2020-05 Emergency Administrative Order
2020-04 Emergency Administrative Order
2020-03 Emergency Administrative Order
2020-02 Emergency Administrative Order
March 30, 2020 - 8:40 a.m.
CITY OF BARTOW
EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER EXTENDING STATE OF CIVIL EMERGENCY
I, George A. Long, as City Manager of the City of Bartow, issue the following emergency administrative order pursuant to § 252.38(3)(a), Florida Statutes (2019), §§ 26-26, et seq., Code of Ordinances of the City of Bartow, Florida, and Resolution 20-4041-R of the City Commission of the City of Bartow, Florida dated March 16, 2020:
Whereas, by Executive Order of the Governor of Florida, the State of Florida is presently in a State of Emergency as of the date and time of this Administrative Order; and
Whereas, by Order of the County Manager and Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners, Polk County is presently in a State of Emergency as of the date and time of this Administrative Order; and
Whereas, Resolution 20-4041-R of the City of Commission of the City of Bartow is currently in effect, as of the date and time of this Administrative Order;
Now, therefore, pursuant to the delegation of authority from the City Commission of the City of Bartow by § 3(c) of Resolution 20-4041-R, and the provisions of the State Emergency Management Act, § 252.38(3)(a)5., Florida Statutes (2019), I hereby extend the duration of and/or renew the effective period of the City of Bartow’s State of Civil Emergency relating to COVID-19 for seven (7) additional days. The period covered by this order begins at 5:00 P.M. on Monday, March 30, 2020 and ends at 4:59 PM on Monday, April 6, 2020. Emergency orders to and through E.A.O. Number 2020-02, including amendments or additions thereto, shall be effective during this extended/renewed State of Civil Emergency.
DONE and ORDERED at BARTOW, FLORIDA this 30th day of March, 2020.
/s/ George A. Long, City Manager
Time Entered: 8:40 A.M.
E.A.O. Number: 2020-03
/s/ Jacqueline Poole, City Clerk
March 25th, 2020 - 11:15am
Consistent with Florida Governor Ron Desantis’ Executive Order 20-83 directing issuance of a public health advisory by the State Surgeon General and State Health Officer to the following effect, the City of Bartow is hereby urging all persons over 65 years of age and all persons who have a serious underlying medical condition, regardless of age, to stay at home, avoid gatherings of 10 or more people and take such other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Serious underlying medical conditions include, but are not limited to, chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, serious heart condition(s), compromised immune system, in-process cancer treatment and severe obesity.
Governor Desantis’ Executive Order 20-82 requires all persons entering the State of Florida from an area with substantial community spread (to include Connecticut, New Jersey and New York) to isolate or quarantine for 14 days or the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter. The required period of isolation or quarantine is to commence upon entry into the State. Failure to comply with the above travel-related isolation and quarantine Order constitutes a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 60 days, a fine not to exceed $500, or both.
Further, all such travelers are required to inform any individual in Florida with whom they’ve had direct physical contact that they have traveled from an area with substantial community spread.
The City of Bartow is continuing to operate under its Declaration of Public Health State of Emergency based upon a COVID-19 containment strategy. Toward that end, all public meetings & congregate indoor activities have been canceled, library & recreation buildings have been closed and access to other city buildings has been limited. Outdoor recreation facilities (parks, courts, sports fields & golf course) remain open subject to adherence to social distancing and group size limiting protocols advocated by both the CDC and Florida Department of Health. City employee out-of-county business travel has been prohibited and city employee personal out-of-county travel has been discouraged.
These measures have been implemented to limit the potential for persons living and/or working in the Bartow community to become infected with the COVID-19 virus. Thus far, our efforts in that regard have been successful.
However, everyone in our community can substantially contribute to the effectiveness of these efforts by avoiding non-essential contact with persons in or from areas which have been notably affected by this disease, especially, at-risk persons noted above. Please, postpone discretionary out-of-the-area travel and unnecessary interaction with out-of-the-area visitors, at least until conditions stabilize.
Several local food and general supply stores are offering exclusive access to age 65+ seniors at times and on days noted on the attached listing. We applaud their willingness to accommodate the needs of those among us who are most vulnerable.
If you feel that you may have been infected by the COVID-19 virus, contact Florida Department of Health in Polk County at (863) 519-7911 for an over-the-phone evaluation and recommendation.
