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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Updates--What Residents Need to Know

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit http://www.ormondbeach.org/coronavirus.

Q: Are city-sponsored sports, public events, private events, performances, workshops, activities, etc. cancelled?

Yes. The City of Ormond Beach has extended the date of closures for all city-sponsored athletics and any public or private events/activities at city facilities to April 20, 2020. We will continue to evaluate these closures as the situation evolves.

Q: Are any of the recreational buildings open?

All recreational facilities, including but not limited to the Environmental Discovery Center, the Casements, Performing Arts Center, Nova Community Center, Sports Complex, South Ormond Neighborhood Center, Senior Center, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, and the MacDonald House will remain closed during until April 20, 2020.

Q: Are city parks open?

Our city parks remain open. Common spaces such as playgrounds, skate park, ball courts, and picnic areas are operating according to posted hours. To encourage social distancing, we have closed a select number of areas deemed high-traffic: Magic Forest Playground/Rainbow Park at the Nova Recreational Center along with the adjacent pavilions, all splash pads, and the Limitless Playground at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex.

Q: Is City Hall open?

At this time, all Ormond Beach city departments are fully staffed and the city is operating under its normal business hours. We want to ensure the continuity of business operations while minimizing the threat of CODVID-19 spreading in our community. The City of Ormond Beach has City Hall open and operating but we are currently restricting walk-in service. Please call 386-677-0311 to contact a specific department.

Q: Is the Ormond Beach Regional Library open?

Volusia County’s library system will transition to online, telephone and curbside service beginning Monday, March 23rd. Children’s story time, a popular feature at Volusia’s libraries, will be streamed live on Facebook starting next week.

To make way for the transition, Volusia’s 14 libraries will close to the public, beginning this Sunday, March 22. The online, telephone and curbside service only will begin on Monday.

Library cardholders are encouraged to access the library’s vast on-line digital catalogue of materials. Additionally, all outstanding library fines are being suspended in order to lift access restrictions that have been placed on any cardholder accounts. 

With the start of curbside pickup service, cardholders can reserve materials online or call any one of the 14 branches to reserve up to 20 items for checkout. Library staff will pre-check the materials to the patron using their library card information. When they drive up to the library, the patron is asked to phone the library from their vehicle and the materials will be brought to them at the curb. For materials that have already been checked out, the due dates have been extended to May 1; however, library materials also can be returned through book drops located at every branch. 

Telephone services at the libraries, such as the ask-a-librarian service for reference questions, will continue. All in-facility services, such as programs, browsing materials and public access computers remain closed until further notice. 

For fans of storytime, get ready for the live feed every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.Residents who follow the Library Service’s Facebook page will get invitations prior to each session notifying them about the age group and theme for each session. Library Services also is planning online movie reviews and other resources as available.

Q: How can I pay my water bill if I can’t go to City Hall?

There are many ways to pay a utility bill without visiting City Hall including paying by phone at 386-676-3209, dropping off a payment in the depository in the City Hall parking lot, and online at: https://www.ormondbeach.org/221/Utility-Billing-Customer-Service.

Q: Will my water be turned off for non-payment during the COVID-19 public health event?

The City of Ormond Beach has put a hold on utilities disconnections due to non-payment until further notice. We must ensure that customers have access to water for drinking, cooking, and hygiene practices during this event. If there is a COVID-19 financial hardship, we will evaluate late fees on a case by case basis.

Q: When is the next Commission Meeting?

The publicly advertised financial trends workshop starting at 5:30 p.m. and the regularly scheduled city commission meetings starting at 7:00 p.m. on March 17, 2020 and April 7, 2020 at City Hall have been canceled with an amendment that Mayor Partington has the authority to cancel further meetings should the need arise. Advisory board meetings are tentatively scheduled to resume the week of April 21, 2020.

Q: How can I apply for a building permit right now?

Please visit our website for full details on the building permit application process:  https://www.ormondbeach.org/332/Permit-Applications or call 386-676-3233.

Q: Is the beach open?

Volusia County will keep all vehicular beach access ramps closed through the end of the day Thursday, March 26. Beachfront parking at Andy Ramano has been reduced by half.

After careful evaluation and as a continued measure of crowd control and to favor the conditions for social distancing, ramps will remain closed for the majority of the week. Off-beach parking lots remain open.

These actions provide Volusia County Beach Safety staff the ability to manage beachgoers and maintain safety by enforcing the CDC’s guidelines. Beach-goers must continue to observe the enhanced guidelines put in place by Governor DeSantis. Rules include limiting groups to ten people or less and maintaining a 6-foot distance from all other groups.

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