The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has continued to impact our daily lives in nearly every way. Here are some of the most important updates from another week of life in the time of COVID-19 in Boca Raton.
- The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Boca Raton has risen to more than 400, and West Palm Beach leads Palm Beach County.
- Ahead of the annual Boca Bash, The City of Boca Raton has issued an emergency order that will prohibit the anchoring of boats in Lake Boca.
- Boca Raton started to explore the next steps to re-open during a city council meeting in which council members discussed charting a course forward.
- Boca Council Member Jeremy Rodgers led demonstrators in a protest against COVID-19 restrictions, inspiring backlash from some locals and praise from others.
- The City of Boca Raton plans to re-open boat launches for commercial fishermen.
- Local charities are struggling as food shortages worsen throughout the county. Click here to donate to the Palm Beach County Food Bank.
- Representative Ted Deutch was named to a congressional task force that is meant to advise the Trump administration on ways to reopen the economy.
- The founders of local nonprofit 4Ocean reflected on the ecological pros and cons of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Boca Raton Museum of Art has taken the opportunity to renovate its facilities amid its ongoing closure.
Resources for readers
- We shared a list of restaurants that re-opened this week for takeout and delivery services. https://www.bocamag.com/more-restaurants-re-opening-for-takeout/
- 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.
- Michelle Olson-Rogers of Modern Boca Mom shared a few ways that parents can bring some Disney magic into homes for their kids during quarantine.
- 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.
- Mitch Kaplan of Books and Books shared his recommendations for great reads while stuck in quarantine.