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Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. View the Emergency Order.
On Tuesday, June 23, Palm Beach County Commissioners voted unanimously to mandate facial coverings while in public. The Emergency Order went into effect on Thursday, June 25 at 12:01am and requires facial coverings to be worn in indoor public spaces as well as outdoor public spaces where physical distancing, according to the CDC guidelines, cannot be maintained.
According to the Emergency Order, public spaces where facial coverings are required include, but are not limited to grocery stores, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, gyms, etc. For more information about public spaces where facial coverings are required, view page 3 of the Emergency Order.
Facial coverings are not required for the following person(s) such as children ages 2 and under, people exercising or maintaining physical distancing according to CDC guidelines, people with medical conditions, etc. For more information about exemptions, view page 4 of the Emergency Order.
According to the County’s Emergency Order, all businesses and establishments must ensure compliance with the Order. All businesses and establishments must also post signage provided by Palm Beach County. Read more about compliance and signage requirements on page 5 of the Emergency Order.
*Visit Palm Beach County’s website to stay updated on signs in other languages.
For information regarding enforcement and violations, view page 6 of the Emergency Order.
Residents can report a business that is not following the State and County social distancing and mask mandates for COVID-19 by contacting Palm Beach County’s COVID Education Compliance Team (CECT). The CECT will work to educate and bring businesses into compliance with state and local enforcement orders required by the Governor and the County.
The team is comprised of representatives from state and local agencies including the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach County Code Enforcement and Fire Rescue, the Florida Department of Health-Palm Beach County and police departments from Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach. Team members will proactively conduct spot inspections of local businesses and public venues, noting where masks are not being worn and/or social distancing is not being consistently practiced.
For compliance information or to report a violation, residents and businesses can contact the COVID Education Compliance Team at 561-24COVID (561-242-6843) or firstname.lastname@example.org.