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City Commission votes to reopen Lido Beach

Post Date:05/18/2020 7:01 PM

Contact:  Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988; 


COVID_19_Lido BeachSarasota, FL:  The City Commission on Monday voted to reopen Lido Beach to the public.

Citizens are strongly advised to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for safe social distancing in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19. City residents are also strongly urged to wear protective masks when leaving home under the City’s local public health emergency declaration.

The City’s tennis courts, boat ramps, fishing piers, dog parks and outdoor spaces are open to the public.

Arlington Park Aquatic Complex is scheduled to reopen Friday, May 29.

City park facilities and amenities, including playgrounds and basketball courts, as well as the Bird Key Park parking lot, remain closed.

Although City buildings are closed to the public, most City operations and services are still available. The public can conduct City business either online via or by phone at 941-263-6000.

Additional resources

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 For questions or more information, email

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  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.

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