For questions related to Hernando County and COVID-19, call the COVID-19 Public Information Center line at:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
18900 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL 34601
Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health in Hernando County encourage residents to remain informed. We can all help to prevent the spread of disease by:
1. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
2. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
5. Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
Monitor trusted sources of information such as the Health Department website at www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19 and the CDC at www.CDC.gov to learn the facts and to follow recommendations to prevent the spread of disease.
Visit https://flicg.org/county-by-county-covid-19-information/ for a list of all Florida County’s COVID-19 policies and orders.
Hernando County Animal Services operational changes
Hernando County Animal Services (HCAS) announces minor operational changes at its shelter, located at 19450 Oliver Street in Brooksville, to comply with CDC guidelines on public gatherings and prevent the spread of disease:
- All in-person issuances of Hernando County Animal Licenses at the HCAS facility have been suspended. Residents can obtain a Hernando County Animal Licenses online or via mail through PetData. Visit https://www.petdata.com/for-pet-owners/hrn/license-online for more information.
- HCAS frequently enjoys citizens, often with children, at its facility to visit with the animals, knowing that they are not going to adopt. HCAS respectfully asks that such visits be suspended until further notice. However, if you are actively looking to adopt an animal or reclaim your animal, you may visit the facility as normal.
- There may be times when the lobby area is crowded with citizens that require service at the HCAS facility. During these times, you may be asked to maintain a line outside of the lobby to demonstrate appropriate social distancing.
Hernando County Animal Services is committed to its core mission to rescue, rehome, and reunite animals that come into its care. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to create a safe environment for the citizens, staff and animals in Hernando County.
Hernando County Government’s Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor this rapidly evolving situation. Visit the following web and social media sites for more information:
- Residents should monitor trusted sources of information such as the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) website at www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.CDC.gov to learn the facts and to follow recommendations to prevent the spread of disease. Additionally, the FDOH has set up a call center for general questions regarding COVID-19 at (866) 779-6121, operating 24/7.
- For information on refreshing your emergency supply kits and plans go to www.HernandoCounty.us/em
- Sign up to receive emergency alerts at www.AlertHernando.org
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