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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 application

 

  • CDC
    • Practice “social distancing” by remaining at least 6 feet from others
    • Limit gatherings to 10 people or less
    • Tools like Zoom and Skype are great ways to stay connected virtually!
  • Lee Health
    • If you are experiencing acute COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough or runny nose, a doctor will see you via Lee Telehealth or your primary doctor via MyChart Video Visits. If the doctor suspects you have COVID-19, he or she will create a physician order and send it to our staff, who will then call to schedule an appointment for you to get tested at one of our mobile collection sites. These mobile collection sites are for patients with doctor’s orders and appointments only.  You can get started here:  https://www.leetelehealth.org/landing.htm
  • Lee County
    • All Lee County-owned parks and Conservation 20/20 preserves have now re-opened, except for Lakes Park.  A list of the parks reopened are included below.
      • Caloosahatchee Regional Park (north side only)
      • Hickey Creek Mitigation Park
      • JY Linear Park
      • Lehigh Acres Trailhead Park
      • Nalle Grade Park
      • Pineland Monument Park
      • Pinewood Trails Park
      • Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve (excluding the interpretive center)
      • Telegraph Creek Paddlecraft Launch
      • Tropical Point Park
      • Beaches are reopening and parks county-wide, with the exception of recreation centers (including the Estero Recreation Center)
  • Lee County School District
    • Online instruction continues, as in-person classes have been cancelled for the remainder of this school year.
    • The “grab and go” meal sites remain open while school is closed.  Here are the pick-up locations:
      • Mariner High School
      • Gulf Middle School
      • Hancock Creek Elementary  School
      • Harns Marsh Elementary School
      • Island Coast High School
      • J. Colin English Elementary School
      • Tanglewood Elementary School
  • South Florida Water Management District
    • Mandatory irrigation restrictions have been issued by the South Florida Water Management District, and are now in effect for all of Lee County
    • The restrictions limit residential irrigation to once per week and also include restrictions for nurseries, agricultural, golf course, and recreational water users.
    • This order does *not* apply to water needed for handwashing for COVID-19.
    • Get all the facts at: https://www.sfwmd.gov/content/lee-county-irrigation-restrictions
  • State of Florida
    • The “Safer at Home” executive order continues to be in effect.
    • Governor DeSantis has created an order that allows governments, such as ours, to reach meeting quorum via video or teleconferencing.  We will support virtual public attendance via our live stream and eComment card tools, which are already in place.

 

 

 

 

Lee County Update

  • In an effort to further expand COVID-19 testing in Lee County, Walmart and Quest Diagnostics have partnered to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Walmart Lehigh Acres. The site will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., weather permitting. To get tested you must make an appointment through https://fal.cn/37R96.
  • We’re committed to helping local businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic and thrive thereafter. Our many business resources are available to help guide you through operational changes and next steps as we move toward reopening. https://fal.cn/37QwB

Lee County Schools

  • Attention Class of 2020 students and Parents/Guardians at SDLC’s 13 traditional High Schools with Graduating Seniors: Please provide your feedback on what type of in-person ceremony you’d like to see happen for the Class of 2020 this summer. Follow the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3NFSBSZ
    #LoveLeeSchools
  • Every year, the Lee Arts Educators Association partners with the Alliance for the Arts to put student artwork on display. This year the Future of Art debuts Friday, May 1st and will be only available online. The Alliance for the Arts and Lee Arts Educators Association moved the exhibition to a digital submission process and virtual viewing room to ensure the health and wellness of the greater community.
  • The pandemic has unfortunately caused the cancellation of many School District events this year, like the much anticipated Lee County Student Film & Television Awards. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the hard work of one of our most enthusiastic participants, a very talented animated short filmmaker from Ida S. Baker High