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Get important updates on important alerts happening in our town.

August 28, 2020


To stay informed on Town updates, download a copy of the Manager's Minute for August 2020. You may also visit the Town's website to view the newsletter on the Town Manager's page.

August 26, 2020


All property owners:

Please make sure when cutting trees, hedges, etc. on your property, you remove vegetation from the storm drains.

Additionally, if your landscaping is handled by a company, that company is responsible for hauling away the vegetation.

Thank you.

 

August 1, 2020

All Palm Beach County parks, beaches and facilities are CLOSED in preparation of Hurricane Isaias.

Have a plan & be prepared.

July 31, 2020


Tropical Storm Isaias was now upgraded overnight to Hurricane Isaias and forecasts show Palm Beach County still in the edge of the cone of error. Any storm preparations you are doing should be taking place now.

11:00 a.m. weather update from the State Division of Emergency Management is:  

  • Isaias poses a direct threat to Florida starting as early as tonight, but more likely beginning Saturday morning.
  • Hurricane Watch: Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and coastal Palm Beach
  • Tropical Storm Warning: Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, coastal Palm Beach, coastal Broward, coastal Miami-Dade
  • Tropical Storm Watch: inland Palm Beach, inland Broward, metro Miami-Dade
  • Heavy rainfall of 3-4” with localized totals possibly double that will be possible across the East Coast, dependent on the storm track.
  • Wind gusts from 40-65 mph are generally forecast in the warnings area, with gusts to 75 mph possible.

The Town staff is prepared for storm conditions as well varying our responses dependent on the track of Isaias.

The Town will keep you informed and updated on any matters related to Town operations. You should always stay informed on storm conditions through reliable local and national media, weather centers and the county emergency operations information sources to stay updated on storms.

Have a Plan & Be Prepared!

July 16, 2020


To stay informed on Town updates, download a copy of the Manager's Minute for July 2020. You may also visit the Town's website to view the newsletter on the Town Manager's page.

July 14, 2020


Palm Beach County Emergency Order #14 restricts onsite food and alcohol consumption between 11 pm to 5 am. Please review the Emergency Order for specific details.

Remember to adhere to CDC guidelines and take the necessary precautions such as wear a face covering when out in public places, practice social distancing, wash your hands often, and/or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. Most importantly, if you are feeling sick, stay home except to get medical care.

July 1, 2020


Reminder -- Political Signs

The election season is upon us and we must be reminded that temporary political signs (Town Code of Ordinances Section 23-9) are not allowed within public road rights-of-way and public property. 

Signs placed in the rights-of-way will be collected and stored at Town Hall for collection by the candidate during normal business hours. 

Please contact Code Enforcement Officer, Jason Manko at 561-278-4540 with any questions.

June 30, 2020


Temporary Beach Closures

Due to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases in South Florida, the Palm Beach County Commissioners approved an emergency order closing beaches within the county to protect the health of the public.

All public, municipal, and private beaches, in Palm Beach County shall be closed Friday, July 3rd to Monday, July 5th.

June 26, 2020


Town Manager Update

As we are seeing the increase in COVID-19 cases around the world, country, state and particularly Palm Beach County, it is extremely important that we as residents remain vigilant in wearing masks in public places, strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines and continuously practicing personal protection measures such as hand washing, avoid touching eyes and mouth, and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces. We all need to abide by the orders imposed to protect individual and community public health. Now, more than ever, we as a community must do what we can to mitigate the spread of this virus. 

We strongly urge all residents to adhere to CDC guidelines and take the necessary precautions such as:

  • Older adults and people who have sever underlying medical conditions should stay home and/or only go out for necessities.
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds.
    • When soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes and immediately wash your hands.
  • Avoid close contact and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other people.
    • If you cannot maintain social distancing, wear a face covering.
  • Wear a face covering when out in public places such as grocery stores.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, daily.
  • Be alert for symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home except to get medical care.

Thank you to the residents that have and are remaining compliant with the executive orders, being courteous to your neighbors on A1A, practicing social distancing and putting personal protection measures in place that will help protect and preserve our unique sense of place here in paradise.

I can do it.  You can do it.  We can do it.  Together we will do it.

Stay Safe!

Marshall Labadie
Town Manager

May 23, 2020

 

Current Beach Conditions -- Rough Surf and Possible Rip Currents

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May 18, 2020

 

I hope this message finds Highland Beach residents and their families safe and healthy and prepared 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 the greater community you do so with caution and care and continue to heed the calls for practicing social distancing and personal safety. 
 
