April 28, 2020 City of Daytona Beach - Emergency Declaration Extended through May 5
April 7, 2020 City of Daytona Beach - Emergency Declaration Extended through April 15
March 26, 2020 City of Daytona Beach Executive Order - Additional Closures
March 24, 2020 City of Daytona Beach - Beach Resolution
March 24, 2020 City of Daytona Beach Amended Declaration
March 17, 2020 City of Daytona Beach Amended Declaration
March 13, 2020 City of Daytona Beach Emergency Declaration
As of June 5, 2020
Florida Governor Issues Executive Order for Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s recovery.
PHASE 2: Guidance
▪ Individuals over 65 or with underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
▪ All individuals that work in long-term care facilities should be tested for COVID-19 on a routine basis.
▪ All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50.
PHASE 2: Restaurants, Bars, Pubs
▪ Restaurants may allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing.
▪ Bars and pubs may operate at 50 percent capacity inside and full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing. Patrons may only receive service if seated.
PHASE 2: Retail
▪ Retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.
PHASE 2: Gyms
▪ Gyms may operate at full capacity with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization.
Phase 2: Entertainment Businesses
▪ Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, may operate at 50 percent capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols.
PHASE 2: Pari-Mutuel Facilities
▪ Pari-mutuel facilities may submit a request to open to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
▪ The request must include an endorsement from their county mayor or county administrator if there is no mayor.
PHASE 2: Personal Services Businesses
▪ Personal services businesses, including but not limited to tattoo parlors, acupuncture establishments, tanning salons and massage establishments may operate while adhering to guidance from the Florida Department of Health.
*Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties are not included in the Phase 2 Reopening.
The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 5.
As of June 4, 2020
Emergency declaration extended; Boardwalk and Bandshell closed on weekends
- City commissioners have extended the local state of emergency due to COVID-19 for an additional seven days ending at midnight June 10.
- As part of the emergency declaration, as of May 27, 2020, due to large crowds gathering on weekends at Volusia County beaches in the city’s Main Street area, an emergency measure has been implemented closing the city’s Boardwalk and the Bandshell on Saturday and Sunday (until further notice) in an effort to help prevent crowding and to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
- The city waives any and all late payment fees against utility customers. Customers will not have their services discontinued or disconnected while the Local State of Emergency is in effect.
As of May 29
City Hall reopens Monday, June 1
Residents wanting to apply for a building permit, license or pay their utility bills may do so in-person starting Monday, June 1 starting at 8 a.m. for the Permits & Licensing department and 9 a.m. for the Utility Bill department.
Permits & Licensing and Utility Billing, located in City Hall at 301 S. Ridgewood Avenue in Daytona Beach, are taking walk-ins, while all other departments will be available by appointment only.
Please call each department directly to schedule an appointment.
- City Clerk: (386) 671-8023
- City Manager: (386) 671-8010
- Human Resources: (386) 671-8210
- Leisure Services: (386) 671-8250
- Planning: (386) 671-8120
- Purchasing: (386) 671-8080
- Redevelopment: (386) 671-8180
Customers are encouraged to continue to access city services remotely via email, phone, online and drop-box. For a list of more departments and their contact information, click on "City Online Services."
As of May 22, 2020
Almost all parks and pools reopen
As of today, the city has reopened almost all of its parks for passive outdoor recreation including the restrooms, walking trails, basketball courts and other outdoor amenities. The playgrounds at the parks remain closed. It is recommended children do not use the playground equipment because it is not being sanitized. Residents are expected to practice social distancing including remaining six feet from others and limiting groups to 10 people or less. The community centers and gyms, the splash pad and the Environmental Learning Center at Breakers Oceanfront Park, Bethune Point Park and its adjacent skate park, and Manatee Island and its dog park remain closed. For a list of the city’s parks, please visit https://bit.ly/36pyW4V.
