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Seminole County FL - APRIL 17 COVID-19 UPDATE

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (April 17, 2020)- Seminole County Office of Emergency Management has been under a Local State of Emergency (LSE) since March 2, 2020, and continues to monitor COVID-19. There are currently 313 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 306 of which are Seminole County residents; there have been three COVID-19 deaths in the County. The County’s confirmed cases range from age one to 100. Updates can be found at prepareseminole.org and on the County’s social media channels.

FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT TODAY
Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris offers Facebook Live Chats every Tuesday and Friday at Facebook.com/SeminoleCounty. Residents can ask questions and receive responses in real-time during the chats. Live Chats are recorded for playback on SGTV and YouTube, as well.

BOAT RAMPS OPEN
All Seminole County Boat Ramps have reopened with roving air patrolling by Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and boat patrolling by FWC. Waterways are subject to the FWC Executive Order requiring vessels to maintain 50’ distance from other vessels, with no more than 10 persons onboard per vessel. Seminole County’s Social Distance Order also applies; individuals from different households should remain 6’ apart and no more than 10 persons shall be gathered.

NEXT PRESS CONFERENCE MONDAY AT 2:00PM
Seminole County’s next press conference will be Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2:00p.m. Speakers will include:

• Jay Zembower, Seminole County Board of County Commissioners Chairman
• Alan Harris, Seminole County Emergency Manager
• Dennis Lemma, Seminole County Sheriff
• Donna Walsh, Department of Health-Seminole Health Officer

FOR MEDIA USE ONLY: Press conferences will be held at the Public Safety Building, 150 Eslinger Way, Sanford. A press feed will be provided to limit number of individuals in the room. Reporters who are not present can text questions to Ashley Moore at 407-509-5862 (please include reporter name/affiliation, who the question is directed to and exact questions).

STAY INFORMED
Seminole County Office of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health-Seminole personnel are available daily from 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. by phone to answer non-emergency questions related to COVID-19 at 407-665-0000. Spanish-speaking operators are on standby to assist.

Visit PrepareSeminole.org for information related to COVID-19 in Seminole County.

Text COVID19INFO to 888-777 to receive updates from Seminole County Office of Emergency Management. Visit Nextdoor.com, Facebook.com/SeminoleCounty, Twitter.com/seminolecounty, and Instagram (SeminoleCountyFL).

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