July 10, 2020 11:19 AM
COVID-19 UPDATE for 7/10/20
• Contact tracing is an important method used by health departments to help prevent the spread of infectious disease. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who are COVID-19 positive and people who they came in contact with. This includes asking people with COVID-19 to isolate and their contacts to quarantine at home voluntarily.
• If you have tested positive for COVID-19 the Town urges you to not wait on the Palm Beach County Health Department to initiate the formal contact tracing process. The Town strongly recommends that you advise anyone with whom you had contact within 48 hours of your symptom development so that they may begin the quarantine process immediately or at the very least notify their physician for advice.
• To prevent the further spread of disease, people who had contact with someone with COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) from others until 14 days after their last exposure to a person with COVID-19. Contacts should monitor themselves by checking their temperature twice daily and watching for symptoms of COVID-19.
JULY 14 TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
• The July Regular Council will take place electronically on Tuesday, June 14 beginning at Noon (following the 9:30 AM Special Budget Workshop Meeting). Please visit the Town website (townofpalmbeach.com) to obtain instructions on how to participate in the virtual meeting.
• The regular meeting agenda will include an update and discussion on matters relating to the Town’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Matters will include, but not be limited to, a report on COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, a report on compliance and enforcement, a discussion about curfew hours, and a resolution to extend the Declaration of a State of Emergency until August 12.
• As of 11:00 AM today, the following information was provided by the Florida Department of Health. Please be reminded that these numbers are cumulative and includes those who have recovered from the virus.
57 confirmed cases in the Town of Palm Beach: 3 deaths.
19,233 confirmed cases in Palm Beach County: 586 deaths.
244,151 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State of Florida: 4,204 deaths.
3,118,168 confirmed cases in the US: 133,291 deaths.
12,294,117 confirmed cases worldwide: 555,531 deaths.
• Click on the following link to see the list of commercial, government and non-profit COVID-19 and antibody testing sites located within Palm Beach County: http://discover.pbcgov.org/coronavirus/Pages/testing-sites.aspx
MANDATORY MASKS OR FACIAL COVERINGS ORDER IN EFFECT
• Per Palm Beach County Order 2020-12, masks or facial coverings are REQUIRED to be worn by all persons within the county (including the Town of Palm Beach) while visiting or working in any businesses or establishment. This includes, but is not limited to, restaurants, retail establishments, hotels, grocery stores, gyms, pharmacies, indoor recreational facilities, houses of worship, 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, INCLUDING CONDOMINIUMS, and other common areas inside and outside of residential buildings.
• Facial coverings are required at all times by all persons accessing governmental buildings, including Town Hall, fire stations, the police station, the Public Works building, recreational facilities, and other Town owned buildings.
• 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.
• Curfew remains in effect from 10:00 PM – 6:00 AM until further notice.
• Lake Trail temporary rules remain in effect. 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.
• 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 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.
• 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.