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- St. Johns County is launching a new emergency notification system to provide residents with critical information during emergency situations. The new Alert St. Johns system will enable residents to get critical information in a variety of situations including severe weather, unexpected road closures, water advisories, missing persons, evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods, and incidents that may threaten public safety. To receive alerts, sign up at https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725582#/login.
- The Fire Watch Program and App. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately twenty veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. To respond to this national epidemic, St. Johns County has joined surrounding communities and local organizations in Fire Watch, a program that provides a support system for veterans in crisis. The Fire Watch launched a mobile app that enables veterans and volunteers to foster positive relationships and ensure veterans get the help they need. Available on both the Apple App Store and Android Google Play, the app will allow veterans in crisis to quickly receive emergency assistance and connect them with a variety of local resources and allies that will help them build relations and provide one-on-one counseling and support. www.thefirewatch.org.Â
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St. Johns County Vaccination Program Recognized Statewide – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recognized St. Johns County this week for having the highest senior population vaccination rate in the State. As of March 4, St. Johns County has administered more than 40,000 COVID-19 vaccines at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center COVID-19 vaccination site. Approximately 79% of the more than 55,000 St. Johns County residents who are 65 years of age or older have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, more than 59,000 St. Johns County residents, or approximately 22% of the total population, have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. We thank you for your support and patience as St. Johns County continues to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the community as quickly and safely as possible. St. Johns County Vaccination Program Recognized Statewide Video
Flagler Health +/St. John County COVID-19 Testing Site Closing March 31 – The Flagler Health +/St. Johns County COVID-19 testing site at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3111 Agricultural Center Dr., will remain operational through March 31. Beginning March 5, the site will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The site provides PCR COVID-19 tests, rapid COVID-19 tests, and COVID-19 antibody tests. For more pricing and testing information, please visit www.flaglerhealth.org/covidtesting or call 904.819.3035.
St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available – Appointments to receive COVID-19 vaccinations through St. Johns County are available by preregistering at https://sjcvaccineappointment.sjcfl.us/. To receive the COVID-19 vaccination, you must be at least 65 years of age or older, a K-12 school employee who is 50 years of age or older, a sworn law enforcement officer who is 50 years of age or older, a firefighter who is 50 years of age or older, or be a healthcare professional with direct patient contact. For more information, please call the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 904.295.3711 (dial all ten digits).
St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Now Open to Additional Populations – Issued on March 1, 2021, State of Florida Executive Order 21-47 made the COVID-19 vaccine available to K-12 school employees who are 50 years of age and older, sworn law enforcement officers who are 50 years of age and older, and firefighters who are 50 years of age and older. Individuals within those professions who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may preregister for an appointment by visiting https://sjcvaccineappointment.sjcfl.us. Those who preregister will receive an automated phone call from 904.295.3711 with an assigned appointment date and time. Individuals who choose to decline the appointment will remain preregistered, and will receive a subsequent phone call with an alternative appointment. Upon arrival at the vaccination site, appointment holders will be required to provide date of birth, proof of Florida residency, and if under 65 year of age, proof of employment as a K-12 school employee, sworn law enforcement officer, firefighter, or healthcare provider with direct patient contact. The appointment preregistration system is only for individuals who are receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please call 904.295.3711 for additional information, or to request assistance with preregistration.
St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Preregistration – Individuals who are 65 years of age or are healthcare providers with direct patient contact and are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may preregister for an appointment by visiting https://sjcvaccineappointment.sjcfl.us. Those who preregister will receive an automated phone call from 904.295.3711 with an assigned appointment date and time. Individuals who choose to decline the appointment will remain preregistered, and will receive a subsequent phone call with an alternative appointment. Upon arrival at the vaccination site, appointment holders will be required to provide proof of age or healthcare employment, and proof of Florida residency. The appointment preregistration system is only for individuals who are receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please call 904.295.3711 for additional information, or to request assistance with preregistration.
