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  Palm Beach County Operations Coronavirus Update - Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Palm Beach County Operations Coronavirus Update - Tuesday, May 19, 2020


See why Palm Beach County is setting up pop up testing sites around the county.


Palm Beach County issued three Executive Orders on the following:

Emergency Order Number 6 – Beaches: All public, municipal, and private beaches including all beach parks shall be open sunrise to sunset subject to CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10 persons and distancing themselves from other parties by 6 feet. Beach concessions may operate following CDC guidelines. County-owned South Inlet Park will remain closed until such time as the City of Boca Raton opens their beaches. This order is effective 12:01 a.m. on May 18, 2020  Español   Kreyòl 

Emergency Order Number 7 – Recreational Facilities: Amends Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-005 for Public Parks, Private Parks and Natural Areas. Specific amendment changes are identified here.  Español Kreyòl This order is effective 12:01 a.m. on May 18, 2020. Español  Kreyòl 

Emergency Order Number 8 – Additional Directive on Wearing of Facial Coverings: Amends Palm Beach County Order 2020-004 for facial coverings. Effective 5:00 p.m. on May 16, 2020. Español Kreyòl 

Palm Beach County remains under a Continuing State of Emergency until May 22nd  
State of Emergency  

Governor’s Executive Orders

Governor’s Executive Order Number 20-123 Governor Ron DeSantis issued order, which brings
all Florida counties into Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery effective
May 18.

Governor’s Executive Order Number 20-120 Governor Ron DeSantis issued order, regarding Palm Beach County entering Phase 1 and the reopening of barbershops, hair salons and nail salons.

Governor’s Executive Order Number 20-112  Governor Ron DeSantis issues order implementing Phase 1 of Florida’s recovery. 


Frequently Asked Questions about Governor’s Order Number 20-120.

Frequently Asked Questions about Governor’s Order Number 20-112.

Click here to view Executive Orders.

For up-to-date re-openings go to PBCGOV.com click here.



Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s Testing for Tuesday, 5-19-20:

Please note the new testing days and hours for the 45th Street site in West Palm Beach beginning tomorrow as highlighted below.

Health Care District of Palm Beach County COVID-19 Testing Facilities   

Call the Testing Hotline for an appointment: 561-642-1000


FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

5444 Haverhill Rd., West Palm Beach

239 tests completed today


Drive-through site

By appointment only; Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – Noon

Any age; need not be symptomatic

Antibody testing reserved for first responders and healthcare workers

C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics at Lakeside Medical Center –

39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade 

75tests completed today

Drive-through and walk-up site

By appointment only Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. - Noon

Any age; need not be symptomatic

C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics –

1150 45th St., West Palm Beach

Walk-up site

By appointment only Monday through Friday;
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Any age; need not be symptomatic

C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics –

411 W. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter

120tests completed today

Walk-up site

By appointment only Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 8 a.m. - Noon

Any age; need not be symptomatic

C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics –

225 S. Congress Ave, Delray Beach

68 tests completed today

Walk-up site 

By appointment only Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. - Noon

Any age; need not be symptomatic

C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics –

1250 Southwinds Dr., Lantana

First Responders and Emergency Workers Only;

By appointment only


*NEW* Health Care District revising testing scheduled over the next two weeks

Starting Wednesday, 5/20:          West Palm will be open for testing Monday-Friday from 8am to 11am.

Starting Friday, 5/22:                   Jupiter will be open for testing Monday-Friday from 8am to 11am
                                                     Lantana will be open for testing Monday-Friday from 2 to 4pm

Starting Wednesday, 5/27:          Belle Glade will be open for testing Monday-Friday from 8am to 12pm
                                                     Delray will be open for testing Monday-Friday from 8am to 12pm

FITTEAM site is unchanged:       Tuesday-Saturday 8am to 12pm.


