It’s now been exactly one month since the City of Boca Raton declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In the thirty days since, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of daily life. Here are some of the most important updates from another week of life with the coronavirus in Boca Raton.
- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Boca Raton rose to more than 300, and West Palm Beach leads Palm Beach County.
- City Watch writer Randy Shultz explored the impacts of COVID-19 on the campaign of congressman Ted Deutch.
- The City of Boca Raton issued an emergency order to recommend the use of face masks by all people in public spaces.
- The SA Company in Boca Raton gave out 10,000 free Face Shields on Wednesday, the first of a number of distributions that will see the local company give away 100,000 masks.
- The City of Boca Raton resumed city council meetings this week in a virtual capacity.
- The Addison teamed up with Boca Helping Hands to provide the nonprofit with 700 meals each week and support the community during the crisis.
- A Publix employee at the grocer’s location at Federal Highway and Camino Real has tested positive for COVID-19, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Resources for readers
- Many local farms are selling fresh produce directly to consumers. Here’s a list of Palm Beach County farms that are offering direct-to-consumer sales.
- The Socially Distant Supper Club group on Facebook is supporting local businesses and sharing up-to-the-minute information about local restaurants that are offering takeout and delivery. Find that group here.