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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/27/2020

The City of Gainesville and Alachua County are pleased to report that we have expanded our COVID-19 testing capabilities to include a drive thru testing site. This site will limit public contact between residents and protect healthcare professionals. At this time, the Department of Health is only offering testing by appointment to patients who have been referred by a physician.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/26/2020

Join us in welcoming Captain Quarantine to the team! In order to promote fun and positivity during the quarantine, we asked Captain Quarantine to deliver positive messages, reminders and helpful tips to our neighbors during the stay-at-home order.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/25/2020

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is accepting applications for Outside Agency Grants for Fiscal Years 2021 and 2022. Each grant is awarded for a two-year funding period beginning Oct. 1, 2020 and ending Sept. 30, 2022. The new application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/25/2020

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is accepting applications Special Event Additional Support grants for the Fiscal Year 2021. Each grant is awarded for a one-year funding period beginning Oct. 1, 2020 and ending Sept. 30, 2021. The new application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/11/2020

During the 2010 Census, an estimated 40,000 people were not counted in the Alachua County area. This resulted in an estimated loss of nearly 400 million dollars over the past ten years. This year, we have an opportunity to make sure that we are getting the funding our community needs and deserves. We need your help! Through our Census Mini Grant Program, the City of Gainesville is offering five grants of up to $3,000 each to local community organizations to help us make sure that every person living in our area is counted.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/10/2020

Please note this event has been postponed.

The City of Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) is sharing its 10-Year Reinvestment Plan at a public event at the Cade Museum (811 S. Main St.) Tuesday, March 17 from 6-8 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/9/2020

The City of Gainesville invites the public to celebrate the renaming of Tumblin Creek Park to Cora P. Roberson Park Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at 600 SW Sixth St. City commissioners will unveil the park's new sign at the ceremony.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/6/2020

City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Friday, March 6 through Saturday, March 7. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/5/2020

City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions Thursday, March 5. The anticipated weather will lead to the activation of the city's Severe Weather and Cold Night Shelter Program.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/2/2020

City of Gainesville officials are actively monitoring reports about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) as the numbers of Americans infected with the virus continues to rise. No cases have been reported in Gainesville or in Alachua County. City officials are coordinating with the Alachua County Health Department for local planning with guidance from state and federal health agencies.

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