2020 Coronavirus Information

The Community Center opened for classes on June 1st with a maximum capacity in the classes of 15 participants. The facility has a layout to provide 6 feet around all participants to meet this maximum capacity. Participants should bring their own equipment as no City equipment will be provided. We suggest that you follow all CDC guidelines and wear a mask. The facility will only be open for the scheduled classes that are instructed by Kathy Falzone at this time. You can contact the Community Center at 772-589-1009.

4th of July festival cancellation

The 4th of July parade, festival and fireworks at Riverview Park have all been cancelled for this year. We have tentatively set a date to have the parade, festival and fireworks for Saturday, September 5th around Labor Day.

Please see this page to see all the ways you can participate in our meetings at this time:
http://www.cityofsebastian.org/public-input-methods/

Zoom Information For The May 19, 2020 - Special Council Meeting

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Unfortunately the City of Sebastian's Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veteran's Memorial has been canceled.

The City of Sebastian Pickleball and Tennis Facilities shall reopen on Friday, May 1st at 8:00am provided that CDC Guidelines, including all social distancing guidelines, are adhered to.  

In addition, the following restrictions shall apply:

1)      Singles play only is permitted at this time.  

2)      No congregating on the court or sidelines is permitted.

Additionally the City recommends the following based on recommendations from the USTA and USAPA (See link for USTA Player Tips and Recommendations https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-safety-of-playing-tennis-during-the-covid-19-v.html):

1)      Players should stay on their side of the court and avoid changing ends. Remain apart from other players when taking a break.

2)      Arrange to play only with family members or others who live in your household or with individuals who are considered to be low risk.

3)      Use your racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up the balls.

4)      If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or your racquet.

5)      After play, leave the court and facility as soon as possible. Wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer.

6)      Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles. Do not share any equipment with another player.

7)      Consider wearing face masks and/or gloves.

Friendship Park will not charge fees to play during this time, however we will begin to accept court reservations beginning on Friday.

The City of Sebastian is asking that you follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations that people wear cloth or fabric face coverings, which can be made at home, when entering public spaces such as grocery stores and public areas. This virus is transmitted by droplets and close contact. Droplets play a very important role, this why you should wear a mask, because when you speak, there are always droplets coming out of your mouth.

The coverings are mainly to prevent those people who have the virus — and might not know it — from spreading the infection to others. The use of cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. U.S. health authorities have long maintained that face masks should be reserved only for medical professionals and patients suffering from COVID-19, the deadly disease caused by the coronavirus. The CDC had based this recommendation on the fact that such coverings offer little protection for wearers, and the need to conserve the country's sparse supplies of personal protective equipment.

The County, along with the cities of Vero Beach, Sebastian, and Fellsmere have decided it is in the best interest of our residents to close the playground areas of our parks effective 8:00 am on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Effective Friday, April 3rd 2020 the Schumann Drive Tennis Facility, Friendship Park Tennis Facility, and the Sebastian Pickleball Complex will be closed until further notice.

Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a mandatory safer-at-home order for the entire state of Florida for the next 30 days.

This order states that all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.
For further information please visit the state governor's website: https://www.flgov.com/

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT IS ACCEPTING PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND PLAN DOCUMENTS THROUGH A DROP BOX AT THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT. SMALLER PROJECTS CAN ALSO BE SUBMITTED BY E-MAIL AT PERMITS@CITYOFSEBASTIAN.ORG. PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE ON-LINE OR DEPOSIT CHECKS AT DROP BOX LOCATION.
INSPECTIONS ARE BEING CONDUCTED AS SCHEDULED WITH EXCEPTION TO OCCUPIED BUILDINGS. VIDEO INSPECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR CERTAIN PERMIT TYPES.

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON E-MAIL PERMITS AND VIDEO INSPECTIONS.

Email Permits Application Process   -    Building Department Video Inspections

PUBLIC NOTICE: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall and all other city facilities are closed to the public effective noon March 20, 2020 – until further notice. Indian River County had its first case reported last night, it is critical that each of us do our part to reduce community spread in order to help slow the transmission of the virus to allow our medical community the time it needs to prepare.

During this pandemic we all have the responsibility to social distance — which means limiting all in-person social interactions as much as possible. Experts agree that staying physically apart is critical if we want to reduce the strain on our health care system and slow the spread of this virus to save lives. Beginning March 20, 2020 City departments are asking members of the public to conduct business remotely. Please use email or phones for questions and correspondence.

Emailing is the most effective way to communicate during this time and our staff will respond to your questions as soon as possible.

Directions for how you may contact our City departments during this closure are listed below. Many of these temporary procedures are being put in place at the directive of our Federal and State government. We also take directives from the County Health Department to make these decisions.

 

Contact us page - https://www.cityofsebastian.org/comments-contact/contact-us

 City Home page then go to Dept. Divisions for specific departments - https://www.cityofsebastian.org/dept-a-divisions/dept-a-divisions

 Building Department- https://www.cityofsebastian.org/building-dept-home

 

NOTE: Garage sale permits are not being required during this time.

BOAT RAMPS AND THE GOLF COURSE WILL REMAIN OPEN AT THIS TIME!!!!

Find county information related to COVID-19 quickly at
https://www.ircgov.com/coronavirus.htm

Important Information

Please note that all Board and Committee meetings have been canceled until further notice.



Coronavirus Information

The world health community continues to monitor closely the emergence of the SARS-COV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named "coronavirus disease 2019" (COVID-19). At this time, no one knows the extent of this outbreak, how long it may reside or what areas may be affected. Given this uncertainty, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, we are taking proactive steps to address a number of City concerns. We encourage practices protecting the health of the public and for everyone to cooperate in taking steps to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases:

  • Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds. (The time it takes to sing the Birthday Song twice.)
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty;
  • Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash.
  • Cough into your elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth if at all possible.
  • Do not shake hands.

For further information, please visit the CDC website.

City Status

City Facilities

City Hall and all other city facilities are closed to the public effective noon March 20, 2020 – until further notice.

Public Parks

Effective May 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

The City of Sebastian Pickleball and Tennis Facilities shall reopen provided that CDC Guidelines, including all social distancing guidelines, are adhered to.

Effective April 28, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. 

Indian River County public beach access points at Golden Sands, Wabasso Beach, Tracking Station Beach, Round Island Beach, the east end of Beachcomber Lane, South Beach, Humiston Beach, Sexton Plaza Beach, Conn Beach and Jaycee Beach will open to the public with conditions. 

All other public beach access points remain closed.  

The County, along with the cities of Vero Beach, Sebastian, and Fellsmere have decided it is in the best interest of our residents to close the playground areas of our parks effective 8:00 am on Monday, April 6, 2020.
All other park areas are open, except ones listed below. All open parks are subject to closure without notice. Please follow the health dept and CDC guidelines regarding the use of public facilities

BOAT RAMPS and the GOLF COURSE Are OPEN!!!

Closed

  • Yacht Club
  • Community Center
  • Art Center
  • Splash Pad
  • Senior Center

This includes any classes, rentals, or special events that were scheduled at these facilities.


Board/Committee Meetings

all Board and Committee meetings have been canceled until further notice.

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