St. Johns County Public Library System’s Response to COVID-19

PLEASE NOTE:

All returned items are isolated for 72 hours and no fines will accrue during this isolation period.

Frequently Asked Questions  

When are the libraries open?

Our current operating hours are listed below.

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Anastasia IslandX10-310-32-710-310-3X
Bartram TrailX10-310-32-710-310-3X
HastingsX10-310-32-710-310-3X
MainX2-710-310-310-310-3X
Ponte Vedra BeachX2-710-310-310-310-3X
SoutheastX2-710-310-310-310-3X

How can I get a library card?

You can apply for a library card by visiting any of our branch libraries.  Visit our branch information page for current operating hours. If you are unable to visit the library, please call the library and our staff can provide remote application options for you.

If you previously applied for and received a temporary eCard, those cards have now expired. Please apply for a permanent library card.

Are face coverings required to visit the library?

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, a face covering mandate for all St. Johns County-owned facilities went into effect on Monday, July 27. All employees and any person working, doing business, or visiting a County facility is required to wear a face covering when social distancing of six feet or more cannot be maintained. For a full list of exemptions and enforcement policies, please visit www.sjcfl.us. Face Coverings in St. Johns County Facilities Fact Sheet.

What about storytimes or library programs?

We have shifted all of our library programming to a virtual format. You can enjoy live storytimes, book clubs, resource highlights, crafting ideas, teen programming, and much more on the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Most of our programs are also streamed on our Online Program Player on sjcpls.org.

Can I book a library meeting room?

Meeting room use is temporarily suspended at this time.

Can I use the Bookmobile?

The Bookmobile will begin offering services at four locations in the County on November 4.

The Bookmobile will offer patrons the ability to pick up requested items, return items, and use free Wi-Fi on Wednesdays and Fridays through December. The Bookmobile will be at the Publix in Nocatee Town Center and the Publix in Palencia Commons on Wednesdays, and the Publix on County Road 210 and the Publix in the Shoppes at Murabella on Fridays, excluding holidays.

For more information and to view the full bookmobile schedule, please visit our bookmobile page or email libbe@sjcfl.us.

Are libraries accepting donations?

Our libraries and Friends of the Library volunteers are adapting their donated materials policies on a branch by branch basis. Please reach out to your closest branch library for details.

Anastasia Island Branch: Only on Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m., through 12/17.
Bartram Trail Branch: By appointment only. Please email mjcogswell@gmail.com for details.
Hastings Branch: Not accepting donations at this time.
Main Branch: Accepting donations. For small batches, please drop them in the book return. For larger donations, please contact the library for delivery instructions.
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch: Not accepting donations at this time.
Southeast Branch: Not accepting donations at this time.
Bookmobile: Not accepting donations at this time.

St. Johns County Public Library Extends Hours Beginning January 5, 2021

The St. Johns County Public Library System is extending hours at all facilities to accommodate the needs of working families and students beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

The Main Branch, Ponte Vedra Beach Branch, and Southeast Branch libraries will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays. The Anastasia Island Branch, Bartram Trail Branch, and Hastings Branch libraries will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. All libraries will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and remain closed on Sundays and Mondays. In addition, the library’s online reference service, Ask a Librarian, is also extending service hours to match all branch library hours. For more information, please visit www.sjcpls.org or call your local branch library. Posted 12/1/2020.

“Food for Fines” Program to Benefit Food Pantry

The St. Johns County Public Library System is excited to announce that it will once again offer patrons a way to lower or eliminate library fines, while providing much needed assistance to the Health and Human Services Food Pantry through the “Food for Fines” program. This program will run from November 16 through December 21. A donation of one non-perishable, unexpired food item or pet supply item will remove $1 of fines from a patron’s library record. This fine-reduction program applies only to overdue fines and patrons may bring in as many items as needed to reduce overdue fines. Fees related to damaged or lost items are not included in the Food for Fines program.

Food donations and pet supplies/food may be dropped off at any St. Johns County Library branch or with one of our Bookmobiles. Last year, St. Johns County residents provided more than 9,000 non-perishable items through the “Food for Fines” program. All food collected will remain in St. Johns County for the benefit of local residents. For more information, please visit www.sjcpls.org or call your local branch library. Posted 11/13/2020.

