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The City of Riviera Beach will continue to monitor the emergence of COVID-19. We remain vigilant and are taking steps to keep our residents, visitors, businesses and employees safe and informed. The City is working closely with local, state and federal officials related to the spread of COVID-19. We are in constant communications with the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure we are taking all the necessary steps and precautions. To ensure you have the latest information and guidance, we recommend visiting the CDC and the Florida Department of Health websites.


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Saturday, September  25th, 2021

Information about Lost COVID-19 vaccination cards Call 561-840-4500

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Vaccination Site and Booster Shots

Please be aware that the vaccinations that will take place on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Wells Recreation Center – 2409 Avenue H West, Riviera Beach, FL, 33409, is not operated by the City of Riviera Beach, but by the Palm Beach County Health Department.

Booster shots/third shots are currently available for individuals with weakened immune systems. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends it for the moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals who:

·Have been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood.
·Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
·Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
·Have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
·Have advanced or untreated HIV infection.
·Have active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.

The CDC recommends that you get the same vaccine you got for your first two doses. So if you received the first two doses of Pfizer or Moderna, then get that one for your third shot. But if that is not feasible, the CDC committee said an additional dose with the other mRNA vaccine is permitted.

Currently only the Pfizer and the Moderna vaccines are authorized for an additional dose. If you got the J&J, you still are not eligible.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the following statement on the Administration's plan for COVID-19 booster shots for the remaining population.

We have developed a plan to begin offering these booster shots this fall subject to FDA conducting an independent evaluation and determination of the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines.

We are prepared to offer booster shots for all Americans beginning the week of September 20 and starting 8 months after an individual's second dose.

It is anticipated the booster will be needed for those who received the J&J Vaccine, but at this time it is unknown when that will be announced.

Lost or Damaged Vaccination Cards

If you have lost or damaged your vaccination cards, you can use any of the following two options that pertain to you:

Contact the Immunization Section of the Florida Department of Health at 1-877-888-7468 or email

If you were vaccinated in Palm Beach County, you could also do the following:
Florida Department of Health, Palm Beach:
Replacement vaccination cards should be requested from the same agency or pharmacy that supplied the vaccine. If you got your shots through Palm Beach County’s health department, email with the subject line “Vaccination Card” and provide your name, birth date, location, and dates of your shots.



Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Situational Report May 13th  2021 so far 41.% of florida has received the Covid 19 vaccine

Situational Report May 13th  2021 so far 41.% of florida has received the Covid 19 vaccine

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Join us on Zoom - OR (929) 205-6099; Meeting ID: 822 8338 1351 Passcode 175128

Join us on Zoom - OR (929) 205-6099; Meeting ID: 822 8338 1351 Passcode 175128

Friday, May 7th, 2021



Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Emergency Operations Center
City of Riviera Beach

The City of Riviera Beach – Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor the status of COVID-19 nationally and locally. The Emergency Operations Center will continue to provide reports regularly to the community on the latest activities and developments associated with the pandemic.

Situational Report

As it relates to COVID-19, the United States currently has 32.2 million cases and 573,000 deaths. In the State of Florida, there are 2.22 million cases and 34,957 deaths. For Palm Beach County, there are 142,000 cases, and 2,751 deaths. According to the Census Tract Data, there is an increase in the number of cases in Palm Beach County; however, the City of Riviera Beach has no “Hot Spots” at this time.

As for daily positivity rates, Florida is at a daily positivity rate of 6.92% and Palm Beach County is at 7.07%. Both rates remain steady and the majority of new cases are variant forms of the Coronavirus, which are 690 cases.


So far, 40.5% of the population in Florida has received at least one dose and 27.5% of the population in Florida have been fully vaccinated.

The City of Riviera Beach’s vaccination site has vaccinated approximately 2,400 individuals over the past month. Currently the City’s vaccination site has transitioned to provide second shots to those that received their first dose within the past month. At the conclusion of the second shots, Riviera Beach intends to begin initial vaccinations again, if the supply and demand remains. For the latest vaccination site registration information please visit our city’s website at or

Palm Beach County will be meeting to revise the facial covering mandate for vaccinated individuals based on new CDC recommendations.


The Finance Department continues to monitor opportunities of financial assistance for our residents. To that point, Riviera Beach residents should be aware that Palm Beach County Community Services will soon re-opened their portal for Rental, Relocation and Utility Assistance. Application must be submitted online at
The City has been informed that it will be receiving approximately $14.9 million from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan passed by Congress. The funds come with spending restrictions; it is staff’s recommendation that the full amount be provided to the Utility Special District to initiate the design and engineering for the new water treatment facility.
In November 2020, the City entered into an inter-local agreement with Palm Beach County for the purpose of seeking reimbursement from the County for non-payroll related COVID-19 costs incurred prior to October 1, 2020. The City’s reimbursement request was for $509,231.05. On April 29, 2021, the City received payment from the County in the amount of $505,445.26. The County rejected $3,785.79 of invoices as non-COVID-19 related.

Thursday, April 7th, 2021

Homebound Vaccinations

The state has started home bound vaccination. Anyone interested can email :

· Include the name of the person to be vaccinated
· Phone number
· And the names of any residents within the home who would like to be vaccinated as well

The state will contact that person and schedule them to be vaccinated.

Thursday, April 7th, 2021

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:

The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

How to Apply

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time

If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:

An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.


