We’re All in This Together
Chief Trevor Steedman
n efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus spread, Palm Beach County instituted a STAY HOME - STAY SAFE: SAFER AT HOME POLICY. We can expect these initiatives to stay in effect for at least the next four weeks. The Governor issued a public health advisory to advise senior persons, and persons that have a serious underlying medical condition that places them at a high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, to stay at home. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma; serious heart conditions; immunocompromised status, including those in cancer treatment; and severe obesity. In compliance with State and County Executive Orders, the Town and our Business Community implemented the following steps to safeguard our citizens and employees:
- Beaches (Public & Private) are closed
- Restaurants are closed but may offer take-out or delivery services.
- Hotels/Motels cancelled rental guest reservations
- Community Pools (Pools that accommodate buildings with 5 or more living units) are closed
Town Hall Administrative Services:
Evyonne Browning – Town Clerk
Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 the Town’s administrative services are limited to essential transactions by appointment only. Please note that we are here during normal working hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to assist you immediately via email and telephone.
There will be a Special Called Commission Meeting this coming Monday, April 6, 2020, at 7:00 pm in order to appoint a Vice Mayor, determine future communication processes for Commission Meetings and adopt the required Resolution for such processes. The meeting agenda will be posted on the Town’s Website and message boards as soon as it is finalized by the Town Attorney.
Due to the complexity of building plans and permit reviews for the Town’s Development Review Committee (DRC) and Planning and Zoning Meetings, these meetings are on hold until further notice.
Our Building Official continues to do building site inspections every day. Emergency permits will be reviewed and issued and if it is for a critical issue (i.e. Air conditioner, water heater, plumbing issue, etc.). Please call Town Hall (561-844-3457) and speak with Laura Brown on any emergency questions.
Thank you for your generous offers to help. However, the best way you can help us is to take care of yourselves by staying inside, being careful when you do have to go out, and letting us know as soon as you can if you have an emergency need.
As we have done in the past, we will get through this TOGETHER!
Town Properties & Facilities:
- Parkway: The Town Parkway and Inlet Walk remain open. Please observe social distancing practices and avoid congregating in groups.
- Public Restrooms: The public restrooms on the Parkway remain open. Public Works has increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitization of these facilities. The Beach Building and Community Center restrooms are closed
- Community Center: Closed
- Playground: Closed
Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office:
Patrols on pathways, beach, and community center areas have been increased to eliminate congregating.
- Our local citizens and business community have done a great job with voluntary compliance thereby reducing the risk of spreading and contracting COVID-19. PBSO will continue supporting your efforts through educational and prevention initiatives that encourage us to avoid congregating, observe social distancing guidelines and maintain compliance with State and County Executive Orders.
Links to State and County Executive Orders:
Florida Department of Health:
24/7 Hotline: 1-866-779-6121
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
24/7 Hotline: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
Current COVID-19 Statistics
April 1, 2020
Cases in Palm Beach County: 551
PBC COVID-19 Related Deaths: 14
There are no current cases of COVID-19 reported in Palm Beach Shores.