The City of Altamonte Springs is closely monitoring the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are working diligently and carefully to make decisions to minimize the impact on our residents.
To ensure we are agile and able to respond as this health circumstance evolves, we have declared a Local State of Emergency for the City. This Local State of Emergency will remain in effect for the next seven days and may be extended by Executive Order as necessary in seven-day increments. Being prepared and proactive rather than reactive is essential.
The City currently offers a variety of recreation programs and activities for youth and adult participants. Visit the Recreation webpages for full program details.
City Park Amenities
City parks are open with all park amenities for public use. Park visitors are encouraged to follow appropriate social distancing and safety protocols.
- Basketball and racquetball courts are available for play with capacity limits.
- All playgrounds and pavilions are open. Reservations are not accepted at this time.
- The Library is open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In order to maintain social distancing and cleanliness protocols, computer usage is limited to one-hour intervals. To reserve a computer, call (407) 571-8840 or see the circulation desk staff. ESOL classes and children's story times have resumed.
- The City Hall Complex, City Clerk buildings are open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Westmonte Recreation Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Face coverings are required inside all City facilities and buildings.
- COPS Center fingerprinting services are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday by appointment only. Walk-ins are not accepted. Visit the COPS webpage for more information.
Disconnections for nonpayment remain suspended at this time for Altamonte Springs utility customers. Payments can be made in person, by phone or online. For more information, visit the Utility Billing webpage.
The City is experiencing a significant increase in residential waste as more families and telecommuters are home. Some residents may experience a slight delay in trash collection. Please do your part by having your cans curbside by 7 a.m. on your normal refuse collection day. The City will collect your trash as soon as possible.
To aid businesses and residential properties with construction, the City is offering licensed contractors expanded use of the Virtual Inspections program. This program utilizes online video conferencing to allow inspectors to remotely view the site using a webcam controlled by the owner or contractor. For more information, visit the Virtual Inspections webpage.
All residents are encouraged to follow established CDC hygiene guidelines:
- Wear a cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are sick, stay home and practice “social distancing.”
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then discarding the tissue.
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
It will take all of us working together to slow the spread of this virus and lessen its impact on our community. For the latest updates and information, visit:
- Seminole County Emergency Management | www.PrepareSeminole.org
- Florida Department of Health | Florida COVID-19 Data & Surveillance Dashboard
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention | www.CDC.gov/coronavirus/
- World Health Organization | www.WHO.int
Last updated 3/5/2021