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