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JUNE 2020
At the June 23rd meeting the board voted unanimously to mandate facial coverings be worn in all businesses, public places, government buildings and on PalmTran.

The vote followed a significant increase in the number of new positive cases that prompted us to act.

These are common sense measures that we put in place in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Palm Beach County.

In this newsletter you can read all about it.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!
Gregg
MANDATORY FACIAL COVERINGS

WHAT ARE FACIAL COVERINGS AND WHO HAS TO WEAR THEM
Palm Beach County Facial Coverings Frequently Asked Questions
Updated through Emergency Order 20-12


What is a facial covering? What does it do?

Facial coverings help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep you and those around you safe. The use of facial coverings may reduce transmission by more than 50%. Facial coverings should cover your nose and your mouth and comply with the CDC recommendations. For CDC guidance on selection, use, and sanitization of facial coverings see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/preventgettingsick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html. Please note facial coverings are in addition to, and not a substitute for, the required social distancing. [EO 20-12, Section 5]


What are some examples of facial coverings?
Examples of face coverings include but are not limited to masks, clothing covering, scarf, bandana, handkerchief, or other similar cloth covering secured in place. Clear, plastic facial shields attached to a headboard that extend below the chin are also suitable facial coverings. [EO 20-12, Section 5]

Who has to wear a facial covering and when?
Generally stated, facial coverings must be worn by all persons when obtaining any good or service from any establishment, and by all persons working in those establishments during in-person interactions with the public (regardless of distance). These general rules apply to all businesses, including but not limited to restaurants, retail establishments, hotels, grocery stores, gyms, pharmacies, indoor recreational facilities, and vehicles for hire. [EO 20-12, Section 4]

The persons who must wear facial coverings include:
a. Members of the public when obtaining any good or service or otherwise visiting any establishment (which includes businesses and amenities), including entering, exiting, and otherwise moving around within the establishment
b. Workers in an establishment of any type that is permitted to operate in Palm Beach County while engaged in in-person interactions with the public
c. Workers in restaurants or other food establishments

WHERE DO I HAVE TO WEAR FACIAL COVERINGS

Are masks required to be worn on school campuses?

This order does not address the wearing of masks on school campuses that are governed by the School District of Palm Beach County. That decision should rest with the Superintendent of Schools and the School Board of Palm Beach County.

My office is now open. Do I have to wear a facial covering at work? Do my customers have to wear a facial covering?
Yes. Businesses must ensure that employees wear facial coverings in the workplace. Social distancing of six feet should be practiced to the maximum extent possible, even when facial coverings are worn. In addition, the business must require customers, clients, and other visitors to the business to wear facial coverings in accordance with the requirements of Palm Beach County Emergency Orders. [EO 20-12, Section 4.a.]

Do I need to wear a mask at my personal desk or in my personal office?
If an individual is able to properly socially distance in accordance with CDC guidelines while sitting at their personal desk or within the confines of their individual office, that person may remove their mask. If that individual is actively engaged with the public or if others are in their office, they must wear masks. Masks shall be worn when walking around an office to other areas including restrooms, other offices, public spaces, and entries and exits.

Are masks required to be worn at restaurants? Who has to wear facial coverings and when?
You must wear a facial covering at all times when at a restaurant, including when entering, exiting, and otherwise moving around within the establishment, except during the shortest practical period when you are actually eating or drinking. [EO 20-12, Section 4.a. and Section 4.e.5.]. For example, the facial covering should be worn when arriving at the restaurant, while waiting to be seated (whether waiting inside or outside nearby the facility), while waiting to be served, when up and about such as to use the facilities, and when the meal is completed and waiting to pay. Facial coverings do not need to be worn when you are consuming food or beverages. All restaurant staff who have direct customer contact must wear facial coverings at all times. All employees handling food must wear facial coverings. [EO 20-12, Section 4.a. and Section 4.e.5.] Back of house staff who are not in contact with the public should wear masks unless there is a safety hazard associated with their particular task.

Will restaurants and retail establishments be required to post signs about this mask order?
Yes. All businesses and establishments as provided for in Section 4 of this Order shall conspicuously post signage in multiple languages including English, Spanish and Creole as required in Section 7 of the Order.