St. Johns County Public Library Bookmobile Offering Limited Service Beginning November 4

The Bookmobile will offer patrons the ability to pick up requested items, return items, and use free Wi-Fi on Wednesdays and Fridays through December. The Bookmobile will be at the Publix in Nocatee Town Center and the Publix in Palencia Commons on Wednesdays, and the Publix on County Road 210 and the Publix in the Shoppes at Murabella on Fridays, excluding holidays.

For more information and to view the full bookmobile schedule, please visit our Bookmobile page or email libbe@sjcfl.us. Posted 10/20/2020.

Library Adds Evening Hours Beginning September 15

The St. Johns County Public Library System is introducing evening hours at all facilities to accommodate the needs of working families and students beginning Tuesday, September 15. The Main Branch, Ponte Vedra Beach Branch, and Southeast Branch libraries will now be open from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, and the Anastasia Island Branch, Bartram Trail Branch, and Hastings Branch libraries will now be open from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. All other library hours will remain the same, and libraries will remain closed on Sundays and Mondays. To further assist patrons, the library’s online reference service, Ask a Librarian, is also extending service hours to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, please visit www.sjcpls.org or call your local branch library. Posted 9/1/20.

St. Johns County Public Library Reinstates Fine Accrual and Expands Services 

Beginning June 30, the St. Johns County Public Library System will reinstate fine accrual for all items borrowed going forward. Fines may be paid in person or online at www.sjcpls.org and logging in with a library card. All St. Johns County library branches are open for expanded services including limited browsing, grab-and-go service, computer usage up to one hour with printing, faxing, copies, and notary services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Seating areas, meeting rooms, and play areas remain closed, and magazines and newspapers remain unavailable. In accordance with CDC recommendations and State of Florida safety guidelines, building capacity is limited, all returned materials are to be placed in the book drop and are isolated for 72 hours, and face coverings are strongly recommended. For more information, please visit www.sjcpls.org or call your branch library. Posted 6/30/20.

St. Johns County Public Libraries Begin Phased Reopening for Essential Services on May 19

St. Johns County Public Library branches will reopen for expanded essential services at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19. Libraries will be open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Services provided in this phase will include returns, grab-and-go service, and computer usage up to one hour. Staff will assist with material searches and holds. Seating areas, meeting rooms, and play areas will not be accessible. In accordance with CDC recommendations and State of Florida safety guidelines, building capacity will be limited, all returned materials are to be placed in the book drop and will be isolated for four days, and face coverings are strongly recommended. In addition, no fines will accrue at this time.​

St. Johns County leaders continue to closely follow the Governor’s executive orders and phased reopening guidelines in an effort to safely return to standard operations. For more information, please visit www.sjcpls.org or call your branch library.

New State Executive Order Removes Most COVID-19 Occupancy Restrictions on Businesses and Restaurants

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244 on Friday, September 25, 2020, and transitioned the State to Phase 3 of the COVID-19 reopening process. Effective upon issuance, the new Executive Order:

• Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants.
• Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business.
• Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than 50% of their indoor capacity.
• States that, if a restaurant is limited to less than 100% of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must satisfy the following:
o Quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirements on those restaurants
o Explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health.
• Suspends all outstanding fines and penalties, and the collection of such moving forward, applied against individuals related to COVID-19.

Executive Order 20-244 supersedes and eliminates all restrictions of Executive Orders 20-112, 20-123 and 20-139, 20-192, 20-214, and 20-223, except as modified per the State. Visit www.flgov.com/2020-executive-orders to review Executive Order 20-244. For additional information, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center Hotline between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 904.824.5550. Posted 9/28/2020.

St. Johns County CARES Program Launches August 20

The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is launching St. Johns County CARES, a program to help local businesses, residents, and nonprofit organizations respond to and recover from the economic impact of COVID-19. Applications for small businesses and residents will be available at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 20. Applications for nonprofit organizations will be available in the coming weeks. A financial assistance program utilizing more than $18 million in federal CARES Act funding, St. Johns County CARES provides grants to eligible applicants who suffered loss of revenue or income, or incurred unexpected expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses may qualify for up to $20,000 in grant funding and residential households may qualify for up to $5,000 in grant funding. Qualification criteria and level of assistance to nonprofit organizations are still under development and will be available by the end of August. For more information, please visit www.sjcfl.us/sjccares, call 904.209.6050, or email sjccares@sjcfl.us. Posted 8/17/2020.

