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View Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency PBC
 - September 11, 2020 

Palm Beach County has extended the COVID-19 State of Emergency until September 18.

View Emergency Order Number 24
 - September 4, 2020   Español  Kreyòl ​ 

Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order 24 implementing Phase 2 - Step 1 for Palm Beach County in compliance with Governor DeSantis'​ Executive Order 20-214.

View Emergency Order Number 23
 - September 3, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order 23 effective at 12:01 A.M. on September 4, 2020. ​This order revises an earlier order that restricted operating hours on serving food and/or alcohol for on premises consumption and other business hours.  

Emergency Order 23 amends Sections 4 and 5 of Emergency Order 2020-018 to replace all hour references from "between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m." to "between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m."

Subsection 6k of Emergency Order 2020-018 is also amended to remove the references to tattooing, body piercing, and tanning business establishments, which are no longer closed within Palm Beach County.

All other provisions of Section 6k are unchanged and all other provisions of Emergency Order 2020-018 remain in full effect.

View Emergency Order Number 22
 - August 31, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Emergency Order 22 reopens tanning establishments, tattooing establishments, and body piercing establishments with appropriate safety guidelines as outlined by the Florida Department of Health. These establishments have a low risk of transmission or low risk of community spread when facial coverings, physical distancing, enhanced cleaning protocols and proper guidelines are followed.

View Emergency Order Number 21
 - August 27, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Palm Beach County has issued Emergency Order 21 effective at 5:00 P.M. on August 27, 2020. Emergency Order 2020-005, as amended by Emergency Order 2020-007 and Emergency Order 2020-011, is hereby further amended as follows:​

Attachment 4, Revision 2 contained in Emergency Order 2020-011 and titled "Public Parks, Private Parks, and Natural Areas Reopening Requirements" is revised to permit the following activities, with all users assuming any and all risks associated with utilizing the activities:

1. Skate parks and bicycle tracks may be open with supervision as determined by park management.

2. All park playgrounds, water playgrounds, play and exercise equipment may be open.

3. Water fountains may be open.

4. Volleyball courts may be open.

5. Campgrounds may begin taking reservations for stays on or after October 1, 2020.

6. Supervised sports facilities with lights may be open after sunset.

7. Adult sports activities and leagues are permitted.

All other provisions of Emergency Order 2020-005, as amended by Emergency Order 2020-007 and Emergency Order 2020-011 remain in full effect to the extent not in conflict with the provisions of this order.​

View Emergency Order Number 20
 - August 21, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Executive Order 2020-12 is hereby extended until 12:01 A.M. on September 22, 2020. The original order has been in place since June 24.

View Emergency Order Number 19
 - August 21, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

All vacation and short-term rentals previously suspended by the Governor's Executive Order 20-087, may re-open provided that the rentals are conducted in compliance with the provisions of Palm Beach County's Safety Plan for Opening Vacation and Short-term Rentals, as may be amended, available here.

This Order shall be effective as of 12:01 a.m. on August 22, 2020. This Order shall expire upon the expiration of the existing State of Local Emergency, as same may be extended by subsequent order or declaration, unless earlier terminated by subsequent order or Board of County Commissioners action.​

View Emergency Order Number 18
 - August 11, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

The order provides revised restrictions for massage and acupuncture businesses and establishments. Businesses providing massage and massage therapy and/or acupuncture by persons licensed under applicable Florida Statutes are allowed to operate in Palm Beach County under the Phase 1 restrictions.   

Unlicensed facilities and practitioners must remain closed. This order issued today repeals and replaces Order 2020-015. Massage and acupuncture are the only businesses affected by the modified order. Consumers should be aware that if they are obtaining services, they should be performed by a licensed individual.

The order applies in all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County and will be effective 12:01 a.m. on August 12, 2020.​

View Emergency Order Number 17
 - August 7, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

The order provides for application of the enforcement mechanisms recently codified and adopted in the Emergency Management Ordinance, to the COVID-19 emergency. These mechanisms include civil citations, code enforcement, criminal remedies (2nd degree misdemeanor), and business closure.  Also, through adoption in this order, the county is reinforcing our ability to enforce State Executive Orders of Governor DeSantis. 

View Emergency Order Number 16
 - July 23, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Extension of the facial coverings directive Emergency Order 2020-012 has been extended for an additional thirty (30) days until 12:01 a.m. August 23, 2020.

This order applies in all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County.

View Emergency Order Number 15
 - July 23, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

No establishment permitted to serve alcohol for on-site consumption, whether indoor or outdoor, shall serve or allow alcohol to be consumed on premises between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Said establishments shall be closed and vacated between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. with the exception of staff performing necessary functions (such as cleaning and closing services) and except for drive-through, pick-up, or take-out services for off-site consumption.

