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Health & Safety Information

The Palm Beaches Health & Safety Information

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.

Our priority is to focus on the health and safety of all those who live or travel to The Palm Beaches. The CDC and 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.

Please Wear a Face Covering

Palm Beach County has a local ordinance requiring facial coverings in public places – indoors or outdoors – wherever social distancing isn’t possible. Public areas can be in hotels, attractions, museums, transportation, retail stores, and restaurants. Now, if you’re at the beach or outdoors, engaged in social distancing or actively walking, hiking, or biking – then you don’t need a covering. There are exemptions: children under 2; persons unable to wear facial coverings due to health regulations, religious reasons, facial treatments, medical conditions; and, public safety personnel with PPE. 

On top of these personal health and safety measures, our community is coming together to ensure we are ready for you when you visit The Palm Beaches.  See how we are preparing for you with Open Palms.

Pledging Our Commitment to Health and Safety 

To demonstrate our collective, unwavering commitment to the community's well-being, businesses across Palm Beach County are making a unified promise to follow guidelines from health and government officials that are designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This pledge declares four key points:

  • Wear a facial covering when around other people in public spaces
  • Create safe, 6 feet buffers between ourselves and others
  • Keep our place of business sanitized, according to CDC guidelines
  • Pursue GBAC STAR Accreditation (if applicable)

See who has taken The Pledge.

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GBAC STAR™ Accreditation

The Palm Beaches is one of the first destinations in the United States and the first destination in Florida to pursue the GBAC STARTM accreditation on a destination-wide basis. GBAC is a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association.  The Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) STARTM Accreditation is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities. This performance-based accreditation program offers third-party validation to help facilities demonstrate they have the work practices, procedures and protocols to prepare, respond and recover from outbreaks and pandemics to instill confidence in customers, staff and key stakeholders. Learn more here.