While there remains zero confirmed cases in Indian River County, the County continues to work in conjunction with the Department of Health to closely monitor the evolving situation related to COVID-19. The County is also using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations when conveying updates to both County employees, residents, and visitors of Indian River County.
Currently, the County Administration building remains open during normal business hours. The County has implemented enhanced cleaning of County facilities in an effort to reduce the potential risk of transmission of COVID-19. While there are currently no enhanced restrictions on visitor access, we do ask the public to be mindful of any potential symptoms before they visit County offices. We are also encouraging the public to conduct business with the County through online services, telephone, and drive thru. We will make any necessary adjustments to the availability of County offices going forward and will continue to relay all relevant information on our county website, ircgov.com.
The Board of County Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow, March 17th, at 9:00am. As always, the meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 27. In light of the growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, the meeting will also be streamed on YouTube. This streaming platform will allow those members of the public who do not wish to attend in person the opportunity to submit public comment, which will then be relayed to the Commissioners via a moderator.
The Indian River County public libraries have suspended programming and large meeting room gatherings until further notice. Additionally, the library at Gifford Youth Achievement Center is closed. At this time, all other county library facilities remain open during normal business hours.
With respect to all local information regarding COVID-19, we will continue to update the county website, ircgov.com, and the Indian River County Facebook with all pertinent and updated information as it is gathered. This includes meeting postponements or cancellations, facility & event closures, and all other information that is necessary to keep Indian River County residents & visitors completely informed of any new local developments.
For specific information related to public health issues and other measures that should be taken in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please call the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 hotline, which can be reached by calling 866-779-6121. Members of the public may also contact the Florida Department of Health by emailing COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.