St. Johns County Launches New COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Preregistration System – St. Johns County launched a new COVID-19 vaccination appointment preregistration system on February 22, 2021. Individuals who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may now preregister for an appointment by visiting https://sjcvaccineappointment.sjcfl.us. Individuals who preregister with St. Johns County's Vaccination Appointment System will receive an automated phone call from 904.295.3711 when COVID-19 vaccination appointments become available, and will be provided the opportunity to do one of the following:
- Accept the assigned appointment.
- Decline the assigned appointment.
- Request removal from the registry.
- Ask for a phone call from a vaccine call center operator.
Individuals who choose to decline the assigned appointment will remain preregistered, and will receive a subsequent phone call with an alternative appointment date and time. The appointment preregistration system will remain open until 6,000 preregistrations are received, and will be made available again once new vaccines are received. You must be 65 years of age or older or be a healthcare provider with direct patient contact to be eligible to preregister for an appointment at this time. Upon arrival at the vaccination site, appointment holders will be required to provide proof of age or proof of healthcare employment, and proof of Florida residency. The new appointment preregistration system replaces St. Johns County's previous Eventbrite vaccine registration program, and is only for individuals who are receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please call 904.295.3711 for additional information, or to request assistance with preregistration.
VA Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations to Veterans – The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System is now offering the COVID-19 vaccination to veterans who receive care at the VA and are in the following professions:
- Fire Fighters
- Police Officers
- Corrections Officers
- Food and Agricultural Workers
- United States Postal Service Workers
- Manufacturing Workers
- Grocery Store Workers
- Public Transit Workers
- Educational Sector (teachers, support staff, and daycare workers)
Veterans may call 352.548.6000, ext. 103755, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, or 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturdays to schedule an appointment. Appointments are limited, and veterans unable to schedule an appointment will be documented and contacted when additional scheduling options are available. Qualifying veterans may receive the COVID-19 vaccination at no cost. For more information, please visit www.northflorida.va.gov/NORTHFLORIDA/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp.
State Surgeon General Announces Florida Residency Requirement for COVID-19 Vaccinations – The Florida State Surgeon General issued a Public Health Advisory on January 21, 2021, that prioritizes Florida residents for COVID-19 vaccinations. As a result, to receive the COVID-19 vaccination from St. Johns County, recipients must be able to demonstrate Florida residency, as defined in Florida Statute 381.986(5)(b), or be an individual present in Florida for the purpose of providing healthcare with direct patient contact. In addition, you must have an appointment, and be 65 years of age or older or a healthcare worker with direct patient contact. Residents receiving the COVID-19 vaccination must bring a valid Florida driver license or state ID. Individuals with an out-of-state ID should provide proof of residency or semi-permanent residency with the following:
- A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, or residential rental or lease agreement
- A utility bill or a utility hookup/work order dated within 60 days before the date of the vaccination appointment
- Mail from a financial institution or federal, state, county, municipal government agency, not more than two months old
Non-residents currently residing in Florida with the purpose of providing healthcare with direct patient contact must provide proof of employment. Out-of-state individuals who received the vaccine through the St. Johns County Vaccination Program prior to January 28, 2021, will have their second dose appointment honored. For more information, please call the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 904.295.3711 (dial all ten digits) or visit www.sjcfl.us/coronavirusvaccinations.
St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Text Alert System – St. Johns County launched a text alert system for residents to receive timely information regarding St. Johns County's COVID-19 vaccination program. Text SJCVACCINE to 888777 to receive COVID-19 vaccination updates. For text alert assistance, please call the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 904.295.3711. Please dial all ten digits to reach the hotline.
St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline – The St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center has opened a hotline for residents to call with questions regarding the Florida Department of Health's COVID-19 vaccination program. Residents who contact the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County and are unable to reach a representative may call the EOC hotline at 904.295.3711—You must dial all ten digits to reach the COVID-19 vaccine hotline—from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with questions regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. More information on the Department of Health in St. Johns County's COVID-19 vaccination program can be found at http://stjohns.floridahealth.gov.
