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COVID19 Testing in
Lake Worth Beach!

Join the fight, Get Tested!

🧪COVID19 Testing 🧪

 

How can you be sure you do not have the virus? Get TESTED! There is a growing list of COVID19 testing facilities in Palm Beach County. Lake Worth Beach is going to be hosting a walk-up COVID-19 Testing Site operated by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue at the Osborne Community Center located at 1699 Wingfield Street on Friday, May 22 from 11am-2:30pm. Those wishing to be tested will not require an appointment and the test will be provided free of charge.

“Lake Worth Beach has a high risk population and from the outset of this pandemic I have believed it was vital that our residents had access to local testing sites. I am grateful to the County for working with my team to make this a reality and I hope many of our residents will be able to make use of this important step on the road to a post-Corona world.”
~Lake Worth Beach Mayor Pam Triolo

Remember whether you test positive or negative continue to observe social distancing guidelines.

For an up-to-date list visit https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/testing

Homebound Resident Testing 

 

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, with the support of the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Division of Emergency Management will begin the testing of homebound residents this week. Residents eligible for the new testing option include homebound elderly or individuals with disabilities who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot leave their homes to access one of the drive-up or walk-up test collection sites.

Residents who believe they are eligible for the in-home testing option should call the Palm Beach County Emergency Information Center (EIC) at 561-712-6400 for a pre-qualifying assessment. The testing line is open from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.

COVID19 Safety

Stay 6 Feet Apart

Mantengase A 6 Pies De Distancia

Rete 6 Pye Apa

Wash Your Hands Often

Lavese Las Manos Seguido

Lave Men Ou Souvan

Wear a Mask to Protect Others

Use Una Mascara/Tapabocas Para Protejer a Los Demas

Mete Yon Mask Pou Pwoteje Lot Moun

Get Tested!

Hagase La Prueba

Ale Pran Tes Pou Coronavirus La

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Beach Reopens 

Lake Worth Beach has reopened. The beach will close and be cleared daily at Sunset, no one will be allowed on the beach after hours.

To facilitate social distancing measures all beach patrons should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Listen to the directions of Ocean Rescue staff.

  • Keep groups to 10 people or less

  • Stay 6ft Apart

  • Swim near guarded areas

  • Use showers one person at a time 

  • Practice good hygiene and hand washing

  • Wear a face mask where possible.

Beach Parking Reopens 

Lake Worth Beach has reopened parking at the Beach Complex, including all resident decal parking. 

Parking meters will be active and the public is encouraged to utilize the ParkMobile app (https://parkmobile.app.link/SYLSYDYShR) to pay for their parking space so as to avoid having to use the Parking Meter Machines and risk germs.

Customers may still use curbside pick-up as an alternative to the dining-in services at the Beach Restaurants. For the safety of staff and other patrons social distancing and the continued use of masks in accordance with CDC guidelines is recommended.

 

BEACH DECALS ARE NOW ON SALE.


Current beach decal holders will have until July 1st to renew and avoid penalties. Please allow a few days for processing as the decal will be mailed.

To apply for a Lake Worth Beach resident decal please visit: https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/parking/beach-decal-program/
Coffee with a Commissioner

Join Commissioner Herman Robinson for a Virtual Coffee with a Commissioner on May 27 at 9:30am. To take part you must register here: https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/coffee-with-a-commissioner/ and make sure you have access to Zoom!

King’s Trail
5 Week Step Challenge

Register today for the FREE #LakeWorthBeach Kungsleden (King’s Trail) Step Challenge! Can you manage the 570,240 steps to reach the finish line?

https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/recreation-programs/virtual-recreation/

A Quick Update from Mayor Pam

 

Palm Beach State College
Online Classes Start June 1

 

Now is a great time to register for Summer Online Classes at Palm Beach State College. For more information on the programs available and financial aid please visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/r/Summer-Admissions

Vegetation Amnesty Week  

 

In preparation of Hurricane Season which starts June 1 the City of Lake Worth Beach’s Refuse Division will be having a RESIDENTIAL VEGETATION (ONLY) AMNESTY PICK UP SERVICE beginning May 25, 2020. The vegetation amnesty week is designed to allow residents to dispose of large amounts of vegetation prior to the commencement of Hurricane Season (not to exceed 12 cubic yards per
residential property). All vegetation should be placed curbside on a resident’s regular scheduled pick-up day and the City of Lake Worth Beach’s Refuse Division will remove it at no charge.

