Coronavirus updates: The City of Palm Beach Gardens and Christ Fellowship have partnered with Feeding South Florida to distribute meals Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. at Christ Fellowship Church on Northlake Boulevard.
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PALM BEACH GARDENS - Here's what Palm Beach Gardens residents need to know today:
The City and Christ Fellowship have partnered with Feeding South Florida to distribute meals Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. at Christ Fellowship Church, 5343 Northlake Blvd.
The free food distribution for those impacted by COVID-19 will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.
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Palm Beach Gardens elected officials and staff, along with Christ Fellowship staff and volunteers, will distribute fresh produce and perishable food items, provided by Feeding South Florida, to those in need.
To ensure the health and safety of volunteers and community members, the City will adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 guidelines. Drivers and their passengers must remain in their vehicles and open their trunk or window when it’s their turn in line.
For a complete list of other local food distribution sites, visit Feeding South Florida’s COVID-19 web page.
SCHOOL DISTRICT DISTRIBUTING MEALS THURSDAY: The Palm Beach County School District will distribute meals Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at 51 locations, including Howell Watkins Middle School (9480 MacArthur Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens) and Lake Park Elementary School (410 3rd St.)
Parents or guardians who pick up meals will be picking up a kit with three days worth of meals for each child.
Twice-a-week meal distribution will return May 12 and May 14, and will continue through May.
Meals are free to anyone 18 years of age and younger (22 years of age and younger for ESE students), regardless of financial need.
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VIRGIN TRAINS RAILROAD WORK: Brightline/Virgin Trains USA has announced lane closures, work zone and bridge-work information for Phase 2 construction from Orlando to West Palm Beach.
Day-time flagging operations at the railroad crossing at Burns Road in Palm Beach Gardens will take place through June 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The crossing may be closed briefly, for 1-2 minutes, as trucks enter and exit Burns Road.
All Aboard Florida, which operates Brightline, is owned by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a global investment management firm. New York-based Fortress has a management contract with Gannett, the ultimate parent of the publisher of The Palm Beach Post.
CONFIRMED CASES: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Palm Beach Gardens has reached 120, according to the Sunday morning update from the Florida Department of Health.
In addition, North Palm Beach has 25 cases, and Juno Beach has 3.
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The health department's report doesn't follow precise city boundaries, but indicates generally where infected people live.
The state provides a glimpse of numbers on a more hyper-local basis by breaking diagnoses down by zip code. Here are the figures for the Palm Beach Gardens area:
33403 (18 positive diagnoses); 33404 (61 positive diagnoses); 33408 (26 positive diagnoses); 33410 (72 positive diagnoses); 33412 (24 positive diagnoses); and 33418 (57 cases).
As of Monday morning, there were 36,897 confirmed positive cases in Florida, according to the health department. Those numbers include 928 out-of-state residents who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are living in Florida.
Palm Beach County has 3,311 cases, which includes visitors as well as residents. The age range of those cases is from an infant to 104. The median age is 54.
For more information:
– Florida Department of Health coronavirus web page
– CDC coronavirus web page
– Florida DOH coronavirus hotline (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday) is 866-779-6121 or email COVIDemail@example.com