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COVID-19: Beginning May 18th, 2020, City facilities will be open to the public by appointment only. Coronavirus Information and Resources
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City of Palm Bay Announces Phased Re-Opening Details

The City of Palm Bay will launch a phased re-opening of City facilities. Beginning with a soft re-opening on Monday, May 18th, public access to City facilities will be available by appointment only, where necessary. The City will continue to provide services virtually where possible to limit person-to-person interaction. As outlined in Florida’s re-opening guidelines,

City of Palm Bay facilities will reopen with a slow, steady, and safety-conscious approach to ensure that proper safety and social distancing guidelines are observed. The City of Palm Bay will limit building occupancy to 25% or less. The Phase 1 reopening plan will remain flexible to allow adjustments to be made based on new developments that may impact the health and safety of the community. During the initial re-opening phase, citizens are encouraged to continue utilizing the City’s online service options and contacting staff by telephone or email.

The City’s Facilities Department installed new protective measures such as sneeze guards in areas visited regularly by the public as well as, intercoms at the two main entrances on the north and south side of the City Hall Annex building located at 120 Malabar Road SE. Signage and floor markings have also been fitted throughout City buildings to encourage social distancing. The City will also continue enhanced facility cleaning and sanitization protocols put in place during the initial COVID-19 response to include the sanitization of frequently touched surfaces such as door handles and stair rails.



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Do you have a Business Resiliency Plan?

Post Date:04/01/2020 11:58 AM

The City of Palm Bay's Community & Economic Development Department is following all COVID-19 updates closely to identify resources for local businesses impacted by the pandemic. Businesses can find helpful information on financial resources and webinars from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and other regional and local organizations such as the EDC of Florida's Space Coast and the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce on the City's Economic Development website.

To aid the local business community, the City has developed a Business Resiliency Toolkit, providing a quick guide for navigating the current economic crisis. Business resiliency planning can help to mitigate the impacts and disruption of disasters like COVID-19 and allow businesses to continue to function and return to normal as quickly as possible, to include maintaining communications with customers and cross-training of employees to maintain critical operations to pivoting your product or service to meet the current needs of the market.

The City's Economic Development staff want to hear from local businesses that are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Palm Bay businesses are asked to complete a brief online survey, which is intended to inform the City of the current challenges that businesses are facing, and the programs and services required. Businesses can access the survey by visiting www.developpalmbay.org/businessimpact.

Businesses in need of assistance can find useful resources at www.developpalmbay.org or contact the Community & Economic Development Department by emailing econdev@palmbayflorida.org or calling (321) 409-7187.

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