Palm Beach County Enters Phase 2, Step 1 On September 8
Published Wednesday, September 9, 2020

September 6, 2020

On September 4, 2020, Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner gave an update on local COVID-19 plans for an incremental Phase 2 reopening, allowing additional businesses and services in Palm Beach County to resume operations.

Phase 2

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order #20-214 approving Palm Beach County to move into Step 1 of its five-step incremental Phase 2 reopening plan. Emergency Order 2020-012 requiring the wearing of facial coverings remains in full force and social distancing should be maintained.

Step 1

Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020, retail stores, museums, libraries, personal services not already open and gyms and fitness centers may operate at full capacity. Movie theaters, bowling alleys, and other indoor entertainment centers may operate at 50% capacity; playhouses at 33%. Skating rinks are limited to a maximum of 25 skaters. Escape rooms can host private parties only, no more than 6 people per room, with staggered start times. Restaurants may serve food and alcohol on premises until midnight (12am) Emergency Order 2020-023. Indoor dining capacity remains at 50%, but full capacity is allowed in outdoor areas if social distancing protocols are met. Patrons will be allowed to order food and beverages at the bar inside the restaurant.

Still closed:

  • bars
  • nightclubs
  • auditoriums
  • bingo parlors
  • comedy clubs
  • concert halls
  • cigar/hookah bars
  • pool/billiard halls
  • arcades

Schools: The actual opening date for schools will be determined by the Palm Beach County School Board.

Beaches: All county-owned and operated beaches and beach parks are open. City of Boca Raton beaches are open.

Visit the Palm Beach County website for more information.

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