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Clay County Update on COVID-19 and Government Services

March 25, 2020 Press Release

Post Date:03/31/2020 5:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 3, 2020

5:00 P.M.

 

Kimberly Morgan

Board of County Commissioners - Clay County, FL                                                      

Kimberly.Morgan@ClayCountyGov.com

Media Hotline - 904-413-1670

Public Call Center Hotline - 877-252-9362

 

 

Clay County Update on COVID-19 and Government Services

Green Cove Springs, FL – Clay County Emergency Management, in Unified Command with the Florida Department of Health in Clay County, the Board of County Commissioners and Clay County Manager, is responding to COVID-19.  

The Clay County Local State of Emergency was extended through April 10, 2020 and will be extended as necessary.

 

We are all first responders; we stand at the forefront of this health emergency and we are trusted to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.  We are counting on Clay County residents and businesses to follow the Governors Executive Order 20-91.

  

Executive Order 20-91

By order of the Governor, effective April 3, 2020, in order to take action to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is slowed, and that residents and visitors in Florida remain safe and secure.

  • Senior Citizens and individuals with significant underlying medical conditions, shall stay at home and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
  • All persons in Florida, shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.
  • Essential Services, for the purpose of this order, include the list detailed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, and businesses and activities designated by Executive Order 20-89 and its attachments. The State Coordinating Offer shall maintain an online list of essential services at www.floridadisaster.org and www.floridahealth.org. Business owners can also complete the inquiry form to discover if their business qualifies as essential.
  • Executive Order 20-68 (bars and restaurants) and Executive Order 20-71 (alcohol sales, restaurants) shall remain in effect through the duration of Executive Order 20-52 (Emergency Management – COVID-19 Public Health Emergency).

 

 

COVID-19 Testing Sites

In Clay County, you must be symptomatic and do one of the following:

  1. If you are insured and have a primary care physician, please contact your physician for evaluation and further direction.
  2. If you are insured, but don't have a primary care physician please contact one of the following clinics to see if they accept your insurance.

- Palms Medical Group Orange Park 904-688-3000

- Aza Health Green Cove Springs 904-284-5904

- Aza Health Keystone Heights 352-473-6595

  1. If you are uninsured, please contact one of the following clinics regarding their sliding fee scale and appointments:

- Palms Medical Group Orange Park 904-688-3000

- Aza Health Green Cove Springs 904-284-5904

- Aza Health Keystone Heights 352-473-6595

 

Clay County Residents can receive COVID-19 testing at the regional testing facility set up at Lot J at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.

  • Effective March 28, 2020, there is no longer a temperature requirement for testing at the TIAA Bank Lot J for COVID-19.  Individuals will still need to have lower respiratory symptoms (coughing and shortness of breath), bring a photo ID, and their own pen

 

Website Resources

This is a rapidly evolving situation and information changes daily. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the Florida Department of Health website https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/. The website provides resources, information and an overview of the positive COVID-19 cases in Florida.

  • The Florida Department of Health  COVID-19 Case Dashboard provides county specific information on Florida’s data and surveillance activities.
  • The Clay County Board of County Commissioners’ website www.ClayCountyGov.com “Spotlight” section has been updated to provide the most recent COVID-19 updates.
  • The CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html provides what you need to know to prepare your family, and how to protect yourself if you’re sick. It also provides travel guidance, school and childcare guidance, and answers frequently asked questions.
  • Governor Ron DeSantis’ website https://www.flgov.com/covid-19/ includes COVID-19 resources, Executive Orders, Florida Division of Emergency Management orders, and executive agency information. 

 

Call Centers

  • The Clay County Emergency Operations Call Center is available to residents daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 877-252-9362.
  • The State of Florida Department of Health 24-hour Call Center is available at 866-779-6121.

 

Mental Health

Telemental health resources are available now more than ever.  Reach out to your insurance provider to find a counselor in your area or call Clay Behavioral Health at 904-291-5561.