Do I have to wear facial coverings when I ride public transit?
All persons utilizing the County’s Palm Tran transit services including fixed route, Palm Tran Connection, Go Glades, and any other transit service provided by Palm Tran, shall wear facial coverings at all times when entering, riding, or exiting the bus or transit vehicle. [EO 20-12, Section 4c.]

Do I have to wear facial coverings in a County or City building?
All persons accessing governmental buildings for the purposes of conducting public business, visitation, contracting and maintenance, delivery, or any other activity requiring a presence in a governmental building shall wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC at all times while present in the building. For purposes of this section, governmental buildings shall mean any Palm Beach County or municipal-owned  and operated buildings including, but not limited to, office buildings, service centers, and libraries. [EO 20-12, Section 4.d.]

Do I have to wear a facial covering at the gym?
If you are at a gym or fitness center (including similar establishments, such as indoor recreation facilities, dance studios, yoga studios, boxing clubs, etc.), you must wear a facial covering except when actively engaged in exercising and maintaining social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines. [EO 20-12, Section 4.e.4.]. Staff at the gym or fitness facility must wear facial coverings. [EO 20-12, Section 4.a.]

Do I have to wear a facial covering in a park?
Generally yes. Unless another exception applies, facial coverings are required to be worn in a park whenever you cannot consistently maintain at least six feet (6’) of social distance from any person who is not in your household or group. [EO 20-12, Section 4.b.]

Do I have to wear a facial covering while shopping at a retail store?
Yes. Unless another exception applies (EO 20-12, Section 4.e.1-8), facial coverings must be worn by persons obtaining goods or services at the grocery store, the mall, or any other retail establishment. [EO 20-12, Section 4.a.] Please note that these requirements apply both while inside the establishment and while entering or leaving the establishment, including while leaving for short periods of time.

Do I have to wear a facial covering on the beach? At the pool? On a boat? In any outdoor location?
Facial coverings are required to be worn on the beach, at a pool, on a boat whenever you cannot consistently maintain at least six feet (6’) of social distance from any person who is not in your household or group (other than when use of the beach or water necessarily precludes the wearing of a facial covering, such as while swimming, surfing, or otherwise exercising). [EO 20-12, Section 4.b.] Generally, if you are outdoors in locations where you cannot maintain consistent social distancing you must wear a mask.

Do I have to wear a facial covering on the golf course?
Facial coverings are required to be worn on the golf course where socially distancing guidelines are not possible or are not being practiced. In addition, golf course and beverage cart staff must wear facial covering during in-person interactions with the public. [EO 20-12, Section 4.b.]

I’m getting a haircut, shave, manicure, or other personal service. Do I have to wear a facial covering if I am receiving a service? Does the stylist or service provider have to wear a facial covering?
Yes, you must wear a facial covering to the full extent practicable for the service required. If you are obtaining a manicure, for example, you must wear a facial covering throughout the service. If you are obtaining a shave, you must wear a facial covering except during the shortest practical period of time when the service requires removal of the facial covering. Personal service employees must wear facial coverings when working. [EO 20-12, Section 4.e.5.]

Do I have to wear a facial covering while at a hotel?
Guests must wear facial coverings in check-in areas, elevators, and all other common spaces, but not in rented rooms. [EO 20-12, Section 4a.] The facial covering requirements applicable to the specific use areas (such as restaurants and fitness centers) shall be required in accordance with the specific use areas. For example, at hotel restaurants, please refer to the guidelines for restaurants. [EO 20-12, Section 4.a.]

Do I have to wear masks in my apartment buildings and condominiums?
When an individual is in their own apartment building or condominium and in their unit, they are not required to wear masks; however, if they are in common areas of the buildings where interaction with others is possible, they must wear facial coverings.

