On Monday morning, Crestview City Manager Tim Bolduc released the following statement on the city’s response to the coronavirus:

After much consideration and in an abundance of caution, the City of Crestview will be experiencing closures of selected public facilities and suspending all recreation programming beginning Monday, March 16, until Monday, March 30, pending updates and direction from the Florida Department of Health. This measure is in accordance with the decision made by the Okaloosa County School Board and with state and federal health agency recommendations. These steps are intended to serve as a preventative measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The closures include Twin Hills Park Gym, the Community Center, Bob Sikes Library, Allen Park Community Center and the Senior Center. Each of these facilities will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, until Monday, March 30, pending further updates. Employees at these facilities need to report to work as normal. Individuals and organizations who have questions about facility rentals should call the Crestview Enrichment and Recreations Services Department at 850-682-0789.

Utility billing will remain open at this time, but customers are encouraged to make utility payments online at https://cres-egov.aspgov.com/Click2GovCX/index.html or by phone at 850-682-6131. Cash and check payments in person will still be accepted, customers are asked to be patient as the additional measures taken by staff to protect the customers and employees may cause delays.

The Community Development Services Department will continue to provide services at this time. Customers needing building, inspection, permitting and code enforcement information are encouraged to call 850-689-1618 or emailcds@cityofcrestview.org before visiting the office as many of these functions can be resolved without a trip to town. Additionally, for building permit questions customers can also email permits@cityofcrestview.org. For cash or check payments requiring in person actions, the permit technicians will be temporary located in the utility billing office at City Hall.

City Council meetings will remain as scheduled for the immediate future. They will be open to the public and available for live viewing on the Crestview Community TV Facebook page.

Sanitation services, including garbage, recycling, bulk items and yard waste will be picked up as scheduled.

The City of Crestview team stands ready to serve the residents of Crestview throughout this difficult time.