Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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March 14, 2020 3:55 PM

Coronavirus Updates

The City of Fort Pierce is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our citizens and visitors. This feed will be updated when new information becomes available.

For questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Florida Department of Health's dedicated COVID-19 call center, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

FDOH COVID-19 CALL CENTER: (866) 779-6121
BY EMAIL: COVID-19@flhealth.gov

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Latest Update:

March 27, 2020 4:18 PM

COVID-19 Update #7
City of Fort Pierce
Contact: Shyanne Helms, 772.465.4170
March 27, 2020, 4:00 PM
Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce

There are reported cases of COVID-19 in St. Lucie County. As we head into the weekend, City of Fort Pierce officials urge residents and visitors to abide by social distancing guidelines and preventative measures set forth by the CDC during this critical time: https://www.cdc.gov/coron…/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.

CITY OPERATIONS
The Fort Pierce City Commission held a special meeting this morning to discuss COVID-19. The video recording can be viewed online, here: https://fortpiercefl.new.swagit.com/videos/44931. City Hall remains closed to the public until further notice. Essential services like police, solid waste and utilities are not impacted. City of Fort Pierce staff continue to serve the public during this closure via phone, email and online services. For a full staff directory, visit: http://www.cityoffortpierce.com/Directory.aspx?DID=5.
• The Building Department will remain open by appointment only for paper permit submittals. To make an appointment to meet with the building department, please call: 772-467-3199. In-person interior inspections for occupied or recently occupied residences will no longer be conducted. For more information, visit: http://cityoffortpierce.com/131/Building-Department.
• The Planning Department is implementing a temporary change in policy, allowing all applications to be submitted electronically. For more information, please call 772-467-3737 or visit: https://www.cityoffortpierce.com/183/Planning.

OUTDOOR RECREATION
Residents may engage in outdoor activity and recreation in wide-open areas not otherwise closed to the public, while maintaining social distancing.
• All City of Fort Pierce beaches are closed, including South Causeway Park and Jaycee Park. All other city parks remain open at this time.
• The boat ramps at Jaycee Park and Fisherman’s Wharf are open.
• The Indian Hills Golf Course is open.

COMMUNICATION
We are committed to keeping our residents safe and informed - all public notices will be provided on the city’s website, social media channels and Fort Pierce TV Channel 27. Residents may subscribe to receive updates through the “COVID-19 Information” alert center on the city’s website: www.cityoffortpierce.com. Archived updates are also available on the city’s website.

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March 26, 2020 9:13 AM

Has your small business been economically impacted by COVID-19? The state has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program to provide short-term, interest-free loans to help businesses bridge the gap from the time of impact until long-term resources are available. Florida SBDC Network will be hosting a Facebook Live event today to address FAQs and answer questions in real-time at the link below:

Florida SBDC Network Facebbok
March 24, 2020 5:02 PM

COVID-19 Update #6
City of Fort Pierce
Contact: Shyanne Helms, 772.467.3034
March 24, 2020, 5:00 PM
Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce

CITY PARKS AND BEACHES
All City of Fort Pierce beaches are closed, including South Causeway Park and Jaycee Park. All other city parks remain open; however, the City of Fort Pierce urges residents and visitors to follow social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC.

BOAT RAMPS
The boat ramps at Jaycee Park and Fisherman’s Wharf are open until further notice.

CITY HALL
Fort Pierce City Hall is currently closed to the public. Essential services like police, solid waste, and utilities are not impacted by this closure. Many departments are expanding their online and phone services. Visit the city’s website for a staff directory: http://www.cityoffortpierce.com/Directory.aspx?DID=5

Building Department:
The Building Department will remain open by appointment only for paper permit submittals. To make an appointment to meet with the building department, please call: 772-467-3199. In-person interior inspections for occupied or recently occupied residences will no longer be conducted. For more information, visit: http://cityoffortpierce.com/131/Building-Department.

Planning Department:
The Planning Department is implementing a temporary change in policy, allowing all applications to be submitted electronically. Applications can be submitted via email or regular mail. Submittal documents must be submitted as a PDF and can be emailed to planning_dl@cityoffortpierce.com or submitted on a CD or USB Drive via mail to 100 N. US Highway 1, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950, attention: Planning Department. If applications cannot be submitted electronically, please call 772-467-3737 so that other arrangements can be made.

Indian Hills Golf Course:
The Indian Hills Golf Course remains open and is implementing precautionary safety and sanitary measures.

COMMUNICATION
We are committed to keeping our residents safe and informed - all public notices will be provided on the city’s website, social media channels and Fort Pierce TV Channel 27. Residents may subscribe to receive updates through the “COVID-19 Information” alert center on the city’s website: www.cityoffortpierce.com. Archived updates are also available on the city’s website.