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PALM BEACH COUNTY: Phase 2 Begins, It’s A Multi-Month Process

Boca Raton Coronavirus COVID-19 Florida Palm Beach County

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNwesNow.com) — A modified “phase 2” is now underway in Palm Beach County.

Starting at 12:01 this morning, bowling alleys have the green light to reopen to 50 percent, escape rooms, movie theaters at 50 percent, playhouses at 33 percent, skating center at 25 people, trampoline centers at 50 percent other indoor venues are allowed to reopen for the first time in months.

Restaurants may increase indoor seating capacity to 50-percent. Museums, libraries and gyms may open to full capacity.

Comedy clubs are still closed, as are bingo parlors, auditoriums and concert houses. They may be allowed to open on October 19th.

The complete phase 2 plan continues through November 2nd, but may be extended if the positivity rate rises. There is concern that a “twindemic” of COVID-19 and the flu, mixed with vacationers from other parts of the country traveling to South Florida, will set Palm Beach County back before the final stage of phase 2 is reached.

Read the complete plan, below.


Is Palm Beach County In Phase 2?

Palm Beach County, Florida is now in “Phase 2.” But unlikely other parts of Florida, Palm Beach County’s phase 2 reopening plan has several stages that will he implemented through November. There are still significant restrictions on businesses and restaurants. Palm Beach County’s mandatory facial covering rule remains in effect.


Paul Saperstein


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