Vegetation will be picked up on the following days:
• Zone 1 Monday May 25
• Zone 2 Thursday May 28
• Zone 3 Friday May 29
• Zone 4 Tuesday May 26

DEFINITIONS OF VEGETATION ITEMS ARE AS FOLLOW S
• Only vegetation
• Tree branches less than (2) inches in diameter
• Branches and palm fronds less than (4) feet in length
• Stumps less than (15) inches in diameter and or less than fifty (50) pounds
• Do NOT use vegetation bin – place ALL vegetation at the curb

For more information please call City of Lake Worth Beach Public Services Refuse Department at
561-533-7344.

TOPPING OF TREES
Topping of trees is considered tree abuse and is not allowed in the City of Lake Worth Beach.

What is topping – topping is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches to stubs. Other names for topping include heading, tipping, hat-racking and rounding over.

“Hurricane pruning” of palm trees is also considered tree abuse and is not allowed in the City of Lake Worth Beach. Only dead fronds should be removed. Leaving the green
fronds actually helps protect the tree.

For more information please contact David McGrew, City Horticulturist at 561-586-1677 or dmcgrew@lakeworth.org

Palm Beach County 
Phase One Reopening 

Palm Beach County began Phase 1 reopening on May 11 with further reopening on May 18. Residents may provide or obtain services at the following establishments authorized to proceed to Phase 1:

  • Restaurants and food establishments licensed under Chapters 500 or 509, Florida Statutes, may allow on-premises consumption of food and beverage, so long as they adopt appropriate social distancing measures and limit their indoor occupancy to no more than 50 percent of their building occupancy. In addition, outdoor seating is permissible with appropriate social distancing. Appropriate social distancing requires maintaining a minimum of 6 feet between parties, only seating parties of 10 or fewer people and keeping bar counters closed to seating. The city has partnered with some of our downtown restaurants to allow for more outside seating. When you visit please remember to keep 6 feet of distance and wash your hands frequently.

  • In-store retail sales establishments may open storefronts if they operate at no more than 50 percent of their building occupancy and abide by the safety guidelines issued by the CDC and OSHA.

  • Barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons that adopt appropriate social distancing and precautionary measures as outlined by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at the following link: www.myfloridalicense.com/emergency [myfloridalicense.com].

Restart Grant Program

Opens for Applications Tomorrow (May 22) 8am 


The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the CARES Restart Business Grants Program on May 15, 2020 to accelerate the reopening of businesses hardest hit by COVID-19.

The $60 million Business Restart Program uses a portion of the County’s $261 million allocation from the Federal CARES Act approved by Congress. The BCC has dedicated $50 million toward businesses with 25 or fewer employees and $10 million towards businesses with greater than 25 employees.

The program guidelines, including eligibility criteria, are currently posted on the County’s website. The BCC gave approval for individual grants up to $25,000 to help Palm Beach County businesses forced to close or limit operations and are now planning to “restart” based on the county’s phased opening process. 

Required documents will include a fully executed application from the county’s online portal, certifications, affirmations and acknowledgements, tax returns, payroll reports, an active Palm Beach County Business Tax Receipt and an active registration on SunBiz. These documents will be required to be uploaded into the system by the applicant.

Interested businesses are encouraged to prepare for the Restart Program Application as they will be processed on a first come, first eligible basis. The online application is expected to launch on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. and will be accessible through the Palm Beach County website. 

The criteria for the grant can be found here.

Job Seeker Recovery Assistance

 

‘Help Is Here’ Web Portal Launched to Help Job Seekers, Employers Access Recovery Assistance

As businesses across our region reopen, CareerSource Palm Beach County is launching a new ‘Help Is Here’ web portal to assist job seekers and employers in their efforts to access assistance needed for recovery.

