The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners recently partnered with the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce to use a portion of the funds from the CARES Act for the distribution of sanitizing supplies to the local business community.
Due to the overwhelming response and need within the business community, more sanitizing supplies are available. Each business will be provided supplies based on the number of employees and materials will be available until all supplies have been distributed. Businesses must bring a copy of either their utility bill or Florida Division of Corporations 2020 registration to receive free supplies. The provided document must show the name of the business and a Nassau County address.
Nassau County businesses that previously received supplies may participate again.
Cases of supplies will be available at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce on the following dates:
Monday, November 30, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nassau County Chamber of Commerce
961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Monday, December 7, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nassau County Chamber of Commerce
961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Supply distribution is available for every Nassau County business, while supplies last. For more information about this program, please contact the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at (904) 261-3248 or info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com.
Resolution 2020-143 was passed at last night's City Commission meeting, extending the mask mandate within the City of Fernandina Beach until November 6, 2020. View the resolution below. For more information, click here or call (904) 277-7300.
With an upstairs event space often filled with 125 people for a variety of events for which Story & Song has become known, COVID precautions now dictate that seating be limited to 25 to allow for safe distance. So the events go on. If you’re tired of staying home, but still want to feel safe, here are some opportunities to do so:
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Afternoon tea with author and luxury travel brand expert Amy West
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 3 pm
$25 tickets include a personalized and autographed copy of Amy’s book, TeaBlossom tea and fresh-baked scones.
“The People’s Choice”: A Musical Celebration of Presidential Elections from 1788-2020
with Caren & Paul Umbarger, The Island Duet
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2:30 pm or 7 pm
Getting to Know God’s Voice: Discover the Holy Spirit in Your Everyday Life (a 31-day interactive journey)
with author Jenny Randle
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 3 pm
Mindfulness and Well-Being
Thursday, Oct. 8 & 22, 10:30 am
Listen to the soothing sounds of Valerie Brandt’s “singing bowls” and learn the practice of yoga nidra.
Jacksonville and the Roots of Southern Rock
with author Michael Ray FitzGerald
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2 pm
“Seaside Strummers” Ukulele Camp
with Robyn Nemes
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 4 pm
First of an 8-week session for all ages and skill levels. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
with local author DonnaLee Overly
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 3 pm
Debut of the first book in the bestselling “The Knot”, series II
For more information, to reserve one of the 25 seats available, or to purchase tickets, call (904) 601-2118.
The past few months have been devastating for the theater industry, but B&B Theatres is committed to continuing to provide guests with exceptional entertainment experiences through unparalleled service at best in class facilities.
As we wait for a pandemic resolution and for Hollywood to resume scheduled releases of new films, we are thrilled to be able to still offer guests great onscreen options.
The flyer below outlines our circuitwide programming options. While not all are available in every market, we are doing all we can to offer our communities fun and enjoyable films during this unprecedented time.
We believe in the power of the movies to bring joy, offer relief and escape, to inspire and uplift. We appreciate your support during this challenging time in our industry's history.
As the major safety net organization for Nassau County residents in need, Barnabas Center is on the front line of helping residents in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Services offered to Nassau County residents with low to moderate incomes include food assistance, financial assistance and urgent medical and dental care.
Food Assistance: A short-term supply of food is provided that may include produce, dairy, meat and nonperishable items, depending on availability:
Mobile Food Distribution:
Medical and Dental Care: We provide medical and dental care to adults who are uninsured and do not have a primary care doctor. Please contact us to discuss. For more information about our health services, visit www.barnabasnassau.org/get-help/health-services.
For information about available assistance and eligibility, contact Barnabas at (904) 261-7000, visit www.BarnabasNassau.org, or follow our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BarnabasNassau. For your safety and others during the pandemic, please call Barnabas for a telephone pre-screening for financial assistance, food stamp and/or Medicaid applications before visiting the office.
Nassau County has received the official notice of approval from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation on the the Nassau County Vacation Rental Plan. Effective immediately, vacation rentals can begin accepting and welcoming reservations again.
