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Commissioner Hopes Governor includes PBC in Phase Two Reopening of State

Palm Beach County Commissioner District 1 Commissioner Hal Valeche told the South Florida Morning Show that he hopes Governor Ron DeSantis continues to disassociate Palm Beach County from Broward and Miami Dade and include the county in the future phase two reopening for the rest of the state.

He said that “everybody recognizes the health risks, but in the background people’s lives are falling apart because of the shut down and today is the beginning of their recovery.”

Today, restaurants, hair and nail salons will reopen with restrictions, but gyms and bars will not. Beaches will reopen on May 18th.

Phase One limits retail stores to operate at 25% of indoor capacity and noticeably stores want customers to comfortably return.

“We are pleased to reopen Palm Beach Outlets and to welcome shoppers back to visit our retailers and eateries as they open their doors over the coming days,” said Sarah Kudisch, general manager of the Palm Beach Outlets in a statement.

Whole Foods, Skechers, Starbucks, PetSmart, TooJay’s Deli, Red Robin, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, AT&T, Visionworks, Cucina Pizza by Design, Mattress Firm, The Vitamin Shoppe, Subway, Hurley and Five Below will all open Monday. Additional stores and eateries will reopen over the next few days and weeks with individual hours varying.

The mall will also offer curbside pickup from select stores including Kate Spade New York, Coach, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Factory, Old Navy, Levi’s Outlet Store, and more. Curbside pickup hours are retailer specific. Shoppers can contact the individual store to place their order by phone, website or app service.

Designated parking spaces with numbers will be placed at key entrances throughout the center. Participating stores will provide shoppers with their designated parking space number and a representative will deliver the order to that location.

The Palm Beach Outlets continues with deep cleaning and enhanced cleaning procedures, especially on frequent touchpoints throughout the center. Shoppers will find information on proper hand-washing techniques, information from the CDC on preventive actions, as well as hand sanitizer stations. Social distancing protocols will be followed throughout the center.

Masks and face coverings are encouraged. Individual stores and restaurants will follow guidelines including protocols for employee hygiene, social distancing, enhanced cleaning procedures and more. Before visiting, visitors should visit PalmBeachOutlets.com for store updates.

It’s the same circumstances at other malls across the county. T