COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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City Government and Operations*

The City has been working to serve you through COVID-19 and will continue to do so.  All City offices are open to the public. 

Effective October 1, 2020, the City will begin holding public meetings but limiting the number of people that can attend.  The public will still be able to tune in remotely and are encouraged to participate. 

Utility Billing*

Our Utility Billing payment office hours are 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM. Please continue to utilize our drop-boxes, pay-by-phone system (407-656-5437), or online payment system whenever possible. Remember, the City will never ask for your credit card information over the phone. 

Parks & Recreation Programs*

Parks & Recreation programs are slowly re-opening as follows: 

  • Playgrounds and Downtown Interactive Fountain (Splash Park) are open.
  • Athletic Fields are open for limited approved use.
  • Recreation programs have resumed with a limited number of programs and smaller class size per COVID-19 guidelines
  • Pavilions at specific parks are available to reserve/rent with capacity limits
  • Rental Facilities (Tanner Hall, Little Hall and Jesse Brock) are not available for events/rentals at this time.  Tentative rentals are being booked for 2021.

Please contact the Parks & Recreation office at 407-656-4155 for updates or additional information.

City-Sponsored Events*

All City-sponsored events are postponed or canceled until further notice with the exception of those listed below. The City will continue to provide updates on this page as we move forward.

Farmers Market*

The Farmers Market will remain open on Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. Hand-washing and hand-sanitizer stations will be available for use throughout the market. Vendor booths and check out areas will be spaced out and staggered to meet social distancing requirements.

*The risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  Accordingly, we cannot guarantee that any City of Winter Garden facilities you may visit or equipment you may use is free of the COVID-19 virus.

We encourage all individuals to take precautions by following CDC guidelines that can be found here. Link is https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Florida’s Safe, Smart, Step by Step. Plan to Recovery

The Governor's office released information on a phased reopening for the state of Florida. The City of Winter Garden is currently monitoring the COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) outbreak within our community. Our community is currently within Phase 3 of the recovery plan. Please click here to review the Governor’s Executive Order regarding Phase 3.

Phase 3 Recovery Executive Order

Executive Order 20-244 - Phase 3 - Right to Work; Business Certainty; Suspension of Fines (9/25/2020)

Face Covering Executive Order

Orange County has issued an executive order requiring that everyone wear a face covering while in a public space. Orange County is requesting voluntary compliance to keep all within the community safe.  There are exemptions in certain situations, which are outlined in the Executive Order.

To read the executive order, please click here.

Find the Latest Info

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.