NEWS RELEASE - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) #17
City of Lauderhill Encourages You – Now More Than Ever – to Complete Your 2020 Census
Lauderhill, FL – April 3, 2020 – 6:00 PM – The City of Lauderhill Staff, Mayor, and Commission strongly encourage everyone in the City of Lauderhill to stay safe, vigilant, strong, and home - as we fight the spread of COVID-19 in our City. As City buildings and offices remain closed, we will be offering Limited Virtual Office Hours starting Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Additional information will be available in the coming days.
The City is carefully adhering to all the Executive and Administrative Orders issued from various branches of the government. You can access all of them by logging on to our City’s COVID-19 webpage at lauderhill-fl.gov/covid19. Social distancing, staying home unless engaging in essential activities, and keeping good hygiene are important to all of us.
One thing we can all do while we are home, is to complete the 2020 Census forms. You should have received more than one message in the mail to complete your 2020 Census. Your participation ensures an accurate count for our Country and City, which helps secure federal funding and representation in Washington D.C. for our community. Be counted, so the City will have added benefits available to help the residents of the City. Submit responses via telephone (or mobile device), U.S. mail or online.
Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics. By law, all responses to U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential – they cannot be used against you in any way. Your information cannot be released to any Landlords, Law Enforcement Agencies or Immigration. For more information, log on to 2020census.gov.
The next Commission Meeting Workshop will occur on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM. The Workshop has only one item for discussion – COVID-19. Interim City Manager Desorae Giles-Smith and Emergency Managers will give a report on the status of the City as it relates to changes in operations and other affects COVID-19 is having in our City. This Workshop will occur via a Virtual Meeting Conference Call.
Directions to watch – To watch the meetings, you may visit the City of Lauderhill’s Official Facebook page @cityoflauderhill.
Directions to listen – To listen in, you may dial by your location:
+1 929 205 6099 US
+1 312 626 6799 US
+1 669 900 6833 US
Meeting ID: 591 968 585
How to participate - If you would like to speak on an agenda item, speak live during public comments, or would like to leave a comment to be read during the meeting, call the City Clerk’s voicemail at 954-714-2180 or email the office at email@example.com 24 hours prior to the meeting. Please leave your name, number, and address with your message. You may also complete our Public Meeting Comment submission form online at lauderhill-fl.gov/public.
If you requested to speak live during the meeting, you will receive a call from City staff when it is your turn to communicate to the Commission. In accordance with Florida Statutes section 286.0114, each member of the public shall have a total of three minutes to comment on any substantive matters before the commission. Please be prepared to state your name and provide your home address before you address the Commission.
Water Bill Payments
To pay your water bill, you may send payment by mail to the City of Lauderhill, PO Box 31511, Tampa, FL 33631 or the City of Lauderhill Utilities Division, 5581 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313. Or, you may pay by phone by calling 1-866-223-6175, or online. The Utility Drop Box in front of City Hall is still accepting non-cash payments.
For City related questions, call us at 954-739-0100. Leave us a message and calls are returned daily. Or, email us at lauderhill-fl.gov/contactus. You can also sign up for phone and email notifications at lauderhill-fl.gov/codered.
Other Important Links & Information
- FDOH COVID-19 Page
- If you are seeking medical attention due to being symptomatic, having traveled to one of the countries listed by the CDC on their advisory, or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled to one of these countries in the last 14 days, call the Broward County Hotline at 954-357-9500, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.
- For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, visit floridahealthcovid19.gov or please contact the state’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
- FDOH COVID-19 Data & Surveillance Dashboard