City of Gainesville COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall, event cancellations, RTS buses going to modified reduced service

Press release from City of Gainesville

March 18: COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall

The City of Gainesville will host a live Telephone Town Hall event about COVID-19 at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, Alachua County Health Department Administrator Paul Myers, and members of the City of Gainesville Emergency Management Team will provide an update about the virus and field questions from callers. Neighbors with landlines are encouraged to register in advance. You will receive a call back to be connected automatically at the time of the event. Cell phone users can dial in directly by calling 1-888-410-3427.

 Event Cancellations

Several city-sponsored events for March and April have been canceled, including the GCRA 10-Year Reinvestment Plan Unveiling scheduled for March 17. Independent promoters and organizations have also canceled several other previously-scheduled events at city facilities.

Changes to City Services/Operations

  • RTS will begin modified reduced service beginning Monday, March 16. Visit www.go-rts.com for more information.
  • No new city events will be scheduled at this time.
  • All tours of city facilities are suspended for the next 30 days.
  • Interior visits of occupied spaces for inspections and other observation duties performed by units including code enforcement and housing have been suspended indefinitely, until otherwise advised.*

*This suspension does not apply to our public safety workers who are tasked with delivering critical, life-saving services.

3-1-1 Critical Information Line has been activated

Call to get contact information for multiple agencies and information sources.

For current Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, visit the City of Gainesville’s websitethe City of Gainesville’s Facebook page and the City of Gainesville Twitter feed. You may also call the Coronavirus Information Line at 866-779-6121, visit the Florida Department of Health website, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).