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
- Health Data: https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86
- Global Confirmed Cases: 4,215,514 (287,809 deaths)
- U.S. Confirmed Cases: 1,351,248 (80,900 deaths)
- Florida Confirmed Cases: 40,804 (1,779 deaths, 7,418 hospitalizations, 580,316 tests, 7.2% positive rate) (see attached graph)
- Lee County Confirmed Cases: 1,317 (69 deaths, 324 hospitalizations, 15,037 tests, 8.8% positive rate)
- Estero Confirmed Cases: 52 (unknown death and hospitalization numbers)
- 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.
- Village of Estero
- Village Council held its first virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 22, where they discussed the location of a new school in Estero and the annual Capital Improvement Plan. You can re-watch this meeting here: http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?PGD=esterofl&eID=384
Lee County Update
- The 2019 Water Quality Report is now available online and we are pleased to announce that Lee County Utilities’ water met or exceeded all state and federal requirements throughout the year. This annual report can be found online at https://fal.cn/382Hj.
- Business owners, do you have a plan for reopening? The CDC offers guidance on how to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19 in your workplace. https://fal.cn/382tK #TipoftheWeek
Lee County Schools
- Attention Class of 2020!
Virtual graduation is coming in June and a traditional, in-person, ceremony in July as long as CDC guidelines permit.
The just approved details are available at https://www.leeschools.net/cms/One.aspx…
- Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Visit our page for resources, parent groups, community groups and more to help you and your child. https://www.leeschools.net/cms/One.aspx… #EachMindMatters #LoveLeeSchools