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March 24, 2020  - In the interest of the health, safety and welfare of our community, we are taking every responsible action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The COVID-19 pandemic is an urgent issue and has not yet shown any indication of slowing.

On March 19, 2020, Miami-Dade County enacted an Emergency Order imposing restrictions on all nonessential businesses and services, and Broward County enacted similar restrictions effective on March 23, 2020. This public health emergency created by COVID-19 is not limited to one county or municipality in South Florida and therefore;  

the City is directing the closure of all nonessential retail and commercial establishments, effective 12:01am Wednesday, March 25, 2020, until further notice.

This order is intended to save lives and prevent the long-term devastating impacts that COVID-19 could have on our residents, businesses and visitors. Do your part. Slow the spread. Stay home.

Retail and commercial businesses that are considered essential, and can remain open, include, but are not limited to, healthcare providers and equipment suppliers, grocery stores and pharmacies, businesses that provide food, shelter, social services and other necessities for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, banks, gas stations and media. Additional businesses deemed essential can be found on the City's website.


  • March 12 - The City postponed/canceled all special events, performances, programs, classes, athletics, clinics, rentals, camps and meetings through April 30, 2020.
  • March 13 - The City added facilities and services to the list of Canceled & Postponed mass gatherings, City events and programs.
  • March 17 - The City declared a Local State of Emergency and implemented additional closures and safety measures in order to slow the spread of the virus.
  • All bars and nightclubs were required to close for 30 days.
  • Restaurants were required to close except for drive-thru, take-out and delivery services until further notice.
  • All City meetings were canceled until further notice.
  • March 18 - All City facilities, parks and beaches were closed until further notice.

To stay updated, visit the City's website.

  • The City has temporarily suspended restrictions on A-Frame signs for restaurants until further notice.
  • City of Boca Raton Water - No water cut offs and no late fees from March 18, 2020 until they reopen.
For more information on how to protect yourself, coronavirus testing and more, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Citizen's Information Center - 561-982-4900
201 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 393-7700