SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (March 23, 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 23 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 20 of which are Seminole County residents. Updates can be found at prepareseminole.org and on the County’s social media channels.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
The regularly scheduled March 24 Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Meeting will begin at 1:30p.m. in the BCC Chambers at the County Services Building, 1101 East 1st Street, Sanford. Find the agenda at SeminoleCountyFL.gov/meetings. The Bear Lake Road Rezone agenda item has been continued to the April 14 BCC Meeting and will not be heard tomorrow.
Procedures will be modified for public comment to ensure appropriate distancing; members of the public wishing to speak at the Meeting will be able to view the Meeting outside of the Chambers, then be escorted inside individually to speak on agenda items presented. Speakers will not approach the podium, instead they will stand 2’ away. Members of the public can also send emails to their commissioners to be included in the record, correspondence should be sent no later than 10:00 a.m. on March 24 to be printed and included. Commissioner email addresses are available at SeminoleCountyFL.gov/BCC.
The BCC Meeting will be aired live on SGTV, Spectrum 498, CenturyLink Prism 84, and U-Verse. Find SGTV streaming at SeminoleCountyFL.gov/SGTV.
COUNTY BUILDINGS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Seminole County Government offers a number of services online, through email, and over the phone. With County public buildings being closed to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19, residents can use the Citizens Information Line to connect to services or visit SeminoleCountyFL.gov.
Additional contacts for commonly used services include:
- Animal Services, 407-665-5201
- Development Services Planning Desk, 407-665-7371
- Development Services Building Division, 407-665-7050
- Environmental Services Customer Service, 407-665-2110
- Library Services, 407-665-1500
- Mosquito Control, 407-665-5542
- Roads & Stormwater Customer Service, 407-665-7623
- Solid Waste Customer Service, 407-665-2260
It has never been easier to respond to the Census on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker. The Census Bureau estimates that it will take about 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire, depending on the number of people in the household; visit 2020Census.gov to get started.
Seminole County residents received invitations to respond to the Census via mail earlier this month, and to date, 20.1% of residents have responded, which is nearly 1% more than the state average by county. See interactive response rate map here: https://2020census.gov/en/
SPECIAL NEEDS CLIENTS
Seminole County Emergency Management in coordination with Florida Department of Health-Seminole maintain a registry of over 1,300 Special Needs Clients as a service to the community. With growing concerns regarding COVID-19, clients can reach the Citizens Information Line daily from 8:00a.m. until 5:00p.m. to ask questions. Emergency Management is making client contacts today.
NO COUNTY CURFEW
There is currently no curfew in place in Seminole County. Individuals should use discretion and adhere to CDC guidelines. Avoid gatherings with more than 10 people, practice social distancing.
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 daily from 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. Visit Nextdoor.com, Facebook.com/SeminoleCounty, Twitter.com/seminolecounty, and Instagram (SeminoleCountyFL).