EXCEPTIONS TO WEARING FACIAL COVERINGS PER THE ORDER

Are there exceptions to the facial covering requirements?
Yes. The persons who are not required to wear facial coverings are as follow:

a. Children under the age 2 should not wear a facial covering and children of any age while in the custody of licensed childcare facilities (including daycare)
b. Persons prohibited from wearing facial coverings by Federal or State safety or health regulations
c. Public safety, fire, or other life safety personnel that have personal protective equipment requirements governed by their respective agencies
d. Individuals while actively engaged in exercise and maintaining social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines
e. Persons receiving goods or services from a business or establishment for the shortest practical period of time during which the receipt of such goods or services necessarily precludes the wearing of a facial covering (such as eating, drinking, or receiving a facial grooming)
f. Persons who have a medical condition that makes the wearing of a facial covering unsafe such as asthma, COPD, other conditions that reduce breathing or lung capacity
g. Persons for whom wearing a facial covering conflicts with their religious beliefs or practices
h. Facial coverings may be removed temporarily while assisting persons who are hearing impaired or who rely on reading lips in order to communicate [EO 20-12, Section 4.e.1-8]

I have an exception to the facial covering requirements, but an establishment will not let me in. What can I do?
Palm Beach County has established certain exceptions to the County requirements for facial coverings. Please note that a business may deny access for any legitimate nondiscriminatory reason. If you believe an establishment is treating you inappropriately, you may want to discuss your concern with management of the establishment if you feel comfortable doing so. [EO 20-12, Section 4.e.1-8] The establishment has a right to provide an alternative means of service such as curbside delivery, takeout, or outside dining where social distancing is possible. 

I have a health condition that does not allow me to wear a facial covering, but businesses are refusing to grant me access. What can I do?
You may consider showing the County’s Emergency Order 20-12 to the business and explaining that you fall within the exception. However, please note that a business may deny access for any legitimate nondiscriminatory reason. [EO 20-12, Section 4.e.1-8] The establishment has a right to provide an alternative means of service such as curbside delivery, takeout, or outside dining where social distancing is possible.

If my faith precludes me from wearing a facial covering, do I have to wear one?
No. If wearing of a facial covering is subject to a religious objection, you are not subject to the Palm Beach County facial covering requirement. Please note, however, that an establishment may deny access for any legitimate nondiscriminatory reason. [EO 20-12, Section 4.e.7.]

I have a health condition that does not allow me to wear a facial covering. Do I need to show medical proof before seeking access to a business or other establishment?
No, at this time, the County’s Emergency Orders do not require that you provide medical proof of a health condition that renders you exempt from the requirement to wear a facial covering. Please note, however, that a municipality or individual establishment may impose other or additional requirements.

ENFORCEMENT OF THE ORDER

What are the consequences of violating an Emergency Order? How do I report a violation of the Emergency Orders?

Violation of this Emergency Order may be subject to civil enforcement action. Civil enforcement of a violation may include fines up to $250 for first violations and up to $500 for each additional violation. If you know or suspect that a particular establishment is in violation of an applicable order, you should report the suspected violation to (561)-24COVID. These penalties may be imposed upon an individual as well as an establishment. [EO 20-12, Section 8]

How will this Order be enforced?
The County has set up COVID-19 Education Compliance Teams that consist of representatives from state and local agencies including the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach County Code Enforcement and Fire Rescue, The Florida Department of Health – Palm Beach County and police departments from Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach. Team members will proactively conduct spot inspections of local businesses and public venues, noting where masks are not being worn and/or social distancing is not being consistently practiced, and will enforce this order with the prescribed penalties.
 

For more information contact:
COVID Education Compliance Team 
561-24COVID (561-242-6843) 
covidcompliance@pbcgov.org


Can a business be held liable if people do not wear facial coverings in their establishments?
All businesses and establishments as provided for in Section 4 of this Order shall ensure compliance with the provisions of this Order and shall establish a process for verification of compliance upon customer entry into the establishment. A failure to establish and ensure such compliance may result in fines, penalties, and/or any other enforcement measures against the business as set forth in this order and as otherwise authorized by law. [EO 20-12, Section 6]

CLOSED BEACHES

Emergency Order Issued Closing Beaches
July 4th Weekend

Palm Beach County issues order 2020-013
Effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020

This order applies in all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County.

All public, municipal, and private beaches, including all beach parks, in Palm Beach County shall be closed from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Restaurants and retail establishments within beach parks may remain open subject to the restrictions included in current State and local emergency orders applicable to Palm Beach County, including, but not limited to, any occupancy restrictions.

FOOD PICKUP LOCATIONS

SCHOOL DISTRICT FEEDING SITES
 Food distribution is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Grab & Go Meals are FREE to students 18 years of age and younger (22 years of age and younger for ESE students), regardless of financial need. Twice-a-week food distribution will resume on Tuesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 9. The full list of food distribution sites may be viewed here.
 
