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Parks and trails, Flagler County Government Services Building to close

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The Government Services Building will be closed to the public staring March 23, with a few exceptions which will be by appointment only.
by: Jonathan Simmons News Editor

Both the city of Palm Coast and the Flagler County government are closing parks, trails, camping areas and associated facilities like restrooms, pavilions and parking lots beginning Monday, March 23.

Flagler County and Flagler Beach beaches, dune walkovers and the Flagler Beach pier will also close, starting at 6 a.m.

“The number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state – and elsewhere in the country – continue to rise,” Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord said in a Flagler County government news release. “We have to balance individuals’ desires to be out and about with safety of the entire community. We are trying to limit areas where social distancing and sanitation may be more difficult to regulate.”

The announcement came March 22, the same day the Florida Department of Health announced the first known instance of a Flagler County resident testing positive for COVID-19. The resident, a 72-year-old woman, has been hospitalized. (Another woman, 48, has been hospitalized at AdventHealth Palm Coast for COVID-19, but is not included in Flagler County's numbers on the Department of Health website because she is a resident of Volusia County, and the state categorizes cases by county of residence.)

Palm Coast's Parks & Recreation department is offering virtual recreation programs at www.palmcoastconnect.com/s/parks-and-recreation.

The Flagler County Government Services Building at 1769 E. Moody Blvd. in Bunnell will also be closed to the public, with a few exceptions, which will be by appointment only, according to the Flagler County government news release.

The Flagler County Tax Collector’s Office will allow commercial driver's licenses and dealer tags to be obtained by appointment (call 386-313-4160), and other limited services are available at the walk-up window.

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office records are also available at the Tax Collector’s walk-up window; the Sheriff's Human Resources Office is by appointment only, according to the news release.

To access all other Flagler County government services, call the office number listed below:

  • Board of County Commissioners   313-4100
  • County Administrator                      313-4001
  • Public Information Office                313-4039
  • Financial Services                             313-4008
  • Human Resources                            313-4007
  • Planning & Building:                         313-4003
  • Public Works & Engineering           313-4006
  • County Attorney                               313-4005
  • Social Services                                   586-2324
  • Library                                                446-6763
  • School District                                   437-7526
  • Property Appraiser Office               313-4150
  • Tax Collector's Office                       313-4160 (or walk up window)
  • Sheriff's Office Records Section     313-4116 (or Tax Collectors walk-up window)
  • Sheriff's Office Human Resources  313-4116
  • Supervisor of Elections Office        313-4170

Flagler County is asking locals and visitors to follow CDC guidelines, including: limiting gatherings to less than 10 people and staying 6 feet apart, staying home when possible, washing hands frequently, avoiding contact with sick people; and, for those who are sick: covering coughs and sneezes, wearing a face mask around others, disinfecting surfaces frequently and staying home unless seeking medical care.

People with questions about Flagler County government services can call the county at 386-313-4000. COVID-19 related questions can be asked at the 24/7 COVID-19 hotline, at 866-779-6121, according to the county news release.

The Flagler County social media team is also provide updates through these official accounts:

  • Facebook.com/FlaglerCountyGovernment 
  • Facebook.com/FlaglerEOC 
  • Twitter.com/FlaglerEOC
  • Instagram.com/FlaglerEOC.

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