Also, the city’s Campbell Aquatic Center, 400 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and Cypress Aquatic Center, 981 George W. Engram Blvd., have reopened to the public. Visitors will have their temperature checked before being allowed into each facility and should adhere to social distancing guidelines, including being six feet apart. Cypress Aquatic Center is limited to 50 people occupancy and Campbell Aquatic Center is limited to 25 people occupancy. For more information, including hours, visit https://bit.ly/3bVzZLp.
County grants available for small businesses
Volusia County is accepting applications for a $10 million grant program aimed at helping small businesses recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualifying businesses may be eligible to receive a one-time reopening grant. Businesses that have 25 employees or less may be eligible to receive $3000 or businesses that have between 26 and 50 employees may be eligible for $5,000. The grant is to help them recover from the negative financial consequences resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and relaunch their Volusia County business.
To qualify for the county grant program, businesses must certify that they suffered a financial impact of at least $3,000 due to COVID-19, and that the loss wasn’t reimbursed by insurance or some other governmental assistance program. Qualifying impacts can be anything from a loss of revenue due to an interruption in business to the cost of installing things like plexiglass dividers, UV sanitizing cabinets and hand sanitizing stations needed to resume normal business operations. With 12,000 small businesses in Volusia County, there’s enough money for approximately 3,300 of them to receive a county grant. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, with the application posted on the county’s new Volusia Business Resources website, click on “County.”
For small businesses to qualify, they must be a physical business located in a commercial or industrial space, licensed to operate in Volusia County or the local city where they’re located if a license is required and were operational and actively conducting business in Volusia County on or before Dec. 1, 2019. Tax exempt businesses and businesses that are either a publicly traded company or a subsidiary of a publicly traded company don’t qualify for the program. A complete list of qualification criteria is listed on the county’s new Volusia Business Resources website, click on “County.”
Free COVID-19 testing available through Sunday
The free COVID-19 testing site at the city’s Midtown Community Center will continue through Sunday, May 24, while supplies last. The site, which opened Friday, May 15, has tested more than 1,000 people. Hours at the testing site are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while supplies last. The free nasal swab testing for the coronavirus is available for people over 18 years old, regardless of symptoms. A photo ID is required; however, city residency is not a requirement to be tested. Prescriptions and appointments are not needed to get a test, and is available for 200 people per day. Once samples are collected, they are sent to a commercial laboratory for testing. Results will be provided as soon as they are available, usually within seven days. The testing site was made possible through a partnership between the City of Daytona Beach, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Florida Department of Health and the Florida National Guard.
Read Frequently Asked Questions about the testing site.
As of May 12, 2020
County offers mortgage assistance
Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division is accepting applications from homeowners who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Mortgage assistance may be provided to eligible households for up to three months and is capped at $1,500 a month. The program includes assistance for eligible households for payment of late, current and, if they remain eligible, future payments. Applicants must have a current mortgage statement in their name and be able to document a loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19. Additionally, the dwelling must be in Volusia County, the mortgage must have been current as of March 13, and the household income must be at or below the area median income level. For more information about the assistance, visit the Community Assistance Division web page.
As of May 7, 2020
City offers assistance for renters
The City of Daytona Beach is expanding its COVID-19 Assistance Recovery Effort program, also known as CARE, by offering rental assistance to income-eligible residents. The rental assistance program is intended to provide financial relief to Daytona Beach residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to help ensure stability for low-to-moderate income residents who have been furloughed, lost employment or have had work hours reduced. Appointments must be made to submit completed applications and provide documentation. Beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, appointments can be made by calling Central Florida Community Development Corporation at (386) 226-1216 or Mid-Florida Housing Partnership Corporation at (386) 274-4441, ext. 301 and 304. Read the complete details for the assistance for renters.
As of April 28, 2020
Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry has extended the city’s emergency declaration due to COVID-19 through May 5, 2020.
As of April 16, 2020
At last night’s City Commission meeting, the commissioners discussed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that recommends people voluntarily wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). 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 in addition to social distancing. For more information, visit www.coronavirus.gov. This cloth face covering information sheet provides details on how to create a face covering.
As of April 8, 2020
Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry has extended the city’s emergency declaration due to COVID-19 through April 15, 2020.
