St. Johns County Cornavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Updates

Updates, Advisories, & Announcements

An Update from County Administrator Hunter S. Conrad

For the current status of cornavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Florida and St. Johns County, please visit the Florida Department of Health Online Dashboard.

April 8, 2020

St. Johns County COVID-19 Garbage Pickup and Landfill Guidelines

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, St. Johns County Solid Waste has established the following guidelines regarding garbage pickup and landfill drop-off: Please place any items that can be picked up curbside instead of bringing it into the landfill. If items cannot be picked up curbside, but it is not a priority to dispose of them, please wait until the "stay at home" requirements have been lifted. If any items must be brought into the transfer station, please be prepared to wait to dump as County staff will be practicing safe social distances. The landfill and the drop-off dumpsters will be limited to three customers at a time. For more information, contact St. Johns County Solid Waste at 904.827.6980 or

April 3, 2020

Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Auditorium located in the County Administration Building at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, for the purpose of receiving an Emergency Management update and considering whether to extend the local state of emergency. The Board may also consider and take action on any other business that may lawfully come before it during the special meeting. Board of County Commissioners of Special Meeting Tuesday, April 7, 2020

St. Johns County Boards and Committees Public Comment Call-in Participation

In accordance with Executive Order 20-69 and St. Johns County Emergency Proclamation 2020-03, St. Johns County Boards and Committees that meet during the COVID-19 health emergency may do so remotely under communication media technology and without a physical quorum of the members present. Members of the community who would like to participate in public comment during these meetings may do so by calling 904.209.1265. The meetings can be viewed on GTV, Comcast cable channel 3, or online at While all meetings remain open to the public to attend in person, St. Johns County facilities are under limited public access restrictions. Written or physical documentation for a meeting may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084, or by email at For more information, please call 904.209.0300.

St. Johns Golf Club COVID-19 Guidelines

St. Johns Golf Club will remain open until further notice in order to provide residents and guests an outlet for their recreational needs. The following changes to standard operations have been implemented to further support CDC guidelines regarding social distancing:

  • All carts will be single player use.
  • Golf carts washed and sanitized after each round.
  • Players are encouraged to walk the course, if able to do so.
  • Pins are encouraged to remain in the hole when putting to avoid touching.
  • Rakes will be removed from bunkers. Players are asked to smooth bunkers with their foot.
  • Sand buckets and scoops will be removed from par three tee-tops.
  • Sand shakers will be removed from the golf carts.
  • Water coolers will be removed from the course.
  • Golf ball washers will be taken out of service.
  • No signatures are required for credit card transactions. Players are encouraged to pay by credit card and may pay in advance over the phone.
  • All shotgun starts have been cancelled.
  • The pro-shop door to the breezeway and all interior doors will be propped open. The front door and back restaurant door will remain closed.
  • Shoe blower and scrapers have been removed.
  • Saturday Clinics have been postponed through April.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we adjust to these standards. For more information, please call 904.209.0350.

Sunshine Bus Suspends Normal Services – Offers Trips for Essential Destinations

Due to recent Executive Orders issued by Governor Ron DeSantis mandating that senior citizens and all individuals must remain inside their homes except for essential activities, the Sunshine Bus Company is suspending their normal services effective immediately through April 30th. 

For those Sunshine Bus riders who require transportation in order to obtain or provide essential services or to conduct essential activities including transportation to essential work, medical appointments, pharmacies and grocery stores, we will continue to provide trips to essential destinations through our door-to-door Paratransit services.  Note: Only trips deemed essential will be permissible at this time.

To register and arrange for transportation services, please:

  1. Call either 904-209-3716 or 904-209-3710 to reach Customer Service. We will continue normal Sunshine Bus service hours, Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5pm, and Saturday from 6:00am to 8:00pm.
  1. Inform us that you would like to register for essential services because you are unable to use the Sunshine Bus.
  1. If you are not already registered in our system, you will be required to provide the following information:
  • First and Last Name
  • Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Home address
  • Contact number
  • Mobility
  • Mobility aids
  1. If you have purchased a Pass from the Sunshine Bus already, please inform us so we can waive the on-board fare. Note: the driver will utilize the same process to verify passes as they do for normal Sunshine Bus rides. 
  1. We will inform you about the available drop-off and pick-up times for your zip code, and confirm the trip(s) with you. 

The health and safety of our riders and staff are extremely important to us. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time. If you have any questions, please call us at 904.209.3716, or email us at

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