The health and safety of our visitors and locals are of the utmost importance to our Downtown. The City of Delray Beach is doing everything possible to make certain that Downtown Delray is safe and sanitary. The City has collaborated with businesses to put in place clean and safe initiatives to create a considerate environment. The Delray Beach community has implemented a broad range of safety precautions:
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DELRAY BEACH CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE: (561) 243-7777
DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES OPEN WITH MODIFIED SERVICES:
As Downtown Delray Beach moves to reopen, we recommend calling ahead to businesses for adjusted hours and operations. For references on where to eat, shop, stay and play, see below!
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PALM BEACH COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE - Phase 3 Re-opening| Executive Order 28 -- September 30, 2020
A summary of the changes provided below:
· capacity limitations have been lifted and all businesses may operate at 100% capacity
· all restrictions on recreational activities (EO 2020-005) including golf, tennis, community pools, boating/marine, etc. have been lifted
The requirements of facial coverings (Emergency Order 2020-012) are still in place. All individuals, businesses, and establishments must use facial coverings in all businesses and establishments; in public places where social distancing is not possible; in common areas within private communities accessible to more than one housing unit; when utilizing the Palm Tran services and when accessing governmental buildings.
In addition, businesses and establishments shall continue to ensure compliance with facial covering mandates, including establishing a process for verification of compliance upon customer entry into the business or establishment. A business’ or establishment’s failure to ensure said compliance may result in fines, penalties, and/or any other enforcement measures authorized by law upon those businesses or establishments. Pursuant to Governor DeSantis’ Order 20-244, COVID-19 related collection of fines and penalties upon individuals is suspended.
All individuals, businesses, and establishments, shall adhere to all applicable social distancing guidelines issued by the CDC. The foregoing shall apply to all persons located in all businesses and establishments but said requirements cannot be imposed to limit restaurant capacity to less than one hundred percent of its indoor capacity at any given time.
All businesses and establishments must adhere to enhanced cleaning protocols, such as those in guidelines issued by the CDC (relating to enhanced cleaning and disinfecting guidance for reopening).
As permitted by applicable law, the Sheriff of Palm Beach County, other law enforcement agencies including municipal law enforcement agencies, and any other personnel authorized by law are authorized to enforce this order.
The COVID-19 Education Compliance Team will continue to inspect establishments and education remains the team’s primary focus. The public comment line is 561-24COVID and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATE OF FLORIDA COVID-19 UPDATE -- September 25, 2020
Gov. Ron Desantis lifted restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. See executive order 20-244 here: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-244.pdf. More information on how this executive order will affect Palm Beach County to come..
CURFEW LIFTED: PALM BEACH COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE -- September 25, 2020
On September 24, 2020, in further consideration of the data and analysis related to COVID-19 and the circumstances of local businesses, the Board of County Commissioners directed the County Administrator to further modify the Incremental Phase 2 Re-Opening Plan and to remove the restrictions on operating hours of certain businesses mandated in Emergency Order 2020-018, amended by Emergency Order 2020-023. To read the entire Executive Order, click here.
PHASE II OPENINGS: PALM BEACH COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE -- September 19, 2020
The Palm Beach County Administrator issued Emergency Order 2020-025, effective at 12:01 A.M. on September 19, 2020. This order clarifies that clubhouses, banquet halls, ballrooms, and other rental spaces may be open for meetings and other events besides those uses stated in Emergency Order 24.
As of the effective date of the emergency order, clubhouses, banquet halls, ball rooms and other rental spaces may be open for meetings and uses authorized in previous emergency orders including, but not limited to, seated meal service, with limitations. For all of the details and for the full executive order, click here.
The necessary plans are in place for the safe reopening of tattooing, body piercing, and tanning establishments, and, as such, Palm Beach County has obtained approval from the Governor’s office to reopen said establishments in accordance with the safety guidelines provided by the Florida Department of Health.
Extension of the facial coverings directive Emergency Order 2020-012 until 12:01 a.m. October 22, 2020.
This list will be updated as changes to Executive Orders are released.
Please update us on the status of your business HERE.