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Gov. Ron DeSantis Executive Order 20-244 Moves All Florida Counties into Phase 3

Posted 9/25/2020 6:33:00 PM

City of Palm Coast 

Palm Coast - The city of Palm Coast reiterates the announcement from Gov. Ron DeSantis on Executive Order 20-244, issued Friday, Sept. 25, moving all of Florida's 67 counties into Phase 3.
 
Executive Order 20-244 does the following: 
 
1. Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants. 
2. Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business, giving Floridians and business owners needed certainty and the ability to provide for themselves and their families. 
3. Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than 50% of their indoor capacity. If a restaurant is limited to less than 100% of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must satisfy the following: 
i. Quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirements on those restaurants; and 
ii. Explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health. 
4. Suspends all outstanding fines and penalties, and the collection of such moving forward, applied against individuals related to COVID-19.  
 
Executive Order 20-244 is effective immediately and a copy is provided below. 
 
The City of Palm Coast will continue to update its Re-Opening Strategy in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and Florida Department of Health, as well as from Governor DeSantis.
 
Visit Palm Coast Connect at www.palmcoastconnect.com for the latest City of Palm Coast updates and testing locations.
 
COVID-19 health related questions or concerns should be directed to your regular healthcare provider or the Florida Health hotline at 866-779-6121.
 
COVID-19 business concerns should be directed to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation at 866-532-1440.
 
 
STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 20-244
(Phase 3; Right to Work; Business Certainty; Suspension of Fines.)
 
WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, I issued Executive Order 20-52 declaring a state of emergency for the entire State of Florida as a result of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, on April 29, 2020, I issued Executive Order 20-112 initiating Phase 1 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery; and
WHEREAS, on May 14, 2020, I issued Executive Order 20-123 for Full Phase 1; and
WHEREAS, on June 3, 2020, I issued Executive Order 20-139 initiating Phase 2 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery.
WHEREAS, the State of Florida has suffered economic harm as a result of COVID-19-related closures, exacerbating the impacts of the State of Emergency, and Floridians should not be prohibited by local governments from working or operating a business.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RON DESANTIS, as Governor of Florida, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Article IV, Section (l)(a) of the Florida Constitution  and Chapter 252, Florida Statutes, and all other applicable laws, promulgate the following Executive Order:
Section 1.        Phase 3
This order supersedes and eliminates any and all restrictions of Executive Orders 20-112, 20-123 and 20-139, as well as Executive Orders 20-192, 20-214 and 20-223, except as modified herein.
Section 2.        Right to Work and Operate a Business
No COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or from operating a business. This preemption is consistent with Executive Order 20-92.
Section 3.        Restaurants
Pursuant to Chapter 252, including sections 252.36(5)(b), (g) and (h), Florida Statutes, and in order to safeguard the economic vitality of this state, any restaurant may operate as set forth below.  
A. Restaurants, including any establishment with a food service license, may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than fifty percent (50%) of their indoor capacity.  If a restaurant is limited to less than one hundred percent (100%) of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must on its face satisfy the following:
i. quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirement on those restaurants; and
ii. explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health. 
B. Nothing in this order preempts or supersedes a non-COVID-19 municipal or county order.
Section 4.        Suspension of COVID-19-related Individual Fines and Penalties 
This order, consistent with Executive Order 20-92, suspends the collection of fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 enforced upon individuals.
Section. 5        Effective Date
This order is effective immediately.

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Palm Coast Parks & Recreation Announces a Phased Reopening Plan for the Community Center

Posted 9/24/2020 10:00:00 AM

Palm Coast Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the phased reopening of the Community Center to the public on Monday, Sept. 28. 

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'Nancy Marie' Turtle to be Unveiled Honoring LPGA Champion Nancy Lopez

Posted 9/22/2020 12:15:00 PM

The City of Palm Coast and Palm Coast Arts Foundation will host the unveiling of Nancy Marie, turtle #10, on the PCAF Turtle Trail, Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Drive.

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City of Palm Coast releases 2020 Annual Floodplain Management Report

Posted 9/21/2020 5:04:00 PM

The City of Palm Coast has completed its 2020 Annual Floodplain Management Report, which details the city's strategies, projects and outreach efforts to protect citizens and property from flood disasters.