 

Government Closures

  • Green Cove Springs - https://www.greencovesprings.com/- 904-297-7500 – City Hall building, Police Department Lobby and Public Works building lobby are closed to the public, but all departments are still available by phone. The City Hall drive-thru is still open for those who want to pay their utility bills or permits in person. April 7 City Council meeting will be online.
  • Keystone Heights - https://www.keystoneheights.us/ - 352-473-4807- All public restrooms, playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, and the dog park are closed.
  • Orange Park - www.TownOfOrangePark.com - 904-264-9565 - Town administrative offices are closed but operational. Appointments available 9am -12pm and 1-4pm. All Town parks are closed and reservations at park facilities are cancelled. 
  • Penney Farms –The Town of Penney Farms playground park will be closed effective Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Town Hall business will be conducted by appointment only, call 904-529-9078.
  • Clay County Tax Collector’s Office - https://www.claycountytax.com/ - 904-269-6320. All Clay County Tax Collector office locations are closed to the public.
  • Clay County Property Appraiser –https://ccpao.com/ - 904-269-6305. Closed to the public for walk-in service. Submit questions here: https://ccpao.com/contact-us/.
  • Supervisor of Elections – www.ClayElections.gov - 904-269-6350 - Office is allowing public access by appointment only. Please call to schedule; a minimum of three hours’ notice is needed to ensure staff availability. Most tasks may be completed online or over the phone.
  • Clay County Sheriff’s Office - https://www.claysheriff.com/- Non-Emergency Line: 904-264-6512
  • Clay County Clerk of Courts & Clay County Courthouse -https://www.clayclerk.com/covid-19-related-updates/ - 904-269-6302

    • Public entry into the Clay County Courthouse is strictly limited to essential business and a COVID-19 screening process is in place for everyone entering the building.
    • Many court functions can be accomplished online at www.clayclerk.com.
    • A secure drop-box system for court filings and payments is also available for public use at the Clay County Courthouse main lobby in Green Cove Springs, during normal business hours.
    • All Clerk of Court branch offices are closed (Orange Park, Middleburg and Keystone Heights) through April 10, 2020.
  • Florida Department of Health in Clay County - http://clay.floridahealth.gov/ - 904-529-2800 - Administrative Office in Green Cove Springs is closed to the public.

  • All County Board, Committee and other County meetings are canceled through April 13, 2020. 

 

 

Clay County School District - School District Call Center 904-336-0090

  • Clay County District Schools have extended school closures through Friday, May 1, 2020.
  • Starting April 17th, students will receive a hot lunch and a cold breakfast for the next day. This will eliminate parents from making two trips. Meal service times will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Meals can only be served on days when school was originally scheduled. We will not be providing meals on April 10th or May 25th.

Senior Centers - Call your local Senior Center for assistance

  • Orange Park Center, 414 Stowe Ave. – 904-269-4731
  • Green Cove Springs/Clayton and Mildred Revels Center, 604 Walnut St. – 904-284-3134
  • Middleburg Senior Center – 904-291-3520
  • Keystone Heights Senior Center – 352-473-7121 

 

 

 

Additional Health Department Resources

  • The Florida Department of Health in Clay County Bear Run Clinic located at 3229 Bear Run Boulevard, Orange Park will remain open regular hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
  • Florida Birth and Death Certificates - www.vitalchek.com
  • The Department of Health’s Women, Infant and Children’s (WIC) - 904-529-2800

 

Curbside Collection

  • Curbside Collection services for garbage, yard waste and recyclables in Clay County will continue to operate as scheduled.
  • Clay County and Advanced Disposal are asking residents to take two simple steps to keep collection running smoothly and help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    1. Bag all household garbage before placing it curbside to reduce exposure to waste.
    2. Place all materials curbside the night before your scheduled pickup. Trucks may arrive earlier than usual in some areas due to staggered shifts. 

      These two things can help minimize the exposure to sanitation workers and help practice physical distancing in staffing. 

  • Recyclables should be placed securely in the recycle bin and not bagged. 
  • Residents are encouraged to utilize curbside collection services to avoid long lines at the Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility.

 

Private Sector Status

For information on the status of locals stores and businesses, visit the Clay County Board of County Commissioners social media pages at www.facebook.com/ClayCtyEm and www.twitter.com/ClayCo_Fl

A list of Clay County Restaurants offering pick-up or delivery services and a list of Clay County online retailers is located in the Current News section at: https://www.claycountygov.com/.    

 

Small Business Administration (SBA)

  • Clay County businesses in need of assistance should register with the Clay Chamber of Commerce at https://www.claychamber.com/.
  • The Chamber will be hosting two COVID-19 Disaster Relief Support for Small Businesses webinars each week to help our business community get through the ongoing closures.

 

 

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Clay County, FL is located southwest of Jacksonville and nestled along the beautiful St. Johns River. More than 216,000 residents enjoy a quality of life here that meets their desired pace and unique interests. Clay County has a business community that is 4,400 strong. Industries leading in information technology, manufacturing, healthcare and life sciences, aviation and defense, and logistics and distribution are here to serve you. Clay County welcomes you to enjoy the exquisite natural beauty, unique history and the small town feel only found here. 

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