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.
Limited reopening of the Animal Services shelter location
The Hernando County Animal Services (HCAS) shelter, located at 19450 Oliver Street in Brooksville, will reopen to the public with limitations beginning June 2, 2020. Services will be provided with the following operational adjustments:
- Residents are encouraged to obtain County animal licenses online or via mail through PetData. Visit https://www.petdata.com/for-pet-owners/hrn/license-online for more information.
- Adoptions will be by appointment only once an adoption application has been approved. Call HCAS at (352) 796-5062 to schedule your adoption appointment
- Adoption applications can be found at: https://www.hernandocounty.us/home/showdocument?id=22 and sent via email to AC@HernandoCounty.us or fax to (352) 796-3746
- Access to the kennel area for viewing animals for adoption will be granted to citizens only upon completion and approval of an application.
- Return to owner transactions will be by appointment only. Call HCAS at (352) 796-5062 to schedule your appointment
- Initial viewing of animals available for adoption by the public can be done by visiting www.Facebook.com/HernandoCountyAnimalServices
- Approved online application submissions and subsequent appointments will take priority over walk in customers
- Lobby and kennel access will be limited to maintain appropriate social distancing and adhere to CDC guidelines
Contact HCAS at (352) 796-5062 for additional information.
Hernando County Government’s Office of Emergency Management recommends visiting 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
- Download the FDOH StrongerThanC19 app for free, available for iOS and Android devices, to participate in the community action survey launched on April 3, 2020
- Residents of the City of Brooksville may call (352) 540-3810 or visit www.CityofBrooksville.us for questions related to the City and COVID-19
- Visit 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