Coronavirus: Update On City Operations
CITY HALL OPEN
City Hall is now open for business and welcomes you to visit us to conduct business! The City Hall lobby is open for business with hours of Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Building Department lobby is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
On Friday, September 25, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244, that moved the State of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID response. That order required all businesses to be open and allowed businesses and specifically restaurants to operate at 100% capacity.
For information on Emergency Order 2020-28, access FAQS here.
CITY MEETINGS & BUSINESS OPERATIONS
At this time, select Advisory Board and Committee meetings have been canceled. Click here for more information. Scheduled City Council meetings will allow in-person attendance or watch via Livestream on the City’s website. If you wish to submit a public comment in advance of the meeting, please send your statement to City Clerk Patty Snider at email@example.com. The Council Chambers will be set up with a 6-foot distance in mind.
HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATES
On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Palm Beach County Fire Chiefs Association issued a letter to Florida Department of Health Palm Beach urging that vaccines be provided to Fire Rescue Agencies for operation of vaccination sites within their jurisdictions. The following letter details the request and proposed schedule for Palm Beach Gardens. The City supports this request. Letter to Dr. Alonso
The City of Palm Beach Gardens is currently under a State of Local Emergency due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Health Emergency. This emergency declaration allows the City Council authority to request State assistance or invoke emergency-related mutual aid assistance should the need arise. It also allows the City to take any/all emergency actions needed to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of our citizens.
STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued several Executive Orders regarding the operation of bars, beaches and restaurants. All City of Palm Beach Gardens establishments are required to comply.
Click here for the full list of COVID-19 Executive orders.
The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) also released guidance on the essential infrastructure workforce.
RECREATIONAL FACILITY OPENINGS
UPDATED: OCTOBER 8, 2020
All City parks and playgrounds are open to the public at this time. Equipment is sanitized daily and hand sanitizer is available on site.
On Thursday, August 27, 2020, Palm Beach County issued Emergency Order 2020-021, which allows for the re-opening of parks and other park facilities.
On Monday, April 27, 2020, Palm Beach County issued Emergency Order 2020-005, which allows for the re-opening of certain recreational activities and public golf courses.
The Riverside Youth Enrichment Center is closed until further notice.
The City’s Efforts Related to COVID-19
As national health news related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be updated, the City of Palm Beach Gardens is working to prepare its staff and residents to mitigate any outbreak within the City. Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue has ordered extra supplies for use by both fire rescue and police personnel. Public safety leadership is also planning protocols and scheduling training on the proper donning and doffing of personnel protective equipment for officers.
In addition, fire rescue dispatchers have been given a series of screening questions to ask patients in order to determine if they are potentially infected with Coronavirus, COVID-19, allowing personnel to prepare in advance. Fire Rescue leadership is conducting meetings remotely with Assisted Living Facilities throughout the City to discuss and review their readiness for a possible outbreak within their facilities.
The Division Chief of Emergency Medical Services has met with Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and Jupiter Medical Centers to review procedures for transporting patients suspected of having COVID-19. Currently, all hospitals in Palm Beach County will be receiving patients infected with COVID-19.
Better Together by Staying Apart: Video
During the coronavirus Safer at Home order in the State of Florida, City of Palm Beach Gardens staff members share their thoughts and encouragement with the community.
Click here Version OptionsCoronavirus: Update On City OperationsHeadline to view the video.
The Florida Department of Health has established a dedicated coronavirus call center at 1-866-779-6121 that is available 24 hours a day seven days a week, as well as a dedicated email address at COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org which the public can use for questions or clarifications on issues related to the coronavirus.
If you feel you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, contact the Palm Beach County Department of Health at 561-840-4500