COVID-19 UPDATES

This page will be updated as needed

If we all work together, we can protect the health and safety of our employees, patrons and the downtown community, which is our top priority. Social distancing will help slow the spread of COVID-19. For the next 8 weeks, the CDC recommends cancelling all events of 10 or more people.


Updates

Ongoing: City of West Palm Beach Updates on COVID-19: Click Here
March 24, 2020: Palm Beach County Emergency Order #3 – Click Here
March 24, 2020: Palm Beach County Emergency Order #2 – Click Here
March 20, 2020: State of Florida Executive Order Number 20-72 (non-essential elective medical procedures) – Click Here
March 18, 2020: SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses – Click Here  
March 18, 2020: CareerSource PBC Expands Assistance for Expected Unemployment Claims – Click Here  
March 17, 2020: West Palm Beach DDA Update Click Here
March 17, 2020: The State of Florida Issues Updates on COVID-19 – Click Here  
March 16, 2020: Governor DeSantis Activates Emergency Bridge Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 – Click Here


Postponed/ Cancelled Events:


Stay calm and shop local! We encourage you to call ahead for hours.

If you are thinking about ways to help small businesses from the comfort of your own home, you can!

The following locations have been designated as FREE 3-minute parking for only carry-out customers and delivery drivers:

  • Clematis Street Blocks 100 N., 100 S., 200, 300, 400, 500
  • Evernia Street 400 Block
  • N. Olive 100 Block
  • S. Olive 200 Block
  • S. Dixie 100 Block

Check out this list of local #DowntownWPB businesses that are offering curbside pick-up, delivery or take-out:

Guide: T= Take-Out, O=Online Ordering, C=Curbside Pick-Up, D=Delivery

Downtown Businesses:


Virtual Fun:

Armory Arts
Armory Arts is has virtual tours of both the Armory Artists and All Faculty Show can be found on their YouTube channel. To view them, Click Here.

Flagler Museum
Take a break from the headlines and travel to Henry Flagler’s Palm Beach mansion – virtually! The Flagler Museum offers a virtual tour of Whitehall’s first and second floors and the Flagler Kenan Pavilion on their website. To view the tour, Click Here.

Mandel Public Library
The library has a wide variety of digital offerings for library cardholders including e-books and audiobooks, streaming TV and movies, music downloads, databases and more. If you’re interested in using the library’s services virtually, Click Here.

Norton Museum of Art
The Norton Museum of Art is closed until further notice, but you can still get your art fix virtually by visiting their website and watching NortonShorts. NortonShorts are brief intriguing videos that provide a closer look into artists and artworks featured in special exhibitions and in the Norton collection. To view them, Click Here.

Palm Beach Improv
While the Improv’s shows are postponed until further notice, get some laughs in and follow the Improv on Instagram for live feeds featuring chats with comedians.

Rosemary Square
From cooking demos and gardening workshops to streamed comedy and concerts, to enjoy a lineup of Rosemary Square entertainment from the comfort of home, Click Here.

Saturday Soiree
Enjoy live performances from local musicians, including current contestant on NBC’s The Voice, Allegra Miles, in the comfort of your own home! A special Facebook Live Saturday Soiree streaming event will take place on Saturday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Wellness Hour with Fitness Hub
Wellness Hour is Back! We’ve teamed up with Fitness Hub Studios to provide this new and exciting live schedule. Tune into their Instagram LIVE on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Yoga
The Yoga Society and Soul Space Yoga & Wellness are now both utilizing Zoom to live stream classes for members and drop-ins. For instructions on how to sign up visit their respective Instagram pages.



Business Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted COVID-19. To learn more: Click Here.

Governor Ron DeSantis has activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations to determine which businesses may qualify for relief programs. To take the survey, visit www.floridadisaster.biz. For inquiries or assistance with the survey, businesses can contact Emergency Support Function 18 at ESF18@em.myflorida.com.  

Governor Ron DeSantis has now activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), provides short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury from COVID-19. To apply, Click Here. 

If your employment has been disrupted or terminated because of reasons related to stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus, you may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance. To learn more, Click Here.


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