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COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update


Palm Beach County-operated parks and beaches are open for normal operations, with the exception of Governor Lawton Chiles Memorial Park, which is temporarily closed​ until further notice. Please contact recreational facilities within our parks directly regarding their availability​. 

COVID-19 testing will no longer be offered at S​outh County Civic Center​: DET​AILS​ 
COVID-19 vaccination information for Palm Beach County: DETAILS
COVID-19 vaccination information from Department of Health Palm Beach County​​: DETAILS
COVID-19 vaccination information from Health Care District Palm Beach County​: DETAILS

Park visitors must practice social distancing—maintain distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible. The following is also expected of park visitors: follow CDC’s guidelines on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks -- wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face. Do no​​​t use parks if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19; share pathways and warn other users on the pathway of your presence as you pass.

Per Palm Beach County Emergency Order 12, facial coverings ar​e required in public spaces, including any outdoor areas that are open and regularly accessible, where social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines is not possible or not being practiced. Individuals are not required to wear facial coverings when actively engaging in exercise and maintaining social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines.​

Playground cleaning information -- Our Parks Operations Division is using the cleaner/disinfectant “Krud Kutter” to clean and sanitize playground equipment daily. This product is not considered hazardous by the EPA and is approved by the CDC as a COVID-19 disinfectant (view SDS and product overview). Krud Kutter is available to consumers at several retail outlets and our department uses it routinely for cleaning and sanitizing purposes.

​As we do with most outdoor facilities that are cleaned, we will close or cordon off the playground area during the cleaning process. If children are present, we will politely ask that they briefly step away for a quick cleaning. Once dry (approximately 10 minutes), children will be permitted access.

Because playgrounds are used throughout the day, it should not be assumed the equipment is sanitized prior to your use and you should take all recommended health precautions as you would when touching any shared public surface​.​