St. Johns County Mandates the Use of Face Coverings in all County Facilities

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, a face covering mandate for all St. Johns County-owned facilities will go into effect at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 27. All employees and any person working, doing business, or visiting a County facility are required to wear a face covering when social distancing of six feet or more cannot be maintained. For a full list of exemptions and enforcement policies, please visit www.sjcfl.us. This Emergency Order will remain in effect through the duration of the St. Johns County Emergency Proclamation 2020-1, unless otherwise rescinded by the County Administrator or his designee. For more information, please contact 904.824.5550. Posted 7/27/20.

Shop & Dine St. Johns County Campaign Launched to Support Local Businesses and Dining Establishments

St. Johns County has launched Shop & Dine St. Johns County, a program encouraging patrons to support our local community by shopping and dining within St. Johns County. Shop & Dine St. Johns County provides a convenient and easy online location for residents and visitors to find businesses and dining establishments that are open and serving the public. Those who visit www.shopanddinesjc.com will find interactive maps and directories of contact and service information for businesses and dining establishments.

In the near future, residents and visitors will also be able to download the Shop & Dine St. Johns County mobile app through the Apple App Store or Google Play to access this information on-the-go. St. Johns County businesses or dining establishments that would like to be included in the Shop & Dine St. Johns County campaign, or provide updated information, can visit www.shopanddinesjc.com and select “Add Your Business Service” or “Add Your Dining Establishment”.

 

St. Johns County Small Business Recovery Kits

In an effort to assist with economic recovery, St. Johns County is distributing Small Business Recovery kits to support local employers in providing a safe and healthy environment for employees and customers upon reopening. To receive a personal protection equipment kit, applicants must own a St. Johns County business, be able to open to the public in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-112, have five to 50 employees, and not be a home-based business. Businesses that do not already have personal protection equipment may sign up by emailing ppe@sjcfl.us with the following information:

 

  • Owner Name
  • Company Name
  • Business Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Number of Employees
  • Copy of Business License

 

Each kit contains one box of 50 gloves, one box of 50 disposable masks, and one bottle of hand sanitizer. Initial supplies are limited, and priority will be given to the restaurant, health care, hospitality, tourism, and retail industries. Businesses must be registered to receive a kit and are limited to one kit per business. For more information or for other business recovery and assistance questions, please call the St. Johns County Business Assistance Hotline at 904.209.6050 or email ppe@sjcfl.us.

St. Johns County COVID-19 Resident Assistance and Business Assistance Hotlines

During these unprecedented times, St. Johns County is supporting residents and local businesses impacted by COVID-19 with an unparalleled level of additional resources and programs. St. Johns County residents and businesses who have been affected by COVID-19 now have a consolidated source of information regarding available programs, funding, and recovery assistance through dedicated individual and business assistance hotlines.

𝗦𝗝𝗖 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 – 𝟵𝟬𝟰.𝟮𝟬𝟵.𝟭𝟮𝟱𝟬
The St. Johns County COVID-19 Resident Assistance Hotline, 904.209.1250, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our specialists are available to provide information regarding federal assistance, State of Florida Reemployment Assistance, local programs, non-profit agencies, and other resources. St. Johns County residents, including those in the City of St. Augustine and the City of St. Augustine Beach, who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 may also qualify for disaster relief funding. Under the Florida State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP), residents may be eligible to receive assistance with some of the following costs:

• Temporary mortgage payment for homeowners financially impacted by COVID-19.
• Temporary rent payments for tenants financially impacted by COVID-19.
• Temporary utility payments for tenants financially impacted by COVID-19.
• Utility late fees and disconnections for residents financially impacted by COVID-19.

Resident Assistance Inquiries may also be submitted to housing@sjcfl.us.

𝗦𝗝𝗖 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 – 𝟵𝟬𝟰.𝟮𝟬𝟵.𝟲𝟬𝟱𝟬
The St. Johns County COVID-19 Business Assistance Hotline, 904.209.6050, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, to help local businesses obtain information about Federal, State, and local funding, tax incentives, and resources designed to assist during the COVID-19 health emergency. Our specialists are available to assist local businesses navigate State and Federal economic recovery programs for businesses directly impacted by COVID-19 and will provide the following services:

• Assist businesses in navigating available Federal and State programs, including:
– Federal Paycheck Protection Program Loans (PPP)
– SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
– SBA Small Business Debt Relief Program
– Small Business Tax Provisions
– Other relevant programs

• Assess and track economic impact and damages to local business and tourism industries.
• Evaluate potential gaps between available resources and unmet needs.
• Explore additional resources to support local businesses recovery.

