Community Advisory 21, 8/6/20

COVID-19 Community Advisory 21
Friday, August 7, 2020, 11:00 am

Citizens Update — Sent on Behalf of City Manager William Sturgeon

As City Manager, I am committed to providing our community with the most current information available. Please refer to this weekly update for the latest information.

NEW THIS WEEK

Osceola County has extended the application period to provide financial aid to residents impacted by COVID-19 with a new round of housing assistance. This is available to all residents of Osceola County, including the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud. Residents can visit Housing.Osceola.org to find videos in English and Spanish that explain the program and application process. Deadline to submit applications is 8 a.m. on Monday, August 10.

REMINDER: Osceola School Board delayed the start of the 2020-2021 school year by two weeks, from Mon-day, August 10, to Monday, August 24. The new academic calendar can be found at https://www.osceolaschools.net/

Follow this link to find out more information about when you can be around others after you had or likely had COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html

GUIDELINES ON ISOLATION, TESTING, AND RETURN TO WORK / SCHOOL

Following new studies, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its recommendations on the duration of isolation needed for those infected with COVID-19. Per the new guidelines, people who test positive should remain at home for at least 10 days after the onset of symptoms, and with no fever in the past 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Other symptoms should be improved. Employees no longer need to go back for testing for a negative result in order to return to work.

Advent Health Back to School Briefing. Doctors discuss what parents, teachers, and students need to know as schools prepare to open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CENSUS
The 2020 U.S. Census is happening now. The Census helps to determine how much federal funding will be available for each community for the next 10 years, to include funding for schools, roads, housing, and even how many seats in Congress each state gets. Make the City of St. Cloud count! Visit https://www.2020census.gov/ to complete the census for your household.

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE

People experiencing flu-like symptoms should stay home

Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet or 2 arms length away.

Wear face coverings when in public.

Stop shaking hands. Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

If you suspect that you or a family member may be showing signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention.

COVID SYMPTOMS

Symptoms range from mild to severe, and may appear 2-14 days after exposure. This list does not include all possible symptoms.

Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

HELP IS AVAILABLE

Osceola County will continue efforts to provide financial aid to residents impacted by COVID-19 with a new round of housing assistance beginning on Monday, August 3. This new application opening for rental and mortgage foreclosure prevention will tap into $11.5 million of CARES Act funding and is available to all residents of Osceola County, now including the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud.

The City of St. Cloud has partnered with Osceola REDI (Recovery from Emergency Disaster Initiative), which has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $100,000 for food pantries in Osceola County. Visit www.feedingosceola.org for more information about the program and to donate.

The fastest resource to finding food assistance in St. Cloud and Osceola County is Food Finder. Please call ahead prior to going to one of the pantries as many pantries are operating on adjusted hours.

www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

https://www.osceola.org/covid19/financial-assistance/resident.stml#foodPantries

COVID 19 TESTING SITES AND RESOURCES

Asymptomatic persons still have access to testing at the State supported sites. The sites will prioritize those who are symptomatic, those 65 and older, and children under 18. http://www.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2020/08/080320-2104-covid19.pr.html

Testing is available at various locations throughout Osceola County. www.osceola.org/covid19testing

If individuals are tested by the Florida Department of Health in Osceola County or our community partners (Osceola Community Health Services, Prescriptions Unlimited and Sunrise Pharmacy), they will be notified by telephone after 7 days to be provided with lab results. Individuals may also access their lab results by visiting our website at http://osceola.floridahealth.gov/about-us/expanded-alerts.html.

Please check out the City of St. Cloud COVID-19 website page for resources and community programs.
https://www.stcloud.org/1812/COVID-19-Info

Florida’s COVID-19 Data And Surveillance Dashboard from Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429

Only individuals experiencing severe symptoms are referred to hospital and emergency room sites. Please complete the self check prior to going to any testing site. The CDC has provided a “self-check” tool, available at: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

Testing Location Table

BY THE NUMBERS

Osceola County has a total number of 9,286 positive cases of COVID-19 (Residents 9,202, Non-Residents 84.) There have been a total of 96 deaths, 399 hospitalizations (Residents 391, Non-Florida Residents 8). Below is a list of the positive number of cases by zip code the in St. Cloud area.

34769 – 533
34771 – 345
34772 – 574
34773 – 42

PHASE 2
RE-OPENING / MAY RESUME OPERATIONS

Restaurants to operate at 75% occupancy
Retail
Churches, synagogues or other houses of worship can hold service
Beaches
Child Care Centers
Museums and libraries
Elective surgeries
State Parks (limited hours, capacity and amenities)
Personal Care Services (Nail Salons, Hair salons and Barbershops)
Gyms, fitness centers and studios
Vacation Rentals
Entertainment Centers (movie theatres, bowling allies, pari-mutuel event centers) operates at 50% occupancy
Long Term Care Facilities (with CDC guidelines)

CLOSED / MAY NOT RESUME OPERATIONS
Bars, pubs, nightclubs (suspended on-premises con-sumption of alcohol statewide)
Senior living facilities visitation

MENTAL HYGIENE PROJECT
The City of St. Cloud has proudly partnered with Ryan Gallik (former City of St. Cloud Fire Department Firefighter Paramedic) and Michael L. Stahl (Co-Founder) of The Mental Hygiene Project and we’ll be sharing weekly videos regarding self care in a time of crisis with our employees and the community of St. Cloud. Please take advantage of this great opportunity. It only takes a few minutes to view.

Mental Hygiene Project Videos - https://www.stcloud.org/1834/Mental-Hygiene-Videos

The City has a CONFIDENTIAL Employee Assistance Program available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Please call (855) 327-4463 or visit
https://www.guidanceresources.com/ Web ID (Lincoln)

PARKS AND RECREATION

The City’s Summer Camp program reopened July 27 and plans to continue through Aug. 21, due to the start of the school year being pushed back to Aug. 24. Space is limited. Call 407-957-7243 to inquire about available slots.

Help the City of St. Cloud shape the future of Florida Avenue by sharing your opinion on the Florida Avenue Bikeway. Take the survey at the link below and share you thoughts. www.floridaavebikeway.com

July is National Parks and Recreation month! The City of St. Cloud is celebrating by doing a scavenger hunt in our parks by hiding bronze keys and key tags. Find a key, bring it to the Civic Center (3001 17th Street, St. Cloud, FL) and claim a fun Parks merchandise bag. The scavenger hunt continues all month, or until all 120 keys are found. Limit 1 key per person.

The Chris Lyle Aquatic Center’s R.A.Y.S. Youth Swim Program and Open Swim are open. Sessions are limited to 8 participants on the RAYS program and 40 on the open swim. Registration/reservations are required. To register, visit webtrac.stcloud.org or call 407-957-7364 for the R.A.Y.S. Program and 407-957-7243 for Open Swim.

Peghorn Nature Park & Trail is open Monday-Saturday, 8:00am-6:00pm. The trail remains closed due to rain, but the rest of the park is open. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 407-957-7243.

We urge you to adhere to CDC guidelines to help protect yourself, your families, and our community, and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please be safe and stay connected through digital means. We are St. Cloud Strong and will continue to get through this together. Thank you for your service through these unprecedented times.

Be Safe, Stay Healthy,
William E. Sturgeon
City Manager


COVID-19 Community Advisory 20
Friday, July 31, 2020, 4:00pm

Citizens Update — Sent on Behalf of City Manager William Sturgeon

As City Manager, I am committed to providing our community with the most current information available. Please refer to this weekly update for the latest information.

NEW THIS WEEK

COVID-19 testing at Osceola Heritage Park is cancelled this Saturday and Sunday due to Tropical Storm Isaias. Testing will reopen on Monday, Aug. 3.

At this time, Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to stay off the East Coast of Florida., mitigating its impact on our area. Visit https://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/emergency-management/hurricane-center/ for information on preparing for a storm.

Osceola County is extending the application period to provide financial aid to residents impacted by COVID-19 with a new round of housing assistance beginning on Monday, August 3. This is available to all residents of Os-ceola County, now including the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud. Residents can visit Housing.Osceola.org to find videos in English and Spanish that explain the program and application process. Residents will have a week to submit their applications beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 3, through 8 a.m. on Monday, August 10.

REMINDER: Osceola School Board delayed the start of the 2020-2021 school year by two weeks, from Monday, August 10, to Monday, August 24. The new academic calendar can be found at https://www.osceolaschools.net/

GUIDELINES ON ISOLATION, TESTING, AND RETURN TO WORK / SCHOOL

Following new studies, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its recommendations on the duration of isolation needed for those infected with COVID-19. Per the new guidelines, people who test positive should remain at home for at least 10 days after the onset of symptoms, and with no fever in the past 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Other symptoms should be improved. Employees no longer need to go back for testing for a negative result in order to return to work.

Advent Health Back to School Briefing. Doctors discuss what parents, teachers, and students need to know as schools prepare to open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CENSUS

The 2020 U.S. Census is happening now. The Census helps to determine how much federal funding will be available for each community for the next 10 years, to include funding for schools, roads, housing, and even how many seats in Congress each state gets. Make the City of St. Cloud count! Visit https://www.2020census.gov/ to complete the census for your household.

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE

Employees experiencing flu-like symptoms should immediately tell their supervisors, and stay home

Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet or 2 arms length away.

Wear face coverings when in public.

Stop shaking hands. Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

If you suspect that you or a family member may be showing signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention. As always, your safety and health is our priority.

COVID SYMPTOMS

Symptoms range from mild to severe, and may appear 2-14 days after exposure. This list does not include all pos-sible symptoms.

Fever or chills                                                  
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

HELP IS AVAILABLE

Osceola County will continue efforts to provide financial aid to residents impacted by COVID-19 with a new round of housing assistance beginning on Monday, August 3. This new application opening for rental and mortgage foreclosure prevention will tap into $11.5 million of CARES Act funding and is available to all residents of Osceola County, now including the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud.

The City of St. Cloud has partnered with Osceola REDI (Recovery from Emergency Disaster Initiative), which has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $100,000 for food pantries in Osceola County. Visit www.feedingosceola.org for more information about the program and to donate.

The fastest resource to finding food assistance in St. Cloud and Osceola County is Food Finder. Please call ahead prior to going to one of the pantries as many pantries are operating on adjusted hours.

www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

https://www.osceola.org/covid19/financial-assistance/resident.stml#foodPantries

COVID 19 TESTING SITES AND RESOURCES

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Prescriptions Unlimited, 2521 13th Street, Suite A, St. Cloud. Appointments are required. Testing is available to those 18 years and older. There are no symptom criteria for testing. Call 689-210-2080 to schedule an appointment.

Testing available Tuesdays at Osceola Community Health Services (Poinciana Location), 109 Doverplum Avenue. Poinciana residents with appointment only. Limited appointments available. Call 407-943-8600 to schedule an appointment.

Testing available Thursdays at Osceola Community Health Services (Kissimmee Location), 1501 Bill Beck Blvd. Osceola County residents with appointment only. Limited appointments available. Call 407-943-8600 to schedule an appointment.

Monday, August 3, 2020 through Thursday, August 13, 2020, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily at Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee. Appointments are not required for this drive thru event. Those seeking testing are asked to wear a mask and bring a pen to complete paperwork.

The Orange County Convention Center testing site is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No appointment is needed. http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

Please check out the City of St. Cloud COVID-19 website page for resources and community programs.
https://www.stcloud.org/1812/COVID-19-Info

Florida’s COVID-19 Data And Surveillance Dashboard from Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429

Only individuals experiencing severe symptoms are referred to hospital and emergency room sites. Please complete the self check prior to going to any testing site. The CDC has provided a “self-check” tool, available at:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

Testing Location Table

BY THE NUMBERS

Osceola County has a total number of 8,281 positive cases of COVID-19 (Residents 8,200, Non-Residents 81.) There have been a total of 64 deaths, 336 hospitalizations (Residents 336, Non-Florida Residents 8). Below is a list of the positive number of cases by zip code the in St. Cloud area.
34769 – 472
34771 – 304
34772 – 484
34773 – 38

PHASE 2
RE-OPENING / MAY RESUME OPERATIONS

Restaurants to operate at 75% occupancy

Retail

Churches, synagogues or other houses of worship can hold service

Beaches

Child Care Centers

Museums and libraries

Elective surgeries

State Parks (limited hours, capacity and amenities)

Personal Care Services (Nail Salons, Hair salons and Barbershops)

Gyms, fitness centers and studios

Vacation Rentals

Entertainment Centers (movie theatres, bowling allies, pari-mutuel event centers) operates at 50% occupancy

Long Term Care Facilities (with CDC guidelines)

CLOSED / MAY NOT RESUME OPERATIONS

Bars, pubs, nightclubs (suspended on-premises consumption of alcohol statewide)

Senior living facilities visitation

MENTAL HYGIENE PROJECT

The City of St. Cloud has proudly partnered with Ryan Gallik (former City of St. Cloud Fire Department Firefighter Paramedic) and Michael L. Stahl (Co-Founder) of The Mental Hygiene Project and we’ll be sharing weekly videos regarding self care in a time of crisis with our employees and the community of St. Cloud. Please take advantage of this great opportunity. It only takes a few minutes to view.

Mental Hygiene Project Videos - https://www.stcloud.org/1834/Mental-Hygiene-Videos

The City has a CONFIDENTIAL Employee Assistance Program available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Please call (855) 327-4463 or visit
https://www.guidanceresources.com/ Web ID (Lincoln)

PARKS AND RECREATION

The City’s Summer Camp program reopened July 27 and plans to continue through Aug. 21, due to the start of the school year being pushed back to Aug. 24. Space is limited. Call 407-957-7243 to inquire about available slots.

Help the City of St. Cloud shape the future of Florida Avenue by sharing your opinion on the Florida Avenue Bikeway. Take the survey at the link below and share you thoughts. www.floridaavebikeway.com

July is National Parks and Recreation month! The City of St. Cloud is celebrating by doing a scavenger hunt in our parks by hiding bronze keys and key tags. Find a key, bring it to the Civic Center (3001 17th Street, St. Cloud, FL) and claim a fun Parks merchandise bag. The scavenger hunt continues all month, or until all 120 keys are found. Limit 1 key per person.

The Chris Lyle Aquatic Center’s R.A.Y.S. Youth Swim Program and Open Swim are open. Sessions are limited to 8 participants on the RAYS program and 40 on the open swim. Registration/reservations are required. To register, visit webtrac.stcloud.org or call 407-957-7364 for the R.A.Y.S. Program and 407-957-7243 for Open Swim.

Peghorn Nature Park & Trail is open Monday-Saturday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. The trail remains closed due to rain, but the rest of the park is open. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 407-957-7243.

We urge you to adhere to CDC guidelines to help protect yourself, your families, and our community, and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please be safe and stay connected through digital means. We are St. Cloud Strong and will continue to get through this together. Thank you for your service through these unprecedented times.

Be Safe, Stay Healthy,
William E. Sturgeon
City Manager


COVID-19 Community Advisory 19
Friday, July 24, 2020, 4:00pm

As your City Manager, I am committed to providing our citizens with the most up-to-date information available.
Please refer to this weekly update for the latest information

NEW THIS WEEK

Osceola County Commissioners added a penalty to the existing requirement to wear a face covering in public. The face covering requirement has been in place since April 13, but the action this weeks adds penalties to the non-criminal infraction. First offense is a warning. Second and third offenses incur a $25 penalty, and subsequent infractions will bring $50 per violation. County officials say enforcement begins Friday, July 24.

REMINDER: Many stores and businesses, including Walmart, Publix, Target, and CVS also have enacted mandatory mask policies for their customers.

REMINDER: Osceola School Board delayed the start of the 2020-2021 school year by two weeks, from Monday, August 10, to Monday, August 24. The new academic calendar can be found at https://www.osceolaschools.net/

REMINDER: It’s hurricane season, and the tropics are getting more active. Please plan now! Don’t wait until a storm is approaching. For information on how to prepare, please visit https://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/emergency-management/hurricane-center/

CENSUS

The 2020 U.S. Census is happening now. The Census helps to determine how much federal funding will be available for each community for the next 10 years, to include funding for schools, roads, housing, and even how many seats in Congress each state gets. Make the City of St. Cloud count! Visit https://www.2020census.gov/ to complete the census for your household.

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE

Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet or 2 arms length away.

Wear face coverings when in public.

Stop shaking hands. Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

If you suspect that you or a family member may be showing signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention. As always, your safety and health is our priority.

People experiencing flu-like symptoms should seek medical attention, and stay home

HELP IS AVAILABLE

$250 million in CARES Act funding is available for rental and mortgage assistance for Florida families that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit https://www.floridahousing.org/

The City of St. Cloud has partnered with Osceola REDI (Recovery from Emergency Disaster Initiative), which has launched a fundraising campaign with a goal to raise $100,000 to help support food pantries in Osceola County. Visit www.feedingosceola.org for more information about the program and to donate.

The fastest resource to finding supplemental food assistance throughout St. Cloud and Osceola County is through the Food Finder resource. Please call ahead prior to going to one of the pantries as many pantries are operating on adjusted hours.

www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

https://www.osceola.org/covid19/financial-assistance/resident.stml#foodPantries

COVID SYMPTOMS

Symptoms range from mild to severe, and may appear 2-14 days after exposure. This list does not include all possible symptoms.

Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting

COVID 19 RESOURCES AND TESTING SITES

The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County will provide community testing at Valencia College at 1800 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee on Friday, July 24, 2020 through Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Testing will continue at Osceola Heritage Park at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee on Monday, July 27, 2020 through Friday, July 31, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, August 1, 2020 and Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Prescriptions Unlimited, 2521 13th Street, Suite A, St. Cloud: Testing Monday—Friday, 9-11 a.m. Appointments required. Ages 18 and older. No symptoms required. Call 689-210-2080 to schedule appointment.

Florida Department of Health-Osceola (1875 Fortune Road, Kissimmee, FL) – Mondays and Fridays. By appointment only. Call 407-343-2000 to schedule prior to arrival.

The Orange County Convention Center testing site is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No appointment is needed. http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

Please check out the City of St. Cloud COVID-19 website page for resources and community programs. https://www.stcloud.org/1812/COVID-19-Info

Florida’s COVID-19 Data And Surveillance Dashboard from Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429

Only individuals experiencing severe symptoms are referred to hospital and emergency room sites. Please complete the self check prior to going to any testing site. The CDC has provided a “self-check” tool, available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

Testing Location Table

BY THE NUMBERS

Osceola County has a total number of 6,844 positive cases of COVID-19 (Residents 56,768, Non-Residents 76. There have been a total of 49 deaths, 300 hospitalizations (Residents 292, Non-Florida Residents 8). Below is a list of the positive number of cases by zip code the in St. Cloud area.

