SWFL counties temporarily close public facilities due to COVID-19 concerns

Starting on Monday many of the Cape Coral buildings will temporarily close their customer service counters to limit the spread of COVID-19.

This means you will not be able to go inside any of the businesses.

The police department and public annex lobbies will close to the public as well, starting Monday.

City hall is set to follow those same steps of closing their doors on Tuesday.

On Monday afternoon city leaders also decided to close all parks, playgrounds, and golf courses.

The city also encourages you to make use of online services on their website, like paying for your bill.

To access the online services you can use during this time, view the updated online service page here.

In other Southwest Florida counties, Naples made a similar decision to close all city buildings including City Hall, Community Development, Community Services, Utilities, City Dock, Police, and Fire-Rescue are closed to foot traffic. Residents can contact departments by phone or through the city’s website here. All outdoor facilities and City Parks including Baker Park, Cambier Park, Charlie C. Anthony Park, Fleischmann Park, Naples Dog Park, Naples Preserve, and The Landings (including boat ramps) will be closed to the public until April 30, 2020.

In Charlotte County, all facilities will be closed to the public as of 5 p.m. March 24th. The closure includes all county government buildings, parks, playgrounds, boat ramps, preserves, and trails. Signs will be posted. County pools, libraries, recreation centers, and public beaches were closed last week. Contact the county through its website here.

Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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