SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (March 30, 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. As of 7:45 a.m., there are 83 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 77 of which are Seminole County residents. Updates can be found at prepareseminole.org and on the County’s social media channels.
Today, at 2:00 p.m., a press conference will be held at the Seminole County Public Safety Building to provide updates regarding provision of care for families and children during the COVID-19 State of Emergency in Seminole County. Speakers include:
• Seminole County Chairman Jay Zembower
• Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma
• Embrace Families CEO Glen Casel
Embrace Families manages the foster care system in Central Florida, and works to keep kids safe and families stable. Read more at EmbraceFamilies.org.
Media Note: Regular press conferences will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:00p.m. at the Public Safety Building in Sanford, unless noted otherwise. SGTV will set up a press feed to allow social distancing for photographers.
All press conferences will be available live on SGTV (Spectrum 498, U-Verse 99, Prism 88, or SeminoleCountyFL.gov/SGTV) and streaming on Facebook Live. Press conferences will be made available for playback on YouTube and SGTV.
SOCIAL DISTANCING EXECUTIVE ORDER IN EFFECT
Seminole County’s Social Distancing Order became effective this morning. The Order allows businesses to remain open pending the following conditions:
a) All employees and patrons must practice social distancing by staying at least six (6) feet apart;
b)Group meeting and/or training sizes must be limited to ten (10) people or less;
c)Limit occupancy to 30% of the maximum allowable capacity under the fire code, for non-residential, non-medical, and non-lodging uses; and
d)Checkout points and staging areas, including store fronts, must be monitored for social distancing requirements by means of marking floors or similar actions to maintain six (6) feet distance between customers.
The Executive Order also limits social gatherings to a maximum of 10 persons.
Find a list of exemptions in the Social Distancing Order, available at PrepareSeminole.org.
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 operators are available.
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) to find additional County information.