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COVID-19 INFORMATION: If sick in Pinellas County call 727-824-6900 Citizen Information Center: 727-464-4333 TIP Line for Violations of the Safer At Home Order: 727-582-TIPS (8477) Florida Department of Health Center for Disease Control CDC Recommendations for Mitigation Strategies Donations of Medical Supplies Resources: Summary of Safer At Home Order - Effective March 26, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Pinellas County Safer At Home - Resolution 20-20 Safer At Home - Frequently Asked Questions FAQs Notice For Posting at “Non-Essential” Businesses Letter from Sheriff Gualtieri regarding Beach Access and Establishments Serving Alcohol - March 18, 2020 Pinellas County Resolution 20-16: Restaurant Alcohol Sales Prohibited After 10 PM State of Florida - Statewide Orders: Governor’s Executive Order March 20, 2020 - Gyms and Restaurants Governor’s Executive Order March 17, 2020 - Bars, Nightclubs, Beaches and Restaurants Tarpon Springs Building Development and Planning Department Procedures: Temporary Changes to Tarpon Springs Permit Application Submittal Process Video Inspections for Occupied Residential Properties Planning Department - Temporary Application Processing Protocols Tarpon Springs Executive Order March 17, 2020 Tarpon Springs Utility Customers: The City of Tarpon Springs understands the concerns and uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, and are being responsive to the needs of our residents. Please be advised that utility payments are not waived. To assist our customers we have currently suspended shutting off utility services for non-payment, and any penalties incurred, to give our customers additional time for those having financial hardships. For the safety of our residents and staff, we encourage customers when making payments to use the drive-thru window, drop box, or one of our other payment options. Those options are: Pay by phone (Automated system) (727) 942-5614 (option 1) Pay by phone (Representative) (727) 942-5614 (option 2) On-line Mail CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS CANCELLATIONS - POSTPONEMENTS: CITY HALL COMPLEX: The City Hall complex of offices is closed to the public with the exception of the following - drive through and walk up counter services is available in the City Clerk & Collector’s Office and the Utility Billing Office. Access for Permit Application in the Building Department is described in the attached document. Staff are in the office and available via telephone or email. Visit our Contacts page for specific department information or call our main number 727-938-3711 or email cityhelp@ctsfl.us for assistance. All Special Events and Performances are cancelled/postponed through May 12, 2020. Watch our Event Calendar for updates and reschedule dates. Ticket Sales for performances will be conducted via telephone or on-line only. 727-727-942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org Recreation Facilities and Activities - Closed Until Further Notice: Sunset Beach Tarpon Springs Community Center, Craig Park Recreation Center and Tennis Courts Rotary Field and Dorsett Park organized activities are cancelled until further notice. Fields are open for individual play only. T Splash Park Gro Group classes have been suspended until further notice. Library: Watch the Library’s website for updates and on-line options. Cycadia Cemetery Update to Office/Staff Hours are by appointment only. Cemetery grounds will remain open regular hours. Call 727-942-5622 for information or to set an appointment. D og park Playgrounds Tennis Courts Basketball Courts Municipal Golf Course Marina Office building will be closed to the public but accessible via telephone or email. Performing Arts Center Heritage Center Museum Safford House Museum Public Safety Facility - only individuals with official police/fire department business will be admitted. Crime reports will be taken via telephone or outside the building whenever possible. Meeting Cancellations: Public Art Workshop scheduled for March 30, 2020 Historic Guidelines Workshop scheduled for April 6, 2020 Heritage Preservation Board meeting scheduled for April 6, 2020 Code Enforcement Board scheduled for April 9, 2020 Library Board scheduled for April 9, 2020 Parks and Recreation Board scheduled for April 13, 2020 Public Art Committee scheduled for April 14, 2020 Budget Advisory Committee scheduled for April 16, 2020 Sustainability Committee scheduled for April 16, 2020 Any non-essential in-person meetings in City facilities are cancelled until further notice. The Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for April 14, 2020 is scheduled to proceed at this time. All non-essential items will be postponed. The public may attend, however interested parties are encouraged to watch the meeting live on our television