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 RESOLUTIONS:
May 24, 2020 Update: Beach Reopening
Public and private beaches in Palm Beach County reopened on Monday, May 18, 2020. The City of Delray Beach has begun a phased beach reopening. The municipal beach and Atlantic Dunes Park will be open from 9am to 6pm every day. The City strongly urges beachgoers to follow all CDC guidelines, including social distancing.
How beachgoers can access beaches:
Pedestrians and bicyclists can access the municipal beach at beach access points.
The Delray Beach Pavilion will be open from 9am-6:30pm daily.
Beaches will be open 9am to 6:30pm.
Lifeguards will be monitoring the beach.
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.
Beach parks that will be open:
Atlantic Dunes Park
Activities allowed while visiting the beach:
Chairs, tents, coolers, umbrellas and cabanas
The City is evaluating the safety of this first phase of reopening. 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.
May 16, 2020 Update: Full Phase 1
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).
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
- 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
- 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)
May 8, 2020 Update:
In keeping with the order issued April 29, 2020 by Governor Ron Desantis, the City of Delray Beach will end its stay at home order and curfew, and will no longer mandate the use of facial coverings, effective immediately.
The City encourages everyone to continue to follow all Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations regarding physical distancing and similar measures meant to prevent or slow the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 Testing Sites in Palm Beach County
1. West Palm Beach – Fit Teams at the Ball Park 561-642-1000
8AM-12PM, Monday - Saturday, Need an appointment and no symptoms. Drive up site.
2. West Delray - South County Civic Center 561-804-0250
8AM-12PM, Monday - Saturday, Need an appointment and must have symptoms. Drive up site.
3. Bell Glade – Lakeside Medical Center 561-642-1000
8AM-12PM, Monday - Saturday, Need an appointment and no symptoms. Drive up and walk up site.
4. West Palm Beach – 1150 45th Street 561-642-1000
8AM-12PM, Monday-Wednesday-Friday, Need appointment and no symptoms. Walk up site.
5. Jupiter -- 411 W. Indiantown Road 561-642-1000
8AM-12PM, Tuesday and Thursday, Need an appointment and no symptoms. Walk up site.
6. Delray Beach – 225 South Congress Avenue 561-642-1000
8AM-12PM, Monday - Friday, Need an appointment and no symptoms. Walk up site.
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC:
CITY SERVICES: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