Governor DeSantis

Florida COVID-19 tally tops 40,000, Palm Beach County moves to Phase 1, Salons can reopen Monday

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) now reports 40,001 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1715 deaths through today.

Governor DeSantisOn Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-114 to extend Florida’s state of emergency for 60 days.

In addition, following consultation with Mayor Dave Kerner and local officials, the Governor has permitted Palm Beach County to move into phase one of the state’s re-opening plan effective Monday, May 11.

Governor DeSantis also announced the re-opening of barber shops, hair salons and nail salons with enhanced safety protocols for all counties in phase one (including Palm Beach County), effective Monday, May 11.

Lastly, the Governor DeSantis highlighted the state’s partnership with Dolphin Pointe Health Care: a brand new, state-of-the-art facility exclusively caring for patients that have tested positive for COVID-19.

  • There are currently 17 COVID-positive individuals being cared for at this facility.
  • The facility anticipates receiving an additional 7 positive in the next 24-28 hours.
  • 4 individuals from this facility have been successfully discharged back into the community.


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