The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has now been detected in 160 locations internationally, including in the United States. On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19.
DELRAY BEACH EMERGENCY ORDER:
Delray Beach City Commissioners declared a state of emergency in order to properly prepare for, and respond to, the virus on March 13.
Delray Beach Emergency Declaration March 13, 2020
Delray Beach Second Extension of State of Emergency, March 27, 2020
Delray Beach Emergency Declaration, March 28, 2020
DELRAY BEACH RESOLUTIONS:
Resolution No. 70-20 - COVID-19, March 13, 2020
Resolution No. 71-20 - COVID-19, March 16, 2020
Resolution No. 73-20 - COVID-19, March 20, 2020
Resolution No. 75-20 - COVID-19, March 20, 2020
Resolution No. 76-20 - Covid-19, March 24, 2020
Resolution No. 78-20 - Covid-19, March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020 Update:
As part of its on going 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 below.
The details of the new “stay at home” order are listed below:
Residents and visitors may engage in travel to seek goods and services from essential retail and commercial businesses as defined in City of Delray Beach Resolution 75-20 (listed below) as may be amended or extended.
Residents and visitors may engage in travel and similar activities to obtain assistance from law enforcement, fire-rescue, or other emergency services.
Residents and visitors may travel to and from their homes to care for or support a family member.
Residents and visitors in the City may continue to travel to and perform work for and in support of essential retail and commercial businesses authorized to be open to the public in accordance with City Resolution 75-20, and to any local government, State government, or the Federal government.
In areas not otherwise closed by a separate Emergency or Executive Order, residents may engage in outdoor activity and recreation with immediate family members that live in the same household, caretakers, or household members while staying six (6) feet apart from another person or group of people.
Residents and visitors may travel to and from places of worship.
All first responders, gang and crisis intervention workers, public health workers, emergency management personnel, emergency dispatchers, law enforcement personnel and related contractors, persons working for emergency service providers, and government employees performing work in the course and scope of their employment are categorically exempt from this Order.
The details of the new overnight curfew order are listed below:
Effective March 30, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., a general curfew is hereby established throughout the City of Delray Beach. The curfew will be in effect daily from 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and shall include but not be limited to the prohibition of pedestrian and vehicular movement, standing, and parking.
The following exceptions shall apply within the City of Delray Beach: Provision of essential state, county, and City of Delray Beach emergency services such as fire-rescue, police, and hospital services, related government services, including the transportation of patients thereto:
Utility emergency repairs
Emergency calls by physicians
Food delivery and third-party food delivery services
Walking of dogs within 250 feet of the owner’s residence
Travel to and from work by employees of Essential Retail and Commercial Businesses as defined in Resolution 75-20
Other provisions of the City’s new order include the following health protection initiatives.
A person in a public space shall:
Practice social distancing by staying six (6) feet away whenever practicable from another person, excluding immediate family members, caretakers or, household members.
Cover all coughs and sneezes with their elbow or tissue.
Not shake hands.
Not enter any public place if the person exhibits any flu or COVID-19 like symptoms and/or has a fever over 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit unless that person is traveling to or from a hospital, doctor’s office, urgent care, walk-in clinic, or pharmacy.
If a person is exhibiting flu or COVID-19 like symptoms or has a fever over 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit and is seeking medical treatment, the person shall first contact their medical provider by phone before appearing at the medical provider’s office.
If a person is exhibiting flu or COVID-19 like symptoms or has a fever over 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit and requires a prescription or a refill thereof and the pharmacy has a delivery service, that person shall utilize the delivery service to receive their medication.
All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a residence are prohibited except for gatherings between family members, caretakers, or household members provided such gathering does not exceed ten (10) people or as may be provided for in Resolution 75-20.
Essential Businesses Remaining Open, Per Delray Beach Resolution 75-20:
Healthcare providers, including, but not limited to, hospitals, doctors' and dentists' offices, urgent care centers, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, physical therapists, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, therapists, and pharmacies
Grocery stores, farmers' markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks and convenience stores
Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing
Businesses that provide food, shelter, social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals
Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services
Gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair, and related facilities
Banks and related financial institutions
Contractors and other tradesmen, appliance repair personnel, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences and other structures
Mailing and shipping services, including post office boxes
Private colleges, trade schools, and technical colleges, but only as needed to facilitate online or distance learning
Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers
Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, may continue to do so on the condition that the food is provided to members of the public on a pick-up and takeaway basis only
Businesses that supply office products needed for people to work from home
Businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate, and which do not interact with the general public
Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, goods, or services directly to residences
Airlines, taxis, and other private transportation providers providing transportation services via automobile, truck, bus, or train
Home-based care for seniors, adults, or children
Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and adult day care centers, and senior residential facilities
Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities
Landscape and pool care businesses, including residential landscape and pool care services
Businesses operating at any airport, seaport, or other government facility, including parks and government offices;
Pet Supply stores
Logistics providers, including warehouses, trucking, consolidators, fumigators, and handlers
Telecommunications providers, including sales of computer or telecommunications devices and the provision of home telecommunications
Provision of propane or natural gas
Office space and administrative support necessary to perform any of the above- listed activities
Open construction sites, irrespective of the type of building
Architectural, engineering, or land surveying services
Factories, manufacturing facilities, bottling plants, or other industrial uses
Waste management services, including collection and disposal of waste
Any business that is interacting with customers solely through electronic or telephonic means, and delivering products via mailing, shipping, or delivery services
Private and municipal marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply and other marina services
Mortuaries, funeral homes, and cemeteries
Hotels, motels, and other commercial lodging establishments and temporary vacation rentals. However, restaurants, bars, and fitness centers in hotels, motels, and other lodging establishments remain closed or restricted
Veterinarians and pet boarding facilities
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC:
All beaches, and beach parking
All Delray Beach parks and playgrounds
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
Delray Beach Tennis Center
Delray Beach Municipal Golf Course
Lakeview Golf Course
Delray Swim and Tennis Center
Beginning March 23, 2020, in an effort to ensure the continuity of essential services, the City of Delray Beach’s City Hall building will be closed to the public.
The City has developed staffing plans in each department that allow for alternative work schedules and work sites, with minimal or no impact to service delivery.
The City encourages everyone to implement safe practices to include social distancing, appropriate hand washing, and avoiding groups of 10 or more people for the foreseeable future to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community. For more information on how to access City services remotely, visit: https://www.delraybeachfl.gov/Home/Components/News/News/332
MARCH 28, 2020 - STAY AT HOME ORDER
MARCH 21, 2020 - LETTER FROM CITY MANAGER
MARCH 20, 2020 - CITY SERVICES
MARCH 20, 2020 - UPDATE
MARCH 16, 2020 - UPDATES & CLOSURES
MARCH 13, 2020 - DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY