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Posted on: March 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update March 17

Wellington Village Hall Clock Tower

Wellington stresses the importance of taking the Coronavirus very seriously. The Village has issued an emergency declaration for COVID-19 and elevated our EOC status to Level II. We have taken the steps necessary to enable us to access state and federal funds and issue regulations on gatherings and public safety, including business hours and curfews.

As of today, March 17th, the current recommendation from the CDC and White House are to avoid gatherings with 10 or more people and to continue to practice social distancing and properly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if you are unable to wash hands.

Florida’s governor announced effective at 5:00 PM today that all bars and nightclubs will be closed for 30 days, that restaurants are restricted to half capacity, and customers are to be spread out in the restaurant. This applies to Wellington as well. We know that our local businesses and their employees depend on you, so check to see if they offer pick-up, take-out or delivery services.

The reason that it is so important to avoid contact with other people is to “flatten the curve.” This is an expression you have likely already heard. What this means is that in order to make sure our hospitals and medical centers are not confronted with treating more people than they can accommodate at one time, we need to try to slow the spread as much as possible. There are a finite number of beds and limited resources available at our area hospitals. To ensure that those who need treatment can get it, social distancing must become our everyday practice, it is important and still the very best way to keep the virus from spreading faster.

As for our seniors and the more vulnerable members of our community, we are continuing to find and develop ways to help them directly. Our STAR program is still operational, and we are working with our community partners like Wellington Cares and Interfaith to help you get the food and medicine you need.

Taking the proper precautions now will keep you and your family safe.


Village Hall Call Center

Senior Call Center


  • Vital Village services and functions continue without interruption at Village Hall. We have stepped up our cleaning efforts for the public and our employees at all of our facilities.
  • All indoor and outdoor recreation programming is canceled until further notice.

Recreational Programs & Events Cancelled

Senior Activities

All senior events and programming canceled until further notice.

Special Events Canceled

  • March 21 & 22 Bacon & Bourbon Festival
  • March 28 A Day for Autism Picnic
  • April 11 Egg Hunt
  • April 25 Earth Day 

Olympia Park, Wellington Community Park, Tiger Shark Cove Park Playground and Ball Fields/ Batting Cages, Wellington Green Park

  • Park facilities remain open dawn to dusk.

Wellington Community Center

  • All indoor programming and activities canceled until further notice
  • Rentals remain as scheduled
  • Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 7 PM. Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Saturday and Sunday, 8 AM to 1 PM.

Questions, call 561-753-2484

Village Park Gym and Fields

  • All indoor & outdoor programming and activities canceled until further notice
  • Monday through Saturday, 8 AM to 7 PM. Sunday, 12 PM to 7 PM

Questions, call 561-791-4005


  • Closed until further notice

Aquatics Complex

  • The pool remains open
  • Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM (Sundays and Mondays, Closed)
  • Spring Break (beginning March 21st) Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM. Sundays, 12 PM to 6 PM
  • Following Spring Break the pool will remain open on Sundays, 12 PM to 6 PM. Mondays will be closed.

Tennis Center

  • The Tennis Center remains open
  • Monday through Thursday 8 AM to 10 PM. Friday through Sunday, 8 AM to 5 PM
  • The Pro-Shop will be closed until further notice

Dog Park

  • Open dawn to dusk, closed every Thursday until 3 PM for regular maintenance.

Scott’ Place Playground

  • Monday through Saturday, 7:30 AM to 9 PM. Sunday, 7:30 AM to 7 PM

Peaceful Waters Sanctuary

  • Closed until further notice

Wellington Environmental Preserve

  • Open dawn to dusk

Neighborhood Parks

  • Open dawn to dusk

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