City of PSL Advisory #16 on COVID-19
Post Date:04/24/2020 3:53 PM
PORT ST. LUCIE – The City continues to adapt to the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. As of 3 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2020, the City of Port St. Lucie had these updates:
City Manager’s Weekly Video Update: Port St. Lucie City Manager Russ Blackburn’s latest weekly video update is now available to watch here.
Live Q&A: Join us for a live Q&A session on the City of Port St. Lucie’s Facebook page with Brian Mast, U.S. Congressman for the 18th District of Florida, Port St. Lucie Mayor Gregory J. Oravec and Port St. Lucie City Manager Russ Blackburn. This will take place at: www.facebook.com/cityofpsl. They will be on hand at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, to answer your questions about the local and federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this live event, please post your questions in the comments. This will also be aired live at www.cityofpsl.com/tv and on channel 20 on Comcast and Blue Stream Fiber and channel 99 on U-Verse.
Census: Have you filled out your 2020 Census yet? It can be done online in only a few minutes. Census data is vital to our city in many ways. We rely upon federal funding and grants for many projects and initiatives in our community. This money is allocated based on Census data. Our City must be accurately represented, and we need everyone’s help in ensuring a complete count. As the City’s economy recovers from the pandemic, these federal dollars will be more important than ever. After you fill out your census, snap a photo of your confirmation and email it to us. You will be entered into a weekly drawing for a $25 gift card. We originally planned to end the contest on June 1, but we’ve extended it until October. But don’t wait. Your name will be resubmitted each week you do not win, so the sooner you fill out your census, the better. More details on the Census and the contest can be found at www.cityofpsl.com/census.
Parks & Recreation: The April-October issue of Parks & Recreations’ Guide, Leisure Time, will be distributed to residents on Sunday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 29, and although the programs, classes and events are canceled through the end of May, the City can’t wait to have you back when it is safe to do so. The Parks & Recreation Department continues to offer online/virtual recreation programming through the City’s Facebook page and includes weekly challenges, fitness videos, activity pages and so much more.
Waste Pro Reminder: All Waste Pro services are operational. Please have all waste out for pickup no later than 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. For your convenience, waste may be set out the night before your collection day. If customers experience a delay in collection, please contact our Waste Pro Liaison at (772) 873-6317. Customers may also text questions or concerns for trash pickup to (772) 202-5150. Waste Pro and the City are asking residents not to throw away cans or buckets of paint unless the paint is completely dry, and the lids are removed. You can put fresh kitty litter in the cans or buckets to help dry out the paint. Additionally, there are products available for purchase at home improvement stores that will cause the paint to harden quicker.
Residents are encouraged to download the 1PSL app to stay connected with Port St. Lucie’s City Hall – no matter the time or day. Citizens can use the 1PSL mobile app to request services, pay their utility bill, ask questions, and learn about City news and updates. The new 1PSL mobile app is free on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Those who prefer to use the telephone can call 772-871-1775 (1PSL) at any time of the day and reach a 1PSL navigator who can assist with questions or requests. For those who prefer to use their computer, the 1PSL web portal can be accessed at www.cityofpsl.com/1PSL.
Social Media and Website:
The City’s COVID-19 webpage https://www.cityofpsl.com/covid19 is accessible with all relevant information. The City’s Facebook page @CityofPSL and the City’s Twitter page, @CityPortStLucie and NextDoor App page also will have up-to-the-minute information.