland America’s MS Zaandam

4 passengers dead, 138 sick on Holland America's MS Zaandam as the cruise remains in limbo due to coronavirus

The ship did not have coronavirus tests available on board until Thursday evening when it rendezvoused with Holland America's MS Rotterdam off the coast of Panama for additional supplies and medical personnel.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2020/03/27/coronavirus-4-dead-138-sick-holland-america-cruise-limbo/2927031001/

Florida attorney general issues consumer alert about coronavirus-related scams

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued a consumer alert about new scams that have been popping up that are related to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a news release issued Friday by State Attorney Dennis W. Ward, of Monroe County, the scams range from text messages and phone calls to imposters posing as health workers offering free COVID-19 tests.

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https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/03/27/florida-attorney-general-issues-consumer-alert-about-coronavirus-related-scams/

Broward County issues stay-at-home order

Coronavirus: Broward County issues ‘shelter in place’ order

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward County is urging its residents to remain at home and only leave for essential reasons, which include food, work and exercise that complies with social distancing guidelines.

Broward’s “Shelter-in-Place: Safer at Home” emergency order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus is similar to what several municipalities in South Florida had enacted, and it builds on the order earlier this week that closed non-essential businesses in Broward.

It begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday in Broward’s 31 cities.

“Broward County needs to be a leader and to send a clear message to the public,” Commissioner Mark Bogen said. “The goal is to urge people to stay home.”

Essential activities that remain allowed include:

  • Going to work or to a medical appointment
  • Getting groceries or takeout
  • Exercising outdoors (following the CDC’s social distance guidelines)
  • And leaving home in the event of an emergency

Read more…
https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/03/26/broward-county-issues-shelter-in-place-order/

Current COVID-19 Situation in Florida

Current Situation in Florida

What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida
Adults 60 and older and those with underlying medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are more likely to develop serious illness

See the numbers updated:
https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

The Graphic:
https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429

In Florida, unemployment benefits can be applied for online

MIAMI – The coronavirus pandemic is leading many companies to downsize, but there is hope for those who have been laid off.

“I think, many times, businesses look at their employees as a cost center to be minimized, when they should be looking at them as the only appreciating asset that they have,” said Mason Jackson with CareerSource Broward. “If you let them go, chances are, you’ll actually increase the recovery time as you try to hire and retrain new employees.”

Read more…
https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/03/24/in-florida-unemployment-benefits-can-be-applied-for-online/

Coronavirus Update: Broward County Closing All Non-Essential Businesses

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Broward County is closing all non-essential retail and commercial businesses in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The closure will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 23.

The Emergency Order goes into detail about which retail and commercial businesses are considered essential, and directed to remain open. They include, but are not limited to, healthcare providers and equipment suppliers, doctor’s offices and urgent care centers, mental health professionals, home health care service providers, grocery stores and pharmacies, businesses that provide food, shelter, social services and other necessities for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, banks, gas stations and media.

Read more…
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2020/03/22/coronavirus-update-broward-county-closing-all-non-essential-businesses/

Florida Opening Coronavirus Testing Facility At Hard Rock Stadium Monday

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) — A federally supported coronavirus testing facility is expected to open Monday in the parking lot of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, according to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

During a news conference Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee, DeSantis said more mobile testing sites are coming online including the one at Hard Rock Stadium. Another will open at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on Wednesday and a third at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville opened on Saturday.

Read more….
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2020/03/21/florida-opening-coronavirus-testing-facility-at-hard-rock-stadium-monday/

A Letter from Whole Foods Market – Response to COVID-19

Dear Whole Foods Market Community,

First and foremost, I hope you are staying well. As a company, Whole Foods Market is adjusting to the current circumstances that all of us are facing during this unprecedented time. We believe that the service we provide as a grocer is an essential one, and we are committed to continuing to serve our customers in a safe and responsible manner, both in our stores and through delivery.

With information moving quickly, we think it’s important to keep you informed of the measures we’re taking to ensure the health of both our customers and our 95,000+ team members. As you’d expect, all decisions we’re making are being guided by the counsel of outside health and food safety experts, including the CDC and local health authorities.

Along with enhanced sanitation measures and social distancing practices in stores, here are the most recent operational changes we want you to be aware of:

  • We have adjusted hours, with stores closing up to two hours early to give our team members more time to restock shelves, sanitize our stores and rest in preparation for the next day.
  • We are inviting customers 60 and older into the store to shop one hour before it opens to the general public.
  • We have temporarily closed self-serve areas of the store, including our hot bars, salad bars and antipasti bars. Other seated venues in our stores will offer takeout only, and any indoor or outdoor café seating is closed.

If you’ve shopped our stores in recent weeks, you’ve experienced our team members’ dedication and diligence to serving your community during a time of uncertainty. None of this is lost on us, which is why in addition to the changes you’re seeing in our stores, we’re taking extra precautions to ensure our team member’s safety and well-being. That includes measures to compensate and further support them during this unprecedented time, including: •All part- and full-time hourly team members at Whole Foods Market stores and facilities will receive an additional $2 per hour as part of the announcement Amazon made this week.

  • Additionally, all part- and full-time hourly team members at Whole Foods Market stores and facilities will receive double their regular hourly base rate of pay for every overtime hour worked in a workweek from March 16 through May 3, 2020.
  • All Whole Foods Market team members who are placed in quarantine or have a confirmed case of COVID-19 have access to the two weeks’ paid time off related to coronavirus that was announced last week.

For more on how we’re taking care of our team members, customers and stores, follow the link below.
https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company-info/covid-19-response?ref_=pe_32710620_487862460

 

Thank you for your kindness and patience as our team continues to work hard to serve our customers and communities. Please take care.

Sincerely,
John Mackey