Florida Aquarium Makes Breakthrough

MIAMI (CNN) — The Florida Aquarium has made a breakthrough that will help save “America’s Great Barrier Reef,” the third largest coral reef in the world and is found just off the coast of the Florida Keys.

For the first time in world history, the aquarium in Tampa has successfully reproduced ridged cactus coral in human care.

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https://miami.cbslocal.com/2020/04/22/florida-aquarium-breakthrough-saving-coral-reef-florida-keys/

Broward County Emergency Order 20-06 Issued

BROWARD COUNTY, FL –  Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-06 today, effective as of 12:01AM Friday, April 10, 2020.The Emergency Order clarifies essential businesses and essential services, as well as encourages essential businesses to provide enhanced sanitary practices at their locations.

The Governor’s Executive Order 20-89 issued on March 20th requires Broward County to restrict public access to business and facilities deemed nonessential under Miami-Dade Emergency Order 07-20. The Governor’s subsequent Executive Order 20-91 issued on March 30th orders that all persons in Florida limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their homes to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities. The current order clarifies and codifies the Governor’s order to make it applicable to Broward County.

In addition, all businesses providing essential services are strongly encouraged to:

– Provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers for use by customers and employees;

– Provide disinfecting wipes at points of entrance, cash registers, and/or other appropriate locations for customers to disinfect carts, shopping baskets, and point of sale terminals; or, alternatively, designate staff responsible for disinfecting carts, shopping baskets, and points of sale terminals after each customer use; and

– Implement procedures for custodial or janitorial staff to sanitize frequent touch points through the day, including point of sale terminals at registers, conveyor belts, door handles, door plates, shelves, and other appropriate locations.

This Emergency Order does not limit religious services at any location, but all persons performing or attending religious services are urged to fully comply with all measures advised by the CDC including limiting gatherings to no more than ten (10) people and practicing social distancing of at least six (6) feet between persons.

Except as otherwise provided or required by any other applicable Executive Order, this order does not affect or limit the operations of Broward County, any public utility, any municipality, the Broward County School District, the North Broward Hospital District, the South Broward Hospital District, any other local government entity in Broward County, or any State or federal office or facility.

For the latest updates, visit FloridaHealth.gov, email [email protected] or call the Call Center at 954-357-9500. To learn what Broward County is doing, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus.

See Essential Services Frequently Asked Questions.

DATE: April 9, 2020 
MEDIA CONTACT: Ric Barrick, Assistant Director
Office of Public Communications
PHONE: 954-357-8541
EMAIL: [email protected]

News Releases:

https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Pages/Updates.aspx?=Releases

The complete list of ‘essential businesses’ in each South Florida county

While Gov. Ron DeSantis finally issued a statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday, here in South Florida, he had already done so a few days before, shuttering all nonessential businesses.

That followed various county and city orders that did the same but with key differences — and that meant confusion over what is considered “essential.”

Check the link below – it is a long list!

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https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-essential-businesses-20200401-d2pa2mztsradfagh3sct4mcjsm-story.html

DeSantis orders entire state to stay home beginning at midnight

Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue statewide stay-at-home order for Florida

Order goes into effect at midnight on Thursday

“It makes sense to make this move now,” he said, of the order taking effect at midnight and in place for the next 30 days.

The Executive Order by the Governor – EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 20-91
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6823554/Gov-Ron-DeSantis-Stay-at-Home-Executive-Order.pdf

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https://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/gov-ron-desantis-issues-stay-at-home-order-for-state-of-florida

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.