 Help Is Here is CareerSource Palm Beach County’s focused public and business outreach effort to:

  • Connect job seekers and businesses to critical resources for local, personalized help
  • Develop innovative solutions to generate job recovery/retention and business continuity, driving economic recovery
  • Provide links to state and federal assistance programs

Many businesses are ramping up to rehire staff as well as hire new candidates. The CareerSource Business Services staff connects employers with qualified candidates – at no cost. They can be contacted at www.careersourcepbc.com [careersourcepbc.com] or call 561.340.1060 and select option 3. CareerSource also is scheduling virtual hiring events. Business continuity is being supported through grants that help employers train and upskill employees.

Job seekers can gain a competitive edge in searching for a new career by accessing online virtual job readiness workshops. There is no cost to view any of the workshops covering key skills needed when looking to get hired in in today’s labor market:

 Creating a professional resume and cover letter

  • Building a LinkedIn profile and using social media in your job search
  • Handling online job applications
  • Conducting an effective job search and networking campaign
  • Preparing for job interviews
  • Online job, industry and employer research
  • Following up after a job interview

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

TUESDAY, MAY 26TH

If you recently lost your job or cannot access food due to Covid – 19, the Lake Worth Beach CRA, LULA Lake Worth Arts, Healthier Lake Worth Beach and the City of Lake Worth Beach have partnered with Feeding South Florida to bring you a CAR-ONLY food distribution site at HATCH 1121.

More information: https://feedingsouthflorida.org

Food Finder Map

The Palm Beach County Food Finder map was created by United Way of Palm Beach County in response to COVID-19 to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them in a quick and accessible way.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1mKqsln49CLM8bXJWXF4ZnBC47gLNRhpN&ll=26.635994739986234%2C-80.38901239999996&z=10

PLEASE NOTE: United Way of PBC updates the information on this map weekly. However, locations and hours of distribution may change. Please consider calling the site before visiting to verify the information listed. Please note that sites may have specific requirements.

TPA Travel Survey

In only 4 questions, the TPA would like to hear how COVID-19 has impacted your current travel and how you expect travel patterns to change when restrictions are lifted for you, your co-workers and your community. Please share: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W9273PZ

CRA Lunch Out!

May 29 | 1-3pm

Lake Worth Beach CRA and LULA Lake Worth Arts in partnership with White Apron Catering want to say a sincere “THANK YOU” to our front-line workers by inviting them to join us for a very special “LUNCH-OUT” on Friday, May 29th.

This LUNCH-OUT invites our FRONT-LINE WORKERS – Transit Drivers; Police and Fire Rescue; Doctors, Nurses & Hospital Staff; Government Staff; Grocery Store workers and others.

Friday, May 29, 2020 • 1pm to 3pm
White Apron Catering
1710 North Dixie Highway
Drive-up service begins in front of restaurant in right lane on Dixie Hwy travelling north.

Meals provided by Drive-up service only to comply with CDC social distancing guidelines. No walk-ups accepted. All meals will be placed in trunks. Meals available on a first-come, first serve basis and meals are limited.

Donations appreciated and accepted. Any money donated will go to helping local hospitality workers that have been laid-off and for future food distribution events.

To donate please visit: paypal.me/LULA33460

Community Sustainability Still Open!

(but no in person visits)

The Lake Worth Beach Community Sustainability department has not stopped providing their services throughout this period. All of the departments operations including building, planning, zoning, preservation, code compliance and the issuance and renewal of business licenses have continued through the use of the web site, email and phone contact, and through a drop off service at the office door. Lake Worth Beach is one of the only municipalities, which has not had a disruption of services provided.

If you need to apply for a permit, learn more about historic preservation, renew a business license, or contact a code officer you can do so by visiting lakeworthbeachfl.gov/online-services or by calling 561-586-1647

Protect Yourself from Car Break-ins

Do not leave tools or firearms in your vehicle overnight.