Stronger Together,
Marshall Labadie

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May 15, 2020

 

The Palm Beach County Commissioners approved the opening of beaches effective Monday, May 18, 2020.  The only applicable restrictions are adherence to CDC Social Distancing Guidelines.

CDC guidelines can be found here.

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May 9, 2020

 

On Friday, the Palm Beach County Commissioners approved to open beaches on Monday, May 18, 2020. 

Beaches remain closed until then.

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May 8, 2020

 

Effective Monday, May 11, 2020:

The Highland Beach Post Office will resume service to residents from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday through Friday. Services will be provided via the walk-up window. The mailbox in the front of the building will continue to be serviced by the U.S. Postal Service.

The Highland Beach Library will provide on-demand service to library cardholders from 10 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The building remains closed; in-person browsing is not available at this time. To utilize on-demand service:

  1. Visit the library website at https://highlandbeach.us/departments/library/ to browse the library catalog.
  2. Call 561-278-5455 or email libraryrequests@highlandbeach.us to request items you would like.
  3. We will notify you when your items are ready to be picked up from a restricted area at the library entrance. 

The Town encourages all residents to practice social distancing when visiting the Post Office and the Library. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding that we are placing the public health and safety of our community first.

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April 28, 2020

 

Yesterday, Palm Beach County issued Emergency Order #5 – thereby providing limited ease of restrictions for the following recreational activities within Palm Beach County:

  • Boating and Marine Activities
  • Golf Courses
  • Public Parks and Natural Areas
  • Tennis Courts and Community Pools

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BEACHES REMAIN CLOSED.

Please review the Emergency Order for specific details related to the reopening of the above-mentioned activities. This order shall be effective as of 12:01 a.m. on April 29, 2020.   

It is important to note, there are still limitations on opened activites. Specifically, all individuals shall continue to adhere to Centers for Disease Control ("CDC") guidelines such as social distancing. CDC guidelines can be found here.

If you should have any questions, please contact Town Hall at (561) 278-4548.

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April 23, 2020

 

Highland Beach Residents:

I, along with the Town Commission, Town Staff and our Police Department, would like to thank you for being and remaining compliant and gracious citizens of Highland Beach who have diligently “followed the rules” and respected their neighbors during this unparalleled public health emergency.

The Town of Highland Beach established safe practices early on and in advance of some state and county orders. Then we tweaked and tightened the practices, shutting down all services and minimizing staff for their safety. Our main goal, and our only goal, is to make the best decisions to keep our citizens safe. The State of Florida and Palm Beach County have also authorized a series of orders that closed the beaches, imposed social distancing guidelines, closed non-essential business and travel, and strongly encouraged the wearing face masks or coverings for public outings.

As we navigate these uncharted waters of the COVID-19 together, we are exposed to a seemingly endless amount of information disseminated by the scientific community, media outlets, and government officials. Yet this constant flow of information sometimes leaves us with more unanswered questions and ongoing concerns. This is why, now more than ever, that we must remain vigilant and resolute to the call for social distancing and putting personal protection measures into practice every day.   

We are encouraged to see our residents getting exercise and fresh air on A1A and side streets, but please be careful and safe and continue the great job of social distancing.  The call to open our private beaches grows louder by the day and we hear you.  It is important to note that I, nor the Town Commission, are bestowed with the authority to limit and/or prohibit the use of private property through an emergency order.  It is the order of the Governor combined with that of Palm Beach County that has restricted the use of private beaches during this time.  And yes, we know that other counties in the state have commenced easing its imposed restrictions especially those related to beaches both public and private.  However, South Florida’s public health condition for COVID -19 is different than other parts of the state and it has yet to improve to a point where our public health professionals are comfortable with easing restrictions.  But they have indicated our situation is improving and have started planning for the easing of existing restrictions.  And we are involved in this process.

Palm Beach County public health professionals are committed to easing restrictions in concert with our neighbors to the south, Broward County and Miami-Dade County, as our public health conditions improve.  South Florida is working together to determine the best methods to try to return to a “new normal.”

As Town Manager, I am working daily with State and County officials to coordinate the management of COVID-19 public health emergency.  I am coordinating our efforts and response with the Town Commission.  We are looking forward to the day that we can return to a “new normal” by means of a systematic easing of the current restrictions and reopening of our economy.

