Coronavirus: City of Delray Beach Issues Stay Home Order and Curfew

Delray Beach City Hall (Photo by Christiana Lilly)

Just two days after the City of Boca Raton issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the city of Delray Beach has followed suit.

Delray’s “Stay at Home” order, which was announced today, requires that residents of Delray Beach remain on their property, whether indoors or outdoors, except for essential travel. The City of Delray Beach website states that “the City’s new order requires that all residents of the City of Delray Beach stay at home and within the entirety of their owned or rented property.”

It continues “residents and visitors may engage in travel to seek goods and services from essential retail and commercial businesses as defined in City of Delray Beach Resolution 75-20 as may be amended or extended.” The list of essential retail and commercial businesses can be found here.

The order also establishes a curfew, the details of which are stated as such: “effective March 30, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., a general curfew is hereby established throughout the City of Delray Beach. The curfew will be in effect daily from 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and shall include but not be limited to the prohibition of pedestrian and vehicular movement, standing, and parking.”  

The order will go into effect this coming Monday, March 30 at 12:01 a.m and will remain active until Friday, April 17.

Click here to read the full emergency order.

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