Business Assistance Inquiries may also be submitted to ecodev@sjcfl.us.

We appreciate your trust in the St. Johns County COVID-19 Recovery Assistance Team. For more information regarding Resident assistance, please call 904.209.1250. Information regarding Business assistance can be obtained by calling 904.209.6050. For all other COVID-19 questions, please call the Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 hotline at 904.824.5550.

St. Johns County Boards and Committees – Public Comment Call-in Participation

In accordance with Executive Order 20-69 and St. Johns County Emergency Proclamation 2020-03, St. Johns County Boards and Committees that meet during the COVID-19 health emergency may do so remotely under communication media technology and without a physical quorum of the members present. Members of the community who would like to participate in public comment during these meetings may do so by calling 904.209.1265. The meetings can be viewed on GTV, Comcast cable channel 3, or online at www.sjcfl.us. While all meetings remain open to the public to attend in person, St. Johns County facilities are under limited public access restrictions. Written or physical documentation for a meeting may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084, or by email at sjcpublichearing@sjcfl.us. For more information, please call 904.209.0300.

St. Johns County

COVID-19

Situation Report – 109

Date:  November 30, 2020 | 1600 hrs

www.sjcemergencymanagement.com

                                                            Email regarding this report:  LNelson@sjcfl.us

 

St. Johns County

Emergency Operations Center

State of Florida Region 3

FEMA Region 4

Incident Name:

COVID-19

 

Current Event Status

  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first detected in China and has now been detected internationally, including the United States and locally in St. Johns County.
  • Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the St. Johns County and the State of Florida as of November 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm as reported by the FDOH Dashboard:

 

 

St. Johns County COVID-19 Statistics

 

Changes Since the Last Situation Report (+7 days)

+750

New Cases

+5

Death

+9

Hospitalizations

State of Florida COVID-19 Statistics

 

COVID-19 Test Collection Sites

·         COVID-19 Test Collection Site at Regency Square Mall – SEARS, 9501 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL  32225

o    Open to St. Johns County residents and anyone that would like to be tested.

§  Must have Identification

This site will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, for as long as supplies last. While a doctor’s order and appointment are not required at this location, clients will be evaluated by a medical professional on site.

 

·         Coronavirus Test Collection Sites in St. Johns County are as follows:

 

o    Flagler Health+, 400 Health Park Blvd, St. Augustine, FL  32086 Parking Lot B

§  The Testing Site will be open from 7:00 – 11:00 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

§  Testing is available for all ages, and patients do not need to exhibit symptoms, possess a doctor’s note, or make an appointment. A parent or guardian must be present for children under 18 to be tested.

§  While insurance cards are not needed, a photo ID is required.

§  Testing is available at no charge

 

o    CareFast+ at Flagler Hospital campus

110 Health Park Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32086

Phone: 904.823.3401

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

o    CareFast+ at MuraBella

70 Turin Terrace, Suite 110, St. Augustine, FL 32092

Phone: 904.819.7200

COVID-19 Revised Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

o    Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County (DOH-SJC) –St. Johns County Health & Human Services Building , 200 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084.  (904) 506-6081

§  As part of disease control investigations, DOH-SJC is collecting specimens for COVID-19 laboratory testing.  As part of disease investigations, specimen collection is by appointment-only for those individuals who meet the CDC criteria for testing.  For more information about COVID-19 and testing, the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County’s COVID-19 Call Center is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and can be reached at (904) 506-6081. Calls received outside of standard business hours will be redirected to a DOH-SJC Public Health Nurse.

 

o    Avencia Medical – Julington Creek Branch, 1633 Race Track Rd, St Johns, FL 32259 (904) 230-6988

·         Open to the public from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, as a COVID-19 collection site. Collection is being treated as an urgent care doctor’s visit and clients must bring a photo ID and insurance card. The collection facility has a tent outside and have requested that visitors wait in their cars for paperwork to be brought to them by a staff member.

·         Preforming antibody testing. It is NOT required BUT helpful to bring a copy of test results to show you have previously tested positive for the virus.  It is $255.00 total including the office visit for the antibody testing. Some insurances will cover costs.  Individuals can walk-in WITHOUT an appointment but CAN NOT have symptoms.

·         For additional information, please call 904.230.6988 or visit www.avecina.com/our-services/urgent-care/.