34769 – 404
34771 – 259
34772 – 428
34773 – 34

PHASE 2

RE-OPENING / MAY RESUME OPERATIONS

Restaurants to operate at 75% occupancy

Retail

Churches, synagogues or other houses of worship can hold service

Beaches

Child Care Centers

Museums and libraries

Elective surgeries

State Parks (limited hours, capacity and amenities)

Personal Care Services (Nail Salons, Hair salons and Barbershops)

Gyms, fitness centers and studios

Vacation Rentals

Entertainment Centers (movie theatres, bowling allies, pari-mutuel event centers) operates at 50% occupancy

Long Term Care Facilities (with CDC guidelines)

CLOSED / MAY NOT RESUME OPERATIONS

Bars, pubs, nightclubs (suspended on-premises con-sumption of alcohol statewide)

Senior living facilities visitation

MENTAL HYGIENE PROJECT

The City of St. Cloud has proudly partnered with Ryan Gallik (former City of St. Cloud Fire Department Firefight-er Paramedic) and Michael L. Stahl (Co-Founder) of The Mental Hygiene Project and we’ll be sharing weekly videos regarding self care in a time of crisis. Please take advantage of this great opportunity. It only takes a few minutes to view.

Mental Hygiene Project Videos - https://www.stcloud.org/1834/Mental-Hygiene-Videos

The City has a CONFIDENTIAL Employee Assistance Program available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Please call (855) 327-4463 or visit https://www.guidanceresources.com/ Web ID (Lincoln).

PARKS AND RECREATION

The City’s Summer Camp reopens Monday, July 27. The program was temporarily suspended on July 15 due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. All campers and staff were sent home and asked to quarantine for 10 days and monitor for symptoms.

Help the City of St. Cloud shape the future of Florida Avenue by sharing your opinion on the Florida Avenue Bikeway. Take the survey at the link below and share you thoughts. www.floridaavebikeway.com

July is National Parks and Recreation month! The City of St. Cloud is celebrating by doing a scavenger hunt in our parks by hiding bronze keys and key tags. Find a key, bring it to the Civic Center (3001 17th Street, St. Cloud, FL) and claim a fun Parks merchandise bag. The scavenger hunt continues all month, or until all 120 keys are found. Limit 1 key per person.

The Chris Lyle Aquatic Center’s R.A.Y.S. Youth Swim Program and Open Swim are open. Sessions are limited to 8 participants on the RAYS program and 40 on the open swim. Registration/reservations are required. To register, visit webtrac.stcloud.org or call 407-957-7364 for the R.A.Y.S. Program and 407-957-7243 for Open Swim.

Peghorn Nature Park & Trail is open Monday-Saturday, 8:00am-6:00pm. The trail remains closed due to rain, but the rest of the park is open. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 407-957-7243.

We urge you to adhere to CDC guidelines to help protect yourself, your families, and our community, and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please be safe and stay connected through digital means. We are St. Cloud Strong and will continue to get through this together. Thank you for your service through these unprecedented times.

Be Safe, Stay Healthy,
William E. Sturgeon
City Manager

COVID-19 Community Advisory 18
Friday, July 17, 2020, 4:00pm
 

COVID-19 – WEEKLY EMPLOYEE UPDATE 17 ON BEHALF OF THE CITY MANAGER, WILLIAM STURGEON

As your City Manager, I am committed to providing our citizens with the most up-to-date information available during this challenging time for our community. As we continue to go through Phase II, we will keep our citizens informed of future updates as the governor directs the city otherwise. If you have any questions regarding reporting back to work, please contact your immediate supervisors. Please refer to this weekly update document and review pertinent sections below:

EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-112 – “SAFE, SMART, STEP-BY-STEP” PLAN TO RE-OPEN FLORIDA – PHASE 2

  As of June 26, 2020 the Governor, along with the Department of Business Professional Regulation, suspended on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. The Governor will re-opened this amenities under a subsequent order at a later date. Please follow appropriate social distancing and sanitation procedures. If you have any questions, please contact your employer for further instructions.

RE-OPENING / MAY RESUME OPERATIONS

Restaurants to operate at 75% occupancy
Retail
Churches, synagogues or other houses of worship can hold service
Beaches
Child Care Centers
Museums and libraries
Elective surgeries
State Parks (limited hours, capacity and amenities)
Personal Care Services (Nail Salons, Hair salons and Barbershops)
Gyms, fitness centers and studios
Vacation Rentals
Entertainment Centers (movie theatres, bowling allies, pari-mutuel event centers) operates at 50% occupancy
Long Term Care Facilities (with CDC guidelines)

CLOSED / MAY NOT RESUME OPERATIONS
Bars, pubs, nightclubs (suspended on premise consumption of alcohol statewide)
Schools
Senior living facilities 

COVID-19 UPDATES

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

As of June 25, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $250 million in CARES Act funding for rental and mortgage assistance for Florida families that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Florida Housing is working to formulate how the funds will be disbursed, calling it the Affordable Housing Coronavirus Relief Initiative. They are also working on the processes and requirements related to how funding will be expended. They will be providing detailed guidance to stakeholders in the coming weeks. For more information, see link below:
https://www.floridahousing.org/

UNITED STATES CENSUS
The 2020 U.S. Census is happening now. The Census helps to determine how federal funding will help each community for the next 10 years, to include schools, roads, housing and even how many seats in Congress each state gets. Make the City of St. Cloud count. Don’t wait to respond. Visit https://2020census.gov to participate. 

CITIZEN INFORMATION
The St. Cloud Building Department and Economic Development Department customer service lobby in City Hall building A, are closed to the public until further notice. For more information on how to contact these departments, please visit www.stcloud.org

The St. Cloud Utilities Department service disconnection for non-payment and late fees will resume on Monday, August 3, 2020. To assist during these challenging times, customers are encouraged to call us at 407-957-7344 or visit
http://www.stcloud.org/1753/St-Cloud-Utilities  for payment assistance before Monday, August 3, 2020.

FOOD BANKS
The fastest resource to finding supplemental food assistance throughout St. Cloud and Osceola County is through the Food Finder resource. It is requested that you call ahead prior to going to one of the pantries as many pantries are slowly closing their doors for the time being out of safety and concern for their elderly volunteers.
www.feedhopenow.org/findfood
https://www.osceola.org/covid19/financial-assistance/resident.stml#foodPantries 

COVID 19 RESOURCES AND TESTING SITES
Florida’s COVID-19 Data And Surveillance Dashboard from Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection
https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429

Osceola County has a total number of 3,658 positive cases of COVID-19 (Residents 3,589, Non-Florida Residence 69. There has been a total of 31 deaths, 221 hospitalizations (Residents 214, Non-Florida Residence 7). Below is a list of the positive number of cases by zip code the in St. Cloud area.

34769 – 226
34771 – 131
34772 – 214
34773 – 19

The Orange County Convention Center continues to offer COVID-19 testing for citizens and has antibody testing for the public. The testing site is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and no appointment is needed.More information can be found at
http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance during this time or need more information related to COVID-19, please check out the City of St. Cloud COVID-19 website page for all resources and community programs.
https://www.stcloud.org/1812/COVID-19-Info

The Florida Department of Health is offering COVID-19 testing at several locations throughout the St. Cloud, FL and the Osceola County area. The following locations will also have testing on the below dates and times.

Prescriptions Unlimited (2521 13th Street, St. Cloud, FL) – Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. By appointment only for people 18 years or older and testing will be on a first come first serve basis. Call 689-210-2080 to schedule prior to arrival

FL Department of Health-Osceola (1875 Fortune Road, Kissimmee, FL) – Mondays and Fridays. By appointment only. Call 407-343-2000 to schedule prior to arrival.

Osceola Heritage Park (1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL) – Saturday July 11, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday July 13, 2020 - Friday, July 17, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointments are not required for this drive thru event but are asked to wear a mask and bring a pen to complete paperwork.

Only individuals experiencing severe symptoms are referred to hospital and emergency room sites. Please complete the self check prior to going to any testing site. The CDC has provided a “self-check” tool, available at: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

OSCEOLA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – ST. CLOUD SCHOOLS

As of June 26, 2020, the Osceola County School Board approved a plan to reopen schools on Aug. 10. Parents will have to visit https://www.osceolaschools.net/startsmart by July 15, 2020 to pick an option for their child(ren). School officials are giving parents three options to choose from to enroll their child(ren):

Face-to-face instruction at school with health and safety precautions in place
Digital learning with their assigned school with a traditional school day schedule
Virtual learning for students to allow learning during non-traditional school hours

The Osceola County Schools Nutrition Services Department will continue to provide FREE meals for breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under until July 16, 2020. Meals can be picked up 4 days a week, Monday – Thursday between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at one of the below schools in St. Cloud. For more information please visit: www.osceolaschools.net

St. Cloud High School - 2000 Bulldog Lane, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Lakeview Elementary - 2900 5th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Canoe Creek Charter – 3600 Cane Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Narcoossee Middle School - 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34771

PARKS AND RECREATION

Help the City of St. Cloud shape the future of Florida Avenue by sharing your opinion on the Florida Avenue Bikeway. Take the survey at the link below and share you thoughts. www.floridaavebikeway.com

July is National Parks and Recreation month! The City of St. Cloud will be celebrating by doing a scavenger hunt in all 15 of our lovely parks by hiding little bronze keys and key tags! If someone finds a key, they can bring it to the Civic Center (3001 17th Street, St. Cloud, FL) and claim a fun Parks merchandise bag. The scavenger hunt will began on Monday, July 6th and will last all month, or until all 120 keys are found. Limit 1 key per person.

The Chris Lyle Aquatic Center welcomed back the R.A.Y.S. Youth Swim Program and Open Swim as of Monday, June 15, 2020. Sessions are limited to 8 participants on the RAYS program and 40 on the open swim. Registration/reservations are required. To register go to webtrac.stcloud.org or contact Parks and Recreation at 407-957-7364 for the R.A.Y.S. Program and 407-957-7243 for Open Swim.

Peghorn Nature Park & Trail is open Monday-Saturday, 8:00am-6:00pm. At the moment, due to the amount of rain we have been experiencing, the trail itself is still closed. The rest of the park is open as usual. For more information, please call Parks and Recreation at 407-957-7243.

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department opened summer camp to residents on July 6, 2020 and is limited to 60 participants each week in efforts to adhere to social distancing. The summer camp is full at this time and Parks & Recreation will not be keeping a wait list. All specialty camps have been cancelled for the summer. For additional information or questions please contact 407-957-7243. 

MENTAL HYGIENE PROJECT

The City of St. Cloud has proudly partnered with Ryan Gallik (former City of St. Cloud Fire Department Firefighter Paramedic) and Michael L. Stahl (Co-Founder) of The Mental Hygiene Project and we’ll be sharing weekly videos regarding self care in a time of crisis with our employees and the community of St. Cloud. Please take advantage of this great opportunity. It only takes a few minutes to view. See attached document or link below. #ItsOkToNotBeOk

Mental Hygiene Project Videos - https://www.stcloud.org/1834/Mental-Hygiene-Videos 

RECOVERY FROM EMERGENCY DISASTER INITIATIVE

The City of St. Cloud has partnered with Osceola REDI (Recovery from Emergency Disaster Initiative), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a comprehensive and integrated emergency management assistance system that coordinates with Osceola’s community resources to protect lives, property and environment. Due to the effects of #COVID19, Osceola REDI has launched its first fundraising campaign with a goal to raise $100,000 to help fund and support food pantries in Osceola County. Visit www.feedingosceola.org for more information about the program and to donate.

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE

Sick employees with flu like symptoms are instructed to notify their supervisors, stay home and do not come to work.

If possible, maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet or 2 arms length away.
Wear face coverings when in public.
Stop shaking hands. Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.
If you suspect that you or a family member may be showing signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention immediately. As always, your safety and health is our priority.

Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 (Interim Guidance)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/return-to-work.html 

COVID-19 has altered many normal plans—from travel, to family gatherings and as simple as going to the grocery store. We urge you to practice CDC guidelines to help protect our citizens, citizen’s families, our beautiful community and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please be safe and stay connected with us, your family and friends through digital means. We are St. Cloud Strong and will continue to get through this together. Thank you for your dedicated service through these unprecedented times.

Be Safe, Stay Healthy,
William E. Sturgeon City Manager

COVID-19 Community Advisory 16
Friday, July 3rd, 2020, 4:00pm

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As your City Manager, I am committed to providing our citizens with the most up-to-date information available during this challenging time for our community. Monday, May 11th, our first floor of City Hall Building A, Permitting and St. Cloud Utilities Customer Service offices reopened to the public. Customers are able to access these areas while practicing social distancing and using face coverings. We will continue to keep our citizens informed of future phases at a later date. Please refer to this weekly update document and review pertinent sections below:

EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-112 – “SAFE, SMART, STEP-BY-STEP” PLAN TO RE-OPEN FLORIDA - PHASE 1

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Phase 1 of his Executive Order 20-112 “Safe, Smart, Step-By-Step” plan to re-open the State of Florida. This order will maintain limitations on the movements of persons except for those businesses and services that are currently open and those businesses that re-open at 25% building occupancy. The order became effective on Monday May 4, 2020.

On May 18, 2020 the Governor will allow gyms, fitness centers and studios to re-open, along with libraries, restaurants and retail to have 50% occupancy. The Governor also will re-open the South Florida area (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties) until a subsequent order has been issued. Please follow appropriate social distancing and sanitation procedures. If you have any questions, please contact your employer for further instructions.

RE-OPENING / MAY RESUME OPERATIONS

Restaurants, with indoor seating at 50% occupancy; outdoor seating with 6ft of space between tables
Retail to operate at 50% occupancy
Churches, synagogues or other houses of worship can hold service
Beaches
Child Care Centers
Museums and libraries (open at 50% occupancy if approved by local governments)
Elective surgeries
State Parks (limited hours, capacity and amenities)
Personal Care Services (Nail Salons, Hair salons and Barbershops) open at 25% occupancy
Gyms, fitness centers and studios

CLOSED / MAY NOT RESUME OPERATIONS

Schools (Remain doing distance learning)
Senior living facilities
Bars and nightclubs
Vacation rentals
Interactive shared exhibits of museums and libraries such as child play areas 

CITIZEN INFORMATION

City Hall phone switchboard resumes operation on Monday 5/18/20. 407-957-7300

Monday, May 25, 2020 is Memorial Day. All city offices will be closed in honor of this day. The VFW and American Legion would like to invite you to a vehicular tour and viewing at Mount Peace Cemetery using a radio broadcast. The event will be from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Contact Parks and Recreation at 407-957-7243 or parksandrecreaton@stcloud.org

The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County or Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is assisting with child care costs for first responders and health care workers. Information can be found at:
https://4cflorida.org/child-care-for-first-responders-and-health-care-workers/

The Huntington Learning Center wants to say “Thank You” to all First Responders by offering 10% off enrollment, $100 off academic evaluation and $100 Amex gift card to each enrolled student or to be used as a tuition credit into their program. The promotion ends July 31, 2020 for all students. For more information please call 407-789-0228 or visit the link below.
https://www.Huntingtonhelps.com/center/st-cloud-fl

FOOD BANKS

Meals of Love will deliver up to 1,000 fresh, restaurant-prepared meals to the homes of seniors and disabled adults through a partnership with Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Senior Resources Alliance, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and the Florida Restaurant & lodging Association. Meals of Love will serve Orange, Seminole, Brevard and Osceola counties. Use the FeedHopeNow.org website below for more information, locations and times.

The fastest resource to finding supplemental food assistance throughout St. Cloud and Osceola County is through the Food Finder resource. It is requested that you call ahead prior to going to one of the pantries as many pantries are slowly closing their doors for the time being out of safety and concern for their elderly volunteers.
www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

https://www.osceola.org/covid19/financial-assistance/resident.stml#foodPantries

TESTING SITES AND INFORMATION

Osceola County has a total number of 594 positive cases of COVID-19 (Residents 554, Non-Florida Residence 40. There has been a total of 16 deaths, 147 hospitalizations (Residents 141, Non-Residents 6) Below is a list of the positive number of cases by zip code the in St. Cloud area.
34769 – 77
34771 – 29
34772 – 26
34773 – 5

The Orange County Convention Center continues to offer COVID-19 testing. The testing site is open Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
More information can be found at http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

As of April 23, 2020 the Florida Department of Health is offering drive-up testing at Osceola Heritage Park and are open from Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. by appointment only. Please schedule your appointment at www.AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to arrival.

AdventHealth opened a second COVID-19 drive-up testing location in Central Florida at the Mall at Millenia in Orlando to anyone who meets the criteria for testing. Those who meet the criteria and wish to be tested should visit AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to arrival. There is not expected to be a limit on testing supplies at either location.

There will be no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status. AdventHealth will cover the cost of those who are uninsured.
The site will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Results can be expected in approximately two to three days. Those tested will receive a text message with instructions on how to retrieve the results. Those who test positive will receive a call from a nurse to review the results and provide care instructions.

If you or someone you know may need testing for COVID-19, below is a list of testing sites in Osceola County.

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Only individuals experiencing severe symptoms are referred to hospital and emergency room sites. Please complete the self check prior to going to any testing site. The CDC has provided a “self-check” tool, available at
 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html. COVID-19 RESOURCES

OSCEOLA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – ST. CLOUD SCHOOLS

Osceola County Schools hopes to be able to honor its 2020 graduates as originally planned for May 21-May 29 if social distancing rules have been lifted. If social distancing rules have not been lifted by the originally planned dates, they will honor it’s graduates on July 6-July 10. Please see the schedule on the link below for each respective school.
https://www.osceolaschools.net/news/newsroom/school_board_announces_back-_up_graduation_dates

The Osceola County Schools Nutrition Services Department will continue to provide FREE meals for breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under during the extended school closure. Starting Monday, May 4, 2020, meals can be picked up 4 days a week, Monday – Thursday between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at one of the below schools in St. Cloud. For more information please visit: www.osceolaschools.net

St. Cloud High School - 2000 Bulldog Lane, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Lakeview Elementary - 2900 5th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Canoe Creek Charter – 3600 Cane Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Narcoossee Middle School - 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34771

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Florida’s COVID-19 Data And Surveillance Dashboard from Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection
https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance during this time or need more information related to COVID-19, please check out the City of St. Cloud COVID-19 website page for all resources and community programs.
https://www.stcloud.org/1812/COVID-19-Info

UNITED STATES CENSUS

The 2020 U.S. Census is happening now. The Census helps to determine how federal funding will help each community for the next 10 years, to include schools, roads, housing and how many seats in Congress each state gets. Make the City of St. Cloud count. Don’t wait to respond. Visit https://2020census.gov to participate

BUILDING SAFETY MONTH

May is Building Safety Month and our Building Department wants to raise awareness about building safety. Learn more about building safety for week 1 and week 2 below.