Summer Food Service Program
In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will not be distributing meal kits on Friday, July 3, at the Acreage Branch Library and the Puffin Learning Center. Instead, the Acreage Branch Library will distribute meals on Wednesday, July 1, and the Puffin Learning Center will distribute meals on Thursday, July 2, along with regularly scheduled distribution sites throughout the county.
Regularly scheduled distribution will resume Monday, July 6. To check dates of service for all SFSP meal distribution sites, click here.

The SFSP provides meals and snacks to eligible children age 18 and under during the summer months (June through August) and in times of emergency. Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled. Youth Services administers and monitors this program, funded by USDA and the Department of Education. Sites are located throughout Palm Beach County in low-income neighborhoods.

Parents picking up kits without their child present must bring identification for the child. 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.

Sites will continue to distribute seven days’ worth of meals to each eligible child once a week through Friday, August 7. For locations and times of service, visit summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com.

Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has expanded the benefit sign-ups to five Library locations.
 
Mondays & Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
14350 Hagen Ranch Road
Delray Beach, 33446
Contact: James Vil, 517-7533
 
Mondays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jupiter Branch
705 Military Trail
Jupiter, 33458

Contact: Mario Mendez, 345-5085
 
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Main Library
3650 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, 33406
Contact: Riquet Lucien, 316-0895
 
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Glades Road Branch
20701 95th Avenue South
Boca Raton, 33434
Contact: Mario Mendez, 345-5085
 
Fridays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lantana Road Branch
4020 Lantana Road
Lake Worth, 33462
Contact: Mario Mendez, 345-5085
 
Members must make an appointment by calling the numbers above. They can also email the food bank at Benefits@pbcfoodbank.org to schedule appointments or ask questions.
 
Food Finder Map
United Way has launched an Interactive Food Finder map to assist in locating food and hot meals across Palm Beach County.


FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA
Feeding South Florida Calendar of Food Distributions at www.feedingsouthflorida.org/covid19
These sites provide groceries in a drive-thru style. The list is updated daily.

JUNE BCC BRIEFS

At the June 2 and 16, 2020, Board of County Commissioners meetings, the board took the following action:

COVID-19 – received an update from Dr. Alina Alonso, director of the Florida Department of Health-Palm Beach County and Emergency Management Director Bill Johnson on local COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Dr. Alonso reported a significant spike in new cases, noting the highest number of new cases (1,439) was in the 25-34 age group. The positivity rate countywide has increased as well. Dr. Alonso attributed the trend reversal mainly to more people being out in public who are not practicing safe social distancing and wearing masks. The board agreed to discuss possibly instituting a mandatory mask order at a June 23 workshop.

Clerk & Comptroller – approved a budget transfer of $4.5 million from general fund contingency reserves to the Clerk of Court Fund 1903 and an emergency fund agreement with the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County to repay the funds to the county if the Florida Legislature allocates funding relating to the Clerk’s COVID-19 budgetary shortfall or excess court related funds are available. Funding will be used to pay the salaries of essential employees at the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office due to the decline of court-related revenues, affiliated with COVID-19.

Anti-hate – adopted a resolution denouncing anti-semitism, anti-Asian bigotry, and all hateful speech, violent action and the spread of misinformation related to COVID-19 that casts blame, promotes racism or discrimination or harms the county’s Asian and Pacific Islander, Jewish, immigrant or other communities, and urges residents to join us in calling attention to these harms and denouncing hate to help keep us all safe during this unprecedented pandemic and beyond.

Dentists – adopted an ordinance adding Section 27-81 that requires dentists who handle dental amalgam or tooth fillings to pretreat their wastewater to remove dental amalgam before it enters the county’s wastewater conveyance system. The EPA has determined that dental clinics are the main source of mercury in wastewater conveyance systems and mercury is a component of dental amalgam. Dental offices subject to the ordinance must install a certified amalgam separator by July 14, allow inspections by the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD), and complete a one-time compliance report and forward it to the PBCWUD pretreatment coordinator by October 12. Dental offices that do not place or remove dental amalgam must provide a statement to the PBCWUD pretreatment coordinator by July 14.

