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Posted on: March 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] PBC COVID-19 Updates: Executive & Local Orders

We encourage everyone to visit Palm Beach County’s website for the latest updates regarding COVID-19 and to view the most recent Executive & Local Orders.

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Palm Beach County Testing Site Information:

Telephone registration and appointment scheduling for COVID-19 testing will begin on Monday, March 30th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Individuals requesting testing will be approved through telephone screening conducted by The Healthcare District of Palm Beach County.

Health Care District of Palm Beach County testing line: (561) 642-1000

On-site testing (swab sample collection) will begin on Tuesday, March 31st at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. 

Pre-approval and appointments are required.

Coronavirus Call Center Information

The Florida Department of Health has established a dedicated coronavirus call center at 1-866-779-6121 that is available 24 hours a day seven days a week, as well as a dedicated email address at which the public can use for questions or clarifications on issues related to the coronavirus.

For additional information regarding coronavirus, please visit or

Signs and Symptoms

Common human coronaviruses usually present as mild to moderate upper-respiratory-tract illnesses, such as the common cold. These illnesses usually only last for a short time; symptoms may include:

  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • A general feeling of being unwell

Coronaviruses can cause lower-respiratory-tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. This is more common in people with cardiopulmonary disease, weakened/compromised immune systems, infants and older adults.

CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures:

  • Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trash can.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

 From the Palm Beach County Emergency Management Office:

The Palm Beach County Department of Emergency Management continues to monitor the status of the Coronovirus (COVID 19) and will update information to our partner agencies as it becomes available. For further information, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

As the Village of Palm Springs receives additional information, we will communicate it to you. 

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