City Closures/Cancellations Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

City Closures/Cancellations Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The health and welfare of our citizens is of the utmost priority for the City of New Port Richey.  The City has been closely monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Disease and is taking steps to implement protocols suggested by state and federal agencies. The City’s leaders are working closely with Pasco County Emergency Management, the Florida Department of Health and the CDC to monitor the situation locally.

City Council Meetings/Work Sessions

The next regular meeting will be held on April 7, 2020. This meeting will be conducted via electronically. Anyone wishing to speak under Vox Pop or on a particular agenda item must submit their comments to the City Clerk at meyersj@cityofnewportrichey.org no later than Monday, April 6, 2020. All comments received will be read aloud by the City Clerk during the meeting. Everyone is encouraged to watch the meeting online or through their cable provider.

All work sessions are suspended until further notice.

City Hall Services

Public access is allowed only to the following departments until further notice:

Billing & Collections – to establish new water service

Development Department – dropping off development plans or picking up permits

Economic Development – grant paperwork may be dropped off through the drive-up window

***All water payments must be made at the drive-up window or through the payment drop box. ***

Library

New Port Richey Public Library – closed until April 30, 2020. Please access online materials at www.nprlibrary.org.

Recreation & Aquatic Center

All indoor areas and the pools – closed until April 30, 2020.

The outdoor areas of the Recreation & Aquatic Center including the outdoor tennis courts, skate park, and outdoor basketball courts are open to the public at this time.

Police and Fire Departments

Police Department building and Fire Stations are closed to the public until further notice.

All residential rental inspections are suspended until further notice.

City Parks and Facilities 

All city playgrounds, park bathrooms, picnic pavilions and the splash pad are closed until further notice. All other areas in the city parks are open to the public at this time.

All reservations for Peace Hall and picnic shelters are suspended until April 30, 2020. Please call (727) 841-4560 for further information.

Public Works Facilities

The Public Works Operation Center, fleet garage, water plant and wastewater treatment plant are closed to the public until further notice. Please call (727) 841-4536 for further information.

Brush/debris pickup will continue at its regular scheduled at this time. For the map of pickup zones, please click here.

As a result of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) there has been a big increase in the number of people using wipes. Even wipes labeled as flushable can clog up the sewer system pumps and cause a backup into your home. Should the clog occur between your home and the City’s pipe, it is the responsibility of the homeowner for the repair. For EPA guidelines on what can safely be flushed down your toilet, click here.

City Boards and Committee Meetings

All City board and committee meetings are postponed until further notice.

All closings/cancellations will be updated accordingly.

 

For Pasco County information including county services, bus transportation, etc. click here.

Per direct order of Governor DeSantis, all bars and clubs will be closed until April 16, 2020..

Click here for President Trump’s updated Coronavirus guidelines.

We encourage all members of the public to:

  • Practice good hygiene including washing hands frequently and routine environmental cleaning
  • Limit social groups to a total of 10 or less people
  • Adhere to social distancing guidelines by remaining at least six feet from others
  • Stay home if you are ill

Click here for 10 tips from the CDC to manage respiratory symptoms at home.

Click here for a list of questions and answers from Tampa Bay Water regarding COVID-19 and our water supply.

Our community’s health is very important to us.   Please check the links below frequently, for the most up-to-date information.