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HomeCoronavirusBroward County Mayor Dale Holness provides Coronavirus Update

Broward County Mayor Dale Holness provides Coronavirus Update

On Wednesday, April 15, Mayor Dale Holness provided a Coronavirus update:

Feeding South Florida will begin food distribution on Thursday, April 16th at the following locations:

  • Pantry of Broward, 610 NW 3rd Street, from 8:30AM to 11:30AM.
  • Pembroke Pines, at City Center, 601 City Center Way, from 10AM to Noon.
  • Miramar, at Miramar Central Park, 16801 Miramar Pkwy, from 9AM-11AM.

On Friday, April 17th, food distribution begins:

  • Mills Pond Park, 2201 NW 9th Ave, in Fort Lauderdale at 9AM
  • Quiet Waters Park, 401 Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach at 9AM.

On Saturday, April 18th, food distribution is planned at Rayfield, 2210 Pierce Street in Hollywood from 10AM to Noon.

Open the trunk of your car and drive thru.   For more Broward locations and dates go to

The Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center will host a free drive-thru mask distribution event on Friday, April 17 beginning at noon at 1302 East Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale. If you or someone you know is in need of protective masks, this a great way to safely get one at no cost. Participants are reminded that this will be a drive-thru event, so please do not walk up to volunteers in order to receive a mask. Masks will be distributed on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Drive thru testing is taking place at the following locations:

  • Hard Rock Stadium is expanding testing to include anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, 347 Don Shula Dr. in Miami Gardens.  Drive thru testing begins at 9AM.
  • Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium (3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311). Collections will be taken from 9AM to 5PM daily.

To meet criteria, individuals must be:

  • Prescreened and meet CDC and DOH testing guidelines
  • Prequalified with a prescription
  • Pre-registered to receive an appointment through the Broward Health call center at 954-320-5730.

If patients do not have a primary care physician and need assistance, they can access Broward Health’s new BHealthy Now app that enables a patient to obtain a virtual health screening from a board-certified physician without leaving home. Physicians on-call will screen patients, assign risk, answer questions, and recommend next steps, such as prescribing a COVID-19 screening.

Visit for instructions on how to download the app and connect with physicians.

  • C.B. Smith Park (900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines) 9AM-5PM

Drive-through site has five lanes and is accessible by vehicle only. Prospective patients will be screened through a vehicle window. Eligible individuals for specimen collection include: first responders who are symptomatic of COVID-19, those aged 65 and over with coronavirus symptoms, and individuals who have traveled to infected regions or are immune compromised. Must bring ID. Site is operated by the Florida National Guard in cooperation with Memorial Healthcare Systems and the Florida Department of Health, at the direction of the Office of the Governor.

  • Cleveland Clinic, Krupa Center (3250 Meridian Pkwy, Weston)  Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Potential patients should call the Cleveland Clinic Florida appointment center at 954-659-5951 to be scheduled for a test. Callers will be screened by a nurse who will determine whether the caller meets the federal testing criteria. You must call and be pre-screened for an appointment.

The Florida Department of Health has released information about cities and counties of residence that have been tested positive for COVID-19.   To see a detailed map of zip codes, please go here: Florida COVID-19 cases by zip code.

To get answers to your questions about COVID-19, call the COVID-19 Hotline at 954-357-9500, or email

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