Palm Beach County schools to distribute food; Children do not have to be present for parents/guardians pick up food

WEST PALM BEACH – The School District of Palm Beach County’s commitment to feeding students while schools are closed continues. Starting March 30, 35 sites across Palm Beach County will be distributing ‘Grab and Go’ bags filled with breakfast, lunch, supper, and a snack. Boxes of food from Feeding South Florida will also be available […]

Palm Beach County Tax Collector announces extends property tax deadlines

WEST PALM BEACH — On March 26, Constitutional Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon announced Governor Ron DeSantis directed the Department of Revenue to provide flexibility on property tax due dates to assist with those adversely affected by COVID-19. The emergency order extends the final due date for the 2019 property tax year from March 31, […]

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation facilities closed

PALM BEACH COUNTY — On March 25, at 4 p.m., all Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department facilities closed to the public until further notice. This includes all county-operated regional parks and golf courses that were previously open. County-operated Ccampgrounds will remain open to current reservations and will not accept new reservations until further […]

Florida Healthy Kids takes proactive steps during COVID-19 outbreak

TALLAHASSEE — On March 26, in light of the ongoing coronavirus (aka COVID-19) outbreak across the nation and in Florida, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation’s (FHKC) Board of Directors adopted and recognized benefit and eligibility adjustments to help ensure children face fewer barriers in accessing the care they may need during this emergency. CFO Jimmy […]

Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management closes county natural areas

WEST PALM BEACH – The Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management has closed all Natural Areas to the public until further notice. This order will remain in effect until the expiration of the county’s Declaration of Emergency or until terminated or amended by further order. The Department of Environmental Resources Management will continue […]

Florida National Guard responds to the needs of the state

The Florida National Guard (FLNG), under the direction of Gov. Ron DeSantis, is responding to the needs of the state alongside our interagency partners, helping to protect citizens and guests throughout this crisis. The Florida National Guard has 1,437 Guardsmen on state active duty in support of Florida’s COVID-19 response, and are operating two Community […]

Palm Beach County’s sweeping orders aim to ‘lead by example,’ Kerner says

WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County is trying to “lead by example” in taking some drastic steps to more or less have all of its 1.5 million citizens and untold numbers of visitors to essentially shelter in place, starting immediately. County officials told the public to all but stay home, period, in a 4 […]

Florida Community Health Centers begins drive-thru coronavirus testing

WEST PALM BEACH — In the midst of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Florida Community Health Centers Inc. (FCHC) continues to provide high-quality and affordable routine healthcare to their community in a safe environment while working to decrease the further spread of this newly prevalent disease. In an effort to support their patients and community, […]

Florida’s farmers help sustain America’s food supply

In addition to citrus, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates, Florida is the second largest producer of fresh vegetables in the United States, including fresh broccoli, lettuce, sweet corn, radishes, and green beans. Here is what Florida farmers and ranchers provide our national food supply: Florida citrus accounts for 56 percent of […]

Veterans to utilize GI Benefits for online education

TALLAHASSEE — On March 21, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran, Congressman Matt Gaetz, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Executive Director Danny Burgess and Florida College System presidents applauded President Trump and Congress for ensuring thousands of Florida veterans are able to utilize their GI benefits through remote or virtual instruction, after campus […]