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Broward Prepares to Reopen Movie Theaters, Bowling Alleys, Camps

Broward officials are preparing to join the rest of the state in allowing summer camps, movie theaters and bowling alleys to reopen.

County Administrator Bertha Henry signed an order last Friday that allows for summer camps to open Monday, June 8. The order also allows for businesses such as movie theaters and bowling alleys to open their doors at a maximum capacity of 50 percent on Monday, June 15.

The business’ operation must adhere to social distancing and facial covering guidelines, and to sanitation recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Parimutuels will also be allowed to open June 15, after the county’s approval of a COVID-19 mitigation and sanitation plan.

Gov. Ron DeSantis last Wednesday announced that movie theaters, bars and bowling alleys for counties outside of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade would be allowed to reopen as of June 5.

South Florida continues to lead the state in the number of infections and deaths, although the three counties have been able to seek DeSantis’ approval to be added to Phase 2 through a written request from each county’s mayor.

The June 15 order also permits vacation rentals, and increases the allowable occupancy of museums from 25 to 50 percent.