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:
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:
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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Emergency Order 2020-015: Takes effect at 5:00 p.m. today. Clarifies the restriction of operating hours for restaurants, food establishments, and other businesses and clarifies current businesses that remain closed, and Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-014 is repealed in its entirety.
No establishment permitted to serve alcohol for on-site consumption, whether indoor or outdoor, shall serve alcohol between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. No establishment permitted to serve food for on-site consumption, whether indoor or outdoor, shall serve food between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Delivery, drive-through, pick-up, or take-out services are permitted for off-site consumption.
Additionally, businesses that remain closed include bars; nightclubs, establishments offering adult entertainment, strip clubs; hookah, cigar and smoking bars and lounges; bowling alleys; arcades; playhouses; concert houses; movie theaters; auditoriums, skating centers, trampoline centers, billiard halls, escape rooms, bingo parlors, casinos, interactive bars or lounges allowing for sports participation; tattoo parlors, body piercing parlors, acupuncture venues, tanning, and massage parlors. This order applies in all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County.
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 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).
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
- The bar must be closed to patrons.
- There is no seating at the bar.
- 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.
- May operate while adhering to the safety protocols established by the State of Florida on May 11, 2020.
- Full guidelines available here: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/os/documents/2020.05.09%20DBPR%20-%20Information%20for%20Barbers-Cosmetology%20Reopening.pdf)
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 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.
This list will be updated daily.
Please update us on the status of your business HERE.