• Area closures ahead of Hurricane Dorian

    By: Action News Jax


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - We're keeping a list of area organizations that are closing for Hurricane Dorian.

    As the category storm gets closer to the Florida coast, more organizations will announce closures.

    Check back for the latest updates and watch Action News Jax First Alert Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh  on FOX30, CBS47.

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    Camden County:

    • St. Marys Police Department announced Wednesday that waterfront park pier and docks are closed.

    Duval County: 

    • NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer's is ordering the closure of NAS Jacksonville to non-essential personnel beginning at 4 p.m. Monday. Several facilities will remain open until Tuesday at 2 p.m. for hurricane relief items. These include:

      Navy Exchange Gas Station, Navy Exchange Main Store and Home Store, NAS Jax Commissary, Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society. All NAS Jax gates and the Visitor Control Center will remain open until 2 p.m. Tuesday. At that time, only the Yorktown (Main) Gate will remain open. Only mission essential personnel will have access to the base on Tuesday after 2 p.m. and on Wednesday. Tuesday and Wednesday will be considered days of administrative leave for all civilian personnel assigned to the station.

    • Duval County's beaches will close until further notice midnight Monday night. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, local police are asking people to stay off the beach, stay out of the water and out of the Intracoastal Waterway.
    • The Duval County Courthouse will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 3. All jury service next week has been canceled.
    • UF Health will be making changes to its clinical operations:
      • Sept. 3 Outpatient practices at UF Health Jacksonville (West 8th Street campus), UF Health North and all UF Health Oncology locations will remain open during normal business hours. All other UF Health outpatient practices in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, including UF Health Emerson Medical Plaza, will be closed.
      • Elective surgeries at UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health North will proceed as scheduled.
      • Sept. 4 all outpatient practices will be closed. This includes outpatient and rehabilitation services at UF Health Jacksonville, UF Health Emerson Medical Plaza and UF Health North. Elective surgeries will be rescheduled.
        Staff is in the process of notifying patients and rescheduling appointments.
      • UF Health is well prepared to care for patients, physicians, nurses and other staff who will be working during the storm.
      • UF Health additional note: "Our facilities do not serve as public or special-needs shelters. Residents with special needs and people who may live in areas of concern should go to one of the City of Jacksonville’s shelters. Individuals with special needs requiring shelter support should contact 630-2489 for more information. The following special-needs shelters have been opened: Atlantic Coast High School (pet friendly), Oceanway Middle School and Enterprise Learning Academy. Please stay tuned to local media outlets for updates on additional information or visit the city's website at COJ.net."
    • Cummer Museum will be closed from Sunday, Sept. 1 through Wednesday, Sept. 4.
    • JTA will temporarily suspend service of the St. Johns River Ferry beginning Monday, Sept. 2. All other JTA transit services will continue to operate as scheduled.
      • JTA is suspending all transit services on Tuesday Sept. 3 starting at 1 p.m. It's paratransit service Connexion will only perform life-sustaining and evacuation trips depending on the weather. 
    • Ascension St. Vincent's medical group offices are closed through Wednesday, including primary care, urgent care and specialty care clinics. Ascension St. Vincent's Clay County, Riverside and Southside locations are closing to vistors only beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.
    • All Jax Federal Credit Union branches will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 4. The following branches will be open Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: 
      • 562 Park Street (Riverside)
      • 4100 Belfort Road (Southpoint)
      • 11406-2 San Jose Boulevard (Mandarin)
      • 7254 103rd Street (Westside)
      • 950 Blanding Boulevard (Orange Park)
    • Baptist Health has posted a full list of current openings and closures online; click HERE to view. 
    • The Jacksonville Humane Society will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 4 and plans to reopen Thursday, Sept. 5. Check back for updates on their website
    • Vystar Credit Union announced Monday, Sept. 2, will close the following branches until Thursday, Sept. 5:
      • Duval
      • St. Johns
      • Nassau
      • Clay
      • Putnam
      • Clay 
    • Jaxport Terminals are now closed to all commercial traffic, JSO tweeted Monday night. The Carnival cruise set to sail Thursday, Sept. 5 is being evaluated, JSO said passengers can text CCL12 to CRUISE (278473) for updates. 
    • Nemours Children's Specialty Care will be closing its three Northeast Florida locations Wednesday, Sept. 4. Patients are encouraged to call the Nemours weather hotline at (904) 697-3566 for the latest updates about operating hours. 

    St. Johns County:

    • All vehicular access to St. Johns County beaches will be restricted beginning Sunday until conditions improve.

    • Anastasia State Park Campground is closed and the park will close Saturday at sunset and remain closed through the duration of the storm.  

    • St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office and the Farmers Market will be closed on Saturday, August 31

    • St. Johns County Planning and Zoning Agency meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 5th has been canceled.

    • Matanzas State Forest has closed the following campgrounds: Cedar Creek Campground, Matanzas State Forest Group Camp.

    • St. Johns County Library book drops will be locked and sealed at the end of the day on Saturday, August 31. All bookmobile stops scheduled for Tuesday, September 3 have been canceled.

    • Council on Aging Services will closed September 2-4, 2019.

    • Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas National Monuments is closed.

    • The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting and the special budget meeting scheduled Tuesday, September 3 have been canceled.  It has been rescheduled for Sept. 12. 

    • Flagler College has canceled classes for Sept. 2 to 4.

    • Florida School for the Deaf and Blind has canceled classes and sent students home.  The campus remains open for 11 and 12 month employees.

    • The Council on Aging offices will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4. The closure includes all five senior centers, the Sunshine Bus and Paratransit.

    • The St. Johns County Courthouse and Clerk of Courts Offices will close through Wednesday, Sept. 4.

    • The Planning and Zoning Agency meeting scheduled for Sept. 5 has been canceled. 

    • St. Johns County libraries are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

    • All St. Johns County Parks and Facilities are closed and recreation programs are canceled until further notice, according to the St. Johns County Emergency Management.

    • The St. Johns Golf Club is closed until further notice, according to the St. Johns County Emergency Management.

    • St. Augustine Municipal Marina is now closed until further notice. 

    • Baptist Medical Center Beaches is closed has been evacuated for the approaching storm, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted Monday. 

    Putnam County:

    • The Putnam Clerk of Courts offices will close through Wednesday, Sept. 4. 
    • The Florida Department of Transportation will close the County Rd. 310 bridge starting Tuesday, Sept 3. The bridge will remain closed until the storm calms down and follow up inspections can be conducted to determine the bridge is sage to reopen. Earlier closure is possible depending on conditions.

    Glynn County:

    • Cumberland Island is beginning closure operations today. All visitors and staff will be evacuated from the island at the 2:45 p.m. ferry. Anyone with camping reservations affected by the ongoing closure will be refunded through Recreation.gov. Those with ferry reservations who are affected will also be refunded. 
    • Jekyll Island Causeway will be closing Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. until further notice. 
    • The Sidney Lanier Bridge will also be closed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. until further notice.

    Nassau County: 

    • Nassau County Baptist Medical Center announced Monday, Sept. 1, that the hospital will close at 3 p.m. Monday. Patients have already been evacuated from the facility, according to a Facebook post. Residents needing emergency care are asked to find a nearby urgent care clinic or a hospital in the Jacksonville area. 


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