 

o    The Med One Urgent Care- St. Augustine, 841 S Ponce De Leon Blvd Suite 4, St. Augustine, FL  32084

·         Open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, as a COVID-19 collection site. Collection may be billed as a doctor’s visit and/or lab test. The collection facility has signage and has requested that visitors follow the signs as instructed for parking. For additional information, please call 904.436.1553 or visit https://medoneatsaintaugustine.com/

 

o    CareSpot – St. Augustine –  2095 US Highway 1 S, Saint Augustine, FL 32086 – 904.429.0001

CareSpot – Nocatee – 151 Pine Lake Dr Ste B, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 – 904.543.3677

CareSpot – Durbin Park, 70 Durbin Pavilion Dr Ste 101, Saint Johns, FL 32259 – 904.295.0038

·         Open to the public 7 days a week 8:00 am – 8:00 pm as COVID-19 collection site.

May be a walk in but preferred to call ahead for an appointment time.  Must be symptomatic, healthcare worker, healthcare provider or first responder. Must bring ID and insurance card.

 

o    CVS Pharmacy · 2703 N Ponce De Leon Blvd, St. Augustine 32084 – 904.824.2838

CVS Pharmacy · 120 St Johns Commons Road, St. Johns, 32259 – 904.824.9177

CVS Pharmacy · 430 State Rd 13, Saint Johns, FL 32259 – 904.287.6369

 

·         CVS Health is conducting drive-up coronavirus testing (COVID-19). Appointments can be made online.  Patients must legally reside in the state where the test is given and be 18 years of age or older. Patients being tested are required to stay in their vehicles, no walk-up testing.

·         No out of pocket cost.   However, insurance is accepted. If no insurance, will use a Social Security number, a driver’s license or state ID. 

 

o    Ascension St. Vincent’s Health Center – St. Johns – 2001 County Road 210

St. Augustine, FL 32092 – 904-450-8120

 

Current and Anticipated Actions/Protective Measures

  • St. Johns County EOC is activated to a Level II – Partial Activation. 
    • The St. Johns County EOC Citizens Information Line is open to assist with residents with questions and concerns at 904-824-5550. Hours of Operations are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
    • St. Johns County Situation Report will be issued once weekly on Monday only unless conditions dictate additional reports.
  • Real time updates from FDOH on the number of cases available at FDOH COVID-19 Dashboard

 

·         Florida Department of Health – St. Johns: 904-506-6081

  • Florida Department of Health has established a hotline for the public 1-866-779-6121. This hotline is open 24 hours a day.

 

Government / Schools / Hospital Status

St. Johns County Government

Status:

Operational

City of St. Augustine

Status:

Operational

City of St. Augustine Beach

Status:

Operational

St. Johns County School District

Status:

Operational with school based brick and mortar, school based distance learning, and St. Johns Virtual School.  Social distancing and mask protocols in place.

Florida School for Deaf and Blind

Status:

Operational with both brick and mortar and innovative learning environment instruction.  Social distancing and mask protocols in place.

Flagler College

Status:

Both online and in-person classes have resumed with social distancing measures in place.

St. Johns River State College

Status:

The majority of SJR State’s fall classes will be presented online. A limited number of Workforce programs (Allied Health, Nursing, Law Enforcement, and Engineering Technology) will continue on campus.

Flagler Hospital

Status:

Operational – Visitation is allowed from 8 am – 8 pm, with the following guidelines:  Visitation Guidelines

 

 

 

Closures/Cancellations

 

 

Community Reopening

PLEASE NOTE: Only newly announced community reopening will appear in the Situation Report.  For further information regarding reopening please go to: http://www.sjcfl.us/coronavirus/index.aspx

 

Community Information

·         St. Johns County/Community

o    Florida Department of Health in Saint Johns County phone number has changed to 904-506-6081.

 

o    St. Johns County – Mandates the Use of Face Coverings in all County Facilities

§  In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, a face covering mandate for all St. Johns County-owned facilities is in effect. All employees and any person working, doing business, or visiting a County facility are required to wear a face covering when social distancing of six feet or more cannot be maintained. For a full list of exemptions and enforcement policies, please visit www.sjcfl.us. This Emergency Order will remain in effect through the duration of the St. Johns County Emergency Proclamation 2020-1, unless otherwise rescinded by the County Administrator or his designee.

o    City of St. Augustine Beach – Pursuant to Resolution 20-14, the following regulations remain in effect in the City of St. Augustine Beach for so long as a state of emergency is in effect or unless otherwise modified or repealed.  

