July 24, 2020 3:22 PM
COVID-19 UPDATE for 7/24/20
NEW COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO INCREASE
• The Florida Department of Health reported another 12,379 new infections today and an additional 133 deaths, which were the largest increases of any other state in the country.
• As of 3:00 PM today, the following cumulative COVID-19 data was provided by the Florida Department of Health.
Town of Palm Beach: 73 cases, 4 deaths.
Palm Beach County: 29,004 cases, 744 deaths.
State of Florida: 402,312 cases, 5,768 deaths.
United States: 4,073,243 cases, 144,780 deaths.
Worldwide: 15,594,551 cases, 635,086 deaths.
PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN MULTIFAMILY BUILDINGS
• In multifamily buildings where residents encounter each other frequently in the elevators, corridors, and other common areas, the need to address preventative measures is much more involved than in single-family homes.
• A framework for actions has been developed by the Palm Beach Fire-Rescue Department, highlighting best practices from the CDC, Florida Department of Health and other reputable sources.
• Click on the link at the end of this Alert for more information, including General Guidelines for Buildings and Associations.
SOCIAL DISTANCE, WEAR A MASK, WASH YOUR HANDS
• Town Officials want to remind the public that the Coronavirus pandemic is expected to be a long-term event that will exist for many months to come. We understand that people are starting to become fatigued, but now is the time to remain diligent and get back to the basics, as we collectively work together to defeat this virus.
• The Town urges everyone to do their part by wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands. With all the unknowns of COVID – 19, there is consensus that these three practices reduce infection spread.
• Individuals 65 and older, as well as individuals with significant underlying medical conditions, should stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. All other individuals are strongly encouraged to limit their movements and personal interactions outside their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or to exercise.
• Fresh air is good and we encourage you to go outside, but practice social distancing and wear a mask when near others.
TOWN OF PALM BEACH EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 2020-03
• Establishments within the Town of Palm Beach are currently prohibited from serving alcohol or food for on-site consumption, whether indoor or outdoor, between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM. This order excludes delivery, drive-through, pick-up, or take-out services, for off-site consumption.
• Please be reminded that masks are required by employees at all times and by patrons when not seated at their table. Diners should be at least 6 feet apart from other diners. Tables must be spaced out sufficiently to meet these requirements.
MANDATORY MASKS OR FACIAL COVERINGS
• 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, government buildings, 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, which include common areas inside and outside of residential buildings. This includes all CONDOMINIUMS, CO-OPS and all other multi-family dwellings.
• Curfew remains in effect from 11:00 PM – 6:00 AM until further notice.
• 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 COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
• Questions for the Town can be emailed to email@example.com. A Town Hotline is also available for questions 561-227-7070.
• Click the links below for more information.