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Coronavirus Health and Safety Update
In light of recent reports of the first cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Broward County by the Florida Department of Health, the City of Sunrise’s Emergency Management Division is closely monitoring federal, state and local health advisories. Broward County has now activated its Emergency Operations Center, which allows them to quickly mobilize emergency service personnel and improve our community’s ability to act and respond as more information is gathered.
Our top priority is the health and safety of our residents, employees, and visitors. We are carefully evaluating upcoming City events and programs to determine if any schedule changes or cancellations are necessary. The City of Sunrise does not program events at the BB&T Center; however, they will be posting event updates on their website at www.thebbtcenter.com and on their social media sites to keep you informed.
We encourage you to follow the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Stop the spread of germs by:
o Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
o Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
o Covering your cough with your bent elbow or tissue then throw the tissue in the trash immediately.
o Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- If you become sick:
o Stay home. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness.
o Restrict any activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
o If you develop a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, please seek medical attention. Calling ahead to healthcare provider will help them prepare and prevent others from being exposed.
- Do not wear a face mask if you are well. Face masks should be used by medical professionals or people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
East Sunrise Homeowners: Apply Now for Free Trees
The City of Sunrise recognizes the environmental and aesthetic value of trees within our community and is offering a new program for select neighborhoods to request up to two FREE trees for their front yard! The area of Sunrise located east of Pine Island Road, an area that currently lacks a sufficient tree canopy, has been selected as the primary zone for this "Plant It Forward" program that will boost residential landscape beautification.
Eligible residents who own a single-family home located east of Pine Island Road can:
- Request an application or learn more at sunrisefl.gov/trees
- Select their preferred trees and submit the application for review
- Approved applicants receive FREE trees, FREE planting and a permit-FREE process
Experience the Arts in Sunrise
Don’t miss these terrific events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Art Gallery:
Friday, March 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery
The City’s bimonthly open mic nights provide a creative outlet for poets, musicians, and other talented teens. Take the stage – or be part of our all-ages audience. Presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network.
Thursdays, March 12th, 19th and 26th, at 8:00 p.m.
Fridays, March 13th, 20th and 27th, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, March 14th, 21st and 28th, at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays, March 15th, 22nd and 29th, at 2:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
Reserved seating: $38 per person, Sunrise resident rate available.
This off-beat musical dramedy follows the lives of five 20- and 30-somethings as they navigate the ups and downs of New York City – both on their own and, sometimes unknowingly, with each other. Driven by an emotional pop-rock score, “Island Song” illustrates the random yet pivotal ways that New Yorkers connect. Presented by our company-in-residence, Measure for Measure Theatre. Attendees to the Friday, March 13th performance will have an opportunity to meet the writer, Sam Carner, after the show!
“Sibling Harmony”: Everly Brothers Tribute
Friday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
Reserved seating: $18 adult; $10 child
The exquisite harmonies of the Everly Brothers are at the heart of this powerful program, which traces their lives through dramatic narration, projected photographs, and songs performed live by Joan Friedenberg and Bill Bowen (the PinkSlip Duo). The Everly Brothers ruled the charts in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, with hits like Let It Be Me, Devoted to You, ‘Til I Kissed You, When Will I Be Loved, and Cathy’s Clown. Join us as we celebrate their work in fun, singalong style.
The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Art Gallery is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Box Office is open Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and one hour before shows. Call (954) 747-4646 for information, or purchase tickets online.
Sunrise Police Department to Host Free Community Block Party
Join the Sunrise Police Department for a free afternoon of entertainment and information on Saturday, March 14th. The 14th annual Community Block Party is set for 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. outdoors at Sam’s Club (13550 West Sunrise Boulevard), and will feature children's activities and games, public safety demonstrations, refreshments, giveaways, and live music. Email CommunityEvents@sunrisefl.gov for more information!
Outstanding Citizenship Scholarship Now Accepting Applications
In an effort to recognize the accomplishments of our residents and provide financial assistance to graduating high school students, the City of Sunrise offers an Outstanding Citizenship Scholarship Program. Through this program, the City of Sunrise makes available two, two-year scholarships (60 credit hours) for graduating high school seniors to attend most Florida colleges.
This program is open to graduating high school seniors who are residents of the City of Sunrise and meet the program’s income guidelines. All students who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply!
If you would like to be considered for a 2020 Outstanding Citizenship Scholarship please complete and submit our application and attach select supplemental materials detailed at www.sunrisefl.gov/scholarship. Don’t delay: applications must be received by this Sunday, March 15th!
The 2020 U.S. Census is Beginning
This month, Sunrise residents will begin to receive mail inviting them to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census! Help us make sure that “Everyone Counts in Sunrise” by participating in this easy, secure, and convenient process that will help determine the distribution of more than $1.5 trillion in federal funds for schools, hospitals, roads, and other vital programs to our State and City.
Sunrise can achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census by spreading the word that:
- The Census is confidential—The 2020 Census is non-partisan and protected by Federal law to make sure your responses stay private and secure.
- The Census is convenient— For the very first time, this basic survey of every person living in the United States can be submitted online, by phone, or by mail with support in 59 languages.
- The Census is critical—In addition to funding for our community, the 2020 Census data will help decide district boundaries and how many elected representatives you get in Congress for the next 10 years.
- The Census is comprehensive—Anonymous census data is used by our State and County to make decisions about transportation and safety programs, and even by businesses to decide where to build offices and create jobs.
Free Outdoor Movie on March 20th
Our Outdoor Movie Series brings family-friendly films to neighborhood parks! Grab your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a free screening – plus popcorn. Early arrival is recommended!
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
Friday, March 20th, at 7:30 p.m.
Oscar Wind Park, 200 N New River Circle
Join Hiccup and Toothless as they search for a safe haven for all of the dragons. “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is produced by DreamWorks Animation and rated PG.