The City of Boca Raton issued an emergency order today that will mandate the closure of all nonessential retail & commercial businesses within city limits.
The order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25 and will stay in effect until further notice.
Businesses deemed essential include healthcare providers and equipment suppliers, grocery stores and pharmacies, businesses that provide food, shelter, social services and other necessities for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, banks, gas stations and media. A full list of businesses that are considered essential is available at the City’s website.
In a statement released via email, the city notes “this order is intended to save lives and prevent the long-term devastating impacts that COVID-19 could have on our residents, businesses and visitors. Do your part. Slow the spread. Stay home.”
This development follows a number of significant decisions made by local and state government to limit the spread of COVID-19. Last week, the City of Boca Raton declared a state of emergency.