Covid-19: Local thoughts & info

Nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our community. This would include the health of our local businesses as well. Please be considerate and conscientious, and support our neighbors and businesses however you are able. Noted below is information from some of our San Marco businesses as of 3/16/20

Wine and Chocolate Run – Rescheduled to October 10th. Thank you 1st Place Sports. Stay safe!

San Marco Books and More… As an independent bookstore, we are accustomed to thinking outside the box and getting creative when it comes to running our business. So, with the current unprecedented situation, we want you to know that we’re still here and ready to think creatively so that you can still get your books, cards and more.
We are still open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm. We’ll also take phone orders at 904-396-7597.
Order online and choose from In-Store delivery, which will include us bringing it to your car, or Delivery, and starting now, we’ll waive all shipping fees.
Things are changing every day, but people need books to help pass the time. To be honest, I’d much rather read a book than the news right now! So, if there’s anything we can do to help fill your free time, please let us know!

Thanks.
Jan, Mike, Desiree and Jamie

#shopsmall #keep #reading
www.sanmarcobooksandmore.com

Definition Fitness

We are keeping a close eye on developments with the coronavirus and any impacts it will have locally. We will continue to train, and encourage you to stay in close communication with your trainer to be informed of any changes to the schedule. The cleanliness of the gym remains the highest priority. We may even take advantage of the beautiful San Marco neighborhood and move outdoors for some workouts!   If you prefer to practice social distancing or if you may have come in contact with someone who has symptoms and need to self-isolate, we don’t want your fitness to be neglected- so we have uploaded warm-up and cool down videos on our blog, as well as a list of 5 at-home workouts you can do without any equipment!   If you would like at-home workouts more customized to you, contact Melissa about online training!
      Evidence-Based Tips For Delaying and Decreasing COVID-19 Spread in Public Spaces (Like the Gym)   Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds when you arrive and before you leave the gym.Wipe down all equipment before and after use with sanitizing wipes/cleaner.Bring your own equipment (towel, water bottle, yoga mat, etc.) whenever possible.If you have to cough or sneeze, do it into the crook of your elbow and go wash your hands immediately afterward.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands, and if you do touch your eyes, nose or mouth, wash your hands immediately.If you attend group classes, maintain some distance from fellow participants.Stay home if you feel ill, and make sure you rest and stay hydrated.   Source: Adapted from CDC guidelines for preventing COVID-19

Mayday Ice Cream –

To our Mayday Ice Cream fans,

I’m sure you’ve received many messages from different businesses about their plans for adapting to the coronavirus. We are endeavoring to stay open and serving our community and our local economy as best we can. 

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the safety of our team members and customers remains paramount. At this time, our shops are open for business and we want everyone to feel safe and comfortable during your visit. Gloves will be used by our employees when scooping your ice cream, as well as handling credit cards or cash payments. In addition to our usual ServeSafe guidelines for food safety, our teams are also heavily sanitizing all surfaces, including tables and counter tops, between each customer interaction. Our staff has also been advised to stay home if they have any health concerns or are feeling under the weather. 

We are watching for CDC and local government updates constantly and will continue to review our policies and procedures with the aim of strengthening our COVID-19 response to further align with updated public health advice and guidelines. This includes promoting hand-washing and healthy hygiene practices among our community of team members and guests.

We hope you all are staying healthy and safe, and hope we can brighten your day during this stressful time with some comforting ice cream.

Your friends,

Mayday Handcrafted Ice Creams

Town Hall –

We’ve Expanded Our To-Go Options

We are here for you, whether you wish to dine-in or pick up food to-go. To make things a little easier for you and your family, we are now offering family-style packages to-go at Prati Italia and Town Hall. These are packages are offered at a discounted price of $55. 

Simply call us at Prati Italia (904.998.9744) or Town Hall (904.398.0726) to place an order for pick up, pull up to the front of the restaurant when you arrive and we’ll bring it out to you.

Town Hall’s family-style dinner package and full a la carte menus are also available for delivery through GrubHub. We hope to be able to offer Prati Italia delivery very soon!

View Prati Italia Menu   |   View Town Hall Menu

Family-style dinner packages not available while dining-in.