broadcast or on our YouTube channel. Comments may be emailed prior to 5 P.M. on the day of the meeting to to cityhelp@ctsfl.us. Additional protocol will be in place for the Tarpon Springs Board of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 2020 at 6:30 p.m. as follows: The Building will open at 6:00 p.m. Attendees must enter the building through the front entrance on Pine Street or through the handicap entrance only if necessary. All attendees, will be asked several health screening questions and have a temperature check prior to being admitted to the meeting. This includes staff and commissioners. Any person that has a temperature at or over 100.4 degrees will not be admitted to the building. Attendance may be restricted in number in order to maintain social distancing between attendees. Commissioners and City Staff will be screened and admitted through the entrance near the City Clerk’s office. The public is encouraged to watch the meeting live either via You Tube or the City’s government access TV channel (Spectrum Channel 641 / WOW Channel 15 / Frontier Channel 21). Public Comments or comments on any agenda item may be submitted via email by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting to cityhelp@ctsfl.us and it will be read into the record at the appropriate time. Please include your name and address. Business Resources: Resources for Businesses in Tarpon Springs and Pinellas County Business News Related to COVID-19 How You Can Support Tarpon Springs Businesses Tarpon Springs Restaurants Offering Take-Out / Delivery Options Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: working capital loans to assist small businesses meet financial obligations Tarpon Springs Economic Development Newsletter March 20, 2020 Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council - Resources for Small Businesses in the Tampa Bay Area The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act Newsletter for Tarpon Springs Businesses: Tarpon Springs Business News Update: March 26, 2020 Pinellas County: Pinellas County Schools - Health and Safety Updates Pinellas County Information Pinellas County Situation Report March 26, 2020 AdventHealth Updates to Policy for COVID-19 Outbreak Elective Surgical Procedures Under the governor’s executive order on elective surgery, AdventHealth will immediately: Postpone all inpatient surgeries that are not time sensitive. Postpone all outpatient surgeries that are not time sensitive. Postpone all outpatient procedures in diagnostic centers that are not time sensitive. AdventHealth will provide surgery only to patients whose needs are imminently life threatening, with malignancy that could progress, or with active symptoms that require urgent and immediate care. This decision allows us to further plan for the increased need for hospital beds, resources, and advocate for patient and team member safety. Visitor Policy Changes After much discussion with clinical leaders and physicians, AdventHealth will update its visitation policy. Effective Monday, March 23, no visitors will be allowed inside AdventHealth hospitals in the West Florida Division, except for special circumstances, which includes AdventHealth North Pinellas. Visitation will be continued for special circumstances, including end-of-life situations. Visitation will also be permitted if the visitor is the power-of-attorney or medical decision-maker. Other exceptions include: Patients under the age of 18 may be accompanied by one adult visitor (parent, legally authorized person or caregiver). No additional visitors or siblings allowed. Obstetric patients can have one adult visitor. Exceptions will be made for extenuating circumstances such as imminent end-of-life or unique patient needs for support. In all circumstances, visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter the hospital, unless they are seeking personal medical care. We realize this will impact patients and their families, and we will constantly evaluate the need for this policy and will modify it when we believe it is safe for visitors to return. We know how important is for families and friend to stay connected to their loved ones, so we strongly encourage them to remain closely connected through virtual tools, including Skype, FaceTime, text messaging, and phone. Please visit our dedicated website (www.CoronavirusSignsAndSymptoms.com) and don’t hesitate reaching out to me at any time. I will continue to share pertinent information as it becomes available. Additional Resources Pasco County Schools COVID-19 Information Pasco County Closures and Cancellations Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - Unemployment Claims On-Line Apply for EBT Benefits Career Source Pinellas Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center - 727-939-1400
City of Tarpon Springs
Copyright © 2019 City of Tarpon Springs. Accessibility

