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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City of Fort Myers cancellations and closures due to COVID-19 concerns

COVID-19 information center

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Mar. 17, 2020) – The City of Fort Myers is monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and will continue to share more information as it becomes available. The following is a list of cancellations, facility closures and service modifications affecting city programs and services, effective March 18, 2020.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

All City of Fort Myers public meetings (including all Advisory Board meetings) and non-essential meetings are suspended until further notice as the city takes steps to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. For a list of advisory boards, please visit https://cityftmyers.com/1647/List-of-City-Boards.

PARKS

City parks will remain open, although programs have been suspended. Please be mindful of social distancing guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html.

City of Fort Myers fishing piers are closed as of March 22, 2020.

UTILITY BILLING CENTER

The lobby of the utility billing center will be closed until further notice. The drive-through window will be open to conduct customer transactions. Drop box payments are being accepted at the Utility Billing Center.

RECREATION FACILITY CLOSURES

  • CITY POOLS
  • RACQUET CLUB
  • SKATIUM
  • VOLLEYBALL COMPLEX
  • RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER
  • EASTWOOD GOLF COURSE (closed as of Thursday, March 26)

SPECIAL EVENTS PERMITS

The city is not accepting special event permit applications until further notice. Many special event venues are temporarily closed due to compliance with CDC recommendations. Special events staff will contact you directly if your scheduled event is affected by a facility closure.

STARS PROGRAMS

The STARS Spring Break program is currently scheduled to continue through Friday, March 20. Field trips have been canceled. STARS cannot accommodate any additional participants at this time.

The following public events are canceled:

03/21/2020 STARS Soccer Family Fun Day at Billy Bowlegs Park

03/26/2020 Middle School Breakfast with Dads - STARS Complex

03/27/2020 Friday Night Live - STARS Complex

The following recreational activities are suspended. Please contact the league representative for specific program information.

Evening Program/Activity Cancellations     Representative  Contact Information

PAL Jr NBA Basketball                                             PAL                   239-896-7191

Stingray Football                                                      PAL                   239-896-7191

FlipMode STARS Tumbling - Jeremy Brown           STARS              239-321-7545

STARS Majorette Dance - Felton Williams              STARS              239-321-7545

STARS Youth Soccer - Malik Hines                         STARS              239-671-7912

Volleyball - Wed Night                                             STARS              239-321-7545

Community Forum meetings - Crystal Johnson                                239-245-1094

STARS Flag Football - Malik Hines                          STARS             239-671-7912

Basic Learning Skills Tutoring - Basic Learning                               239-332-4580

STARS Karate - Sensei Brian                                   STARS            239-895-9264

Teen Advisory Program - Christina Bellamy             STARS            239-321-7540

Fort Myers Jr Firecats                                                                       239-872-2806

Dunbar Little League Baseball                                 DLL                  239-204-1367

Spring Football- Lions                                              Lions                239-895-8266

Latin American Soccer - Adult League                     LAS                 239-849-1094

For continuing updates, please see the city’s COVID-19 website page at https://cityftmyers.com/1878/Coronavirus.

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