As COVID-19 does not have a proven cure, therapeutics or vaccine at this time, we must remain mindful of the possible consequences of the virus as we begin to ease the current restrictions. We do not want to lose the progress we have made. Eventually, we will return to a more open and relaxed way of living, and a new, possibly redefined normal.

Thank you again for remaining compliant to the executive orders, being courteous to your neighbors on A1A, practicing social distancing and putting personal protection measures that will help protect and preserve our unique sense of place.

I can do it.  You can do it.  We can do it.  Together we will do it.

Stay Home, Stay Safe.
Marshall Labadie, Town Manager

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April 12, 2020


Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order # 4 – directing all people to wear facial covers in public places in Palm Beach County. This order shall be effective 12:01 a.m. on April 13, 2020.   

The Emergency Order states all persons working in, patronizing, or otherwise physically present in grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible should wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC. All other persons physically present in any public place in Palm Beach County are strongly urged to wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC.

A facial covering includes any covering which snugly covers the lower face, nose, and mouth, whether store-bought or homemade mask, or clothing covering, including but not limited to, a scarf, bandana, handkerchief or other similar cloth covering and which is secured in place.  Examples of compliant homemade facial coverings may be found on the CDC website: CDC Face Coverings. Persons wearing facial coverings should review the CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines regarding safely applying, removing, and cleaning facial coverings.

Persons utilizing facial coverings should not procure surgical masks or N95 rated masks, as those are critical supplies for health care workers, law enforcement, fire-rescue, emergency management, or other persons engaged in life and safety activities.

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April 6, 2020

 

South Palm Beach County COVID-19 Testing Site Opening at South County Civic Center

A Palm Beach County COVID-19 drive thru testing site in collaboration with the Board of County Commissioners, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Florida National Guard, and the Florida Division of Emergency Management will open Tuesday April 7th at 8:00 am. The testing site is located at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, 33446.

Telephone registration and appointment scheduling will begin on Monday, April 6th at 10:00 am. Beginning Tuesday, April 7th, the phone line will be open 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, seven days a week. Preapproval and appointments are required. Individuals requesting testing will be approved through telephone screening. Appointments can be made at 561-804-0250.

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April 5, 2020

 

Town Commission Meeting -- Clarification and Notice of Participation


Please accept this as notice that there will be Town Commission meeting held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 1:30 PM. The public is encouraged to watch and participate in the meeting using the information provided below.

As a point of clarification, there is not a $1,000,000 project under consideration for approval. Agenda Item 12B is the consideration to approve the Bid Award and authorize the Mayor to execute a Contract for services with Hinderland Group Inc. for Underground Contractor Services on an as-needed basis (Invitation to Bid No. 20-003). The Town's Engineer placed random bid quantities in the RFP in order to determine the low bidder. There is currently no project and the bid is for as-needed services for emergency utility repairs.  To download a copy of the agenda with supporting documents, click here.

 

MEETING NOTICE PARTICIPATION

Based upon guidance issued by the President of the United States, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Executive Orders issued by the Governor of the State of Florida, and the Stay Safe, Stay Home Executive Order issued by Highland Beach Town Manager, the Regular Town Commission meeting of the Town of Highland Beach shall be limited to no more than 10 persons with social distancing.

Based on these restrictions, this meeting will be conducted utilizing teleconference communications. In accordance with the State of Florida Executive Order No. 20-69 dated March 20, 2020, this meeting will be solely available via live streaming and broadcasting on Highland Beach TV - Channel 99 and made available on Town’s YouTube webpage immediately following the meeting. Please use the following link during the meeting for live stream and broadcasting access:

PLACE: The meeting will be held at Town Hall, 3614 South Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach, FL. However, due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and the stay safe, stay home requirements, the public will not be allowed to be present.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Public comments will be accepted via email and will be read aloud during the corresponding item(s) of the meeting. The Town of Highland Beach will provide for public participation by emailing public comments, a communication media technology (electronic transmission) or by contacting the Clerk’s Office at 561-278-4548. If an interested person desires to provide public comment, all comments must be directed to Lanelda Gaskins, Town Clerk as follows:

• Please submit your comments to publiccomments@highlandbeach.us, or
• Contact the Town Clerk’s Office staff at 561-278-4548.
• The Town will receive such public comments no later than 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, prior to the meeting. If timely received by the Town Administration, the Mayor or Town Staff will read the public comment at the meeting.

