Officials in Palm Beach County have decided to extend the county’s emergency orders until May 1st in an effort to combat the coronavirus.
#ICYMI: In our continued efforts to mitigate the spread of #COVID19 in our community, #PalmBeachCounty has extended the Declaration of Continuing State of Emergency until May 1st.
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— Palm Beach County (@pbcgov) April 27, 2020
The order originally went into effect on March 13th and was set to expire on April 30th.
When discussing plans for a phased reopen last week, Palm Beach County Vice Mayor Robert Weinroth said that the first areas that would see relaxed restrictions would be beaches, parks, golf courses and boat ramps.
County leaders are expected to hold a press conference at 4:00 p.m. Monday to discuss the path going forward.
As of Monday, Palm Beach County had 2,763 cases with 156 deaths. The county currently ranks third for the most cases in Florida.