With car break-ins, thieves are usually not looking for a huge payoff. What this type of thief wants is a quick result for as little work as possible. By making your car a harder target for these people, you make it less desirable. So:

  • Always lock your doors and roll up your windows when you park.
  • Activate your security system if you have one.
  • Consider window tinting, since it makes casing your car more difficult.
  • Use after-market measures, like mechanisms that lock the steering wheel to protect your car and alert thieves that you’ve taken extra security measures.
  • Don’t use the console or glove box as mobile lock boxes. These are obvious to thieves, too.

Finally remember look out for your neighbors, if you see something, say something! Do not try to stop a theft in progress but call PBSO at 911 and let them handle the situation.

Economic Impact Payments


The IRS has started to deposit Economic Impact Payments to those who filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return. To ensure your payment is made in a timely manner visit: https://sa.www4.irs.gov/irfof-wmsp/start

Remember, the IRS will not call , text you, email you or contact you on social media asking for personal or bank account information – even related to the economic impact payments. Also, watch out for emails with attachments or links claiming to have special information about economic impact payments or refunds.

Stronger than C19

Florida residents are encouraged to do their part in helping Florida flatten the curve by anonymously answering questions that range from age and residency, to recent travel, to potential COVID-19 contact. The StrongerThanC-19 community action survey is designed to gather information to help the Department track and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Florida; it is not a symptom checker designed to dispense medical advice. The StrongerThanC-19 community action survey is free to use and can be accessed by visiting: www.StrongerThanC19.com

 

Another Successful Meeting

Lake Worth Beach successfully hosted its Commission Meeting while observing Social Distancing Measures via VoiP this week.

The following meetings are coming up:
May 26 | Electric Utility Commission Meeting | 6pm
May 27 | Planning & Zoning Meeting | 6pm
May 28 | Budget Work Session | 6pm

Meetings can be watched at www.lakeworthbeachfl.gov/watch
 

Social Distancing


Even though we advise you avoid visiting with other people right now, if you must be around others then try to stay 6ft apart! How much is 6ft? See below and be a #LocalHero

Local Food for Local Folk

Do you want to support local businesses and restaurants but don’t know how to easily find them? Are you tired of eating food from a tin and want to enjoy someone elses cooking for dinner? Then check out the all new Lake Worth Beach Local Business guide. Get to know the wide variety of local establishments you can order from today.

Visit: https://local.lakeworthbeachfl.gov/ and be a local hero!

Picking up takeout food while slowing the spread of COVID-19?

  • Order & pay online or over the phone when possible.
  • Accept take-out without in-person contact or stay at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol after bringing home your food.

Learn more about taking essential trips at this time: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/essential-goods-services.html

State and County Emergency Orders!


Governor’s Executive Orders

 

Florida Health Department

  Palm Beach County Orders and Actions
Lake Worth Beach Orders and Actions

Census 2020 – Make it Count Lake Worth Beach!

We need you to be a Local Hero and complete your 2020 Census! At this time Lake Worth Beach has a 46.7% completion rate which is 11% lower than Florida and Palm Beach Counties completion rates. Only 27.5% of residents in the Royal Ponciana neighborhood have completed their census (the lowest completion rate) while Sunset Ridge is currently leading the pack with a 72% completion rate. 

Completing your Census takes less than 10 minutes but will make a big difference for our community over the next 10 years. You do NOT need a code or mail from the Census Bureau; You only need your address, the people connected to this address and their birthdates.

You can complete your Census right now online at https://my2020census.gov/

The 2020 Census can also be completed by phone in multiple languages
English: 844-330-2020
Spanish: 844-468-2020
Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020

Follow Us!

For the latest news and information from the City of Lake Worth Beach please like, follow or sign up for our social media outlets:

Facebook & Instagram: @lakeworthbeachpbc

Twitter: @lakeworthbchpbc

LinkedIn: Lake Worth Beach

Sign up for our City Newsletter at https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/

Register for Everbridge, our emergency communication service, by texting LAKEWORTHBCH to 888777 (message and data rates may apply)

Stay connected and join the conversation with us!



The City Website and Social Media platforms remain regularly updated and are an important method of getting the most up to date information. 

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Assistance with Utility Bills and/or Rent

Are you struggling to pay your utility bills or rent? There are options available to assist you at this time and Palm Beach County Community Services is a great first contact in this situation.

Online Services:

  • Utility Assistance
  • Rental Assistance
  • Other emergency services available


Apply for utility or rent assistance at www.pbcgov.com/OSCARSS
Utility assistance (LIHEAP & EHEAP) – (561) 355-4792
Rental and emergency services assistance – (561) 904-7900

Visit our website at www.pbcgov.org/communityservices and click on “Contact Us” to:

  • Ask how to apply for services
  • Schedule a callback over-the-phone appointment
  • Request an application to be sent to you via email or regular mail (a prepaid envelope will be sent with application)

COVID19 Support Toolkit

The House of Representatives have released an easy to read COVID19 Support Toolkit. This Families First Coronavirus Constituent Service Resource Toolkit will help you understand all the benefits that are available to you and your community — and how to access them.

Take a moment to read about what options are available to you https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-TOOLKIT-3.30.20.pdf

Online Reemployment Assistance

For residents whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19, they may file a Reemployment Assistance Claim through CONNECT, Florida’s online Reemployment Assistance System  http://floridajobs.org/.

If you are unable to apply online please see the link below for the Florida Reemployment Assistance Paper Application.

If you do not have access to a printer FedEx stores will have paper applications available. But please remember to practice social distancing!

Before you seal the envelope please make a copy or take a picture of your form and keep a record of the date you mail it.

http://www.floridajobs.org/…/r…/claimants/rapaperapplication

Housing Assistance

Palm Beach County Housing Programs continues to offer assistance to homeowners and prospective renters through the following programs:

  • Foreclosure Prevention – Funding may be provided to assist with delinquent mortgage payments, property taxes and homeowner insurance to prevent foreclosure.  Applicants can apply for up to $20,000. 

  • Rental Assistance – Funding may be provided to assist with rental security deposits, utility deposits, connection fees, housing stability counseling and rent payments up to 12 months.  The best way to apply for assistance is through the Department of Community Services electronic system via the link below or by calling (561) 904-7900. Community Services Eligibility 

  • The Purchase Assistance Program assists pre-approved applicants with financial assistance to purchase their first home. 

  • The Rehabilitation/Repair Housing Assistance Program assists approved clients with rehabilitation or emergency repair to their owner-occupied homes. 

  • The Workforce Housing Program assists approved buyers purchase homes at one of the workforce housing sites. 

To discuss housing needs and available funding, contact DHES at 561-233-3600, or visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/hes

 

Project Vital

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association and other industry leaders to distribute tablets statewide to residents in order to bring families together virtually and help mitigate feelings of isolation. During the initial pilot phase, project leaders will work with 150 care communities and supply two tablets per community along with virtual training on how to use the equipment, platform, and applications as well as proper sanitization of each tablet from resident to resident.

Aging & Disability Resource Center Helpline

Seniors 60+ are encouraged to call the ADRC Helpline 1(866) 684-5885 for assistance with food, food stamps, COVID 19 information and questions on Medicare or Medicaid. Specially trained counselors are available to help in English, Spanish or Creole Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Elderly Resident’s Assistance Program

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw has established a new program to assist our Palm Beach County elderly residents who are unable to get out of their homes to go to the grocery store or pharmacy. Our amazing team of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Volunteers is ready to deliver orders directly to their doors. Seniors in need of assistance should first contact PBSO at the numbers/emails below:

Between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm please contact:

Krysti Nast – 561- 688-3918 email address NastK@pbso.org or
Nephateri Burrell – 561- 681-7241 email address BurrellN@pbso.org

After 4:00 pm please contact: Cpl. Greg Newborn at 561-307-5422

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How the program works:

Seniors must contact a qualifying store (retail establishment) to place and pay for their orders.
A PBSO Volunteer will be dispatched to the store to pick-up the orders, which are prepackaged by the retail establishment.
The Volunteer does not shop for or provide payment for any items. All orders must be prepaid.
The Volunteer will deliver the order to the specified residence.
The Volunteer will place the items at the front door and leave.
The Volunteer does not make contact with anyone at the residence.


What is a qualifying store (retail establishment)? To qualify, the store must be able to do the following:

· Take orders over the phone or online

· Accept payment over the phone or online

· Package purchased items and hold for pick-up

Currently the only stores with this capability are Costco, Walmart, and Target. However, when it comes to prescription medications, most pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens, etc.) are able to accommodate.

211 Sunshine

211’s Sunshine is a free program that provides a daily phone call with a friendly hello and well-being check for seniors who are feeling isolated and alone.  The Sunshine program is for individuals 60 or older, or those who are housebound or disabled. Dial 2-1-1 or visit https://211palmbeach.org/sunshine

U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment Assistance

 

COVID19 Resources For Floridians!

In response to COVID19 the governor’s office has published a list of resources available for all Floridians to utilize at this time.

General Information

For Small Businesses

For Families

Livestream Story Time!

Join the Lake Worth Beach Library staff every Wednesday at 10am for online Preschool Storytime. 

Stories, Music, Fun!

Get your crayons and paper and bring your Teddy Bear!

https://www.facebook.com/LWPLChildren/

Read ALL THE BOOKS!

Even though the Lake Worth Beach Municipal Library is closed it maintains an extensive online library of e-Books and  e-audiobooks that can be accessed with your library card. You can access these services below


If you would rather take a walking adventure and find a book the City of Lake Worth Beach is home to over 100 Little Free Libraries maintained by a team of volunteers who are keeping them stocked with books. To view the Little Free Library map visit the Little Free Library Map!

Building Permits!

Many of the services provided for permits, contractor certification, code enforcement are now online.  In-person, face-to-face contact inside a building is being limited. For a complete list of online services please visit https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/online-services

The issuance of building permits will still take place while the office is closed to public access.

Permit submittals will take place in the following ways:

  • Permits may be dropped off at our offices located at 1900 2nd Avenue North. There is a drop box by the front door.
  • Permits may be submitted online at the city website. There will be a digital portal on the Building Division webpage. https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/community-sustainability/building-permits/building-permit-application/
 

If you have any questions, please email bpermits@lakeworthbeachfl.gov or call 561-586-1647.

EU Financial Difficulty Proactive Assistance

The Electric Utility energy conservation team has initiated an outreach service to customers who may be experiencing financial difficulties. The team has made 2167 outbound calls to customers and provided 92% of those who spoke with staff a referral to agencies who may be able to help them during their period of financial need.

 

Do Not Flush Disinfectant Wipes

You know what would make quarantine so much worse? Blocked sewage pipes! While you continue your disenfecting regimen it is important to remember not to flush disinfectant wipes down the toilet. They can block your pipe causing expensive plumbing repairs or block the City sewage pipes causing very angry neighbors!

 

Utility Bill Payments

Remember you do not need to come in to Lake Worth Beach offices in person to pay your bills. You can pay online, use pay near me to pay at a local business, or pay by mail. For more information please see https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/payments-portal/

Closures and Cancellations

The city’s up-to-date closures and cancellations list is being maintained on the City website. Please visit: https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/cancellations-closures/

School Food Service

Meal distribution at School District locations has returned to twice a week. Distributions will occur Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 51 locations. Each day, parents and guardians who pick up food will receive a kit with three days worth of meals for each child.

The Tuesday, Thursday distribution schedule will continue through the month of May.

Meals are FREE to anyone 18 years of age and younger (22 years of age and younger for ESE students), regardless of financial need. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided a waiver to allow parents/guardians to pick up meals without the child being present. The parent needs to provide confirmation of the number of children for whom they are picking up meals, by one of the following methods: student ID, student passport, student library card, student birth certificate, or a photo of the adult with the students for whom they are picking up meals.

The parent will show the identification to staff providing the meals, and meals will be provided for the number of children identified. The District follows food distribution rules as outlined by the USDA. Meals are not allowed to be picked up in bulk for multiple families. The parent or guardian must be present to receive the meals.

To limit person-to-person contact, please remember to adhere to social distancing. Those driving to one of the feeding sites are asked to open the trunk of their car or leave a seat open where staff can place the food. People walking up to a site should remember to maintain a distance of at least six feet. These measures are taken very seriously and are intended to keep everyone safe.

Meals provided may vary by location and may contain allergens. Adults picking up the food are asked to be vigilant and ensure they do not take food if allergies may be a concern. Food should be refrigerated or discarded if not consumed upon receipt.

Sites will also be distributing additional boxes of food for the families on Thursday at selected schools. Click here for the list of sites.
 

The Pre-Summer Food Service Program operated by the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department and Library System is offering meals at distribution sites in West Palm Beach, Greenacres, Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Lake Worth and Boca Raton.

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the pre-summer food service program will not be distributing meal kits on Monday, May 25, at Highridge Family Center, Palm Beach County Main Library, and the Greenacres Branch Library. Instead, those locations will distribute meals the following day, Tuesday, May 26, along with regularly scheduled distribution sites at the Lantana Road Branch and West Boca Branch libraries.

Meals are distributed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am. to 1 pm., or until all meal kits are distributed. Each eligible child receives a week’s worth of meals. Currently, the pre-summer feeding sites will be distributing food once per week, at each location through Wednesday, May 27.

Parents picking up kits without their child present must bring identification for the child. Acceptable forms include student ID, child’s passport or other government-issued ID, birth certificate, adoption decree, immunization records, and school demographics. Meal kits will not be provided to parents who do not bring their child or do not provide proper identification. Proper safety measures must be practiced.

Monday Distribution: 
Highridge Family Center, 4200 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach

Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach

Greenacres Branch Library, 3750 Jog Road, Greenacres

Tuesday Distribution: 
Lantana Road Branch Library, 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth

West Boca Branch Library, 18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton

Wednesday Distribution:
Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade

Loula V. York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee

Clarence E. Anthony Branch Library, 375 SW 2nd Ave., South Bay

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that school-aged children, 18 years and under, continue to receive nutritious meals beyond the school year and during the summer months (June – August) as well as times of emergency school closures.

Public Transport Updates

Palm Tran Fixed Route and Paratransit Resumes Regular Service

  • All passengers are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while riding.
  • The number onboard is limited to no more than 20 passengers on fixed-route buses.

Go Glades Service

  • Palm Tran’s western community bus service, Go Glades, Routes 1, 2, 3 and 4 are currently not running a regular service. You will be able to book a trip directly to and from your destination by calling: (561) 649-9838.
  • The Palm Tran call center (561) 841-4BUS (4287) is operating from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Many trip planning functions may be done through the Palm Tran app and on palmtran.org.

Tri-Rail

  • Passengers are urged to wear masks while riding. Tri-Rail continues to offer an amended schedule until further notice, with 18-trains every 2 hours starting at 4:17 a.m. on weekdays, and 12-trains every 3-hours starting at 5:17 a.m. on weekends. Trains have suspended fares.

Brightline

  • Train service is suspended until further notice.

PBC Courts

JURY DUTY

All jury selection proceedings are suspended through May 29. Jurors who were summonsed for jury duty through May 29 do not have to report for service. Those with questions regarding jury service can call 561-355-2930 or visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/jury.

CIRCUIT COURT

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit is limiting most face-to-face hearings. Anyone who enters the courthouse will undergo a non-invasive temperature scan. Any person who refuses to have their temperature taken or has a temperature of 100.4 º F, or higher, will not be permitted to enter the courthouses. For updated information, visit http://15thcircuit.com  

Small Business Support


Lake Worth Beach Local businesses and the downtown area are facing the threat of significantly reduced foot traffic and sales, due to ever changing protocol and regulations regarding the COVID-19. Below is a list of resources that could help your business.Latest Business News  Business Resources The SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19.Please click the link below for more information:https://bit.ly/3bYYdEX

For more information for Small Businesses please visit: https://lakeworthbeachfl.gov/sba-covid19/
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