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April 4, 2020

 

Executive Order No. 20-91 -- Frequently Asked Questions
Essential Services and Activities during COVID-19

To download a PDF copy of the FAQ's click here.
 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

When did the Governor’s Executive Order take effect? How long does it last?

  • The Governor’s Executive Order took effect Friday, April 3, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. It lasts until Thursday, April 30, 2020, unless extended.

Is the Governor’s Executive Order consistent with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on 30 Days to Slow the Spread?

May senior citizens and individuals with significant medical conditions leave their homes to go to the grocery store or pharmacy, or go for a walk, or go to work at an essential service?

  • Yes - they may leave their homes when necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.

ESSENTIAL SERVICES & ACTIVITIES; TELEWORKING

How do I know what qualifies as an essential service?

How do I know what qualifies as an essential activity?

  • The Governor’s Executive Order lists the following:
  • Attending religious services conducted in churches, synagogues and houses of worship; and
  • Participating in recreational activities (consistent with social distancing guidelines) such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running, or swimming; and
  • Taking care of pets; and
  • Caring for or otherwise assisting a loved one or friend.

If my business is not an essential service, must I close the physical location to customers?

  • Yes.

Am I allowed to continue my business from home or remotely?

  • Yes - the Governor’s Executive Order encourages individuals to work from home.

May my business and its employees operate remotely and provide delivery of our product?

  • Yes - all businesses are encouraged to provide delivery or pickup and to take orders online or by telephone.

Does my business need a permit or other documentation to remain open?

  • No.

Are restaurants, or other sellers of food and beverage, permitted to continue takeout and delivery services?

May churches, synagogues, or other houses of worship hold services?

May childcare centers remain open?

  • Yes - for employees working at businesses or operations that are essential services, to the extent those childcare centers adhere to social distancing.

May gun stores remain open?

  • Yes.



ACTIVITIES & TRAVEL

May I exercise outside or participate in recreational activities?

  • Yes - if consistent with social distancing guidelines as published by the CDC.

Can I visit or travel to a family member?

  • Yes - if caring for or otherwise assisting a loved one or friend.



LOCAL GOVERNANCE & ENFORCEMENT

Are local authorities allowed to adopt requirements directly on businesses, operations or venues, including buildings, beaches and parks, that may be stricter than the Governor’s Executive Order?

  • Yes.

How is the Governor’s Executive Order enforced?

  • By law enforcement. Violation of the Governor’s Executive Order is a second-degree misdemeanor.

Where can I report a business that violates the Governor’s Executive Order?

  • Local law enforcement.

Do I need a special permit to leave my house if I am going to an essential service or essential activity? 

  • No.  Some businesses may wish to provide a letter to employees to clarify that their business is indeed an essential service.

 

RESOURCES

If I need counseling, can I receive it? Yes. For specific information on COVID-19 counseling, contact the Florida Department of Health at 1-866-779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov

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April 2, 2020

 

Governor DeSantis has issued the Stay-at-Home Order (Executive Order No. 20-91), which will go into effect at 12:01 am on Friday, April 3, 2020.  This order mirrors the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order already in place in Highland Beach and Palm Beach County.  These orders limit your movements and personal interactions outside of your home to essential activities only.  (Click here for a list of essential activities.)  For most residents, essential activities should be focused on obtaining food and receiving necessary medical attention. 

We’ve got to work together as a community to get through this public health emergency.  We all need to make changes to our daily routines.  

Under the Stay-at-Home Order you cannot:

  • Go to the beach – public or private.
  • Go to the parks, playgrounds, recreation facilities or natural areas – public or private.
  • Play golf or tennis – public or private.
  • Use or visit community pools – public or private.
  • Make unnecessary trips from your home.

We must practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet apart.  We must exercise personal preventative measures like washing of hands often, avoid hand shaking, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces and covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow or tissue.  Each of us needs to lead by example to protect all of us from the risks posed by COVID-19. 

The only way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is for everyone to practice social distancing and make changes to our daily routines.  Below are a few things you can do to help. 

  • Only leave your home to obtain or provide essential services.
  • Work from home if you can.
  • Limit your grocery shopping to one day a week. Strongly consider delivery of meals, supplies and groceries.
  • Exercise near your home (not on the beach).
  • Do not go for a drive because you’re bored. Traffic stops and small accidents put our Police and Fire Departments at risk unnecessarily.
  • Limit family interaction unless you live in the same household. Family get togethers can wait.
  • If you are sick, stay home and call your health provider. Telemedicine options should be explored.

