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.
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.
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.
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).
Gov. Desantis’ order effective March 20 until further notice. Enforcement authority: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
BARS & NIGHTCLUBS CLOSED
Gov. DeSantis’ order issued March 16; effective for 30 days: Enforcement authority: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
SOCIAL GATHERINGS LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE
Effective March 16 until further notice. Enforcement authority: City of Jacksonville (630-CITY)/
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.