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Emergency Road Closure on Portion of Seminole Woods Boulevard

Posted 9/17/2020 5:25:00 PM

A portion of Seminole Woods Boulevard located northeast of Integra Woods Boulevard is closed due to an emergency pipe replacement. 

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2020 City of Palm Coast Annual Photo Contest Results

Posted 9/17/2020 9:34:00 AM

A big thank you to all who submitted photos to the city of Palm Coast 2020 Annual Photo Contest.

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Palm Coast Public Works Enters American Public Works Association 'Day in the Life' Video Contest

Posted 9/16/2020 12:49:00 PM

Palm Coast's video is themed 'We Lay the Groundwork' which is a phrase all 74 employees of the department live by as they work to beautify and enhance the community. 

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City of Palm Coast Reiterates Department of Business and Professional Regulation Emergency Order 2020-10, Rescinding Suspension of On-Premises Consumption of Alcohol at Bars

Posted 9/14/2020 5:23:00 PM

The City of Palm Coast reiterates the announcement from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation regarding emergency order 2020-10 filed Thursday, Sept. 10, rescinding the suspension of on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.

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September 9 Virtual Town Hall Q & A

Posted 9/9/2020 2:49:00 PM

In attendance of the Sept. 9 Virtual Town Hall included City Manager Matthew Morton, Parks & Recreation Director Lauren Johnston, Community Recreation Manager Brittany McDermott.

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The Other Unsung Heroes of COVID-19

Posted 8/20/2020 10:51:00 AM

We've all been giving our first responders and essential healthcare workers well- deserved praise for helping us navigate life during the coronavirus pandemic. Yet we must not forget the City of Palm Coast's IT Department - 14 remarkably dedicated workers who've proficiently transitioned our City employees and residents from onsite to online. 

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August 19 Virtual Town Hall Q & A

Posted 8/19/2020 3:03:00 PM

In attendance of the Aug. 19 COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall will be Mayor Milissa Holland, Fire Chief Jerry Forte, FDOH-Flagler Administrator Bob Snyder, FDOH-Flagler Medical Director Dr. Stephen Bickel, AdventHealth Palm Coast COO Wally De Aquino and CEO of AquaVitas Adam Gushari.

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Streetlight Installation Projects Begin on Belle Terre Parkway

Posted 8/19/2020 8:57:00 AM

Streetlights are being installed on the side of one of Palm Coast's most well-known thoroughfares - Belle Terre Parkway - from Palm Coast Parkway to State Road 100.

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Preparedness Tested: City Staff Ready for Hurricane Season Response

Posted 8/17/2020 7:27:00 PM

All 500+ city employees are considered essential. And on top of the many hours worked to manage the ongoing situation with the coronavirus, staff then helped others prepare for a hurricane. 

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The Most Extraordinary Summer Camp Ever

Posted 8/16/2020 7:07:00 PM

This year's camp was the first ever to be organized under the umbrella of a COVID-19 pandemic. Staff had a brief amount of time to pull together CDC-recommended safety plans and redirect City personnel resources while still creating a fun environment for 76 kids.

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Holland Park Will Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

Posted 8/13/2020 10:04:00 AM

Phase II of the renovation is four months away from completion. 

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August 12 Virtual Town Hall Q & A

Posted 8/12/2020 4:32:00 PM

In attendance of the Aug. 12 COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall were Mayor Milissa Holland, City Manager Matthew Morton, FDOH-Flagler Communications Director Gretchen Smith, Advent Health Palm Coast Emergency Physician Dr. Paul Mucciolo, Flagler County Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord and FDOH-Flagler Medical Director Dr. Stephen Bickel.

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Customer Service: Help From a Friendly Voice

Posted 8/10/2020 1:05:00 PM

A special feature of our customer service professionals who are compassionate, resourceful and efficient at handling citizen's concerns and inquiries. 

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Spotlight Palm Coast: Tech Beach Hackathon Awards $12K In Cash Prizes

Posted 1/19/2020 6:46:00 PM

The winning application, StressLess was created by a team of Orlando and Gainesville-area competitors. 

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Palm Coast Boasts Biggest-Ever Starlight Event & Parade

Posted 12/16/2019 3:55:00 PM

The annual event went off without a hitch, even with record numbers. 

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Concrete-Lined Ditch to be Removed in F-Section

Posted 12/4/2019 2:55:00 PM

The enhancements will improve the Stormwater system and improve the look of the community. 

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