South County Civic Center-Cleveland Clinic Florida Testing
Anyone over the age of 16 who has the following signs and symptoms will be eligible for testing at our South Palm Beach County drive-through location:

  • Fever or Non Febrile respiratory illness (such as cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, and/or sore throat)
  • Fever and gastrointestinal illness (such as diarrhea and/or vomiting)


Individuals must still call 561-804-0250 first to speak with a nurse to ensure they meet criteria and make an appointment for testing.


Village of Wellington Testing Site

The Village of Wellington has partnered with Premier Family Health to provide FREE walk-up COVID-19 testing for all western communities’ residents age 12 and over. Health officials from Premier Family Health will conduct tests at the Village Park Gymnasium. Testing will be available daily by appointment, and is available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic residents. To make an appointment, go to www.wellingtonfl.gov/testing  or call 561-868-8624.


Homebound Resident Testing
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, with the support of the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Division of Emergency Management will begin the testing of homebound residents this week. Residents eligible for the new testing option include homebound elderly or individuals with disabilities who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot leave their homes to access one of the drive-up or walk-up test collection sites.

Residents who believe they are eligible for the in-home testing option should call the Palm Beach County Emergency Information Center (EIC) at 561-712-6400 for a pre-qualifying assessment. The testing line is open from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.


An updated list of current testing sites can be found here on Palm Beach County’s COVID-19 website


The Palm Beach County Library System is offering a walk-up holds pick-up service

The walk-up service will work as follows:

  1. Place hold requests by phone, library app or through the library catalog at www.pbclibrary.org.
  2. Wait for library staff to contact you letting you know your hold is ready to pick up.
  3. When you arrive at the library, call the branch phone number listed on a sign in front of the building.
  4. After verification, a staff member will check the item(s) out to your account and place the item(s) on a table or cart immediately outside the front entrance.
  5. Remain at least 6 feet away from the front entrance behind a designated marker until the staff member closes the doors. Once the staff member is back inside, please pick up your item(s).

At this time, all Library locations are still closed to the public. Library employees are available for assistance virtually during business hours. To access online services, please visit www.pbclibrary.org/virtual-library. The Palm Beach County Library System has many resources available to help students, parents and job seekers during this time.



The county reopened all public, municipal and private beaches, including beach parks, in Palm Beach County, with the following conditions and restrictions:


• Beaches will be open between sunrise and sunset only.
• Parties accessing the beaches shall follow CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than
  10 persons and distancing themselves from other parties by six feet.
• Municipalities may keep beaches closed at their discretion. Beach operations at the county-owned

  South Inlet Park will follow restrictions for Boca Raton municipal beaches.

Will COVID-19 Alter Our Future Travel?

With only 4 short questions, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA) would like to hear how COVID-19 has impacted your current travel and how you expect travel patterns to change after restrictions are lifted. Please take the survey at PalmBeachTPA.org/Travel-Survey  and learn more about the TPA at PalmBeachTPA.org .


Appointments will be required for in-person service beginning June 1. The agency’s website at www.pbctax.com offers the convenience of completing common transactions online without the need to visit a tax collector office. Many transactions can also be completed by mail. The Tax Collector’s Office located at 301 N. Olive Avenue in West Palm Beach remains closed until further notice. All other offices remain open.

PBC Property Appraiser

The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser's Office and five service centers are open Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Online business is encouraged rather than an in-person visit. Log onto the website:  www.pbcgov.org/PAPA call: (561) 355-2866 or email at PAO@pbcgov.org.


Department of Business and Professional Regulation - State of Florida

For the latest information on the reopening of businesses visit the COVID-19 page at DPBR.



IRS.gov has answers to many questions people may have about their Economic Impact Payment.
Taxpayers who are required to file a tax return, can go to IRS Free File to file electronically. If they aren’t required to file, they should go to the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool and submit their information to receive an Economic Impact Payment.

For the complete lists of FAQs, visit the Economic Impact Payment and the Get My Payment tool pages on IRS.gov. The IRS updates these FAQs regularly.

Food Finder Map
United Way has launched an Interactive Food Finder map to assist in locating food and hot meals across Palm Beach County.


