COVID-19 Update #18
City of Fort Pierce
May 21, 2020, 5:30 PM
SOUTH CAUSEWAY AND JAYCEE PARKS CLOSED THIS WEEKEND
In an effort to promote proper social distancing and reduce mass gathering, Jaycee Park and South Causeway Park will be closed to the public beginning Friday, May 22 at 7am until Tuesday, May 26 at 12pm. The decision was made at the May 18th Fort Pierce City Commission meeting to best comply with the Governor’s orders and CDC guidelines. With the holiday weekend ahead, the City of Fort Pierce anticipates large crowds on the waterfront and is taking precautions to protect our community. The boat ramp at Jaycee Park will remain open during the park closure. All other City of Fort Pierce parks remain open.
POP-UP MOBILE PANTRY
The City of Fort Pierce and the Treasure Coast Food Bank will be hosting a drive-thru Pop-Up Mobile Pantry Friday, 5/22 at 10AM in Fort Pierce at the Percy Peek Gym (2902 Avenue D). If you need a little extra help with groceries, stop by the drive-thru pantry.
PEDESTRIANIZING SECOND STREET
The City is launching a pilot street closure this weekend. Second Street between Marina Way and Orange Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic on Friday, May 22 until Monday, May 25. The intent of this closure is to create additional pedestrian space and to help businesses expand capacity, not to create a gathering or social space. Future zones will be considered based on this pilot.
The City’s parklet program begins next week where businesses will be allowed to utilize the on-street parking spaces in front of their establishment for additional seating or shopping space. There is no fee for this program. Businesses in participating should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
City of Fort Pierce Board and Committee meetings shall resume as necessary. All meetings will take place in the Commission Chambers for proper social distancing and teleconferencing capabilities. For a list of Board and Committee meetings, visit: http://www.cityoffortpierce.com/223/Agendas-Minutes
COVID-19 Household and Business grant applications are currently being reviewed. Representatives from the Grants Administration Division are following up with applicants to ensure all required documentation is provided and applications are complete. Applicants will be contacted via email with their next steps.
CITY FACILITY PUBLIC ACCESS
• City Hall – Closed to the public with appointment only access for Building Department.
• Sunrise Theatre – Closed to the public.
• Police Department Main Station and Substation – Closed to the public.
• City Marina – Open to the public and practicing social distancing.
• Indian Hills Golf Course – Open to the public and practicing social distancing.
• Beaches – Open.
• Parks - Open, except for South Causeway and Jaycee Park (5/22-5/26).
• Boat Ramps – Open.
St. Lucie County Public Information:
Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center:
St. Lucie Public Schools
211 Community Helpline
211 is a community helpline and crisis hotline that provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention, information, assessment, and referral to community services for people of all ages.
State of Florida Emergency Coordinating Officers
Florida Community Health Centers / Fort Pierce
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
Citizens may subscribe to receive email and text messaged updates through the “COVID-19 Information” alert center on the city’s website. Visit https://www.cityoffortpierce.com/856/COVID-19-Information for updated information and community resources regarding COVID-19.