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Palm Beach County's mask mandate extended

Officials in Palm Beach County have extended a county-wide mask mandate.

"Considering the most current data on COVID-19 spread in Palm Beach County, Southeast Florida, and the entire State of Florida, the CDC recommendations on wearing of facial coverings, and the safe reopening of additional businesses and public schools, the County Administrator has determined that it is necessary and appropriate to extend Emergency Order Number 2020-012 for an additional thirty days," read a statement from county officials.

 

The order will expire at 12:01 on October 22

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/palm-beach-county-mask-mandate/34101663

Big Ten changes course, aims for October start to football

In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Kevin Warren talks to reporters after being named Big Ten Conference Commissioner during a news conference in Rosemont, Ill.

SOURCE: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File

 

Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to begin its season the Oct. 23-24 weekend. Each team will have an eight-game schedule.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/big-ten-changes-course-aims-for-october-start/34039394

Thousands sign petition for PBC to move to full Phase Two

As bars across the state have reopen, several business owners in Palm Beach County are upset and feel many businesses will have to close their doors if the county doesn’t reopen bars soon.

As of Tuesday evening, this petition had 2,500 signatures asking Palm Beach County Commissioners to rethink the incremental phase two.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/thousands-sign-petition-for-pbc-to-move-to-full-phase-two/34033489

Halloween is almost here! Stock up on these new Halloween candy picks for 2020

In case you needed a quick little reminder: Halloween is right around the corner, folks! So obviously, we all have the spookiest new Halloween candy releases on the brain. To avoid the often-inflated price tags on Halloween candy as we get closer to the holiday, now's the time to stock up on your favorite treats. From sour gummy snacks to classic chocolate bars and even new zombie-themed treats, here are the best new Halloween candy picks for your trick-or-treaters.

Can't wait until Christmas? People are decorating trees for Halloween

halloween tree SOURCE: Instagram @vampextrix

 

It’s always a joyous moment when you finally get to take out your tree and decorate it for Christmas. But why should your fake tree stay in storage the other 11 months out of the year? People who love Halloween (like, really love it) are giving their trees new life by decorating them in orange, black and spooky accessories.

If this concept sounds a little strange to you, first off — where’s your Halloween spirit?! And who says that decorating trees is for one single holiday? Not only will it dress up your home, but it’ll give you that same happy feeling that seeing a Christmas tree does … except you might get a little creeped out along with that joy.

Staff at beloved bowling alley excited for phase 2 reopening

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —

Many businesses across Palm Beach County, including bowling alleys and movie theaters, are set to reopen on Tuesday for phase 2. Bowling alleys and movie theaters will have to be at 50% capacity. Bowling alleys will need to make sure 50% of total lanes are operational and there’s a four-player maximum per lane.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/staff-at-beloved-bowling-alley-excited-for-phase-2-reopening/33944080

Palm Beach County School District sets September 21st as first day of in-person learning

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

Hours after Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said brick and mortar learning will resume at some point between September 14th and September 21st at Palm Beach County schools, the school district set September 21st as the return date.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/palm-beach-county-school-district-sets-september-21st-as-first-day-of-in-person-learning/33929795

CDC letter asks states to prepare to distribute COVID-19 vaccine by November

Fla. —

In a letter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director instructed the Florida governor to take steps to be able to distribute COVID-19 vaccines by Nov. 1, but a local infectious disease physician, Dr. Kitonga Kiminyo, said he worries things may not be ready by that specific date. “We need to make sure that that vaccine has been tried and tested appropriately and through the appropriate channels,” Dr. Kiminyo said.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/cdc-letter-asks-states-to-prepare-to-distribute-covid-19-vaccine-by-november/33907311

Businesses like escape rooms looking forward to Phase Two

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

Once Phase Two begins in Palm Beach County, businesses like West Palm Beach Escape Rooms will once again be able to welcome customers while following guidelines from the county. “We are just excited to get back to start getting revenue people in here. Getting schools and camps back in,” said Randi D’Alena, co-owner of West Palm Beach Escape Rooms.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/businesses-like-escape-rooms-looking-forward-to-phase-two/33867415

Palm Beach County students having trouble logging on to virtual classes

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

Some students are having trouble accessing the online portal to begin the first day of remote learning. The Palm Beach County School District confirmed the problem in a tweet, saying, "IT is aware of an issue with the District Portal and is working on it. Thank you."

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/palm-beach-county-students-having-trouble-logging-on-to-virtual-classes/33848677

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

In this Saturday, March 30, 2019 file photo, Chadwick Boseman poses in the press room with the award for outstanding actor in a motion picture for "Black Panther" at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died of cancer. His representative says Boseman died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. 

SOURCE: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/black-panther-actor-chadwick-boseman-dies-of-cancer-at-43/33837428

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