COVID-19 Update #28 - Thur., Apr. 16Santa Rosa County
The Santa Rosa County Office of Public Safety continues to coordinate resources with our local healthcare providers and work closely with Florida Department of Health, the state lead in public health and pandemic response.
Baptist Health CareA patient and family communication team has been created at Baptist, Gulf Breeze and Jay hospitals to facilitate virtual visits using Chromebooks with the Zoom app that patients without smart phones can use to communicate with families.
Feeding ProgramsMen In Action (MIA) will be distributing food at the Bagdad Community Center - Bagdad Park at 4591 School Street, Milton, FL 32583 on the following dates:
- April 18, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- April 25, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- May 1, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- May 16, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LibrariesRemember tomorrow is the last day for patrons to pick up books reserved from the library.Holds pick up service will be discontinued as of Fri., Apr. 17 at 4 p.m.
Tri-County Community Council (TCCC)TCCC will continue to temporarily suspending all non-life sustaining client trips until the end of the month and reanalyze continuing service following direction from the governor and Florida Department of Transportation.
- TCCC will continue to provide service to dialysis and cancer patients.
- TCCC is posting flyers in each of their vehicles and notifying existing transportation disadvantaged service clients of the suspension of service.
- TCCC Office located at 7255 East Highway 90 in Milton will remain open.
- TCCC contact number is (850) 626-6806 for questions or inquiries.
Many customers are working or staying at home more which will likely increase power usage and could lead to higher monthly bills. To provide relief, Gulf Power company plans to fast-track a one-time decrease of nearly 40% in May for the typical residential customer bill as a result of lower fuel costs, subject to Florida Public Service Commission approval.
Gulf Power is suspending disconnections and providing payment extensions for hardship situations while we are under a state of emergency. Customers are encouraged to pay their bill each month to avoid building up a large balance, for which they will continue to bear responsibility. Resources are available at GulfPower.com/help
or (800) 225-5797.
Center for Disease Control Resources
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