Clay County Provides Updates on COVID-19 and Local Closures

Annaleasa Winter

Board of County Commissioners - Clay County, FL                                                    

904-529-5397/cell: 904-436-3102

Annaleasa.Winter@claycountygov.com

Clay County Provides Updates on COVID-19 and Local Closures

Green Cove Springs, FL –On March 17, 2020, the Florida Department of Health announced there are 173 Florida residents confirmed positive for COVID-19. Non-Florida residents tested and confirmed positive in the state is 19, for a total of 192 positive cases statewide. There are 558 cases self-isolated and being monitored by the Florida Department of Health.  

One new COVID-19 positive case was identified in Clay County (a 66-year-old female), bringing the total number of cases in Clay County to four. All confirmed cases are and will remain isolated until cleared by the Florida Department of Health. None of the Clay County cases have been determined to be travel related.

Florida Department of Health has launched a new COVID-19 Case Dashboard. To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, this dashboard will be updated twice daily.

Call Centers

The Emergency Operations Center has activated a call center to answer questions from the public. Clay County residents can call (877) 252-9362 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily. The State of Florida Department of Health 24-hour call center is available at (866) 779-6121.

Social Distancing

The Clay County Board of County Commissioners will follow all directives from the Florida Department of Health and will recommend guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. 

Many individuals may spread the Coronavirus before symptoms develop or with only very mild symptoms. To stop the spread of the virus, the following guidelines should be followed:

  • Avoid public gatherings of more than 10 people, including gatherings in the home.
  • Avoid discretionary travel, domestic and abroad.
  • Avoid dining in restaurants, bars and public food courts- consider takeout, delivery or purchasing gift cards to be used later. (Beginning at 5:00 p.m. today, all Florida restaurants will operate at 50 percent occupancy). 
  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • If any member of your household has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus, all members of the household should quarantine at home for 14 days.

Animal Shelter Limiting Public Access

On Monday, March 16, Clay County Animal Services announced that until further notice, only limited public access will be allowed at the shelter in Green Cove Springs. Access for owner reclaims and foster pick-ups will be scheduled by appointment only. Call (904) 269-6342 to schedule an appointment. Pet owners are encouraged to have animals microchipped and to keep identification tags on pets at all times.

The following changes to services at the shelter will be in effect:

  • Stray pick-ups will be conducted for emergencies and public safety issues only.
  • No stray drop-off services will be available, and no owner surrenders will be accepted.
  • Trap, Neuter, and Release (TNR) services have been suspended. Please call Clay Humane for Wednesday TNR services (904) 276-7729.

The Clay County Animal Services website will be kept current with information on all animals in the shelter. https://www.claycountygov.com/departments/animal-services.  Visit www.FindingRover.com to view adoptable, lost, and found pets in your area.   

Garbage and Recycling Services

Curbside collection services for garbage and recyclables in Clay County will continue to operate as scheduled. All items should be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.  Containers should be removed promptly from the road after collection. Residents are encouraged to utilize curbside collection services to avoid unnecessary public contact at solid waste collection facilities.  The residential curbside collection standards can be viewed here: https://www.claycountygov.com/departments/environmental-services/residential-curbside-services

Meeting Cancelations

The March 17 Board of County Commissioners Finance and Audit Committee Meeting is canceled.

The March 17 Solite/Stoneridge Farms Public Meeting is canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Fire Stations Limiting Public Access

All Clay County Fire Stations will be providing limited public access for walk up assistance, until further notice. If you have an emergency, dial 911 for assistance.

Library Closures

All Clay County Public Libraries are currently closed until further notice. Any materials or library card expiration dates have been extended to April 1, 2020.

There is a list of distance learning resources available including story time readings, webcasts, learning games, etc. Visit http://www.claycountygov.com/departments/library/distance-learning-resources to view these resources. 

Closure of Senior Centers

Out of an abundance of caution, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all Clay County senior centers will suspend programming and activities. Anticipate these changes to last for at least 30days.

To-Go meals will be provided from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the clients registered center, Monday through Friday. Meals will be brought out to your vehicle.  Please call (904) 240-2589 for information on program operations.  

