COVID-19 Information

Due to the increase of Covid-19 cases we are experiencing, effective immediately and until further notice, masks are required when obtaining services in all buildings within the municipal complex.
 
The safety of our staff and residents are paramount therefore we must remain vigilant in protecting ourselves and others while we navigate through this wave.
 
Not only remember to wear to your mask when in public places but also wash your hands, sanitize, social distance (when possible), and most importantly stay home if you are not feeling well. 
 
Town staff will continue to closely monitor the information provided by the CDC and state health department for guidance and directives.
 
I can do it. You can do it. We can do it. Together we will do it.
Updated: August 2, 2021


COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

Vaccinations continue to be administered in Palm Beach County pursuant to the Governor's Executive Orders. Currently, providers can only administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the following groups:

  • All Florida residents are eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration
    • Ages 18 and over for the Moderna vaccine
    • Ages 12 and over for the Pfizer vaccine
      • A parent or guardian must be present at the appointment of those who are 17 years old and younger.

Town of Highland Beach

  • Currently not administering / No new supply.
  • Received and administered 200 doses on January 15, 2021.

Information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine is constantly changing. Please refer to the links below for information about where and how to schedule appointments, general information about the vaccine and more:

Vaccines for Homebound Seniors

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is providing vaccine appointments for homebound seniors. The state encourages homebound individuals to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at their home by filling out the survey available here, emailing HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com or by calling 866-779-6121Someone from the Florida Division of Emergency Management will contact you within 72 hours to collect more information and schedule your appointment.

State of Florida

Governor Executive Orders for COVID-19 (Click the link to download)

EO 21-102: Executive Order 21-102 Suspending All Remaining Local Government Mandates and Restrictions Based on the COVID 19 State of Emergency
EO 21-101: Executive Order 21-101 Invalidating All Remaining Local Emergency Orders Based on the COVID-19 Emergency 
EO 21-94: Emergency Management – Extension of Executive Order 20-52-COVID-19 
EO 21-81: Prohibiting COVID-19 Vaccine Passports
EO 21-79: Amending Executive Order 20-315 - Vaccine Administration/Protecting Florida’s Seniors 
EO 21-62: Amending Executive Order 20-315 - As amended by Executive Orders 21-46 and 21-47 re: Vaccine Administration/Protecting Florida’s Seniors
EO 21-47: Amending Executive Order 20-315 - Vaccine Administration/Protecting Florida’s Seniors
EO 21-46: Vaccine Administration/Protecting Florida’s Seniors  
EO 20-315: COVID-19 Vaccine Administration/Protecting Florida's Seniors
EO 20-297: Extending Executive Order 20-244: Phase 3; Right to Work; Business Certainty; Suspension of Fines
EO 20-246: Emergency Management - COVID -19 - Local Government Public Meetings
EO 20-244: Phase 3; Right to Work; Business Certainty; Suspension of Fines
EO 20-214 Palm Beach County is approved to move into Phase 2
EO 20-211 Re: Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief. Released 
EO 20-193: Amending Executive Order 20-179
EO 20-179: Emergency Management - COVID-19- Local Government Public Meetings
EO 20-159: Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief 
EO 20-150: Emergency Management - COVID-19- Local Government Public Meetings
EO 20-139: Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery 
EO 20-131: Expanding Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery

EO 20-123: Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery
EO 20-121: Executive Order extends Executive Order 20-94 re: Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief
EO 20-120: Expanding Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery
EO 20-114: Emergency Management-Extension of Executive Order 20-52
EO 20-112: Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery
EO 20-111: Limited Extension of Essential Services and Activities and Vacation Rental Prohibition
EO 20-104: re: Emergency Temporary Action Related to Unemployment Compensation
EO 20-95: Documentary Stamps for SBA Loans
EO 20-94: Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief
EO 20-93: Reemployment Assistance Program
EO 20-92: Executive Order amends Executive Order 20-91 re: Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency
EO 20-91: Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency
EO 20-90: Broward and Palm Beach County Closures
EO 20-89: Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Monroe County Public Access Restrictions
EO 20-88: Re-employment of Essential Personnel
EO 20-87: Vacation Rental Closures
EO 20-86: Additional Requirements of Certain Individuals Traveling to Florida
EO 20-85: Telehealth and Immunizations for State Group Insurance
EO 20-83: Protective Measures for Vulnerable Populations, Gatherings of Private Citizens and Density of the Workforce
EO 20-82: Isolation of Individuals Traveling to Florida
EO 20-80: Airport Screening and Isolation
EO 20-72: Non-essential Elective Medical Procedures
EO 20-71: Alcohol Sales, Restaurants, and Gyms
EO 20-70: Broward and Palm Beach County Closures
EO 20-69: Local Government Public Meetings
EO 20-68: Regarding Bars, Beaches, and Restaurants
EO 20-52: Public Health Emergency
EO 20-51: Establishes Coronavirus Response Protocol and Directs Public Health Emergency

Palm Beach County Emergency Orders for COVID-19 (Click the link to download)

View Declaration of State of Emergency PBC​- August 17, 2021
Emergency Order Number 2021-005: Modification of Facial Coverings Directive
Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC​
Emergency Order Number 2021-003
Emergency Order Number 2021-002
Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC​
EO  Number 2021-001
Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC
EO 20-31: Extension of Facial Coverings Directive
EO 20-30: Extension of Facial Coverings Directive
EO 20-29: Extension of Facial Coverings Directive

EO 20-28: Phase 3 Reopening
EO 20-27: Repeal of Business Operation Hour Restrictions
EO 20-26: Extension of Facial Coverings Directive
Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC
EO 20-25: Phase 2, Step 1 Re-openings Clarification
EO 20-24: Phase 2, Step 1 Re-openings
EO 20-23: Revised Operating Hour Restrictions on Serving Food and/or Alcohol for on Premises Consumption and Other Business Hours
Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC
EO 20-22: Tanning, Tattooing, and Body Piercing
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ordinance 2020-013 
Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC - July 24, 2020
EO 20-16: Extension of Facial Coverings Directive
*Repealed* EO-20-15: Revised Restriction on Operating Hours of Restaurants, Food Establishments & Other Businesses 
*Repealed* EO 20-14: Restriction on Operating Hours of Restaurants, Food Establishments & Other Businesses 
*Repealed* EO 20-13: Temporary Beach Closures
EO 20-12: Additional Directive on Wearing Facial Coverings
Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC
*Repealed* EO 20-11: Additional Directive on Recreational Facilities 
*Repealed* EO 20-09: Repeal of Emergency Order 2020-002a
*Repealed* EO 20-08: Additional Directive on Wearing of Facial Coverings
*Repealed* EO 20-07: Recreational Facilities 
*Repealed* EO 20-06 : Beaches 

*Repealed* EO 20-05: Restrictions on Recreational Activities 
Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC - April 24, 2020
*Repealed* EO 20-04 : Directive to Wear Facial Covers 
Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC - April 10, 2020
Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC - April 3, 2020
*Repealed*
Palm Beach County Directing Stay-Home Stay-Safe Safer-at-Home Policy Amendment Order Number 2020-003a  
*Repealed* Emergency Order Number 2020-002a Replacing Emergency Order Number 2020-002 PBC COVID-19  
Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC - March 25, 2020
*Repealed* Emergency Order Number 3
*Repealed* Emergency Order Number 2 
*Repealed* Amendment to Emergency Order Number 1  
*Repealed* EO 20-01: Boat Ramps & Marinas
Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC
Declaration of Local State of Emergency

Education Materials

Palm Beach County Parks Reopening Guidelines
Keep Boating Safe
Keep Golf Safe
Palm Beach County Beaches Reopening (Video)

Testing Information

Palm Beach County Testing Sites
Palm Beach County Testing Sites Map
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Homebound Testing Program (Video)

How COVID-19 Spreads
Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Prevention

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website

For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.

Resources

Florida Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know (Video)

No Sew Do It Yourself (DIY) Fask Mask Instructions

Mental Health Resources

The Palm Beach County Emergency Information Center (EIC) has opened to field general questions regarding county operations in relation to COVID-19. The EIC telephone number is 561-712-6400.