caregivers. We have seen a tremendous community response
from individuals who recognized our caregivers’ efforts.”
NEW SELLING OPTIONS
Realtors were considered essential and many worked
throughout the quarantine, conducting business via teleconferencing
Youths at Boys and Girls Club Camp-A-Thon are building a city piece by
piece at the Port St. Lucie Mid Florida Credit Union Event Center in use
with social distancing guidelines.
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as well as face-to-face meetings.
“We will open again when it is safe for our staff and members
and we continue to assess the situation,” says Jensen
Beach Realtor Jarrod Lowe, who is president of Broward,
Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors.
The St. Lucie West office has been closed since March and
committee and board meetings have been held by teleconference.
Most continuing education classes are available online.
“As Realtors, we have to adapt to new technologies,” Lowe
says, adding that he was very busy meeting clients and selling
houses the past two months. “Virtual tours and meetings
are becoming more popular and those are positive changes.
We want to be more efficient, safer and minimize risk.”
Builders’ model home row on Savona Boulevard has
reopened and many sales people are offering in-house tours
and online presentations for buyers.
OUTDOOR PUBLIC SAFETY
The lifeblood of Port St. Lucie’s outdoors is the 14 meandering
miles of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. City
residents have an abundance of summer recreation opportunities
with boat ramps, riverfront parks, hiking trails, passive
parks and fitness centers. Officials are working with the
different sports leagues on plans to safely reopen ball fields,
basketball courts and playgrounds.
Port St. Lucie’s 42 city parks are open daily until sunset,
but ball fields will not be open until games resume.
“This is still a very serious situation, but people are using
the parks and things are going well,” says Brad Keen,
assistant director for parks and recreation. “To keep public
safety we are asking people to practice social distancing,
be patient and we can still enjoy the parks. We will resume
All but two of the city’s summer camps are running. One
was canceled due to CDC rules and the other because of
closed field-trip locations.
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