County holds pre-holiday virtual briefing

PALM BEACH COUNTY — On July 2, Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner held a virtual briefing at the Emergency Operations Center ahead of the July 4th holiday weekend. Joining him were Commissioner Mack Bernard and Fire Marshal David Derita. Palm Beach County currently has 14,859 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 523 fatalities. The county […]

PBC beaches closed for July 4th weekend

WEST PALM BEACH — Beaches along the entire Palm Beach County Atlantic coastline will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend by executive action of County Mayor Dave Kerner, announced on Sunday night, June 28. It already had been announced that Atlantic beaches farther south, in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, would be closed […]

Emergency Order Issued Requiring Masks or Face Coverings

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-012 has been issued requiring face coverings in Palm Beach County. This order applies in all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County and was effective Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Facial coverings must be worn by all persons, other than those specifically […]

Palm Beach County may require masks in public buildings

WEST PALM BEACH — At the June 16 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action: COVID-19 — The board received an update from Dr. Alina Alonso, director of the Florida Department of Health-Palm Beach County and Emergency Management Director Bill Johnson on local COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Dr. Alonso reported a significant […]

Palm Beach County requires masks worn in public buildings

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The breaking news on Tuesday afternoon, June 23, was a somewhat uncertain announcement from the Palm Beach County government that masks or facial coverings are now required under county ordinance in buildings open to the public in Palm Beach County. County staff members were quick to post several informational videos on […]

PBSO taking extensive precautions due to COVID-19; Inmates making masks to supply county’s two jails

BELLE GLADE — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) is following a strict set of policy protocols because of officials’ concern over the constant threat of a COVID-19 virus outbreak occurring in its detention facilities or offices. This newspaper inquired last week about what precautions were being taken in the main Palm Beach County […]

Palm Beach County Commissioners may require masks in public buildings

WEST PALM BEACH — At the June 16, 2020, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action: COVID-19 – The board received an update from Dr. Alina Alonso, director of the Florida Department of Health-Palm Beach County and Emergency Management Director Bill Johnson on local COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Dr. Alonso reported a […]

McKinlay to host talk about sheltering in Glades region

PALM BEACH COUNTY — On Thursday, June 18, at 6 p.m., Palm Beach County District 6 Commissioner Melissa McKinlay will moderate a presentation and conversation on the Non-Congregate Sheltering (NCS) Strategy for the western communities of Palm Beach County. This conversation will detail the county’s plans to renovate two buildings in Belle Glade and Pahokee […]

Palm Beach County issues emergency order covering recreational activities

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Palm Beach County issues order 2020-011, effective June 11, to authorize operation of the youth activities described in Governor’s Order 20-131, including youth sports teams and leagues, youth clubs and programs, child care, summer camps and youth recreation camps. Palm Beach County’s order 2020-011 also adjusts the requirements related to boating […]

Masks must be worn on public transport and in county buildings

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Palm Beach County issued an executive order requiring cloth masks be worn in government buildings:Emergency Order Number 10 – Additional Directive on Wearing of Facial Coverings: Amends Palm Beach County Order 2020-004 for facial coverings. Effective 12:01 a.m.. on June 8, 2020. Section 3 of Emergency Order 2020-004 is hereby amended […]