Week 1 May 4-10, 2020 https://www.iccsafe.org/advocacy/building-safety-month/2020-week-one/

Week 2 May 11-17 https://www.iccsafe.org/advocacy/building-safety-month/2020-week-two/ PUBLIC WORKS WEEK – MAY 17-23, 2020

The City of St. Cloud Public Works Department cordially invites students to participate in our "Rhythm of Public Works" art contest. The contest teaches and reminds students about the importance of Public Works. Submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday May 21, 2020.Art contest info can be found at:
https://www.stcloud.org/1907/2020-Public-Works-Week-Info

All forms needed/related to the contest can be downloaded at: 

https://www.stcloud.org/DocumentCenter/View/28653/2020-City-of-St-Cloud-Public-Works-Week---Arts-Contest-Forms

MENTAL HYGIENE PROJECT

The Month of May is National Mental Health Awareness month. The City of St. Cloud has proudly partnered with Ryan Gallik (former City of St. Cloud Fire Department Firefighter Paramedic) and Michael L. Stahl (Co-Founder) of The Mental Hygiene Project and we’ll be sharing weekly videos regarding self care in a time of crisis with our employees and the community of St. Cloud. Please take advantage of this great opportunity. It only takes a few minutes to view. See link below. #ItsOkToNotBeOk

Mental Hygiene Project Videos - https://www.stcloud.org/1834/Mental-Hygiene-Videos

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE

Sick employees with flu like symptoms are instructed to notify their supervisors, stay home and do not come to work.
If possible, maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet or 2 arms length away.
Stop shaking hands. Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

If you suspect that you or a family member may be showing signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention immediately. In conclusion, please continue to do your part, follow CDC guidelines to help protect our you, your families, our beautiful community and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please be safe and stay connected with us, your family and friends through digital means. We are St. Cloud strong and will continue to get through this together. Thank you for your dedicated service through these unprecedented times. 

Be Safe and Stay Healthy.
William E. Sturgeon
City Manager

COVID-19 - ACTUALIZACIÓN SEMANAL DE CIUDADANOS 9 EN NOMBRE DEL ADMINISTRADOR DE LA CIUDAD, WILLIAM STURGEON:

Como su Administrador de la Ciudad, estoy comprometido a proporcionar a nuestros ciudadanos la información más actualizada y disponible durante este momento difícil para nuestra comunidad. El Lunes 11 de Mayo, se abrió nuevamente al público nuestro primer piso del edificio de la Alcaldia. En el edificio A, se encuentran las oficinas de Servicios al Cliente de St. Cloud para Permisos y pago de utilidades. Los clientes pueden acceder a estas áreas mientras practican el distanciamiento social y usando mascaras. Continuaremos manteniendo a nuestros ciudadanos informados sobre las fases futuras en una fecha posterior. Consulte este documento de actualización semanal y revise las secciones pertinentes a continuación:


ORDEN EJECUTIVA 20-112 - PLAN "SEGURO, INTELIGENTE, PASO A PASO" PARA ABRIR LA FLORIDA - FASE 1

El gobernador de Florida, Ron DeSantis, emitió la Fase 1 de su Plan Ejecutivo 20-112 "Siendo Inteligente y Seguro, paso a paso" para reabrir el Estado de Florida. Esta orden mantendrá limitaciones en los movimientos de personas a excepción de aquellos negocios y servicios que están actualmente abiertos y aquellos negocios que vuelven a abrir con una ocupación del edificio del 25%. La orden entró en vigencia el Lunes 4 de Mayo 2020.

 El 18 de Mayo 2020, el Gobernador permitirá la reapertura de gimnasios y estudios, junto con bibliotecas, restaurantes y tiendas minoristas para tener una ocupación del 50%. El gobernador también volverá a abrir el área del sur de la Florida (condados de Miami-Dade, Broward y Palm Beach) hasta que se emita una orden posterior. Siga los procedimientos apropiados de distanciamiento social y saneamiento. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con su empleador para obtener más instrucciones.

SI SE PUEDE REANUDAR LAS OPERACIONES:

Restaurantes, con asientos en el interior al 50% de ocupación; asientos al aire libre con 6 pies de espacio entre mesas
Minorista para operar al 50% de ocupación
Iglesias, sinagogas u otras casas de culto pueden celebrar su servicio
Playas
Centros de cuidado infantil
Museos y bibliotecas (abierto al 50% de ocupación si lo aprueban los gobiernos locales)
Cirugías electivas
Parques estatales (horario limitado, capacidad y servicios)
Los servicios de atención personal (salones de manicura, peluquería y peluquería) abren al 25% de ocupación
Gimnasios, gimnasios y estudios

CERRADO / NO PUEDE REANUDAR LAS OPERACIONES

Escuelas (permanecen aprendiendo a distancia)
Instalaciones de vivienda para personas mayores
Bares y discotecas
Alquiler de vacaciones
Exposiciones interactivas compartidas de museos y bibliotecas, como áreas de juegos infantil

INFORMACIÓN A LOS CIUDADANOS:

Viernes, 15 de Mayo, será el último día para que la Línea Directa de Ciudadanos y Empleados de la Ciudad de St. Cloud cierre a las 5 p.m. Para comunicarse con la línea directa, llame al 407-957-7161.

El lunes 25 de Mayo 2020 es “Memorial day” el Día de los Caídos. Todas las oficinas de la ciudad estarán cerradas en honor de este día. El VFW y la Legión Americana quisieran invitarlo a un recorrido en vehículo y verlo en el Cementerio Mount Peace (Paz) usando una transmisión de radio. El evento será de 9 a.m. a 2 p.m. Comuníquese con Parques y Recreación al 407-957-7243 o parksandrecreation@stcloud.org

La Coalición de Aprendizaje Temprano del Condado de Orange, la Coalición de Aprendizaje Temprano del Condado de Osceola y el Club de Niños y Niñas de Florida Central están ayudando con los costos de cuidado infantil para socorristas y los trabajadores de atención médica. La información se puede encontrar en:
 https://4cflorida.org/child-care-for-first-responders-and-health-care-workers/  

 o llame al 407-742-1444 para obtener   información sobre becas.

   https://bgccf.org/resources o llame al 407-841-6855. No hay costo para asistir a este programa.

 El Centro de Aprendizaje Huntington quiere decir "Gracias" a todos los primeros respondedores ofreciendo un 10% de descuento en la inscripción, $ 100 de descuento en la evaluación académica y $ 100 en la tarjeta de regalo Amex a cada estudiante inscrito o para ser utilizado como un crédito de matrícula en su programa. La promoción finaliza el 31 de julio de 2020 para todos los estudiantes. Para obtener más información, llame al 407-789-0228 o visite el siguiente enlace.
https://www.Huntingtonhelps.com/center/st-cloud-fl  


BANCO DE COMIDA:

El recurso más rápido para encontrar asistencia alimentaria complementaria en todo el condado de St. Cloud y Osceola es a través del recurso Buscador de alimentos. Se le solicita que llame con anticipación antes de ir a una de las despensas, ya que muchas despensas están cerrando lentamente sus puertas por el momento debido a la falta de seguridad y preocupación por sus voluntarios mayores.

www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

https://www.osceola.org/covid19/financial-assistance/resident.stml#foodPantries 


SITIOS DE PRUEBA E INFORMACIÓN:

El condado de Osceola tiene un número total de 594 casos positivos de COVID-19 (Residentes 554, Residencia no Florida 40. Ha habido un total de 16 muertes, 147 hospitalizaciones (Residentes 141, No residentes 6) A continuación hay una lista de el número positivo de casos por código postal en el área de St. Cloud.

34769 - 77
34771 - 29
34772 - 26
34773 – 5

El Centro de Convenciones del Condado de Orange continúa ofreciendo pruebas COVID-19 para ciudadanos y ahora ha agregado pruebas de anticuerpos solo para socorristas y trabajadores de la salud. El sitio de prueba está abierto de lunes a viernes de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m.  Se puede encontrar más información en http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

A partir del 23 de Abril 2020, el Departamento de Salud de Florida está ofreciendo pruebas de manejo en Osceola Heritage Park y está abierto de Lunes a Viernes de 9 a.m. a 12 p.m. Solo por cita. Programe su cita en www.AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com antes de su llegada.

AdventHealth abrió una segunda ubicación de prueba de acceso COVID-19 en Florida Central en el Mall at Millenia en Orlando a cualquiera que cumpla con los criterios para las pruebas. Aquellos que cumplan con los criterios y deseen hacerse la prueba deben visitar AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com antes de su llegada. No se espera que haya un límite en la prueba de suministros en ninguna de las ubicaciones.

No habrá costos de bolsillo, independientemente del estado del seguro. AdventHealth cubrirá el costo de aquellos que no tienen seguro.
El sitio estará abierto los siete días de la semana de 9 a.m. a 2 p.m.
Se pueden esperar resultados en aproximadamente dos o tres días. Los examinados recibirán un mensaje de texto con instrucciones sobre cómo recuperar los resultados. Aquellos que resulten positivos recibirán una llamada de una enfermera para revisar los resultados y proporcionar instrucciones de cuidado.

Si usted o alguien que usted conoce puede necesitar pruebas para COVID-19, a continuación encontrará una lista de sitios de pruebas en el Condado de Osceola.

Solo las personas que experimentan síntomas graves son derivadas a los hospitales y salas de emergencias. Complete la autocomprobación antes de ir a cualquier sitio de prueba. Los CDC han proporcionado una herramienta de "autocomprobación", disponible en:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

JUNTA ESCOLAR DEL CONDADO DE OSCEOLA - ST. ESCUELAS EN ST CLOUD:

Las Escuelas del Condado de Osceola esperan poder honrar a sus graduados de 2020 como se planeó originalmente para el 21 de Mayo al 29 de Mayo si se han levantado las reglas de distanciamiento social. Si las reglas de distanciamiento social no se han levantado en las fechas planificadas originalmente, honrarán a sus graduados del 6 al 10 de Julio. Consulte el calendario en el siguiente enlace para cada escuela respectiva.

https://www.osceolaschools.net/news/newsroom/school_board_announces_back-_up_graduation_dates

El Departamento de Servicios de Nutrición de las Escuelas del Condado de Osceola continuará brindando comidas GRATUITAS para el desayuno y el almuerzo a los niños menores de 18 años durante el cierre prolongado de la escuela. A partir del Lunes 4 de Mayo 2020, las comidas se pueden recoger 4 días a la semana, de Lunes a Jueves, de 9:30 a.m. a 12 p.m. en una de las siguientes escuelas en St. Cloud. Para obtener más información, visite:
www.osceolaschools.net

St. Cloud High School - 2000 Bulldog Lane, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Lakeview Elementary - 2900 5th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Canoe Creek Charter – 3600 Cane Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Narcoossee Middle School - 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34771 

RECURSOS COVID-19 

Panel de datos y vigilancia COVID-19 de Florida del Departamento de Salud de la Florida, División de Control de Enfermedades y Protección de la Salud
https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429 

Si usted o un ser querido necesita asistencia durante este tiempo o necesita más información relacionada con COVID-19, consulte la página web de COVID-19 de la Ciudad de St. Cloud para ver todos los recursos y programas comunitarios.
https://www.stcloud.org/1812/COVID-19-Info

CENSO DE ESTADOS UNIDOS

El censo de EE. UU. De 2020 está sucediendo ahora. El Censo ayuda a determinar cómo los fondos federales ayudarán a cada comunidad durante los próximos 10 años, para incluir escuelas, carreteras, viviendas y cuántos escaños en el Congreso obtiene cada estado. Haga que la ciudad de St. Cloud cuente. No esperes para responder. Visite
https://2020census.gov  para participar. 

MES DE SEGURIDAD DEL EDIFICIO

Mayo es el Mes de la Seguridad de la Construcción y nuestro Departamento de Construcción quiere crear conciencia sobre la seguridad de la construcción. Obtenga más información sobre la seguridad del edificio para la semana 1 y la semana 2 a continuación.

Semana 1 Mayo 4-10, 2020 https://www.iccsafe.org/advocacy/building-safety-month/2020-week-one/

Semana 2 Mayo 11-17 https://www.iccsafe.org/advocacy/building-safety-month/2020-week-two/ 

SEMANA DE TRABAJOS PUBLICOS – MAYO 17-23, 2020

El Departamento de Obras Públicas de la Ciudad de St. Cloud invita cordialmente a los estudiantes a participar en nuestro concurso de arte "El ritmo de las obras públicas". El concurso enseña y recuerda a los estudiantes sobre la importancia de las obras públicas. Las presentaciones deben presentarse a más tardar a las 5 p.m. el Jueves 21 de Mayo 2020.

Para informacion de el concurso de arte: https://www.stcloud.org/1907/2020-Public-Works-Week-Info

Todos los formularios necesarios / relacionados con el concurso se pueden descargar en: https://www.stcloud.org/DocumentCenter/View/28653/2020-City-of-St-Cloud-Public-Works-Week---Arts-Contest-Forms 

PROYECTO DE HIGIENE MENTAL

El mes de Mayo es el mes nacional de concientización sobre la salud mental. La Ciudad de St. Cloud se ha asociado orgullosamente con Ryan Gallik (ex paramédico de bomberos del Departamento de Bomberos de la Ciudad de St. Cloud) y Michael L. Stahl (cofundador) del Proyecto de Higiene Mental y compartiremos videos semanales sobre el cuidado personal en tiempos de crisis con nuestros empleados y la comunidad de St. Cloud. Aproveche esta gran oportunidad. Solo toma unos minutos para ver. Ver enlace a continuación. . #ItsOkToNotBeOk

Videos del Proyecto de Higiene Mental - https://www.stcloud.org/1834/Mental-Hygiene-Videos

RECOMENDACIONES DE SEGURIDAD PARA PROTEGERSE DE LA EXPOSICIÓN

Los empleados enfermos con síntomas parecidos a la gripe tienen instrucciones de notificar a sus supervisores, quedarse en casa y no venir a trabajar. .
Si es posible, mantenga una distancia social de al menos 6 pies o 2 brazos de distancia.
Deja de estrechar la mano. Practica la higiene adecuada de las manos. Lávese las manos con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos. Si no hay agua y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol al 60%
No te toques la cara con las manos sin lavar.
Si sospecha que usted o un miembro de su familia pueden estar mostrando signos y / o síntomas de COVID-19, busque atención médica de inmediato. 

En conclusión, continúe haciendo su parte, siga las pautas de los CDC para ayudar a proteger a usted, a sus familias, a nuestra hermosa comunidad y para ayudar a detener la propagación de COVID-19. Esté seguro y manténgase conectado con nosotros, su familia y amigos a través de medios digitales. Somos St. Cloud fuertes y continuaremos superando esto juntos. Gracias por su servicio dedicado a través de estos tiempos sin precedentes. 

Estar seguro y mantenerse saludable.
William E. Sturgeon
City Manager


COVID-19 Community Advisory 8
Friday, May 8, 2020, 4:00pm

COVID-19 – WEEKLY EMPLOYEE UPDATE 8 ON BEHALF OF THE CITY MANAGER, WILLIAM STURGEON: 

As your City Manager, I am committed to providing our citizens with the most up-to-date information available during this challenging time for our community. Since the Governor has now announced his plans to re-open Florida in phases, most of our employees are being recalled back to work on Monday, May 11th, 2020 as our city will also reopen in phases. Therefore, beginning Monday, May 11th, the first floor of City Hall Building A, Permitting and St. Cloud Utilities Customer Service offices will reopen to the public. Customers will be able to access these areas while practicing social distancing and using face coverings. The remaining city offices and operations will re-open in future phases that will be announced at a later date. If you have any questions regarding reporting back to work, please contact your employer. Please refer to this weekly update document and review pertinent sections below: 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-112 – “SAFE, SMART, STEP-BY-STEP” PLAN TO RE-OPEN FLORIDA - PHASE 1

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Phase 1 of his Executive Order 20-112 “Safe, Smart, Step-By-Step” plan to re-open the State of Florida. This order will maintain limitations on the movements of persons except for those businesses and services that are currently open and those businesses that re-open at 25% building occupancy. The order became effective on Monday May 4, 2020, (with the exception of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties) until a subsequent order has been issued. Please follow appropriate social distancing and sanitation procedures. If you have any questions, please contact your employer for further instructions.

RE-OPENING / MAY RESUME OPERATIONS

Restaurants, with indoor seating at 25% occupancy; outdoor seating with 6 ft of space between tables
Retail to operate at 25% occupancy
Churches, synagogues or other houses of worship can hold service
Beaches
Child Care Centers
Museums and libraries may open at no more than 25% occupancy
Elective surgeries
State Parks (limited hours, capacity and amenities)

CLOSED / MAY NOT RESUME OPERATIONS

Schools (Remain doing distance learning)
Senior living facilities
Bars, nightclubs, gyms, and personal care services such as barbershops and salons
Vacation rentals
Interactive shared exhibits of museums and libraries such as child play areas CITIZEN INFORMATION

The City of St. Cloud’s Citizen and Employee Hotline is still active. To reach the hotline, please call 407-957-7161. The hotline is open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is projected to remain open until further notice. Citizens and employees can also visit the websites for the City of St. Cloud, the Center for Disease Control or the Florida Department of Health for more information.

The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County or Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is assisting with child care costs for first responders and health care workers. Information can be found at:
https://4cflorida.org/child-care-for-first-responders-and-health-care-workers/

The Huntington Learning Center wants to say “Thank You” to all First Responders by offering 10% off enrollment, $100 off academic evaluation and $100 Amex gift card to each enrolled student or to be used as a tuition credit into their program. The promotion ends July 31, 2020 for all students. For more information please call 407-789-0228 or visit the link below.
https://www.Huntingtonhelps.com/center/st-cloud-fl

FOOD BANKS

Meals of Love will deliver up to 1,000 fresh, restaurant-prepared meals to the homes of seniors and disabled adults through a partnership with Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Senior Resources Alliance, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and the Florida Restaurant & lodging Association. Meals of Love will serve Orange, Seminole, Brevard and Osceola counties. Use the FeedHopeNow.org website below for more information, locations and times.

