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Lake County temporarily closes some government buildings to public access

RELEASE DATE: March 19, 2020

Tavares – Out of an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Lake County temporarily closed some of its buildings – including the County Administration Building located at 315 W. Main St. in Tavares – to the public on March 19. Services continue to be provided through email, by phone and online (https://lakecountyfl.gov/online_services). The Supervisor of Elections also closed its facilities to the public and recommends that residents utilize the services available on its website at https://www.lakevotes.com or by phone at (352) 343-9734.

The following County services and facilities remain available to the public:

- The Animal Shelter remains open for adoptions, fosters, reclaims and emergency intake at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares.

- Permitting applications can be completed online at https://lakecountyfl.gov/offices/building_services/. Users needing assistance may call (352) 343-9653, ext. 5.

- Lake County’s parks and trails remain open.

- Ride LakeXpress is fully operational. Social trips for the Lake County Connection paratransit service will be discontinued starting at 5 p.m. on March 20. All other trips are continuing.

- Housing and indigent burial services remain available via a self-service station in the lobby of 2008 Classique Ln. in Tavares or by calling (352) 742-6540.

- The Veterans Services office is closed to public access. Services are available by phone at (352) 742-6585 and email at veteraninfo@lakecountyfl.gov.


The March 24 Board of County Commissioners meeting will be held. Residents are encouraged to view the meeting via live stream at https://www.LakeCountyFL.gov/board_agendas and submit their comments via email to nbooth@lakecountyfl.gov.

Lake County reminds residents to utilize online services whenever possible. Visit https://lakecountyfl.gov/online_services for a complete list of services available online. For continued updates, follow Lake County, Florida on social media via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLBCC and Twitter at https://twitter.com/lakegov. For the latest county information and resources regarding COVID-19, visit https://www.lakecountyfl.gov/COVID-19.



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