Current City Updates

  • On April 1st, Gov. DeSantis issued EO 20-91 , to put into effect a Safer-at-Home order on Friday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. For a list of “essential services,” please refer to the Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce and also those businesses and activities designated by Executive Order 20-89.
  • Polk County Fire Rescue has issued a Burn Ban for all of Polk County until further notice due to dry weather over an extensive period of time.
  • The City Commission’s meeting for Monday, April 6 has been postponed and moved to Monday, April 20.
  • Public access is closed for the following facilities: City Hall (City Manager’s Office, Community Development, Construction Services Desk), Finance Office, Police Department, Fire Department, Public Works, Public Utilities, Parks & Recreation. Essential City services will remain in operation.
  • While the Public Utilities Office is closed to public access, please utilize 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.
  • The following park and recreational facilities have been closed: Downtown City Park Playground, Lake Ariana Park (not including boat ramp), Dog Park at Lake Myrtle, neighborhood parks (Earl Wright, Tropical Acres, and Century Boulevard), park pavilions and funbrellas, Cindy Hummel Tennis FacilityAuburndale Community Center, Spivey Baseball Complex, Bridgers Athletic Fields, Auburndale Softball Complex, Lake Myrtle Sports Complex Athletic Fields, and the Racquetball Courts. Bathroom facilities at these locations are also closed.
  • Auburndale Public Library is closed. No late fees will be charged for the duration of the closure.
  • Summer Camp Registration is postponed until further notice.
  • K-12 schools in Florida will remain closed until Wednesday, May 1.
  • Polk County Public Schools will resume their food distribution sites on March 30 at Auburndale Central Elementary, Boswell Elementary, Caldwell Elementary, Lena Vista Elementary, and Tenoroc High School until public schools reopen. Meals are available from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Children must be present to receive a meal and the meal must be taken off site.
  • The Friday Morning Old Timer’s Coffee Club Gathering, at the Senior Center, is canceled until further notice.
  • Auburndale Youth Baseball has postponed their season.
  • Auburndale Youth Soccer has postponed their season.
  • Auburndale Youth Basketball’s Spring League has been postponed.
  • Miss Auburndale Softball has postponed their season.

COVID 19 Updates

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

Event Updates

  • April 4: PPCA Rec & Roll 5K – Postponed until further notice
  • April 4: Auburndale CityFest  – Postponed until further notice
  • April 11: Second Saturday Cruise In  – Canceled
  • April 25: Farmworker Ministry’s La Fiesta  – Canceled

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.

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.

Information Sources

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