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Delray Beach Coronavirus Update: May 9, 2020
Post Date:05/09/2020 5:50 PM
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Today, Governor Ron Desantis signed Executive Order 20-120 , which will be effective May 11, 2020. The order brings Palm Beach County in line with other areas in Florida and will bring some changes to the City of Delray Beach.
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.
CHANGES TO DELRAY BEACH PER THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER:
Restaurants and food establishments may allow on-premises dining so long as they adopt appropriate social distancing measures and limit their indoor occupancy to no more than 25 percent of their building occupancy.
Outdoor dining is allowed with appropriate social distancing, which requires maintaining a minimum of 6 feet between parties, only seating parties of 10 or fewer people and keeping bar counters closed to seating.
BARS & CLUBS
Bars, pubs and nightclubs may continue to provide food and drinks for take-away only, the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption continues to be prohibited.
Stores may operate at no more than 25 percent of their building occupancy and must abide by the safety guidelines issued by the CDC and OSHA.
SALONS & BARBER SHOPS
Barbershops, cosmetology salons and specialty salons may reopen but must adopt appropriate CDC guidelines.
Museums and libraries may open at no more than 25 percent of their building occupancy. Interactive exhibits and child play areas must remain closed.
Surgical centers, dental offices, orthodontic offices, endodontic offices or other healthcare practitioners may perform elective surgical procedures.
Gyms and fitness centers will remain closed.
The prohibition on vacation rentals remains in effect.
CHANGES SPECIFIC TO PALM BEACH COUNTY:
Palm Beach County will require all Palm Tran riders to wear facial coverings, effective May 11. Palm Tran continues to limit the number of passengers on buses to ensure social distancing.
PALM BEACH COUNTY BEACHES
Palm Beach County voted to open all private and public beaches effective no later than May 18. Social distancing procedures will remain in effect.