The fastest resource to finding supplemental food assistance throughout St. Cloud and Osceola County is through the Food Finder resource. It is requested that you call ahead prior to going to one of the pantries as many pantries are slowly closing their doors for the time being out of safety and concern for their elderly volunteers.
www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

https://www.osceola.org/covid19/financial-assistance/resident.stml#foodPantries

TESTING SITES

As of April 23, 2020 the Florida Department of Health is offering drive-up testing at Osceola Heritage Park and are open from Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. by appointment only. Please schedule your appointment at www.AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to arrival.

AdventHealth opened a second COVID-19 drive-up testing location in Central Florida at the Mall at Millenia in Orlando to anyone who meets the criteria for testing. Those who meet the criteria and wish to be tested should visit AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to arrival. There is not expected to be a limit on testing supplies at either location.

There will be no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status. AdventHealth will cover the cost of those who are uninsured.
The site will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Results can be expected in approximately two to three days. Those tested will receive a text message with instructions on how to retrieve the results. Those who test positive will receive a call from a nurse to review the results and provide care instructions.

The Orange County Convention Center continues to offer COVID-19 testing. The testing site is open Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
More information can be found at http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

Only individuals experiencing severe symptoms are referred to hospital and emergency room sites. Please complete the self check prior to going to any testing site. The CDC has provided a “self-check” tool, available at
 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html. COVID-19 RESOURCES

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance during this time or need more information related to COVID-19, please check out the City of St. Cloud COVID-19 website page for all resources and community programs.
https://www.stcloud.org/1812/COVID-19-Info

OSCEOLA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – ST. CLOUD SCHOOLS

Osceola County Schools hopes to be able to honor its 2020 graduates as originally planned for May 21-May 29 if social distancing rules have been lifted. If social distancing rules have not been lifted by the originally planned dates, they will honor it’s graduates on July 6-July 10. Please see the schedule on the link below for each respective school.
https://www.osceolaschools.net/news/newsroom/school_board_announces_back-_up_graduation_dates

The Osceola County Schools Nutrition Services Department will continue to provide FREE meals for breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under during the extended school closure. Starting Monday, May 4, 2020, meals can be picked up 4 days a week, Monday – Thursday between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at one of the below schools in St. Cloud. For more information please visit: www.osceolaschools.net

St. Cloud High School - 2000 Bulldog Lane, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Lakeview Elementary - 2900 5th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Canoe Creek Charter – 3600 Cane Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Narcoossee Middle School - 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34771 

UNITED STATES CENSUS

The 2020 U.S. Census is happening now. The Census helps to determine how federal funding will help each community for the next 10 years, to include schools, roads, housing and even how many seats in Congress each state gets. Make the City of St. Cloud count. Don’t wait to respond. Visit https://2020census.gov to participate. 

MENTAL HYGIENE PROJECT

The Month of May is National Mental Health Awareness month. The City of St. Cloud has proudly partnered with Ryan Gallik (former City of St. Cloud Fire Department Firefighter Paramedic) and Michael L. Stahl (Co-Founder) of The Mental Hygiene Project and we’ll be sharing weekly videos regarding self care in a time of crisis with our employees and the community of St. Cloud. Please take advantage of this great opportunity. It only takes a few minutes to view. See link below. #ItsOkToNotBeOk

Mental Hygiene Project Videos - https://www.stcloud.org/1834/Mental-Hygiene-Videos

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE

Sick employees with flu like symptoms are instructed to notify their supervisors, stay home and do not come to work.
If possible, maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet or 2 arms length away.
Stop shaking hands.
Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

If you suspect that you or a family member may be showing signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention immediately. As always, your safety and health is our priority. In conclusion, please continue to do your part, follow CDC guidelines to help protect our citizens, their families, our beautiful community and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please be safe and stay connected with us, your family and friends through digital means. We are St. Cloud strong and will continue to get through this together. Thank you for your dedicated service through these unprecedented times. 

Be Safe and Stay Healthy,
William E. Sturgeon
City Manager


COVID-19 Community Advisory 7
Friday, May 1, 2020, 4:00pm

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COVID-19 – WEEKLY EMPLOYEE UPDATE 7 ON BEHALF OF THE CITY MANAGER, WILLIAM STURGEON: 

As your City Manager, I am committed to providing our citizens with the most up-to-date information available during thischallenging time for our community. As the state of emergency declaration begins to expire, the Incident Management Team at the City of St. Cloud are working on plans related to operations, services, events and activities. City offices will open to the public in phases, presumably, while still under some public health orders. Beginning, Monday May 11th, the first floor of City Hall Building A, Permitting and St. Cloud Utilities Customer Service offices will reopen. Customers will be able to access these areas while practicing social distancing and using face coverings. The remaining city offices and operations will open in future phases. These plans may need to be tweaked based upon public health data, so please continue to be flexible and have patience with us as the situation still remains fluid. Please refer to this weekly update document and review pertinent sections below:

EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-112 – “SAFE, SMART, STEP-BY-STEP” PLAN TO RE-OPEN FLORIDA - PHASE 1

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Phase 1 of his Executive Order 20-112 “Safe, Smart, Step-By-Step” plan to reopen the State of Florida. This order will maintain limitations on the movements of persons except for those businesses and services that are currently open and those businesses that re-open at 25% building occupancy. The order will begin on Monday May 4, 2020, (with the exception of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties) until a subsequent order has been issued. Please follow appropriate social distancing and sanitation procedures. The Osceola County’s Executive Policy Group will follow the Governor’s plan and have agreed to revoke the county curfew, effective May 4, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact your employer for further instructions.

RE-OPENING / MAY RESUME OPERATIONS

Restaurants, with indoor seating at 25% occupancy; outdoor seating with 6 ft of space between tables
Retail to operate at 25% occupancy
Churches, synagogues or other houses of worship can hold service
Beaches
Child Care Centers
Museums and libraries may open at no more than 25% occupancy
Elective surgeries

CLOSED / MAY NOT RESUME OPERATIONS

Schools (Remain doing distance learning)
Senior living facilities
Bars, nightclubs, gyms, and personal care services such as barbershops and salons
Vacation rentals
State parks
Interactive shared exhibits of museums and libraries such as child play areas

CITIZEN INFORMATION

The City of St. Cloud’s Citizen and Employee Hotline is still active. To reach the hotline, please call 407-957-7161.
The hotline is open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is projected to remain open until further notice. Citizens and employees can also visit the websites for the City of St. Cloud, the Center for Disease Control or the Florida Department of Health for more information.

The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County or Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is assisting with child care costs for first responders and health care workers. Information can be found at:
https://4cflorida.org/child-care-for-first-responders-and-health-care-workers/

The Huntington Learning Center wants to say “Thank You” to all First Responders by offering 10% off enrollment, $100 off academic evaluation and $100 Amex gift card to each enrolled student or to be used as a tuition credit into their program. The promotion ends July 31, 2020 for all students. For more information please call 407-789-0228 or visit the link below.
https://www.Huntingtonhelps.com/center/st-cloud-fl

SPECIAL SHOPPING HOURS AND DISCOUNTS

Publix, Walgreens, Dollar General, Walmart, along with several other stores and gas stations are offering special shopping hours and discounts for first responders and hospital staff. This will happen on certain dates or continue until further notice for each respective store. Please visit the business’ website for more information or see the link below. An employee letter has been drafted to use at the store. Please contact your supervisor or department director if needed.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/16/healthcare-workers-first-responders-designated-shopping-hours-discounts/5147833002/

FOOD BANKS

Meals of Love will deliver up to 1,000 fresh, restaurant-prepared meals to the homes of seniors and disabled adults through a partnership with Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Senior Resources Alliance, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and the Florida Restaurant & lodging Association. Meals of Love will serve Orange, Seminole, Brevard and Osceola counties. Use the FeedHopeNow.org website below for more information, locations and times.

The fastest resource to finding supplemental food assistance throughout St. Cloud and Osceola County is through the Food Finder resource. It is requested that you call ahead prior to going to one of the pantries as many pantries are slowly closing their doors for the time being out of safety and concern for their elderly volunteers.
www.feedhopenow.org/findfood
https://www.osceola.org/covid19/financial-assistance/resident.stml#foodPantries

TESTING SITES

To increase COVID-19 testing, the Florida Department of Health in Osceola (FDOH-Osceola) will offer testing events at different locations throughout the county. The first event was scheduled at St. Cloud High School Wednesday April 29th, Thursday May 30th and Friday May 1st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday May 4th has been added as a last day for testing at this location. Testing is available for anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Call 407-343-2000 for screening and to schedule an appointment.

As of April 15, 2020, AdventHealth will open a second COVID-19 drive-up testing location in Central Florida at the Mall at Millenia in Orlando to anyone who meets the criteria for testing. Those who meet the criteria and wish to be tested should visit AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to arrival. There is not expected to be a limit on testing supplies at either location.

There will be no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status. AdventHealth will cover the cost of those who are uninsured.
The site will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Results can be expected in approximately two to three days. Those tested will receive a text message with instructions on how to retrieve the results. Those who test positive will receive a call from a nurse to review the results and provide care instructions.

As of April 13, 2020, the Orange County Convention Center has again updated their testing criteria and how many testing kits will be administered per day; from 250 to 400. The testing site is open for testing Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
More information can be found at http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

Only individuals experiencing severe symptoms are referred to hospital and emergency room sites. Please complete the self check prior to going to any testing site. The CDC has provided a “self-check” tool, available at
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

OSCEOLA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – ST. CLOUD SCHOOLS

Osceola County Schools hopes to be able to honor its 2020 graduates as originally planned for May 21-May 29 if social distancing rules have been lifted. If social distancing rules have not been lifted by the originally planned dates, they will honor it’s graduates on July 6-July 10. Please see the schedule on the link below for each respective school.
https://www.osceolaschools.net/news/newsroom/school_board_announces_back-_up_graduation_dates

The Osceola County Schools Nutrition Services Department will continue to provide FREE meals for breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under during the extended school closure. Starting Monday, May 4, 2020, meals can be picked up 4 days a week, Monday – Thursday between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at one of the below schools in St. Cloud. For more information please visit: www.osceolaschools.net

St. Cloud High School - 2000 Bulldog Lane, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Lakeview Elementary - 2900 5th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Canoe Creek Charter – 3600 Cane Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Narcoossee Middle School - 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34771 COVID-19 RESOURCES

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance during this time or need more information related to COVID-19, please check out the City of St. Cloud COVID-19 website page for all resources and community programs.
https://www.stcloud.org/1812/COVID-19-Info

UNITED STATES CENSUS

The 2020 U.S. Census is happening now. The Census helps to determine how federal funding will help each community for the next 10 years, to include schools, roads, housing and even how many seats in Congress each state gets. Make the City of St. Cloud count. Don’t wait to respond. Visit
https://2020census.gov to participate.

MENTAL HYGIENE PROJECT

The Month of May is National Mental Health Awareness month. The City of St. Cloud has proudly partnered with Ryan Gallik (former City of St. Cloud Fire Department Firefighter Paramedic) and Michael L. Stahl (Co-Founder) of The Mental Hygiene Project and we’ll be sharing weekly videos regarding self care in a time of crisis with our employees and the community of St. Cloud. Please take advantage of this great opportunity. It only takes a few minutes a week.

Video #6: Finding The Seeds To Grow - https://youtu.be/9JXZQxwxkVQ

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE

Sick employees with flu like symptoms are instructed to notify their supervisors, stay home and do not come to work. If possible, maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet or 2 arms length away.

Stop shaking hands. Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

If you suspect that you or a family member may be showing signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention immediately. As always, your safety and health is our priority. In conclusion, please continue to do your part, follow CDC guidelines to help protect our employees, employee’s families, our beautiful community and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please be safe and stay connected with us, your family and friends through digital means. We look forward to seeing most of our dedicated employees on Monday, May 11th. We are St. Cloud strong and will continue to get through this together. Thank you for your dedicated service through these unprecedented times.

Be Safe and Stay Healthy,
William E. Sturgeon
City Manager

COVID-19 - ACTUALIZACIÓN SEMANAL DE EMPLEADOS 7 EN NOMBRE DEL ADMINISTRADOR DE LA CIUDAD, WILLIAM STURGEON:

Como su Administrador de la Ciudad, me comprometo a proporcionar a nuestros ciudadanos la información más actualizada y disponible durante este momento difícil. A medida que la declaración del estado de emergencia comienza a caducar (expirar), el Equipo de Gestión de Incidentes de la Ciudad de St. Cloud está trabajando en planes relacionados con operaciones, servicios, eventos y actividades. Las oficinas de la ciudad se abrirán al público en fases, presumiblemente, mientras se encuentren bajo algunas órdenes de salud pública. A partir del lunes 11 de Mayo, se abrirá el primer piso de las oficinas del Servicio de Atención al Cliente del Edificio A del Ayuntamiento, Permisos y St. Cloud Utilities (utilidades). Los clientes podrán acceder a estas áreas mientras practican el distanciamiento social y usan coberturas faciales. Las oficinas y operaciones restantes de la ciudad se abrirán en fases futuras. Es posible que estos planes deban modificarse en función de los datos de salud pública, por lo tanto, siga siendo flexible y tenga paciencia con nosotros, ya que la situación sigue cambiando. Consulte este documento de actualización semanal y revise las secciones pertinentes a continuación:

ORDEN EJECUTIVA 20-112 - PLAN “DE SEGURIDAD, INTELIGENTE, PASO A PASO" PARA ABRIR LA FLORIDA - FASE 1:  

El gobernador de Florida, Ron DeSantis, emitió la Fase 1 de su Plan Ejecutivo 20-112 “De Seguridad, inteligente, paso a paso" para reabrir el Estado de Florida. Esta orden mantendrá limitaciones en los movimientos de personas a excepción de aquellos negocios y servicios que están actualmente abiertos y aquellos negocios que reabran con una ocupación del edificio al 25%. La orden comenzará el Lunes 4 de Mayo 2020 (con la excepción de los condados de Miami-Dade, Broward y Palm Beach) hasta que se emita una orden posterior. Sigan los procedimientos apropiados de distanciamiento social y saneamiento. El Grupo de Política Ejecutiva del Condado de Osceola seguirá el plan del Gobernador y ha acordado revocar (eliminar) el toque de queda del condado, a partir del 4 de Mayo 2020. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con su empleador para obtener más instrucciones.

REAPERTURA / PUEDE REANUDAR OPERACIONES

Restaurantes, con asientos en el interior al 25% de ocupación; asientos al aire libre con 6 pies de espacio entre mesas
Negocios Minoristas ( de retail) para operar al 25% de ocupación
Iglesias, sinagogas u otras casas de culto pueden celebrar sus servicios
Playas
Centros de cuidado infantil
Los museos y bibliotecas pueden abrir con no más del 25% de ocupación
Cirugías electivas

CERRADO / NO PUEDE REANUDAR LAS OPERACIONES
Escuelas (permanecen aprendiendo a distancia)
Senior living facilities
Instalaciones (viviendas) para personas mayores
Bares, discotecas, gimnasios y servicios de cuidado personal como peluquerías y salones.
Alquileres de vacaciones
Parques estatales
Exposiciones interactivas compartidas de museos y bibliotecas, como áreas de juegos infantiles

INFORMATION AL CIUDADANO

La Línea Directa de Ciudadanos y Empleados de la Ciudad de St. Cloud todavía está activa. Para comunicarse con la línea directa, llame al 407-957-7161. Está abierta los 7 días de la semana, de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. y permanecera abierta hasta nuevo aviso. Los ciudadanos y los empleados también pueden visitar los sitios web de la Ciudad de St. Cloud, el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades o el Departamento de Salud de Florida para obtener más información.

La Coalición de Aprendizaje Temprano del Condado de Orange o La Coalición de Aprendizaje Temprano del Condado de Osceola está ayudando con los costos de cuidado infantil para los primeros respondedores y los trabajadores de atención médica. La información se puede encontrar en:
https://4cflorida.org/child-care-for-first-responders-and-health-care-workers/ 

El Centro de Aprendizaje Huntington quiere agradecer a todos los primeros respondedores ofreciendo un 10% de descuento en la inscripción, $ 100 de descuento en la evaluación académica y $ 100 en la tarjeta de regalo “Amex” a cada estudiante inscrito o para ser utilizado como un crédito de matrícula en su programa. La promoción finaliza el 31 de julio de 2020 para todos los estudiantes. Para obtener más información, llame al 407-789-0228 o visite el siguiente enlace.
https://www.Huntingtonhelps.com/center/st-cloud-fl  

HORAS Y DESCUENTOS ESPECIALES DE COMPRAS 

Publix, Walgreens, Dollar General, Walmart, junto con varias otras tiendas y estaciones de servicio están ofreciendo horarios especiales de compras y descuentos para los primeros en responder y el personal del hospital. Esto sucederá en ciertas fechas o continuará hasta nuevo aviso para cada tienda respectiva. Visite el sitio web de la empresa para obtener más información o consulte el siguiente enlace. Se ha redactado una carta del empleado para usar en la tienda. Comuníquese con su supervisor o director de departamento si es necesario:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/16/healthcare-workers-first-responders-designated-shopping-hours-discounts/5147833002/

BANCO DE COMIDA 

“Meals of Love” entregará hasta 1,000 comidas frescas preparadas en restaurantes a los hogares de adultos mayores y discapacitados a través de una asociación con el Departamento de Asuntos de Ancianos de Florida, la Alianza de Recursos para Personas Mayores, el Departamento de Regulación Comercial y Profesional y el Restaurante y alojamiento de Florida Asociación. Meals of Love servirá a los condados de Orange, Seminole, Brevard y Osceola. Utilice el sitio web FeedHopeNow.org a continuación para obtener más información, ubicaciones y horarios.

El recurso más rápido para encontrar asistencia alimentaria complementaria en todo el condado de St. Cloud y Osceola es a través del recurso Buscador de alimentos. Se le solicita que llame con anticipación antes de ir a una de las despensas ya que muchas despensas están cerrando lentamente sus puertas por el momento debido a la falta de seguridad y preocupación por sus voluntarios mayores.

www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

https://www.osceola.org/covid19/financial-assistance/resident.stml#foodPantries 


SITIOS DE PRUEBA 

Para aumentar las pruebas de COVID-19, el Departamento de Salud de Florida en Osceola (FDOH-Osceola) ofrecerá eventos de prueba en diferentes lugares del condado. El primer evento se programó en St. Cloud High School el Jueves 30 de Mayo y Viernes 1 de Mayo de 9 a.m. a 3 p.m. El Lunes 4 de Mayo se agregó como último día para las pruebas en esta ubicación. Las pruebas están disponibles para cualquier persona que experimente síntomas de COVID-19. Llame al 407-343-2000 para una evaluación y para programar una cita.

