Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order 5 regarding the partial opening of recreational facilities, including marinas, boat ramps, public parks (excluding playground and picnic areas) and tennis facilities beginning Wednesday, April 29. The State of Emergency in the county remains in effect. As such, it is important to note that social distancing requirements must be observed, and law enforcement personnel will monitor these facilities to ensure compliance. Requirements include, but are not limited to, maintaining a six-foot distance between individuals in parks and on walking trails and having only singles games on tennis and basketball courts (no groups and no congregating on the courts). Boating requirements and limitations are provided in detail in the Emergency Order and should be read carefully. Non-compliance with requirements may result in penalties as severe as arrest on a second-degree misdemeanor charge, which carries a penalty of up to $5,000 and up to 60 days in jail. To read the full text of the Emergency Order, please click on the document below.
Beginning this week, Palm Beach County School District feeding sites will serve meals on Tuesday and Thursday, rather than Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The number of meals distributed each week will not decrease.
On Tuesday, April 28, ‘Grab and Go’ meals will be distributed at the regular 35 sites from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Two days’ worth of ‘Grab and Go’ meals will be distributed on Tuesday, April 28. Feeding South Florida will also be distributing boxes of food on Tuesday at a limited number of sites, including Lake Park Elementary
Beginning Thursday, April 30, the number of food distribution locations will increase to 51 schools across Palm Beach County. Meals will be distributed on Thursday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Parents or guardians who pick up meals on Thursday will be picking up a kit with two meals for six days totaling 12 meals for each child.
Starting on Thursday, May 7, meals will be distributed on Thursdays only from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at 51 locations. Again, parents or guardians who pick up meals on Thursdays will be picking up a kit with two meals for six days for a total of 12 meals for each child. The Thursday-only distribution schedule will continue until further notice.
Meals are FREE to anyone 18 years of age and under (22 years of age and younger for ESE students), regardless of financial need. A parent or guardian must be present when picking up food for their child.
For most people, some element of stress is part of everyday life. But everyday life during a global pandemic is different. It’s new to all of us, it’s something most people had no idea how to prepare for, and it’s stressful! The information on the attached document reprinted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to help you recognize stress and take appropriate steps to cope. If you are experiencing stress during this difficult time, we urge you to click on the attachment for some tips to help you cope.
Need help? Know someone who does?
If you or someone you care about are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others
- Call 9-1-1
- Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline at https://www.samhsa.gov/disaster-preparedness, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline at https://www.thehotline.org/ or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTU 1-800-787-3224
For further information about managing stress during this difficult time, or many other issues related to COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
On April 27, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Summer Food Service Program, in partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System, will begin pre-summer feeding at six sites throughout Palm Beach County. Sites will distribute seven days' worth of meals to each eligible child.
Meal distribution will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, or until all meal kits are distributed. Currently, pre-summer feeding sites will distribute food once a week through Wednesday, May 27.
Parents picking up kits without their child present must bring identification for the child. Acceptable forms of identification include student ID, child's passport or other government-issued ID, birth certificate, adoption decree, immunization records, and school demographics. Meal kits will not be provided to parents who do not bring their child or do not provide proper identification.
Families without transportation may walk up to collect meal kits. Proper COVID-19 safety measures must be practiced by all families, including but not limited to social distancing and wearing facial coverings.
- Highridge Family Center, 4200 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach
- Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach
- Greenacres Branch Library, 3750 Jog Road, Greenacres
- Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade
- Loula V. York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Rd., Pahokee
- Clarence E. Anthony Branch Library, 375 SW 2nd Ave., South Bay
On April 16, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-104 regarding unemployment compensation. To read the full text of the Executive Order, please click the link below.
The Greg Hill Foundation and Samuel Adams have created the Restaurant Strong Fund to provide small grants to individuals from the restaurant industry who have been impacted by the COVID-19 closures. If you were a full-time employee (minimum of 30 hours per week even if it was in multiple locations) who worked for three months or longer in the same restaurant, bar, café or nightclub prior to its COVID-19 shutdown, you are encouraged to submit an application. For more information or to apply for a Restaurant Strong grant, please visit https:www.restaurantstrong.org/index.html.
On April 11, Palm Beach County issued Emergency Order Number 4 regarding the required use of facial covers. To read the full text of the Emergency Order, please click the link below.
The Town of Lake Park is pleased to be able to make hard copies of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reemployment assistance application available in English, Creole and Spanish at the Lake Park Public Library. Although the library is closed, applications can be obtained at the doors by the parking lot. Town staff is not available to answer any questions about the applications, however a listing of information required to file an application can be found at www.FloridaJobs.org/COVID-19 or by calling the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity at 1-800-204-2418. Electronic versions of the applications can be found by clicking the desired links below. Completed applications can be mailed to:
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
PO Box 5350
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5350
Puede comunicarse con el Centro de Información ante Emergencias del Condado de Palm Beach al
561-712-6400, todos los días de la semana de 8:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m.
El Departamento de Salud de Florida está disponible las 24 horas del día en el 1-866-779-6121
Las personas mayores pueden acceder a servicios de asistencia llamando al 866-684-5885 (Línea de Asistencia para Adultos Mayores)
Lávese las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos, especialmente después de haber usado el baño, antes de comer, después de sonarse la nariz, toser o estornudar y después de haber estado en un lugar público.
Si no tiene agua y jabón disponible, use un desinfectante de manos a base de alcohol con al menos un 60% de alcohol.
No se toque la cara (ojos, nariz y boca) sin haberse lavado las manos previamente.
Evite el contacto cercano con personas enfermas.
Si no se siente bien, quédese en su casa, a menos que necesite atención médica.
Ponga en práctica el distanciamiento social limitando el número de personas con las que interactúa y, en la medida de lo posible, mantenga una distancia de al menos 6 pies con otras personas.
Si presenta síntomas de COVID-19, contáctese con su médico de atención primaria. Si no tiene un médico de atención primaria, comuníquese con un centro de atención de urgencias o con las clínicas de atención primaria del condado.