Coronavirus Live Updates: Palm Beach County Likely To Require Masks In Public Places
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Palm Beach County Likely To Require Masks In Public Places. Here’s An Early Look At The Plan.
Updated Monday at 5 p.m.
If you live in Palm Beach County, it’s time to get a mask.
The county plans Tuesday to require people to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of the raging coronavirus.
County commissioners had resisted the move for weeks as other areas put orders in place. But cases of COVID-19 have exploded in recent weeks, and five of seven commissioners told the South Florida Sun Sentinel
The date when masks would be required has not been determined.
Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
— Lisa J. Huriash/Sun Sentinel
Statewide Coronavirus Cases Surpass 100,000 Mark
Updated Monday at 11:30 a.m.
Florida surpassed 100,000 positive cases of COVID-19 as Florida’s Department of Health confirmed an additional 2,926 cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Florida has a total of 100,217 confirmed positive cases, according to the state's health department.
Monday's update also included the announcement of 12 new deaths, increasing the statewide number to 3,173. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties make up 1,725 of those reported deaths. Monroe County has reported four deaths due to COVID-19.
Palm Beach County Schools To Hold Virtual Town Halls On Reopening Plans
Updated Monday at 7:40 a.m.
Tonight is the first of 10 town halls for Palm Beach County public school parents to weigh in on the district’s plans for reopening later this summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The virtual conversations will be held by city or town within the county, and some will be conducted in Spanish with translations for those who speak Mayan languages, Haitian-Creole and Portugese in addition to English.
Participants will be able to submit questions by e-mail ahead of time. The events will be recorded so people can watch later if they miss them in real time.
See the schedule here.
—Jessica Bakeman/WLRN News