A partir del 15 de Abril 2020, AdventHealth abrirá una segunda ubicación de prueba de acceso COVID-19 en Florida Central en el Mall at Millenia en Orlando a cualquiera que cumpla con los criterios para la prueba. Aquellos que cumplan con los criterios y deseen hacerse la prueba deben visitar AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com antes de su llegada. No se espera que haya un límite en la prueba de suministros en ninguna de las ubicaciones.

No habrá costos de bolsillo, independientemente del estado del seguro. AdventHealth cubrirá el costo de aquellos que no tienen seguro
El sitio estará abierto los siete días de la semana de 9 a.m. a 2 p.m.
Se pueden esperar resultados en aproximadamente dos o tres días. Los examinados recibirán un mensaje de texto con instrucciones sobre cómo recuperar los resultados. Aquellos que resulten positivos recibirán una llamada de una enfermera para revisar los resultados y proporcionar instrucciones de cuidado.

A partir del 13 de Abril de 2020, el Centro de Convenciones del Condado de Orange ha actualizado nuevamente sus criterios de prueba y cuántos kits de prueba se administrarán por día; de 250 a 400. El sitio de prueba está abierto para pruebas de Lunes a Viernes de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m.
Para mas informacion visite: http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

Solo las personas que experimentan síntomas graves son derivadas a los hospitales y salas de emergencias. Complete la autocomprobación antes de ir a cualquier sitio de prueba. Los CDC han proporcionado una herramienta de "auto-verificación", disponible en:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html.

JUNTA ESCOLAR DEL CONDADO DE OSCEOLA - ESCUELAS DE ST CLOUD 

Las Escuelas del Condado de Osceola esperan poder honrar a sus graduados de 2020 como se planeó originalmente para el 21 de Mayo al 29 de Mayo si se han levantado las reglas de distanciamiento social. Si las reglas de distanciamiento social no se han levantado en las fechas planificadas originalmente, honrarán a sus graduados del 6 al 10 de julio. Consulte el calendario en el siguiente enlace para cada escuela respectiva.
https://www.osceolaschools.net/news/newsroom/school_board_announces_back-_up_graduation_dates

El Departamento de Servicios de Nutrición de las Escuelas del Condado de Osceola continuará brindando comidas GRATUITAS para el desayuno y el almuerzo a los niños menores de 18 años durante el cierre prolongado de la escuela. A partir del Lunes 4 de Mayo 2020, las comidas se pueden recoger 4 días a la semana, de Lunes a Jueves, de 9:30 a.m. a 12 p.m. en una de las siguientes escuelas en St. Cloud. Para mas informacion visite: www.osceolaschools.net 

St. Cloud High School - 2000 Bulldog Lane, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Lakeview Elementary - 2900 5th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Canoe Creek Charter – 3600 Cane Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Narcoossee Middle School - 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34771

RECURSOS COVID-19 

Si usted o un ser querido necesita asistencia durante este tiempo o necesita más información relacionada con COVID-19, consulte la página web de COVID-19 de la Ciudad de St. Cloud para ver todos los recursos y programas comunitarios.
https://www.stcloud.org/1812/COVID-19-Info 

CENSO DE ESTADOS UNIDOS 

 El censo de EE. UU. De 2020 está sucediendo ahora. El Censo ayuda a determinar cómo los fondos federales ayudarán a cada comunidad durante los próximos 10 años, para incluir escuelas, carreteras, viviendas e incluso cuántos escaños en el Congreso obtiene cada estado. Haga que la ciudad de St. Cloud cuente. No esperes para responder.
Visite https://2020census.gov para participar

PROYECTO DE HIGIENE MENTAL 

La ciudad de St. Cloud se ha asociado con orgullo con Ryan Gallik (ex paramédico de bomberos del departamento de bomberos de la ciudad de St. Cloud) y Michael L. Stahl (cofundador) del Proyecto de higiene mental y compartiremos videos semanales sobre el cuidado personal en tiempos de crisis con nuestros empleados y la comunidad de St. Cloud. Aproveche esta gran oportunidad. Solo toma unos minutos a la semana.
Video # 6: Encontrar las semillas para crecer - https://youtu.be/9JXZQxwxkVQ

RECOMENDACIONES DE SEGURIDAD PARA PROTEGERSE DE LA EXPOSICIÓN 

Los empleados enfermos con síntomas similares a la gripe tienen instrucciones de notificar a sus supervisores, quedarse en casa y no venir a trabajar.
Si es posible, mantenga una distancia social de al menos 6 pies o 2 brazos de distancia.
Deja de darle la mano. Practica la higiene adecuada de las manos. Lávese las manos con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos. Si no hay agua y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol con al menos 60% de alcohol.
No te toques la cara con las manos sin lavar.
Si sospecha que usted o un miembro de su familia pueden estar mostrando signos y / o síntomas de COVID-19, busque atención médica de inmediato. Como siempre, su seguridad y salud es nuestra prioridad.

En conclusión, continúe haciendo su parte, siga las ordenes del CDC para ayudar a proteger a nuestros empleados, las familias de los empleados, nuestra hermosa comunidad y para ayudar a detener la propagación de COVID-19. Esté seguro y manténgase conectado con nosotros, su familia y amigos a través de medios digitales. Esperamos ver a la mayoría de nuestros empleados el Lunes 11 de Mayo. Somos St. Cloud somos fuertes y continuaremos atravesando esto juntos. Gracias por su servicio dedicado a través de estos tiempos sin precedentes.

Por favor mantengansén seguros y saludables!

William E. Sturgeon
Administrador de la ciudad


COVID-19 Community Advisory 6
Friday, April 24, 2020, 4:00pm

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COVID-19 – WEEKLY EMPLOYEE UPDATE 6 ON BEHALF OF THE CITY MANAGER, WILLIAM STURGEON: 

As your City Manager, I am committed to providing our employees with the most up-to-date information available during this challenging time for our community. Please continue to do your part and stop the spread. Please refer to this weekly update document and review pertinent sections below:

EXECUTIVE ORDER - FACE COVERINGS MANDATE

According to the CDC guidelines, a face covering can help stop the spread of COVID-19, especially if someone is asymptomatic. The Executive Policy Group met on April 10, 2020, voted and passed to enact an order requiring all people working, living, visiting or doing business in Osceola County to wear face coverings (not face masks) while in public places until further notice. The Osceola County’s Executive Order that requires people to wear face coverings in public was modified by the Executive Policy Group on Monday afternoon, removing a potential $500 penalty and the possibility of jail time. This order went into effect on 12:01am April 13, 2020 and will remain in place until it is revoked.

CURFEW / STAY AT HOME ORDER

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a 30 day Stay-At-Home Executive Order for the State of Florida to begin Thursday April 2, 2020 and only leave for “essential services”. The City of St. Cloud curfew remains in effect from 11pm – 5am. If an authorization letter to travel to and from work for essential personnel is needed, please contact your immediate supervisors or department directors. No changes to this order has taken affect.

CITIZENS INFORMATION

The City of St. Cloud’s Citizen and Employee Hotline is still active. To reach the hotline, please call 407-957-7161. The hotline is open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is projected to remain open until further notice. Citizens and employees can also visit the websites for the City of St. Cloud, the Center for Disease Control or the Florida Department of Health for more information.

The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County or Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is assisting with child care costs for first responders and health care workers. Information can be found at:
https://4cflorida.org/child-care-for-first-responders-and-health-care-workers/

SPECIAL SHOPPING HOURS AND DISCOUNTS

Publix, Walgreens, Dollar General, Walmart, along with several other stores and gas stations are offering special shopping hours and discounts for first responders and hospital staff. This will happen on certain dates or continue until further notice for each respective store. Please visit the business’ website for more information or see the link below. An employee letter has been drafted to use at the store. Please contact your supervisor or department director if needed.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/16/healthcare-workers-first-responders-designated-shopping-hours-discounts/5147833002/

COVID-19 RESOURCES

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance during this time or need more information related to COVID-19, please check out the City of St. Cloud COVID-19 website page for all resources and community programs.
https://www.stcloud.org/1812/COVID-19-Info

TESTING SITES

As of April 15, 2020, AdventHealth will open a second COVID-19 drive-up testing location in Central Florida at the Mall at Millenia in Orlando to anyone who meets the criteria for testing. Those who meet the criteria and wish to be tested should visit AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to arrival. There is not expected to be a limit on testing supplies at either location.

There will be no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status. AdventHealth will cover the cost of those who are uninsured.

The site will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Results can be expected in approximately two to three days. Those tested will receive a text message with instructions on how to retrieve the results. Those who test positive will receive a call from a nurse to review the results and provide care instructions.

As of April 13, 2020, the Orange County Convention Center has again updated their testing criteria and how many testing kits will be administered per day; from 250 to 400. The testing site is open for testing Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More information can be found http://ocfl. net/coronavirus

Only individuals experiencing severe symptoms are referred to hospital and emergency room sites. Please complete the self check prior to going to any testing site. The CDC has provided a “self-check” tool, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

FOOD BANKS

The fastest resource to finding supplemental food assistance throughout St. Cloud and Osceola County is through the Food Finder resource. It is requested that you call ahead prior to going to one of the pantries as many pantries are slowly closing their doors for the time being out of safety and concern for their elderly volunteers.
www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

https://www.osceola.org/covid19/financial-assistance/resident.stml#foodPantries

OSCEOLA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – ST. CLOUD SCHOOLS

Osceola County Schools hopes to be able to honor its 2020 graduates as originally planned for May 21-May 29 if social distancing rules have been lifted. If social distancing rules have not been lifted by the originally planned dates, they will honor it’s graduates on July 6-July 10. Please see the schedule on the link below for each respective school.

https://www.osceolaschools.net/news/newsroom/school_board_announces_back-_up_graduation_dates

The Osceola County Schools Nutrition Services Department will continue to provide FREE meals for breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under during the extended school closure. Meals can be picked up Monday – Friday between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at one of the below schools in St. Cloud. For more information please visit: www.osceolaschools.net

Michigan Avenue Elementary - 2015 S. Michigan Avenue, St. Cloud, FL 34769

Lakeview Elementary - 2900 5th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769

Canoe Creek Charter – 3600 Cane Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34769

Narcoossee Middle School - 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34771

MENTAL HYGIENE PROJECT

The City of St. Cloud has proudly partnered with Ryan Gallik (former City of St. Cloud Fire Department Firefighter Paramedic) and Michael L. Stahl (Co-Founder) of The Mental Hygiene Project and we’ll be sharing weekly videos regarding self care in a time of crisis with our employees and the community of St. Cloud. Please take advantage of this great opportunity. It only takes a few minutes a week.

Video #5: Composure And Adaptability - https://youtu.be/7nyb0KOtQis

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE

Sick employees with flu like symptoms are instructed to notify their supervisors, stay home and do not come to work.

If possible, maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet or 2 arms length away.

Stop shaking hands. Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

If you suspect that you or a family member may be showing signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention immediately. As always, your safety and health is our priority.

COVID-19 – ACTUALIZACION SEMANAL #6 PARA LOS EMPLEADOS EN NOMBRE DEL ADMINISTRADOR DE LA CIUDAD DE ST CLOUD, WILLIAM STURGEON: 

Como su administrador municipal, durante este momento difícil para nuestra comunidad, estoy comprometido a proporcionar a nuestros ciudadanos la información más actualizada y reciente. Continúe haciendo su parte y detenga la propagación. Consulte este documento de actualización semanal y a continuación, revise las secciones pertinentes:

ORDEN EJECUTIVA MANDATORIA-DE CUBRIR LA CARA

De acuerdo con las regulaciones del CDC, un recubrimiento facial puede ayudar a detener la propagación de COVID-19, especialmente si alguien está asintomático. El Grupo Ejecutivo de Planificación de Emergencia se reunió hoy, el 10 de Abril 2020, votó y aprobó para promulgar una orden hasta nuevo aviso que requiere que todas las personas que trabajan, viven, visitan o hacen negocios en el Condado de Osceola deben usar cubiertas faciales (no máscaras faciales) mientras están en lugares públicos. El Lunes 13 de Abril 2020, esta orden fue modificada por el Grupo Ejecutivo de Planificación de Emergencias. La modificación remueve las multas y penalidades legales para los ciudadanos

ORDEN: QUEDESE EN CASA “CURFEW”( Toque de queda)

El gobernador de Florida, Ron De Santis, mandó una orden ejecutiva de 30 días de estadía en el hogar para el Estado de Florida. Comenzó el Jueves 2 de Abril 2020 y solo se puede salir afuera a “servicios esenciales”. El toque de queda de la Ciudad de St. Cloud permanece vigente de 11 p.m. a 5 p.m. Si se necesita una carta de autorización para viajar hacia y desde el trabajo para personal esencial, comuníquese con sus supervisores inmediatos o directores de departamento. No se han registrado cambios a esta orden.

INFORMACION PARA LOS CIUDADANOS

La Línea Directa de Ciudadanos y Empleados de la Ciudad de St. Cloud todavía está activa. Para comunicarse con la línea directa, llame al 407-957-7161. La línea directa está abierta los 7 días de la semana, de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. Los ciudadanos y los empleados también pueden visitar los sitios web de la Ciudad de St. Cloud, el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades o el Departamento de Salud de Florida para obtener más información.

El Early Learning Coalition of Orange County o Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County estan ayudando con el cuidado de niños para el Personal de Emergencias y el Personal de el Cuidado de la Salud. Para mas informacion visite: https://4cflorida.org/child-care-for-first-responders-and-health-care-workers/

DESCUENTOS Y HORARIO ESPECIAL DE COMPRAS

Publix, Walgreens, Dollar General, Walmart, junto con varias otras tiendas y estaciones de servicio están ofreciendo horarios especiales de compras y descuentos para el Personal de Emergencias y el Personal de Hospitales. Esto sucederá en ciertas fechas o continuará hasta nuevo aviso para cada tienda respectiva. Visite el sitio web de la empresa para obtener más información o consulte el siguiente enlace.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/16/healthcare-workers-first-responders-designated-shopping-hours-discounts/5147833002/

RECURSOS DE COVID-19

Si usted o un ser querido necesita asistencia durante estos tiempos o necesita mas informacion relacionada al COVID-19, por favor visite nuestro sitio web para recursos y programas comunitarios.
https://www.stcloud.org/1812/COVID-19-Info

SITIOS DE PRUEBAS

A partir del 15 de abril de 2020, AdventHealth abrirá un segundo lugar de prueba para el COVID-19 en Florida Central en el “Mall at Millenia” en Orlando para cualquier persona que cumpla con los criterios para la prueba. Aquellos que cumplan con los criterios y deseen hacerse la prueba deben visitar AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com antes de su llegada. No se espera que haya un límite en suministro de pruebas en ninguna de los lugares.

No habrá costos para las personas, independientemente si tiene seguro o no. AdventHealth cubrirá el costo de aquellos que no tienen seguro medico.

El sitio estará abierto los siete días de la semana de 9 a.m. a 2 p.m.

Se pueden esperar resultados en aproximadamente dos o tres días. Los examinados recibirán un mensaje de texto con instrucciones sobre cómo recuperar los resultados. Aquellos que resulten positivos recibirán una llamada de una enfermera para revisar los resultados y proporcionar instrucciones de cuidado.

A partir del 13 de abril de 2020, el Centro de Convenciones del Condado de Orange ha actualizado nuevamente sus criterios de prueba y cuántas pruebas se administrarán por día; de 250 a 400. El sitio de prueba está abierto para pruebas de Lunes a Viernes de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m.

Para mas informacion visite http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

Solo las personas que experimentan síntomas graves son derivadas a los hospitales y salas de emergencias. Complete la autocomprobación antes de ir a cualquier sitio de prueba. Los CDC han proporcionado una herramienta de "autocomprobación", disponible en el sitio web: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

BANCOS DE ALIMENTOS

El recurso más rápido para encontrar asistencia alimentaria complementaria en todo el condado de St. Cloud y Osceola es a través del recurso “Buscador de Aimentos”. Se le solicita que llame con anticipación antes de ir a una de las despensas ya que muchas despensas están cerrando lentamente sus puertas por el momento debido a la falta de seguridad y preocupación por sus voluntarios mayores.

www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

JUNTA ESCOLAR DEL CONDADO DE OSCEOLA-ESCUELAS DE ST CLOUD

Las Escuelas del Condado de Osceola esperan poder honrar a sus graduados del 2020 como se planeó originalmente para el 21 de Mayo al 29 de Mayo si se han levantado las reglas de distanciamiento social. Si las reglas de distanciamiento social no se han levantado en las fechas planificadas originalmente, honrarán a sus graduados del 6 al 10 de Julio. Consulte el calendario en el siguiente enlace para cada escuela respectiva.

https://www.osceolaschools.net/news/newsroom/school_board_announces_back-_up_graduation_dates

El Departamento de Servicios de Nutrición de las Escuelas del Condado de Osceola ha agregado dos nuevos sitios de alimentación para estudiantes que comenzarán el Lunes 13 de Abril. El Departamento de Servicios de Nutrición continuará brindando comidas GRATUITAS para el desayuno y el almuerzo a niños de 18 años y menores durante el cierre prolongado de la escuela. Las comidas se pueden recoger de lunes a viernes de 9:30 a.m. a 12 p.m. en una de las siguientes escuelas en St. Cloud.
Para mayor información por favor visite: www.osceolaschools.net

Michigan Avenue Elementary - 2015 S. Michigan Avenue, St. Cloud, FL 34769

Lakeview Elementary - 2900 5th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769

Canoe Creek Charter – 3600 Cane Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34769

Narcoossee Middle School - 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34771

PROJECTO DE HIGIENE MENTAL

La ciudad de St. Cloud se ha asociado con orgullo con Ryan Gallik (ex paramédico de bomberos del departamento de bomberos de la ciudad de St. Cloud) y Michael L. Stahl (cofundador) del Proyecto de higiene mental y compartiremos videos semanales sobre el cuidado personal en tiempos de crisis con nuestros empleados y la comunidad de St. Cloud. Aproveche esta gran oportunidad. Solo toma unos minutos a la semana.

Video #5: Compostura y Adaptabilidad - https://youtu.be/7nyb0KOtQis

RECOMENDACIONES DE SEGURIDAD PARA PROTEGERSE DE LA EXPOSICIÓN

Los empleados enfermos con síntomas similares a la gripe tienen instrucciones de notificar a sus supervisores, quedarse en casa y no venir a trabajar.

Si es posible, mantenga una distancia social de al menos 6 pies o 2 brazos de distancia.

