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August 28, 2020 1:19 PM

COVID-19 UPDATE - FRIDAY 8/28/20


COVID-19 STATISTICS

• As of 1:00 PM today, the following cumulative COVID-19 data was provided by the Florida Department of Health.

 Town of Palm Beach: 118 cases and 5 deaths.
 Palm Beach County: 41,558 cases and 1,099 deaths.
 State of Florida: 615,806 cases and 11,099 deaths.
 United States: 5,878,338 cases and 181,092 deaths.
 Worldwide: 24,532,147cases and 832,918 deaths.

• For additional daily information provided by the State of Florida, beyond the summary provided by the Town, please visit the FDOH website at: http://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

SEAVIEW PARK PLAYGROUND IS OPEN

• Per County Emergency Order Number 20-21, outdoor playgrounds can now be open, which includes the Seaview Park Playground. Our playground is open to the public from sunrise to sunset, with the exception of Monday – Friday from 2:30 -3:30 p.m. for the After School Program. Use of the playground is at your own risk. Stay safe, social distance, wear a mask, practice good hygiene and have fun!

COMPLIMENTARY CAR MAGNETS STILL AVAILABLE

• Palm Beach branded car magnets with the message – “Social Distance, Wear a Mask” - are available for residents and may be picked up at the Mandel Recreation Center, Town Hall lobby or Al Fresco at the Par 3 Golf Course. Help use spread the message and get your car magnet while supplies last.

MANDATORY FACE COVERINGS ORDER IN EFFECT

• Palm Beach County approved Emergency Order Number 2020-020 REQUIRES masks or face coverings to be worn by all persons 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.

• Face coverings MUST also be worn by all persons in outdoor public places where social distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible.

• The types of masks that are acceptable, include cloth, surgical, dust, and N95 masks without vents. Masks with vents or exhalation valves are not acceptable, as they allow unfiltered exhaled air to escape.

• The Town continues to urge residents to AVOID THE THREE C’s – CLOSED spaces with poor ventilation, CROWDED spaces with many people nearby and CLOSE-CONTACT settings such as close-range conversations.

• The Town also encourages you to stay active and stay engaged, but do so safely. Individuals 65 and older, as well as individuals with significant underlying medical conditions, should take extra measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

DOWNLOAD “COMBAT COVID PBC” CONTACT TRACING APP

• The CombatCOVID app is the Official COVID-19 notification and information app of Palm Beach County Government, which was funded through the CARES ACTS. The app is free for users to download from the Apple or Google Play stores “Combat COVID PBC”.

• HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: If a person tests positive, they must enter the information into the app. The app then uses Bluetooth to detect other phones that passed within 6 to 13 feet within the past 14 to 21 days. If the app determines the phones were in contact long enough to be a risk, it sends an alert warning that the person may have been exposed. The app will not reveal exactly when and where it happened, just that the person should get tested.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• Curfew remains in effect from 11:00 PM – 6:00 AM until further notice.

• Per Palm Beach County Order No. 6, please be reminded that all public, municipal, and private beaches are open only from sunrise to sunset, with certain limitations. Beachgoers must follow CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people, while distancing themselves from other parties by more than 6 feet.

• 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.

• Travel restrictions are in place from Florida to Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois (Chicago only), Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C. Please plan accordingly if you plan to travel to one of these locations.

• All public parks within the Town are open, but CDC social distancing guidelines must be followed, per Palm Beach County Order No. 7.

• 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.

• 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 the links below for more information.

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