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News from the City of St. Augustine

Face masks strongly encouraged      

     On Monday, May 18, nearly two months to the day it closed and in anticipation of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, the St. Augustine and St. Johns County Visitor Information Center (VIC) will re-open to the public with modifications that follow CDC recommended guidelines.  

      Individually wrapped face masks have been ordered and will be available for purchase when they are in stock, but in the meantime, you can purchase a whole box of 50, limit of two boxes per customer.

     Want to learn more about what the city is doing to implement the CDC guidelines when they re-open? Visit for the full story. 

Local businesses need your support      

     Parking fees at all city metered areas including the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, on-street spaces and parking lots have been suspended through Sunday, May 31. 

     Note that the suspension of fees applies only to areas where vehicles may park legally, and does not include loading and delivery zones, taxi cab stands, residential parking, or privately managed lots.

     The city hopes this suspension of parking fees will encourage visitors and residents to support the many businesses throughout the city during this recovery period.

Phased plan will comply with CDC and Federal social distancing guidelines      The Sunshine Bus Company has announced a phased plan to resume standard operating services while following CDC guidelines. Now operating under Phase 1, the Sunshine Bus Company will continue to offer transit services to patrons requiring rides to work, medical appointments, pharmacies, and grocery stores. The policy restricts the number of occupants to 10 per vehicle, including the driver, and requires patrons to maintain a six-foot distance from other passengers.       Door-to-door paratransit services are also available for patrons requiring transportation to obtain or provide essential services, or conduct essential activities. To request paratransit services or for more information, call 904.209.3716 or 904.209.3710.

Connect with the city as part of your hurricane prep list

     As you review your insurance policies and purchase generators and other hurricane preparedness gear, don’t forget to check your local information connections, so that in times of an emergency you are able to get your information from local sources. 

     Start now by checking your connections with the City of St. Augustine.

 City website:


     City: @CityStAug

     Police: @StAugPD

     Fire: @CityStAugFire

     Marina: @CityStAugMarina


     City: @CityStAug

     Police: @StAugPD


     City: @CityStAug


     Fire: @CityStAugFire

     Marina: @CityStAugMarina

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