As of April 1, 2020
Florida Governor issues "Safer At Home" Executive Order
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order Wednesday, April 1, that calls for residents to be “Safer At Home” by doing the following:
- Senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition (such as chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immunocompromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure and liver disease) shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- In concert with the efforts of President Trump and the White House Corona virus Task Force to fight COVID-19, and based on guidance provided by Florida Surgeon General and State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Rivkees, all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.
According to the Governor’s order, this is a basic list of all essential businesses allowed to remain open and must institute social distancing practices. Florida Division of Emergency Management also has a website - www.floridadisaster.org – where people can ask about whether or not their business/job function is considered essential under the Governor’s “Safer At Home” Executive Order through an online inquiry form.
Read Frequently Asked Questions about the Governor’s Executive Order.
The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 3, and expires in 30 days.
As of March 25, 2020
At the Tuesday, March 24, City Commission meeting, the city’s emergency declaration was extended through Wednesday, April 1, and commissioners adopted additional measures to prevent the spread of #COVID19. (UPDATE: these additional measures have been rescinded due to the State of Florida’s "Safer-at-Home" executive order.)
At the meeting, the commissioners also voted and agreed (6 to 1) to draft a resolution to be sent to the Volusia County Council urging them to immediately closed the beaches in order to mitigate against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to further protect the health and safety of the citizens of the City of Daytona Beach and Volusia County.
As of March 24, 2020
As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, City Hall is closed until further notice. Please be assured that critical and essential city services will continue. Residents with non-essential city business are encouraged to utilize remote options for contacting and communicating with city staff. For questions, please leave a message on (386) 671-8400 and your call will be returned.
As of March 23, 2020
There will be an emergency special City Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at City Hall located at 301 S. Ridgewood Ave. At the meeting, the commission are expected to amend or extend the emergency order related to prevention measures the city has taken to help prevent the spread of #COVID19. To encourage social distancing and follow the CDC guidelines of no more than 10 people together at once, special provisions will be made to accommodate the public including limited seating available in the lobby area. The meeting will be on DBTV, which can be accessed from www.codb.us, and Spectrum Channel 490.
As of March 20, 2020
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued an Executive Order today that orders:
- All restaurants and food establishments suspend on-premise food consumption for customers. Restaurants may offer delivery and take-out services.
- All gyms and fitness centers are to close. Gyms and fitness centers in hotels, a residential building, in interior fire and police stations and inside any single-occupant office building are exempt.
As of today at 5 p.m. all city-operated community centers and parks will be closed until further notice. Also all city Leisure Services programs, including baseball, t-ball, soccer and youth Spring Break program, have been suspended until further notice.
As of March 18, 2020
The City Commission convened for a special meeting Tuesday, March 17, to ratify the declaration of a Local State of Emergency and Executive Order, which was originally signed by Mayor Derrick Henry Friday, March 13. The most recent amended version incorporates provisions included in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order, which was also issued Tuesday, March 17. The most recently approved declaration is in effect through Tuesday, March 24.
The city’s declaration does not impose any additional business-related restrictions which are stricter than the state-issue order.
The city’s amended executive order includes the following:
- All public meetings of the City Commission and Advisory Boards are canceled.
- All city-issued permits for outdoor events are revoked.
- The issuance of all new permits for outdoor events and facility-use rentals has been suspended.
- All of the city-hosted programs for senior citizens and the Mayor’s Literacy Initiative has been suspended.
- All public or private community events at city parks and city-owned facilities have been canceled or postponed.
- This includes activities at the Peabody Auditorium, Municipal Stadium, the Bandshell, Jackie Robinson Stadium, and city community centers and recreation facilities.
- Breakers Park and Ritchey Plaza are closed to the public.
- The Daytona Beach Pier and associated parking lots remain open.
- Organizers of events are strongly encouraged to postpone or cancel in-person events with 10 or more people for the next eight weeks.
- Submission of bids and Requests for Proposals can be submitted electronically.
- City utility customers will not be discontinued or disconnected due to non-payment of fees while this declaration is in effect.
