All City of St. Petersburg Libraries are closed to the public until further notice, but assistance is still available. For a St. Pete Library card or help with your library account, Contact Us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your library card gives you access to electronic books, music, videos that are still available for free. Go to splibraries.org and click on "Download & Stream" to view and access the many offerings. Also, the individual apps can be downloaded to your mobile device.
Starting April 16, St. Petersburg City Council meetings will resume virtually through the Zoom Webinar tool. The virtual meetings will still be broadcast on SPTV or accessible at stpete.org/TV.
To participate in a live virtual meeting, find more information at stpete.org/meetings.
Any questions, call the Clerk’s Office at 727-893-7448.
|04-03||Today, the City of St. Petersburg announced the creation of the Fighting Chance Fund. This emergency grant will be available to St. Pete residents who own and independently operate small businesses which have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 orders.
The fund is expected to provide critical support to about 1,000 restaurant, bar, retail, and service-based businesses and their more than 3,000 eligible employees. The City's goal is to help offset the significant, temporary loss of revenue during this global pandemic.
|04-03||State of Florida and Pinellas County "Safer-at-Home" Guidance|
|04-02||Executive Order 2020-10|
|04-01||Governor DeSantis issues Stay-At-Home Order|
|03-27||Executive Order 2020-08|
Effective Monday, March 30, in-person City services are suspended at the Municipal Services Center and Sanitation Administrative & Operations Buildings. During the closure, online/phone services are available to serve your needs:
Parking Citation Payment Office
Housing & Community Development Department
Construction Services & Permitting
Billing & Collections Department
Don't see the department you're looking for listed? Contact Mayor's Action Center at 727-893-7111 or Action@stpete.org.
|03-26||Closures effective Thursday, March 26, by Pinellas County:
|03-25||Pinellas County Extends Local State of Emergency Order|
Pinellas County COVID-19 Supplies Donation Event
These supplies will then be delivered to local hospitals, long-term care facilities, and first responders to ensure their safety as they take care of our community.
Personal protection equipment (PPE) items requested:
Medical equipment requested:
Please drop off your donations on weekdays starting today from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., or on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the St. Pete location: Tropicana Field, Lot 4, 198 17th St.. S., St. Petersburg, 33705
Other items, such as food, clothing and blankets, are not accepted at the above donation sites.
Citizens and businesses can help our local food banks by taking non-perishable food items to: St. Pete Free Clinic, 863 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, 33701. Food donations accepted: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30 am. - 12:30 p.m.
Statement from Mayor Rick Kriseman
|03-20||Mayor Rick Kriseman and Florida Urban Partnership request relief for Floridians|
As St. Pete continues to prepare for the developing COVID-19 pandemic, the City team recognizes that it can be difficult to discern which state, county and local guidelines to follow – especially in regard to restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
At the minimum, the city is expected to follow the guidelines set forth by The Office of Governor Ron DeSantis. At this time, the Governor has ordered:
Governor's Office Link: www.flgov.com
In addition to the Governor’s order, Pinellas County has followed the lead of the City of St. Petersburg to put forth more stringent orders. These additional measures were designed with specific consideration to residents and local businesses. Additional county/local orders include:
Visit stpete.org/emergency to receive real-time updates and resources regarding COVID-19.
*50% capacity is not necessarily equivalent to 50 people/patrons. If you do not know your occupancy load, please contact The Greenhouse at 727-893-7146 or email@example.com.
|03-18||ATTN: Businesses that offer take out or food delivery
Upon request—2 additional 15 min “Loading Zones” may be temporarily added on each side of any downtown block where metered or time-limited parking exists. Any business that serves food, that does not already have a dedicated parking lot and wishes to take advantage of this program, please contact Keith Glasgow, Parking Division Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with the request. Only 2 spaces per side, per block are available to be added, on a first-requested, first served basis. There is no charge or fee for this program.
|03-17||Order for Public Assemblage|
The health and safety of our community is our first priority. The City of St. Petersburg’s emergency management team and leadership met to discuss City operations regarding COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended social distancing and public gatherings of 50 people or more be cancelled. Following the CDC’s guidance, the City of St. Petersburg will be closing all recreation and community centers, pools and libraries.
In addition to facility closures, the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department and St. Petersburg Libraries Department will also suspend the following programs, events and services effective Tuesday, March 17:
The Libraries will not be charging fines while closed. Book drops will be locked. Library materials should be kept until libraries reopen; no additional fees will be charged.
Concessions at Mangrove Bay will be takeout only. The gift shop and nature center at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve will be closed; however, the nature preserve will remain open.
The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department’s administrative office, 1400 19th St. N., will also remain open.
Questions about these events, programs and facility closures should be directed to the appropriate department:
Additionally, the following cosponsored or permitted events will be suspended. For questions regarding these event suspensions, please contact the event organizer.
|03-16||Mayor’s March 16 Public Address on COVID-19|
|03-16||The City of St. Petersburg strongly discourages congregating throughout the city, whether indoors or outdoors. Please exercise common sense. While the City is not closing waterfront parks, as well as places like the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and golf courses, please create and maintain space for individual health and the health of other residents.|
|03-16||City Council meetings are canceled until April 9th pending further review. Other public meetings, such as boards and committees, are canceled until further notice.|
|03-16||Libraries, recreation centers, pools, Enoch Davis Center, and the Sunshine Center, are closed to the public until further notice. Outdoor playgrounds and exercise zones will receive considerable attention from our City team to ensure cleanliness.|
|03-16||Like many places of employment throughout St. Pete, the City of St. Petersburg will be amending the existing telecommuting policy to allow more of the servant leaders who work for residents to do so at home. Business leaders are encouraged to do the same for their workforces, as best they are able.|
The City of St. Petersburg asks that residents take advantage of the City’s online platforms. For constituent service, that means stpete.org/action and the SeeClickFix platform. For permitting, please utilize the Open Counter platform found at stpete.org. While the City is not currently shutting off delinquent water accounts in order to ensure proper hygiene, water payments should continue and it is preferred that accounts be paid online at stpete.org/payyourbill or via telephone at 727-893-7341. Additional City practices may impact the personal interaction of City staff members with the public. We ask for your understanding during this time.
Keeping our children, community and employees safe is our top priority. In an effort to keep our community healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department will be suspending childcare, including Spring Camps, effective Monday, March 16. If you have any questions, please contact your childcare facility.
|03-13||Order of the Mayor|
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