Facebook Link Preview for LakeCountyFL.gov
Lake County logo
Residents Visitors Business Government
 
You are here: Home > Covid-19
 
Keyword Search
 
General Information
Lake County BCC
315 West Main St.
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, Florida 32778


 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 updates below:

As part of Lake County’s commitment to public health and safety, the County is taking steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). On February 24, 2020, the County formed a Task Force of stakeholders to monitor COVID-19 and make recommendations for preventing the spread of the virus.


The County is encouraging people to use online services whenever possible and adhere to the recommendations outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health.

COVID-19
Text Updates

To receive COVID-19 alerts on your mobile device, text COVIDUPDATE to 888777.

Immunization

[updated: 2/23/2021 2:01:46 PM]

Immunizations are available at the Lake Square Mall by appointment only. Make an immunization appointment, visit the State's Sharecare website at myvaccine.fl.gov or call the hotline at 866-201-6909 (or 833-476-1031 for TTY users).

Visit scheduling.lakecountyfl.gov for the latest COVID-19 immunization information and for Frequently Asked Questions.

Lake County Immunizations 

Immunizations are limited to the priority population outlined in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' Executive Order 20-315, to include long-term care facility residents and staff, persons 65 years of age and older, and health care personnel with direct patient contact.  

Appointments are required due to limited availability. Persons arriving to an immunization site without an appointment will be turned away.

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake)

View the latest information from DOH-Lake at lake.floridahealth.gov.

Other Immunization Resources

Florida's COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Plan is a long-term, multi-faceted approach to immunization that will require a whole community effort supported by various organizations and agencies within Lake County.

Commerical Retailers

Commerical retailers are offering COVID-19 immunization appointments. Visit the below websites frequently for appointment availability. 

Publix Pharmacies

Winn-Dixie Pharmacy

Walmart/Sam's Club

CVS Pharmacy

Hospitals

Area hospitals are planning Public immunization initiatives to immunize those in the Governor's priority populations. For more information, view the resources below.

Orlando Health - South Lake Hospital
South Lake Hospital has opened immunizations to the public via appointment only.
More information here.      

Pharmacies

CVS and Walgreens have partnered with long-term care facilities to immunize the residents and staff at facilities in Lake County. For more information, visit the COVID-19 vaccination websites for CVS and Walgreens.

 

 

Emergency Orders

[updated: 2/22/2021 3:34:34 PM]

#2021-8 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, February 22, 2021 (Spanish)

#2021-8 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, February 22, 2021

#2021-7 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, February 16, 2021

#2021-6 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, February 8, 2021

#2021-5 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, February 1, 2021

#2021-4 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, January 25, 2021

#2021-3 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, January 15, 2021

#2021-2 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, January 11, 2021

#2021-1 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, January 4, 2021

#2020-227 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, December 28, 2020

20-315 State of Florida, Office of the Governor, Executive Order Number 20-315, December 23, 2020

#2020-211 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, December 21, 2020

#2020-210 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, December 14, 2020

#2020-209 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, December 7, 2020

#2020-208 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, November 30, 2020

#2020-207 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, November 23, 2020

#2020-206 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, November 16, 2020

#2020-191 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, November 9, 2020

#2020-191 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, November 9, 2020 (Spanish)

#2020-190 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, November 2, 2020

#2020-190 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, November 2, 2020 (Spanish)

#2020-189 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, October 26, 2020

#2020-189 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, October 26, 2020 (Spanish)

#2020-188 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, October 19, 2020

#2020-188 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, October 19, 2020 (Spanish)

#2020-187 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, October 12, 2020

#2020-187 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, October 12, 2020 (Spanish)

#2020-163 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, October 5, 2020

#2020-162 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, September 28, 2020

#2020-161 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, September 21, 2020

#2020-160 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, September 14, 2020

#2020-159 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, September 4, 2020

#2020-136 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, August 31, 2020

#2020-135 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, August 24, 2020 (Spanish)

#2020-135 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, August 24, 2020

#2020-134 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, August 17, 2020

#2020-133 Requiring Facial Masks for All Persons Entering Any Residential or Long-Term Care Facility, August 14, 2020 (Spanish)

#2020-133 Requiring Facial Masks for All Persons Entering Any Residential or Long-Term Care Facility, August 14, 2020

#2020-132 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, August 10, 2020 (Spanish)

