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All Palm Beach County Beaches Closed for 4th of July Weekend
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 cases in our area, all public and private beaches in Palm Beach County will be closed for the 4th of July weekend beginning Friday, July 3 at 12:01 AM through Sunday, July 5 . Beaches will reopen on Monday July 6 . All beaches and beach parks, including those in the City of Boca Raton will be closed. There will be no parking along A1A or pedestrian beach access during this closure. All barrier island beach parks, Red Reef Golf Course and the Gumbo Limbo boardwalk are closed.

Please see the Palm Beach County Emergency Order for more information.
Enjoy a Virtual 4th of July Celebration with "Red, White, & Blue in Boca"
As a result of enhanced safety precautions due to COVID-19, the City's Fabulous 4th Celebration will look a little different this year. The City of Boca Raton Recreation Services Department is hosting  "Red, White, & Blue in Boca," a week-long virtual 4th of July Celebration from June 27 - July 4  on the Boca Raton Recreation social media pages and the  City of Boca Raton’s YouTube Channel .

Throughout the week, several patriotic-themed videos will be posted, including "how-tos," festive craft and game ideas to do at home, backyard grilling tips, recipe and drink tutorials, live music and much more. For more information, follow Boca Raton Recreation on  Facebook Instagram , and  Twitter , or visit the  Facebook Event .
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Due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County and surrounding areas, facial coverings are now mandated while in public with few exceptions. The Emergency Order went into effect on Thursday June 25th and requires facial coverings to be worn in indoor public spaces as well as outdoor public spaces when social distancing cannot be maintained. 

Compliance Team Educating & Inspecting Local Businesses
Palm Beach County has created the COVID Education Compliance Team (CECT) which will work to educate and bring businesses into compliance with state and local enforcement orders required by the governor. Team members will proactively conduct spot inspections of local businesses and public venues, noting where masks are not being worn and/or social distancing is not being consistently practiced.

The team is comprised of representatives from state and local agencies including the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Palm Beach County Code Enforcement and Fire Rescue, the Florida Department of Health-Palm Beach County and local police departments including Boca Raton. For additional information or to report a concern, contact Palm Beach County's COVID Education Compliance Team (CECT) at 561-24COVID (561-242-6843) or

For all of the latest COVID-19 updates from the City of Boca Raton, visit
Palm Beach County Program Offers Assistance with Mortgage, Rent and Utility Payments
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Palm Beach County is offering several assistance programs to help individuals pay their mortgages, rent and utilities.

CARES Mortgage Assistance Program - The Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability is providing temporary relief to homeowners for mortgage assistance through August 14, 2020 . Complete the online application .

Rent and Utilities Assistance Program - The Palm Beach County Community Services Department (CSD) is providing a one-time rental and/or utility assistance to eligible Palm Beach County residents who have experienced loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are for applicants who reside in apartments, houses, townhouses, or mobile homes. Learn more...
NEW Walk Up COVID-19 Testing Site
Town Center at Boca Raton (6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431)
  • Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Testing Criteria: Ages 18 and older, regardless of symptoms
  • No Appointment needed

Visit the COVID-19 FAQ for more information on testing sites.
City Still Accepting Applications for the Small Business Recovery Relief Grant Program
Applications are still being accepted  for the Small Business Recovery Relief Grant Program . The program is intended to provide one-time grants of up to $5,000, to eligible businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic . Interested businesses should review the criteria and apply .
City Approves New Sign Code
After years in the making, the City recently approved a new sign code ordinance that was adopted on May 27. The new sign code allows greater flexibility for signage, uses clear language, streamlines the approval process, consolidates sign regulations into one document and sets more precise standards for signage . Visit Municode for more information.
Walls Go Up at the New Fire Station 6
Construction is underway on the renovation of Boca Raton Fire Rescue Station 6, located at 1901 Clint Moore Road. The station will include better vehicle storage, separate dormitory facilities, a medical decontamination room, and protective clothing storage. The project is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2020.
Virtual Meetings Continue Through August 1
Governor Ron DeSantis has extended the public meeting order to August 1, 2020 ( Executive Order 20-150 ). What does this mean for City Council meetings?

