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Posted on: March 22, 2020

State of Florida, Palm Beach County Enter Phase 3

COVID City Updates NF

UPDATE: September 30, 2020 (10:30am) - Palm Beach County Executive Order 20-28 Issued for Phase 3 Reopenings

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244 moving all of Florida’s 67 counties into Phase 3. 

Executive Order 20-244 does the following: 

  • Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants. 
  • Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business, giving Floridians and business owners needed certainty and the ability to provide for themselves and their families. 
  • Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than 50% of their indoor capacity
  • Suspends all outstanding fines and penalties, and the collection of such moving forward, applied against individuals related to COVID-19. 

Effective September 29, 2020 at 5pm, Palm Beach County leadership issued Executive Order 20-28 (Phase 3 Reopenings) to repeal and replace some of the prior Palm Beach County emergency orders imposing COVID-19 related restrictions on individuals, businesses and establishments, while making clear that certain restrictions are still in effect to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

All prior Palm Beach County emergency orders imposing COVID-19 related restrictions on individuals, businesses and/or establishments are repealed and replaced with Order 2020-28 except the following two orders, which are still in effect:

The requirements of Emergency Order 2020-012 are still in place and all individuals, businesses and establishment must use facials coverings in all businesses and establishments, and social distancing guidelines issued by the CDC shall be followed.


Palm Beach County’s facial covering mandate remains in place. Although the Governor’s order suspends the collection of fines and penalties enforced upon individuals, it does not preempt local governments from assessing fines or otherwise penalizing businesses that violate emergency orders including mask mandates.  Palm Beach County has in the past, and will continue as long as the facial covering order is in place, to educate and assist with compliance before fines or penalties against businesses are levied.

Visit the Palm Beach County website for more information.

View additional updates from the City of Boca Raton. 

Contact Information


  • Palm Beach County COVID-19 Information and Resources webpage
  • Palm Beach County Information Line (Open Daily 8am - 6pm): 561-712-6400 or email
  • Contact the COVID Education Compliance Team at:


  • Florida Department of Health Information and Resources webpage
  • For important updates and information on COVID-19 in Florida, text FLCOVID19 to 888-77.
  • COVID-19 Call Center Available 24/7: 1-866-779-6121 or email
  • Report Price Gouging Call: 1-866-9NO-SCAM


  • City of Boca Raton COVID-19 updates
  • Citizens Information Center (CIC): 561-982-4900 open Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm for questions.
  • Boca Raton Police Services Non-Emergency Number: 561-368-6201 (Please do not call for general questions. Refer to FAQ page below or CIC. Please only call if you require a police officer for a non-emergency situation). 
  • Additional information can be found on the City’s website www.myboca.usFacebook, Twitter or Nextdoor or the City’s FAQ webpage.

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