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Seminole County FL - March 17 COVID-19 Update

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (March 17, 2020)- Seminole County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor COVID-19. Updates can be found at prepareseminole.org and on the County’s social media channels.

 

FACEBOOK LIVE

Today, Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris will host a fourth Facebook Live Chat to answer questions related to Seminole County’s COVID-19 response. The Live Chat will be hosted at Facebook.com/SeminoleCounty at 10:30am. The Live Chat will be recorded and made available for playback on Facebook and the Seminole County Government YouTube channel.

 

LIBRARY & ELECTIONS

Today is Election Day, and the March 2020 Presidential Preference Primary in Seminole County will continue as scheduled with additional sanitation procedures in place, per Supervisor of Elections Chris Anderson. Visit the polls from 7:00 am until 7:00pm; find your polling online: https://www.voteseminole.org/find-my-polling-place.

Please note, all Seminole County Public Library branches are closed for library services until further notice. However, if your designated precinct is at a library branch, the facilities will still host Election Day voting.


SEMINOLE COUNTY PARKS, WILDERNESS AREAS & LEISURE FACILITIES

All current County leagues and programs are cancelled, leagues will resume with the Spring schedule in April. All field rentals including tournaments and local rentals are canceled through March 31st. All pavilion rentals through March 31st are canceled, refunds will be issued as necessary. Additionally, All meeting room rentals are canceled through March 31st, including Library meeting rooms, Midway Community Center and Lillie H. Green Community Center, refunds will be issued as necessary.

 

Campground rentals are not effected by closures. All County parks will open and close consistent with each facility’s published hours of operation and will be available for individual use.

 

NURSING HOMES

Seminole County Office of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health-Seminole hosted a webinar for over 60 assisted living facilities and nursing homes yesterday. Productive discussions involved measures to protect nursing staff, isolation methods, and limited visitation to reduce exposure and risks.

 

UTILITIES

Seminole County Environmental Services has suspended disconnection of water and wastewater services for non-payment. Customers can reach Utility Billing Customer Service Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm for questions by calling 407-665-2110 or emailing WSCustomerService@seminolecountyfl.gov.

 

CHARITABLE GIVING

Harvest Time International and the Christian Sharing Center are providing meals to those in quarantine as well as services to their regular clients. Both non-profit agencies are accepting monetary donations to provide services to those in need. Donations can be easily made online on their respective websites.

 

POSITIVE CASES

Seminole County currently has two confirmed positive and four presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 identified. Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are analyzing the results of the presumptive positive cases, which will move to "confirmed cases" once validated.  

 

STAY INFORMED

Seminole County Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health-Seminole personnel will be on hand to answer non-emergency questions related to COVID-19 and Seminole County’s response Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, at 407-665-0000.

 

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. Call 407-665-0000 to reach Seminole County Citizens Information Line. Visit Nextdoor.com, Facebook.com/SeminoleCounty, Twitter.com/seminolecounty, and Instagram (SeminoleCountyFL).

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