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The City of Boca Raton is following recommendations and guidelines from the CDC and FDOH in preparation for potential cases of COVID-19. We are coordinating with all our community partners and implementing mitigation strategies to slow the transmission of the disease.

Our hope is that these measures will help protect those individuals at increased risk for severe illness, including older adults and those with underlying health conditions, as well as the healthcare and critical infrastructure workforces.
Our Organization:
We have been preparing, planning and communicating with our staff for the last several weeks about COVID-19, and even before that, about the flu. We know that in order to avoid disruption in our critical services to the community, we need our workforce to be healthy.

To that end, we have implemented internal policies and procedures to support our emergency plan. We have:
  • Educated our employees about COVID-19 and ways to remain healthy.
  • Implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing efforts in all city facilities.
  • Encouraged people to stay home when they are sick.
  • Canceled all in-person employee meetings, all employee meetings and presentations with external participants and all employee business travel until April 30.
  • Required notification of employee personal travel in order to assess risk before returning to work, including required self isolation.
Our Community:
  • In an abundance of caution, all City events, programs, meetings, rentals, classes and athletics held inside City facilities or outside City facilities are CANCELED through April 30, 2020. Cancellations and postponements will be listed and updated on the City's website.
  • Procedures are currently being reviewed by City staff regarding Sunshine Law meetings and gatherings. These may be held by alternate methods or rescheduled.
  • The City is providing enhanced, deep-cleaning and sanitizing methods, in all city facilities.

Organizations and businesses continue to make determinations about mass assemblies, events and programs.Vulnerable populations should take this is the time to evaluate exposure and take all precautions necessary to reduce chances of getting sick. Learn more...
As we all adapt to the recommendations and restrictions due to COVID-19, we're encouraging customers to take advantage of our online services, email and phone resources. Instead of in-person transactions, visit How Do I for more information.

You can pay your bills and complete transactions online, via email or by phone for any of the following:
The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Here are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid physical contact in meetings and social gatherings.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Adhere to social distancing recommendations.
  • Avoid physical contact like handshaking or hugging at social gatherings or business functions.
According to the FDOH, if you think you may have COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider or a local walk-in clinic instead of walking in. This will help healthcare providers and their staff to take steps to keep themselves and other people from getting sick or exposed.

Additionally, our community partner, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Baptist Health South Florida  has some great resources like the Baptist Health On Demand app. Residents can use the app to speak to a doctor and find guidance before rushing to a waiting room – 24/7, nationwide. Use CODE: CARE19. Learn more about what to do if you are sick.
Price Gouging: The Florida Attorney General's Office has activated a price gouging hotline. Call 1-866-966-7226 or visit MyFloridaLegal.com to report COVID-19 related price gouging. View the list of essential commodities covered under the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
Per the Governor's directive, the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office has changed the polling locations in retirement communities with assisted living facilities, due to concerns related to COVID-19.
 
Voting precincts formerly located at St. Andrews North and South (4174, 4176, 4178) have been moved to Sugar Sand Park Community Center located at 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486. View the 2020 polling place changes.

*Early voting is still taking place at the Spanish River Library through Sunday, March 15.
*All Palm Beach County public schools will close starting Monday, March 16 tentatively until Friday, March 27. For questions, comments or concerns, call Palm Beach County School District's hotline Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm at 561-969-5840 or visit their website.
With all of the talk about self-isolation, working from home, teleconferences and avoiding physical contact, things may start to feel a little "disconnected" during this extraordinary time.

Now is the time to embrace the convenience of technology:

Have a question or suggestion? Give us quick a call at 561-393-7700, send us an email to communications@myboca.us or connect with us on social media. Stay safe, Boca Raton.
201 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 393-7700