August 10, 2020 12:35 PM
COVID-19 UPDATE - MONDAY 8/10/20
• As of 12:30 PM today, the following cumulative COVID-19 data was provided by the Florida Department of Health.
Town of Palm Beach: 101 cases (14.8% increase from 1 week ago) and 4 deaths.
Palm Beach County: 37,297 cases (7.6% increase from 1 week ago) and 936 deaths.
State of Florida: 536,961 cases (9.2% increase from 1 week ago) and 8,408 deaths.
United States: 5,055,355 cases (8.0% increase from 1 week ago) and 163,077 deaths.
Worldwide: 19,913,080 cases (9.8% increase from 1 week ago) and 732,185 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/.
AUGUST 11 TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
• The August 11 Regular Council will take place electronically beginning at 9:30 AM. Use the following link to join the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96109125343 or listen by phone 929-436-2866. Meeting ID 961 0912 5343
• The meeting agenda includes an update and discussion on matters including, but not be limited to, a report on COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, a report on compliance and enforcement, and a resolution to extend the Declaration of a State of Emergency until September 10, 2020.
MASKS OR FACE COVERINGS ARE MANDATORY
• Face coverings directive, Emergency Order 2020-012, remains in effect. This order 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.
• Facial 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.
• Acceptable masks should be worn completely over the nose and mouth when in the presence of others. They should not be worn around your neck or forehead. When removing masks, only touch the strings or ear loops. Do not touch the actual face covering to avoid contaminating your hands. Masks should be washed or disposed after wearing.
WORKING TOGETHER TO SLOW THE SPREAD
• 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. Also remember to wear a mask, social distance, and wash your hands frequently.
• The Town encourages you to stay active and stay engaged, but do so safely. 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. (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)
• 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 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.
• 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.
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