24 Palm Beach County businesses shut down for violating coronavirus rules, officials say

The county’s COVID-19 Education and Compliance Team has conducted thousands of inspections since the middle of June to make sure businesses are following all county and state regulations and operating in a safe manner

Officials say, at least 24 businesses in Palm Beach County have been ordered closed because they’ve violated safety rules.

During a news conference on Friday afternoon, Mayor Dave Kerner said the COVID-19 Education and Compliance Team has given out 52 warnings to businesses, and 24 businesses have been shut down because they weren’t allowed to be open in the first place.

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Palm Beach County is currently in Phase One of Florida’s reopening plan, meaning restaurants, retail stores, fitness centers and gyms, and museums and libraries can operate at 50% capacity indoors.

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