Current City Updates

  • On September 25, Governor Ron DeSantis signed an Executive Order 20-244 to move Florida into the last phase of its reopening plan. For full text of the order go to:
  • On September 15, 2020, Polk County Board of County Commissioners opened the Senior and Disabled Resident CARES Program for applications. This program distributes $2000 in assistance to qualifying households to help with additional expenses incurred as a result of COVID-19.
  • Polk County Public Schools will return for the Fall Semester on Monday, August 24. For more information on what public schools are doing to stay safe, visit Polk County Public Schools’ website.
  • On July 7, Governor Ron DeSantis issued EO 20-166, extending the state of emergency declaration for an additional 60 days. Executive Order 20-139, Phase 2: Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery remains in effect.
  • Due to the recent spike in cases of COVID-19, the City of Auburndale is postponing the annual fireworks display on Lake Ariana until Labor Day Weekend (the first weekend in September). We appreciate your patience as we prioritize the public health, safety and well-being of our city’s residents and visitors.
  • The Auburndale Community Center is operating at 50% capacity, while following guidelines for social distancing and sanitation. We ask that visitors bring their own equipment as basketballs and other equipment will not be provided at this time.
  • Auburndale Public Library has a pickup service in operation for guests who do not want to enter the Public Library to pick up an item. Check out how our Pickup Service works.
  • The Public Utilities Office encourages the use of the utility collection boxes located at the Public Utilities parking lot and on Pontotoc Street next to the Post Office. You can also pay your utility bill online.
  • On June 3, Governor DeSantis signed EO 20-139. Phase 2 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery will go into effect on Friday, June 5.
  • Mayor Tim Pospichal issued a Letter to the Citizens on March 19, 2020

COVID 19 Updates

Visit CDC and Florida Department of Health for latest information about the virus.

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City of Auburndale COVID-19 Response

As a city, we are actively responding to the threat of COVID-19. We are working closely with the Florida Department of Health, who in turn is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We’re also joining our partners, including Polk County, to remind residents and visitors of the simple steps that they can take to help prevent the spread of active respiratory diseases like the flu and COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard the tissue into a trash can
  • Clean and disinfect frequent touched objects and surfaces
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others.
  • Wear a cloth face covering while in public spaces

We encourage you to stay informed by following the CDC and Florida Department of Health websites and social media accounts. There you will find new information, frequently asked questions and the current status of cases nationwide.

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