7960952300?profile=originalOn March 27, a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy explains to South Palm Beach resident Kumar Kalola that public beaches and other gathering venues are closed because of the emergency situation.

7960953072?profile=originalA bicyclist on Old Ocean Boulevard in Ocean Ridge zips past crime-scene tape and a sign on March 29 that declares all public beaches closed by order of the governor.

7960953299?profile=originalGolf carts are lined up for when customers return to the Raymond Floyd Par 3 course in Palm Beach. Golf courses and parks were some of the public locations closed by March 27 in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.

7960952884?profile=originalShoppers at the Publix in Manalapan on March 14 contributed to the hoarding of a bewildering supply of goods at local groceries, ranging from logical items like meats and cleaning supplies to the less obvious like toilet paper.

7960953669?profile=originalLisa Petersen, Manalapan’s town clerk, checks out books and movies to Mary Ann Kunkle, a resident of Manalapan. The town temporarily opened its library doors on March 25 so customers could load up on materials to keep their minds busy as they shelter in place.

Photos by Tim Stepien and Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

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