Many South Florida’s popular attractions are being to reopen to the public in the upcoming days, one of them being the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium which is set to reopen next week after months of being closed.

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is opening this weekend, just in time for Memorial Day. Memorial Day is this upcoming Monday, May 25th.

The Science Center and Aquarium will open their doors Friday, May 22nd, 23rd and 24th for members only and the all guests are welcomed starting Monday, May 25th. Existing members of the Science Center will receive a 3-month extension on their membership to make up for lost time.

The Science Center will open with limited capacity and all guests and staff are required to wear a…

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Good news for beach goers, Martin County will open its beaches to nonresidents starting today, Wednesday, May 20th. Previously, beaches in Martin County have been opened since May 8th to residents only.

For the past few weeks, there were electric signs posted saying that deputies would be checking ID’s and addresses to make sure beach goers lived in Martin County. During this time, Hobe Sound Beach remained closed due to its close proximity to Palm Beach County but is now open for visitors.

Palm Beach County opened their beaches with no restrictions on Monday, May 18th. The decision to reopen the beaches to all comes as Broward County and Miami-Dade County entered into Phase One of Reopening Florida on Monday. Broward County beaches will remain…

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the state is opening 5 new walk-up testing sites this week. These sites support underserved communities and can test 200 individuals per day. This is good news for everyone in Florida as it will help paint a clearer picture of the current situation and will help inform the decisions of local government.

Here’s where you can get tested if you live in the Palm Beaches

Palm Beach

Walk-Up Testing Sites

Lakeside Hospital

  • 39200 Hookey Hwy

  • Belle Glade, FL 33430

  • Days of operation: Mon. - Sat.

  • Hours: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Call to schedule an appointment: 561-642-1000

Drive-Thru Testing Sites

FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

  • 5444 Haverhill…

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Gyms across the state are now open and, although people are eager to get back, many remain leery. If you are considering returning to your local gym (or if you already have) here are some things you can do to minimize your exposure and help keep yourself safe.

Go to the gym during off peak-hours

The risk of infection increased during periods of peak occupancy. Most gyms are busiest between 5:30 and 7pm. If you can avoid those times and instead go in the early morning or during your lunch hour, that would be best.

Wipe Down Equipment

Thankfully, the coronavirus appears to be very susceptible to these cleaning and disinfecting agents.

Many gyms provide disinfectant wipes or sprays for members to use on equipment. If you choose to bring…

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Over the weekend, Florida officials met with Palm Beach County officials to address reopening guidelines and orders for recreational facilities, businesses, and parks. Since the discussions, The Town of Jupiter has reopened more parks and facilities including dog parks.

Other town parks and natural areas have been open for a few weeks now under previous executive orders and will continue to operate under the established safety and social distancing guidelines. The new executive order went into effect as of yesterday and more parks and recreational facilities were allowed to open following safety guidelines and social distancing.

Jupiter Parks Now Open Under the new order include:
• Cinquez Dog Park
• F.I.N.D. Park
• Park pavilions (Jupiter…

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Some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. Here’s what to do if you think you may have been exposed to coronavirus.

Watch for symptoms

People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms — ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Use the CDC’s self-checker to help make decisions and seek appropriate medical care regarding COVID-19.

You may have COVID-19 if you have these symptoms or combinations of symptoms:

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Repeated shaking with chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • New loss…

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 Join local Palm Beach area residents with “shelter in place” cocktails, aka S.I.P. Happy Hour! Many locals have been missing out with social interaction but also wish to shelter in place. No need to miss out on happy hour…

Residents should not have to go without great cocktails just because the bars are adhering to restricted capacity guidelines. Liz Petoniak, dining editor of Palm Beach Illustrated is hosting Instagram Live on Fridays at 5 p.m. The series began Friday, May 1, 2020 was the first-ever “SIP with PBI virtual happy hour!

Each week PBI has welcomed mixologists from local bars and eateries.The experts teach you how to craft delicious cocktails using ingredients you can find in your own kitchen. The next happy hour in the series is…

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Governor Ron DeSantis rolled out a series of changes to his plan to reopen Florida, with the latest update including allowing gyms to reopen and granting some leeway to restaurants looking to seat more customers.

What does this mean? The State of Florida released the following set of rules for the following establishments:

Restaurants

May increase indoor capacity to 50% with proper social distancing

Outdoor seating encouraged

Retail

May increase capacity to 50% if permitted by local governments

Barber Shops and Salons

Barber shops, hair and nail salons can reopen but must follow safety protocols.

Gyms

May operate up to 50% capacity

Machines and surfaces must be self-sanitized after each being used

Museums and…

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The Juno Beach Pier and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is back open for business. The 990-foot-long fishing pier and the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center has reopened to the public as of Monday, May 18th.

The pier closed back in March when Palm Beach County shut down the beaches. At the pier, social distancing guidelines are expected to be followed and 200 people are allowed on the pier at one time. The Pier will resume its normal operations, sunrise to sunset Monday through Sunday. All transactions will be conducted through a partitioned window to eliminate contact. Masks are not required to be worn at the Juno Beach Pier.

The Sea Turtle Research Hospital will resume their normal hours form 10 am to 5 pm with a limited guest count.…

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ESPN Monday Night Football buses have arrived at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound to prepare for Capital One’s “The Match: Champions for Charity” this Sunday, May 24th, with Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning vs. Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. The match will be televised by Turner Sports (TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN) from 3-7 p.m. EST.

Not only can golf fans starved for live competition see some of the game’s greats raising millions of dollars for a noble cause, they will get a rare look at where the rich and famous hone their games.

“The Match: Champions for Charity” follows another COVID-19 relief match which took place at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach last week, which hosted Rory Mcllroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, and Matthew Wolff.

In addition…

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