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Delray Beach Coronavirus Update: May 16, 2020, Full Phase 1

Post Date:05/16/2020 7:46 PM

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:

The City encourages the public to follow CDC guidelines during the continued COVID-19 pandemic, which can be found at


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:



  • 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



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