Coronavirus - (COVID-19)

Lake County Citizen Information Line:  352-253-9999
Available:  Weekdays  9:00am - 5:00pm

Lake County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline:  352-742-4830

Florida Department of Health Coronavirus COVID-19 website

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 COVID Information

Lake County 'Reopen Lake' webpage

Lake County Emergency Management Facebook page   
Lake County Emergency Management Twitter page 

Governor Ron DeSantis Executive Orders
Click on this link to review all 2020 Exective Orders issued by Governor Ron DeSantis


July 31, 2020
Lake County to distribute CARES act housing assistance grants to eligible families 

     Tavares – During a special board meeting of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, the board unanimously approved Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) funding to assist individuals and families with past due rental, mortgage, and utility assistance of up to $3,000 per household. Commissioners also approved an agreement with United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties to support the review of applications and distribution of funds, subject to County Attorney approval. 


     The application, once available, will be shared on To receive email notifications once the application is open visit, .


     Governor Ron DeSantis authorized $250 million in CARES Act funding for rental and mortgage assistance for Florida families that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of this amount, $120 million will be used to provide rent and mortgage assistance through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program. These funds will be distributed by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) and administered by eligible local governments that meet the SHIP Program eligibility requirements. Lake County meets the SHIP Program eligibility requirements and was notified by FHFC that it will receive approximately $1.3 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) program. 


     To be eligible for funding, a household must self-certify that they were negatively impacted by COVID-19 through a loss of wages or a reduction of wages (unemployed or underemployed) and be at or below 120 percent of the area median income, based on the following limits: 


Family Size Household Income Limit
1 $61,080
2 $69,840
3 $78,600
4 $87,240
5 $94,320
6 $101,280
7 $108,240
8 $115,200
9 $122,136
10 $129,115


     To sign up for emergency mobile notifications regarding COVID-19, text COVIDUPDATE to 888777 and follow Emergency Management at and For the latest information, residents can call the Citizens Information Line at 352-253-999 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.



July 29, 2020
Lake County Board of County Commissioners to hold special meeting  

June 26, 2020
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced today via Twitter that - effective immediately - it has suspended on premises consumption of alcohol at bars state wide.
Click to view the emergency order

June 26, 2020
Leesburg provides funding for utility payment assistance

June 2, 2020
City of Leesburg offers coronavirus payment plan for utility customers 

May 29, 2020
Leesburg will begin reopening facilities in June

May 13, 2020
Lake County launches 'Re-open Lake' webpage 
Click on this link to review Lake County's plan to guide residents, businesses & stakeholders through the COVID-19 recovery process

May 1, 2020

Lake County issues additional COVID-19 protocol guidance 
Click on this link to view the most recent information for Lake County residents from Chairman Leslie Campion

May 1, 2020
City of Leesburg Facility Closings Update - May 1st



Lake County Partners to Expand COVID-19 Testing 
Click on this link for information from Lake County regarding local testing sites


  • There are no cure, remedies, and no free at-home testing kits for COVID-19.  Currently there is no cure or approved vaccine for COVID-19 or FDA-approved home
  • The CDC, WHO or any other government agencies will not email or call you with medical advice or ask for a payment.  CDC, WHO will never contact you.  Beware of individuals selling medical advice
  • Your stimulus check will not get to you faster through an expediting service from any individual or organization. 
  • You do not need to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire to receive your stimulus check
  • Beware of online payment requests from fake agencies for violating shelter-in-place orders.  Local law enforcement will issue any penalties, if at all, if you are violating any orders
  • Do not Pay for COVID-19 Maps.  Covid-19 maps are free through John Hopkins University and Florida Department of Health

Be vigilant when reading email.  You will see an increase of email and phishing scams from people pretending to be your employer, from a government agency or local medical office.  Never give out your personal or financial information to anyone.  The government will not call you on the phone to request payment in gift cards or ask you for your information.  Also, there is no COVID-19 Tax Refund.  

  • Ignore unknown numbers
  • Do not following links emailed to you - type in the website you would like to visit manually in your browser
  • If you get a request from your employer that looks odd, contact them via phone to verify
  • Assume every unsolicited request for information is suspect

For the latest information and updates from the City on COVID-19, please visit the city website at  

Additional CREDIBLE SOURCE of information on COVID-19

Leesburg City Commission to hold virtual meetings 

Leesburg Electric provides rate relief to all utility customers 


Measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to public works and utility workers 

     04-01-2020 5:30pm 
City facilities will close in response to Governor's order   

04-01-2020 8:00am

City of Leesburg COVID-19 Updates 


Lake County issues two emergency orders to ensure health and safety of community amid COVID-19

Message from Lake County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Leslie Campione
Click on this link to view the most recent message for Lake County residents from Chairman Campione

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. 

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

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 Historical Museum (03-18-2020)

 The Leesburg Historical Museum will be closed from March 17th through April 8th. 

Leesburg modifies customer service operations


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

Library Program Update

Leesburg closings related to COVID-19


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.


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For a PDF Copy of the form, please use the link provided:  PDF Copy of City Manager's Statement

City of Leesburg COVID-19 updates


               LEESBURG, FL - In accordance with CDC guidelines and Lake County directives, the City of Leesburg continues to take precautionary measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Following are the latest updates and actions taken by the city in this effort: 


·         Effective until May 1, 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


·         City Commission meetings will be held virtually starting April 13. Details on how the public can view and participate in the meeting will be provided later this week.


·         The Customer Service Department is closed to walk-in traffic. Utility customers may pay their bill utilizing the drive-through window or the payment drop box located near the drive through lane at City Hall. Payments can also be made using a credit card, debit card or e-check by using on-line services at or by telephone at 352-728-9810. For assistance opening a new utility account or to make changes to an existing utility account, customers should call 352-728 9800.


·         The city has suspended utility cut-offs and late fees until further notice. This applies to all residential and commercial accounts. Customers are encouraged to stay as current as possible with their payments to help avoid building up a large balance for later.


·         Essential city services including police, fire, solid waste collection and all utilities continue operations at this time.


The Leesburg Public Library is open for drive through service only. Check the library website for details at