June 25, 2020 2:46 PM
COVID-19 UPDATE for 6/25/20
PALM BEACH COUNTY ORDER 2020-12: MANDATORY FACIAL COVERINGS
• Effective today, facial coverings are required to be worn by all persons within the county (including the Town of Palm Beach) while obtaining any good or service or otherwise visiting or working in any businesses or establishment, including entering, exiting and otherwise moving around the establishment. This includes, but is not limited to, restaurants, retail establishments, hotels, grocery stores, gyms, pharmacies, indoor recreational facilities, and vehicles for hire.
• Facial coverings must also be worn by all persons in public places where social distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible. This includes outdoor areas and common areas shared by multiple individuals.
• Facial coverings are required at all times by all persons accessing governmental buildings, including Town Hall, fire stations, police station, the Public Works building, recreational facilities, and other Town owned buildings.
• Facial coverings are required at all times by all persons while utilizing the County’s Palm Tran transit services.
• For more details about this order, including requirements for business signage, compliance, enforcement, and exemptions from this order found on page 4, please download the full order by clicking the link below.
• Links are also provided below to download posters for retail and restaurant use.
QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVELERS FROM FLORIDA
• Please be advised that New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have issued a travel advisory that requires people arriving from states with high coronavirus rates, including Florida, to quarantine for 14 days.
• There has been a sharp increase in reported new COVID-19 cases over the last 2 weeks in Palm Beach County, which is putting stress on our hospital resources, as ICU bed availability significantly reduced county-wide, with several hospitals having no ICU beds at this time.
• As of 2:30 PM today, the following information was provided by the Florida Department of Health.
42 confirmed cases in the Town of Palm Beach, with 2 deaths.
11,840 confirmed cases in Palm Beach County, with 486 deaths.
114,018 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State of Florida, with 3,327 deaths.
2,398,491 confirmed cases in the US, with 122,238 deaths.
9,494,571 confirmed cases worldwide, with 484,155 deaths.
• It is important to note that the numbers above are cumulative and not in real time. Many of the individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 have fully recovered, including most of those who live within the Town.
BEACHES, PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES
• Beaches are open for use per the conditions outlined in Palm Beach County Order No. 6, which requires following CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people distancing themselves from other parties by more than 6 feet.
• All public parks within the Town are open, but CDC social distancing guidelines must be followed, per Palm Beach County Order No. 7. The Seaview Park playground remains closed until further notice.
• The Town’s public golf course and tennis facilities are open but usage must comply with restrictions outlined in Palm Beach County Order No. 2020-11. Please be reminded that the Par 3 Golf Course is open for golfing only. Please refrain from using the cart paths on the course for exercising or walking dogs.
• Lake Trail temporary rules remain in effect until Phase 2 of the reopening process is initiated. From 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily, only walkers and runners are permitted. Cyclists and all other permitted uses can take place outside of these times.
• Town-wide curfew hours are in effect from Midnight – 6:00 AM.
• Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline is 866-779-6121 or email COVIDemail@example.com with questions.
• Questions for the Town can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. A Town Hotline is also available for questions 561-227-7070.
• Click the links below for more information.