Board of County Commissioners - Clay County, FL
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.
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.
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:
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:
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
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.
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
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
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:
The following restaurants have closed their dining rooms, but offer takeout or drive thru service:
Curbside/Takeout/Drive Thru Service Offered
Bite Squad Restaurants
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