The City has compiled a list of frequently asked questions and guidelines related to the re-opening of certain recreation activities and facilities utilizing information from Palm Beach County.
Golfers should adhere to the following guidelines to stay safe and healthy:
• If you are feeling ill – do not enter premises.
• All players shall stay at least six (6) feet apart at all times. The course ranger or other staff member shall monitor player compliance on the course.
• Players will be responsible for bringing their golf equipment to a designated area.
• Staff shall not handle bags, clubs, or other equipment, or
transport these items to and from parking lot.
• Players shall not touch or remove flagsticks from the cups at any time (any putts that hit the swimming “noodle” or similar device used to fill the hole, or the cup, will be considered holed).
• Rakes in all bunkers shall be removed by golf course staff: the USGA suggests golfers play preferred lie and players to “rake” with their feet.
• Play is set-up for walking, single-rider golf cart, or shared cart for families living in the same household.
• Golfers shall bring their own water bottles and personal coolers containing water for proper hydration. On-course beverage cart service shall not be available.
• Golfers are encouraged to (1) change shoes in the parking lot (2) bring their own hand sanitizer.
• All golfers shall (1) not congregate
• Public county and municipal parks, and natural areas, with the exception of beach parks, in Palm Beach County shall reopen provided that CDC Guidelines, including all social distancing guidelines, are adhered to.
• Police, park rangers, and designated staff shall patrol parks and monitor and ensure compliance with physical distancing guidelines.
• Parks shall follow CDC Guidelines to keep open facilities clean and sanitized. Restroom availability may be limited.
• Park hours shall be sunrise to sunset unless further modified by appropriate authorities.
• Natural areas, trails ,jogging paths (one-way,unidirectional) are only open for walking, running, strolling, biking, and equestrian riding, where otherwise allowed.
• Other available amenities such as fishing, canoeing/kayaking, freshwater boat ramps, waterskiing, wakeboarding, disc golf ,canoe, kayak and bicycle rental, are permitted as long as CDC Guidelines are followed.
Marinas, Boat Docks, Ramps, and Other Launching Venues.
1. Services Provided: Marinas, boat docks, boat ramps, and any other venues used for launching vessels for recreational purposes, as well as dry stack storage facilities, (collectively, “Launching Venues”), shall be allowed to operate provided that CDC Guidelines, including all social distancing guidelines, are adhered to. Launching Venue retail operations shall be limited to providing fuel, maintenance and repair services, and marine supplies. No additional retail services may be provided.
2. Restaurants: Restaurant operations at Launching Venues shall remain limited to take-out food service only. All other forms of restaurant operations, including sit-down food service, remain prohibited.
3. Facial Coverings: In accordance with CDC Guidelines, in addition to practicing social distancing, Launching Venue staff, as well as customers, should utilize personal protective equipment, including, but not limited to, face coverings and gloves.
4. Boat Distances and Overnight Parking: All vessels on the water, including but not limited to boats, shall remain at least 50 feet apart at all times. Overnight parking, whether vehicles or vessels, at boat ramps is prohibited.
B. Marine Activities.
1. Prohibited Activities: Marine recreational activities, including, but not limited to, fishing, jet skiing, and recreational boating, shall be allowed in accordance with CDC Guidelines, however the following activities remain
a. Boating and any recreational activities that do not comply with CDC Guidelines, including, but not limited to, any activities that do not allow for proper social distancing.
b. Flotillas, which include but are not limited to, two or more boats traveling together or anchored within 50 feet of each other.
c. Any activities resulting in gatherings of more than 10 people.
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d. Rafting up of boats, which includes but is not limited to, the roping or tying together of boats or vessels.
e. Beaching, landings, anchoring, or mooring of vessels on sandbars islands, and open shorelines.
f. Any non-commercial boating that exceeds the following capacity limitations: Boats 25’ or less: 4 adult passengers maximum, plus children 17 and under. Maximum of 6 people on the boat. 6 adult passengers maximum, plus children 17
and under. Maximum of 8 people on the boat.
8 adult passengers maximum, plus children 17
and under. Maximum of 10 people on the boat.
10 passengers maximum, not including crew
Boats 26’ - 36’:
Boats over 60’:
C. Charter Boats, Fishing Boats, and Dive Boats.
Charter boats, fishing boats, and dive boats (“Commercial Recreational Vessels"), may resume operations provided that CDC Guidelines, including all social distancing guidelines, are adhered to. In addition,
Commercial Recreational Vessels shall adhere to the following restrictions:
a. Any services offered in connection with Commercial Recreational Vessels that do not comply with CDC Guidelines, including, but not limited to, any activities that do not allow for proper social distancing, are prohibited.
b. All patrons utilizing Commercial Recreational Vessels should have their own equipment, including, but not limited to, fishing poles and tackle.
c. All restrooms on Commercial Recreational Vessels shall post CDC cleanliness guidelines. Soap, water, and/or hand sanitizer for patrons is required. Restrooms shall be cleaned and disinfected regularly throughout the day.