The Pre-Summer Food Service Program operated by the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department and Library System is offering meals at distribution sites in West Palm Beach, Greenacres, Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Lake Worth and Boca Raton.


Meals are distributed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am. to 1 pm., or until all meal kits are distributed. Each eligible child receives a week’s worth of meals. Currently, the pre-summer feeding sites will be distributing food once per week, at each location through Wednesday, May 27. So far the program has served 7,861 meals during three weeks of distribution.


Parents picking up kits without their child present must bring identification for the child. Acceptable forms include student ID, child's passport or other government-issued ID, birth certificate, adoption decree, immunization records, and school demographics. Meal kits will not be provided to parents who do not bring their child or do not provide proper identification. Proper safety measures must be practiced.


Monday Distribution:

Highridge Family Center, 4200 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach

Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach

Greenacres Branch Library, 3750 Jog Road, Greenacres


Tuesday Distribution:

Lantana Road Branch Library, 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth

West Boca Branch Library, 18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton


Wednesday Distribution:

Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade

Loula V. York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee

Clarence E. Anthony Branch Library, 375 SW 2nd Ave., South Bay


The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that school-aged children, 18 years and under, continue to receive nutritious meals beyond the school year and during the summer months (June - August) as well as times of emergency school closures.


CAREER SOURCE Online Virtual Job Readiness Workshops
Get a head start on getting ready for your first – or next – job opportunity with new online virtual job readiness workshops now being offered by CareerSource Palm Beach County. Job seekers can access a series of 18 professional workshops from their home computer or mobile device 24/7 available from the organization’s home page at www.careersourcepbc.com


211 HELPLINE AND CRISIS LINE is free, confidential, and available 24/7.

211 provides crisis support, suicide prevention, and assistance with available resources and services-

for people of all ages, and is multilingual capable.


Find the latest information about your specific zip code and cases of COVID-19. The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard can be found here at the bottom of the page: COVID-19 Dashboard .


SBA Disaster Loan Virtual Office

The U.S. Small Business Administration South Florida District Office will host virtual office hours to answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Limited to 250 callers at one time. Participants may call at any time and are welcome to enter and exit at will.Callers will be muted upon entry and will be taken in the order they are received. The virtual office hours are 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Skype: https://meet.lync.com/sba123/jfhein/DRJCSWGT [lnks.gd]
Phone: (202) 765-1264; Conference ID – 143765659



Distance Learning

PBCSD campuses will remain closed for the 2019-2020 school year. Distance learning (info here) will continue through the last day of the school year, Friday, May 29.


School Feeding Sites

School Food Service will continue its twice-a-week food distribution through the month of May.  Distributions will occur Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 51 school locations. Each day, parents or guardians who pick up food will receive a kit with three days’ worth of meals for each child. The number of meals distributed since the service started on March 16 has surpassed two million. PalmBeachSchools.org/FeedingSites

Online services available here.


Rental & Utility Assistance

Individuals and families experiencing loss of employment can apply for assistance through the Community Services Department.  Residents who are eligible can access emergency rental and utility assistance online by visiting the website or by calling the following phone numbers:

  • Online application for all services including rent and utilities: www.pbcgov.com/OSCARSS
  • Phone number for rent: 561-904-7900
  • Phone number for utilities: 561-355-4792
  • Phone number for seniors EHEAP: 561-355-4746 

Courts have temporarily suspended hearings on evictions, and a moratorium has been placed on utility shutoffs. Visit the website for more information about how to prepare and budget: www.pbcgov.com/communityservices


Free Telemental Health Services to Residents of Palm Beach County

For information about Telemental Health and other services provided by Palm Beach County Youth Services, visit our website.


Florida Department of Health Resources in Multiple Languages


COMPREHENSIVE Mental Health Resources



Feeding South Florida Calendar of Food Distributions at www.feedingsouthflorida.org/covid19

These sites provide groceries in a drive-thru style. The list is updated daily, dates, times and
locations may change.


Palm Beach County Housing and business assistance programs can be found here.