Palm Tran grants – adopted a resolution authorizing a Section 5310 grant application for the replacement of 10 Palm Tran paratransit vehicles at a total project cost of $906,000. This grant requires a 10 percent local match. The board also approved the filing of a grant application with the Federal Transit Administration in the amount of $50.7 million under the CARES Act for capital and operating expenses to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and maintain operations. No local match and no county funds are required.

Palm Tran Connection – authorized a grant agreement with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (FCTD) in the amount of $4.164 million for the Trip & Equipment Grant Program to provide Palm Tran Connection service trips and discounted daily and monthly fixed-route passes. The county was awarded a grant of $3.747 million which requires a 10 percent local match for a total project of $4.164 million. The total anticipated cost to provide transportation disadvantage service is $6.732 million. The county is required to overmatch $2.568 million to maintain the program at its current level. The required local match and overmatch are included in the proposed FY-2021 budget

Conveyance – authorized the sale of a small vacant parcel of county-owned property in unincorporated Jupiter to Jeremy Stauffer for $5,000. The .06-acre parcel is unbuildable and serves no present or future county purpose. Mr. Stauffer was the highest bidder among adjacent property owners.

SHIP – approved a budget amendment of $370,738 to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund budget to recognize a funding increase to the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) program grant award. The Florida Housing Finance Corporation recently awarded the county an additional $370,738 in SHIP funds for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, increasing the total allocation from $1,494,822 to $1,865,560. These SHIP funds are to be used to implement various affordable housing programs and other related activities. These are state funds that require no local match.

Roads – approved on first reading and to advertise for public hearing on July 14 amendments to the county’s Five-Year Road Program. A mid-year modification of the Five-Year Road Program is required to be considered each year.

Caron of Florida – approved the issuance of revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $52.803 million for Caron of Florida, Inc. to finance construction, installation and equipping of a new medical and detox facility at 4675 W. Linton Blvd. in Delray Beach and the acquisition and renovation of Fairways on the Green, a residential facility for extended care treatment services to individuals suffering from chemical dependency, sexual trauma and gambling addiction located at 2045 Lowson Blvd. in Delray Beach. The new facility will add 114 full-time equivalent positions. The existing Fairways on the Green facility will retain 100 employees. The project’s five-year economic impact is estimated at $262.9 million. No county funds nor its taxing power, faith or credit are involved.

Highridge Family Center – approved a work order to the annual heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contract with Farmer & Irwin Corp. in the approximate amount of $300,000 to replace two chillers at the Highridge Family Center. The existing chiller units are more than 10 years old with corroded coils and are at the end of their useful life.

Fire Rescue – agreed to rename a rule in the comprehensive plan that requires three personnel aboard every Fire Rescue truck in honor of Ron Jarriel who was instrumental in getting the safety measure in place. The retired county firefighter and former Loxahatchee Groves Town Council member passed away in April, 2020.

Non-congregate sheltering – approved a finding of emergency establishing that the design and renovation of two county-owned properties would be the most effective way to meet non-congregate sheltering needs in the Glades region. To implement the multisite non-congregate sheltering program, a capital appropriation of up to $5 million in CARES Act funding was approved for the facility in Pahokee and an additional $500,000 in funding for capital improvements at the Belle Glade facility. Annual operational costs for both sites are estimated at $2.2 million.

Mobile app – approved an emergency contract with Shield Group Technology in the approximate amount of $875,000 for an exclusive mobile app to help prevent the spread COVID-19. County residents can download the free app and be discreetly notified if they come within 6 to 13 feet of someone who has tested positive and who has voluntarily downloaded their test information. There is no tracking involved; the notification remains active on your phone for 21 days.

Reopening – authorized the mayor to execute letters to the state endorsing reopening plans for amusement attractions and entertainment venues without further board review or approval.

Black Elected Officials – heard from several local black elected leaders expressing outrage and demanding change in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. They called on county officials to hold public conversations encouraging reforms that can be enacted locally, such as prohibiting the use of excessive force by police including chokeholds or putting pressure on the neck or throat, independent investigations of police-involved deaths, and creation of a registry of complaints filed against officers. Staff was directed to organize an open dialogue town hall event with citizens, civic leaders, law enforcement officials, the State Attorney’s and Public Defender’s offices, the Judiciary, the Criminal Justice Commission, and the Bar Association.

