July 20, 2020 12:45 PM
COVID-19 UPDATE for 7/20/20
NEW COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO INCREASE
• The State of Florida continues to experience significant daily increases in new COVID-19 cases this past week, with an average of over 11,000 per day. Florida leads the nation in new cases over the last 7 days and the Florida Department of Health reported another 12,523 people with infections today, which was the largest increase of any other state.
• Palm Beach County also continues to experience significant daily increases in new COVID-19 cases this past week, with an average of over 650 per day. Palm Beach County has the 3rd highest number of cumulative cases in the State and the 2nd highest number of deaths.
• As of NOON today, the following cumulative data was provided by the Florida Department of Health.
66 confirmed cases in the Town of Palm Beach (8.2% increase from 1 week ago): 4 deaths.
26,426 confirmed cases in Palm Beach County (21.2% increase from 1 week ago): 685 deaths.
360,394 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State of Florida (27.6% increase from 1 week ago): 5,183 deaths.
3,774,769 confirmed cases in the US (13.6% increase from 1 week ago): 140,563 deaths.
14,538,115 confirmed cases worldwide (12.1% increase from 1 week ago): 606,922 deaths.
SOCIAL DISTANCE, WEAR A MASK, WASH YOUR HANDS
• The Town urges everyone to do their part to help slow the rate of infection and flatten the cure – wear a mask, social distance, and wash your hands. With all the unknowns of COVID – 19, there is consensus that these three practices reduce 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
• The Town’s Emergency Order No. 2020-03 went into effect on July 16, prohibiting establishments within the Town of Palm Beach 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. Daily curfew begins at 11:00 PM and ends at 6:00 AM.
• 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.