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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Phase 3 Re-opening leads to changes in City policy on face coverings

Phase 3 Reopening

Health and safety remain paramount 

The City of St. Augustine continues to encourage all residents and visitors to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and wash their hands; however, in accordance with &n...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

City of St. Augustine to Resume In-Person Public Meetings

In Person Public Meetings

Planning and Zoning Board (PZB) Meeting debuts October 6

At this time, Governor DeSantis’ order allowing for public meetings to be held utilizing communications media technology (CMT) is set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 2020.  In anticipa...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Concerts in the Plaza 30th Anniversary season cancelled

Concerts in the Plaza 30th Anniversary season cancelled

Public health and safety continue to be highest priority

As positive cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise in St. Johns County, and in an effort to minimize the risk of people gathering in crowds without the ability to safely social distance, th...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

City Hall will close to help minimize community spread of virus

City Hall will close to the public in a continued effort  to prevent community spread of COVID-19

Administrative Order 2020-12 goes into effect Thursday, business will continue online

With positive cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the rise in St. Johns County and in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, the City of St. Augustine issued Administr...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Commission passes resolution mandating face coverings indoors

image describes face mask mandates: all individuals shall wear face coverings when indoors and when

On Friday, June 26, in an emergency meeting called by City Manager John Regan, the City of St. Augustine City Commission passed a resolution mandating that face coverings be worn indoors and when social distancing is not possible.  Citing recent ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Emergency City Commission meeting scheduled to address face mask policy

Emergency City Commission Meeting

Emergency City Commission meeting scheduled to address facemask policy

Rising statistics in COVID-19 cases creates need for local action

In response to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in the State of Florida and in St. Johns county, and based on recomm...

*View Resolution 2020-22

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

City begins gradual return to normal operations on June 1

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City Hall, customer service re-opens to public, parking fees and enforcement resumes

City Hall will re-open its doors to the public on Monday, June 1, starting at 8:00am and resume regular business hours, closing at 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Customer ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

City relays recent regulatory interpretation

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Microbreweries and tattoo parlors impacted

Pursuant to recent Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) interpretations, microbreweries and tattoo parlors are permitted to operate as follows:

Microbreweries that partner with a food truck, an...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

City coordinates distribution of masks to local businesses

Click here to order face masks

Keeping owners, staff and customers protected is first priority

In an effort to assist local businesses in their ability to safely open and operate, the City of St. Augustine will make available face masks for purchase starting today,

With a minimum order o...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

City allows temporary use of parking lots for outdoor seating

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Effective immediately, expires in thirty days or per superseding order from governor

Effective immediately and for a period of thirty days, licensed restaurants may reduce their parking area to create temporary outdoor dining, and licensed restaurants with...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

City will follow governor's directive for re-opening

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Local administrative orders superseded

On Monday, May 4, in accordance with Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-112 outlining Florida’s plan for recovery, the City of St. Augustine, will begin a phased reopening in collaboration with ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

City Commission will convene during COVID-19 crisis

Monday, April 13, 2020, 11:00AM The Alcazar Room City Hall, 75 King Street  Call for Public Comment:

Public will have options for public comment via email, telephone, online viewing

Pursuant to the Charter of the City of St. Augustine and Resolution 2019-21, an Emergency Meeting of the City of St. Augustine City Commission will be held on MONDAY, APRIL 13...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

City announces pilot project for monitoring community health

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Innovative thermometer technology provides real-time data

The City of St. Augustine, in collaboration with Kinsa, Inc., is developing a pilot project to provide real-time temperature data that will enable public health officials to monitor, predict, and re...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Current restrictions and guidelines extended

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City of St. Augustine executes Administrative Order 2020-06

The City of St. Augustine has executed Administrative Order 2020-06, to extend current restrictions and guidelines through May 8, 2020, which is consistent with the Governor’s Executive ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City offices closed to the public starting Monday, March 23

Customer Service/Utility Billing:     904-825-1037    utilitybilling@citystaug.com;  Pay online at h

City makes decision to further protect community from threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In light of the current pandemic situation, City of St. Augustine offices will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.  This closure will not ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Toilet paper alternatives not necessarily flushable

Your toilet is not a trash can.  Residential Trash, Commercial Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste collecti

Solid Waste collections remain on schedule

While festivals and public meetings have been temporarily put on hold, the City of St. Augustine Solid Waste collections will continue normal operations. Pickup of residential and commercial trash, recycling, and ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

City executes administrative order to cancel festivals

Photo of the entrance to Francis Field with text that says Festivals and Shuttles Cancelled

Community health and welfare is highest priority

In an abundance of caution and based on the recommendations of the Governor’s office and the Florida Department of Health, the City of St. Augustine has executed an administrative order relating to...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

City is monitoring Coronavirus, following best practices to prevent spreading germs

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City Manager John Regan offers a status report to City Commission

The following information was presented to the City Commission on Monday, March 9, 2020, by City Manager John Regan:

As we continue to monitor the development of Coronavirus, Fire Chief Carlo...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

City offers clarification on recent decisions

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City Manager John Regan offers an update to the community

This is the transcript of City Manager John Regan’s community update video regarding Coronavirus, posted on Facebook on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Hello, and thank you for joining me, I&r...

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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 ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of St. Augustine takes steps to minimize exposure to threat of COVID-19

As the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) incidents impact our community, the City of St. Augustine is

Public meetings for essential municipal matters, utility cutoffs suspended temporarily

As the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) incidents impact our community, the City of St. Augustine is continuing its efforts to curb the threat of the spread of Coronavir...

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