Message of Hope from Your Delray Chamber President & CEO,
Stephanie Immelman:

FAQs for EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-91
Essential Services and Activities during COVID-19
Key Guidance and Direction – Essential Services and Activities Order
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Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at
South County Civic Center
WPBF25: A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is opening at the South County Civic Center.

The testing site is a collaborative effort made by the Board of County Commissioners, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Florida National Guard and the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

Those who want to be tested can schedule an appointment over the phone with Cleveland Clinic starting Monday at 10 a.m. The number is 561-804-0250.

During the city's organizational meeting:  Juli Casale for Delray Beach City Commission, Seat 2  was sworn in and Shirley Johnson was re-sworn in to serve on the Delray Beach City Commission. 

Ryan Boylston  will serve as vice mayor and Johnson will serve as deputy vice mayor through March 25, 2021.
The Delray Beach CRA offers several funding assistance programs to support redevelopment projects, commercial property improvements, businesses and the work of nonprofit community organizations throughout the CRA District.

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There is a stay-at-home order in effect throughout Florida. Please help stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying  #saferathome . This will keep you, your dedicated first responders and healthcare workers as healthy as possible. From everyone at Delray Beach Fire Rescue, we thank you.
CROS Ministries  Caring Kitchen was faced with a dilemma last week. Most of their food delivery volunteers are over the age of 65, and it was crucial that they follow strict social distancing measures.

Their unavailability left the Caring Kitchen short on volunteers and therefore unable to deliver meals to 60 individuals and families. Delray Beach Police Department officers were more than happy to assist.

DPBD officers loaded their vehicles with food carriers, and traveled throughout Delray Beach delivering the meals to those in need. During these trying times we stand by our philosophy to continue being  #OneDelrayOneCommunityOnePoliceDepartment
West Palm Beach, FL – The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office continues to monitor COVID-19 (coronavirus) closely. In an effort to further minimize COVID-19’s spread, beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, our office including our five Service Centers located throughout Palm Beach County, will be closed to public walk-in traffic.
 
Our office operations will be fully staffed and will continue to provide services via phone (561.355.3230), email ( myexemption@pbcgov.org ) and the Property Appraiser Public Access (PAPA) website: www.pbcgov.org/PAPA  
 
“In the best interest of our staff, taxpayers, and the entire Palm Beach County community, I encourage the public to utilize our online services,” said Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks, CFA, AAS. We offer a range of online options: filing for a homestead exemption, tangible personal property tax returns, portability, and more.”
 
“The tax roll for 2020 will continue to move forward as it is vitally important that the Palm Beach County taxing authorities receive their revenue later this year,” she said.
 
As the situation develops with any potential changes to our office operations, including the 2020 tax roll, filing deadlines and important notifications, we will keep the public informed and maintain communication via the PAPA website and our social media channels.

All contact information for departments within the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office may be found on the PAPA website at www.pbcgov.org/PAPA .
April 2020, Volume 14, Issue 4

On Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020, I closed all Tax Collector Offices to the public and suspended in-person service until further notice. Last year we served over 800,000 clients in person. That’s almost 70,000 face-to-face interactions each month.

We must do everything we can to slow the spread of COVID-19.

At the same time, this agency must continue to provide essential services to our community. The collection and distribution of property tax is vitally important, especially in these extraordinary times.

Property taxes fund critical services in our community including public safety, emergency response, the school district and healthcare programs. Our driver license and motor vehicle services have a direct impact on people’s ability to work which affects our local economy.
That is why we will continue to work behind the scenes, serving you online at  www.pbctax.com  and by mail.

These are extraordinary times filled with many unknowns and constant change. I will continue to keep you up to date on  www.pbctax.com , by email and on Twitter and Instagram (@TAXPBC).

Please follow all local and state orders related to COVID-19 and stay healthy.

Sincerely,
Constitutional Tax Collector
 
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