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Get Some Sun!

Be Smart. Do Your Part. Stay 6ft Apart!

The #LakeWorthBeach Bryant Park Boat Ramp has reopened, and is open for use every day from sunrise to sunset. There will be no overnight parking of vehicles or boats. Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times, while on the water all vessels must remain 50ft apart. Read more
 

The Lake Worth Beach Golf Course reopens this weekend (May 2). The course will only be open on weekends and there will be a limited number of tee times. Read more.

To book your tee time please visit https://lakeworthbeachgolfclub.com/

The Lake Worth Beach parks have reopened, and are open to visit every day from sunrise to sunset. This does NOT apply to the beach park which remains closed! Read more

 

As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. 

Protect yourself from COVID-19 while bringing in your mail & deliveries:
 Accept package deliveries or mail without coming into contact with your mailperson or delivery person
 After collecting mail from a post office or your mailbox, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
 Get more tips: https://bit.ly/34ucuqJ

A Quick Update from Mayor Pam

 

Lake Worth Beach Supply Distribution

Over the weekend Commissioner Maxwell directed the effort to distribute supplies to parts of the community that are in need. Working alongside community partners such as the Lake Worth Beach CRA and the Guatemalan Mayan Center, a selection of soap, hand sanitizer, gloves, and other supplies was distributed.

The City of Lake Worth Beach would like to thank our very kind sponsors who provided the supplies:

Scandia Lodge | EAU Palm Beach | The Palm Beach Resort

Lake Worth Beach CRA and LULA Lake Worth Arts in partnership with Paradiso Ristorante Lake Worth 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 1st.

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 1, 2020 • 12pm to 2pm
Paradiso Ristorante
625 Lucerne Avenue
Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460
Drive-up service begins in front of restaurant on
Lucerne Avenue in the left lane traveling west.

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

JOIN LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE IN KEEPING THE SHOW GOING……

SIGN UP NOW FOR OUR UPCOMING VIRTUAL CLASSES FOR ADULTS! https://www.lakeworthplayhouse.org/welcome/virtual-classes/

UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES:

Musical Theatre Jazz for Adults | Mondays from 5:30-6:30
Four Weeks: 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 | Price: $60 ($15 per class)
Taught by Katie Petronio

Introduction to Directing for Adults | Mondays from 6:30-8:00
Four Weeks: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25 | Price: $100 ($25 per class)
Taught by Daniel Eilola

Script Scrawling for Adults | Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30
Four Weeks: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 | Price: $60 ($15 per class)
Taught by James Cartee

Stage Makeup 101 | Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30
Four Weeks: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 | Price: $60 ($15 per class)
Taught by Ashlley Spinelli

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
Monday-Friday
11am-1pm | 3pm-5pm
Skype Link: https://meet.lync.com/sba123/jfhein/DRJCSWGT
Phone: (202) 765-1264; Conference ID – 143765659

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

TUESDAY, MAY 5TH

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

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

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

 

Children Services Council Funding

Hunger relief, baby and household supplies, and assistance with calls to 211 Helpline are among the programs supported through $234,690 in COVID-19 emergency funds released by Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County (CSC). Council’s funds are earmarked for food, basic needs (excluding shelter), and direct services to children and families. More info

 

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 http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr

Dave’s Last Resort Reopens for Curbside Pickup and Delivery Orders

Dave’s Last Resort has reopened for customers who wish to order meals for takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery. Please see here for the current menu https://daveslastresort.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-VIRUS-MENU-1page.pdf

Another Successful Meeting

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

The following meetings are coming up:
May 5 | Commission Meeting | 6pm
May 13 | HRPB Meeting | 6pm
May 20 | Planning & Zoning Meeting | 6pm

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

Step Challenge


The FREE #LakeWorthBeach Mount Kilimanjaro Step Challenge is coming to a close! 4 participants managed the full 128,262 steps to reach the peak while many others are almost up the peak.

Look out for our next challenge coming soon!
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 42% completion rate which is 10% lower than Florida and Palm Beach Counties completion rates. Only 25.2% 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 66.9% 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 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

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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.

U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment Assistance

COVID-19 Testing Available

Telephone registration and appointment scheduling for COVID-19 testing is now available in Palm Beach County from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Individuals requesting testing will be approved through telephone screening conducted by The Healthcare District of Palm Beach County.
Health Care District of Palm Beach County testing line: (561) 642-1000

On-site testing (swab sample collection) is available at:

  • FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

    • 5444 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

    • (561) 642-1000

  • South County Civic Center

    • 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446

    • (561) 804-0250

Pre Approval and appointments are required.

Click here for more detailed information.

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.

Beach Closed

The Beach and the Beach Park remain closed to ALL VEHICULAR, BICYCLE, AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC! The only exception being made is for those in vehicles that are picking up food from Benny’s or Kilwins.

We must request that you do NOT come to the beach unless you are collecting food from Benny’s or Killwins!

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 1043 outbound calls to customers and provided them with 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

 

Schools across Palm Beach County are distributing ‘Grab and Go’ bags. Hours for Food distribution will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Starting Monday, April 13th and until further notice, the 35 feeding sites will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Two days’ worth of meals will be provided each day. Meals distributed will be lunch and dinner only.

 

On April 27, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Summer Food Service Program, in partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System, began pre-summer feeding at six sites throughout Palm Beach County. Sites will distribute seven days’ worth of meals to each eligible child.  Meal distribution will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 pm, or until all meal kits are distributed. Currently, pre-summer feeding sites will distribute food once a week through Wednesday, May 27. Parents picking up kits without their child present must bring identification for the child. Acceptable forms of identification 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.  Families without transportation may walk up to collect meal kits. Proper COVID-19 safety measures must be practiced by all families, including but not limited to social distancing and wearing facial coverings.  
  • 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
  • Wednesday Distribution:
    • Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade
    • Loula V. York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Rd., Pahokee
    • Clarence E. Anthony Branch Library, 375 SW 2nd Ave., South Bay
 

 

Palm Tran Updates

All passengers should 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.

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 on 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.

PBC Courts

 

All scheduled foreclosure sales are cancelled up to and including 5/1/2020. 

All grand jury proceedings, jury selection proceedings, and criminal and civil jury trials remain suspended until further order of the Court.  Non essential court proceedings will be suspended through the end of business on 5/1/2020, unless the presiding judicial officer determines that the matter may be effectively conducted remotely with all parties using communication equipment.

Sheriff Bradshaw stated PBSO would not enforce evictions until further notice.

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

Learn more: https://bit.ly/39yeHCe

 

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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