COVID-19 Information

and Closings

COVID-19 INFORMATION: If sick in Pinellas County call 727-824-6900 Citizen Information Center: 727-464-4333 TIP Line for Violations of the Safer At Home Order: 727-582-TIPS (8477) Florida Department of Health Center for Disease Control CDC Recommendations for Mitigation Strategies Donations of Medical Supplies Resources: Summary of Safer At Home Order - Effective March 26, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Pinellas County Safer At Home - Resolution 20-20 Safer At Home - Frequently Asked Questions FAQs Notice For Posting at “Non-Essential” Businesses Letter from Sheriff Gualtieri regarding Beach Access and Establishments Serving Alcohol - March 18, 2020 Pinellas County Resolution 20-16: Restaurant Alcohol Sales Prohibited After 10 PM State of Florida - Statewide Orders: Governor’s Executive Order March 20, 2020 - Gyms and Restaurants Governor’s Executive Order March 17, 2020 - Bars, Nightclubs, Beaches and Restaurants Tarpon Springs Building Development and Planning Department Procedures: Temporary Changes to Tarpon Springs Permit Application Submittal Process Video Inspections for Occupied Residential Properties Planning Department - Temporary Application Processing Protocols Tarpon Springs Executive Order March 17, 2020 Tarpon Springs Utility Customers: The City of Tarpon Springs understands the concerns and uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, and are being responsive to the needs of our residents. Please be advised that utility payments are not waived. To assist our customers we have currently suspended shutting off utility services for non-payment, and any penalties incurred, to give our customers additional time for those having financial hardships. For the safety of our residents and staff, we encourage customers when making payments to use the drive-thru window, drop box, or one of our other payment options. Those options are: Pay by phone (Automated system) (727) 942-5614 (option 1) Pay by phone (Representative) (727) 942-5614 (option 2) On-line Mail CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS CANCELLATIONS - POSTPONEMENTS: CITY HALL COMPLEX: The City Hall complex of offices is closed to the public with the exception of the following - drive through and walk up counter services is available in the City Clerk & Collector’s Office and the Utility Billing Office. Access for Permit Application in the Building Department is described in the attached document. Staff are in the office and available via telephone or email. Visit our Contacts page for specific department information or call our main number 727-938-3711 or email cityhelp@ctsfl.us for assistance. All Special Events and Performances are cancelled/postponed through May 12, 2020. Watch our Event Calendar for updates and reschedule dates. Ticket Sales for performances will be conducted via telephone or on-line only. 727-727-942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org Recreation Facilities and Activities - Closed Until Further Notice: Sunset Beach Tarpon Springs Community Center, Craig Park Recreation Center and Tennis Courts Rotary Field and Dorsett Park organized activities are cancelled until further notice. Fields are open for individual play only. T Splash Park Gro Group classes have been suspended until further notice. Library: Watch the Library’s website for updates and on-line options. Cycadia Cemetery Update to Office/Staff Hours are by appointment only. Cemetery grounds will remain open regular hours. Call 727-942-5622 for information or to set an appointment. D og park Playgrounds Tennis Courts Basketball Courts Municipal Golf Course Marina Office building will be closed to the public but accessible via telephone or email. Performing Arts Center Heritage Center Museum Safford House Museum Public Safety Facility - only individuals with official police/fire department business will be admitted. Crime reports will be taken via telephone or outside the building whenever possible. Meeting Cancellations: Public Art Workshop scheduled for March 30, 2020 Historic Guidelines Workshop scheduled for April 6, 2020 Heritage Preservation Board meeting scheduled for April 6, 2020 Code Enforcement Board scheduled for April 9, 2020 Library Board scheduled for April 9, 2020 Parks and Recreation Board scheduled for April 13, 2020 Public Art Committee scheduled for April 14, 2020 Budget Advisory Committee scheduled for April 16, 2020 Sustainability Committee scheduled for April 16, 2020 Any non-essential in-person meetings in City facilities are cancelled until further notice. The Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for April 14, 2020 is scheduled to proceed at this time. All non-essential items will be postponed. The public may attend, however interested parties are encouraged to watch the meeting live on our