Florida Department of Health Hotline: 1-866-779-6121
Available: 24 hours day/7 days per week
CDC Coronavirus COVID-19 Website
CDC Coronavirus COVID-19 Call Center: 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
Available: 24 hours day/7 days per week
Lake County Website
Lake County COVID-19 Hotline: 352-742-4830
Available: Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
NEWS RELEASES & UPDATES:
Message from Lake County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Leslie Campione
Click on this link to view an important message for Lake County residents from Chairman Campione
Governor DeSantis Executive Order
Earlier today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-71 requiring all restaurants to operate through take-out and delivery only, along with some other actions. We have included the link to the full text of the Executive Order. https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-71.pdf
Resources available to local businesses to mitigate the impact from COVID-19
Click on this link to view information from Lake County Government on programs to assist small businesses
MAYOR'S MONTHLY UPDATE: COVID -19 INFORMATION
Click on this link to view the Mayor's update for March with information on COVID-19
Leesburg Declares State of Emergency - Updated closings and cancellations
LEESBURG, FL – The city of Leesburg declared a State of Emergency effective 10:00am, March 18, 2020, as a standard protocol in response to other regulatory directives and to be eligible for potential federal financial relief.
Accordingly, the following information provides updates and the latest actions taken by the city to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
The regular City Commission meeting scheduled for March 23, 2020 has been cancelled.
The Historic Preservation Board meeting scheduled for March 25, 2020 has been cancelled.
The Leesburg Public Library will be closed to the public beginning at 7:00pm on March 18 through April 15. During this time all checked out materials will be automatically renewed. No fines will accrue. The drop box on Elk Street will be open for returning materials should you wish to do so. They are also offering drive-up service at this time. All digital resources and on-line options are available. Visit www.leesburgflorida.gov/library
Effective until April 15, all meetings, activities and public gatherings at the following city facilities will be suspended: Venetian Center, Resource Center, gymnasium, Rogers Park pavilion and splash pad. This includes all City sponsored programs and use of meeting rooms by outside organizations and individuals.
Recreation athletic programs including baseball, softball, pickleball and field rentals are also suspended during this period.
City staff will be directly contacting those affected by these closings.
Leesburg Historical Museum (03-18-2020)
The Leesburg Historical Museum will be closed from March 17th through April 8th.
Leesburg modifies customer service operations
LEESBURG, FL - Due to the recent recommendations from the CDC, the City of Leesburg Utility Customer Service Department has adjusted operations to promote social distancing standards, which help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As a result of these modifications, customer service wait times may increase.
In an effort to minimize inconvenience during this difficult time and reduce person to person transmission of COVID-19, the City encourages utility customers to utilize one of our other convenient payment options rather than coming into City Hall.
The drive-through window remains open and a payment drop box is located near the drive through lane. Bills can also be paid using a credit card, debit card or e-check using on-line services at www.leesburgflorida.gov or by telephone at 352-728-9810. You must know your account number which is printed on the top left corner of your utility bill to use the on-line option.
For assistance opening a new utility account or to make changes to an existing utility account, please call Customer Service at 352-728-9800.
In addition, the City will suspend utility cut-offs and late fees until further notice. This applies to all residential and commercial accounts.
Should you have any questions about this action please contact the Customer Service Department at 352-728-9800.
DOWNTOWN EVENT UPDATE (03-16-2020)
The Leesburg Partnership has advised that Leesburg Bikefest and all other Leesburg Partnership events scheduled through May have been cancelled.
The Downtown Leesburg Business Association’s BBQ and Blues event scheduled for March 21 has been postponed.
The Leesburg Partnership annual Spring Fish Fry set for April 2 has also been postponed.
Code Enforcement & Planning Commission Meetings Postponed
In adherence to the recommendation issued by the CDC to avoid mass gatherings of more than 50 people, the following public meetings have been postponed:
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th at 5:00pm
Leesburg Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19th at 4:30pm
New Public Hearing dates will be publicly advertised in compliance Florida Statute 286.011(1), providing reasonable notice.
Library Program Update
Leesburg closings related to COVID-19
CITY MANAGER MESSAGE (03-12-2020)
The City is working with the State of Florida and the Lake County Health Department to share information and updates regarding the potential impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 in our region. The City has activated preparedness plans and will keep you up to date as more information becomes available.
Below is a statement from City Manager Al Minner regarding COVID-19 as well as information on State and Federal resources.
For a PDF Copy of the form, please use the link provided: PDF Copy of City Manager's Statement