Coronavirus: Update On City Operations
CITY HALL RE-OPENING: JUNE 8, 2020
City Hall will be open for business, by appointment only, beginning Monday, June 8, 2020 with hours of Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Precautions will be taken, such as temperature checks and a series of health-related screening questions, before entering the building. Social distancing will be maintained and face masks are required.
A dropbox will continue to be made available outside the Building Department entrance for those who do not require an appointment. Schedule or check inspections online through our website here.
To schedule an appointment, call (561) 799-4100.
Please Note: Due to construction, entry to City Hall will take place through the Building Department.
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 be available 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Council Chambers will be set up with a 6-foot distance in mind. Only essential staff will be in attendance.
Due to a change in business operations as a result of COVID-19, plan review and application submittal will take longer to process. Please be patient.
HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATES
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: APRIL 29, 2020
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 following City recreational facilities are open to the public as of Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at sunrise for individual use:
- Burns Road Walking Trail
- The Gardens North County District Park
- Joe Russo Athletic Complex
- Gardens Park
- PGA Park
- Mirasol Park
- Lilac Park
- Plant Drive
- Lake Catherine Sports Complex & Lake Catherine Park
- Oaks Park
- Twins Park
- Thompson River Linear Park
- Sandhill Crane Access Park
- Riverside Linear Park
Sandhill Crane Golf Course will be open to the public on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 7:00am.
The Aquatic Center is only open to pass-holder lap swimmers and swimming lessons.
Single play at the Tennis & Pickleball Center will begin on Monday, May 4, 2020.
Ironwood Park and the indoor facilities at Burns Road Community Center remain closed.
The Gardens 2 Go Drive-thru Produce & Product Market will end on Sunday, July 26, 2020.
All playgrounds and exercise equipment remain closed. Restroom facilities will be available and will be disinfected a minimum of two (2) times per day.
The Riverside Youth Enrichment Center is closed until further notice.
The City Hall lobby and Building Department lobby is open for business, by appointment only, with hours of Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call (561) 799-4100.
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 COVIDemail@example.com 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