Citywide public health emergency extended through May 22
Contact: Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist 941-928-3988; email@example.com
Sarasota, FL: The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through May 22 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The emergency order issued Friday by City Manager Tom Barwin, in consultation with Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch and City Attorney Robert Fournier, also strongly urges the public to wear protective masks when leaving home, and to acquire protective masks if they have not already.
Although City buildings remain closed to the public, most City operations and services are still available. The public can conduct City business either online via www.SarasotaFL.gov or by phone at 941-263-6000.
The City of Sarasota’s COVID-19 Small Business and Safety Assistance Grant Program will open for applications at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 19. Information can be found online at www.SarasotaFL.gov/business-resources/CitySmallBusinessGrant. For questions or more information, email CitySmallBusinessGrant@sarasotaFL.gov.
A Sarasota-specific call center for questions and concerns about COVID-19 is now available through the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County: 941-861-2883. Subject matter experts are available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The most current, official information on COVID-19 in Florida can be found at www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19. A 24/7 hotline is also available: 1-866-779-6121.
For more information, contact Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist: 941-928-3988.
About the City of Sarasota: Distinguished by U.S. News and World Report as the 18th Best Place to Live in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 56,000 year-round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach, a 45-hole municipal golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Club, and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles. Learn more about us at www.SarasotaFL.Gov.