#2020-132 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, August 10, 2020

#2020-108 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, August 3, 2020

#2020-107 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, July 27, 2020

#2020-106 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, July 20, 2020

#2020-105 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - July 13, 2020

#2020-104 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - July 6, 2020

#2020-101 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - June 29, 2020

#2020-100 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - June 22, 2020

#2020-100 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - June 22, 2020 (Spanish)

#2020-99 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - June 15, 2020

#2020-99 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - June 15, 2020 (Spanish)

#2020-98 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - June 8, 2020

#2020-97 Resolution 2020-97

#2020-56 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - June 1, 2020

Emergency Curfew Order - May 31, 2020

#2020-55 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - May 22, 2020 (Spanish)

#2020-54 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - May 18, 2020

#2020-53 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - May 11, 2020

#2020-52 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - May 4, 2020

#2020-51 Reopening Guidelines - May 1, 2020

#2020-50 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - April 27, 2020

#2020-49 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - April 20, 2020

#2020-48 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency - April 13, 2020

#2020-47 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, April 6, 2020

#2020-46 Guidance for religious services

#2020-35 Social distancing and adherence to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19

#2020-34 Social distancing and adherence to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (2020-33 amendment)

#2020-33 Social distancing and adherence to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19

#2020-32 Protection of persons over 65 or with serious underlying health conditions

#2020-31 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, March 30, 2020

#2020-30 Extension of the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency, March 23, 2020

#2020-29 Declaration of State of Local Emergency, March 16, 2020

Visit www.flgov.com/covid-19 for Governor Executive Orders

 

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

[updated: 2/19/2021 4:34:42 PM]

Starting February 22, 2021, applications will be accepted for funding in the form of rental assistance for Lake County residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Residents may receive rent assistance as a direct payment to a landlord for past due balances. Please pre-register at https://lakecountyfl.gov/cares to be notified about the program criteria, required documents and the opening of the application cycle.

Assistance received may be taxable income.

For residents who require additional guidance with the application process, Lake County will offer appointments for consultation from Feb. 22-26.  Residents may schedule a consultation at https://bit.ly/3udLvft

 

Testing

[updated: 1/20/2021 4:18:57 PM]
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call your doctor immediately. If you have trouble breathing or other concerning symptoms, call 911 for immediate help. If you do not have a doctor, call 352-268-9299 for testing guidance.
 
Many Florida insurance companies are providing waivers for paid testing and offering other types of assistance in response to COVID-19. A list of these resources is available on the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation website.
 

State Regional Testing Site

The state's regional COVID-19 testing site is located at the Orange County Convention Center and tests on a first come, first served basis from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Testing is free for residents and non-residents aged 18 and older. No symptoms are required and testing is administered on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Orange County Convention Center (North Concourse parking lot)
5980 Destination Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819.
Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
 

Financial

[updated: 1/20/2021 4:09:55 PM]

COVID-19 Rent and Mortgage Relief

SHIP Rental Assistance
The Lake County Department of Housing and Human Services offers information on SHIP rental assistance. Residents can email [email protected] to receive an application and a secure link for uploading their forms and supporting documents. Residents can also call 352-742-6530, fax 352-742-6505 or come by the office, located at 2008 Classique Lane in Tavares. More details here.

Mortgage Assistance
Banks are taking actions to assist customers, but those actions vary by bank. An alphabetical list of banks and their publicly announced steps of action can be viewed here: American Banking Association website.

It is not a complete list; however, the ABA will continue to update it as they receive additional information from banks across the nation.

 

Financial and Food Resources

  • Florida Department of Children & Families
  • Food Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Family Nutrition Program (SNAP Ed)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Eviction Assistance
    • Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
      • www.clsmf.org or (800) 405-1417
      • On Sep. 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the issuance of an Order under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. To invoke the CDC's order, tenants, lessees, or residents of residential properties who are covered by the CDC's order temporarily halting residential evictions, must provide an executed copy of the Declaration form to their landlord, owner of the residential property where they live, or other person who has a right to have them evicted or removed from where they live. MORE INFO

 

IRS Economic Impact Payments

Check the status of your Economic Impact Payment from the IRS here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments

 

Florida Department of Health

[updated: 1/20/2021 4:08:29 PM]

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your primary healthcare provider or family doctor right away. They will advise you on steps to take to get tested. If you do not have a family healthcare provider, call the Florida Department of Health hotline in Lake County at 352-268-9299.

COVID-19 Policyholder Resources

The Florida Office of Insurance Regultion provides a list of insurance providers and the resources that each is offering to policyholders with regard to COVID-19. Find this list here: https://www.floir.com/siteDocuments/COVID-19ConsumerResources.pdf

Please visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/ for more information.