Deja de darle la mano. Practica la higiene adecuada de las manos. Lávese las manos con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos. Si no hay agua y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol con al menos 60% de alcohol.

No te toques la cara con las manos sin lavar

Si sospecha que usted o un miembro de su familia pueden estar mostrando signos y / o síntomas de COVID-19, busque atención médica de inmediato. Como siempre, su seguridad y salud es nuestra prioridad. Esta situación sigue siendo fluida, pero continúe haciendo su parte. Quédese en casa y siga las pautas de los CDC para ayudar a proteger a nuestros empleados, las familias de los empleados, nuestra hermosa comunidad y para ayudar a detener la propagación de COVID-19. Continuaremos brindando servicios críticos de la ciudad a nuestra comunidad. Tenga paciencia mientras trabajamos juntos en esta situación. Gracias por su dedicado servicio.

COVID-19 Community Advisory 5
Friday, April 17, 2020, 4:00pm

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COVID-19 – WEEKLY CITIZEN UPDATE 5 ON BEHALF OF THE CITY MANAGER, WILLIAM STURGEON: 

EXECUTIVE ORDER - FACE COVERINGS MANDATE 

• According to the CDC guidelines, a face covering can help stop the spread of COVID-19, especially if someone is asymptomatic. The Executive Policy Group met on April 10, 2020, voted and passed to enact an order requiring all people working, living, visiting or doing business in Osceola County to wear face coverings (not face masks) while in public places until further notice. The Osceola County’s Emergency Executive Order that requires people to wear face coverings in public was modified by the Executive Policy Group on Monday afternoon, removing a potential $500 penalty and the possibility of jail time. This order went into effect on 12:01am April 13, 2020 and will remain in place until it is revoked.

CURFEW / STAY AT HOME ORDER 

• Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a 30 day Stay-At-Home Executive Order for the State of Florida to begin Thursday April 2, 2020 and only leave for “essential services”. The City of St. Cloud curfew remains in effect from 11pm – 5pm. If an authorization letter to travel to and from work for essential personnel is needed, please contact your immediate supervisors or department directors. No changes to this order has taken affect.  

CITIZEN INFORMATION 

• The City of St. Cloud’s Citizen and Employee Hotline is still active. To reach the hotline, please call 407-957-7161. The hotline is open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is projected to remain open until further notice. Citizens and employees can also visit the websites for the City of St. Cloud, the Center for Disease Control or the Florida Department of Health for more information. 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

The City of St. Cloud will host its second virtual City Council Meeting (while practicing social distancing), on Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM via webcast (Council Meeting Live Stream) and Spectrum St. Cloud Public Access Channel 499. Comments received by 4 p.m. on Thursday April 23 will be read into the record during the City Council meeting.

ECONOMIC RELIEF

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has allocated $350 billion. To download the Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist from the US Chamber of Commerce, click https://4cflorida.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-19-US-Chamber-of-Commerce-Guidance.pdf

TESTING SITES

  • As of April 15, 2020, AdventHealth will open a second COVID-19 drive-up testing location in Central Florida at the Mall at Millenia in Orlando to anyone who meets the criteria for testing. Those who meet the criteria and wish to be tested should visit AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com prior to arrival. There is not expected to be a limit on testing supplies at either location.

There will be no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status. AdventHealth will cover the cost of those who are uninsured.
The site will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Results can be expected in approximately two to three days. Those tested will receive a text message with instructions on how to retrieve the results. Those who test positive will receive a call from a nurse to review the results and provide care instructions. 

As of April 13, 2020, the Orange County Convention Center has again updated their testing criteria and how many testing kits will be administered per day; from 250 to 400. The testing site is open for testing Monday– Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
More information can be found at http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

Only individuals experiencing severe symptoms are referred to hospital and emergency room sites. Please complete the self check prior to going to any testing site. The CDC has provided a “self-check” tool, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

SPECIAL SHOPPING HOURS AND DISCOUNTS 
• Publix, Walgreens, Dollar General, Walmart, along with several other stores and gas stations are offering special shopping hours and discounts for first responders and hospital staff. This will happen on certain dates or continue until further notice for each respective store. Please visit the business’ website for more information or see the link below.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/16/healthcare-workers-first-responders-designatedshopping-hours-discounts/5147833002/ 

FOOD BANKS 
• The fastest resource to finding supplemental food assistance throughout St. Cloud and Osceola County is through the Food Finder resource. It is requested that you call ahead prior to going to one of the pantries as many pantries are slowly closing their doors for the time being out of safety and concern for their elderly volunteers. www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

OSCEOLA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – ST. CLOUD SCHOOLS 
• Osceola County Schools hopes to be able to honor its 2020 graduates as originally planned for May 21-May 29 if social distancing rules have been lifted. If social distancing rules have not been lifted by the originally planned dates, they will honor it’s graduates on July 6-July 10. Please see the schedule on the link below for each respective school. https://www.osceolaschools.net/news/newsroom/school_board_announces_back-_up_graduation_dates

• The Osceola County Schools Nutrition Services Department have added two new student feeding sites to begin on Monday, April 13. The Nutrition Services Department will continue to provide FREE meals for breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under during the extended school closure. Meals can be picked up Monday – Friday between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at one of the below schools in St. Cloud. For more information please visit: www.osceolaschools.net 

Michigan Avenue Elementary - 2015 S. Michigan Avenue, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Lakeview Elementary - 2900 5 th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Canoe Creek Charter – 3600 Cane Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Narcoossee Middle School - 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34771

STATE OF FLORDA RESOURCES

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance during this time, please check out the resource websites below.

The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County or Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is assisting with child care costs for first responders and health care workers. Information can be found at: https://4cflorida.org/child-care-for-first-responders-and-health-care-workers/

Reemployment Assistance Service Center – https://www.Floridajobs.org

To apply for Food (SNAP), Cash (TANF), Medicaid benefits please call 1-800-955-8771 or visit https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/.
For updated information for current recipients, visit https://myfamilies.com/covid19/access.shtml

Assistance in finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other services – http://www.211.org/services/covid19

MENTAL HYGIENE PROJECT
•The City of St. Cloud has proudly partnered with Ryan Gallik (former City of St. Cloud Fire Department Firefighter Paramedic) and Michael L. Stahl (Co-Founder) of The Mental Hygiene Project and we’ll be sharing weekly videos regarding self care in a time of crisis with our employees and the community of St. Cloud. Please take advantage of this great opportunity. It only takes a few minutes a week.
Video #4: Mental Health Stress Continuum - https://youtu.be/YwugvIGIdlI

OTHER INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES

•The following information are recommendations for disability inclusion in response to COVID-19 for awareness.
https://www.aahd.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/IDA_recommendations-covid19-response.pdf

•On April 14, 2020, FEMA released the “Disaster Financial Management Guide” to support jurisdictions in establishing and implementing sound disaster financial management practices, which are critical for successful response and recovery. The guide also presents an overview of common disaster assistance and recovery funding programs that may be beneficial to recovery efforts. The document also contains concepts, principles and resources that are applicable to the current operational environment and ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

To view, please visit https://www.fema.gov/plan.
Contact FEMA at NPD-Planning@Fema.dhs.gov for any questions or support on the document.

Other great resources for information related to COVID-19

Florida Department of Health - http://www.floridahealth.gov/

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard (Now including Zip Codes) - COVID-19 dashboard

Center For Disease Control - https://www.cdc.gov/

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE

Sick employees with flu like symptoms are instructed to notify their supervisors, stay home and do not come to work.

If possible, maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet or 2 arms length away.

Stop shaking hands. Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

If you suspect that you or a family member may be showing signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention immediately. As always, your safety and health is our priority.

This situation continues to remain fluid but please continue to do your part. Stay home and follow CDC guidelines to help protect our employees, employee’s families, our beautiful community and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to provide critical city services to our community. Please be patient as we work through this situation together.

HEROES WORK HERE CAMPAIGN

•This past week we have launched Our Heroes Work Here campaign. We displayed signs on our city buildings and facilities that say “Heroes Work Here” because our employees of the City of St. Cloud are truly amazing and we want to show our community how much we truly appreciate them. Our employees are committed and dedicated public servants who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis every day, risking their lives and serving our community with great pride.

•So if you see one of our City employees please stop and say thank you (6ft apart of course…), wave hello, or honk your horn. This small token of gratitude could help spread joy in their day as they are away from their families and cannot stay home because they are serving you and our community. 

In conclusion, this situation continues to remain fluid but please continue to do your part. Stay home and follow CDC guidelines to help protect our employees, employee’s families, our beautiful community and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to provide critical city services to our community. Please be patient as we work through this situation together. Be safe and stay healthy!

COVID-19 – ACTUALIZACION SEMANAL #5 PARA LOS EMPLEADOS EN NOMBRE DEL ADMINISTRADOR DE LA CIUDAD DE ST CLOUD, WILLIAM STURGEON: 

Como su administrador municipal, durante este momento difícil para nuestra comunidad, estoy comprometido a proporcionar a nuestros ciudadanos la información más actualizada y reciente. Continúe haciendo su parte y detenga la propagación. Consulte este documento de actualización semanal y a continuación, revise las secciones pertinentes: 

ORDEN EJECUTIVA MANDATORIA-DE CUBRIR LA CARA

De acuerdo con las regulaciones del CDC, un recubrimiento facial puede ayudar a detener la propagación de COVID-19, especialmente si alguien está asintomático. El Grupo Ejecutivo de Planificación de Emergencia se reunió hoy, el 10 de Abril 2020, votó y aprobó para promulgar una orden hasta nuevo aviso que requiere que todas las personas que trabajan, viven, visitan o hacen negocios en el Condado de Osceola deben usar cubiertas faciales (no máscaras faciales) mientras están en lugares públicos. El Lunes 13 de Abril 2020, esta orden fue modificada por el Grupo Ejecutivo de Planificación de Emergencias. La modificación remueve las multas y penalidades legales para los ciudadanos. 

ORDEN: QUEDESE EN CASA “CURFEW”( Toque de queda)

El gobernador de Florida, Ron De Santis, mandó una orden ejecutiva de 30 días de estadía en el hogar para el Estado de Florida. Comenzó el Jueves 2 de Abril 2020 y solo se puede salir afuera a “servicios esenciales”. El toque de queda de la Ciudad de St. Cloud permanece vigente de 11 p.m. a 5 p.m. Si se necesita una carta de autorización para viajar hacia y desde el trabajo para personal esencial, comuníquese con sus supervisores inmediatos o directores de departamento. No se han registrado cambios a esta orden. 

INFORMACION PARA LOS CIUDADANOS

La Línea Directa de Ciudadanos y Empleados de la Ciudad de St. Cloud todavía está activa. Para comunicarse con la línea directa, llame al 407-957-7161. La línea directa está abierta los 7 días de la semana, de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. Los ciudadanos y los empleados también pueden visitar los sitios web de la Ciudad de St. Cloud, el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades o el Departamento de Salud de Florida para obtener más información. 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

La Ciudad de St. Cloud organizara su segunda reunión virtual del Consejo de la Ciudad (practicando el distanciamiento social), el Jueves 23 de Abril a las 6:30 PM a través de la transmisión por Internet (Council Meeting Live Stream) y Spectrum St. Cloud Public Access Canal 499. Comentarios recibidos antes de las 4PM el Jueves 23 de Abril, serán leídos y permanecerán parte de el record permanente de la reunion. Para mas información visite www.stcloud.org 

ALIVIO ECONOMICO

La ley de ayuda, alivio, y seguridad economica (CARES) ha asignado $350 billones. Para abrir la Guía y lista de verificación de préstamos para emergencias de Coronavirus de la Cámara de Comercio de los Estados Unidos, haga clic en https://4cflorida.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-19-US-Chamber-of-Commerce-Guidance.pdf

SITIOS DE PRUEBAS

A partir del 15 de abril de 2020, AdventHealth abrirá un segundo lugar de prueba para el COVID-19 en Florida Central en el “Mall at Millenia” en Orlando para cualquier persona que cumpla con los criterios para la prueba. Aquellos que cumplan con los criterios y deseen hacerse la prueba deben visitar AdventHealthCoronaVirusTesting.com antes de su llegada. No se espera que haya un límite en suministro de pruebas en ninguna de los lugares.

No habrá costos para las personas, independientemente si tiene seguro o no. AdventHealth cubrirá el costo de aquellos que no tienen seguro medico.

El sitio estará abierto los siete días de la semana de 9 a.m. a 2 p.m.

Se pueden esperar resultados en aproximadamente dos o tres días. Los examinados recibirán un mensaje de texto con instrucciones sobre cómo recuperar los resultados. Aquellos que resulten positivos recibirán una llamada de una enfermera para revisar los resultados y proporcionar instrucciones de cuidado.

A partir del 13 de abril de 2020, el Centro de Convenciones del Condado de Orange ha actualizado nuevamente sus criterios de prueba y cuántas pruebas se administrarán por día; de 250 a 400. El sitio de prueba está abierto para pruebas de Lunes a Viernes de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m.
Para mas informacion visite
http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

Solo las personas que experimentan síntomas graves son derivadas a los hospitales y salas de emergencias. Complete la autocomprobación antes de ir a cualquier sitio de prueba. Los CDC han proporcionado una herramienta de "autocomprobación", disponible en el sitio web: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html 

DESCUENTOS Y HORARIO ESPECIAL DE COMPRAS

Publix, Walgreens, Dollar General, Walmart, junto con varias otras tiendas y estaciones de servicio están ofreciendo horarios especiales de compras y descuentos para el Personal de Emergencias y el Personal de Hospitales. Esto sucederá en ciertas fechas o continuará hasta nuevo aviso para cada tienda respectiva. Visite el sitio web de la empresa para obtener más información o consulte el siguiente enlace.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/16/healthcare-workers-first-responders-designated-shopping-hours-discounts/5147833002/ 

BANCOS DE ALIMENTOS

El recurso más rápido para encontrar asistencia alimentaria complementaria en todo el condado de St. Cloud y Osceola es a través del recurso “Buscador de Aimentos”. Se le solicita que llame con anticipación antes de ir a una de las despensas ya que muchas despensas están cerrando lentamente sus puertas por el momento debido a la falta de seguridad y preocupación por sus voluntarios mayores.
www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

JUNTA ESCOLAR DEL CONDADO DE OSCEOLA-ESCUELAS DE ST CLOUD

Las Escuelas del Condado de Osceola esperan poder honrar a sus graduados del 2020 como se planeó originalmente para el 21 de Mayo al 29 de Mayo si se han levantado las reglas de distanciamiento social. Si las reglas de distanciamiento social no se han levantado en las fechas planificadas originalmente, honrarán a sus graduados del 6 al 10 de Julio. Consulte el calendario en el siguiente enlace para cada escuela respectiva.
https://www.osceolaschools.net/news/newsroom/school_board_announces_back-_up_graduation_dates

El Departamento de Servicios de Nutrición de las Escuelas del Condado de Osceola ha agregado dos nuevos sitios de alimentación para estudiantes que comenzarán el Lunes 13 de Abril. El Departamento de Servicios de Nutrición continuará brindando comidas GRATUITAS para el desayuno y el almuerzo a niños de 18 años y menores durante el cierre prolongado de la escuela. Las comidas se pueden recoger de lunes a viernes de 9:30 a.m. a 12 p.m. en una de las siguientes escuelas en St. Cloud. Para mayor información por favor visite: www.osceolaschools.net

Michigan Avenue Elementary - 2015 S. Michigan Avenue, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Lakeview Elementary - 2900 5th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Canoe Creek Charter – 3600 Cane Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Narcoossee Middle School - 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34771 

RECURSOS DE EL ESTADO DE LA FLORIDA

Si usted o un ser querido necesita ayuda durante este tiempo, consulte los sitios web de recursos a continuación.

El Early Learning Coalition of Orange County o Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County estan ayudando con el cuidado de niños para el Personal de Emergencias y el Personal de el Cuidado de la Salud. Para mas informacion visite: https://4cflorida.org/child-care-for-first-responders-and-health-care-workers/

Centro de Servicio de Asistencia de Reempleo– https://www.Floridajobs.org

Para aplicaciones de Food (SNAP), Cash (TANF), beneficios de Medicaid llame al 1-800-955-8771 o visite https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/.

Para obtener información actualizada para los destinatarios actuales visite https://myfamilies.com/covid19/access.shtml

Asistencia para encontrar alimentos, pagar facturas de vivienda, acceder a cuidado infantil gratuito u otros servicios – http://www.211.org/services/covid19

PROJECTO DE HIGIENE MENTAL

La ciudad de St. Cloud se ha asociado con orgullo con Ryan Gallik (ex paramédico de bomberos del departamento de bomberos de la ciudad de St. Cloud) y Michael L. Stahl (cofundador) del Proyecto de higiene mental y compartiremos videos semanales sobre el cuidado personal en tiempos de crisis con nuestros empleados y la comunidad de St. Cloud. Aproveche esta gran oportunidad. Solo toma unos minutos a la semana.
Video #4: Salud Mental Estres Continuo - https://youtu.be/YwugvIGIdlI 

MAS RECURSOS DE INFORMACION

La siguiente información son recomendaciones para la inclusión de discapacidades en respuesta a COVID-19:
https://www.aahd.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/IDA_recommendations-covid19-response.pdf

El 14 de abril de 2020, FEMA lanzó la "Guía de Manejo Financiero de Desastres" para ayudar a las jurisdicciones a establecer e implementar prácticas sólidas de gestión financiera de desastres, que son fundamentales para una respuesta y recuperación exitosas. La guía también presenta una descripción general de los programas comunes de asistencia para desastres y fondos de recuperación que pueden ser beneficiosos para los esfuerzos de recuperación. El documento también contiene conceptos, principios y recursos que son aplicables al entorno operativo actual y a los esfuerzos continuos de respuesta y recuperación de COVID-19.

Para verlo, por favor visite https://www.fema.gov/plan. Para cualquier pregunta sobre el documento visite: NPD-Planning@Fema.dhs.gov

OTRAS BUENAS FUENTES DE INFORMACION: COVID-19

Departamento de Salud de la Florida - http://www.floridahealth.gov/

Departamento de Salud de la Florida COVID-19 Dashboard (incluyendo códigos postales)- COVID-19 dashboard

Centro para el Control de Enfermedades - https://www.cdc.gov/

RECOMENDACIONES DE SEGURIDAD PARA PROTEGERSE DE LA EXPOSICIÓN

Los empleados enfermos con síntomas similares a la gripe tienen instrucciones de notificar a sus supervisores, quedarse en casa y no venir a trabajar.

