Town Manager

Palm Beach County Issues Emergency Order 10

Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order Number 10, which provides additional directives regarding wearing face coverings. The Executive Order states, in part:

  • All persons working in, patronizing, or otherwise physically present in grocery stores, restaurants while not seated, pharmacies, construction sites,  vehicles for hire, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible should wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC;
  • All persons utilizing the County’s Palm Tran transit services including fixed route, Palm Tran Connection, Go Glades, and any other transit service provided by Palm Tran, shall wear facial coverings at all times when entering, riding, or exiting the bus or transit vehicle, unless a medical accommodation is arranged in advance; and
  • All persons accessing Palm Beach County governmental buildings for the purposes of conducting public business, visitation, contracting and maintenance, delivery, or any other activity requiring a presence in a county governmental building shall wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC at all times while present in the building.


To read the full text of the Emergency Order, please click the link below.

PDF icon Emergency Order Number 10.pdf2.1 MB


The Palm Beach County Community Services Department is offering a Rental Assistance Program beginning June 5. To be eligible for this program, applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Palm Beach County;
  • Provide documentation to prove loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Provide documentation to show they have applied for or are receiving state or federal unemployment benefits;
  • Meet gross Area Median Income (AMI) limit not exceeding 140% AMI for the household;
  • Have a lease and other utilities in their or a household member’s name;
  • Not have received any other financial assistance for rent and/or utilities for the period payment is requested;
  • Have less than $5,000 in liquid assets in checking, savings, and cash card balances;
  • Note – other restrictions may apply.

Benefits are available up to $7,000 ($5,800/up to 3 months’ rent and $1,200/electric, water and gas combined). Assistance will be provided only for past-due rent and/or utilities with due dates after March 1, 2020 and before December 30, 2020. 

For more information, including a list of FAQs, the link to apply, and more helpful information, please click here



Executive Order 20-139: Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery

Governor DeSantis has issued Executive Order 20-139, which will bring most of Florida, excluding Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County, into Phase 2 of his recovery plan beginning Friday, June 5. This phase will allow entertainment venues including, but not limited to, bars, bowling alleys, concert venues and movie theaters to reopen at 50% capacity; allow restaurants to seat people at bars and operate at 100% capacity as long as social distancing is maintained; and allow retail establishments to operate at 100% capacity. In addition, personal services, including but not limited to tattooing, body piercing, acupuncture, tanning and massage, may operate with appropriate safety guidelines. The Executive Order also increases limitations on social gatherings to groups of 50 or less, but continues to stress social distancing and other safety precautions. The Mayor of Palm Beach County must submit a written request to the Governor for the County to be considered for approval to enter Phase 2. To read the full text of this Executive Order, please click the link below.

PDF icon Executive Order 20-139.pdf773.82 KB

Palm Beach County Adds Interactive Testing Map to COVID-19 Website

Palm Beach County has added an interactive testing map with over 50 testing sites and locations to the comprehensive COVID-19 website located here. This map will help residents find the closest private or community-based testing location for them. Several of the sites are government supported and have free testing with a variety of restrictions and processes. Many others are private labs, urgent care facilities or pharmacies that will bill your insurance.  


Palm Beach County Issues Emergency Order 9

On May 22, 2020, Palm Beach County issued Emergency Order 9 repealing Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-002a effective from 12:00 p.m. on May 22, 2020.  This new order repeals the previous order that closed noncritical retail and commercial businesses.  To read the full text of the Emergency Order, please click on the link below.

PDF icon PBC-EO-9.pdf792.57 KB


Please visit the websites of the organizations below to learn if any of these opportunities are right for you and your business.


The Tory Burch Foundation’s website is serving as a resource hub for women-led small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.


Hello Alice, a free, multichannel platform that helps businesses launch and grow, is offering $10,000 grants to small business owners impacted by COVID-19.


IFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform, is giving micro-grants to women-run businesses.


The Red Backpack Fund, backed by Spanx founder Sara Blakely, is donating $5,000 grants to 1,000 female entrepreneurs. The fund is accepting applications in cycles starting on May 4, June 1, July 6 and August 3. 


Food Pantry And Clothes Closet Available In Lake Park

Club 100 Charities, in partnership with Bethlehem Baptist Church, operates a drive-up food pantry every Tuesday from 10:00 AM to Noon. Clients must bring a photo ID, and are allowed to receive food two Tuesdays per month. Club 100 also offers free clothing for all ages through their Community Clothes Closet. The food pantry is at Bethlehem Baptist Church, which is located at 425 Crescent Drive. For additional information, or to make a donation, please call 561-601-8211.