  • City Council Workshops, CRA Meetings, and City Council Regular Meetings will be virtual through August 1, 2020.
  • Community Appearance Board (CAB) and Planning & Zoning (P&Z) meetings will also be virtual.
  • Other quasi-judicial boards will meet virtually IF there is an item for the board to consider.
  • Advisory boards are not meeting.

Learn how to watch the next virtual City GoToMeeting ( Virtual Meeting Instructions ) .
Responsible Recreation
Visit Recreation Updates for the latest updates on the hours of operation and permitted activities for various parks and recreational facilities (view the chart at the bottom of the page for details).
Library Summer Reading and Curbside Pickup
The Downtown and Spanish River Libraries have kicked off their Summer Reading program with lots of virtual fun! This year’s theme is Imagine Your Story , which celebrates fairy tales and mythology. The whole family is invited to register online for the chance to win great prizes at the end of the summer!

Learn more and register at

Special thanks to the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library for sponsoring the Summer Reading program. 

Additional Library News

  • The Downtown and Spanish River Libraries are offering a 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.
July is Park and Recreation Month
This July, our nation celebrates Park and Recreation Month . Mayor Scott Singer signed a proclamation and Boca Raton residents will be able to join each other in a virtual celebration including art contests and family activities.

The theme for this is year is “We are Parks and Recreation,” and will highlight all the efforts of our Recreation Services team members who make parks and recreation great! Be sure to follow Boca Recreation on Facebook for highlights and recreation updates.
Plastic Free July & Webinars
This month is Plastic Free July! Take time to reset some of your plastic habits. Take stock of the ways you use single use plastics and find strategies to reduce them. Head to to sign the pledge and get tips.

Join the Office of Sustainability and Recreation Services for FREE webinars on:

Visit the Office of Sustainability for more information.
renourished Spanish River Beach and art murals at the beach access tunnels.
Renourished Beach Offers Room to Roam
Head to Spanish River Beach to take advantage of the recently renourished... and W-I-D-E-R beach to maintain your physical distance. And BONUS... revisit the stunning murals at each of the tunnel access points.

Please note: Beaches will be closed Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5, reopening on Monday, July 6 per Palm Beach County Emergency Order.
Gumbo Limbo Environmental Camp
Get Your Children Outdoors with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center's Virtual Environmental Camp
Gumbo Limbo camp staff have planned an adventure-filled interactive session with activities designed to get your children outdoors. With access to a mobile device, many activities will take place outside in your own yard! Campers will be learning about conservation, cool science facts and the amazing ecosystem of South Florida. Visit Gumbo Limbo to learn more...
This July
July 4 - Independence Day
City Council Meetings
NOTE: There will be one City Council Meeting per month for July and August.

7/4 - Independence Day

R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. with our
July 4th Spotify Playlist

Don't let a change in your annual July 4th activities keep you from our perfect Fourth of July playlist on Spotify!

With music from artists like Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Ray Charles, John Denver and Whitney Houston, you're July 4th vibe is set.
Mizner Park Amphitheater Wishes You and Your Family a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!
Please enjoy this preview of their rendition of a patriotic classic with a little help from some special MPA friends. The full video will be available Saturday, July 4th on Mizner Park Amphitheater's Facebook .
2020 Census: Are You Up to the Challenge?
Fellow cities in Palm Beach County are in a friendly competition to help increase their US Census responses, and Boca Raton is joining in the effort too! When you respond to the 2020 Census, you help your City get its fair share of funding for hospitals, schools and roads. Your response helps make Boca Raton a better, safer home for your family and neighbors.

If you haven't yet, help us bump up this response rate for our City and respond today. See YOUR neighborhood's Response Rate Map and more info at
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