Si es posible, mantenga una distancia social de al menos 6 pies o 2 brazos de distancia.

Deja de darle la mano. Practica la higiene adecuada de las manos. Lávese las manos con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos. Si no hay agua y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol con al menos 60% de alcohol.

No te toques la cara con las manos sin lavar

Si sospecha que usted o un miembro de su familia pueden estar mostrando signos y / o síntomas de COVID-19, busque atención médica de inmediato. Como siempre, su seguridad y salud es nuestra prioridad. 

NUESTROS HEROES TRABAJAN AQUI

La semana pasada lanzamos la campaña Nuestros Héroes Trabajan Aquí. Mostramos carteles en los edificios e instalaciones de nuestra ciudad que dicen “Héroes Trabajan Aquí" porque nuestros empleados de la Ciudad de St. Cloud son realmente increíbles y queremos mostrar a nuestra comunidad cuánto los apreciamos realmente. Nuestros empleados son servidores públicos comprometidos y dedicados que están en la primera línea de la crisis COVID-19 todos los días, arriesgando sus vidas y sirviendo a nuestra comunidad con gran orgullo.

Si ve a uno de nuestros empleados de la Ciudad, deténgase y dé las gracias (a 6 pies de distancia, por supuesto ...), agite la mano o toque la bocina. Esta pequeña muestra de gratitud podría ayudar a difundir la alegría en su día, ya que están lejos de sus familias y no pueden quedarse en casa porque están sirviendo a usted y a nuestra comunidad. Esta situación sigue siendo fluida, pero continúe haciendo su parte. Quédese en casa y siga las pautas de los CDC para ayudar a proteger a nuestros empleados, las familias de los empleados, nuestra hermosa comunidad y para ayudar a detener la propagación de COVID-19. Continuaremos brindando servicios críticos de la ciudad a nuestra comunidad. Tenga paciencia mientras trabajamos juntos en esta situación. Estar seguro y mantenerse saludable.

COVID-19 Community Advisory 4
Friday, April 10, 2020, 4:00pm

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COVID-19 –WEEKLY CITIZEN ADVISORY UPDATE 4 FROM THE CITY MANAGER, WILLIAM STURGEON:

As your City Manager, I am committed to providing our employees, residents and visitors with the most up-to-date information available during this challenging time for our community. Please continue to do your part and stop the spread. Please refer to this weekly update document and review pertinent sections below:

EXECUTIVE ORDER - FACE COVERINGS MANDATE

  • According to the CDC guidelines, a face covering can help stop the spread of COVID-19, especially if someone is asymptomatic. The Executive Emergency Planning Group met on April 10, 2020, voted and passed to enact an order requiring all people working, living, visiting or doing business in Osceola County to wear face coverings (not face masks) while in public places until further notice. This executive order will go into effect starting at 12:01am April 13, 2020 and will remain in place until it is revoked.
  • Exception to the order includes, children under 2 years old, people with medical conditions, or people who work in a profession where the wearing of a face covering will not be compatible with their duties.
  • The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the Kissimmee Police Department and the St. Cloud Police Department will be enforcing the order.
  • Face coverings should be a uniform piece of material that securely covers a person’s nose and mouth and remains affixed in place without the use of one’s hands. Examples: bandanas, t-shirts, scarves, or any piece of cloth.

CURFEW / STAY AT HOME ORDER 
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a 30 day Stay-At-Home Executive Order for the State of Florida to begin Thursday April 2, 2020 and only leave for “essential services”. The City of St. Cloud curfew remains in effect from 11pm – 5pm. If an authorization letter to travel to and from work for essential personnel is needed, please contact your immediate supervisors or department directors.

YOU CAN
Go to the grocery store or pharmacy to purchase food and essential items.
Go to medical appointments, but check with your doctor first.
Go to a restaurant for takeout.
Care for a family member or loved one.
Take a walk, ride your bike, jog and be outside for exercise – just keep at least six feet of space between you and others.

YOU CAN’T
Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by the order.
Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need.
Maintain less than six feet of space between you and others when you go out.

CITIZEN INFORMATION
The City of St. Cloud’s Citizen and Employee Hotline is still active. To reach the hotline, please call 407-957-7161. The hotline is open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is projected to remain open until further notice. Citizens and employees can also visit the websites for the City of St. Cloud, the Center for Disease Control or the Florida Department of Health for more information.

CITY SERVICES
The City of St. Cloud hosted its first virtual City Council Meeting (while practicing social distancing), last night on Thursday, April 9th at 6:30 PM via webcast (Council Meeting Live Stream) and Spectrum St. Cloud Public Access Channel 499.

The City of St. Cloud’ Environmental Utilities team activated line swabbing on April 7th between 9pm-3am, as part of a larger water line pigging effort to remove accumulated sediment from the city’s water system and improve water quality along Nolte Road. The resulting brown water is temporary and water will return to it’s clear state once the water line settles. The city is aware of and understands the inconvenience associated with this work, especially during these difficult and disruptive times. We are grateful for the community’s patience as we work to resolve and improve the city’s water system.

Although not directly related to COVID-19 or for the city limits of St. Cloud, Osceola County remains under a burn ban. All types of outside burning are banned, including fire pits, campfires, and yard debris within the unincorporated areas of Osceola County.

TESTING SITES
As of April 1, 2020, the Orange County Convention Center is open for testing Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with updated criteria. More information can be found at http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

The Osceola County Health Department (Fortune Road Location) – This site does not offer drive-thru testing at the moment, however, they are offering testing for persons who meet the criteria and/or first responders, by appointment only. The drive-thru testing portion of this location will be back open soon - TBA. Their hotline is open and can make an appointment. (Phone:1-866-779-6121)

Only individuals experiencing severe symptoms are referred to hospital and emergency room sites. Please complete the self check prior to going to any testing site. The CDC has provided a “self-check” tool, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html.

HEALTHCARE HOTLINES
Central Florida hospitals have launched hotlines for patients and the community to obtain information about COVID-19 from trained Orlando Health representatives, nurses and Advent Health representatives. The hotlines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the hotline numbers for each location is below.

Orlando Health – 1-877-321-COVID (877-321-2684)

HCA Health Care (Osceola Regional, Poinciana Medical Center, Hunters Creek ER, Millenia ER, Oviedo Medical Center, Central Florida Regional Hospital, Baldwin Park ER and Heathrow ER) - 1-833-582-1974.

Advent Health (Celebration Hospital, Kissimmee, Advent Health South) - 1-877-847-8747

FOOD BANKS
The fastest resource to finding supplemental food assistance throughout St. Cloud and Osceola County is through the Food Finder resource. It is requested that you call ahead prior to going to one of the pantries as many pantries are slowly closing their doors for the time being out of safety and concern for their elderly volunteers.
www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

OSCEOLA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – ST. CLOUD SCHOOLS
Osceola County Schools hopes to be able to honor its 2020 graduates as originally planned for May 21-May 29 if social distancing rules have been lifted. If social distancing rules have not been lifted by the originally planned dates, they will honor it’s graduates on July 6-July 10. Please see the schedule on the link below for each respective school.
https://www.osceolaschools.net/news/newsroom/school_board_announces_back-_up_graduation_dates

The Osceola County Schools Nutrition Services Department will continue to provide FREE meals for breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under during the extended school closure. Meals can be picked up Monday – Friday between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at either of the below schools in St. Cloud. The child does not have to be present or attend that particular school, however, be prepared to provide (school ID card, child’s passport, gov’t issued child ID card or any document providing parent/guarding identity and relationship to the child) if the child is not present

Michigan Avenue Elementary - 2015 S. Michigan Avenue, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Lakeview Elementary - 2900 5th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Canoe Creek Charter – 3600 Cane Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Narcoossee Middle School - 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34771

STATE OF FLORDA RESOURCES
If you or a loved one is in need of assistance during this time, please check out the resource websites below:

Reemployment Assistance Service Center – https://www.Floridajobs.org

To apply for Food (SNAP), Cash (TANF), Medicaid benefits please call 1800-955-8771 or visit https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/

For updated information for current recipients, visit https://myfamilies.com/covid19/access.shtml

Assistance in finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other services – http://www.211.org/services/covid19

BUSINESSES

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has allocated $350 billion. To download the Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist from the US Chamber of Commerce, click https://4cflorida.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-19-US-Chamber-of-Commerce-Guidance.pdf

MENTAL HYGIENE PROJECT
The City of St. Cloud has proudly partnered with Ryan Gallik (former City of St. Cloud Fire Department Firefighter Paramedic) and Michael L. Stahl (Co-Founder) of The Mental Hygiene Project and we’ll be sharing weekly videos regarding self care in a time of crisis with our employees and the community of St. Cloud. Please take advantage of this great opportunity. It only takes a few minutes a week.
Video #3: Focusing On How To Deal With Stress - https://youtu.be/QD_lZA1UffQ

OTHER INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES
Please see the new/updated CDC COVID-19 Guidance as of Sunday April 5, 2020

New Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
New Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
New Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers
Updated How to Prepare
Updated Cases in the U.S.
Updated Testing in the U.S.

Other great resources for information related to COVID-19

Florida Department of Health - http://www.floridahealth.gov/

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard (Now including Zip Codes) - COVID-19 dashboard

Center For Disease Control - https://www.cdc.gov/

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE

Sick employees with flu like symptoms are instructed to notify their supervisors, stay home and do not come to work.

If possible, maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet or 2 arms length away.

Stop shaking hands. Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

If you suspect that you or a family member may be showing signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention immediately. As always, your safety and health is our priority.

This situation continues to remain fluid but please continue to do your part. Stay home and follow CDC guidelines to help protect our employees, employee’s families, our beautiful community and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to provide critical city services to our community. Please be patient as we work through this situation together.

EN ESPANOL

COVID-19 –  ACTUALIZACION SEMANAL #4 PARA LOS EMPLEADOS EN NOMBRE DEL ADMINISTRADOR DE LA CIUDAD DE ST CLOUD, WILLIAM STURGEON:

Como su administrador municipal, durante este momento difícil para nuestra comunidad, estoy comprometido a proporcionar a nuestros empleados la información más actualizada y reciente. Continúe haciendo su parte y detenga la propagación. Consulte este documento de actualización semanal y a continuación, revise las secciones pertinentes:

ORDEN EJECUTIVA MANDATORIA-DE CUBRIR LA CARA

De acuerdo con las regulaciones del CDC, un recubrimiento facial puede ayudar a detener la propagación de COVID-19, especialmente si alguien está asintomático. El Grupo Ejecutivo de Planificación de Emergencia se reunió hoy, el 10 de Abril 2020, votó y aprobó para promulgar una orden hasta nuevo aviso que requiere que todas las personas que trabajan, viven, visitan o hacen negocios en el Condado de Osceola deben usar cubiertas faciales (no máscaras faciales) mientras están en lugares públicos. Esta orden ejecutiva entrará en vigencia a partir de las 12:01 am el Lunes, 13 de abril 2020 y permanecerá vigente hasta que sea revocada.

La excepción a esta orden incluye a niños menores de 2 años, personas con afecciones médicas o personas que trabajan en una profesión en la que el uso de una cubierta facial no será compatible con sus deberes.

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Osceola, el Departamento de Policía de Kissimmee y el Departamento de la Policía de St. Cloud harán cumplir la orden.

Las cubiertas faciales deben ser una pieza uniforme de material que cubra de manera segura la nariz y la boca de una persona y permanezca fija en su lugar sin el uso de las manos. Ejemplos: pañuelos, camisetas, bufandas o cualquier pieza de tela.

ORDEN: QUEDESE EN CASA “CURFEW”( Toque de queda)

El gobernador de Florida, Ron De Santis, mandó una orden ejecutiva de 30 días de estadía en el hogar para el Estado de Florida. Comenzó el Jueves 2 de Abril 2020 y solo se puede salir afuera a “servicios esenciales”. El toque de queda de la Ciudad de St. Cloud permanece vigente de 11 p.m. a 5 p.m. Si se necesita una carta de autorización para viajar hacia y desde el trabajo para personal esencial, comuníquese con sus supervisores inmediatos o directores de departamento.

USTED SI PUEDE:

Ir a la tienda de comestibles o a la farmacia para comprar alimentos y artículos esenciales.

Ir a citas médicas, pero consulte primero con su médico

Ir a un restaurantes y pedir comida para llevar “Takeout”

Cuidar a un familiar o ser querido.

Salga a caminar, ande en bicicleta, salga a hacer ejercicio, solo mantenga al menos seis pies de espacio entre usted y los demás.

USTED NO PUEDE:

Ir a trabajar a menos que esté brindando servicios esenciales según lo definido en la orden

Visitar amigos y familiares si no hay una necesidad urgente

Mantener menos de seis pies de espacio entre usted y los demás cuando salga.

INFORMACION AL EMPLEADO:
La ciudad de St. Cloud ha configurado alertas telefónicas y de texto para que se entreguen a todos los empleados por teléfono o mensajes de texto. Preste especial atención a estos mensajes provenientes de la Ciudad de St. Cloud (Alcaldia - 407-957-7300).

Empleado de la Ciudad - 407-957-7161 La Línea Directa de Ciudadanos y Empleados de la Ciudad de St. Cloud todavía está activa. Para comunicarse con la línea directa, llame al 407-957-7161. La línea directa está abierta los 7 días de la semana, de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. Los ciudadanos y los empleados también pueden visitar los sitios web de la Ciudad de St. Cloud, el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades o el Departamento de Salud de Florida para obtener más información.

SERVICIOS DE LA CIUDAD

La Ciudad de St. Cloud organizó su primera reunión virtual del Consejo de la Ciudad (mientras practicaba el distanciamiento social), anoche el jueves 9 deAbril a las 6:30 PM a través de la transmisión por Internet (Transmisión en vivo de la Reunión del Consejo) y Spectrum St. Cloud Public Access Channel 499.

El equipo de Servicios Ambientales de la Ciudad de St. Cloud activó la limpieza de la lineas del agua, el 7 de Abril entre las 9 p. M. Y las 3 a.m. El agua de color marrón es temporera y el agua volverá a su estado claro una vez que la línea de agua se estabilice. La ciudad es consciente y comprende los inconvenientes asociados con este trabajo, especialmente durante estos tiempos difíciles. Estamos agradecidos por la paciencia de la comunidad mientras trabajamos para resolver y mejorar el sistema de agua de la ciudad.

Aunque no está directamente relacionado con COVID-19 o para los límites de la ciudad de St. Cloud, el condado de Osceola sigue bajo una prohibición de quemaduras. Todos los tipos de quema exterior están prohibidos, incluidos fogatas, fogatas y escombros en las áreas no incorporadas del condado de Osceola.

SITIOS DE PRUEBA

A partir del 1 de abril 2020, el Centro de Convenciones del Condado de Orange está abierto para pruebas de lunes a Viernes de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. con criterios actualizados

Para mas informacion vaya a la pagina web: http://ocfl.net/coronavirus

El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Osceola (ubicado en la calle Fortune Road): este sitio no ofrece pruebas por el momento, sin embargo, están ofreciendo pruebas para personas que cumplen con los criterios y / o socorristas, solo con cita previa. La parte de prueba de esta ubicación volverá a abrirse pronto: “TBA”para ser anunciada”. Su línea directa está abierta y puede hacer una cita. (Teléfono: 1-866-779-6121)

Solo las personas que experimentan síntomas graves son derivadas a los hospitales y salas de emergencias. Complete la autocomprobación antes de ir a cualquier sitio de prueba. Los CDC han proporcionado una herramienta de "autocomprobación", disponible en el sitio web: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.tml.

LINEAS IMPORTANTES DE SALUD

Los hospitales del centro de Florida han lanzado líneas directas para que los pacientes y la comunidad obtengan información sobre COVID-19 de representantes capacitados de Orlando Health, enfermeras y representantes de Advent Health. Las líneas directas están disponibles las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana y los números de línea directa para cada ubicación están a continuación.

Orlando Health – 1-877-321-COVID (877-321-2684)

HCA Health Care (Osceola Regional, Poinciana Medical Center, Hunters Creek ER, Millenia ER, Oviedo Medical Center, Central Florida Regional Hospital, Baldwin Park ER and Heathrow ER) - 1-833-582-1974.

Advent Health (Celebration Hospital, Kissimmee, Advent Health South) - 1-877-847-8747

BANCOS DE ALIMENTOS 

El recurso más rápido para encontrar asistencia alimentaria complementaria en todo el condado de St. Cloud y Osceola es a través del recurso “Buscador de Aimentos”. Se le solicita que llame con anticipación antes de ir a una de las despensas ya que muchas despensas están cerrando lentamente sus puertas por el momento debido a la falta de seguridad y preocupación por sus voluntarios mayores.
www.feedhopenow.org/findfood

JUNTA ESCOLAR DEL CONDADO DE OSCEOLA-ESCUELAS DE ST CLOUD

Las Escuelas del Condado de Osceola esperan poder honrar a sus graduados del 2020 como se planeó originalmente para el 21 de Mayo al 29 de Mayo si se han levantado las reglas de distanciamiento social. Si las reglas de distanciamiento social no se han levantado en las fechas planificadas originalmente, honrarán a sus graduados del 6 al 10 de Julio. Consulte el calendario en el siguiente enlace para cada escuela respectiva.

https://www.osceolaschools.net/news/newsroom/school_board_announces_back-_up_graduation_dates

El Departamento de Servicios de Nutrición de las Escuelas del Condado de Osceola continuará brindando comidas GRATUITAS para el desayuno y el almuerzo a los niños menores de 18 años durante el cierre de la escuela extendida. Las comidas se pueden recoger de lunes a viernes de 9:30 a.m. a 12 p.m. en cualquiera de las siguientes escuelas en St. Cloud. El niño no tiene que estar presente o asistir a esa escuela en particular, sin embargo, esté preparado para proporcionar (tarjeta de identificación de la escuela, pasaporte del niño, tarjeta de identificación del niño emitida por el gobierno o cualquier documento que proporcione la identidad y relación del padre / tutor con el niño) si el niño no está presente

Michigan Avenue Elementary - 2015 S. Michigan Avenue, St. Cloud, FL 34769

Lakeview Elementary -  2900 5th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769

Canoe Creek Charter –  3600 Cane Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34769

Narcoossee Middle School - 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34771

RECURSOS DEL ESTADO

Si usted o un ser querido necesita ayuda durante este tiempo, consulte los sitios web de recursos a continuación.

