Broward County is under a mandatory shutdown with only essential businesses allowed to operate. But some companies may be violating that order.
One person, who wished to remain anonymous, told SFGN his company is open despite the shutdown. He’s concerned, but felt there was nothing he could do.
So what can be done?
A spokesperson for the County said if the business is located within the Broward Municipal Services District, contact them. If the business is located within a city, the city will need to be contacted. For instance in Coconut Creek contact the Code Compliance office at 954-956-1476.
But in Wilton Manors, a spokesperson said to call the Wilton Manors Police Department at 954-390-2150.
On Monday Broward issued an order shutting down all retail and commercial businesses. Essential businesses like medical facilities, banks, grocery stores and banks are allowed to remain open. The order though has a detailed list of what is considered essential. Click here to read the order.
Some of the other exemptions include businesses that employ five people or fewer, transportation providers, assisted living facilities, and businesses operating at the airport. In addition non-essential businesses are allowed to maintain “minimum basic operations,” including security and payroll, as long as they follow federal guidelines on social distancing and cleanliness.
Restaurants are allowed to continue to serve takeout and delivery.