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Sunrise City News

Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of Fort Pierce COVID-19 Update #3

CITY SERVICES

All City buildings are closed to the public with the exception of City Hall, Fort Pierce City Marina (open to existing tenants) and Indian Hills Golf Course. City Hall is open with limited access to the public. During this unpredictable time, citizens should expect delays at City Hall and instead are encouraged to take advantage of our online services, email and phone resources. For a staff directory, visit: www.cityoffortpierce.com/directory. Essential services like police, public works and solid waste collection are not impacted by these changes.


PARKS

City parks are open; however, residents and visitors should abide by the social distancing recommendations set forth by the Governor by limiting their gatherings to no more than 10 persons.


BUILDING DEPARTMENT

E-mail building permit submittal has been expanded. For a list of building permits and documents that can be submitted electronically, visit: www.cityoffortpierce.com/131/Building-Department


BUSINESSES

To keep you informed with the most current information available to assist your business and employees during this challenging time, the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County established a COVID-19 Business Assistance Resource Web Portal. This tool was developed to have all federal, state and local resources at your fingertips.

The web portal can be viewed online at www.youredc.com. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the EDC will be monitoring all available resources and will share updated information as it becomes available on the web portal.

Businesses impacted by COVID-19 are also encouraged to visit www.SBA.gov for additional information regarding guidance and disaster loan programs.

 

SLC PUBLIC INFORMATION HOTLINE

St. Lucie County’s Emergency Management staff has opened the Public Information Hotline to help residents answer general questions about local government efforts relating to COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus. That number is 772-460-HELP (4357).


St. Lucie County’s Emergency Operations Center is at partial Level 2 activation. The Public Information Lines will be operational weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


SCHOOLS

The Florida Department of Education has announced that students will not return until April 15th.

All state assessments have been canceled for this school year. Online Instruction for students in St. Lucie Public Schools will begin on March 30th. More detailed Information will be shared in the coming days.

 

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 via email or text message through the “COVID-19 Information alert center” on the city’s website at www.cityoffortpierce.com.


Previous updates: http://www.cityoffortpierce.com/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=Coronavirus-Updates-28

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