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Below are details regarding City operations in compliance with the most recent COVID-19 guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The following decisions are through Friday, April 17, and will be reevaluated for the subsequent 30 days. Moment to moment updates and changes to CDC guidance may result in modifications of this plan and will be addressed in updates following this release.
CDC: Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
**Guidance as of 3/15/2020**
Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.
Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing. When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.
This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce the introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus. This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.
At this time, all City events not compliant with the CDC Interim Guidance as of 03/15/2020, have been canceled or will be postponed until further notice.
*If you have an upcoming rental at City facilities, a member of our staff will contact the event applicant directly regarding the decision and how it will affect your event.
“Be assured your local government is working to make sure we do everything in our power to limit the spread of this virus in our community. The safety of our residents, visitors and employees is paramount, and we will continue to take measures to flatten the curve.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | National COVID-19 Center
Florida Department of Health | COVID-19 Information Center
AdventHealth | AdventHealth Coronavirus Resource Hub
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