Broward County issued Emergency Order 20-10 on Thursday, May 14, 2020, providing for a phased reopening of business activity, beginning on Monday, May 18, with restrictions in accordance with a modified Phase 1 of Governor Ron DeSantis’ statewide reopening plan. Broward’s beaches will remain closed.

The primary impact on community associations is on page 8:

Section 8.  Community Rooms, Fitness Centers, and Gyms in Housing Developments

Community rooms, fitness centers, and gyms, to the extent such amenities are located withing multi-family housing developments or community associations, but excluding standalone commercial facilities, may operate provided all such operations (a) are consistent with the guidelines stated in Attachment 6; (b) comply with the CDC Guidelines and Broward County Emergency Order 20-07, as amended ; and (c) comply with he following capacity limitation:  occupancy must not exceed (50%) maximum capacity.

Associations are not required to re-open these facilities.

Key limitations noted in Attachment 6 include:

  1. 50% capacity
  2. Residents only, no guests
  3. Machines, equipment and tables being used must be 6 feet apart
  4. No multi-player games (mahjong, poker, etc.,) allowed between people outside same household.
  5. Community rooms, fitness center, or gym must be “deep cleaned, disinfected and sanitized” before opening and daily after.
  6. Disinfecting wipes shall be provided by association and residents shall be required to wipe down each machine after each use.
  7. Hand sanitizer shall be provided by the association and patrons must be informed they must sanitize their hands upon entering the gym and prior to utilizing each piece of equipment
  8. Hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, and shower facilities shall remain closed.

To view the Broward County Emergency Order 20-10, please click here.

To learn more about the order and get your questions answered, join Campbell Property Management and Frank Weinberg Black for a brief, 30 minute webinar on Tuesday, May 19 at 12:00 PM. Click here to register!