COVID-19 Update #24
City of Fort Pierce
September 3, 2020
Free COVID Testing 9/4/20 and 9/5/20 at MLK Jr Dreamland Park
The City of Fort Pierce, in partnership with Allied Health and St. Lucie County, is offering free COVID-19 testing. Allied Health will provide PCR swab testing to the public by appointment only on Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Dreamland Park, 301 S. 25th Street. To make an appointment, please call 772-985-3445.
Parks and Beaches Open Labor Day Weekend
Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County beaches and parks will remain open this Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7. Beach and park visitors are urged to continue to follow CDC recommendations:
- Individuals should avoid being in a group larger than 10 individuals. Within these groups, individuals should, to the extent possible, minimize in-person contact with others not in the individual’s household.
- Minimizing in-person contact includes maintaining 6 feet or more of separation from individuals.
- When maintaining 6 feet of separation is not feasible, other methods should be utilized to slow the spread of COVID-19 such as wearing a face covering or mask, washing or sanitizing hands frequently, and avoiding sharing utensils or other common objects.
For more information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/
Virtual 9/11 Ceremony
The City of Fort Pierce will hold a virtual memorial service to honor CeeCee Ross Lyles who perished on Flight 93 when it crashed in a Pennsylvania field during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The virtual memorial service will be streamed live through the City’s Facebook page, Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:50 AM. The family will be presenting a wreath and will have a moment of silence at Lyles’ dedicated statue located at the Liberty Garden. St. Lucie County Fire District Honor Guard will also be participating. The public may tune in live at https://www.facebook.com/ftpierce/ to witness this virtual ceremony.
St. Lucie County Launches Phase Two of Emergency Relief Grants for Small Businesses
The grants program launched at the beginning of August to provide economic relief to small businesses hardest hit in St. Lucie County due to COVID‐19 has been successfully processing applications. Phase two of the program launched on September 3 with some new criteria. Grants up to $10,000, which do not have to be repaid, will be allocated on a first-come, first‐served basis to qualifying businesses with 11‐25 employees and total revenue of less than $2 million. Priority is being given to businesses that did not receive funding through other federal, state, or local programs related to COVID‐19. Businesses with 0‐10 employees are still eligible and encouraged to apply. For more information, visit: www.recoverstlucie.org