Orange Park Senior Center                                                     Middleburg Senior Center

414 Stowe Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073                               3916 Section St., Middleburg, FL 32068

904-269-4731                                                                            904-291-3520

Clayton and Mildred Revels Senior Center                          Keystone Heights Senior Center

604 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043                   125 NE Commercial Cir., Keystone Heights, FL 32656

904-284-3134                                                                           352-473-7121

Restaurant Update – 3/17/20

The following Clay County restaurants have adjusted their seating capacity to accommodate social distancing (tables being 6 ft. apart) or have voluntarily decreased their seating capacity to 50 or less:

  • Hibernia Pub at Fleming Island Golf Club
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings Fleming Island
  • Irie Diner
  • The Pub at Magnolia Point Golf Club
  • Grumpy’s
  • Farmhouse Chicken & Donuts
  • Brewer’s Pizza/Pinglehead Brewery
  • Whitey’s Fish Camp
  • OP Fish House & Oyster Bar
  • Just a Pinch Café
  • Palermo Puerto Rican Kitchen
  • Johnny’s BBQ Keystone Heights

The following restaurants have closed their dining rooms, but offer takeout or drive thru service:

  • Crafty Crab
  • Snowie of Clay County
  • Chick-fil-A
  • McDonald’s
  • Starbucks

Curbside/Takeout/Drive Thru Service Offered

  • Grumpy’s
  • Santioni's Italian Restaurant
  • Whitey’s Fish Camp
  • Anthony’s Catering
  • OP Fish House & Oyster Bar
  • Palermo Puerto Rican Kitchen
  • Islander Sandwich Company
  • Johnny’s BBQ Keystone Heights
  • Mackey’s Munchies
  • Metro Diner
  • Mush Armenian Kitchen
  • Sweet Sensations
  • The Bakery in Keystone Heights
  • Culver’s Middleburg

GrubHub Restaurants

  • Hurricane Grill & Wings Fleming Island
  • Hibernia Pub at Fleming Island Golf Club
  • Farmhouse Chicken & Donuts
  • Brewer’s Pizza/Pinglehead Brewery
  • OP Fish House & Oyster Bar
  • Just a Pinch Café
  • Tunis Seafood Wings & Subs
  • Mackey’s Munchies
  • Maple Street Biscuit Company
  • Midori Sushi & Grill
  • Clean Eatz
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Your Pie
  • O’Charley’s
  • Wendy’s
  • Taco Bell
  • Papa John’s
  • Captain D’s
  • Burger King
  • Denny’s
  • Auntie Anne’s
  • Steak ‘n Shake
  • Great American Cookie
  • Krystal
  • Olebaba
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Panera Break
  • Subway
  • Wawa

DoorDash Restaurants

  • Hurricane Grill & Wings Fleming Island
  • Hibernia Pub at Fleming Island Golf Club
  • Irie Diner
  • Farmhouse Chicken & Donuts
  • Brewer’s Pizza/Pinglehead Brewery
  • Spice
  • Akaya Grill & Sushi
  • OP Fish House & Oyster Bar
  • Metro Diner
  • Pig BBQ
  • Tunis Seafood Wings & Subs
  • MoJo BBQ
  • Midori Sushi & Grill
  • Tropical Smoothie Café
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Hooter’s
  • Dick’s Wings
  • McDonald’s
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Panera Bread
  • Wendy’s
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Wawa
  • Panda Express
  • IHOP
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • Arby’s
  • Denny’s
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar
  • Wingstop
  • Miller’s Ale House
  • Outback Steakhouse

UberEats Restaurants

  • Hurricane Grill & Wings Fleming Island
  • Hibernia Pub at Fleming Island Golf Club
  • Farmhouse Chicken & Donuts
  • Brewer’s Pizza/Pinglehead Brewery
  • OP Fish House & Oyster Bar
  • Metro Diner

Bite Squad Restaurants

  • Hurricane Grill & Wings Fleming Island
  • Farmhouse Chicken & Donuts
  • Brewer’s Pizza/Pinglehead Brewery
  • MoJo BBQ

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