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Emergency411

Welcome to the Downtown Delray Beach Emergency 411 page!

We have created this page as your resource for everything related to the Coronavirus.

Please take a look at the table of contents below & click on a header to take you to that portion of the page:

Downtown Delray Beach Virtual Resources: 

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!

DDA directory to...

Dine

Shop

Stay

Play 

 
Additional Resources
Another great dining resource is The Socially Distanced Supper Club especially if you are looking to support restaurants with take-out!
Find current business promotions HERE on the DDA Instagram highlights. Use the hashtag #PickUpDelray to show support for our local businesses!
 

CITY OF DELRAY BEACH NOTIFICATIONS

 
DELRAY BEACH COVID-19 UPDATE -- May 16, 2020

In accordance with Executive Order 20-123 order from the Governor of the State of Florida, on May 18, 2020 the City of Delray Beach will move into Full Phase 1 opening.  The order can be found in its entirety here: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/EO-20-123.pdf

The City encourages the public to follow CDC guidelines during the continued COVID-19 pandemic, which can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

Masks/Facial Coverings
  • Masks/Facial Coverings are strongly encouraged.
  • Persons working in or patronizing grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, locations where social distancing is not possible SHOULD wear facial coverings.
  • The County now requires (“shall") facial coverings to be worn on Palm Tran buses unless a medical accommodation is requested (PBC EO-8).
 
 Restaurants, Food Establishments and Retail
  • 50% of the indoor occupancy load must be maintained in all restaurants and retail establishments.
  • Employees of an establishment do not count towards the 50% occupancy limit during Full Phase 1 Opening. 
  • Tables and chairs should be kept six (6) feet apart from one another, but if appropriate partitioning is in place then there is no requirement to maintain a six (6) foot distance between parties. 
  • Outdoor dining is permitted only if tables and chairs are six (6) feet apart.  The six (6) foot separation is mandatory. 
  • To assist restaurants and businesses in the City that are opening as part of the State’s recovery process, the City is temporarily allowing for expanded outdoor uses through an expedited pilot program. The process is simple. For details and the application, please click the link below: https://www.delraybeachfl.gov/government/city-departments/development-services
 
 Bars
  • The bar must be closed to patrons. 
  • There is no seating at the bar.
 
Gyms and Fitness Centers
  • May operate up to 50% capacity.
  • Must adopt safety measures including appropriate social distancing for classes.
  • Must have sufficient cleaning supplies so patrons can self-clean surfaces and machines using sanitation wipes following each use.
 
Barber Shops and Hair and Nail Salons

 

Beaches:

Open from 9am to 6pm ONLY

Public and private beaches in Palm Beach County will reopen on Monday, May 18, 2020. The City of Delray Beach will begin a phased reopening of its municipal beach as well as its adjacent park on Monday, May 18, 2020. The municipal beach and Atlantic Dunes Park will be open from 9 am to 6 pm every day. Lifeguards will be monitoring the beach.  

Media outlets have reported that the Palm Beach County commissioners approved reopening the beaches with no restrictions, allowing for sunbathing and other forms of congregating. While the COUNTY is not including limitations to beach activity, the City of Delray Beach has decided to limit beach use to walking, jogging, and swimming. While the City must comply with all superseding County, State, and federal orders, it can also establish more restrictive measures.

While the City recognizes the significance of moving forward to reopen the beach, we also understand that the beach will not be open to the level that everyone would like at this time. The counties of Miami-Dade and Broward are not planning to reopen their beaches until May 26th, AFTER the Memorial Day weekend. Boca Raton, the City just south to Delray Beach, is also reopening with beach use restrictions. Given our county’s proximity to Boca Raton and Broward, the City is carefully assessing safety concerns with crowds that may form if our beach receives an influx of visitors. Were the City to reopen without restrictions, the beach would likely experience large crowds arriving from communities to the south, putting significant pressure on the City’s resources. We thank you for your continued patience while the city undergoes its phased beach reopening.

How beachgoers can access beaches: 

Pedestrians and bicyclists can access the municipal beach at beach access points.

Beaches will be open from 9 am to 6 pm.  

Parking is allowed along A1A. Parking meters on A1A will resume operation. Paying to park is required, and time limits will be enforced. Parking enforcement will resume. The Anchor Park parking lot will be limited to vehicles whose drivers are Delray Beach residents. All drivers attempting to park at Anchor Park must present driver licenses with Delray Beach addresses. Parking is free. Posting time limits will be enforced.  At Atlantic Dunes Park, half of the parking lot will be available for parking but will be open to all. Parking is free. Posted time limits will be enforced. 

The Delray Beach Pavilion will remain closed.  All beach restrooms will remain closed.  

Beach parks that will be open: Atlantic Dunes

Park Activities allowed while visiting the beach: 
  • Walking 
  • Jogging 
  • Swimming 
Activities prohibited while visiting the beach: 
  • Surfing 
  • Sunbathing 
  • Volleyball
  • Group fitness 
  • Organized activities 
  • Congregating 
  • Chairs, tents and cabana rentals 

 

Beach opening: 

The City is evaluating the safety of this first phase of reopening. The City will enforce any social distancing requirements established by Palm Beach County. The City urges beachgoers to follow CDC guidelines during the continued COVID-19 pandemic, which can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.  

