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Volusia County Council adopts resolution urging the wearing of face masks.
The Volusia County Council has ramped up messaging urging the use of face coverings in the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not wearing a face covering. Tuesday’s council action comes after donation of more than 300,000 face masks to local residents. The resolution complements the recent launch of the Step Up Volusia public awareness campaign reminding residents of the importance of practicing proper hand hygiene and social distancing and wearing face coverings in order to help stop the spread of the virus.
Council members also said they hope the resolution will spur more businesses to require the wearing of face coverings. “It truly comes down to personal responsibility,” said one Councilwoman. “If you’re uncomfortable going into a business that doesn’t have the mask requirement, then you have every right as an American citizen not to go into that business.”
While not mandatory, the resolution provides exceptions to the wearing of face coverings – such as children under the age of 2, people with breathing problems or underlying medical conditions, people observing at least six feet of social distancing while exercising and people separated by barriers that effectively prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Adoption of the resolution is another aspect of the council’s ongoing efforts to support community recovery efforts that have included the distribution of more than 300,000 free facemasks to local residents and 3,500 personal protective kits to area businesses. The council also has allocated $13 million in COVID-19 relief funds to help struggling small businesses and home-based businesses and another $10 million to assist residents with rent and mortgage payments.
Also, NEW SMYRNA BEACH City Council enacted a mandatory facemask policy at their last meeting. While not enforceable at this time…it is “highly suggested” to protect the wearer and those around. Masks must be worn out in public.
Florida’s “Safe. Smart. Step-By-Step.” Plan: Executive Order 20-112, Phase 1 started May 4, 2020. We are now in Phase 2. There have been several additional orders issued since May 4, 2020 as well. The PLAN changes daily!
AS OF TODAY…We are still under Phase 2, however, as outlined in Executive Order 20-139, the following changes will be permitted in Florida, provided CDC guidelines are observed:
State of the ATLANTIC PLAZA
We are inspected and must adhere to the cleanliness standards required to maintain our State and Local licenses. We have always strived to maintain these standards to ensure our guests’ and staff’s health and safety. We take this potential health hazard very seriously. You will be checked into a clean and disinfected unit. The building, grounds, pool and guest equipment have been carefully disinfected. Our elevator, unit entrance doors, front office door handles and building hand rails are sprayed regularly.
Please be respectful to those who feel the need to wear masks and gloves.
State of our BEACH & PARKS:
Canaveral National Seashore will be moving forward with a phased re-opening of some areas of the beach access areas to include parking lots and boardwalks and restroom facilities beginning June 5, 2020, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
State Parks: OPEN
County Parks and Beaches: OPEN
All in-season vehicular beach access ramps will open to vehicles for beach parking. Vehicles must park at a blue post or conservation post, which are placed at 25 foot intervals. Beach goers must also continue to comply with social distancing measures, which include limiting groups to 50 or less and maintaining at least 10 feet of distance from all other groups.
Weekend vehicular access ramp openings and closures are also shared on social media. Beach goers are encouraged to follow Volusia County Beaches on Facebook and Twitter. Vehicle ramps will open no earlier than 8 a.m., and all vehicles must exit the beach before 7 p.m. Remember to check the tide times before driving to New Smyrna Beach. At high tide the County may NOT open the access gates.
Beach goers are asked to flatten sandcastles, fill in holes, and take chairs and equipment with them at the end of their visit, as these are obstacles for nesting sea turtles. Always stay clear of marked sea turtle nests and do not leave trash on the beach as it attracts predators.
State of our RESTAURANTS:
Restaurants are open with full outdoor seating and 50% of indoor seating. CDC social distancing guidelines must be followed. Many area restaurants also offer take-out, with curbside and/or delivery service, too. Check directly with your favorite restaurant for details.
State of our BARS and CLUBS:
Effective June 26, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation suspended on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.
State of our RETAIL SHOPS:
Retail businesses can operate at maximum capacity. CDC social distancing guidelines must be followed. Check directly with your favorite retail store for details. Call and check on their individual status. Grocery stores and produce markets are open. Most malls are open – Beall’s is open!!!!
Gyms may operate at maximum capacity.
Entertainment venues — including movie theaters, playhouses and auditoriums — may operate at 50% indoor capacity.
Other services deemed “personal,” including tattoo parlors, massage and tanning salons, may resume operation.
Visitation to long-term care facilities will remain prohibited. The order officially recommends individuals avoid gatherings larger than 50 people.
Please check back frequently as things continue to change. We continue to monitor developments in regard to COVID-19 and our communities are following government and health guidelines. Everyone plays a part in lowering the impact within our communities and workplaces on how to protect yourself and others.
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Our Staff prays that all our Atlantic Plaza Family will remain safe during this time of uncertainty.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE ATLANTIC PLAZA:
ooooo Love Atlantic Plaza!
“Love staying here! Ed and Donna are wonderful as is the rest of the staff—very friendly and helpful! Place is very well kept and lots of places conveniently located within walking distance. It’s great when it’s the two of us or when we bring our three grandkids along. Love it!”
Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
ooooo Excellent Place to visit on the Beach
“It was a wonderful experience. I will continue to return for many more years. The staff is willing to meet our every need and makes us feel welcomed each year. Safety and cleanliness are essentials.”
Date of stay: September 2019
Trip Type: Vacationing.
ooooo Wonderful place to stay!
“We have been staying here for almost 10 years now. This is a family friendly place, No loud music, private pool. The management and staff keep an eye on the pool, parking lot, hall, etc. with security cameras… Very safe! We have added more family and friends each year we are up to 10 units in our group! The staff and management are wonderful and go the extra mile!”
Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
RATING: 4.9 29 reviews
***** “This is a great place to come and enjoy the beach and beach community. Units fully furnished and decorated. They are exceptionally well maintained and clean. We have stayed here several times and enjoyed each visit. Can’t wait to go back.”
***** “This place is amazing. The office team the best. The rooms are very clean and the view is unreal. Close to the shops and best food around.”
***** “My family has been staying in Atlantic Plaza since it was built. And we keep coming back, Ed, Donna and Sue are like part of the family. The staff and owners have done great job keeping things fresh and updated!!! New Smyrna is our favorite vacation spot!!!”
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