External audit – approved a three-year contract with RSM US LLP in the amount of $2,588,488 ($862,816 per year) for external auditing services, through July 31, 2023. The contract includes two two-year renewal options at the county’s discretion. RSM was selected in part because it has a significant number of major clients similar in size to Palm Beach County and was the highest ranked proposer by an External Auditor Selection Committee comprised of representatives from each of the constitutional offices and the BCC. The board agreed to review the company’s performance approximately 18 months before the initial term expires, which would give staff enough time to conduct a new RFP process if the contract is not renewed.

Budget – received a report from Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks on property values in Palm Beach County and anticipated 2021 property tax revenue.

Water Utilities – adopted a resolution revising the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department's (PBCWUD) Uniform Policies and Procedures Manual (UPAP), which contains fees, standards, legal documents, policies and procedures that govern the provision of potable water, reclaimed water and wastewater services within the Water Utilities service area. Proposed changes to the UPAP include allowing the department director to have the authority to modify/waive rates, fees, and charges not to exceed $200,000 for new or existing customers where there are unusual or extenuating circumstances which support the application of said modification or waiver.

Utility right of ways – adopted a resolution authorizing the county administrator or designee to execute subordination of utility interest instruments associated with right of way conveyances from developers and property owners. Subordination instruments require the utility company to relocate any facilities in a right of way, when and if requested by the county.

CARES Act grants– Received an update from Administrator Baker that during the first week of the CARES Restart Business Grants Program, 80 local eligible companies have been issued a total of $1,365,612. Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability began accepting online entries on Friday, May 22 and has received 3,961 applications. CARES Restart Business Grants Program was approved on May 19, 2020 by the BCC to accelerate the reopening process for businesses directly impacted by Executive Orders for COVID-19.

Conveyance – approved conveyance of the county’s interest in an unbuildable 1,450-square-foot parcel of surplus property to the city of Boynton Beach at no charge. The parcel located at NW 1st Street was acquired by tax deed and serves no present or future county purpose. It is being conveyed to the city pursuant to Florida Statutes, which require conveyance of surplus property acquired by tax deed to the municipality in which it is located. The county will retain mineral and petroleum rights, but without rights of entry and exploration.

RESPOND TO THE CENSUS

We need you now more than ever!

Our State, country and the entire world is suffering due to this horrific pandemic. Our lives have been affected very drastically. Cities, counties and states cannot do it alone, the Federal government  is stepping in to support our needs and they are doing it based on population count.  They will pull the numbers from the 2010 Census and determine how much money each affected county and city need. 

The numbers collected from the 2020 Census will be used for the next 10 years. We need a complete count of our entire population so we can serve each one appropriately! 

Palm Beach County residents should have received their invitation to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire. All residents are urged to complete the questionnaire as soon as they can.
 
It's fast, safe, secure, and confidential. Information and privacy are protected.

Responding to the Census helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.

Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and political representation at all levels of government. You Count In Palm Beach County!


Respond to the 2020 Census online here.

EXECUTIVE ORDERS

Questions related to the coronavirus?
Call the Florida Department of Health's Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-779-6121 which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week or  email COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

Also visit http://pbchd.org for the latest health information. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For the latest information and updates from Palm Beach County, visit http://pbcgov.com/coronavirus.

Executive Orders link here

Have any ideas, suggestions, concerns?

Contact Us!

We are here to help you!
Administrative Assistants to Commissioner Gregg K. Weiss:

Niels Heimeriks
Constituent Issues
NHeimeriks@pbcgov.org

Office: 561-355-4966   Cell: 561-371-1089

Virginia Savietto 
Constituent Issues
VSavietto@pbcgov.org

Office: 561-355-2209   Cell: 561-324-9621

Paul Razza 
Scheduling & Constituent Issues
PRazza@pbcgov.org

Office: 561-355-2202  

Website: www.pbcgov.com/D2
Email us as a group: district2@pbcgov.org


Contact PBC Commissioner Gregg Weiss, District 2 at:
301 N. Olive Avenue, 12th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: 561-355-2202
Email: district2@pbcgov.org
Website: www.pbcgov.com/D2
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