Local State of Emergency in St. Johns County
Local State of Emergency in St. Johns County Details
Meetings & Workshops
- Industrial Development Authority Meeting: Scheduled for March 8
- Commissioners Emergency Management Update: Scheduled for March 9
- Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing: Scheduled for March 25
- Board of County Commission Regular Meetings: Held monthly on the first and third Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in the County Auditorium. Agendas | Minutes | Calendar
Chicken Salad Chick Opens in St. Johns County Tax Collector's Office Building – Chicken Salad Chick opened their newest location in the St. Johns County Tax Collector's office building, 4030 Lewis Speedway. The restaurant will serve lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will offer a variety of chicken salads, broccoli and grape side salads, pimento cheese, and more. The Honorable John M. Alexander, recently retired Circuit Judge, highlighted a need for a restaurant within the judicial complex to serve County staff and the general public frequenting the area for business and the Honorable Brandon J. Patty, St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, adopted the initiative and named it Operation Food Desert. Chicken Salad Chick will also be utilized by the Clerk's office to provide meals for jurors.
St. Johns County Beach Toll Booths Open March 1 – Beginning March 1, toll booths will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all St. Johns County on-beach driving access ramps. Daily passes cost $10 for County residents and non-residents, and $5 for disabled and active military beach visitors. Annual on-beach driving passes are also available for purchase at $50 for County residents, $100 for non-residents, $40 for disabled visitors. Disabled veterans with identification may obtain annual passes at no cost. In addition, all 2020 annual on-beach driving passes have been extended through the 2021 beach season. If you purchased a 2020 on-beach driving pass, please retain your sticker as they cannot be replaced. Loss of a 2020 on-beach driving pass will require purchase a new sticker. Lifeguards will begin limited patrols in March, with full lifeguard coverage beginning Memorial Day Weekend. For the most up-to-date information on beach access and driving conditions, please follow @SJCBeaches on Facebook and Twitter or download St. Johns County's Reach the Beach app. For more information, please call 904.209.0331.
Utility Department Reinstating Late Fees and Disconnections – The St. Johns County Utility Department will begin reinstating disconnection of service and assessing late fees for accounts with past due balances on or after April 1, 2021. To review your current account status or to make a payment, you may call Customer Service at 904-209-2700, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or the 24/7 automated phone system at 844.752.8845, or by visiting www.sjcfl.us/Utilities.
St. Johns County Utility Customer Service Lobby and Drive-Thru Open – The St. Johns County Utility Customer Service lobby and drive-thru are now open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Customers may also call 904.209.2700 to make payments and request services. After-hours services are also available including online bill payment, payment drop boxes, and by calling the automated assistance line at 844.752.8845. For additional information, please call Utility Customer Service at 904.209.2700, or visit www.sjcfl.us/utilities.
St. Johns County Transit Survey – St. Johns County is hosting a survey through Sunday, February 14, to garner public feedback on the County's Transit Development Plan. The purpose of this survey is to identify public transportation needs and means of enhancing travel and access in St. Johns County. To complete a survey, please visit www.publicinput.com/sjtransitsurvey. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 904.209.0630.