DELRAY BEACH COVID-19 UPDATE—May 9, 2020
While the Governor’s order provides a gradual loosening of restrictions, the State, County and City continue to strongly urge all persons to adhere to CDC guidelines including isolation for 14 days following travel, avoiding gathering in groups of 10 or more people, wearing facial coverings when outside your home and practicing social distancing. For more information regarding openings of restaurants, bars & clubs, retail stores, salons & barber shops, cultural centers, elective surgeries, fitness centers, and vacation rentals, please visit the City of Delray Beach website, here. Restrictions regarding parks and recreation remain in effect.

DELRAY BEACH COVID-19 UPDATE—April 27, 2020

In coordination with Palm Beach County, the City of Delray Beach will begin a phased and gradual reopening of City parks and golf courses, with restrictions, effective Wednesday, April 29, 2020. CDC and Florida Health Department guidelines will remain in effect to ensure the safety of residents and park employees, including wearing face masks and practicing social distancing. Beaches remain closed until further notice. For more information, click here.

DELRAY BEACH COVID-19 UPDATE—April 11, 2020

The City of Delray Beach has issued an Emergency Declaration, effective Saturday, April 11, 2020, and to remain in effect until Friday, May 1, 2020, requiring all visitors and residents to wear masks when inside grocery stores, convenience stores, retail establishments, pharmacies, retail food facilities or restaurants, and while performing construction or delivery activities. For more information, click here.

DELRAY BEACH COVID-19 UPDATE—April 9, 2020

The City of Delray Beach has issued an Emergency Declaration, effective Saturday, April 11, 2020, and to remain in effect until Friday, May 1, 2020, asking all visitors and residents to wear masks when inside grocery stores, convenience stores, retail establishments, pharmacies, retail food facilities or restaurants, and while performing construction or delivery activities.

WWW.DELRAYBEACHFL.GOV/COVID-19

DELRAY BEACH COVID-19 UPDATE—March 28, 2020

As part of its ongoing efforts to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Delray Beach has issued a “stay at home” order and overnight curfew, effective Monday, March 30th at 12:01 a.m. The order will remain in effect until Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.  The City’s new order requires that all residents of the City of Delray Beach stay at home and within the entirety of their owned or rented property. 

The City of Delray Beach has issued a “stay at home” order and overnight curfew (effective Monday, March 30th at 12:01 a.m. and will remain in effect until Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.).  The City’s new order requires that all residents of the City of Delray Beach stay at home and within the entirety of their owned or rented property. 

The “stay at home” order does not require residents to confine themselves to the interior of their homes. Residents may make use of all exterior portions of their homes such as patios, porches, yards, and driveways. Residents may also leave their homes to travel to supermarkets and to other essential businesses and workplaces, medical facilities, as well as to walk their dogs and to exercise.  All non-essential travel, including, without limitation, travel on scooters, motorcycles, automobiles, or use of public transit is prohibited subject only to the exceptions listed on the City of Delray Beach's Website.

DELRAY BEACH COVID-19 UPDATE—March 20, 2020

On March 20, 2020, the City Commission of the City of Delray Beach, Florida, by Resolution confirmed a declaration of a state of emergency, regulating essential and non-essential retail and commercial establishments; closing all parks, beaches, and recreational facilities; providing a conflicts clause and for other purposes.  View full details of the Resolution here.  Starting March 30th, Delray Beach will be enforcing a curfew from Midnight to 6 am, find details here. All non-essential retail businesses within Downtown are closed however there are still many ways to support our Local Businesses. They need your help. Click our Support Local Link to see more!  Below is a list of Downtown restaurants offering Curbside pick up, take out or delivery. Also, follow us on www.facebook.com/delraydda 

On March 9, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-51 directing a Public Health Emergency and statewide response protocol for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  

CITY ANNOUNCEMENT AS OF MARCH 17, 2020

Today, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced new restrictions across Florida to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Starting at 5 p.m., all bars and nightclubs will be closed for the next 30 days. A bar is defined as a business that derives more than 50% of its revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages. Restaurants must operate at 50% occupancy and should separate seated customers by a distance of at least six feet. Restaurants should also screen employees before allowing them to work. The Governor's restrictions also state that people should not gather in groups larger than 10 people, in keeping with the federal guidelines announced Monday afternoon.

Effective March 20th  the following city properties will be closed, until further notice:

  • Delray Beach Public Library
  • All city of Delray Beach Museums
  • Pompey Park Community Center
  • 505 Teen Center
  • Delray Beach Community Center
  • Veterans Park Community Center
  • Hobbit Skate Park
  • Catherine Strong Community Center

 

The following City meetings have been postponed, until further notice:

  • Special Magistrate Hearings
  • Code Enforcement Boards
  • Board of Adjustment Hearings
  • City Advisory Board Meetings
  • City Committee Meetings

Residents and vendors are encouraged to use the city’s online services at delraybeachfl.gov and avoid coming to city hall in person.

This list will be updated daily.

Please update us on the status of your business HERE.

DELRAY BEACH COVID-19 PHASE 1 REOPENING GUIDELINES
AS OF MAY 18, 2020
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Phase 1 Guidelines
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PLAN FOR FLORIDA'S RECOVERY
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Florida Small Business Emergency Loan Program
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U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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America's SBDC Florida Resources
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD of Palm Beach
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National Retail Federation Open Doors Checklist
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