 
 
 
 

Veterans

[updated: 5/29/2020 5:19:49 PM]

The Veterans Services office will be open to public access beginning June 1 by appointment only. Federal Veterans Affairs offices remain closed, which may cause some processing delays. Services are available by phone at (352) 742-6585 and email at [email protected].

The Lake County Veterans Service Office provides information and essential forms online at bit.ly/LC-VeteransServices. For information about compensation and pension benefits, veterans and their families may contact the Department of Veterans Affairs via phone at (800) 827-1000.

Veterans Crisis Line
If you are a Veteran in crisis – or you’re concerned about one – free, confidential support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Veterans Crisis Line is available by phone, text, or chat:

  • Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.
  • Send a text to 838255.
  • Chat online.
  • Support for deaf and hard of hearing: Call 1-800-799-4889.

Status of Claim:

Call 1-800-827-1000

To submit a claim:
  • Call 1-800-827-1000 to establish an intent to file
  • File a claim through VA.gov
  • If they have a printer: Get their email so we can email them the forms
  • If they cannot print or access forms through VA website, they can request paper copies from the 1-800-827-1000. They will also help them do changes such as dependency/direct deposit changes
To turn in forms:

Scan and email them to [email protected]

Mail it to the VA:

Compensation:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444
Pension:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Pension Intake Center
PO Box 5365
Janesville, WI 53547-5365
Fax it to the VA claims intake center:
  • 1-844-531-7818: Compensation Claims
  • 1-844-655-1604 : Pension Claims
 
 

Wellness & Coping

[updated: 4/17/2020 10:09:46 AM]

Managing Stress & Anxiety

It's normal to feel stress and worry during a crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website contains helpful information and resources for coping.

Need help or know someone who does?

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others

Family Resources

Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. 

  • Call 911 if an emergency
 
 
 
 

Florida Department of Children and Families

[updated: 3/31/2020 1:25:42 PM]
For updates related to ACCESS, child welfare, child care, mental health services and adult protective services, please visit the DCF COVID-19 update website.
 
At the request of Governor DeSantis, and in accordance with the federal Families First Coronavirus Act, the Department of Children and Families will waive work requirements for individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
 
DCF and the Department of Economic Opportunity have partnered to apply good cause statewide for TANF and SNAP recipients normally subject to participate in mandatory work requirements as a condition to receive program benefits effective immediately. The temporary relief of mandatory work requirements will alleviate any undue burden during this public health emergency on individuals normally required to participate in these programs with no disruptions to the receipt of cash and/or food assistance benefits.
 
To check the status of your benefits, report changes, receive information faster by opting in to receive electronic notifications, and upload documents 24 hours a day 7 days a week, log into your MyACCESS account here: https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
 
If you have questions about your benefits and the temporary relief of work requirements during this time, please contact the Department of Children and Families customer center at 850-300-4DCF or visit the website at https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
 

Food Resources

[updated: 3/30/2020 5:02:22 PM]
  • www.foodpantries.org
  • Mid Florida Community Services
    • Meals on Wheels
    • Leesburg, 352-326-3540, M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Lake County Sherriff'’'s Food Drive

The food drive begins on Saturday, March 28 and will remain active until further notice. The hours for making donations will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the following locations:

  • North Lake County: First Baptist Church of Umatilla, 550 Hatfield Drive, Umatilla
  • Central Lake County: Lake County Jail, 551 West Main Street, Tavares (west end)
  • South Lake County: Real Life Church of Clermont, 1501 Steves Road, Clermont

Items being sought include non-perishable foods such as peanut butter, canned meats, canned meals, snack bars, boxed cereal, canned fruits and canned vegetables, etc. As these items are collected, they will be delivered to local food pantries throughout the county for the immediate distribution to families in need.

What is L.A.S.E.R.?

  • Lake Support and Emergency Recovery (LASER) is a non-profit, 501c3 organization. LASER offers assistance for Lake County residents that cannot be adequately fulfilled by public agencies. LASER is an extremely important partner in the recovery process. Its case management team provides individualized attention to our residents recovering from disasters.
 

Online Services

[updated: 3/18/2020 3:11:44 PM]

For a list of services that can be accessed online, please visit https://lakecountyfl.gov/online_services/.

Video Updates

Click the YouTube Playlist (icon) icon (upper-right corner of the video) to view the COVID-19 playlist containing the latest video updates from Lake County.

Lake County BCC Copyright 2006
Home : Visitors : Residents : Business : Government : Directory of Services : Online Services