television broadcast or on our YouTube channel. Comments may be emailed prior to 5 P.M. on the day of the meeting to to cityhelp@ctsfl.us. Additional protocol will be in place for the Tarpon Springs Board of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 2020 at 6:30 p.m. as follows: The Building will open at 6:00 p.m. Attendees must enter the building through the front entrance on Pine Street or through the handicap entrance only if necessary. All attendees, will be asked several health screening questions and have a temperature check prior to being admitted to the meeting. This includes staff and commissioners. Any person that has a temperature at or over 100.4 degrees will not be admitted to the building. Attendance may be restricted in number in order to maintain social distancing between attendees. Commissioners and City Staff will be screened and admitted through the entrance near the City Clerk’s office. The public is encouraged to watch the meeting live either via You Tube or the City’s government access TV channel (Spectrum Channel 641 / WOW Channel 15 / Frontier Channel 21). Public Comments or comments on any agenda item may be submitted via email by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting to cityhelp@ctsfl.us and it will be read into the record at the appropriate time. Please include your name and address. Business Resources: Resources for Businesses in Tarpon Springs and Pinellas County Business News Related to COVID-19 How You Can Support Tarpon Springs Businesses Tarpon Springs Restaurants Offering Take-Out / Delivery Options Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: working capital loans to assist small businesses meet financial obligations Tarpon Springs Economic Development Newsletter March 20, 2020 Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council - Resources for Small Businesses in the Tampa Bay Area The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act Newsletter for Tarpon Springs Businesses: Tarpon Springs Business News Update: March 26, 2020 Pinellas County: Pinellas County Schools - Health and Safety Updates Pinellas County Information Pinellas County Situation Report March 26, 2020 AdventHealth Updates to Policy for COVID-19 Outbreak Elective Surgical Procedures Under the governor’s executive order on elective surgery, AdventHealth will immediately: Postpone all inpatient surgeries that are not time sensitive. Postpone all outpatient surgeries that are not time sensitive. Postpone all outpatient procedures in diagnostic centers that are not time sensitive. AdventHealth will provide surgery only to patients whose needs are imminently life threatening, with malignancy that could progress, or with active symptoms that require urgent and immediate care. This decision allows us to further plan for the increased need for hospital beds, resources, and advocate for patient and team member safety. Visitor Policy Changes After much discussion with clinical leaders and physicians, AdventHealth will update its visitation policy. Effective Monday, March 23, no visitors will be allowed inside AdventHealth hospitals in the West Florida Division, except for special circumstances, which includes AdventHealth North Pinellas. Visitation will be continued for special circumstances, including end-of-life situations. Visitation will also be permitted if the visitor is the power-of-attorney or medical decision-maker. Other exceptions include: Patients under the age of 18 may be accompanied by one adult visitor (parent, legally authorized person or caregiver). No additional visitors or siblings allowed. Obstetric patients can have one adult visitor. Exceptions will be made for extenuating circumstances such as imminent end-of-life or unique patient needs for support. In all circumstances, visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter the hospital, unless they are seeking personal medical care. We realize this will impact patients and their families, and we will constantly evaluate the need for this policy and will modify it when we believe it is safe for visitors to return. We know how important is for families and friend to stay connected to their loved ones, so we strongly encourage them to remain closely connected through virtual tools, including Skype, FaceTime, text messaging, and phone. Please visit our dedicated website (www.CoronavirusSignsAndSymptoms.com) and don’t hesitate reaching out to me at any time. I will continue to share pertinent information as it becomes available. Additional Resources Pasco County Schools COVID-19 Information Pasco County Closures and Cancellations Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - Unemployment Claims On-Line Apply for EBT Benefits Career Source Pinellas Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center - 727-939-1400
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