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Town Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) revised 4/2/2020 4:40 pm

Governor Ron DeSantis has issued Executive Order 20-91 effective at 12:01 am on April 3.  To keep our residents safe, we ask that you comply with the Governor’s Statewide Order regarding Essential Services and Activities. You may read the entire executive order here.

We recommend that Gulf Stream residents follow the order and stay home except to obtain essential goods and services, in addition to adhering to the CDC recommendations regarding social distancing when not at home. Although staying at home is the goal, activities such as walking your dog and walking for exercise are allowed.

Anyone entering Gulf Stream from an area with substantial community spread, including Louisiana and the Tri-State area (NY, NJ, CT) is directed to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.

Working together as a community will allow Gulf Stream to stay safe during this difficult time. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, the Town will regularly update this website with up to date information regarding COVID-19 and related Orders from the State and County.

COVID-19 TESTING:

On-site testing (swab sample collection) will begin on Tuesday, March 31st at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, 5444 Haverhill Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Preapproval and appointments are required. To request testing and to schedule an appointment please call the Health Care District of Palm Beach County testing line: (561) 642-1000

ORDERS:
The Palm Beach County website keeps a list of the Governor’s Executive Orders as well as its own Orders. That website is here .
A link to the current Stay Home Stay Safe, Safer at Home Policy is available here

  • By the Governor’s Executive Order 20-70 ALL beaches in Palm Beach County are CLOSED
  • Gulf Stream Town Hall and Police Lobby are closed to the public
  • Only emergency permits (A/C change outs, hot water heater change outs, roof, and emergency plumbing repair) will be processed until further notice, for more information click here
  • For more information, please call town hall at 561-276-5116

For information regarding COVID-19 please visit either the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or the Florida Department of Health’s website at http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/.

The Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) COVID-19 Call Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1 (866) 779-6121 or email your questions to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

For information regarding general prevention, “physical distancing”, how to assess if you should get tested, and other Covid-19 statistics please visit: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/covid19-toolkit.html.

You can also review frequently asked questions and answers at http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/faq.html.

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Get Involved & Informed by coming by with any questions regarding the approval process.   Get informed by coming to one of our Town Hall meetings.  Read more about our Town Hall

The Gulf Stream Police Department provides around-the-clock public safety services to the town. Located across the street from the Town Hall… Read more about our police department

The Town of Gulf Stream is pleased to announce a new emergency notification system available to residents at no cost through CodeRED.  To register to receive free emergency and other important town related alerts, please visit the CodeRED enrollment website here.

The Palm Beach County Mosquito Control Division’s top tips for protecting yourself from mosquitoes can be found here.

Welcome

Gulf-Stream-PropertyIn 1916, the State of Florida began to open a stretch of roadway along the Atlantic Ocean coastline, as a more scenic alternative to Route 1, now called the Federal Highway. The road eventually became known as State Road A1A. To address high winds along the route, Australian Pines were planted along both sides of A1A, from Jacksonville to Miami. The Town of Gulf Stream is the only remaining stretch where the Australian Pine Canopy still remains. It has since been designated as an historic and scenic highway, allowing the Town to protect and cultivate new plants to maintain and expand a stand of more than 300 pines… Read more about the town

Facts About Gulf Stream

The Facts

1,001 residents – 2018 year estimate

The median age in Gulf Stream is 58.2 years. The population is nearly split between males and females, with only two more men than women at the 2010 U.S. Census.

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Gulf Stream School, which was founded in 1938, offers private, quality education to up to 250 students from pre-Kindergarten to the 8th Grade.

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According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the Town has 525 housing units and 361 households.  Eighty-eight percent of the occupied housing units are owner-occupied.

In 2011, the Town annexed 16.6 acres of land which added 102 additional dwelling units into the community.

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The Town consists of 537 acres of residential, public and preserved lands.  There are no properties zoned for commercial or industrial uses.  Only 9.3 acres of the Town are vacant and available for development.

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Pay Your Water/Garbage Bill Online

Town residents can now view and pay their monthly water bill at this link: https://gulfstream.secure.munibilling.com.
When setting up your online account, each resident will need to use the personalized code printed on your utility bill.

Contractor Registration & Permit Information

All workers hired to perform services for your property (employees and deliveries not included) must be registered to do work in the Town. If you are hiring a contractor (for example, to do lawn work or make improvements to your home) please ask them to register at Town Hall if they are not currently on file. Occupational registration is designed to ensure workers are properly licensed and insured, which enhances the safety of the community.  Requirements Attached

All work requiring a permit must be submitted on a City of Delray Beach application.  You can get those applications on their website here.  We require all permit applications to include four (4) sets of all plans, product approvals, and attachments.

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