What you need to know about COVID-19

Executive Orders Issued by Governor Ron DeSantis

#2020-87 Executive Order Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Vacation Rental Closures

This executive order bans vacation rentals across the state.

#20-86 Executive Order Additional Requirements of Certain Individuals Traveling to Florida 

All persons who enter the State of Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include the State of Louisiana, inclusive of those entering the State of Florida by roadways, to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person’s presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter.

#2020-85 Executive Order Emergency Management – COVID-19- Telehealth and Immunizations for State Group Insurance

Employees who have the SGI (State Group Insurance) providing coverage for immunization and preventive care for flu mitigation – enforce a stronger presence of tele health functions for care instead of in-person assessments (no additional costs to the employees)

#2020-83 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 — Protective Measures for Vulnerable Populations, Gatherings of Private Citizens and Density of the Workforce

All persons over 65 years of age are urged to stay home and to take other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. A public health advisory remains in effect against all social or recreational gatherings of 10 or more people.

#2020-82 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 — Isolation of Individuals Traveling to Florida
All persons who enter Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York), must isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person’ s presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter.

#2020-80 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 — Airport Screening and
Isolation Mandates airline passengers arriving into Florida on flights from New York and surrounding areas must undergo a 14-day quarantine. Travelers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will be subject to the mandatory quarantine. Anyone who violates this could be fined $500 and face 60 days in jail. Airline employees and those performing emergency health or military duties are exempt.

#2020-72 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Non-essential Elective Medical Procedures – 03/20/2020
All hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, office surgery centers, dental, orthodontic offices, and other health care practitioners’ offices in the State are prohibited from providing any medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedure or surgery which, if delayed, does not place a patient’s immediate health, safety, or wellbeing at risk.

#2020-71 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Alcohol Sales, Restaurants, and Gyms – 03/20/2020
All restaurants and food establishments may operate their kitchens for purpose of providing delivery or take-out services. Such vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off-premises.

#2020-70 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Broward and Palm Beach County Closures – 03/20/2020
All beaches remain closed in Palm Beach and Broward counties. All movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, gymnasiums, fitness studios. This does not apply to gyms and fitness centers which are amenities of hotels, which have a capacity of 10 persons or less, or are an amenity of a residential building.

#2020-69 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Local Government Public Meetings – 03/20/2020
Local government bodies may utilize communications media technology such as telephone and video conferencing.

#2020-68 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 regarding bars, beaches, and restaurants – 03/17/2020
Establishments that attract gatherings of more than 10 people and are more susceptible for
spreading COVID-19; must limit its occupancy to 50% of its current building occupancy and abide by the CDC’s “social distancing” guidelines.

#2020-52 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 Public Health Emergency – 03/09/2020
Each State agency may suspend the provisions of any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or the orders or rules of that agency.

#2020-51 Executive Order re: Establishes Coronavirus Response Protocol and Directs Public Health Emergency – 03/01/2020
The Florida Department of Health has been designated as the lead state agency to coordinate emergency response activities among the various state agencies and local governments.

Palm Beach County Orders and Actions

 

Executive Order 20-70 orders all beaches to close in Palm Beach and Broward counties. It orders all movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, gymnasiums, fitness studios. This does not apply to gyms and fitness centers which are amenities of hotels, which have a capacity of 10 persons or less or are an amenity of a residential building.

Executive Order 20-71 applies statewide and orders all restaurants and food establishments licensed under Chapters 500 and 509, Florida Statutes, to suspend on-premised food consumption for customers. Food establishment may operate their kitchens for the purpose of providing delivery or take-out services. It also orders all vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises to suspend the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink or in sealed containers for consumption on the premises. Such vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off-premises.

Boat Ramps – all boat ramps and marinas are closed to all recreational boating activities to include boat launching, in/out storage activities, and boat rentals in Palm Beach County until further notice. Licensed commercial fishermen who provide food for restaurants and markets, commercial marine operations, and support services are permitted to operate.

Lake Worth Beach Orders and Actions

Lake Worth Beach City Updates

Community Sustainability

Planning-Zoning, Building, Business, Historic

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.

You can also reach our other teams below.

Business License – 561-586-1647
blicense@lakeworthbeachfl.gov

Code Compliance – 561-586-1652
ccompliance@lakeworthbeachfl.gov

Planning and Zoning
561-586-1687
pzoning@lakeworthbeachfl.gov

Historic Preservation
561-586-1687
historicpreservation@lakeworthbeachfl.gov

 

Utilities

Customer Service & Payments

Start Utility Service – All requests previously taken care of by visiting our office in person can now be done online.

Stop or Modify Utility Service – Contact our Customer Service call center is available 24/7 by calling 561-533-7300

Cash Payments – Can be made at any CVS, 7-Eleven or Family Dollar by showing your account specific barcode to cashier. You can print or download your barcode by going to www.PayNearMe.com/LakeWorthBeach (account number is required).

Leisure Services

Recreation, Special Events, Casino and Beach Complex, Golf Course

The City of Lake Worth Beach has taken the precautionary action to cancel, and/or postpone most Recreation Programs, please visit our cancellation and closures page for a detailed list.

Municipal parks are closed to public use.  Please see Emergency order #3 from Palm Beach County or Click here.

There will be no park pavilion rentals available until the end of April. All municipal special event right of way permits issued through the end of April are rescinded immediately.

The Casino and Beach complex is currently not accepting rentals until May (this is subject to change).  Please reach out to our Special events division if you have additional Questions.

The Lake Worth Beach Golf Club will be closed until further notice.  For an up-to-date list please follow our closures and cancellation page.

Florida State Programs

Florida Department of Veterans Affairs is restricting visitor access to its State Veterans’ Homes until further notice, with the exception of essential visitors, such as ‎family members of those residents undergoing end-of-life care. In addition, admissions for network of state veterans’ homes is temporarily suspended.

If your employment has impacted by COVID-19, you may file a Reemployment Assistance Claim through CONNECT, Florida’s online Reemployment Assistance System  http://floridajobs.org/.

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