Below are a list of resources to assist with implementing the new Nassau County Short-Term Vacation Rental Plan:
For assistance with the sourcing of cleaning supplies for your business, please contact the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at (904) 261-3248 or info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com.
A plan for short-term rentals from the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners was sent to the State this morning.
County Manager, Mike Mullin, and Assistant County Manager, Taco Pope, met with the Tourist Development Council this morning to review a draft plan to be submitted to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations to reinstate short-term rentals in Nassau County.
The final plan was submitted at 11:04 this morning. A copy can be found attached below. CLICK HERE to download the documents. Once approval is received from the State, an Emergency Order will be issued to codify the plan.
After consultation with the City Commissioners and public safety officials,
The City of Fernandina Beach will re-open on-beach parking at Seaside Park (Sadler Road), effective at 6:00 A.M., Friday, May 8, 2020. Due to the likely heavy use at that area, visitors are strongly encouraged to maintain social distancing and employ personal protective measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Additionally, outdoor recreational facilities at Central Park (tennis, pickleball and petanque courts [and waterfront petanque courts]) and Main Beach (skate park) will be available for use at the same time.
The City's restroom facilities at Main Beach and Seaside Park will be opened and available for use on Friday, May 8. Under the terms of a Nassau County contract, the restrooms will be cleaned and maintained four times daily.
The challenges of overcoming the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic remain, and the local State of Emergency remains in effect to provide tools necessary to ensure the public health, safety, and welfare of the City of Fernandina Beach.
The community has taken great measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19, and residents and visitors should continue those efforts.
Barnabas Receives Support From the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
As the major nonprofit safety net provider in Nassau County, Barnabas Center is responding to the needs of individuals and families in crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During this crisis, Barnabas Center is on the front lines for providing food to people in need in Nassau County. Many of our neighbors are being disproportionately affected by this crisis, especially those who are lower income, disabled, elderly, or unable to work due to business closures or layoffs.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Family nutrition program supports access to food for people in need. UF/IFAS will help support Barnabas Center with donations of needed supplies for its food distribution sites.
With recent business closures and job losses, the services that Barnabas provides to the community are more important than ever. Barnabas thanks UF/IFAS and other community partners for their support during these uncertain times. Through its food pantry, mobile food distributions, crisis assistance and medical services, Barnabas will strive to help those in crisis to help them remain healthy and stable.
For information about available assistance and eligibility, contact Barnabas at (904) 261-7000, or visit www.BarnabasNassau.org. For information about how to help or to make a donation, visit the website or contact Tania Yount, Chief Development Officer at (904) 261-7000 ext. 107 or email@example.com.
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce has announced its services to assist workers who are left unemployed or unpaid due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
In partnership with Barnabas Center, the Chamber of Commerce has created a Workforce Assistance Program and Information Hotline. Individuals who need assistance with rent, utilities, food and other necessities may contact the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce office at (904) 261-3248 or via email info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com. Applicants may be eligible if work hours have been reduced due to Coronavirus, or if the workplace closes or instructs employees not to go to work, resulting in not being paid. Proof of Nassau County residency is required.
“Early in March, as the situation evolved, we recognized the need to serve as an information source for not only businesses but residents. We are in a unique position with outreach to the entire community and the knowledge, structure and resources to help” said Regina Duncan, President, Nassau County Chamber of Commerce.
As the surge of jobless claims continues to overwhelm the state unemployment office, the Chamber of Commerce began providing paper unemployment applications. Over the past 10 days, more than 1600 applications have been distributed and are still available outside of the Chamber of Commerce office, located at 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
While the Chamber of Commerce hosts two hiring events each year, the April event has been postponed until further notice. However, job seekers are encouraged to continue to visit www.NassauCountyFLChamber.com for available job openings and resources.
For more information on the Workforce Assistance Program, Information Hotline, or any of the other programs offered by the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, call (904) 261-3248 or email info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com.
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