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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City of Fort Pierce: COVID-19 Update #7

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/coronavirus/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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