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d. All Commercial Recreational Vessels shall delineate patron seat positions, including, but not limited to, dive seats and fishing positions, a minimum of 6 feet apart by utilizing tape or any other adhesive to ensure proper social distancing. In addition, all landside services
relating to Commercial Recreational Vessels that require patrons to form a line shall delineate, utilizing tape or any other adhesive, 6 feet distances to ensure proper social distancing.
e. All fish cleaning/bait stations shall be limited to one person per station at a time. In addition, proper cleaning and sanitation process shall be practiced.
f. Any fish fileting services offered in connection with Commercial Recreational Vessels shall be limited to one mate per table.
g. In accordance with CDC Guidelines, in addition to practicing social
distancing, all persons utilizing Commercial Recreational Vessels, whether on the dock, on board, or as part of the landside operations, including, but not limited to, the captain, crew, and patrons, should utilize personal protective equipment, including, but not limited to, face
coverings and gloves.
h. With regard to dive boats, no more than 10 people shall be on the deck of a vessel at any given time. In addition, dive shops in support of diving operations may only operate to fill dive tanks by appointment only. Such service shall be done by curbside pickup and delivery.
D. Rentals of Jet Skis, Boats, Canoes, Kayaks, and Paddle Boards.
Rentals of jet skis, boats, canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards may resume operations provided that CDC Guidelines, including all social distancing guidelines, are adhered to. In addition, the following restrictions shall apply:
Jet Ski Rentals: Jet ski rental operations shall be limited to single riders only (or to one adult and one immediate child family member).
b. Boat Rentals: Boat rental companies shall adhere to the same guidelines applicable to all boating activities set forth in this Order, including this Attachment.
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shall be limited to single person use or two-person use if 6 feet distancing is possible.
c. Canoes/kayaks/paddle boards
E. Marine Construction, Repair, and Commercial Fishing.
1. Marine construction, vessel/engine repairs and maintenance and commercial fishing may resume operations provided that CDC Guidelines,
including all social distancing guidelines, are adhered to. In addition, commercial fishing, commercial marine operations, and support services thereto are permitted to continue to operate as previously provided in PBC
Emergency Order 2020-001a.
2. Commercial Fishermen with proper license documentation will continue to have 24-hour access to designated ramp sites; this access shall also
include fishing guides who carry less than four passengers and possess a commercial charter, six-pack or higher Captain’s license and a county
registered business license.
F. Saltwater and Freshwater Boat Ramp/Launch Protocol.
1. Saltwater and freshwater boat ramps (“Boat Ramps”) may be utilized provided that CDC Guidelines, including all social distancing guidelines, are adhered to. In addition, the following protocol shall be followed:
Boat Ramps shall be open sunrise to sunset except for when
utilized by commercial boats (24-hour access at designated sites)
unless further modified by appropriate authorities.
One (1) boat per launch ramp bay at a time. Vessels must be
prepared in advance to launch (i.e., plug secured, dock lines tied, safety equipment and provisions already onboard). All passengers must board the vessel once it is launched.
Upon returning to the dock all passengers must remain on the vessel until the boat is ready to be loaded onto the trailer. Once loaded, the passenger(s) shall return to their vehicle(s) and exit the launch facility together.
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Fishing Piers, Fish Cleaning Stations, Public Restrooms/Ship Stores, and
Fishing piers, fish cleaning stations, public restrooms, ship stores (bait and tackle), and fuel docks may operate and be utilized provided that CDC Guidelines, including all social distancing guidelines, are adhered to. In
addition, the following protocol shall be followed:
Fish cleaning stations: Shall be limited to access by one (1) person per station at a time. Proper cleaning and sanitation processes should always be practiced.
b. Fishing piers: Physical distancing at a minimum of 10 feet between fishermen must be followed.
Public restrooms: Access to public restrooms shall be available.
Restrooms shall be cleaned and disinfected regularly throughout the day. Soap and water or hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant wipes shall be provided in each restroom.
d. Ship stores (bait and tackle): Those entering ship (bait & tackle) stores should, in accordance with CDC Guidelines, in addition to practicing social distancing, utilize personal protective equipment, including, but not limited to, face coverings.
Fuel docks: Shall be permitted to operate in compliance with CDC
• All park playgrounds, play & exercise equipment shall remain closed.
• Picnic pavilions shall remain closed.
• Use of water fountains is prohibited.
• Basketball courts shall be open for individual practice only. Only three (3) players per half court shall be allowed. Competitive team games are prohibited. Each player must bring his/her basketball and there shall be no shared use of equipment.
• Tennis and pickle ball courts shall be open for singles play only.
• Racquetball courts shall be open for individual practice only. Competitive games are prohibited.
• Dog parks shall remain closed.
• Indoor events are prohibited.
• Recreation buildings andg ymnasiums shall remain closed.
• Campgrounds shall remain closed.
• Skate parks shall remain closed.
• Field sports are prohibited.
• Recreational programming, organized sports,or activities are prohibited.
• Congregating in groups of 10 or more persons is prohibited.
• Use of shared sports equipment is prohibited.
• Spectator events are prohibited.
• Food and beverage concessions are prohibited.
• Singles play only is permitted;
No congregating on the court or sidelines is permitted.
• Locker room and shower facilities shall remain closed. Restrooms must be cleaned and disinfected regularly throughout the day. Soap and water or hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant wipes shall be provided in each restroom.
• It is the responsibility of staff or management to ensure compliance with this order