City Closes Summer Camp at Bass Park due to COVID-19

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Earlier today (Friday, June 26, 2020), the City of Fort Lauderdale was informed that one of the children attending the City’s summer camp program at Bass Park, located at 2750 N.W. 19 Street, tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, a camp counselor at the facility is awaiting test results. For the protection of campers and staff, the City has closed the camp program at Bass Park and contacted all of the parents of the children enrolled. 


Public Urged to Follow Protocols to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 Businesses Violating COVID-19 Regulations Face Fines and Shutdowns

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – In the wake of a rising number of coronavirus cases, City of Fort Lauderdale code officers closed nine restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard and along the A1A corridor this past weekend for violating operating procedures related to COVID-19. The businesses were shut down for 24 hours and were not allowed to reopen until code officers verified that the violations were addressed.


Fort Lauderdale Welcomes U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Fort Lauderdale, -- Earlier today, Mayor Dean J. Trantalis, Vice Mayor Steven Glassman, and City Manager Chris Lagerbloom welcomed U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Secretary Bernhardt was in town to receive an update on plans for the new Las Olas Marina as well as tour the project site, which is located on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway just north of the Las Olas Bridge.


City seeks to address racial justice, looks toward next steps with COVID-19

The past month has shaken our community as we continue to suffer the effects of the COVID-19 virus as well as the devastating impact of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

His death was disturbing not only in its brutality and lack of humanity but also in the abuse of a police officer’s power. Our collective conscience was shaken, and the public outpouring of emotion hit home locally as people took to the streets in protest. So many of our community are angry and grieving at the loss of too many black lives.


South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) Hosts Aging and Resilience Virtual Roundtable

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fostering resiliency in our communities is critical during today’s climate of uncertainty, especially among elders who have been greatly impacted by isolation and loneliness due to COVID-19. The South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) recently hosted a virtual roundtable, “Aging and Resilience: Where Do We Go From Here?,” that brought together community leaders and technology experts to discuss how South Florida’s communities can work together to bounce back from the crisis and ensure that our most vulnerable populations are supported with opportunities to thrive.

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