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Seminole County FL - APRIL 2 COVID-19

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (April 2, 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 144 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 138 of which are Seminole County residents; there have been no COVID-19 deaths in the County. Updates can be found at prepareseminole.org and on the County’s social media channels.

PUBLIC ASSEMBLY SOCIAL DISTANCE ORDER ENACTED
Seminole County enacted a Public Assembly Social Distance Order, enforcing the CDC’s Interim Guidance for Administrators and Leaders of Community- and Faith-Based Organizations. Fraternal organizations, support groups, faith-based groups may continue to gather pending groups exceed no more than 10 individuals and all persons are six (6) feet apart.

For reference: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/guidance-community-faith-organizations.html

WHAT ORDER APPLIES?
The County’s Social Distance Order allowed non-essential businesses to remain open, pending they were able to maintain the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing. The State’s order only allows essential businesses to remain open.

Both Seminole County’s Social Distancing and Public Assembly Social Distancing Orders apply to essential businesses and gatherings that remain in operation once the Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order goes into effect.

Counties may enact more stringent means of enforcement than the State’s mandates to ensure safety. Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant; practice good handwashing and only leaving home for necessary activities.

HEALTHCARE FACILITY CONFERENCE CALL
Today, at 2:00p.m., Seminole County Emergency Management will host a COVID-19 Conference Call with Healthcare Facilities to address any COVID-19 issues. During the call, updates will be provided by Florida Department of Health-Seminole Health Officer Donna Walsh, Seminole County Medical Director Todd Husty and Seminole County Emergency Operations Staff.

Additionally, healthcare facilities will be able to brief out and ask questions to Emergency Management and health officials as needed.

MISSED YARD WASTE
Due to the increased amount of yard waste placed at the curbside yesterday, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, collection crews were not able to complete routes in portions of Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Casselberry, Longwood, Fern Park and Winter Park. Residents with missed collection should leave yard waste curbside; haulers will collect garbage as normally scheduled today, Thursday, April 2, 2020 and Friday, April 3, 2020.

Once the scheduled garbage routes are complete, crews will collect any yard waste that was not collected on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Please remember that yard waste will only be collected from residents that subscribe to the weekly yard waste service and it must meet regulation.

For more information, email swcustomerservice@seminolecountyfl.gov or call 407-665-2260.

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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