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City Manager's Message

It’s been 50 days since the City began its mitigation efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19. During that time, you have heeded our requests to stay home, you’ve been wearing your face coverings and you’ve become very familiar with terms like flattening the curve, social distancing, working from home and distance learning. We thank you for your continued efforts to stay home and stay safe and we know it hasn’t been easy.

The disruption to our lives these past two months has had - and will continue to have -profound impacts. But our vigilance has slowed the spread, prevented our hospitals from becoming overwhelmed and ultimately saved lives. Prevention is still top of mind, but our efforts are now focused on how we safely reopen and recover in thoughtful, deliberate phases.

Boca Raton remains under the restrictions of Palm Beach County and the State of Florida. As those restrictions are eased and modified, our City will follow suit. As a first step in returning to normal, we have opened many parks for passive use, with some limitations and restrictions. In addition, and in accordance with the County guidelines, we have also reopened the Municipal Golf Course. We are planning for more openings as our state and the nation enter into this phased reopening, and we begin a “new normal.”

In the meantime, we appreciate your continued efforts to practice social distancing and follow CDC guidelines in our parks and public spaces. We encourage you to check the City’s website, www.myboca.us, as well as the City social media pages as new parks, facilities and spaces reopen, and we move forward together.

Leif J. Ahnell
City Manager
Parks Open for Passive Use
Palm Beach County issued an  order easing some restrictions for recreation through a phased reopening of parks and other areas to recreate. Within the City of Boca Raton, some parks, municipal golf and boat ramps have reopened with some limitations and restrictions. View the list.

For questions regarding the order contact Palm Beach County Information Line at 561-712-6400 or  public@pbcgov.org . For questions about City of Boca Raton Parks and Recreation call 561-982-4900 , or check the FAQ  page.
Help Conserve Water by Limiting Irrigation
Our area is experiencing drier than average conditions. As a result, the South Florida Water Management District is strongly recommending lawn and landscape irrigation be limited to only two days per week . Learn more from Utility Services about how you can make water conservation a year-round effort in your community.
Building Inspections Go Virtual
The Building Department recently introduced virtual building inspections that allow a building inspector to remotely view construction sites using a webcam controlled by the property owner or contractor. This efficient process saves time and money by providing access to multiple city building inspectors at the same to conduct specific inspections based on their expertise.

Learn more about virtual inspections or contact the Building Department at 561-393-7930 or  BuildingPermits@myboca.us .
Virtual City Council Meetings
City Council Meetings, CRA Meetings and City Council workshops are now being held virtually with GoToMeeting.  Additional Workshop meetings will be held every other Tuesday through the month of May.

 Join the Boca Raton City Council on Tuesday, May 5 and Tuesday, May 19 at 6 pm and at the regularly scheduled workshop meetings on Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 26, following the 1:30pm CRA meetings. To learn more about the virtual meetings or how you can participate, visit Virtual Meeting Instructions.
Boca Business Brief
The Office of Economic Development recently hosted a webinar with representatives from the  Florida SBDC Network at FAU  and CareerSource Palm Beach County to discuss programs and resources available to business owners and residents within the City. The next webinar will be held on May 5 at 2pm . Follow the Office of Economic Development on Facebook for updates on upcoming webinars. For additional business resources, visit the City's website or Economic Development's Resource Guide.
Mental Health Resources
Worries and anxiety about COVID-19 and its impact can be overwhelming. Social distancing can make it even more challenging. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so it's a great time to learn self-care strategies and get the care you or your family may need to help you cope.

Start the week off with Baptist Health South Florida their virtual exercise, meditation and educational seminars via Zoom. View the full week of classes.

Mental Health Resources
Water Safety Tips At Home
The month of May is National Water Safety Month. The City's Aquatics Team created a short video to provide some water safety tips and reminders that you can practice with your children while at home. For more information and resources, visit Aquatics on the City's website.
Have a Moment of "Science"
Running out of ideas to keep the kids occupied? Check out Boca Raton Recreation on Facebook for fun ideas including science experiments from the Children's Science Explorium. The most recent experiment, elephant toothpaste, teaches kids about safe chemical reactions using household items.
Virtual Storytime with Boca Raton Library
Among a variety of digital resources, Boca Raton Library is offering virtual story time for kids. Follow the Library on Facebook to stay up to date on upcoming story times and other virtual programs. For more virtual resources, visit the Digital Library.
Boca Raton's community continues to come together and provide resources, support and creative initiatives for our residents and business owners.

As pictured in the collage, our community has united in so many ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. From making masks, social distancing while enjoying our beautiful city, exercising and spending time with loved ones, residents give us the hope and inspiration that makes us all #LoveBocaRaton even more.

We're sharing your photos of community pride along with the #CoronaCant Movement, an initiative created by high school students that promotes positivity and engagement. Remember to tag your images #LoveBocaRaton and #CoronaCant for an opportunity to be featured on our website and social media.

Here are some more ways our community is showing local love:

Give or Receive a Helping Hand
Whether you're in need or looking to give a helping hand, there are so many valuable resources in the City of Boca Raton.
  • Boca Helps - An organization that connects those who need help with those who want to help.
  • Hospitality Helping Hands (H3) - Not for profit formed to help feed the hospitality workers, their families, local charities, and others in need due to the Corona Virus shutdown.
  • Boca Helping Hands - Provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency.
  • United Way - COVID-19 Response and Recovery fund information

City Staff Appreciation
In case you missed it, City staff wants you to know how grateful we are for the sacrifices you all are making to keep our community healthy. These are challenging times to say the least, but we're in this together and we'll recover together. Watch this short video to see our appreciation for our residents.
May 10 - Happy Mother's Day
May 25 Memorial Day
Sanitation Changes
  • Monday 5/25 rescheduled to Tuesday 5/26
  • Tuesday 5/26 rescheduled to Wednesday 5/27
Congratulations to ALL who are graduating this May. Although you may not be sharing the traditional pomp and circumstance with your classes, we recognize your hard work and wish you great success. 2020 will certainly be a year to remember!
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Boca Raton, FL 33432
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