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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Palm Beach County Enters Phase 2, Step 1 on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

COVID City Updates NF

UPDATE: September 6, 2020 (10:45am) - Palm Beach County Phase 2, Step 1

On September 4, 2020, Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner gave an update on local COVID-19 plans for an incremental Phase 2 reopening, allowing additional businesses and services in Palm Beach County to resume operations.

Phase 2

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order #20-214 approving Palm Beach County to move into Step 1 of its five-step incremental Phase 2 reopening plan. Emergency Order 2020-012 requiring the wearing of facial coverings remains in full force and social distancing should be maintained.

Step 1

Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020, retail stores, museums, libraries, personal services not already open and gyms and fitness centers may operate at full capacity. Movie theaters, bowling alleys, and other indoor entertainment centers may operate at 50% capacity; playhouses at 33%. Skating rinks are limited to a maximum of 25 skaters. Escape rooms can host private parties only, no more than 6 people per room, with staggered start times. Restaurants may serve food and alcohol on premises until midnight (12am) Emergency Order 2020-023. Indoor dining capacity remains at 50%, but full capacity is allowed in outdoor areas if social distancing protocols are met. Patrons will be allowed to order food and beverages at the bar inside the restaurant.

Still closed:

  • bars
  • nightclubs
  • auditoriums
  • bingo parlors
  • comedy clubs
  • concert halls
  • cigar/hookah bars
  • pool/billiard halls
  • arcades

Schools: The actual opening date for schools will be determined by the Palm Beach County School Board.

Beaches: All county-owned and operated beaches and beach parks are open. City of Boca Raton beaches are open.

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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