Bunnell, FL (April 30, 2020) – Starting Monday, May 4, 2020 the City will begin the safe and step-by-step re-opening of City Parks for individual and household exercising. The decision was made to expand recreational activity options for residents while still staying in line with the Governor’s essential activities language in the Safer at Home executive orders and the step-by-step to reopen Florida guidelines.
The first two parks to re-open will be the JB King Park and Carver Fields. They will open at 10:00 AM and close at dusk. At this time, there will be no access to facilities such as bathrooms and water fountains. Other facilities such as playscapes, picnic tables and exercise equipment will be off limits. Those using the parks will still need to follow aggressive social distancing guidelines.
As other parks are prepared to reopen and are actually reopened for use, additional information will be released.
All residents and businesses are urged to continue to follow Florida Department of Health and CDC guidance, to include:
- Staying home except when engaged in essential services or activities
- Wearing cloth face coverings when out in public
- Practicing aggressive social distancing at all times – people should keep a minimum of 6 feet of space between one another, and keep groups to less than 10, which includes while shopping and waiting in the check-out line
- Frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based (at least 60%alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
- Avoiding close contact with people who are, or may be, sick
Those who are considered a vulnerable population, sick and/or told to self-isolate are to: remain at home unless seeking medical care, cover coughs and sneezes, wear a facemask around others, and disinfect touched surfaces daily.
Citizens are urged to stay informed and refer to the Flagler County website for the most current information being released by the Health Department, CDC and all local jurisdictions.
All COVID-19 related questions should be directed to the hotline, 866-779-6121.
All other COVID-19 government services questions or concerns may be directed to the specific municipality or the Emergency Operations Center at 386-313-4200.