Coronavirus Announcements, Friday, March 13
The health and well-being of the community is the Town’s top priority. Therefore, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in an effort to follow the conventions and practices of similar agencies and organizations around the state and the country, the Town of Jupiter is cancelling or postponing its community and special events through April 19.
Over the past several days, as organizations like the CDC, State of Florida and Florida Department of Health have strengthened their advisories and warnings, it has become clear that caution is the best way for the Town to assist in curbing the spread of the virus. Governor DeSantis’ latest communications have included strong recommendations to cancel large gatherings and events, and the Town is heeding that advice.
Major events that are cancelled and postponed include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Jupiter U
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Coastal Fest
- Committee & Board meetings
- Spring Break Camp
- Community Center programs and classes
- JTAA practices and games at Town fields and facilities
In addition, cancellations are in effect for all smaller events held at the Community Center and other Town facilities, including meetings and facility rentals. The April 7th Town Council meeting is still scheduled as planned; however, as the date nears it may be necessary to postpone or cancel that as well. Early voting will continue at the Community Center, as will registration for summer camp.
The Town is also encouraging residents and customers to do as much business as possible with the Town online. Critical functions like public safety and water plant operations will continue to serve the community at their usual high levels of quality while taking proper precautions to keep personnel and residents safe. Waste collection services will also continue on normal schedules, and residents are urged to take extra care to completely bag all waste left at the curb.
Events around Town that are not being offered or managed by the Town will make their own determination on whether to proceed or cancel. Please reach out to those organizations directly regarding their plans.
The Town will assess the situation regularly and publish updates on service availability via email, on its website and social media sites. For helpful tips and resources, please visit our Coronavirus information page.