March 16, 2020
At this time, all city departments are fully staffed and the city is operating under its normal business hours. Our primary focus is to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and adopt practices to protect the health of all employees, customers, visitors and others. We want to ensure the continuity of business operations while minimizing the threat of CODVID-19 spreading in our community. Several measures have been put into effect to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 including closing high-traffic areas and lobbies on the first floor of City Hall to walk-in traffic.
The majority of the walk-in service is customers wanting to pay their utility bill. There are many ways to pay a utility bill without visiting City Hall including paying by phone at (386) 671-8100, dropping off a payment in the night depository on the east side of City Hall and online at codb.us/payutilitybill.
There are also several ways to apply for a building permit. Apply online at http://codb.us/permitslicensing for window and door, roofing and mechanical permits if registered with Volusia County Contractor Licensing. For all other permits, email applications to Contact_PnL@ci.daytona-beach.fl.us. Applications can be faxed to (386) 671-8149. Residents or contractors with questions should call (386) 671-8178.
Below are details to conduct city business remotely via phone, drop box or online:
Phone: (386) 671-8050
Development & Administration Services
Phone: (386) 671-8124
Phone: (386) 671-8210
Employee benefits: (386) 671-8224
Safety officer: (386) 671-8235
Phone: (386) 671-8250
Fax: (386) 671-4326
Permits & Licensing
Phone: (386) 671-8178
Fax: (386) 671-8149
Drop off: In bin outside of Permits and Licensing at City Hall
Phone: (386) 671-8120
Phone: (386) 671-8601
Fax: (386) 671-3980
Phone: (386) 671-8080
Drop off: In bin outside of Purchasing at City Hall
If dropping off a solicitation, call (386) 671-8080 as soon as it has been placed, so it can be retrieved and stamped
Phone: (386) 671-8180
Phone: (386) 671-8100
Online: codb.us/payutilitybill (pay or view bills and to stop, start or transfer service)
Drop off: In night depository drop box on the east side of City Hall
March 13, 2020
Statement from Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry
Today Mayor Derrick Henry declared a state of emergency for the city of Daytona Beach in response to COVID-19 (the coronavirus). The seven-day emergency order will be effective today through March 20, 2020.
The declaration order makes additional emergency resources available to assist in event of an emergency response and gives the city greater flexibility to procure needed resources.
As well as issuing the emergency declaration, as of 8 a.m. Saturday, March 14, the city is revoking all city-issued permits for outdoor events occurring while the declaration is in effect including 2020 Bike Week activities and the St. Patrick’s Block Party on Beach Street on Tuesday, March 17. The city is also suspending issuance of all new permit applications during the declaration’s effective dates.
The city is canceling or postponing all public or private community events at city-owned facilities with more than 100 or more people in a single room or indoor space at the same time. This includes performances at the Peabody Auditorium and the Easter Beach Run, April 4.
- Peabody performances are being rescheduled. Ticket holders should keep their tickets, which will be honored at a rescheduled performance.
- Easter Beach Run pre-paid registrants will receive a refund.
City-sponsored programs for senior citizens including meetings, daily fitness programs, recreation classes and social events at city facilities have been canceled.
The declaration also strongly encourages large gatherings of 100 or more individuals from taking place within the city to protect public health and safety and mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.
During the declaration, the city utility services will not be discontinued or disconnected due to non-payment of fees.
The declaration will be ratified by the City Commission at a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in City Hall. The regularly scheduled City Commission meeting on Wednesday, March 18, has been canceled.
March 12, 2020
Statement on reports associating Coronavirus and Bike Week
It’s been widely reported that a 63-year-old New Yorker has tested positive for COVID-19 while visiting Bike Week. We have received confirmation from the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County that this individual never arrived in Daytona Beach (or Volusia County) and never participated in any Bike Week activities in our community. We are continuing to coordinate with our local government, tourism and health officials, as well as the business community, and are monitoring developments in regard to COVID-19. We are reminding residents and visitors to follow the established precautionary measures for reducing risk of COVID-19.