Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As the official destination marketing corporation for Palm Beach County, Discover The Palm Beaches’ utmost priority is the safety and comfort of our visitors and locals.

Updated as of April 2, 2020

Thanks for your interest in visiting The Palm Beaches. Our community looks forward to welcoming everyone with open palms when the time comes.  

Right now, all counties and cities in Florida are under a Safer At Home order from the Governor’s Office. The order follows both national and state guidelines for social distancing, recommends against non-essential travel, and leaves open only critical businesses. Florida is also directing travelers from states with high community spread to self-isolate for 14 days. See the State Order here.

Hotels Are Only Accepting New Reservations from Essential Lodgers 

Yes, many hotels are open. However, all hotels, motels, temporary vacation rentals, and other commercial lodgings may only accept new reservations from Essential Lodgers. 

Who are Essential Lodgers? 

There are 15 categories of Essential Lodgers. Included are displaced residents or visitors, healthcare professionals, first responders, National Guard members, and more. For an updated list of open hotels and more on Essential Lodgers click here.

Beaches, Airport, Attractions, and Restaurants

Local beaches and parks are closed for now. Entertainment venues such as attractions, theaters, concert halls, playhouses, parks, marinas, boat ramps, non-essential retail and commercial establishments must also follow directives to temporarily close. 

Palm Beach International Airport remains open for travel. However, many airlines have reduced service. Updated airport information can be found at the Palm Beach International Airport website
 
Restaurants throughout The Palm Beaches have been asked to only offer takeout and delivery services, no in-person dining. 

 Conferences, Meetings, Conventions

Conference organizers and meeting attendees, please view our Emergency Management Tool Kit for any questions you may have about your meeting.  For additional  information contact our sales team.
 
Conference organizers and meeting attendees, please view our list of additional resources currently available:

Safety First  

As a reminder, the Florida Department of Health always recommends everyday preventive actions to help impede the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick; 
  • Staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with persons in poor health;
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Covering your cough or sneezing with a tissue, then disposing of the tissue;
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if hands are visibility dirty;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
 
Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 call center to answer questions you may have. Call 866-779-6121 or email [email protected]. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Florida Department of Health's website.