The City of St. Cloud will move into Phase II starting today, Monday, June 8th, after Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the State of Florida would officially start Phase II on June 5th.
The following is a list of updates facilities and programs that are currently in effect or will re-open on Monday in St. Cloud:
- The first floor of City Hall Building A, to include the Permitting Department, Building Department, Community Development and the St. Cloud Utilities Customer Service office have reopened Monday thru Friday from 9am to 4pm. Building B, has also opened on behalf of the Osceola County Tax Collectors Office, via appointment only. Please visit their website for additional information. Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the facility. Physical distancing will be required and enforced. Patrons are required to wear a face covering in City Hall.
- The City of St. Cloud will host its next virtual City Council Meeting on Thursday, June 11th at 6:30pm via webcast (Council Meeting Live Stream) and Spectrum St. Cloud Public Access Channel 499. Information on how the public may participate in such meetings remotely is found on the City’s website at www.stcloud.org. Following the June 11th meeting, all future public meetings will be held at the St. Cloud Community Center, 3101 17th Street, St. Cloud, Florida, while maintaining social distancing as recommended by CDC guidelines.
- The Chris Lyle Aquatic Center is now open but limited to water exercising, lap swimming, and private lessons, by reservations only. For more info, please contact our Parks and Recreation Department at 407-957-7365.
- Additionally, various exercise classes have also resumed at the St. Cloud Civic Center. Pre-registration is required, so please call the St. Cloud Civic Center to pre-register for your time slot at 407-957-724
- Youth Athletic Leagues have resumed play. Adult baseball will resume starting Sunday, June 7th.
- All city park playgrounds and the Lakefront splash pad will open to the public effective, Thursday, June 11th.
- The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is in the planning phases to open up the summer camp to residents with limited availability in efforts to adhere to the social distancing. Our target date is projected for the beginning of July. For additional information or questions please contact 407-957-7243.
- Osceola Community Health Services will offer free COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, June 10th at St Cloud High School; located at 2000 Bulldog Ln, Saint Cloud, FL 34769. This event is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 407-943-8600 (limited appointments available).
- The City of St. Cloud has proudly partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank, on Friday, June 12th. The city will host a food share at 9am. Vehicles will enter at Peghorn Way and line up along the path to the St. Cloud Civic Center. For more information please contact our Parks and Recreation Dept. at 407-957-7243.
- Due to current social distancing practices which preclude large public gatherings, the City of. St Cloud has cancelled its annual Fourth of July Celebration at the Lakefront.
The City of St. Cloud is now accepting Grant Applications for Business Assistance. The City approved a $1.25 Million Dollar Economic Stimulus Plan To Support Local Businesses Impacted by COVID-19. For more information or to receive a copy of the grant application, please contact the Economic Development Office at 407-957-7235 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell stated, “We believe this is an opportunity to do more than just talk about the support of our local business community but actually give support by providing this desperately needed assistance. This certainly won’t solve all the issues, but these small businesses are integral to our local economy and it’s important they be given a helping hand in these unprecedented times. As part of our intent to support our small businesses, we are asking our community to reinvest as well through the ‘Buy Local’ initiative. Local vendors, contractors, retailers, and service providers are great resources and the bedrock of our community. We must help promote business continuity and sustainability by helping them innovate and transform to our country’s new normal.”
For more information about the City of St. Cloud and its response to COVID-19, visit StCloud.org.