Boards and Committees Volunteer Opportunities – Current Board / Committee Vacancies
Current FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps & Information – Flood Zone Viewer | NFIP Rating Insurance Discounts for Some SJC Property Owners
County Commissioner Invitations –The County Commissioners receive invitations to attend various events and, n occasion, more than one Commissioner may attend and participate. For notices and more information, visit the BOCC’s Invitations webpage
Projects, Advisories, Status Updates
JEA Ponte Vedra Boulevard Water Main Improvement Project – The JEA Ponte Vedra Boulevard Water Main Improvement Project, which includes the replacement of the existing water main and individual water meters from Corona Road to Pablo Road, began in February and is scheduled for completion in November 2021. Construction is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend work hours permitted as needed. This project will increase water pressure, provide improved system reliability, and deliver enhanced fire protection with the replacement of four fire hydrants. Construction vehicles and equipment may be present, and temporary lane closures, slow-moving traffic in the construction area, and temporary limited access to homes, businesses, driveways, or intersections may occur throughout the project. If you have any questions about this JEA project, please visit https://www.jea.com/pvbwip, or contact JEA Project Outreach at 904.665.7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spyglass Beach Walkover Temporary Closure – The Spyglass public access beach walkover, 8202 A1A S., will be closed beginning March 15 to rebuild the steps damaged during Hurricane Dorian. The project is scheduled to be complete in three weeks, and access to the walkover and parking area will be restricted during construction. For a complete list of St. Johns County beach access points, please visit www.sjcfl.us/Beaches/Access. For more information, please call Beach Services at 904.209.0331, or follow @SJCBeaches on Facebook and Twitter or download St. Johns County's Reach the Beach app.
Pope Road Parking Lot and Pedestrian Beach Access Temporarily Closed – The Pope Road parking lot and pedestrian beach access will be closed from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. on March 4 and 5, to be used as a staging area for a construction project at the Embassy Suites. Beach visitors may find alternative parking and beach access at the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. For more information, please call Manolo Escasena, Project Manager of Floridian Builders II, LLC, at 305.998.8346.
Wildwood Drive/US 1 Intersection Improvement Project – The project, which includes the construction of dual left turn lanes and the installation of a new traffic signal and new street lights, is scheduled for completion in October. Enhancements at the intersection will increase safety, help with the flow of traffic, and reduce congestion. Minor construction impacts include the presence of construction vehicles and equipment, temporary lane closures, and slow moving traffic in the construction area. For more information on this project, please call 904.209.0136, or visit www.sjcfl.us.
Bartram Trail Branch Library Temporary Closure – The Bartram Trail Branch Library will be temporarily closed beginning March 8 for a roof replacement project. The project is scheduled to be complete in approximately seven weeks and the facility is scheduled to reopen to the public in April. Beginning March 16, a curbside service library annex will be open for patrons to pick up requested items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, at 725 Flora Branch Blvd. The annex will remain open for the duration of the Bartram Trail closure. Returned items will not be accepted at the annex, however; no items previously checked out from the Bartram Trail Branch Library, or checked out from the annex will be due. In addition, patrons will not accrue late fees during the closure. Patrons may also take advantage of the multiple online resources, including e-books and newspaper access, found at www.sjcpls.org. For more information and additional announcements regarding the closure, please visit www.sjcpls.org/closure.
Frank Butler Park East Temporary Closure for Park Improvements – Frank Butler Park East, including the beach walkover, horseback riding beach access, and the parking lot, will be closed for park improvements beginning Monday, February 1. Phase one improvements will include additional parking spaces, parking lot surface improvements, beach walkover improvements, and new landscaping. The park and all beach access is scheduled to reopen in March. Phase two of the improvement project, scheduled for a date to be confirmed, will include renovating the bathrooms, adding ADA parking spaces, and sidewalks. For more information, please call Beach Services at 904.209.0331.
West Pope Road Sidewalk Construction – St. Johns County is constructing a sidewalk on West Pope Road beginning January 2021. Temporary single-lane closures may occur throughout the project. For more information, please call 904.209.0142.
Public Records Requests
Government records may be seen and copied from a records custodian at the County Administration building, via specific County Departments responsible for their own records, from records custodians at Elected Officials Offices and at other levels of government such as state agencies, local, county and state authorities. Public records requests to the County may be made by completing the Public Records Request Form or by contacting the County’s Public Records Custodian at:
Office of the County Attorney, Attn: Public Records Custodian
500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida 32084-8686
E: email@example.com | P: (904) 209-0805 | F: (904) 209-0806
Special Districts Information can be found at www.sjcfl.us/SpecialDistricts