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24 Palm Beach County businesses shut down for violating coronavirus rules, officials say

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The county’s COVID-19 Education and Compliance Team has conducted thousands of inspections since the middle of June to make sure businesses are following all county and state regulations and operating in a safe manner Officials say, at least 24 businesses in Palm Beach County have been ordered closed because they’ve violated safety rules. During a news conference on Friday afternoon, Mayor Dave Kerner said the COVID-19 Education and Compliance Team has given out 52 warnings to businesses, and 24 businesses have been shut down because they weren’t allowed to be open in the first place. WATCH NEWS CONFERENCE:

Palm Beach County is currently in Phase One of Florida’s reopening plan, meaning restaurants, retail stores, fitness centers and gyms, and museums and libraries can operate at 50% capacity indoors.