July 27, 2020 1:36 PM
COVID-19 UPDATE for 7/27/20
WE CAN SLOW THE SPREAD
• New cases of COVID-19 continue to be reported daily in Palm Beach County, but we can all play a role in slowing the spread. Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
• Together, we can do this, but we must avoid the Three C’s – Avoid CLOSED spaces with poor ventilation, avoid CROWDED spaces with many people nearby and avoid CLOSE-CONTACT settings such as close-range conversations.
• Also remember to wear a mask, social distance, and wash your hands frequently. 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.
• Be smart and be safe. There are things we can do to stay active and stay engaged. Download the Risk Index Chart at the end of this Alert to see which activities put you at most risk and which ones are low risk.
• As of 1:30 PM today, the following cumulative COVID-19 data was provided by the Florida Department of Health.
Town of Palm Beach: 75 cases (13.6% increase from 1 week ago) and 4 deaths.
Palm Beach County: 30,958 cases (17.2% increase from 1 week ago) and 758 deaths.
State of Florida: 432,747 cases (20.1% increase from 1 week ago) and 6,049 deaths.
United States: 4,259,667 cases (12.8% increase from 1 week ago) and 147,103 deaths.
Worldwide: 16,326,216 cases (12.3% increase from 1 week ago) and 649,965 deaths.
TOWN OF PALM BEACH EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 2020-03
• The Town’s Emergency Order No. 2020-03 supersedes all County orders pertaining to hours of operation for restaurants and other establishments with food service. 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, establishment or residential buildings. This includes, but is not limited to, restaurants, retail establishments, hotels, grocery stores, gyms, pharmacies, indoor recreational facilities, houses of worship, government buildings, multifamily buildings, and vehicles for hire.
• Facial coverings MUST also be worn by all persons in outdoor public places where social distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible.
• 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 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.
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