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The City of Fort Pierce will be offering free COVID-19 swab and antibody testing on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 12PM to 4PM at Ilous Ellis Park (1211 Avenue M, Fort Pierce). No appointment is necessary. For more information, please call 888-519-9192.
In an effort to allow projects and city business to move forward, the Fort Pierce City Commission approved resolution 20-R26 to allow legislative public hearings to resume on June 15, 2020 and quasi-judicial hearings on July 6, 2020.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND FACILITY RENTALS
As we navigate the phased approach to reopening set forth by the Governor, all special event permits and facility reservations remain on hold until further notice. Special events and facility rentals are expected to be discussed at the Fort Pierce City Commission Conference Agenda Meeting on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 9AM in the Commission Chambers at City Hall. The City of Fort Pierce shall continue to adhere to CDC, state and federal guidance in order to reopen our community in a safe and calculated manner.
PHASE 2 REOPENING
Governor Ron DeSantis has issued Phase 2 of Florida’s Recovery Plan which will take effect on June 5. To view the order, please visit: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-139.pdf
ST LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUMMER MEALS
The St. Lucie Public Schools Child Nutrition Services Department will continue to serve free meals at the following school sites to children from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9, 2020 - July 31, 2020. The multi-day meal packages include breakfast and lunch. On Tuesdays, the meal packages contain 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches. On Thursdays, the meal packages contains 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. For a list of meal sites, visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/blog/free-meals-for-children/.
VIRTUAL BUSINESS RECOVERY CENTER
The St. Lucie County Economic Development Council Virtual Business Recovery Center is a FREE service to assist business owners economically impacted by COVID-19. Working in partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Indian River State College, the SBDC assists entrepreneurs in every stage of the business life cycle by providing the professional expertise, tools, and information necessary to make sound business decisions in a complex and ever-changing marketplace. If you need business assistance, please call 772-336-6258 or visit: https://youredc.com/vbrc
CITY FACILITY PUBLIC ACCESS
• City Hall – Open by appointment only. Call (772) 467-3000.
• Sunrise Theatre – Will reopen on June 13, 2020 with Black Box venue programming.
• Police Department Main Station and Substation – Open by appointment only. Call (772) 467-6800.
• 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.
• Boat Ramps – Open.
St. Lucie County Public Information:
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.