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Posted on: April 9, 2020

City of Fort Pierce: COVID-19 Update #12

COVID-19 Update #12

City of Fort Pierce

Contact: 772.465.4170

April 9, 2020, 5:00 PM

Website: www.cityoffortpierce.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ftpierce


As we head into the Easter weekend, it is important that we all continue to take steps to protect our community. Now is not the time to ease up on social distancing, the mitigation measures in place or the Safer At Home order. We must continue to be good neighbors and work toward the goal of flattening the curve. While this is a typically a time for families and friends to gather, we must maintain social distancing and seek alternative ways to celebrate together, physically apart. These alternatives might include live streaming worship services, virtual Easter egg hunts or video conferencing with family and friends.


Residents can still enjoy our beautiful weather but as a reminder, Fort Pierce beaches are closed, as well as Jaycee and South Causeway Parks. Please avoid gathering in large groups.


“We all have a role to play to protect our families, neighbors, friends and ourselves,” said Mayor Linda Hudson. “Remember the Safer At Home Order is temporary. The sooner we stop the spread, the sooner we can return to normal. We must be vigilant, but hopeful.“


CDC RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING FACE COVERINGS

CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.


It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.


The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.


This recommendation complements and does not replace the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, 30 Days to Slow the Spread, which remains the cornerstone of our national effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. CDC will make additional recommendations as the evidence regarding appropriate public health measures continues to develop. For more information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html


CITY FACILITY PUBLIC ACCESS 

  • City Hall – Closed to the public with appointment only access for Building Department.
  • Sunrise Theatre – Closed to the public, including the box office.
  • 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 – Closed.
  • Parks - Open, with the exception of South Causeway and Jaycee Park.
  • Boat Ramps – Open.

HELPFUL CONTACTS

St. Lucie County Public Information:

772-460-HELP (4357)

Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

https://www.stlucieco.gov/


Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center:

866-779-6121

Email: covid-19@flhealth.gov


St. Lucie Public Schools

772-462-3800

www.stlucie.k12.fl.us


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

https://www.floridadisaster.org/state-eoc/eco/


COMMUNICATIONS

Citizens may subscribe to receive email and text messaged 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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