COVID-19 Update #5
COVID-19 Update #5
March 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM
The Town’s Emergency Operations Managers continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely. As of today, approximately 14,000 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Florida, with around 1,700 positive cases and 22 deaths. Of the 1,700 positive cases, 118 are in Palm Beach County. We recommend that you contact your physician for instructions should you develop symptoms to this virus. Practice social distancing by keeping a distance of at least six feet from others, as it is best practice to assume that everyone near us has the virus.
The Governor issued Executive Order No. 20-83 directing the State Surgeon General to issue a public health advisory to all persons over the age of 65 and those persons that have an underlying medical condition such as chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and persons in an immunocompromised status including cancer patients receiving treatment, that places them at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, urging them to stay home and take other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19.
The Governor also issued Executive Order No. 20-80 directing all persons entering the State of Florida through airports from an area with substantial community spread such as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to isolate or quarantine for 14 days, excluding persons employed by the airlines, and those performing military, emergency, or health response.
Town Hall remains closed to foot traffic. Staff is fully available to assist by phone at 561-732-2635 or by email. Documents and payments may be mailed to Town Hall at 6450 N. Ocean Blvd, Ocean Ridge, FL 33435, or placed in the new drop-box near the entrance to Town Hall. Email addresses and instructions for dropping off documents can be viewed on our website at www.oceanridgeflorida.com.
We will continue to update the public with new developments as things progress, and encourage residents to sign up for Civic Ready emergency alerts at this time in order to receive notifications immediately as they are published. Please visit our website at www.oceanridgeflorida.com to view all past COVID-19 updates and information.
Stay safe and healthy!
Tracey L. Stevens, Town Manager Hal C. Hutchins, Chief of Police