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City of Milton COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: April 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Milton COVID 19 Update April 14, 2020


City of Milton
COVID-19 update – Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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City of Milton

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Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa Provides Child Care Financial Assistance for First Responders and Healthcare Personnel through the CARES Act

Santa Rosa County, FL—Funds are available through the Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County to provide childcare subsidies for Santa Rosa residents who are first responders and health care workers. These funds are available for a limited time as a provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and are provided regardless of household income. 

Staff of the Early Learning Coalition are available to assist parents in determining if they qualify and to assist in making an application. Applications must be sent to the Coalition from the employer, preferably from human resources staff. Workers may not self-refer. 

Qualified parents may receive services for up to 3 months but must select a childcare provider currently under contract for School Readiness services with the Coalition. Many Santa Rosa County childcare providers have closed temporarily during the COVID-19 outbreak, but the Coalition maintains a list of those currently operating and can provide this information to the parent. 

To access the application or for questions about available services, individuals should contact: Michelle Garrison, Client Services Coordinator by email at or by telephone at 850-9835314. Parents may also contact the main office number at 850-983-5313. 

More information including a listing of eligible workers as well as frequently asked questions is included under the COVID-19 tab on the Coalition’s website at 


CDC Guidelines

CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

This recommendation complements and does not replace the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, 30 Days to Slow the Spread external icon, which remains the cornerstone of our national effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. CDC will make additional recommendations as the evidence regarding appropriate public health measures continues to develop. - Please take the time to review this video from the Surgeon General.

Florida Department of Emergency Management

  • Florida Department of Emergency Management COVID-19 HOTLINE  -  866-779-6121

County Health Department

  • CHD 24/7 Help Line  -  850-564-2307

Sandra L. Park-O’Hara, ARNP

County Health Officer


Florida Department of Health – Santa Rosa County


  • Milton City Council declared a state of emergency on March 23. The city is operating within its emergency management & pandemic plan.

    • Contact City Manager’s office at 850-983-5411, City staff will continue to be available via phone or email. Executive and Committee of the Whole meetings are cancelled for the month of April. The CRA and City Council meetings will take place at its regularly scheduled time using available communications media technology (CMT). Check out the city website for more information.
    • All advisory committee boards and meetings have been cancelled for the month of April. Citizens are advised to check for daily updates from the City of Milton at, Santa Rosa County at &, State of Florida Office of the Governor at and the Florida Department of Health at and CDC at
  • All city buildings as well as City Hall lobby are closed to the public.
  • All essential city functions will continue to operate.
  • The city is encouraging citizens follow the states executive order 20-91, “stay at home” and only go out for essential purposes, electronic transactions, limiting social interactions while practicing social distancing, disinfecting public surfaces regularly and ensuring accuracy of all disseminated information.
  • Email
  • Human Resources contact Laquita Neeley; 850-983-5411
  • Job listings will be posted at
  • Public Information Officer Pamela Holt; 850-781-6621
  • Grants Manager Sandy Woodbery; 850-983-4704
  • Budget Coordinator David Williams; 850-983-5417

Economic Development

The City’s Office of Economic Development is assisting businesses in applying for local, state and federal grants & loans.

  • The city has allocated $60,000.00 to the already $100,000.00 Santa Rosa County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program. Please contact the Florida SBDC located at UWF at 850-586-7802 or go to their website at You can also go to for information.
  • Visit the City of Milton Business Assistance Group on Facebook for local businesses to share pertinent information and for more information regarding Small Business Administration for loans and grant opportunities and employment opportunities for individuals.
  • Ed Spears, Economic Development Director at; 850-530-0051
  • Stephen Prestesater, Economic Development Assistant Director at; 850-860-1370

Finance/ City Clerk/ Public Records

  • Drive thru window for finance is open for business. We are encouraging use of electronic payments at Online payment fees are waived at this time
  • New customer service is available by appointment only.
  • Public Records payments can be mailed to P.O. Box 909, Milton, FL 32572
  • Contact the Finance Department at 850-983-5401 or email City Clerk Dewitt Nobles at; 850-983-5402

Milton Cemetery

Milton Fire Department

 Due to COVID-19 and based on guidance from the state, Milton Fire Department has temporarily stopped fire station tours in an effort to protect first responders and maintain critical public safety infrastructure.

Milton Police Department

The Milton Police Department lobby remains open to the public.

Milton Warehouse

Milton Warehouse is closed to the public.

  • Deliveries to the warehouse can arrive as scheduled.
  • Contact Randy Hoyt, Supervisor at; 850-983-5748; Cell 850-377-4248

Parks and Recreation

  • City Parks will remain open so long as people practice social distancing guidelines. Playground equipment, table’s, etc. are not sanitized. All restrooms are closed and will remain closed during this time. The public should use the playground equipment, table, etc. at their own risk.
  • The Milton Community Center and the Milton Event Center are closed to the public.
  • No youth or senior programs are in operation due to the COVID-19 virus.
  • Contact John Norton at; 850-983-5466

Planning and Development

Public Works/ Utilities/ Sanitation

 For sewer tap fees, please call or email to make an appointment.

Wastewater Treatment Plant 

The Milton Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 6903 Municipal Drive, Milton, is closed to the public.

  • All tours of the plant have been stopped due to the protection of employees.
  • Contact Jesse Medley at; 850-983-5461



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City of Milton Update April 14, 2020

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