The Palm Beach County Victim Services & Certified Rape Crisis Center helpline is available for information, options and support: 561-833-7273. Services are free, confidential and private.




*NEW* Palm Tran
The lobby at 3201 Electronics Way in West Palm Beach, FL now open, no bus pass sales nor Palm Tran eligibility activities happen at this location. The lobby at 50 S. Military Trail, WPB 33415 remains closed. If you need assistance please call 561-841-4200 or visit our website at www.palmtran.org

Palm Tran Fixed Route and Paratransit

  • Palm Tran resumed a normal schedule today, May 18.
  • All passengers are required to have a mask covering their nose and mouth while riding.
  • The number of people onboard has been limited to no more than 20 passengers
  • on fixed-route buses.
  • The buses will begin operating on a typical weekday schedule.
  • Saturdays and Sundays to operate on their regular schedules for those day.
  • Palm Tran Connection is essential trips only.


Go Glades Service

  • Palm Tran's western community bus service, Go Glades, Routes 1, 2, 3 and 4 are currently not running a regular service. You will be able to book a trip directly to and from your destination by calling: (561) 649-9838.
  • The Palm Tran call center (561) 841-4BUS (4287) is operating from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Many trip planning functions may be done through the Palm Tran app and on palmtran.org.


  • Passengers are urged to wear masks while riding. Tri-Rail continues to offer an amended schedule until further notice, with 18-trains every 2 hours starting at 4:17 a.m. on weekdays, and 12-trains every 3-hours starting at 5:17 a.m. on weekends. Trains have suspended fares.


  • Train service is suspendeduntil further notice.



  • Garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulk waste collection continues to operate as scheduled.
  • Residents are asked to continue to place all of their household garbage into a plastic garbage bag and securely tie it before placing it to the curb.
  • If residents are doing a lot of cleaning up and cleaning out, they should continue to use curbside bulk collection for safe disposal.
  • All seven Home Chemical and Recycling Centers are open for household hazardous wastes.
  • The Customer Convenience Drop-off Center at the North County Landfill is open for residents and small haulers.
  • Visitors are asked to wear masks to any SWA facility.
  • The SWA Greenway Trail system is open.
  • The June CAC and Governing Board meetings are still scheduled. The CAC meeting will be done by phone conference. The Governing Board meeting is to be live. Special instructions will be provided for public comment if residents are not able to attend in person.
  • To see the full list of SWA service impacts due to the pandemic response, go to www.SWA.org/COVID19.

For resources to help cope during the coronavirus pandemic please follow this link: Suicide Prevention and COVID-19.



All jury selection proceedings are suspended through May 29. Jurors who were summonsed for jury duty through May 29 do not have to report for service. Those with questions regarding jury service can call 561-355-2930 or visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/jury.



The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit is limiting most face-to-face hearings. Anyone who enters the courthouse will undergo a non-invasive temperature scan. Any person who refuses to have their temperature taken or has a temperature of 100.4 º F, or higher, will not be permitted to enter the courthouses. For updated information, visit http://15thcircuit.com  


PBC Emergency Information Center remains open Monday-Friday from 8 am – 5 pm. @561-712-6400

  • Boca Raton 561-982-4900 
  • Greenacres 561-642-2000 
  • Town of Palm Beach 561-227-7070 
  • Riviera Beach 561-812-6597 
  • Wellington 561-791-4000
  • West Palm Beach 561-822-2222


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Individuals with questions related to the coronavirus should call the Florida Department of Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-779-6121 which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov. They can also visit http://pbchd.org for the latest health information. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For the latest information and updates from Palm Beach County, visit http://pbcgov.com/coronavirus.


ocean ridge


Open M-F 8:30am-3:00pm

6450 N. Ocean Blvd

Ocean Ridge, FL 33435

contact information

561-732-2635 (main)

561-737-8359 (fax)

Citizen Information Line:

561-738-ORFL (6735)


911 (emergency)

561-732-8331 (non-emergency)
6450 N. Ocean Blvd
Ocean Ridge, FL 33435
Open 24 Hours

Public Records Hours: