Lake Worth Beach
Lake Worth Beach

COVID19 Testing Available!

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. Visit to find the one nearest you and get the test.

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

For an up-to-date list visit

(Following direction from the State of Florida, the following state supported community based testing centers will be closed Friday and Saturday: FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, South County Civic Center and Lakeside Medical Center. Friday will be a partial tear-down day to ensure equipment is secured in anticipation of possible severe weather on Saturday, leaving time Sunday to reassemble the site for testing to resume on Monday. The Health Care District’s COVID-19 Testing Hotline will also be closed Friday to reschedule patients who are impacted and provide them with priority appointments for next week.  The Testing Hotline will reopen Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8 a.m. to resume scheduling appointments for testing.)

Beach Parking Reopens 

Lake Worth Beach has reopened 25% of parking at the Beach Complex, including all resident decal parking. This reopening does NOT infer a reopening of the Beach or the Pier but is to facilitate those parking for the purpose of patronizing Benny’s on the Beach, Kilwins, Lake Worth Beach T-Shirt Co, and/or Mamma Mia’s.

Parking meters will be active and the public is encouraged to utilize the ParkMobile app ( 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.



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:

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Wear a mask whenever you are around others
  • Clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Avoid touching your face

Learn more about staying safe and healthy at


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?

A Quick Update from Mayor Pam


Florida Library Association
Outstanding Citizen Award

Lake Worth Beach is very proud to announce that local resident, Mary Lindsey, has been awarded the 2020 Outstanding Citizen Award by the Florida Library Association for her exceptional work in leading the Lake Worth Beach Little Free Library project. Growing to over 100 libraries, Lake Worth Beach now has more Little Free Libraries per capita than anywhere else in the world. The Lake Worth Beach Little Free Library team of Stewards, Artists, Builders, Donors, City Electeds, and City Staff, led by Mary have distributed more than 400,000 books since November 2015! 

Congratulations to Mary and to all who have made the Lake Worth Beach Little Free Library project such a shining gem in our City’s crown!

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

• 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

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

Palm Beach County 
Phase One Reopening 

Palm Beach County began Phase 1 reopening on May 11. 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 25 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 25 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: [].

Small Business Administration 
Disaster Loan Virtual Office Hours 

The US Small Business Administration will host virtual office hours to answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.

Office Hours
11am-1pm | 3pm-5pm
Skype Link:
Phone: (202) 765-1264; Conference ID – 143765659



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:

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.

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:

Bulk Amnesty Week!

Got bulk? Here’s your opportunity to dispose of it:

  • Zone 3 will be collected on Friday, May 15 (the 3rd Friday of each month).
  • Zone 1 will be collected on Monday, May 18 (the 3rd Monday of each month).
  • Zone 4 will be collected on Tuesday, May 19 (the 3rd Tuesday of each month).
  • Zone 2 will be collected on Thursday, May 21 (the 3rd Thursday of each month).

Residents can put out up to 4 cubic yards of material.

Accepted materials include:

  • · Furniture
  • · Mattresses
  • · Appliances
  • · Box Springs
  • · Other Similar Items


Unacceptable materials include:

  • · Vegetation of any kind
  • · Rocks and dirt
  • · Wood
  • · Metal
  • · Car Parts
  • · Construction Debris including roofing materials, cabinets, doors, drywall, fencing, concrete, plumbing fixtures, tubs
  • · Tires
  • · Steel
  • · Hazardous Materials including oil, paint, and toxic chemicals

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 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:

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:


Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation

Business owners with questions or concerns regarding bar/nightclub and restaurant closures or short term rentals, as well as restrictions on short term rentals may call the main DBPR Customer Contact Center at (850) 487-1395 or monitor the main DBPR website at

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 19 | Commission Meeting | 6pm
May 20 | Planning & Zoning Meeting | 6pm
May 21 | Special Commission Meeting | 6pm

Meetings can be watched at
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: 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:

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% completion rate which is 11% lower than Florida and Palm Beach Counties completion rates. Only 27% 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 71.4% 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

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

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

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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. 


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
Utility assistance (LIHEAP & EHEAP) – (561) 355-4792
Rental and emergency services assistance – (561) 904-7900

Visit our website at 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

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

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.…/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


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 or
Nephateri Burrell – 561- 681-7241 email address

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


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

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!


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

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.

If you have any questions, please email or call 561-586-1647.

Beach Closed

The Beach, the Pier, and the Beach Park remain closed! 

The beautiful Lake  Worth Beach will still be here when this has passed, so for now enjoy it through pictures and Stay Home to fight the virus!

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

Closures and Cancellations

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

School Food Service

Meal distribution at School District locations has returned to twice a week. Distributions will occur Tuesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 14 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.

Public Transport Updates

Palm Tran Fixed Route and Paratransit

  • All passengers are required to have a mask covering their nose and mouth while riding.
  • The number of people onboard has been limited to no more than 15 passengers.
  • Palm Tran Fixed-Route continues to operate on a Saturday schedule except routes 1, 2, 3, 43  
    and 62 which are on a regular weekday schedule. Sundays continue to operate on a
    Sunday schedule.
  • Palm Tran Connection is essential trips only.
  • Please anticipate delays.
  • Palm Tran will resume a normal schedule on May 18.

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


  • 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.


  • Train service is suspended until further notice.

PBC Courts


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


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  

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:

For more information for Small Businesses please visit:
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