MOSH CLOSED
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is temporarily closed effective Monday, March 16 through the end of the month. All Museum events and programs are canceled or postponed through April 1, 2020. For specific information about the events that have been affected, please visit our Event Cancellations web page.   We believe it is important to do our part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and protect the MOSH community and the Jacksonville community as a whole.    MOSH is monitoring COVID-19 and following the recommendations and practices of government and public health agencies. Our closure dates may change as the situation evolves.   We look forward to welcoming our valued guests back to the Museum soon.   Guests can obtain the latest information on Museum operations by visiting our MOSH Alerts web page. You can also monitor our social media channels, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. If you have any questions or concerns about the Museum’s operations, please email info@themosh.org.   Thank you for your patience and support, Team MOSH

Libraries

ALL LIBRARIES CLOSED AS OF 6 P.M. FRIDAY MARCH 13

To slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) in accordance with Mayor Lenny Curry and the City of Jacksonville, all Library locations will be closed as of 6 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. Early voting and Election Day voting are expected to continue. Visit www.duvalelections.com for any updates on election processes.

LATEST INFORMATION

For all the latest updates from the City of Jacksonville on the situation, please visit www.jaxready.com/virus and install the JaxReady mobile app from the App Store or through Google Play.

OVERDUE FINES WAIVED

During the closure, please do not return materials to book drops. While the Library is closed, all loan periods will be extended and overdue fines will be waived.

DIGITAL LIBRARY AVAILABLE

Please remember that the Library does have a wide selection of digital materials—ebooks, digital audiobooks, streaming movies, documentaries, kids programs, comics and graphic novels.You can access these at www.jaxpubliclibrary.com/e-content on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Groomingdales
Dear clients,

Groomingdales Dog Salon takes the health of our pet parents, our loved ones, and ourselves VERY seriously.

I am writing this to address the concern and current state of affairs with COVID-19. I will be open for normal business hours until further notice.

We have always had a strict cleaning protocol in place but will be taking extra measures to ensure we do catch or spread this virus.

•All payments will be done either by phone or emailed invoice.
•Please be prepared to take your pets leashes and collars home – I will use a slip lead once they are inside the shop.
•Please use the hand sanitizer on the counter.

I do ask that any clients with symptoms of the illness, anyone who has been exposed, or anyone who has traveled in the last two weeks to please reschedule your appointment for two weeks from now.

I have waived our cancellation policy but do ask for notice if you cannot come or choose to quarantine yourself. However, our no call no show policy will remain. So please let me know! As a small business, I rely on clients showing for income, not just for the shop but personal as well.

Thank you for your understanding 💕
Morgan

Good Dough · 

UPDATE: WE ARE OPEN regular hours this week for your 🍩 and ☕️ needs with a LIMITED SERVICE capacity. Our dining room will be open for To-Go orders and Pre-orders only. We will not be accepting cash payments at this time, cards only. Everyone’s health is our priority and we will continue to take every precaution to keep you safe.
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Here are the ways you can still treat yourself and loved ones during this uncertain time.
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🖥Pre-Order: Preorder online (link in bio) or give the shop a call to preorder, and we’ll have your order boxed and ready for you when you arrive. Online preorders now accepted until 9 pm the day before.
👋🏼To-Go: Stop in to select your doughnuts and coffee in person and take your order to go. Our dining room will be open for To-Go pick ups only; we are suspending dine in service.
🤳🏼Curbside: Call to place your order and we’ll take your payment on the phone. Call again when you arrive and one of our team members will bring your order to your car.
🚗Doordash & Grubhub: Order through these apps and they’ll deliver to your door!
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Thank you for the continued support! We’ll get through this together.

Taverna

Now offering patio and curbside pickup!

We are open this evening, but will be closing an hour early at 9 p.m.

We understand if you’d prefer to enjoy your Taverna favorites in the comfort of your home and offer delivery through Bite Squad, as well as carryout via the “Order Now” button at taverna.restaurant. Please feel free to phone in your order as well.

In addition to these services, orders placed for carryout will be available for pickup on our patio as well as curbside.

We are working on expanded delivery options and will have more details to you as soon as possible. Your support means everything to us and we will continue to keep you in-the-know with all things Taverna.

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