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Latest COVID-19 Update from Mayor Gelber

Updated: Apr 7



Keeping residents and businesses safe is the primary directive in the city’s fight against COVID-19. As such, the City Manager has extended his State of Emergency Declaration through April 2, 2020 with the following revisions:

  • Consistent with the general restrictions on public and private gatherings set forth in the city’s “Safer at Home” Emergency Order, public and private gatherings of any number of people shall be prohibited in religious institutions and places of worship, to limit the community spread of COVID-19.


  • Beachwalks and baywalks are now open daily as a shared use path for bicycles and pedestrians between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m., the beachwalks and baywalks are exclusively for pedestrians.


Click here to read the city’s updated Emergency Measures effective March 27, 2020. Any violation of the aforementioned emergency measures would subject the individual or business entity to criminal penalties.


Additionally, the State of Florida has announced Executive Order 20-80, which requires those who travel to Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include the New York Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) to isolate or quarantine for 14 days upon entering the state. Violation of Executive Order 20-80 is a second-degree misdemeanor pursuant to Section 252.50, Florida Statutes.


Message from the Mayor

Watch the latest COVID-19 update from Mayor Gelber below or view his message in Spanish here.