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County closures include Venice Community Center; LDR workshop on 3/18 canceled

Post Date:03/14/2020 6:11 PM

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our most vulnerable populations, as of this afternoon (3/15), Sarasota County has decided to cancel ALL programming, reservations, events, leagues, tournaments, drop-ins and use of indoor fitness centers and amenities, regardless of size, for the next 30 days through Sunday, April 12, effective immediately.

This includes the Venice Community Center (VCC), which is on City property but operated by the County. The Land Development Regulations (LDR) Workshop scheduled there for the morning of Wednesday, March 18, has been canceled.

Voting in the Presidential Preference Primary is still scheduled to take place at the Community Center on Tuesday, March 17.

All reservations will be canceled automatically and applicable refunds processed or credit to account for future reservations.

Additionally, the City of Venice intends to declare a state of emergency tomorrow (Monday, 3/16). Venice will activate the EOC in preparation for any increase in service demand. This declaration will also qualify the City for federal reimbursement for any expenses related to the pandemic.
A reminder that the City has canceled all special events permitted on public property until May 1. The cancellation date is subject to change depending on health and safety conditions.