Boca Raton closes non-essential businesses
Following moves in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, the city of Boca Raton has issued an order closing non-essential businesses at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday.
“The order is intended to save lives and prevent the long-term devastating impacts that COVID-19 could have on our residents, businesses and visitors. Do your part. Slow the spread. Stay home,” an email from the city said.
Retail and commercial businesses that are considered essential, and can remain open, include, but are not limited to, healthcare providers and equipment suppliers, grocery stores and pharmacies, businesses that provide food, shelter, social services and other necessities for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, banks, gas stations and media.