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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Statewide health emergency: COVID-19 Update #4

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Stuart, FL – In response to the growing threat of COVID-19 to communities around the state, the City of Stuart is altering its operations to mitigate the threat both to its employees and the public at large.  The following operational changes have gone into effect:

The City Hall Annex Building located at 101 SW Flagler Ave. in downtown Stuart will be closed to all walk-in traffic until further notice.  The drive-thru window will remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

The Public Safety Building located at 800 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. will be closed to the general public until further notice.  For non-emergency questions or assistance, please call:

  • Stuart Police Department at (772) 287-1122.
  • Stuart Fire Rescue Department at (772) 287-1662.

The City of Stuart highly encourages all residents and customers to use our 24/7 online service and payment portal, whenever possible.  For all online applications, payments, and services, please visit the online Paymentus portal, which can be accessed from the convenience of your computer or mobile device by visiting: https://cityofstuart.us/365/Online-Services-Tools and selecting “Online Payments.” 

Utilities customers may also make payments or have their service-related questions answered over the phone by calling 772-388-5317 (option 1).  The drive-thru window at the City Hall Annex is also available for parking citation and code enforcement violation payments.   

The downtown courtesy tram is suspending service effective immediately until further notice.

As a result of actions taken by the City Commission this morning, the March 23rd regularly scheduled commission meeting has been cancelled.  All future public meetings previously scheduled this month have been rolled over to the month of April. 

The City Commission also provided direction and emergency authorization to the city manager to set up a working virtual system, which will allow the city to conduct public meetings remotely while retaining public participation and records. This program, which will be free to members of the public, is expected to be live by the next regular city commission meeting on April 13th.  The City will roll out an education and awareness campaign prior to the meeting so members of the public can become acquainted with its function and use. *Will hold in person meeting at City hall

Governor DeSantis also announced new emergency policies relating to beaches, restaurants, bars and nightclub operations today:

Beaches remain open, but visitors should limit all gatherings to no more than 10 persons.    *CLOSED

Restaurants have been asked to limit their capacity to 50 percent or less of their allocated seating to provide better spacing between guests.  Downtown merchants also encouraged to utilize take-out service operations instead of having guests dine-in and may be provided parking cones for reserving spaces for curbside pickup.*CLOSED - take out only

Bars and Nightclubs throughout Florida will close for the next 30 days.  

For all other information, please visit: www.cityofstuart.us.

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