COVID-19: Palm Beach County Updates, Wednesday, July 1

A daily update of Palm Beach County's coronavirus news.

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  • There are 158,997 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. 3,550 people have died. There are 14,447 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County. 512 people have died. [Florida Department of Health]
  • Palm Beach County commissioners voted unanimously to mandate wearing masks in public places and will remain in effect until further notice. [WPTV]
  • Palm Beach County will close all beaches for Fourth of July weekend. [WPTV]
  • Palm Beach County officials paused vacation and short-terms rentals. [Palm Beach County]
  • The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority will host a weekly series with kärnl moon that will focus on individual and community wellness during times of hardship. The women-led collective will guide audiences through exercises in meditative practices, empathy, and community work every Monday night via Zoom. Read more here.
  • Jupiter Medical Center has implemented state-of-the-art sanitation and process practices throughout its facilities. Read more here.
  • Palm Beach Outlets will host OneBlood drives every Saturday through August 1. The quintessential red buses will be parked in the PetSmart parking lot from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. By appointment only. Read more here.
  • Palm Beach Outlets will host a Feeding South Florida distribution center in the parking lot adjacent to the Congress Ave. entrance. Each Monday through August 3 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the organization will distribute meals to families in need.
  • Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (BBCRA) Board approved an additional $500,000 to be added to its Small Business Disaster Relief Forgivable Loan Program, bringing the total Program funding to $1 million. Now through September 30, 2020, businesses with 50 or fewer employees can apply for a $10,000 interest-free business loan to be used for payroll, utilities, or inventory expenses within one year of the loan date. The loan will be forgiven if the business can provide documentation of the eligible expenditures.
  • Tri Rail is offering an 18-train schedule every two hours on weekdays, a 12-train schedule with three hour frequency on weekends, and has suspended fairs.

Support

  • If you have questions, need further guidance, or have symptoms, call the Health Department at 1-866-779-6121 [Florida Department of Health]
  • U.S. Small Business Administration announced the automatic deferments on loans through December 31, 2020.

Images courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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