Additionally, the operation of any closed business, including, but not limited to those listed, is in violation of law: bars; nightclubs, adult entertainment establishments, strip clubs; hookah, cigar, and other smoking bars and lounges; tanning salons, bowling alleys; arcades; playhouses; concert houses; movie theaters; auditoriums; indoor entertainment venues, tattoo parlors, body piercing parlors, acupuncture venues, and massage parlors.

View Emergency Order Number 14
 - July 14, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

No establishment permitted to serve alcohol for on-site consumption, whether indoor or outdoor, shall serve alcohol between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. No establishment permitted to serve food for on-site consumption, whether indoor or outdoor, shall serve food between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Delivery, drive-through, pick-up, or take-out services are permitted for off-site consumption.

Additionally, the following businesses and venues, to the extent they have been authorized to legally operate, shall be closed between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.: amusement parks, hookah and smoking bars and lounges; kava, kratom and similar bars and lounges; banquet halls; and ballrooms.

This order applies in all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County.

View Emergency Order Number 13
 - June 29, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

All public, municipal, and private beaches, including all beach parks, in Palm Beach County shall be closed from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Restaurants and retail establishments within beach parks may remain open subject to the restrictions included in current State and local emergency orders applicable to Palm Beach County, including, but not limited to, any occupancy restrictions.

View Emergency Order Number 12
 - June 24, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-012 has been issued requiring face coverings in Palm Beach County. This order applies in all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County and will be effective Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:01 A.M.


View Emergency Order Number 11
 - June 11, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Palm Beach County issues order 2020-011, effective today, to authorize operation of the youth activities described in Governor's order 20-131 including youth sports teams and leagues, youth clubs and programs, childcare, summer camps and youth recreation camps. Palm Beach County's order 2020-011 also adjusts the requirements related to boating and marine activities, golf courses, and use of public and private parks. It permits field and lawn sports and other activities with appropriate social distancing measures and limitations on congregating.

Emergency Order 2020-011 Summary of Changes 

View Emergency Order Number 10
 - June 5, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Amends Palm Beach County Order 2020-004 for facial coverings. Effective 12:01 A.M. on June 8, 2020.

View Emergency Order Number 9
 - May 22, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-002a is repealed effective from 12:00 p.m. on May 22, 2020
This new order repeals the previous order that closed noncritical retail and commercial businesses.

View Emergency Order Number 8
 - May 16, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Amends Palm Beach County Order 2020-004 for facial coverings. Effective 5:00 p.m. on May 16, 2020.

View Emergency Order Number 7
 - May 16, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Amends Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-005 for Public Parks, Private Parks and Natural Areas. Specific amendment changes are identified here. This order is effective 12:01 a.m. on May 18, 2020.

Emergency Order Number 7 - Order and Attachment Changes-Summary  Español Kreyòl

View Emergency Order Number 6
 - May 16, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

All public, municipal, and private beaches including all beach parks shall be open sunrise to sunset subject to CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10 persons and distancing themselves from other parties by 6 feet. Beach concessions may operate following CDC guidelines. County-owned South Inlet Park will remain closed until such time as the City of Boca Raton opens their beaches. This order is effective 12:01 a.m. on May 18, 2020

View Emergency Order Number 5
 - April 27, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Reopens limited recreational areas with continuing adherence to CDC guidelines effective as of 12:01a.m. Wednesday, April 29. The order reopens County parks, public and private golf courses, pools, marinas and boat ramps with limitations. 

View Emergency Order Number 4
 - April 11, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Palm Beach County issued Emergency Order 20-004 effective as of 12:01AM Monday, April 13, 2020.The Emergency Order states all persons working in, patronizing, or otherwise physically present in grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible should wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC. All other persons physically present in any public place in Palm Beach County are strongly urged to wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC.

View Emergency Order Number 3
 - March 25, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Effective immediately, all parks and golf courses, both public and private are closed.

View Emergency Order Number 2
 - March 25, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

All Non-critical retail and commercial businesses in Palm Beach County have been ordered to close. The continuing operation of critical businesses is necessary to provide goods and services to the public, to keep the public healthy and to ensure availability of supplies.

View Amendment to Emergency Order Number 1
 - March 23, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

All boat docks, ramps, marinas, and any other venues utilized for launching any vessels to be used for recreational purposes, are hereby closed until further notice.

View Emergency Order Number 1
 - March 22, 2020   Español  Kreyòl 

Boat Ramps - all boat ramps and marinas are closed to all recreational boating activities to include boat launching, in/out storage activities, and boat rentals in Palm Beach County until further notice. Commercial marine operations are permitted to operate.


All of the Palm Beach County Orders are ADA compliant and can be read with a screen reader software for those with limited accessibility.​​

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