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City of North Port Cancels Events in Response to COVID-19

Post Date:03/13/2020 1:55 PM

Following recommendations from Governor DeSantis and public health agencies, the City will be canceling upcoming events, both public and private, with a projected attendance of 250 or more through April 30, 2020. This includes the following:

Canceled City Events

  • 3/14/20 Hazardous Waste Collection Event
  • 3/20/20 Dive-In Movie at North Port Aquatic Center
  • 3/21/20 Community Yard Sale
  • 3/21/20 North Port Community Night at CoolToday Park
  • 3/27/20 Movie on the Green: Viewer’s Choice
  • 3/28/20 Community Baby Shower & Preschool Expo
  • 4/3/20 Flashlight Egg Hunt
  • 4/4/20 “Egg”Normous Egg Hunt

Additionally, any programs or events hosted by other organizations at City facilities with an expected attendance of 250 or more will be canceled. City staff is in the process of contacting the organizations that this will impact. For information on games and practices for local youth athletic leagues, please check with your individual organizations.

City Facilities

Like many of you, we have spent the past weeks learning about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and have been working quickly to make the necessary adjustments to our work and operations. While we have always taken pride in the hygiene standards and cleanliness of our facilities, we have implemented these additional measures:

  • No more than 250 patrons will be admitted to the North Port Aquatic Center, Morgan Family Community Center, George Mullen Activity Center, or Warm Mineral Springs Park at a time. Staff will endeavor to admit patrons as others exit.
  • All structured Parks & Recreation programs (such as Zumba, Yogatology, etc.) will be canceled starting Monday, March 16 for two weeks.
  • Although we have a thorough cleaning schedule at our facilities, extra staff time and rotations have been allotted for more frequent sanitizing of high-traffic areas, surfaces, and office spaces.
  • We’re continuing to ask all patrons to wipe down fitness equipment both before and after it is used.
  • Hand sanitizer has been provided in multiple areas of the facility for patrons.
  • And of course, we’re committed to taking care of our team. We’re providing staff with up-to-the-moment guidance and information.

We are doing our best to keep our patrons and staff healthy. We appreciate you doing the same.

Resources for You

We will continue to follow the guidance of the CDC and local health authorities as the situation evolves. We hope that our patrons will also follow the science, implement the recommendations of public health agencies, and continue to participate in the activities that make our world connected. 

We’re also committed to providing our community with information as quickly as possible. You can stay informed by visiting www.CityOfNorthPort.com/Alerts or by hitting the "Alerts-COVID-19 Latest" button inside the "North RePort" City app. The public can download the app in their favorite app store for FREE. Please note that this is a fluid situation and may change rapidly. Should this happen, we will inform the public as quickly as possible.

CDC / WHO / DHS Resources

  • CDC recommendations for travel and large/community meetings
  • Department of Homeland Security Risk Management procedures for COVID-19
  • FL Department of Health Toolkit
  • For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Florida Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 call center at 866-779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov.
  • For more information, you can also contact the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.

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