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Facing COVID-19 Challenges, Together

Phase 1 of the Plan for Florida’s Recovery took effect in Palm Beach County on May 11, 2020 and since then, Boca Raton employees have been safely welcoming residents and visitors back to our beaches, parks and some facilities.
Even with social distancing, enhanced sanitation and facial coverings, safety concerns about large public gatherings remain, so we won’t see traditional programs like summer camp, the Summer Concert Series or the Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration. However, we are planning virtual experiences when possible, like the Memorial Day celebration , and the Boca Raton Library’s new curbside pick-up .
Even though this summer will look a little different this year, our City staff is happy to welcome you back. We’re here to help you rediscover what you love about Boca Raton…our beaches, parks, tennis centers, golf courses, swim centers, pickleball courts, skate park, dog parks, trails and more.
City of Boca Raton Small Business Recovery Relief Grant Program Applications Now Open
On May 27, 2020, the Boca Raton City Council unanimously passed a $500,000 Small Business Recovery Relief Grant Program for businesses within the City of Boca Raton. The grant program is intended to provide eligible businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with one-time grants of up to $5,000. Visit to view grant program criteria and to apply.

For additional resources, visit the Business Resources page.
New COVID-19 Testing Site at FAU Now Open
In cooperation with American Medical Response (AMR), the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach County opened a new community based testing site in Boca Raton (appointments required). The drive through testing site will be located at the FAU Tech Runway on the north end of the FAU campus (901 NW 35th Street, Boca Raton, 33431). Residents should enter the testing site from Spanish River Boulevard. Learn more about appointments...
Newly completed repaving near Verde Elementary
Verde Trail Improvements Completed
As construction plans for two new Boca Raton elementary schools continue, the City is working with the Palm Beach County School District to coordinate roadway improvements while the schools are being built. The Municipal Services Department has completed improvements and paving along Verde Trail ahead of the anticipated opening of Verde Elementary in the fall. Plans for public outreach to discuss improvements along 12th Avenue in front of Addison Mizner elementary will be announced soon. For neighborhood updates follow us on Nextdoor .
Map showing response rate to 2020 Census for Boca Raton
2020 Census: Are You Up to the Challenge?
The latest response rates for the 2020 Census have been released, and while more than half of Boca Raton residents have responded, there's still a long way to go. Boca Raton is tied for the 148th-ranked city with a 57.6% response rate.

Rise to the challenge and respond to the 2020 Census . The data gathered helps determine federal funding for hospitals, schools and roads, which makes Boca Raton a better, safer home for your friends and family.

Visit 2020 Census to learn more.
City Parks & Facilities Are Reopening- What to Expect
If you are ready to head back to the beach or pickleball courts, hear from your city staff about what you can expect during the Phase 1 recovery period. Visit the City's YouTube channel to view the Reopening Boca Raton playlist , to learn about the status of operations, best practices, and precautions being taken. Featuring: Municipal Services, Ocean Rescue, Utility Services, Recreation Services, Aquatics, Tennis, Emergency Management and more!
City of Boca Raton virtual City Council meeting
Staying Connected During
Like many businesses and government agencies, Boca Raton has adapted and embraced online meetings in order to connect with residents and conduct daily business. With virtual meeting software, you can join meetings from wherever you are, and public participation has never been easier.

City Council Meetings, CRA Meetings and City Council Workshops have been held virtually with GoToMeeting ( Virtual Meeting Instructions ), and the Building Department has introduced virtual building inspections that allow a building inspector to remotely view construction sites using a webcam controlled by the property owner or contractor.

Recreation in Boca Raton has also gone virtual with Recreation Services honoring America's fallen war heroes in a virtual Memorial Day Ceremony (view the 32-minute Ceremony on the City's YouTube channel ). Stay tuned to Boca Recreation Facebook page for information on virtual programs, events and more.
Responsible Recreation
Boca Beaches & Parks Reopen
City of Boca Raton beach-front parks and parking lots opened to the public on Tuesday, May 26 from 8am - sunset for permit holders and patrons paying daily rates. For more information, visit Beaches and Beach Permits.

Additional new openings include Red Reef Golf Course and Mizner Bark Dog Park. And beginning Wednesday, June 3, Meadows Park Aquatic Center and the Swim Center on St. Andrews will expand to new summer hours.

For a complete list of beaches, parks and facility openings and limitations, visit the City website .
Remember, when in public, maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart. Individuals are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when social distancing can’t be maintained in public.  #ResponsibleRecreation
Graphics of people wearing masks. # Responsible Recreation
Get Books on the Go with the Library's Curbside Pickup
The Downtown and Spanish River Libraries are offering a new curbside holds pick-up service for new books, DVDs and other library materials that library cardholders have placed a hold on. Learn how curbside service works HERE.

The Digital Library continues to be available to BRPL cardholders, including expanded access to over 700,000 ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, music, learning resources and more.
This June
June 21 - Father's Day
City Council Meetings
NOTE: There will be one City Council Meeting per month for July and August.

Celebrating with Pride
Happy Pride Month to our LGBTQ community! (Pride Month is celebrated annually in June)

Listen to the City of Boca Raton's curated Pride Month playlist on Spotify -- the perfect soundtrack to your Pride Month celebrations. Just search for "City of Boca Raton" and you'll find our Pride Month playlist (or click the link above).
Kiki with your friends to a playlist that features music from Madonna, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Tegan and Sara, Sylvester, Queen, Janelle Monáe, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Perfume Genius, Robyn and more!
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