March 16, 2020 1:49 PM
COVID-19 Notice 3/16/20
• The Town of Palm Beach has issued a State of Emergency Declaration. This declaration clears the way for decisive actions the Town will need to make in the coming days in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
• To protect our residents from the COVID-19 outbreak and help “flatten the curve” the following decisions have been made by the Town, effective on the dates indicated until further notice:
MARCH 17: A TOWNWIDE CURFEW will begin at 9:00PM and end at 6:00AM each day. All non-essential and non-emergency travel in Palm Beach is strongly discouraged during this time frame. Exceptions to the curfew will exist for Town residents, Town ID holders, and medical personnel conducting essential and emergency travel.
MARCH 17: Per the CDC recommendations, private clubs and restaurants (including hotel based eating establishments) and all other business should greatly scale back their operations and limit their capacity to 50 patrons.
Restaurants are strongly encouraged by the Town to close for seating but provide delivery and/or curbside pick-up.
Houses of worship are encouraged to cancel all services and programs and provide live streaming services.
MARCH 17: All public beaches, Phipps Ocean Park and Phipps Ocean Tennis Center will be closed.
MARCH 17: Public access to all Town buildings will be limited. Town staff can still be reached by phone or email during regular business hours.
PZB customers can submit plans in the Town Hall lobby drop box. Simple permit applications can be emailed (PZB@townofpalmbeach.com) or faxed (561-835-4621) to PZB.
Contact information for all departments can be found on the town website (townofpalmbeach.com).
MARCH 18: Mandel Rec Center, Seaview Tennis Center and Par 3 Golf Course will be closed. The Town Docks office will remain open for now.
• Police, Fire-Rescue and Sanitation operations will continue as normal. Town management is currently evaluating the need to scale back non-essential services.
• As of 12:38pm today the Florida Dept. of Health has REPORTED 137 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State of Florida and 8 in Palm Beach County. Reported numbers do not reflect actual infection rates, which are assumed to be much higher.
• The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline and email is up and running 24/7. Call 866-779-6121 or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
• “Flattening the curve” refers to reducing the rate of infections, to minimize the impact on healthcare facilities. We need everyone’s help to help reduce infections, minimize impact to hospitals and save lives.