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May 11, 2020 2:21 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE for 5/11/20


CURFEW HOURS MODIFIED

• Effective today, curfew hours will be in effect from 11:00 PM – 6:00 AM, to ensure restaurants and other businesses permitted to re-open under the Governor’s Phase 1 plan have sufficient time for patrons and employees to return to their homes.

• Town Council will have further discussion about curfew hours at their meeting on Wednesday, May 13.

GUIDANCE FOR REOPENING BUILDINGS

• The temporary closure or reduced operation of a building and reductions in normal water use can create hazards for returning occupants.

• Please review the CDC’s guidelines for re-opening buildings to ensure the safety of occupants and building water systems and devices.

PHASE 1 REOPENING: STATE EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-112

• The State’s “Phase 1 Recovery” reopening plans went into effect today for Palm Beach County. As a reminder, Phase 1 strongly encourages limiting personal interactions outside of the home for everyone, especially seniors and approves the following:

o Limited re-opening of restaurants, to include a maximum occupancy of 25% for indoor dining and minimum spacing of 6 feet for outdoor dining, with no more than 10 people per table. (CDC social distancing guidelines must be followed and indoor seating spacing exceed 6 feet to permit enough room for patrons to move safely between tables).

o Limited reopening of retail establishments, museums and libraries, to include a maximum occupancy of 25%.

o Re-opening of nail salons, hair salons and barbershops per CDC guidelines.

o Resumption of elective medical procedures with certain conditions.

BEACHES: PALM BEACH COUNTY ORDER NO. 2020-6

• Palm Beach County Order No. 2020-6 was tentatively approved by the Board of County Commissioners to reopen all public, municipal, and private beaches, including all beach parks, in Palm Beach County from sunrise to sunset for Palm Beach County residents only, effective May 18.

• The Town Council will discuss at its May 13 meeting if the Town’s public beaches should remain closed, follow the County order or implement regulations that are more restrictive. In the meantime, all beaches remain closed and violators may be subject to arrest.

RECREATION FACILITIES AND PARKS

• 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 exercise or walking dogs.

• Players are reminded not to congregate before or after play at tennis and golf facilities. For your health and safety, and that of our staff, once your play is completed please leave the premises.

• All public parks within the Town are open, with the exception of Phipps South Ocean Park, as “beach parks” remain closed per the County order. The playground at Seaview Park remains closed until further notice. The Mandel Recreation Center remains closed.

• Lake Trail rules remain in effect. From 9:00AM - 4:00PM daily, only walkers and runners are permitted. Cyclists and all other permitted uses can take place outside of these times.

FACIAL COVERINGS

• Please be reminded that all persons working in, patronizing, or otherwise physically present in grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible should wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC.

• All other persons physically present in any public place in Palm Beach County are strongly urged to wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC.

COVID-19 STATISTICS

• As of 1:30 PM today, the Florida Department of Health has not updated its statistics. The information below is as of yesterday.

 19 confirmed cases in the Town of Palm Beach, with 2 deaths.
 3,889 confirmed cases in Palm Beach County, with 238 deaths.
 40,982 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State of Florida, with 1,735 deaths.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• No new short-term vacation rentals of less than 30 days or one calendar month is permitted.

• All Town government offices remain closed to the public. However, all departments continue to provide services.

• Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline is 866-779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov with questions.

• Questions for the Town can be emailed to questions@townofpalmbeach.com. A Town Hotline is also available for questions 561-227-7070.

• Click on the link below to download a copy of the CDC’s guidelines for reopening buildings.

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