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Posted on: March 25, 2020

AB coronavirus update: Wednesday, March 25

CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

UPDATED WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020

 

Atlantic Beach residents and business owners:

We are settled into this emergency, yet we must remain vigilant, informed, and understanding. Please be flexible as we collect data associated with the spread of the virus – and its prevalence. We are assured that the numbers will increase.

All levels of government are working together with this prevailing thought in mind: The risk of getting the disease is directly related to exposure to the virus. Indeed, we’re ALL in this together; now, let’s flatten that doggone curve.

 

COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS

(As of March 25, 2020)

Sources: Johns Hopkins University and Florida Department of Health

United States – 46,485 positive tests; 591 deaths

Florida: 1,281 positive tests; 17 deaths

Duval County: 50 positive tests; three deaths

WORK FROM HOME ORDER

Mayor Curry has issued a work-from-home mandate to employers. Enforcement authority: City of Jacksonville (630-CITY). Effective March 24 until further notice.

https://www.coab.us/DocumentCenter/View/11952/GC-1359221-v1-Emergency_Executive_Order_Number_2020-3-032320-work-from-home

TRAVEL RESTRICTION

Gov. DeSantis: Airline passengers traveling to Florida from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut must quarantine for 14 days. Enforcement authority: Florida Department of Health (850-245-4339; consumerServices@flhealth.gov). Violations are misdemeanor crimes. Effective March 24 until further notice.

https://www.coab.us/DocumentCenter/View/11950/EO-20-80-Travel-Restriction

BEACH CLOSURE

Mayor Curry issued the order for Duval County’s beaches on March 20; effective until further notice. Local authorities are patrolling the beach to ensure compliance. Please keep in mind that these are public beaches; as such, there’s no provision for them to be open to Beaches residents, only.

https://www.coab.us/DocumentCenter/View/11955/Curry-EO-2020-2-Beach-Closure

RESTAURANT DINING ROOMS, FITNESS CENTERS CLOSED

Gov. DeSantis’ order effective March 20 until further notice. Enforcement authority: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROHIBITED

Gov. DeSantis’ order effective March 20 until further notice. Enforcement authorities: Agency for Health Care Administration (888-419-3456) and Florida Department of Health (850-245-4339; consumerServices@flhealth.gov).

https://www.coab.us/DocumentCenter/View/11956/EO-Non-Essential-Medical-coronavirus-state-of-florida

RESTAURANT DINING ROOMS, FITNESS CENTERS CLOSED

Gov. Desantis’ order effective March 20 until further notice. Enforcement authority: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

https://www.coab.us/DocumentCenter/View/11957/EO-20-71-002-state-order---no-on-premises-consumption

BARS & NIGHTCLUBS CLOSED

Gov. DeSantis’ order issued March 16; effective for 30 days: Enforcement authority: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

https://www.coab.us/DocumentCenter/View/11951/EO-20-68-Alcohol-Sales-Prohibited

SOCIAL GATHERINGS LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE

Effective March 16 until further notice. Enforcement authority: City of Jacksonville (630-CITY)/

https://www.coab.us/DocumentCenter/View/11954/GC-1358526-v1-Emergency_Executive_Order_Number_2020-002-004-Capacity-Reduction-and-Alcohol-Sales-Limitation

IN ATLANTIC BEACH, MAYOR GLASSER AND CITY MANAGER CORBIN HAVE ADMINISTRATIVELY ORDERED:

City Hall closed

“Non-essential” personnel working from home

Commission, board and committee meetings canceled

No City-sanctioned or City-sponsored events

Public restrooms closed

Some public parking closed

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS

State declaration (issued March 9; effective until further notice): https://www.coab.us/DocumentCenter/View/11953/EO-20-52-State-declaration-coronavirus

Jacksonville declaration (issued March 13; effective until further notice: https://www.coab.us/DocumentCenter/View/11948/Coj-OGC

Atlantic Beach declaration (originally issued March 13; re-issued March 20; effective through March 27): https://www.coab.us/DocumentCenter/View/11946/Proclamation--Declaring-State-of-Emergency-2nd

SENIORS, SERIOUSLY ILL, AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECENTLY TO NEW YORK: STAY AT HOME

Gov. DeSantis said March 24 he wants the following people to stay home for the next two weeks: those 65 and older; everyone with serious medical conditions; and everyone who has traveled recently to New York.

ATLANTIC BEACH CITY HALL IS CLOSED TO VISITORS

Interactions with City staff must be made by telephone (247-5800) or online (info@coab.us). Water and sewer customers may put payments in the drop box outside of City Hall, and sign up to pay bills via bank draft at mypayments.bill2pay.com/client/atlantic. Instead of going to the Police Department, Residents should report minor crimes and complaints by telephone (247-5859), when possible.

FEDERAL DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TESTING SITE OPENS

The federally sponsored drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will open Saturday, March 21, at TIAA Bank Field in parking lot J. Info: www.coj.net.

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