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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Palm Beach County Issues Emergency Order That Clarifies Restricting Hours for Alcohol & Food Service

COVID City Updates NF

July 14, 2020 (4:56pm)

Palm Beach County issued Emergency Order 2020-15 that repealed Order 2020-14 and further clarifies restrictions on the operating hours of restaurants, food establishments and other businesses.

According to the Order, the following businesses still remain closed

  • bars
  • nightclubs, establishments offering adult entertainment, strip clubs
  • hookah, cigar and smoking bars and lounges
  • bowling alleys
  • arcades
  • playhouses
  • concert houses
  • movie theaters
  • auditoriums, skating centers, trampoline centers, billiard halls, escape rooms, bingo parlors, casinos, interactive bars or lounges allowing for sports participation
  • tattoo parlors, body piercing parlors, acupuncture venues, tanning and massage parlors

For businesses that remain open, “no establishment permitted to serve alcohol for on-site consumption, whether indoor or outdoor, shall serve alcohol between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. No establishment permitted to serve food for on-site consumption, whether indoor or outdoor, shall serve food between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Delivery, drive-through, pick-up, or take-out services are permitted for off-site consumption.”

In addition, Emergency Order 2020-12: Additional Directive on Wearing of Facial Coverings, is extended until August 23, 2020 (see Order 2020-16). 

Please continue to wear facial coverings when in public, adhere to all social distancing guidelines and wash your hands.

View additional updates from the City of Boca Raton. 

Contact Information


  • Palm Beach County COVID-19 Information and Resources webpage
  • Palm Beach County Information Line (Open Daily 8am - 6pm): 561-712-6400 or email
  • Contact the COVID Education Compliance Team at:


  • Florida Department of Health Information and Resources webpage
  • For important updates and information on COVID-19 in Florida, text FLCOVID19 to 888-77.
  • COVID-19 Call Center Available 24/7: 1-866-779-6121 or email
  • Report Price Gouging Call: 1-866-9NO-SCAM


  • City of Boca Raton COVID-19 updates
  • Citizens Information Center (CIC): 561-982-4900 open Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm for questions.
  • Boca Raton Police Services Non-Emergency Number: 561-368-6201 (Please do not call for general questions. Refer to FAQ page below or CIC. Please only call if you require a police officer for a non-emergency situation). 
  • Additional information can be found on the City’s website www.myboca.usFacebook, Twitter or Nextdoor or the City’s FAQ webpage.

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