Centro de Servicio de Asistencia de Reempleo – https://www.Floridajobs.org

To apply for Food (SNAP), Cash (TANF), Medicaid benefits please call 1800-955-8771 or visit  https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/

Para mas informacion visite: https://myfamilies.com/covid19/access.shtml

Asistencia para encontrar alimentos, pagar facturas de vivienda, y cuidado infantil gratuito u otros servicios – http://www.211.org/services/covid19

NEGOCIOS

La Ley de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica de Coronavirus (CARES) ha asignado $ 350 mil millones. Para descargar la Guía y lista de verificación de préstamos para emergencias de Coronavirus de la Cámara de Comercio de EE. UU., Visite: https://4cflorida.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-19-US-Chamber-of-Commerce-Guidance.pdf

PROJECTO DE HIGIENE MENTAL

La ciudad de St. Cloud se ha asociado con orgullo con Ryan Gallik (ex paramédico de bomberos del departamento de bomberos de la ciudad de St. Cloud) y Michael L. Stahl (cofundador) del Proyecto de higiene mental y compartiremos videos semanales sobre el cuidado personal en tiempos de crisis con nuestros empleados y la comunidad de St. Cloud. Aproveche esta gran oportunidad. Solo toma unos minutos a la semana.

Video #3: Como Manejar Estress - https://youtu.be/QD_lZA1UffQ

OTROS RECURSOS DE INFORMACION

Consulte la Guía nueva / actualizada de CDC COVID-19 a partir del Domingo 5 de abril 2020

NUEVO Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation

NUEVO Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

NUEVO Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers

AL DIA How to Prepare

AL DIA Cases in the U.S.

AL DIA Testing in the U.S.

OTRAS BUENAS FUENTES DE INFORMACION: COVID-19

Florida Department of Health - http://www.floridahealth.gov/

Florida Departamento de Salud COVID-19 Dashboard (Now including Zip Codes) - COVID-19 dashboard

Centro para el control de enfermedades - https://www.cdc.gov/

RECOMENDACIONES DE SEGURIDAD PARA PROTEGERSE DE LA EXPOSICIÓN

Los empleados enfermos con síntomas similares a la gripe tienen instrucciones de notificar a sus supervisores, quedarse en casa y no venir a trabajar.

Si es posible, mantenga una distancia social de al menos 6 pies o 2 brazos de distancia.

Deja de darle la mano. Practica la higiene adecuada de las manos. Lávese las manos con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos. Si no hay agua y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol con al menos 60% de alcohol.

No te toques la cara con las manos sin lavar

Si sospecha que usted o un miembro de su familia pueden estar mostrando signos y / o síntomas de COVID-19, busque atención médica de inmediato. Como siempre, su seguridad y salud es nuestra prioridad.

Esta situación sigue siendo fluida, pero continúe haciendo su parte. Quédese en casa y siga las pautas de los CDC para ayudar a proteger a nuestros empleados, las familias de los empleados, nuestra hermosa comunidad y para ayudar a detener la propagación de COVID-19. Continuaremos brindando servicios críticos de la ciudad a nuestra comunidad. Tenga paciencia mientras trabajamos juntos en esta situación.


COVID-19 Community Advisory #3
Friday, March 27, 2020 4:00pm

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STAY AT HOME ORDER 

•To further combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Osceola County is enacting a Stay-At-Home Order for all residents and closing all  non essential businesses starting Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11 p.m. and continuing through Monday, April 13, 2020 at 11 p.m.

DO’S AND DON’TS 

YOU CAN:

  • Go to the grocery store or pharmacy to purchase food and essential items.
  • Go to medical appointments, but check with your doctor first.
  • Go to a restaurant for takeout.
  • Care for a family member or loved one.
  • Take a walk, ride your bike, jog and be outside for exercise – just keep at least six feet of space between you and others.

YOU CAN’T:

  • Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by the order.
  • Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need.
  • Maintain less than six feet of space between you and others when you go out.

CITIZEN / EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

  •  City Employee - 407-957-7161 The City of St. Cloud’s Citizen and Employee Hotline is still active. To reach the hotline, please call #407-957-7161. The hotline is open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is projected to remain open until April 5, 2020. Citizens and employees can also visit the websites for the City of St. Cloud’s, the Center for Disease Control or the Florida Department of Health for more information.
  • City services such as water, sewer, and solid waste collection will continue as scheduled without interruption. For non-payment accounts, the disconnect deadline has been extended to April 17, 2020. The transfer station will remain open regular business hours.
  • All City of St. Cloud Parks are currently closed to the public since Monday, March, 23, 2020. The boat ramp and exercise trails are still open.

TESTING SITES

  • The Orange County Convention Center is open for testing Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for the following people:
  • First Responders
  • Health Care Workers
  • People who are 65+ with symptoms
  • The Osceola County Health Department (Fortune Road Location) –  TBA – This site has run out of test kits, however will be back open soon. (Phone: 407-343-2000)

MENTAL HYGIENE PROJECT

The City of St. Cloud has proudly partnered with Ryan Gallik (former City of St. Cloud Fire Department Firefighter Paramedic) and Michael L. Stahl (Co-Founders) of The Mental Hygiene Project and we’ll be sharing weekly videos regarding self care in a time of crisis with our employees and the community of St. Cloud. Please take advantage of this great opportunity. It only takes a few minutes a week.
To view the video, click here

CITY SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

BUSINESSES

•For a list of local restaurants and businesses that are open please click the link below:
 https://www.stcloud.org/1824/St-Cloud-Businesses-Status#tabc93772cd-6c71-4bb3-a938-be739c479cbd_5

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  •  The City of St. Cloud, Community Development Department will provide limited services by APPOINTMENT ONLY for New Business Tax Receipts (BTR) Applications, BTR Transfers, and BTR Renewals. To make an appointment, please email us at planning@stcloud.org. All appointments will be handled by teleconference and documents will be processed electronically. For more information, please visit: http://www.stcloud.org/5/Community-Development

OTHER INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES

•Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding COVID-19. DON’T BE A VICTIM!
  https://www.stcloud.org/1828/Avoid-COVID-19-Scams 

Other great resources for information related to COVID-19.

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE

  • Sick person with flu like symptoms are instructed to notify their medical health care provider and their employer, stay home and do not come to work.
  • If possible, maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet.
  • Stop shaking hands. Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.
  • If you suspect that you or a family member may be showing signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention immediately. As always, your safety and health is our priority.

In efforts to  provide accurate and timely information and continue to provide critical city services, please be patient as we work through this situation. Thank you for your patience, be safe and healthy!

ORDEN DE ESTANCIA EN CASA (STAY-AT- HOME ORDER):

 • El Grupo Ejecutivo de Planificación de Emergencias votó y aprobó una Orden de Estancia en Casa para el Condado de Osceola. Entró en vigor el Jueves, 26 de Marzo 2020. Como resultado de esta orden “Stay at Home”, el personal no esencial ahora se reportará provisionalmente el Lunes, 13 de Abril 2020.

LO QUE SI SE PUEDE HACER Y LO QUE NO SE PUEDE HACER (Do’s & Don’ts):

USTED SI PUEDE: 

  • Ir a tiendas o farmacia para comprar alimentos y artículos esenciales. 
  • Vaya a citas médicas, pero consulte primero con su médico. 
  • Ir a un restaurante solo para llevar. 
  • Cuidar a un familiar o ser querido. 
  • Dar un paseo, montar en bicicleta y caminar afuera para hacer ejercicio – sólo tiene que mantener al menos seis pies de espacio entre usted y otros.

USTED NO PUEDE: 

  • Ir a trabajar a menos que usted sea un empleado esencial según lo definido por la orden. 
  • Visitar a amigos y familiares si no hay necesidad urgente. 
  • Mantenga menos de seis pies de distancia entre usted y otros cuando salga.

INFORMACIÓN PARA CIUDADANOS Y EMPLEADOS DE LA CIUDAD DE ST CLOUD

 • La línea de telefono directa sigue activa. Para comunicarse, llame al #407-957-7161. La linea está abierta los 7 días de la semana, de 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Se anticipa seguir activa hasta el 5 de Abril 2020. Para más información, también pueden visitar la pagina web de la ciudad de St. Cloud, el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) o el Departamento de Salud de Florida (FDOH). 

• Los servicios de la ciudad, como el agua, el alcantarillado y la recogida de basura continuarán según lo programado sin interrupción. Para las cuentas de no pago, el plazo de desconexión se ha ampliado hasta el 17 de Abril 2020. La estación de transferencia permanecerá abierta su horario comercial regular. 

• Todos los parques de la ciudad de St. Cloud están actualmente cerrados al público desde el Lunes 23 de Marzo 2020. La rampa de barcos y senderos de ejercicios siguen abiertos. 

SITIOS DE PRUEBA PARA DETECTAR COVID-19: 

  • El Centro de Convenciones del Condado de Orange está abierto para pruebas de COVID-19: Lunes a Viernes de 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. para las siguientes personas: 
  • Policias, Paramedicos y Bomberos 
  • Trabajadores de la salud 
  • Personas que tienen 65 años o más con síntomas 
  • El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Osceola (Fortune Road Location) – Se anunciara luego porque este sitio se ha quedado sin kits de prueba, estará abierto pronto. (Teléfono: 407-343-2000)

PROYECTO DE HIGIENE MENTAL: 

• Con orgullo, la ciudad de St. Cloud se ha asociado con con el Sr.Ryan Gallik (exparamédico del Departamento de Bomberos de la Ciudad de St. Cloud) y Sr. Michael L. Stahl (cofundadores) de el Proyecto Higiene Mental. Compartiremos videos semanales sobre el autocuidado en un momento de crisis con nuestros empleados y la comunidad de St. Cloud. Por favor aproveche esta gran oportunidad.
para ver el video, haga clic aqui

ENLACES A LAS REDES SOCIALES DE LA CIUDAD: 

Manténgase al día con toda la información relacionada con la ciudad de St. Cloud a través de las redes sociales 

RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS: 

Si usted o un ser querido necesita servicios durante este tiempo, consulte estos lugares para obtener información. 

NEGOCIOS o EMPRESAS: 

• Para obtener una lista de restaurantes y negocios locales que están abiertos, haga clic en el siguiente enlace: 

https://www.stcloud.org/1824/St-Cloud-Businesses-Status#tabc93772cd-6c71-4bb3-a938-be739c479cbd_5

DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO: • La Ciudad de St. Cloud, el Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario proporcionará servicios limitados por CITA SOLAMENTE para Nuevas Solicitudes de Recibos de Impuestos De Negocios (BTR, por sus dados) Y Renovaciones de BTR. Para hacer una cita, por favor envíenos un correo electrónico a planning@stcloud.org. Todas las citas serán tratadas por teleconferencia y los documentos serán procesados electrónicamente. Para obtener más información, visite: http://www.stcloud.org/5/Community-Development

OTROS RECURSOS INFORMATIVOS: 

• Los estafadores se están aprovechando de los temores y el miedo sobre el COVID-19. NO SEA UNA VICTIMA!
   https://www.stcloud.org/1828/Avoid-COVID-19-Scams

• Otros grandes recursos para la información relacionada con COVID-19.

 Departamento de Salud de Florida (Florida Department of Health)- http://www.floridahealth.gov/

 Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (Center For Disease Control) - https://www.cdc.gov/ 

RECOMENDACIONES DE SEGURIDAD PARA PROTEGERSE DE LA EXPOSICIÓN: 

  • Las personas enfermas con síntomas similares a la gripe son instruidas para notificar a su proveedor de atención médica y a su empleador, quedarse en casa y no venir a trabajar. 
  • Si es posible, mantenga una distancia social de al menos 6 pies. 
  • Deja de estrechar la mano (Evite tocar otras manos). Practique la higiene adecuada de las manos. Lávese las manos con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos. Si el agua y el jabón no están disponibles fácilmente, use un desinfectante de manos a base de alcohol con al menos 60% de alcohol. 
  • No toque la cara con las manos sin lavar. 
  • Si sospecha que usted o un miembro de la familia pueden estar mostrando signos y/o síntomas de COVID-19, busque atención médica inmediatamente. Como siempre, su seguridad y salud es nuestra prioridad.

En los esfuerzos por proporcionar información precisa y oportuna y continuar proporcionando servicios críticos de la ciudad, por favor sea paciente mientras trabajamos a través de esta situación.
Gracias por su paciencia!

COVID-19 Community Advisory #2 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:30pm

  • With the health and safety of our employees and community in mind, we have made the difficult decision to close City Hall and numerous departments through the city for a period of two weeks and effective at close of business today, Thursday, March 19, 2020. We are abiding by the CDC guidelines in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or coronavirus. Essential personnel will remain on duty while non-essential workers will be placed on a paid leave status and subject to recall based on city needs and directives issued by the City Manager. We have set a tentative reopening date for Monday, April 13, 2020.
  • Osceola County Tax Collector’s Office St. Cloud Office, located at City Hall will be closed until further notice. Contact the main office at 407-742-4000 for further assistance.
  • City services such as water, sewer, and garbage collection will continue as scheduled without interruption. For non-payment accounts, the disconnect deadline has been extended to April 17, 2020. The transfer station will remain open regular business hours.
  • The City of St. Cloud’s Building Official will be available by appointment to assist customers with any issues that may arise. Please contact the Building Department for further assistance by calling 407-957-7224.
  • St. Cloud Police Department lobby is closed to the public. We encourage citizens to contact our non-emergencynumber 407-891-6700. Emergencies calls should continue with 9-1-1. Parking citations expiring fees, are being extended for a period of 30 days – no late fees will be applied.
  • St. Cloud Fire Department Administration office will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • City Parks are closed, effective March 23, 2020 until further notice.
  • The City’s cemetery facility will remain open to the public.
  • The Citizen/Employee Hotline, 407-957-7161, will be available starting Friday, March 20, 2020 and will remain open 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm.
  • The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm has been CANCELLED. The next scheduled CRA Board meeting will be on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 6 p.m.

3/18/20 - 5:45 pm English version, scroll down for Spanish version.

  • The City of St. Cloud has implemented pre-entry screening today at City Hall, which remains fully operational.
  • City Hall hours are restricted and limited from 9am-3pm tomorrow. We ask residents who need to conduct business with the City to utilize online access or call 407-957-7300 and make an appointment prior to visiting City Hall. Some city departments may have online access, but the actual department may be closed.
  • City Hall access will be limited to the 1st floor Building “A” only for City of St. Cloud Utilities and the Building Department.
  • Osceola County Tax Collector’s Office St. Cloud Office, located at City Hall will be closed until further noticed.
  • City services such as water, sewer, and garbage collection will not be interrupted and will continue as scheduled. Transfer station will remain open regular business hours.
  • St. Cloud Police Department lobby is closed to the public. We encourage citizens to contact our non-emergency number 407-891-6700. Emergencies calls should continue with 9-1-1. Parking citations expiring fees, are being extended for a period of 30 days – no late fees will be applied.
  • St. Cloud Fire Department Administration office will be closed to the public till further notice.
  • City Parks will remain open to the public. We ask residents to follow CDC guidelines for precautionary measurements (i.e. - social distancing, hand washing, etc.) when utilizing our facilities.
  • The City’s cemetery facility will remain open to the public.
  • We are working to establish a Citizen/Employee Hot Line which will be operational soon.
  • St. Cloud Food Pantry will remain open. Operational hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Handling two clients at a time and lines formed according to CDC guidelines of 6 feet apart.
  • We kindly remind our citizens to take this ever changing situation seriously, stay home if possible, avoid large crowds, practice social distancing, wash hands often and refer to our City of St. Cloud’s website for updates on City-related information. We also encourage you to continue to seek official information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) websites.

Ciudad de St. Cloud- Actualizacion para los ciudadanos
Miercoles, Marzo 18, 2020

  • Hoy, la ciudad de St. Cloud ha implementado una evaluación pre-entrada a la Alcaldia, la cual se mantiene completamente operacional.
  • Mañana, el horario de la Alcaldia, estara restringido y limitado empezando a las 9:00 a.m. hasta las 3:00 p.m. Solicitamos a los residentes que necesiten hacer negocios con la ciudad que utilicen el acceso en línea o llamen al numero de telefono: 407 957-7300 y hagan una cita antes de visitar la Alcaldia. Algunos departamentos de la ciudad pueden tener acceso en línea, pero las oficinas del departamento pueden estar cerrada.
  • El acceso a la Alcaldia estará limitado al 1er piso, edificio “A” y solo para el departamento de Utilidades de la Ciudad de St. Cloud y el Departamento de Construcción.
  • La oficina del Recaudador de Impuestos (Taxes) del Condado de Osceola que está localizada en la Alcaldia de St. Cloud, permanecerá cerrada hasta nuevo aviso.
  • Los servicios municipales como el agua, el alcantarillado y la recolección de basura no se interrumpirán y continuarán servicios según lo programado. La estación de transferencia (Transfer Station) permanecerá abierta en su horario comercial habitual.
  • El recibidor (el lobby) del Departamento de Policía de St. Cloud está cerrado. Le recomendamos a los ciudadanos a comunicarse con nuestro número que no es de emergencia: 407-891-6700. Las llamadas de emergencia deben continuar con el numero: 9-1-1. Todo cargo relacionado a multas de estacionamiento se extenderán por un período de 30 días y no se aplicarán recargos por demora.
  • Las oficinas de Administración del Departamento de Bomberos estarán cerradas al público hasta nuevo aviso.
  • Todas las oficinas del departamento de Recreacion estarán cerradas a partir del mediodía de el Jueves, 19 de Marzo 2020. Los Parques publicos de la ciudad seguiran abiertos. Pedimos a los residentes que sigan las reglas del Centro de Control y Prevencion de Enfermedades (CDC), para medidas de precaución (es decir tener distancia social, lavarse las manos, etc.) al utilizar nuestras facilidades.
  • El cementerio de la ciudad permanecerá abierto al público.
  • Estamos trabajando para pronto establecer, una línea telefónica directa para ciudadanos y empleados de la ciudad.
  • El dipensario de comida (Food Pantry) permanecerá abierto: Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes. El horario operacional es de 10 a.m. hasta las 2 p.m. Se atenderán dos clientes a la vez y las líneas de espera serán formadas según las reglas del Centro de Control y Prevencion de Enfermedades (CDC) guardando 6 pies de distancia.
  • Les recordamos a nuestros ciudadanos que tomen esta situación en serio. Si es posible, permanezcan en sus hogares. Eviten grandes multitudes, por favor lavar sus manos con frecuencia y practiquen distanciamiento social. Consulten nuestra pagina web para obtener información actualizada sobre la ciudad. También le recomendamos, que continúe buscando información oficial del Centro de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y la pagina web del Departamento de Salud de Florida (FDOH).