Charlotte County Schedules Emergency Meeting; Cancels Events
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (March 16, 2020) – The Charlotte County Commission scheduled an emergency meeting to address the COVID-19 outbreak. The Office of Emergency Management raised its status to Level 2 and activated its joint information center, which includes local government agencies.
Following new Centers for Disease Control guidance on mass gatherings, the county has stopped issuing permits for events with more than 10 people and will not host events larger than 10 people at county facilities. Temporary use permits for private events with more than 10 people will not be approved. A list of county and non-county events that have been canceled and facilities closed is available on the county website, CharlotteCountyFL.gov.
Primary elections Tuesday, March 17 at county facilities will not be impacted by the change.
The following libraries, recreation centers and pools will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 until April 12 pending future developments:
- South County Regional Park
- Centennial Park
- Ann and Chuck Dever Regional Park
- Harold Avenue Regional Park
- Tringali Park Recreation Center
- Mid-County Regional Library
- Englewood Charlotte Public Library
- Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
- Port Charlotte Beach Recreation Center
- Port Charlotte Public Library
Effective immediately all county advisory board meetings are canceled until April 12 pending further developments. Advisory board members will be notified.
The Charlotte County Finance Committee meeting scheduled for March 23 has been canceled. Finance committee members will be notified.
In an effort to reduce face-to-face interactions between the public and county staff, we encourage customers to use online services. A list of online services is available on the county's COVID-19 information page. Visit CharlotteCountyFL.gov and click the banner at the top of the page.