Thursday, April 6th, 2021

Vaccination of individuals 18 and older beginning this Thursday thru Saturday. Currently we still have availability
Our vaccination of individuals 18 and older beginning this Thursday thru Saturday. Currently we still have availability please call 1877-574-8437

Thursday, March 25, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Order by the Florida State Governor Regarding the Change in the Age Requirement

Earlier today, Florida State Governor, Ron DeSantis, ordered that beginning on
Monday – March 29, 2021, individuals who are 40 years of age or older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, beginning Monday – April 5, 2021, those 18 years of age and older can begin to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The City of Riviera Beach is a point-of-distribution site for the COVID-19 vaccine at this time and will comply with these orders as it relates to the vaccinations that are administered in the community. The City will continue to work diligently to provide vaccinations to those that are interested.

Please make sure to sign-up for CodeRED if you wish to receive updates on COVID-19 vaccination opportunities by visiting


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) recently announced a new way for homebound seniors to sign up to have a COVID-19 vaccine come directly to them.

E-mail: with your name and phone number to put in your request. FDEM will contact you within 72 hours to collect more information and schedule your appointment.


Friday, March 19, 2021

New Covid-19 Vaccination Opportunity March 25- March 27 Call 1877-574-8437


Access the Florida Health Department COVID-19
Determination of Extreme Vulnerability Form here



Thursday, March 11, 2021

If you are:
Long-term care facility resident and staff
Person 65 years of age and older (60 years of age and older effective 3/15)
Health care personnel with direct patient contact
K-12 school employee 50 years of age and older
Sworn law enforcement officer 50 years of age and older
Firefighter 50 years of age and older
Person deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by hospital providers

You can get vaccinated here:
Health Care District of PBC [] (by appointment only)
Florida Department of Health []
Publix Pharmacies
CVS Pharmacies
Walmart/Sam’s Club Pharmacies
Winn-Dixie Pharmacies
Federally-Supported Vaccine Sites

If you are:
K-12 school employee, daycare and preschool worker or staff regardless of age
You can get vaccinated here:
Publix Pharmacies
CVS Pharmacies
Walmart/Sam’s Club Pharmacies
Winn-Dixie Pharmacies
Federally-Supported Vaccine Sites

Thursday, March 4, 2021

New Vaccination Opportunities

Winn Dixie -
Walmart -
Federally-Supported Vaccine Sites -


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Information

Interested in registering for the COVID-19 vaccination? please visit any of the following websites to do so. Please be aware that the options below are the only ways to register for the vaccine at this time.

Palm Beach County Health Care District

 Visit the NEW COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Portal at

Vaccination locations:
South County Civic Center 16700 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446
South Florida Fairgrounds - 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Burns Road Community Center - 4404 Burns Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

State of Florida
Visit or call 1-866-939-0911


Vaccinations will be available in select stores at this time.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The City of Riviera Beach remains determined to serve the residents of the community in every way possible. Recently we have operated a vaccination site at the Wells Recreation Center to host and operate a series of vaccinations that were administered to hundreds of qualified seniors and frontline healthcare workers in and around the City. This was accomplished through collaboration with the State of Florida, Palm Beach County and the City of Riviera Beach. City employees have spent many hours to provide the community with the outstanding service they deserve during this unprecedented time.

Though vaccinations are currently unavailable with the City, community members should check back at this webpage for future updates or sign-up for CodeRed when vaccinations become available, so that you can receive notifications to your phone or by email. In addition, Palm Beach County provides an abundance of other resources and opportunities for vaccinations, simply visit their website by clicking here.


In addition, if you’ve taken the Moderna Vaccine please read our Frequently Asked Questions regarding symptoms and other information.

Monday, April 6, 2020

The city will be completely remote. As a result of this further modified schedule, only critical operations of the utility special district, public works fleet operations, police department, and fire department will remain operational. The city will re-evaluate staffing modification and levels of operations within the next thirty (30) days.

Remote Operations



Monday, March 30, 2020

All City facilities, with the exception of the Police Department lobby, will be temporarily closed to the public. Accordingly, we are encouraging all persons to conduct business with the City via telephone, email communications or other digital means. These closures are necessary to reduce the continual expansion of COVID-19 statewide.



The City of Riviera Beach has declared a local state of emergency. This declaration affords additional latitudes and flexibilities s for city staff to respond to the public's concerns associated with the pandemic caused by the coronavirus COVID-19.


City Facilities Closed Until Further Notice

All Recreation Centers, to include: 
  • Wells/Calloway Recreation Centers
  • Barracuda Bay Aquatic Park
  • Lindsey Davis Center (drive-up meal service for seniors will remain.
  • Restroom facilities at public parks
  • Riviera Beach Public Library
  • Brooks Community Center


Meetings & Events

  • All city- sponsored and cosponsored events have been  postponed.
  • Rentals and events that are scheduled to occur inside city facilities have been postponed. They can be rescheduled,  or a full refund will be remitted to the individual/agency that secured the facility.
  • Special event permits will not be issued
  • All boards, advisory boards, special magistrate, and  committees have been postponed.
  • All meetings with external parties are to be conducted electronically, utilizing services such as GoToMeeting, Skype, FaceTime, etc.


Get City Business Done

We strongly encourage people to utilize electronic and telephonic communications with city staff to conduct city business.


Contact Information

City Manager's Office
Phone: (561) 812-6590

Health and Human Services



Information & Guidance

Florida Department of Health:

24/7 Hotline: 1-866-779-6121

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

24/7 Hotline: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

Palm Beach County

Information Line (open daily 8am - 6pm)
Call: 561-712-6400

Florida Department of Health Vaccine Information

Vaccine Information

County Resources

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