Cancellations, Fort Myers Beach

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Note: This list will be updated as we learn of additional FMB area postponements and cancellations. With most venues closed and events canceled, we recommend that before you plan to attend any event that you contact the organizer or host of the event.

Current as of 8:00am, March 19, 2020.

Beach United Methodist Church: All events and worship are canceled through the end of March. Check beachunitedmethodist.org or their Facebook page for updates.

Chapel by the Sea: All programs canceled until further notice except for AA/ALNON. Gods Table will hand out bagged lunches at kitchen door. March 22 Worship Service canceled. MemoryMakers Concert canceled (April 3). Chapelbts.org

Farmers Markets: The Tuesday – Friday markets at Beach Baptist and Santini Plaza have been suspended.

Florida DOT: All driver licenses and ID cards that expire between March 16 and April 15 will be granted a 30-day extension.

Florida Public Colleges & Universities: Will remain closed through the remainder of the semester. Online classes are encouraged.

FMB Chamber: Business After Hours (March 26) and Coffee Connection (April 2) are canceled.

FMB Cruiser Appreciation Day: April 18, Canceled.

FMB Library Book Sale: The March 21 & 22 Book Sale has been canceled.

Fort Myers Beach Art Association: Gallery is closed until further notice. Fortmyersbeachart.com

FMB Film Festival: Originally scheduled for April 21-26, the Film Fest has been postponed to a future date. Fmbfilmfest.com

Fort Myers Beach Fire Dept.: All March and April Fire Board meetings canceled. See video at Fmbfire.org

FMB Community Foundation: The March 21 Fashion Show has been canceled. Fortmyersbeachcf.com

FMB Woman’s Club Clubhouse: Closed until May 15 with all activities canceled.
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Fort Myers Beach Library: Closed until further notice. All presentations in March canceled. All due dates extended with late fees waived for items currently out. Book Drop at rear of building off Bay Rd is available to return materials. Staff is on duty to answer phone calls (239-765-8162) and email (library@fmb.lib.fl.us) Those with a FMB library card can place holds via the library website and select books  from the online catalog and arrange to pick up at the library. Have your card and titles ready when you call. See website for more details.

Fort Myers Beach (Town): All advisory committees canceled until further notice. As of 6pm Thursday, March 19, through April 21, 2020, all town-owned properties will be closed and their associated activities cancelled. This includes Mound House, Newton Park, Bay Oaks Recreation Center & Beach Pool. Parking at Town-owned beach accesses will be closed. All commercial activity in the EC zone stopped. Fmbgov.com For more information on Bay Oaks, call 239-765-4222

Friends of the Mound House Artful Intersection 3.0: planned for March 27 at the FMB Woman’s Club has been postponed until further notice.

Irish Rover Dance at Ascension: Knights of Columbus event (Mar 21) Canceled

LeeTran Beach Trolley and the Free TRAM: All service is suspended as of 6pm Thursday, March 19.

Lee County: All Lee County-owned beaches and the Fort Myers Beach Pier are closed as of 6pm Thursday, March 19. Beach parking lots, restrooms and county-owned  beach access points are closed. Lee County Libraries, Rec Centers, pools & dog parks are closed. All in-person toll operations have been stopped. Toll collection will be via transponder or toll-by-plate. LeeTran, Solid Waste and Public Safety are operating as normal. Lee Clerk of Court, Tax Collector & Tax Appraiser service counters are closed. Phone calls and online services continue.

Lee County Schools: As per Governor DeSantis on March 17, all classes & activities are canceled until at least April 15. Parents should contact their school for additional information.

Lovers Key State Park: All programs canceled. Visitor capacity reduced. Beach tram not running. Park hours now 8am – 5pm. Yoga on the Beach and Songwriters at Sunset canceled.

Ostego Bay Tea by the Sea: (Mar 28) Canceled

Shell Point Retirement Community: All March events canceled. See shellpoint.org for April events.

St. Peter Lutheran Church: All Church activities for March are canceled.

Times Square Sunset Celebrations: Canceled until further notice.

 

COVID-19 Resources

United Way 211: General information about COVID-19 and related impacts – reach helpline by dialing 211 or 239-433-3900 between 8am-6pm.

Florida Dept. of Health: floridahealthcovid19.gov

Lee County School Lunches: “Grab & Go” breakfast and lunch food bags will be available from 9 – 11am March 23 – 27 at select schools, including Heights Elementary. Available for all children under age 18. Children must be present to get bag. Will be available as long as schools are closed. More information at Food & Nutrition at LeeSchools.net

Lee County Government: www.leegov.com/covid-19/

State of Florida COVID: floridahealthcovid19.gov

CDC COVID: www.coronavirus.gov

Lee Health: COVID testing site at Page Field, 4771 S. Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers is open 12-4pm daily. Must have physician order for test and appointment. COVID info page: www.leehealth.org/public-health

#WeAreFMB: The FMB Community Foundation and Barefoot Event Group have combined efforts to support local hospitality workers dealing with forced closures and decreased hours. T-shirts will be available at fortmyersbeachcf.com for $15. 100% of proceeds will go to displaced workers in the form of grocery store gift cards. For more information, please email info@barefooteventgroup.com or visit www.fortmyersbeachcf.com.