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HERNANDO COUNTY GOVERNMENT COVID-19 UPDATES 
CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.HERNANDOCOUNTY.US/COVID19

COVID-19 Questions?

For questions related to Hernando County and COVID-19, call the COVID-19 Public Information Center line at:

(352) 540-6233

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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Emergency Management
18900 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL 34601

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Phone (352) 754-4083
Fax (352) 754-4090
Recorded Message Line (352) 754-4111

COVID-19 Information

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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 declares a local state of emergency

Post Date:03/19/2020 3:24 PM

As a proactive measure to monitor and limit the spread of COVID-19, PROCLAMATION NO. 2020-01, Declaration of State of Local Emergency, has been enacted by the Hernando County Executive Policy Group as of March 19, 2020.

This declaration provides Hernando County Government the authority to take action as needed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our community. This includes making emergency purchases, obtain additional resources, renting equipment, hiring workers, utilizing volunteers, etc. The Local State of Emergency will be in effect for seven days, or until rescinded.

The Hernando County Emergency Operations Center is operating at a Level Three: monitoring status. 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.
  • FDOH has set up a call center for general questions regarding COVID-19 at (866) 779-6121, operating 24/7
  • Visit www.HernandoCounty.us/COVID19 for information on all Hernando County Government updates regarding COVID-19
  • 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
  • Follow us on Facebook @HernandoCoGov
  • Follow us on Twitter @HernandoCoGov
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