The City of Altamonte Springs is closely monitoring the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are working diligently and carefully to make decisions to minimize the impact on our residents.
To ensure we are agile and able to respond as this health circumstance evolves, we have declared a Local State of Emergency for the City. This Local State of Emergency will remain in effect for the next seven days and may be extended by Executive Order as necessary in seven-day increments. Being prepared and proactive rather than reactive is essential.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated, “Based on the recommendations of our health officials here in the state of Florida, I am recommending to local municipalities and private entities to strongly consider limiting or postponing mass gatherings in the state of Florida. Taking proactive measures will help us flatten the curve of this.”
City Parks Resume Normal Hours of Operation
Effective Monday, June 1, City parks will resume normal hours of operation with limited access to amenities and city buildings. Cranes Roost Park will open with full access to the amphitheater, plaza, sidewalks, boardwalks and walking path for exercise and leisure activity.
- Effective Monday, June 1, the City Library will open to the public with limited access and operate Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In order to maintain social distancing and cleanliness protocols, computer usage is limited to one-hour intervals. To reserve a computer, call (407) 571-8840 or see the circulation desk staff. Classes and story times are canceled until further notice.
- City Hall, Annex and City Clerk buildings are open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Other City buildings remain closed to walk-in visitors at this time. Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings.
Red Hot & Boom Canceled
In great consideration for the protection of our patrons, the City has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Red Hot & Boom. Amid this unprecedented global pandemic, events of this size present more opportunities for person-to-person contact, greatly risking an increase in the transmission of COVID-19. The City understands how important this event is to the many families and individuals who have frequented Red Hot & Boom through the years. With our partner, iHeartMedia, we are working to keep the tradition alive by offering alternative entertainment through our online platforms.
Recreational Programming Resumes June 1
Effective Monday, June 1, the City of Altamonte Springs will begin a phased reopening of recreation activities that will include aquatics and sports programming for youth, adults and seniors. All activities have been structured for the safety of our patrons while complying with social distancing efforts.
Online registration opens Tuesday, May 26 and is required to participate in the activities listed below. Day-of and walk-up reservations are not accepted. Visit the recreation registration page to sign up.
- Outdoor Pool Season Pass – Limited access to water fitness classes, lap swim, masters swimming, swim team and open swim times
- Baseball/Softball/Tennis – One-on-one private instruction and lessons for youth
- Pickleball – Drop-in play
Additional Activities Coming Soon
On Monday, June 8, City parks will reopen with all park amenities for public use. Park visitors must maintain 6 feet of separation from others and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
- Basketball and racquetball courts will be available for play with capacity limits.
- All playgrounds and pavilions will open. Reservations are not accepted at this time.
- Altamonte Baseball Academy and Altamonte Girls Fastpitch Softball travel team practice will resume.
Effective Monday, June 15, the City will offer additional recreational activities including baseball, basketball and softball clinics, baseball and softball drop-in play and adult beach volleyball. For more information, please visit www.ASRecreation.org.
Altamonte Mall Open
The mall is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The ASPD COPS Center located inside the mall is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. All fingerprinting services resume June 1.
Businesses to Flush Water Lines
The City of Altamonte Springs recognizes that businesses are looking forward to resuming operations. In preparation for reopening, it is essential to flush water lines. Businesses must flush toilets and run faucets for 10 to 15 minutes before using or consuming the water. Flushing your water lines ensures that the water which has been sitting in the internal plumbing while your business was closed is removed before it is used for drinking or other purposes.
Altamonte Springs has suspended disconnection for nonpayment for the duration of the Local State of Emergency. Payments can be made in person, by phone or online. For more information, visit the Utility Billing webpage.
The City is experiencing a significant increase in residential waste as more families and telecommuters are home. Some residents may experience a slight delay in trash collection. Please do your part by having your cans curbside by 7 a.m. on your normal refuse collection day. The City will collect your trash as soon as possible.
Don’t Flush Wipes
The City is urging residents to throw wipes in the trash, NOT the toilet. Even wipes labeled as “flushable” may harm your home’s plumbing and may lead to pipe blockages and clogged local sewer systems.
To aid businesses and residential properties with construction, the City is offering licensed contractors expanded use of the Virtual Inspections program. This program utilizes online video conferencing to allow inspectors to remotely view the site using a webcam controlled by the owner or contractor. For more information, visit the Virtual Inspections webpage.
All residents must follow the State of Florida Executive Order 20-112 and established hygiene guidelines:
- Limit movement and personal interactions outside of your home as defined by the Governor’s Executive Order.
- Wear a cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are sick, stay home and practice “social distancing.”
- Avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then discarding the tissue.
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
It will take all of us working together to slow the spread of this virus and lessen its impact on our community. For the latest updates and information, visit:
- Seminole County Emergency Management | www.PrepareSeminole.org
- Florida Department of Health | Florida COVID-19 Data & Surveillance Dashboard
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention | www.CDC.gov/coronavirus/
- World Health Organization | www.WHO.int
Last updated 5/29/2020