We need to slow the spread and significantly reduce the risks of COVID-19 and we must be personally accountable for our actions now. Let’s recommit for the next 30 days, together.

I can do this.  You can do this.  We can do this.  We are all in this together as a community!

“Stay Home, Stay Safe”
Marshall Labadie, Town Manager


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April 1, 2020

We know there has been some confusion on whether the Executive Order applies to private and public beaches. Last week, the Governor issued Executive Order 20-70 that closed all beaches in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. It does not differentiate between private or public beaches. This means this Executive Order applies to our beaches.
 
Since the order was issued, much has changed and we now have Executive Orders closing private community pools and private golf courses. Today, the Governor issued Executive Order 20-91, requiring all persons in Florida to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 3, 2020.
 
Compliance with Executive Orders is critical in keeping people safe and healthy.

Please adhere to this serious Public Health Emergency Order.

Craig Hartmann, Highland Beach Chief of Police
“Stay Home, Stay Safe”

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March 30, 2020

 

On March 29, 2020, Palm Beach County amended its Executive Order No. 3 a.  One of the provisions, shown below, closes all community pools.
 
Effective as of March 30, 2020 at 12:01a.m., all community pools in Palm Beach County are closed, including community pools in both incorporated and unincorporated Palm Beach County.
 
According to County Administration, a community pool is a public or private pool serving 5 or more living units.  Therefore, by effect of the order, all community pools serving 5 or more living units in Highland Beach shall be closed immediately.  

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March 29, 2020

 

Today, the Town of Highland Beach issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order in its continuing efforts to protect the health, welfare and safety of the residents of Highland Beach.  Our neighbors to the north and south, City of Delray Beach and City of Boca Raton, have also issued similar orders over the last few days.  It is important to stand with our neighbors to ensure our unique sense of place and amazing and strong residents are safe from the spread of the highly contagious and dangerous COVID-19 virus. 

With this order, Highland Beach residents are required stay at home and within the boundary of their owned or rented property. The “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order does not order residents to stay confined inside all day, but we do need to make changes to our daily routines.   Outdoor exercise and activity are healthy and encouraged so long as social distancing is practiced.  Please note that all beaches are closed per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-70. 

Highland Beach residents may also leave their homes to travel to grocery stores and to other essential businesses and workplaces and medical facilities.  Again, all non-essential travel is restricted. 

We implore you to follow the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and Florida Department of Health (DOH) social distancing guidelines and exercise personal preventative practices like washing of hands, avoid hand shaking, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow or tissue, avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people and contacting your medical provider if you feel ill and/or show signs of the COVID-19 virus.   The signs of COVID-19 include fever of 100 degrees or higher, dry cough and shortness of breath.  Also, we encourage residents to consider home delivery of meals, supplies and groceries.  

By making a few changes to our daily routine and following CDC and DOH guidelines, together we will make it through this crisis and continue to enjoy our paradise – Highland Beach.  

To download the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Order, click here.

To download a copy of the Press Release, click here.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Phone: (800) 232-4636
CDC Website
Email: covid-19@flhealth.gov

Florida Department of Health (FDOH)
Phone: (866) 779-6121
FDOH Website

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March 23, 2020

 

The Governor issued Executive Order 20-70 that has closed all beaches in the State of Florida. The Order specifically states “beaches” and does not differentiate between private or public beaches. This means this Executive Order applies to our beach. Please adhere to this Public Health Emergency Order.

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March 21, 2020


On March 20, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order No. 20-70, closing beaches in Palm Beach County and Broward County.

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March 20, 2020


To remain consistent with Governor’s Executive Orders 20-70 and 20-71, the following operational changes will be implemented.

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020:

•  The Highland Beach Post Office will be closed until further notice.  The mail box in the front of the building will continue to be serviced by the U.S. Postal Service.

• The Library will be closed until further notice.  This closure includes cessation of on-demand services.  E-books are still available.  

• The Building Department will collect applications and issue permits electronically or via a drop box located in the front of the Public Works Building.  No public will be allowed into the building.

Town Hall will be closed to the public and face-to-face appointments will not be made available until further notice.

In an effort to ensure continuity of services and maintain the health and safety of our staff, the Town has developed staffing plans in each department that allow for alternative work schedules and work sites, with minimal or no impact to service delivery.

