Declarations

Governor Issues Executive Order 20-180 Regarding Limited Extension Of Mortgage Foreclosure And Eviction Relief


Governor DeSantis has issued Executive Order 20-180, which suspends foreclosure and eviction proceedings against those adversely affected by COVID-19 until 12:01 AM on September 1. To reacd the full text of the Executive Order, please click on the link below.

Governor Issues Executive Order 20-179 Regarding Local Government Public Meetings


Governor DeSantis has issued Executive Order 20-179 extending the ability of local governments to hold meetings using communications media technology. To read the full text of Executive Order 20-179, please click on the link below. 

Palm Beach County Issues Emergency Order 16


Palm Beach County has issues Emergency Order 16, which extends the facial coverings order in Emergency Order 12 through August 22, 2020. To read the full text of the Emergency Order, please click on the link below. 

Palm Beach County Issues Emergency Order 15


Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order 15, which repeals Emergency Order 14 and clarifies the restrictions on restaurants and other businesses and clarifies what businesses should be closed currently. To read the full text of the Emergency Order, please click on the link below. 

Palm Beach County Issues Emergency Order 14


Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order Number 14, which restricts the operating hours of restaurants, food establishments and other businesses. Beginning at 12:01 AM on July 16, food and alcohol cannot be served for on-site consumption between the hours of 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM, however delivery, drive-through, pick-up and take-out services for off-site consumption are still permitted. Amusement parks; hookah and smoking bars and lounges; kava, kratom and similar bars and lounges; banquet halls; and ballrooms are not permitted to operate between the hours of 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM. To read the full text of the Emergency Order, please click on the link below. 

Executive Order 20-166: Extending The State Of Emergency In Florida


On July 7, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-166, which extends the state of emergency in Florida for an additional 60 days. To read the full text of the Executive Order, please click on the link below. 

Executive Order 20-159: Limited Extension Of Mortgage Foreclosure And Eviction Relief


Governor DeSantis has issued Executive Order 20-159, which extends mortgage foreclosures and evictions until 12:01 AM on August 1, 2020. To read the full text of the Executive Order, please click the link below. 

Palm Beach County Issues Emergency Order 13


Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order Number 13, which closes all public, municipal and private beaches in the county from 12:01 AM on July 3, 2020 through 11:59 PM on July 5, 2020. Restaurants and retail establishments within beach parks may remain open subject to current COVID-19-related restrictions.

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

Palm Beach County Issues Emergency Order 12


Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order 12, which mandates the wearing of masks or facial coverings in most social and business settings. Under the Emergency Order, which takes effect at 12:01 AM on June 25, facial coverings must be worn by all persons (other than those specifically exempted as defined below) while obtaining any good or service or otherwise visiting or working in any business or establishment, including, but not limited to, restaurants, retail establishments, hotels, grocery stores, gyms, pharmacies, indoor recreational facilities and vehicles for hire. Facial coverings must be worn by all persons in public places where social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines is not possible or not being practiced. 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. All persons accessing governmental businesses for the purpose of conducting public business, visitation, contracting and maintenance, delivery or any other activity requiring a presence in a governmental building shall wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC at all times while present in the building.

Exemptions include children under two years of age and any child while under the care of a licensed childcare facility, including daycare centers; persons prohibited from wearing facial coverings by Federal or State safety or health regulations; public safety, fire or other life safety personnel that have personal protective equipment requirements governed by their respective agencies; individuals while actively engaged in exercise and maintaining social distancing according to CDC guidelines; persons receiving goods or services for the shortest practical period of time during which the receipt of such goods or services necessarily precludes the wearing of a facial covering such as, but not limited to, consuming food or beverage or receiving a facial grooming or treatment; persons who have a medical condition that makes the wearing of a facial covering unsafe, such as, but not limited to, asthma, COPD or other conditions that reduce breathing or lung capacity; and persons for whom wearing a facial covering conflicts with their religious beliefs or practices. In addition facial coverings may be removed temporarily while assisting persons who are hearing impaired or who rely on reading lips in order to communicate.

To read the full text of this Emergency Order, which includes additional details, links to signs that are required to be posted in Palm Beach County businesses, descriptions of acceptable facial coverings, information about fines that may be incurred for failure to comply with this order, and more, please click the link below. For clarification regarding this Emergency Order, please click on the summary link below. For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the order, please click on the FAQ link below. 

Palm Beach County Issues Emergency Order 11


Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order 11, which authorizes operation of the youth activities described in Governor DeSantis' order 20-131, including youth sports teams and leagues, youth clubs and programs, childcare, summer camps and youth recreation camps. The order also adjusts the requirements related to boating and marine activities, golf courses, and the use of public and private parks. It permits field and lawn sports and other activities with appropriate social distancing measures and limitations on congregating. To read the full text of the Emergency Order, as well as a summary of the changes (also published by Palm Beach County), please click on the appropriate link below.