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Palm Beach County Issues Guides For Safe Use Of Parks And Boats

Beginning April 29, some recreational facilities in Palm Beach County will be open. Others won’t. Those that will be open have restrictions. It can be a little confusing, but Palm Beach County has created convenient guides to help everyone safely enjoy our local parks and waters. Please click on the documents below for everything you need to know.

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Sanitation Schedule Update -- Week of June 1

Sanitation Schedule For The Week Of June 1

 

Monday, June 1: Garbage can pickup

Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2: Vegetation pickup will begin on Monday and be completed on Tuesday

Wednesday, June 3: Recycling pickup

Thursday, June 4: Garbage can pickup

Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5: Bulk trash pickup will begin on Thursday and be completed on Friday

 

While we will do our best to adhere to this schedule, please understand it is subject to change as circumstances evolve. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this challenging time.

 

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Palm Beach County Adds Interactive Map to COVID-19 Website

Palm Beach County has added an interative 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.  

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CURBSIDE PICKUP RETURNS TO THE LAKE PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Lake Park Public Library is pleased to once again offer its patrons curbside pickup. Beginning Friday, May 15, limited library services will be available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Curbside book checkout is available by contacting the library at 561-881-3330 or via email at askhere@lakeparkflorida.gov with your desired items from our Koha online catalog. Library staff will call or email you when your items are available. A bag with your selections will be outside the library with an identification label that has the first three letters of your last name and the last four digits of your telephone number. In addition, phone or e-mail reference and other information services are available during the same hours.

If you prefer to use ebooks or audiobooks, please visit OverDrive or download the cloudLibrary app on your mobile device.

The Lake Park Public Library looks forward to the opportunity to meet your reading needs during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

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School Feeding Sites Change Distribution Dates And Times

 

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.

 

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Summer Food Service Program To Open Early To Feed Children Impacted By COVID-19

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.

Monday Distribution:

  • 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

 

Wednesday Distribution:

  • 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
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Small Business Administration Expands Offerings During COVID-19 Crisis

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic engulfs the nation and businesses of all sizes continue to suffer financial losses, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has expanded its array of support offerings. These resources include a number of loan programs, guidance, and more. Information regarding the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance, SBA Debt Relief, SBA Express Bridge Loans, Guidance for Businesses and Employers, SBA Products and Resources, Government Contracting, and Local Assistance can be accessed by clicking here.

 

The Town of Lake Park is happy to provide our local business owners with information that may be helpful to them and their business operations, however it is important to note that the Town has no connection to, or influence on, the Small Business Administration. This information is being provided solely as a courtesy.

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Lake Park No Longer Able To Provide Assistance With 2020 Census Completion

It is incredibly important that every household complete the 2020 Census. While the Town of Lake Park had planned to provide assistance with completing the questionnaire to anyone who requested it, due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis that is no longer a possibility. We strongly encourage you to do your best to complete the 2020 Census on own because it does make a difference. 

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