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The Village of Estero has compiled the most recent daily updates from the State of Florida, Lee County and the Village of Estero.  This compilation provides updates from the governmental perspective.  The information provided below was developed by our partner agencies for public consumption.

Village of Estero Update

Village Hall has closed the public lobbies as of 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 23.

  • We will still be accepting online applications, records requests, requests for action related to roads and landscaping, and general inquiries.
  • Our phone lines will remain open and we will have available a dropbox for paper building applications.
  • All of our staff continues to work, but we are doing this to limit in-person contact, in order to help “flatten the curve”.

Village Council has asked the Village Manager to postpone the scheduling of future Council meetings, given our interest in adhering to CDC gatherings guidelines.

 

 

 

 

Lee County Update

  • Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno’s top priority is the health and safety of Lee County citizens. As the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our community, we are taking proactive measures. Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an Executive Order that all boats must be 50-feet apart while on the waterways. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit will be out in full force this weekend to enforce this new order. Anyone violating or disobeying this Executive Order issued by the governor under a state of emergency could be issued a fine or subject to arrest. Please see the attached flyer and copy of the executive order for more information regarding social distancing on the waterways.
  • Anxious about your financial situation during these uncertain times? There are resources available for individuals and small businesses, the Lee County Economic Development Officehas gathered them in one convenient place. See if you qualify, and apply today: https://fal.cn/37k7c.
  • Did you know that as a Lee County resident, you have access to resources and guides about agriculture, gardening, landscaping, and more? Utilize the UF/IFAS extension services today to discover a new hobby! https://fal.cn/37k5b
  • Do you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19? Pause before you panic. Self-quarantine, self-monitor, and call your doctor before visiting any medical facility. #COVID19#slowthespread
  • We all have questions during this difficult time, and the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Countiesis here to help. Dial 2-1-1 to get connected with answers and resources to help you get through the COVID-19 pandemic. #COVID19 https://fal.cn/37jMo
  • Many parks and Conservation 20/20 lands remain open for your enjoyment.

Lee County School District

  • Online instruction to begin on Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

State of Florida Update

State of Florida Update 3/29/2020 7:30 pm

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue this update every day, seven days per week.

 

Governor Ron DeSantis is in constant communication with Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz and State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees as the State of Florida continues to monitor and respond to the threat of COVID-19.

Actions the state has taken to respond to COVID-19:

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

  • At the direction of Governor DeSantis, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared a Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 in Florida.
  • Governor DeSantis announced that the State ordered an additional 2,500 test kits to supplement the adequate resources already available to test for COVID-19. These additional test kits will enable the Department of Health, working with Florida health care providers, to test up to an additional 625,000 individuals. The Governor also suspended non-essential in state and all out-of-state travel for state employees for 30 days.
  • Established an Incident Management Team to coordinate response operations.
  • Defined a high-level phased response strategy for COVID-19.
  • Activated a dedicated incident command post for on-site response activities.
  • Conducted three public health and health care stakeholder conference calls to provide statewide updates on the current outbreak situation, response actions and guidance for pandemic planning. Over five hundred participants joined the calls.
  • Established a public call center for questions regarding COVID-19. The call center launched Monday, March 2 and is open 24/7.
  • Developed and distributed COVID-19 presentation materials to County Health Departments (CHD) for use at community meetings.
  • Activated the Joint Information Center in coordination with the Division of Emergency Management.
  • Developed and implemented protocols for investigation, surveillance and monitoring for COVID-19 to rapidly detect and c