Every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the City of St. Augustine Beach shall wear a face covering in any indoor location, other than their home or residence, when not maintaining social distancing from other person(s), excluding family members or companions.

For more information on the resolution, please visit www.staugbch.com 

o    The St. Johns Board of County Commissioners strongly encourages local businesses to mandate that employees and customers wear masks while inside their establishments in order to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.

§  The recommendation is made in conjunction with Pledge St. Johns County, a program that offers businesses the opportunity to pledge to adhere to CDC guidelines regarding cleaning and disinfecting protocols, group size limitations, social distancing recommendations, and enhanced employee protocols and training. Businesses that take the Pledge are eligible to receive a limited mask allotment for distribution to their customers and employees. Business owners or managers who would like to take the Pledge, or patrons who would like to support “Pledge St. Johns County” businesses, may do so by visiting www.pledgesjc.com. For additional information regarding mask allotments for businesses that take the Pledge, please call 904.824.5550 or email pledgesjc@sjcfl.us.

·         State of Florida

o   If a Floridian’s employment has been negatively impacted as a result of the mitigation efforts in Florida to stop the spread of COVID-19, they may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance. Reemployment Assistance Service Center

Federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program benefits to eligible Floridians.

This program provides additional benefits for individuals who are eligible for Reemployment Assistance for weeks of unemployment ending on or after Aug. 1, 2020.

 

o    Information regarding Florida Department of Children and Families Programs, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can be found at: DCF COVID-19 Information

 

·         Federal

o    Small Business Administration (SBA) Coronavirus Relief Options – offering multiple funding options for those seeking relief, visit Coronavirus Relief Options

 

Resources for Official Information

 

St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center Citizens Information Center: 904-824-5550

Florida Department of Health – St. Johns: 904-506-6081

Florida Governors COVID-19 Hotline: 1-866-779-6121

Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Florida Department of Health: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/index.html

Florida Division of Emergency Management: https://www.floridadisaster.org/

St. Johns County Government Coronavirus Response: http://www.sjcfl.us/coronavirus/

 

 

Federal/State/Local Declarations of Emergency

Each of the Governors Executive Orders can be found here: https://www.flgov.com/2020-executive-orders/

Local State of Emergency

Number: 20-44

Dated:

11/24/20

St. Johns County Emergency Proclamation

Number: 20-03/20-05/20-07

Dated:

3/24/20

St. Johns County Emergency Order

Number: 20-01

Dated:

3/28/20

St. Johns County Emergency Order

Number: 20-02

Dated:

3/28/20

St. Johns County Emergency Order

Number: 20-03

Dated:

4/6/20

St. Johns County Emergency Order

Number: 20-04

Dated:

4/17/20

St. Johns County Emergency Order

Number: 20-05

Dated

5/1/20

St. Johns County Emergency Order

Number: 20-06

Dated

5/7/20

St. Johns County Emergency Order

Number: 20-07

Dated

5/8/20

St. Johns County Emergency Order

Number: 20-09

Dated

7/27/20

St. Johns County Emergency Order

Number: 20-10

Dated

9/30/20

National Emergency COVID-19

Number: HQ-20-017

Dated:

3/13/20

Governors Executive Orders

https://www.flgov.com/2020-executive-orders/

Declaration of Public Health Emergency

State Surgeon General

Dated:

3/1/20

 

 

 

Safety Message

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home if you are sick.

·         Feeling anxious, scared, or nervous about COVID-19? Text CARE4U to 741741 from anywhere, anytime, about any type of crisis. A trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform to help you cope with the current events.  Provided by Flagler Health + Care Connect. 

To prevent the spread of disease, follow guidance from official sources at the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) and the Florida Department of Health (www.floridahealth.gov).

 

Receive alerts about emergencies by signing up for the St. Johns County Emergency Notification System, Alert St. Johns. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, water advisories, missing persons, evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods and incidents that may threaten public safety. https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725582#/login

 

The next COVID-19 Situation Report will be issued Monday at 4:00 pm unless conditions dictate an earlier report. 

 

 

St. Johns County Emergency Management

100 EOC Drive | St. Augustine, FL 32092

Phone:  904-824-5550 | Fax:  904-824-9920

www.sjcemergencymanagement.com

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