The Martin County Office of Tourism launched their #MartinTogether campaign. This multimedia campaign is being launched to help support local businesses and raise awareness about traveling safely amid COVID-19.
A dedicated website wwww.martintogether.com has been established. On this page, businesses can show their customers they are committed to following public health and safety guidelines by taking the #MartinTogether pledge. Components of the pledge include the most up-to-date safety recommendations set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Once the pledge is signed, each business will be added into the #MartinTogether directory so residents and tourists alike will feel as confident as possible while supporting local businesses.
Indoor Public Places, Businesses and Establishments – Face coverings are strongly encouraged to be worn by all persons, while obtaining or providing any goods or services or otherwise visiting or working in any indoor public places, businesses or establishments.
Outdoor Public Places, Businesses and Establishments – Face coverings are strongly encouraged to be worn by all persons, while obtaining or providing any goods or services or otherwise visiting or working in any outdoor public places, businesses or establishments where social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines is not possible and/or not being practiced.
Restaurants and Food Service Establishments – Face coverings are strongly encouraged to be worn by all persons in restaurants and food service establishments whether indoors or outdoors except when actively consuming food or beverages.
County and Municipal Governmental Facilities – All persons accessing governmental buildings for the purposes of conducting public business, visitation, contracting and maintenance, delivery or any other activity requiring a presence in a governmental building are required to wear face coverings at all times while present in the building. Governmental buildings shall mean any Martin County or municipal-owned and operated buildings, including, but not limited to, office buildings, fire rescue stations, service centers, recreational facilities, and libraries.
Businesses and Establishments – Businesses and establishments include, but are not limited to, restaurants, bars, retail stores, salons, massage parlors, tattoo parlors, hotels, grocery stores, gyms, fitness centers, pharmacies, indoor recreational facilities, hospitals, medical offices, dental offices, movie theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, playhouses, arcades, public transit and vehicles for hire.
Exemptions – Face coverings are not encouraged for the following persons:
Types of Face Coverings – A face covering includes any covering which snugly covers the nose and mouth, and which is secured in place. Persons who wear masks should review the CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines regarding properly and safely applying, removing and cleaning masks. Medical and surgical masks, such as N95 masks or other similar medical surgical masks, should be reserved for health care personnel, police, firefighters, emergency management and other first responders engaged in life/safety activities.
Signage – All businesses and establishments including restaurants, food service and retail establishments are strongly encouraged to conspicuously post signage (English and Spanish versions available below) for easy visibility at all entry points.
Enforcement – It is the intent of this order to seek voluntary compliance with the provisions contained herein and to educate on the benefits of compliance
Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs
Social distancing and group size restrictions at all Martin County parks and facilities, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are required.
Beachgoers are encouraged to follow social distancing and CDC guidelines. Patrons are required to park in marked areas and parking will be strictly enforced. Please visit the Martin County website for any information or closures.
United Way of Martin County COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund
To assist Martin County individuals and families who are impacted by COVID-19, United Way of Martin County has launched the COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund, committing resources from their emergency fund to aid in recovery efforts. They are partnering with The Children’s Services Council of Martin County and Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie and were named the official organization by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners authorized to raise resources for this situation. Learn more here.
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
Learn more about the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program, established during times of hardship information many be found here: https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health is performing drive-thru testing for COVID-19 by appointment only at Martin North Hospital in Stuart and Tradition Hospital in Port St. Lucie.
Anyone over the age of 16 who has a fever and respiratory illness (such as cough, runny nose, sneezing) or any patient with a fever and gastrointestinal illness (such as diarrhea, vomiting) is eligible for testing.
For an appointment, individuals who may have symptoms of COVID-19 must call (772) 419-3360, between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For additional information, visit martinhealth.org.
Directions and hours:
Martin North Hospital
200 SE Hospital Ave.
Stuart, Florida 34994
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
10000 SW Innovation Way
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34987
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
FCHC is performing drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at their Indiantown Center location, at 15858 SW Warfield Boulevard, by appointment. Individuals are requested to call to setup an appointment for screening, evaluation, and testing at (772) 597-3596. Telehealth appointments are also available. For more information, visit fchcinc.org.
For questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Florida Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 call center, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
24/7 State Hotline: (866) 779-6121
Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive emergency alerts including information about COVID-19 by phone, text, and/or email. To sign up, text ALERTMARTIN to 888777, or register online.
Important Martin County Information:
The Martin County Community Information Center is now open. Martin County’s Community Information Center is staffed to answer questions regarding county business, general information from our elected and constitutional officers and community partners including the Martin County School District, as it relates to COVID-19. Residents and visitors can call (772) 287-1652, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily. For the latest Martin County information and ongoing updates regarding COVID-19, please visit www.martin.fl.us/coronavirus.
Governor Ron DeSantis has established a vaccination plan for Florida including allocation, distribution and priority. The Martin County Board of County Commissioners does not control vaccine distribution. For more information on vaccine availability, please contact the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) at (772) 221-4000 or visit their website.
During this first phase of vaccine administration, the Governor has directed all providers administering any COVID-19 vaccine shall only vaccinate the following populations:
VACCINATIONS IN MARTIN COUNTY:
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and Cleveland Clinic are offering vaccination appointments based on criteria established by the Governor.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a page dedicated to travel information. This page includes information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel related industries.
Planning some time outdoors? Call one of our small, locally-owned restaurants to order a meal to go. Enjoy social distancing from one of our numerous parks, or conservation areas. Consider buying a gift card for a future trip to support our local businesses now that they need it most.
As a reminder, the Department of Health always recommends everyday preventive actions to help impede the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
For questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Florida Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 866-779-6121 or emailing COVIDemail@example.com. The Call Center is available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.