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Aug 21

City Hall Status

Posted to CoronaVirus by Joseph Perez

The City of Sebastian reopened for scheduled business meetings as well as appointments effective Monday, June 8, 2020. However, the City will be following the CDC guidelines.

If you think you may be sick or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and check with the Department personnel for ways to conduct your business electronically.

Before you enter the building, please ask yourself the following “Yes or No” questions:

  • In the last 14 days, have you traveled to, in or from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 (Tri-state area – New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut;), or had close contact with anyone who traveled to, in or from such areas, including (China, South Korea, Italy, Iran) or other countries listed as “Level 2” of “Level 3” by the Centers for Disease Control?
  • Have you had contact with or cared for anyone who has a confirmed or possible case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Are you currently experiencing any of the symptoms for COVID-19 (Mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, increase in temperature (100.4 degrees ), Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore Throat, or New loss of taste or smell)?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you must not access City Hall for a period of at least 14 days.

In order to protect the health and safety of all who visit the City offices, please consider the following guidelines when meeting with City staff:

  • Facemasks are required to enter City Hall. Please do not enter without wearing a facemask.
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet from the nearest person while in the building
  • Limit the number of people participating in any appointment to only those necessary for the issue at hand
  • Wash your hands before and after your appointment
  • Temperatures will be taken with a no-contact thermometer
Jul 30

PSA 07-30-2020 Isaias

Posted to Tropical Information by Barbara Brooke-Reese

The City is closely monitoring and making preparations regarding Tropical Storm Isaias.  We encourage all of our residents and visitors to watch the news and reports regarding this storm. Though the prediction as of Thursday July 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM has the storm off shore of the Florida coast, we are still in the cone of uncertainty.
Now is the time to take a look at your hurricane plan and make some preparations for strong winds and rain expected to occur over the weekend. Please do not trim trees or bushes, and make sure to bring in or secure items that could be blown around in strong winds.

This is not a time to panic, but it is the time to make preparations. We should use this opportunity to examine our plan and determine what we can do to improve that plan, had this been a much more severe event. This is an opportunity to look at stocking up on non-perishable supplies, instead of waiting for the last minute, when those supplies may be limited. We encourage you to store them for the remainder of the hurricane season, as it lasts through November 30th and the most active part of the season is not until September 15th.

The following is the update from the Indian River County Emergency Management as of 2:00 PM.

  • There is an increasing likelihood that Tropical Storm Isaias will bring sustained tropical storm winds to parts of east-central Florida this weekend
  • A Tropical Storm Watch may be required for a portion of the Florida peninsula later today.
  • Heavy rainfall totals are expected to range from 2-4” near the coast to 1-2” inland.
  • Gusty winds, 45-65 mph along coast, and 35-55 mph inland.
  • Dangerous rip currents will develop Friday.
  • Seas will become hazardous Saturday, peaking Saturday night, and slowly improving from south to north Sunday.

Please be safe
Paul E. Carlisle
City Manager, Sebastian