The Town encourages all residents to implement safe practices to include social distancing, appropriate hand washing, and avoiding groups of 10 or more people for the foreseeable future to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding that we are placing the public health and safety of our community first.

For updated information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit www.floridahealth.gov or www.cdc.gov.

If you are concerned that you have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County at 561-840-4500 and your healthcare provider before traveling to any healthcare facility.

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March 17, 2020

 

IMMEDIATE ATTENTION:

Effective immediately, Post Office services will be available via a walk-up window.  Service hours remain the same:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.  US Postal Service will remain available to residents but will be restricted to a walk-up window; thereby, restricting customer gatherings.  If this proves unmanageable, the Post Office will be closed.

Effective March 18, 2020, Library hours will be reduced to 10 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday.  Additionally, Library materials will only be available on demand.  That is, residents can call or email to order available materials for pick up at the Library.  (A special email account will be created for Library material ordering.)  Residents can search for available materials via the online catalog.  The Library will also promote its e-book options.   The Library staff will communicate how to access the online catalog and how to access and download e-books.  As envisioned, once the materials are collected within the Library the resident will be provided a pick-up time.  Materials will be collected from a restricted area at the Library entrance.  

Effective immediately, public access to Town Hall will be restricted.  Access will be available by appointment only and no public restrooms will be available.  Visitor check-in and access will be provided via the Town Clerk doors following a side window check-in.  Public access will also be restricted to the Building Department.  Building, Planning and Code Enforcement Services will available but it is important to note inspections will now have strict “Social Distancing” parameters for resident occupied spaces.  Online Building Services will be encouraged to the greatest extent practicable.

Effective immediately, the April meeting of Planning Board has been postponed.   The April organizational meetings for the Financial Advisory Board and Natural Resource Advisory Board have also been postponed.    Rescheduled meeting dates will not be considered until after May 1, and may be extended to a later date.

 For updated information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit www.floridahealth.gov or www.cdc.gov.

If you are concerned that you have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County at 561-840-4500 and your healthcare provider before traveling to any healthcare facility.

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March 14, 2020

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF HIGHLAND BEACH

EMERGENCY COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Town of Highland Town Commission will have an Emergency Town Commission Special Meeting as follows:

 WHEN:               Monday, March 16, 2020 at 1:30 PM

WHERE:           Town Hall - Commission Chamber
                              3614 South Ocean Boulevard
                              Highland Beach, Florida 33487

PURPOSE:        Consider a Declaration of Emergency

To access the Agenda for the Emergency Town Commission Special Meeting click the link https://highlandbeach.us/media-archives-minutes/.

For more information, please contact the Highland Beach Town Clerk’s Office at 561-278-4548 Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Download the public notice here.

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March 14, 2020

 

IMMEDIATE ATTENTION:

In the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, 2020 Spring Fling Community Event is hereby canceled. Shredding services will still be available to residents on March 21, 2020 at Town Hall from 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Effective March 14, 2020, Highland Beach All Library events and community meetings are canceled through May 1st, which may be extended. The cancelations were made because the events in the two Community Rooms do not allow for the “Social Distancing” that is now being recommended and practiced worldwide. We recognize how our residents value the benefits of our Library but, in abundance of caution and concern for our residents that are the most vulnerable and most at risk, it’s the right choice to make.

The Library will remain open for normal operations during this time.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding that we are placing the public health and safety of our community first.

For updated information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit www.floridahealth.gov or www.cdc.gov.

If you are concerned that you have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County at 561-840-4500 and your healthcare provider before traveling to any healthcare facility.

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March 11, 2020

 

IMMEDIATE ATTENTION:

In the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, 2020 Spring Fling Community Event is hereby canceled. Shredding services will still be available to residents on March 21, 2020 at Town Hall from 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Effective March 14, 2020, Highland Beach Library Thursday concert series and the Friday movies are canceled through May 1st, which may be extended. This Thursday’s concert and this Friday’s movie will go as planned. The cancelations were made because the events in the two Community Rooms do not allow for the “Social Distancing” that is now being recommended and practiced worldwide. We recognize how our residents value the benefits of our Library but, in abundance of caution and concern for our residents that are the most vulnerable and most at risk, it’s the right choice to make.

The Library will remain open for normal operations during this time.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding that we are placing the public health and safety of our community first.

For updated information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit www.floridahealth.gov or www.cdc.gov.

If you are concerned that you have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County at 561-840-4500 and your healthcare provider before traveling to any healthcare facility.

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