COVID-19: Impacts and Updates

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EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 1436-20 REQUIRES FACE COVERINGS INSIDE THE CITY LIMITS OF LAKE ALFRED; RENEWED BY ORDINANCE NO. 1442-20 

This Ordinance requiring masks within Lake Alfred City limits shall become effective on July 21, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. and renewed until 5:00 p.m. on November 23, 2020, unless rescinded and/or extended by further action of the City Commission.

To read the City of Lake Alfred Emergency Ordinance No. 1436-20 Requiring Face Covering to slow the spread of COVID-19 effective July 21, 2020, at 5 pm, click HERE; renewed by ordinance no. 1442-20, click HERE

Free Mask Pick Up at City Buildings information flyer, click HERE

Wearing a Mask: CDC Guidance

Downloadable Flyers:

  • Mask Required Flyer I – click HERE
  • Mask Required Flyer II – click HERE

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REOPENING SCHEDULING

June 8th

  • Athletic fields open for organized sports
  • Basketball courts
  • Playgrounds

June 1st

  • Resumption of public hearings
  • Library opens regular hours 9 am – 5 pm
  • Rentals on facilities now available

May 18th

  • Opening City Hall and Administration lobby to the public while following social distancing guidelines.
    • Investments are being made into plastic dividers for our countertops.
  • Library will provide curbside book service.

May 11th

  • Opening parks and athletic fields for groups of fewer than 10 people (Trails and Boat Ramps were never closed).
    • Playgrounds, pavilions, and basketball courts will remained closed; likely until we receive future Phase 2 or Phase 3 guidance.
  • All City Departments will return to normal operating schedules.

 

EVENT UPDATES

  • All Public Meetings and Hearings are canceled through May.
  • All City events are canceled through May.

 

PUBLIC PARKS

  • Playgrounds, pavilions, and basketball courts reopening on June 8th, 2020

 

COVID-19 UPDATES

Visit CDC and Florida Department of Health for the latest information about the virus

 

CITY OF LAKE ALFRED COVID-19 RESPONSE

As a city, we are actively responding to the threat of COVID-19. We are working closely with the Florida Department of Health, who in turn is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We’re also joining our partners, including Polk County, to remind residents and visitors of the simple steps that they can take to help prevent the spread of active respiratory diseases like the flu and COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard the tissue into a trash can
  • Clean and disinfect frequent touched objects and surfaces
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others.

We encourage you to stay informed by following the CDC and Florida Department of Health websites and social media accounts. There you will find new information, frequently asked questions and the current status of cases nationwide.