We can do this! This is Bartow!
George A. Long
Senior Citizens’ Hour (65+)
Merchants of Bartow
|| 255 E. Van Fleet Dr.
|| 395 E. Van Fleet Dr.
|| 1050 E. Van Fleet Dr.
|| 120 W. Van Fleet Dr.
|| 330 E. Van Fleet Dr.
| Dollar General
|| 1379 N. Broadway Ave.
| Family Dollar
|| 155 N. Van Fleet Dr.
| Beall’s Outlet
|| Closed until further notice
| Dollar Tree
|| 1370 N. Broadway
|| 9-10a Sundays
March 20th, 2020
Effect March 16th, 2020 the City of Bartow by Resolution No. 20-4041-R is under a State of Local Emergency to deal with the COVID-19 event.
The COVID-19 and Local State of Emergency is impacting normal City of Bartow operations. We anticipate a greater impact on services in the coming days. As such, please avoid visiting our offices when possible and conduct business via phone and email.
This administrative order shall only be effective during the State of Civil Emergency and shall expire after thirty (30) days. This administrative order may be withdrawn or superseded by subsequent administrative order.
Recreational Activities and Municipal Facilities:
Events and Sports tournaments:
All events and sports tournaments, both indoor and outdoor, scheduled within the next thirty (30) days at City of Bartow facilities are suspended and cancelled. No further bookings will be accepted during the effective period of this order.
Bartow Civic Center, Carver Recreation Center and Polk Street Community Center (“Civic Centers”), closed at 5:00 P.M. on March 17, 2020. Civic Centers shall remain closed for the next thirty (30) days. All meetings, rentals and activities scheduled to occur in Civic Centers during the next thirty (30) days, with the exception of election activity on April 7, 2020, shall be cancelled. No further bookings for meetings, rentals and activities will be accepted during the effective period of this order.
All City of Bartow athletics and recreation programming, including spring break tennis clinic, rugby clinic, senior classes and other classes and organized group activities scheduled for the next thirty (30) days shall be cancelled.
Bartow Golf Course and Mulligan’s Restaurant:
Bartow Golf Course shall remain open for regular play. All tournament play scheduled for the Bartow Golf Course within the next thirty (30) days is cancelled. No further bookings for tournament play will be accepted during the effective period of this order. The dining room and bar at Mulligan’s Restaurant at the Bartow Golf Course shall close at 5:00 P.M. on March 17, 2020 and shall remain closed for the next thirty (30) days. All bookings for use of common facilities at the Golf Course, to include the smokehouse, patio and dining room, during the next thirty (30) days are cancelled. No further bookings will be accepted during the effective period of this order. The kitchen at Mulligan’s Restaurant shall remain open and patrons of Mulligan’s may place orders for food to-go during normal hours of operation. The city reserves the right to deny admission to the course to persons exhibiting signs of COVID-19 infection.
Bartow Public Library:
Bartow Public Library shall close at 5:00 P.M. on March 17, 2020 and shall remain closed for the next thirty (30) days. Room rentals and library programming scheduled during the next thirty (30) days is cancelled. No further bookings will be accepted during the effective period of this order.
City of Bartow Parks shall remain open during normal operating hours, however public bathrooms shall be closed. Park users are advised to use city park facilities at their own risk. Pavilion rentals scheduled to occur during the next thirty (30) days are cancelled. No further bookings will be accepted during the effective period of this order.
Outdoor Fields and Courts:
All outdoor fields and courts in city parks, to include the Pittas Complex, all baseball, football, soccer and softball fields, and the Triple Nickle Raceway, shall remain open on a limited basis for the next thirty (30) days. Persons and organized sports leagues may use outdoor fields and courts for single-player or single-team practice sessions, but not games or league events during the next thirty (30) days. Fields and courts users are advised to use city facilities at their own risk. Bathrooms and concession facilities at fields and courts shall be closed for the next thirty (30) days. Fields and courts users must observe CDC and FDOH guidance for group size, and are advised to monitor news outlets for information about COVID-19 transmission, to review available information and understand the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, to encourage coaches and team members to practice personal protective measures such as frequent hand sanitizing or hand washing with soap for 20 or more seconds and to monitor City and County emergency operations plans.
Utility disconnects for non-payment are suspended for a period of thirty (30) days.