Santa Rosa County Emergency Management
COVID-19 update #13 - Wed., Mar. 25
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- Find daily updated information on operations at Santa Rosa County offices as well as information for constitutional officers, the school board, municipalities and other agencies here.
- View community event cancellations and postponements here.
Navarre Beach Closure Reminder
Santa Rosa County has enacted ESF 18 in conjunction with the Economic Development Office to provide guidance and coordinate issues with Santa Rosa County’s business community in all phases of emergency management
- On Fri., Mar. 20, after observing large gatherings despite repeated recommendations from health officials at the federal, state and local level, Santa Rosa County came to the decision to close Santa Rosa County beaches from the berm to the water's edge on both the gulf and sound side to everyone (regardless of residence or guest status) and to close the island everyone except Navarre Beach residents, hotel/rental guests and workers.
- This closure includes all of Navarre Beach from the Santa Rosa County line to the east and Gulf Islands National Seashore border to the west on both the gulf and sound side of Navarre Beach.
- Workers must be able to substantiate their business on the island. Final determination will be made by deputies running the checkpoint on Gulf Blvd.
- The beach will be closed until further action by the board of county commissioners. There is no date set to lift this restriction at this time.
The following meetings are still scheduled and will be held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline Street in Milton, unless otherwise indicated:
- SantaRosaReady.com has been created to serve as a clearinghouse for all business needs including information on how to apply for bridge loans
- Even if you haven’t yet been impacted financially by COVID19 we encourage all business owners in Santa Rosa County to complete the surveys on SantaRosaReady.com and register with the SBDC.
- The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners will hold a commission regular meeting in the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, on Thurs., Mar. 26 at 9 a.m. See the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. This meeting will be streamed live and archived online. The board of county commissioners in the future may meet utilizing communication technology with or without a physical quorum present. Seating is limited due to CDC recommendations. Additionally, a public input form is available for input/comment on individual agenda items or to bring forward issues to be heard at public forum. The single meeting format (all business completed at regular meetings on Thursdays) will be continued through April.
- Marine Advisory, Tues., Apr. 7, 5 p.m.
- Commission Regular, Thurs., Apr. 9, 9 a.m.
- Aviation Advisory Committee, Wed., Apr. 15, 5 p.m.
- LOST Committee Meeting, Thurs., Apr. 16, 9 a.m.
- Bagdad Architectural Advisory Board, Wed., Apr. 22, 8:30 a.m.
in the Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Hwy. in Milton
- Parks and Recreation, Wed., Apr. 22, 5:30 p.m.
- Commission Regular, Thurs., Apr. 23, 9 a.m.
- West Florida Healthcare is implementing a No Visitor Policy for West Florida Hospital, the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, The Pavilion and Perdido Bay ER. Visitor exceptions will be made for labor and delivery, end of life visits, pediatrics and the pediatric intensive care unit. Those exceptions will be limited to one parent or support person during visiting hours (6 a.m.- 6 p.m.).
- Visitors will continue to be screened prior to entrance with CDC screening guidelines. Visitors who screen positive for respiratory illness will not be allowed to enter.
- Parks remain open for the public’s enjoyment, with playgrounds and inside facilities closed. On public property, individuals are to keep a minimum 6’ distance apart, and maintain gatherings no greater than ten individuals.
- The City has suspended online service fees for payments.
- The City has approved emergency pay for all essential personnel.
- The moratorium on publicly-permitted events continues throughout the month.
- The City is cross-training personnel to ensure continuity of essential operations.
- The Gulf Breeze City Council will meet for its regular meeting at 5:30 PM, Tuesday, March 28. The agenda and supporting materials are published on the city’s website and delivered e-blast. The City will utilize YouTube Live for viewers.
- All other non-essential volunteer and committee board meetings have been canceled. This includes the Charter Review Committee, Board of Adjustment, Architecture Review Board, Pension Board, Tourism Development Advisory Council, and South Santa Rosa Utility System Board, among others.
Town of Jay
- Bray-Hendricks Park is open; the town is discouraging groups greater than ten people. The playground is closed.
- The Community Center is not available for public gatherings.
- Jay Town Hall is open, but the lobby is closed to customers. The drive through is open.
- Breakfast/lunch feeding program school sites drive thru service runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., weekdays. This service is for any child up to 18 (21 if special needs), regardless of free/reduced lunch status. Parents/guardians can’t request additional meals for children at home. Students must be present to receive a meal.
- See latest details on feeding program dates/times/sites: www.santarosa.k12.fl.us.
Opening Doors Northwest Florida
- Opening Doors has created a COVID 19 resources page with information on shelters, food, services, transportation and financial assistance for individuals in need in both Santa Rosa and Escambia counties.
Florida Department of Health
Visit our closures page for the latest information on county business operations.
See links to the following official sites below:
Other Agencies (Federal, State, Other)
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