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Restart St. Pete

COVID-19 has taken an unprecedented toll on our residents, commerce, and activity in the City of St. Petersburg. While COVID-19 continues to pose a threat, early actions and social distancing have helped to mitigate the worst of this public health crisis locally.
Restart St. Pete is a resource that aims to provide residents, businesses and visitors the most recent and relevant information related to St. Pete’s restart.

Holiday Closures and Garbage/Recycling Changes

Due to the holiday, certain City facilities and services will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. Find more information here.
Residential solid waste and recycling collection regularly scheduled for Thursday, July 2nd will be performed on Wednesday, July 1st. Collection regularly scheduled for Friday, July 3rd will be performed on Thursday, July 2nd. All other collections will remain the same. 

St. Pete Pier Grand Opening Protocols

The new St. Pete Pier and Pier District will open on Monday, July 6 at 5:00 P.M.

In order to facilitate social distancing and open ‘The St. Pete Way’, reservations are required to visit the St Pete Pier during its opening week. Tickets will be issued for Monday, July 6 at 5:00 PM through Sunday, July 12 at 8:00 PM. To reserve tickets, individuals are asked to visit the City of St. Petersburg Pier website at, navigate to the events page, and follow the directions listed. There, individuals will be asked to select the day and time they would like to have their exPIERience.

Reservations are necessary for all who wish to visit the new St Pete Pier during the grand opening week.

For more details about the opening week of the St. Pete Pier, click here.

Fighting Chance Fund Applications Available

Applications for the City's new Fighting Chance Fund are available online. To apply, visit the Fighting Chance Fund webpage.

To provide relief to small businesses impacted by local COVID-19 orders, the City of St. Petersburg has committed $6.8 million to the Fighting Chance Fund - emergency grant for St. Pete’s negatively impacted locally owned and independently operated small businesses.

See full eligibiliy on the Fighting Chance Fund webpage.

To help as many eligible businesses and employees as possible, the City has partnered with Pinellas Community Foundation to collect donations from community organizations. Interested in donating to support the Fighting Chance Fund? Visit the Fighting Chance Fund webpage.

The ADA Turns 30

July 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The ADA is a comprehensive, wide-ranging civil rights law that protects people with disabilities from discrimination in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation and telecommunications.
Equal access, participation and enjoyment for people of all abilities is vital for a thriving St. Pete. The City offers many programs and resources for people with disabilities, like accessible boat ramps at the Municipal Marina, wheelchair lifts at municipal pools, beach wheelchairs, adaptive golf carts at municipal golf courses and assistance with taking garbage cans to the curb.
Additionally, qualified applicants can earn loans or grants through the Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program to make modifications to the home to make it accessible for persons with disabilities. More information can be found at
Learn more at

This week in St. Pete


Following the @CDCgovโ€™s guidance, the City of St. Petersburg will be closing ALL recreation and community centers, pools and libraries.โฃโฃ

Updated list of Leisure Services facility closures and program suspensions found here๐Ÿ‘‰

Local #biz โ€“ Business Damage Assessment survey will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 + the impacts the virus has had on the local economy. This will help to begin the process of implementing economic relief programs for businesses. Take the survey๐Ÿ‘‰

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