Times are very uncertain right now with increasing awareness about COVID-19 and the impact it is having on our daily lives. Everything is being shut down, schools are being canceled, sporting events are being canceled left and right. It’s an extremely unsettling time right now – especially not knowing what will come next. What we do know, though, is that the impact felt by caregivers all over St. Augustine and the rest of the country will be far and wide. We are left with some many feelings and questions, while at the same time trying to figure out schedules, work, and preparing for our older kids to be out of school for an unknown amount of time.
Although St. Augustine Moms cannot provide you with many of the answers we can do our best to provide you with the resources, latest up-to-date information and tips + tricks to keep you and the kiddos busy during this time. We’ve compiled some of our favorite resources from our own archives, as well as City Mom Collective sister sites around the country, to create a COVID-19 survival guide that will *hopefully* help reduce some of the stress the coming weeks may bring.
*Please note that this will be a fluid resource as more and more information rolls in. While we will make every effort to check links and details, please let us know if we miss something or details are missing/incorrect. Please check back for the most up-to-date information by adding it to your homescreen on your phone (Android). One click and you’ll have the same information we do!
LOCAL & FEDERAL RESOURCES
ST JOHNS COUNTY CLOSURES & CANCELLATIONS
As of now, students in the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) will continue virtual schooling through at least Friday May 1st. All extracurricular activities, including high school athletics, are suspended until further notice. Graduation for the class of 2020 has also been cancelled and will be held virtually.
Ancient City Christian Academy is closed.
Cathedral Parish School is continuing with virtual education.
St. John’s Academy is continuing remote lessons.
Turning Point at Calvary Academy is closed until further notice.
Victory Preparatory School is closed until further notice.
Please consult updates via the official school website or social media prior to making plans as things are changing rapidly. If you want to add a school to the list, please email [email protected]
To ease the burden of past due balances for utilities, the City of St Augustine will not shut off water service.
For resources on bank assistance, student loans, unemployment and stimulus checks, please check out this resource.
In accordance with the state issued “Stay at Home” order until Friday, May 1, 2020, St. Johns County will work in collaboration with the City of St. Augustine, the City of St. Augustine Beach, and local law enforcement officials. A list of essential services, as defined by the Governor, is available at www.sjcfl.us/coronavirus. For more information regarding the Governor’s Safer at Home order, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center hotline at 904.824.5550. Essential Critical Infrastructure (pdf) & Essential Activities (pdf)
Sunshine Bus Suspends Normal Services – Offers Trips for Essential Destinations
All St. Johns County libraries and the library bookmobile are closed.
All recreational facilities are closed and recreational programming, recreational events, and all permitted events, including organized youth and adult sports, on St. Johns County property are canceled.
The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier Gift Shop are closed and all permitted events on associated County property, including the parking lot, volleyball courts, and the pier pavilion are canceled.
All events scheduled to occur at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, St. Johns County Agriculture Center, St. Johns Golf Club, and Pet Center are canceled.
All St. Johns County recycling and community collection events are canceled.
All St. Johns County Fire Rescue community programming is canceled.
St. Johns County Tax Collector Offices Closed Until Further Notice.
St. Johns County Beaches are Closed to Public Access.
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will remain closed until further notice
Castillo de San Marcos will remain closed until further notice
For more updates from St Johns County, please visit: http://www.sjcfl.us/coronavirus/
Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, Flagler Hospital will reduce entry into the hospital to the following locations: Main Lobby, Emergency Room and Outpatient Surgery. Please arrive 30 mins prior to any appointment times due to the hospital screening process.
The temporary visitor policy is as follows:
- Visitor Hours: 7 am-11 am and 4 pm-8 pm
- Patients are limited to one visitor.
- All visitors must be over the age of 18.
Flagler Health+ is offering a discounted rate of $25 for an online doctor visit. You can download the Flagler Health+ Anywhere app in the app store or Google Play, or visit FlaglerHealthAnywhere.com on your computer. Answer a few, quick registration questions and enter the code FlaglerHealth2020 to receive your discount. A typical wait to see an online doctor is usually 10 minutes, but due to high volumes, you may experience longer wait times.
Nemours offers CareConnect telemedicine visits which brings a board-certified pediatrician to you through your smart phone, tablet or computer. It’s easy to use, secure, fast, convenient and available 24/7. Learn more.