Dear Business Partners,

As many of you know the City of Venice has cancelled all permits for public events through May 1 due to the concerns of community spread of COVID-19.

Official Message:
City of Venice cancels special events through 5/1

From City Manager Ed Lavallee: On this date (3/12/2020), the Office of Governor DeSantis issued a strong recommendation that in light of the risk of contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus), large-scale gatherings be canceled. 

Accordingly, consistent with provisions of the City of Venice Special Events Agreement, page 2, paragraph 1, in the interest of public health and safety, all special event permits issued by the City of Venice are hereby canceled. This notice is effective immediately and continues until May 1, 2020. The cancellation period is subject to adjustment pending changes in the public health and safety risk level for contracting coronavirus.


This includes MainStreet events Eggstravaganza, Wine Walk, and Friday Night Concerts. It also includes ALL other organization events like the BBQ Bash, Car Shows, etc. any event that has a public use permit in the parks or othe locaitons. We are working closely with the City of Venice to keep the most up to date information available and keep communication lines clear and open.

Please visit our website www.visitvenicefl.org/calendar/ for community events and cancellations-currently this is the best method as the changes are happening rapidly. We will also be posting on social media as we hear of cancellations. We will do our best to keep you informed.

What Venice MainStreet hopes to help with in the coming weeks is to keep business flowing. There are many simple and common-sense precautions to take at this time. Increase the frequencey of cleaning and sanitizing your buisnesses surfaces, encourage your staff to stay home if they are sick, personally practice widely reported hygiene precautions, set an example for those around you and other business.

I believe in a few days the shock and/or fear will subside and folks will be out and about again. We will maintain a positive attitiute, dispell rumors, and communicate what we know to be true and accurate. We encourage you to do the same.

We want to folks to keep health precautions at the forefront, but still enjoy life and the beautiful days we are having in Florida right now. This includes shopping, dining and visiting other business.

If you have any questions or concerns, I will do my best to help. Feel free to email or call the office.

Sincerely,

Kara Morgan
(941)-484-6722
kara.morgan@venicemainstreet.com


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