May 18, 2020
I hope this message finds Highland Beach residents and their families safe and healthy and prepared to live under the conditions of the “new normal.” As you know, the State of Florida and Palm Beach County have commenced the phased process of easing the social and economic restrictions needed during this public health emergency. Late last week, the county approved a series of emergency orders easing the restrictions.
Starting today May 18, 2020, the following activities are permitted:
- Restaurants and food establishments may operate at 50% building occupancy; and,
- Public and private beaches are permitted to open; and,
- In-store retailer sales establishments may operate at 50% building occupancy; and,
- Gyms and fitness centers to operate at 50% building occupancy; and,
- Museums and libraries may operate at 50% building occupancy; and,
- Virtual public meetings are allowed.
The Highland Beach Library is currently open for on-demand services from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The Post Office is open for walk-up services from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Over the next few weeks, consideration will be given to the restricted opening of the Library and Post Office for in-person services. These openings will be coordinated with similar services offered in neighboring communities. Additionally, we are completing a few minor projects within our facilities to improve space configuration(s) and provide safeguards in resident/employee interface areas.
I remain humbled by the commitment of Highland Beach residents during this COVID-19 emergency to abide by the orders and restrictions imposed to protect individual and community public health. I know this has not been easy and thank each of you. I am proud to be your Town Manager.
I urge all residents that choose to reengage in the greater community you do so with caution and care and continue to heed the calls for practicing social distancing and personal safety.
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Florida Department of Health (FDOH)
Phone: (866) 779-6121