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The following Emergency Order 2020-012 issued June 25, 2020 has been re-posted verbatim to prevent misinterpretation.

“Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-012 has been issued requiring face coverings in Palm Beach County. This order applies in all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County and will be effective Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:01 A.M.

Facial coverings must be worn by all persons, other than those specifically exempted, while obtaining any good or service or otherwise visiting or wfaceall persons in public places where social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines is not possible or not being practiced. 

All persons utilizing the County's Palm Tran transit services including fixed route, Palm Tran

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Palm Beach County School District have been weighing all the options when it comes to going back to school and what it would look like in the fall.

Summer vacation just started but students are due back in the class on August 10th, but a lot of questions and concerns remain about what the schools and classrooms will look like amid the pandemic.

The school board met Wednesday, June 10th to begin discussing plans for the new 2020-2021 school year and they are weighing three possible scenarios.

Scenarios include:

  • Students resuming in-person instruction full time
  • Full-time distance learning
  • Hybrid Learning where students come in two days a week and continue distance learning three days a week

Details about wearing mask and

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Businesses, restaurants, recreational facilities, parks, and beaches are starting to open in Palm Beach County with new ways to keep their employees, staff, and customers healthy. The unofficial start to summer has officially begun and here are just some activities and things to do that make Palm Beach County great.

Beaches

Palm Beach County is home to more than 47 miles of pristine shoreline and 26 public beaches along the coastline.  All non-municipal County beaches are open sunrise to sunset with no specific restrictions other than to keep socially distant and no congregating in groups of 10 people or more.

Boating, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Paddle Boarding

Being on the water is a favorite activity by many here in Palm Beach County. Given

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Good news for college students in Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Atlantic University is planning on bringing staff, faculty, and students back to campus in August. The big questions going around for college students is whether they will resume in-person classes this fall semester.

Palm Beach Atlantic University announced on Thursday, May 28th from their West Palm Beach campus that they intend to bring students, staff, and faculty back to campus to resume classes in August. The school said in a written statement that they plan to continue to follow the CDC guidelines to safety return to teaching and residential living for the 2020 Fall semester.

The school said that extra sanitation stations and other protective measures are being installed throughout

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Because Coronavirus can be spread easily, countless Palm Beach County residents have resorted to wearing face masks to protect themselves.  The virus is transmissible through human contact and exposure to respiratory droplets from an infected person.  When an infected person coughs or sneezes, they force out respiratory droplets into the air. They can also spread those droplets around if they touch their eyes and nose then touch another person or surface. Meet these infectious drops and you could get sick.

There is data that face masks can slow the spread of airborne viruses. For example, one study from 2008 found that those who used a mask were 80% less likely to get the flu. Additionally, a 2009 report observed that wearing face masks and

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Good news from Infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.  Dr. Fauci spoke of the developments of  the trial examining an experimental drug medication for the coronavirus.   

Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.

A randomized controlled study of the worldwide trial of the drug Remdesivir.  It has resulted in "quite good news”. According to Dr. Fauci, results of the trial have indicated a shortening of the period patients experienced symptoms and potentially slightly reducing the mortality rate.  The White

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The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, in West Palm Beach, has been diligently working to reformat its programming for a digital audience. In addition to three online tours—two currently available and one in the works. Ann Norton Sculpture Garden also presented a virtual rendition of its renowned Earth Day experience. 

Virtual field trips are a great way to expose people to new places all from the comfort of home. In this age of technology, so many museums, zoos and aquariums have set up virtual tours and webcams of their facilities.

The virtual version will include lessons and demonstrations aimed at introducing students to eco-friendly practices. The museum organization also has an educational opportunity featuring children reading aloud from the

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The State of Florida has recently announced this week that schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year and students will continue with virtual learning. In Palm Beach County, the last official day for students is Friday, May 29th. 

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and Florida being in a Stay at Home order until further notice, Florida schools have turned to virtually Graduation Ceremonies for the 2019-2020 Class Seniors.  This week, the Palm Beach County School District released the dates for the virtual graduation ceremonies for seniors in county schools. 

The graduation ceremonies will take place virtually and will be available to watch online or on TV.  The Superintendent of Schools said that “this was the best way to

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Researchers have conducted that if children take a lengthy break from learning they will not only miss out on learning new information but also can lose up to three months of math and reading skills learned in the previous months.  

Due to the current situation in the world, living rooms have turned into schools, home offices and workout facilities.  Florida’s Department of Education released a statement that all schools will remained closed and students will continue virtual learning until the end of the school year.  

Educators in Florida have created a list to help students and parents with online learning.  Resources are available in all subjects including Art, History, Math, Science, Spelling, Humanities, Music, Physical Education, Reading

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Since most of the world is currently under a “Stay At Home” order and most have turned their living rooms into offices, schools and home gyms.  Now more than ever we are under a tremendous amount of stress and pressure to get everything done. 

Today, we rely a lot on technology and our phones.  There is a huge amount of brain training apps and website for us to use that have been scientifically designed to help target areas of the human brain to help deal with anxiety and stress as well as helping to improve memory and sharpness in the brain. 

Here are some iPhone apps for you to download to get you thinking. 

1. Lumosity

2. Fit Brains Trainer

3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

4. Brain Fitness Pro

5. Happify

6. Clockwork Brain

7.

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