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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 moves to Phase 2 reopening
On June 3, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-139, to go into effect Friday, June 5, 2020 for all counties in the State of Florida outside of Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. According to this Executive Order, the entities and businesses allowed to operate during Phase 2 and the guidelines for each are outlined below:
- Bars and pubs may operate at 50 percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees, and full capacity outdoors (this does not apply to nightclubs)
- Restaurants may allow bar-top seating
- Retail establishments may operate at full capacity
- Gyms and fitness centers may operate at full capacity
- Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to, movie theatres, concert halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, arcades, playhouses and casinos may operate at 50 percent capacity
- Pari-mutuel facilities may seek approval to operate with written request from the County Administrator to the Secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation
- Personal services, including but not limited to, tattooing, body piercing, acupuncture, tanning and massage may operate with appropriate safety guidelines as outlined by the Department of Health
All businesses must adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for social distancing and sanitization.
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
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- Follow us on Twitter @HernandoCoGov