City of Gulfport
2401 53rd Street South
Gulfport, Florida 33707                                   
(727) 893-1000


Post Date, 3/16/2020 – 12:00 PM

City of Gulfport UTILITY CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE 

Since many utility customers may be facing unusual financial hardships as a result of COVID-19, the City of Gulfport is suspending disconnections to utility accounts due to non-payment effective immediately. Customers should pay what they can to avoid building up a large balance that will be harder to pay off later. Credit card/electronic payment processing fees have been waived to promote remote payment and reduce City Hall traffic. Customer service representatives can assist with nearly all utility related functions via telephone Monday through Friday 8am – 4:30pm by calling (727) 893-1016. 

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Post Date, 3/16/2020 – 12:00 PM

City of Gulfport SENIOR CENTER CLOSING

After careful consideration of issues related to the COVID-19 and the social atmosphere among the susceptible elderly population within the Gulfport Senior Center, the City of Gulfport has determined that in the interest of public health and safety, the Gulfport Senior Center will be closed effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. All Senior Center activities, classes, and groups are cancelled until further notice. 

This closure includes the GEMS Transportation Service. Staff will be available to provide alternate transportation and / or delivery options to medical appointments by calling (727) 893-2242.

Reassurance calls will continue as normal. Senior Center Staff will facilitate the food pantry to serve residents in need. Additionally, the City of Gulfport is working closely with Neighborly Care Network (NCN) to ensure delivery of their services will continue. Please contact NCN at (727) 344-2111 for more information. 

The City of Gulfport will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 and an ongoing evaluation will take place on the Gulfport Senior Center’s closure. 

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Post Date, 3/16/2020 – 12:00 PM

City of Gulfport RECREATION CENTER CLOSING

Keeping our children, community, and employees safe is our top priority. In an effort to keep the community healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Gulfport Recreation Center will be suspending all programs including the children’s spring break program effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. All programs, fitness classes, and events located at the Gulfport Recreation Center have been suspended through March 29, 2020. For more information, please contact the Gulfport Recreation Center at (727) 893-1068. 

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Post Date, 3/16/2020 – 12:00 PM

City of Gulfport HISTORIC CASINO CLOSING

In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our community, the Historic Gulfport Casino’s weekly dance programs are suspended until further notice. 

The City of Gulfport will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 and an ongoing evaluation will take place on the Gulfport Historic Casino’s public event closure. For more information, please call the Casino Ballroom at (727) 893-1070. 

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Post Date, 3/16/2020 – 12:00 PM

City of Gulfport JUNK DROP EVENT CANCELLED

In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our community, the City of Gulfport Junk Drop at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center on Saturday, March 21, 2020 is postponed until further notice. 

The City of Gulfport will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 and an ongoing evaluation will take place on the event closure. For more information, please call the City of Gulfport Public Works Department at (727) 893-1090. 

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For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest updates, please visit, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ .


The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue updates every day, seven days per week. 

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated  COVID-19 webpage . For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the  CDC COVID-19 website . For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the  travel advisory website .
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center is Available 24/7
Call: 1 (866) 779-6121
For additional information and helpful links regarding COVID-19, please visit the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 website at  FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19 .
Pinellas County has also established a dedicated  COVID-19 webpage  where citizens can find in-depth information on the virus, links to resources and regular updates.