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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City executes administrative orders, keeping public health and welfare as highest priority

Everything addressed in Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-68. including restaurant occupancy, ap

Administrative orders executed for public meetings, community businesses

Public meetings cancelled through end of March

In an abundance of caution and based on the recommendations of the Governor’s office the City of St. Augustine has executed an administrative order relating to Public Health Emergency 20-15 (COVID) authorizing the cancellation of all public meetings through April 1, 2020, which includes:

  • City Commission, with the exception of emergency meetings, as needed
  • Code Enforcement, Adjustments and Appeals Board
  • Historic Architectural Review Board
  • Planning and Zoning Board

As of the time of this press release, the city continues to evaluate and review all municipal operations and will provide further directives as information becomes available.

Restrictions on alcohol sales for restaurants and bars

The City of St. Augustine continues to offer directives and guidelines for the community in response to recommendations, guidelines and executive orders from the Governor’s office in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

While Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-68 addresses restaurant occupancy, appropriate social distancing and the requirement of Coronavirus screenings by food-service employees, the city has imposed additional restrictions on local bars and restaurants which includes prohibiting alcohol consumption on premises for the next 30 days.

“Bars and restaurants by their very nature are intended to bring people together to socialize in close proximity to one another, which is a direct conflict to the definition of social distancing,” remarked City Manager John Regan.  “This decision made by the city offers a clear and direct message to the community that we must do our part to flatten the curve of Coronavirus.”

Additionally, tour trains and trolley operations will suspend all ride services for the next 15 days, and all private social events and gatherings, such as weddings and large parties, shall follow the recommendations of the CDC regarding social distancing.

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