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Good news for Floridians, Governor DeSantis announced last week that the entire state of Florida will begin to enter the full Phase One of reopening the state and its economy, getting one step closer at getting life back to normal.

As more things begin to open in Florida, you are still asked to follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing and wear a face mask to keep the spread of COVID-19 numbers down.

Here is what is open in Palm Beach County and the state:

Restaurants

Food establishments may increase their indoor capacity to 50% instead of 25% with the proper social distancing and outdoor seating is encouraged.

Retail Stores

Stores are allowed to operate at 50% capacity indoors.

Libraries and Museums

Museums and libraries are

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The Town of Jupiter and Palm Beach County have issued an update regarding beaches and beach parks. Effective Monday, May 18, 2020 all public, private, and municipal beaches and beach parks in Palm Beach County will conditionally re-open after being closed for nearly two months due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.  

Beachgoers will be allowed to sunbathe, and concession stands for beach chairs and umbrellas, along with food and beverage stands, will be allowed to operate.The beaches and beach parks will open to the public under the following conditions and restrictions:

• Beaches will be open between sunrise and sunset only.

• Parties accessing the beaches shall follow CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10

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The Jupiter Beach Food and Wine Festival unfortunately has been CANCELLED until further notice. Festival organizers assure that reimbursements will be issued as soon as possible. The entertaining and worthwhile event had been anticipated to kick off Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM at the Riverwalk Events Plaza, 25 South Coastal Way, Jupiter, FL 33477. 

Founded in 1994, Friends of Jupiter Beach is a 501(c)(3) community organization whose goal is to support and maintain environmentally healthy, clean, and dog-friendly beaches in Jupiter, Florida.  Friends of Jupiter Beach is a grassroots, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit group devoted to keeping a distinct section of Jupiter Beach clean and dog-friendly in northern Palm Beach County. 

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Encouraging children’s’ artistic chops while keeping walls free from markers and crayons is a delicate balance. With the current health restrictions in place, everyone, including kids are getting a bit stir crazy it can be a challenge. Try to keep them busy with free virtual classes for creative kids in South Florida.

The web offers a variety of art instructors teaching art classes for kids. The art classes are aimed for kids and range in diverse topics and age groups.  The virtual classes include simple craft projects, beginner drawing classes, watercolor painting, intermediate crafts, portraiture and more.  Some classes offer downloadable print outs for coloring and painting. 

The following are a few of the multitude of the free virtual

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The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens is reopening their doors to shoppers starting today. The mall closed in the middle of March due to Covid-19 and has gotten to approval from the Governor to reopen. 

Recently the mall sent out survey’s to mall customers on tips and feedback on how they should reopen and what shoppers should expect to see when the mall opens back up. The results from the survey found that shoppers are anxious to get back to the mall. 

The mall is offering: curbside and home delivery, reduce seating in the food court, signs on table in the food court noting that table has been sanitized and cleaned, mall employees will have sanitizing products and wear masks at all times, opening doors for guests, suspended valet service,

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Under Phase 1 South Florida restaurants can reopen under social distancing guidelines. Mizner Park within the City of Boca Raton will provisionally allow expansion of al fresco style outdoor seating to allow more patrons to dine in while still exercising social distancing. According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health, there are 39,199 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 1,669 deaths.

According to Governor DeSantis the first phase which includes restaurants and retail stores to operate at 2 percent capacity and restaurants with outdoor dining must keep six feet of distance between tables. However, movie theaters and hair salons must remain closed.  Students must remain with the distance learning concept

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Wellington has partnered with Premier Family Health to provide FREE walk-up COVID-19 testing for all Western communities’ residents age 12 and over. It is an important step toward flattening the curve.

Health officials from Premier Family Health will administer and conduct tests at the Village Park Gymnasium, 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington, FL. The first walk-up testing site is now open in the Wellington area.  Dr. Vincent Apicella, with Premier Family Health, says he is hoping to prevent a surge of COVID-19 by diagnosing as many people as possible.  To book an appointment please click here.

PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is used to diagnose people who are currently infected with the virus.  This is performed by a nasal swab. Results are

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At the end of April, Palm Beach County Commissioners and Governor DeSantis met to discus the reopening of Palm Beach County.  That day, April 29th, golf courses, marinas, boat ramps, community pools, tennis courts, parks and other recreational got permission to start opening with restrictions.  Beaches and beach parks still remain closed in Palm Beach County. 

The county and golf course professionals are taking steps to keep golfers safe on the golf course and to keep COVID-19 counts down in Palm Beach County. For golfers who have been itching to get back on the golf course, please note the restrictions set in place to keep everyone safe. 

Golf Course Restrictions:

  • Golfers are not allowed to touch the flagsticks
  • Play is set for walking,
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In a meeting held by Governor DeSantis yesterday, that he plans on opening up Florida to all professional sports teams that want to resume activity. 

DeSantis said” all professional sports are welcome here for practicing and for playing”. The conference was held yesterday afternoon in Tallahassee. DeSantis also mentioned that “if you have a team in a area that won’t let you practice, we’ll find a place for you here in Florida”. 

The news is coming a month after Florida Division of Emergency Management agreed that professional sports are considered an essential service and were allowed to resume play in Florida, provided they are closed to the general public.  The governor made a comment stating that while professional sports might not necessarily

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Ethical brands and sustainable products are the whole shebang and catching on like wildfire! The latest fashion trend is not a seasonal color or a must-have style - it is an eco-concept of green products. Eco-products, known as environment friendly products as they cause minimal harm to people and the environment.

The thought of sustainable fashion and ethical clothing is one concept. The textiles industry is wreaking havoc on the environment between the processes to make clothing and the waste when it gets tossed, so brands and consumers alike have taken a much-needed interest in improving these issues.

While "fast fashion" describes apparel that is inexpensively made and intended for short-term use. A “one and done” wearable outfit.  On the other

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