Tavares – Lake County Government is taking precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by postponing all County-sponsored events through the end of March. Future County-sponsored events are tentative, pending recommendations from the COVID-19 Task Force, which the County formed in February to lead local planning and preparedness, and to provide a strong supporting role to the Florida Department of Health.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends social distancing to help reduce person-to-person transmission, and Governor Ron DeSantis today recommended that all mass gatherings be postponed.
In accordance with these recommendations, postponed events include the ribbon-cutting at Miracle League Field on March 14, the Engine 15 push back ceremony at Station 15 on March 17, the groundbreaking ceremony at Marianne Beck Memorial Library on March 20 and the How to Win Government Contracts seminar on March 23. UF/IFAS Extensions Services events, including the Spring Plant Sale on March 28, are also postponed. For the latest event information, residents are encouraged to visit https://www.lakecountyfl.gov.
Several libraries will also postpone March events including, Astor County Library, Cagan Crossings Community Library (Four Corners), Cooper Memorial Library (Clermont), East Lake County Library (Sorrento), Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library (Groveland), Paisley County Library, Umatilla Public Library, Helen Lehmann Memorial Library (Montverde) and Marianne Beck Memorial Library (Howey-in-the-Hills). Residents can visit https://www.mylakelibrary.org or contact their local branch for more information.
Board of County Commissioners’ meetings will continue as scheduled, and the public is encouraged to watch the meetings online at https://www.lakecountyfl.gov.
For regular COVID-19 updates as well as public safety tips, follow the Lake County Emergency Management Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement/ and Twitter page https://twitter.com/lakeemergency.