Coronavirus - (COVID-19)

Lake County Citizen Information Line:  352-253-9999
Available Daily: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Lake County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline:  352-742-4830
Available:  Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm


Lake County COVID information line 352-253-9999 poster


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

Lake County Citizen Information Line:  352-253-9999
Available Daily: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Lake County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline:  352-742-4830
Available:  Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm


Lake County Emergency Management Facebook page    

Lake County Emergency Management Twitter page



NEWS RELEASES & UPDATES:



04-09-2020
Leesburg City Commission to hold virtual meetings

     LEESBURG, FL – The April 13, 2020 regular meeting of the Leesburg City Commission will be held virtually in accordance with Executive Order 20-69 issued by Governor Ron DeSantis. 

    The meeting agenda is available on the City website at https://www.leesburgflorida.gov/government/city_commission/city_agendas_minutes.phpIt is also available by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 352-728-9732. 

     The meeting will be broadcast live on LakeFront TV (PRISM ch. 21, Xfinity ch. 22, Spectrum ch. 497), via Roku or Apple TV (download the free Cablecast App), on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/LakeFrontTVLeesburgFL) and the LakeFront TV webpage at https://leesburgflorida.gov/living/lftv_pages/index.php

     To provide public input or submit comments, members of the public can:  

  1. Send an email to publicmeetingcomments@leesburgflorida.gov beginning four hours prior to the meeting start time and throughout the duration of the meeting. 

  2. Call 352-728-9702 during the meeting.  Calls will be answered on a first come, first served basis.

     City Commission meetings will be held virtually until further notice. All other city boards including the Planning and Zoning Commission and Code Enforcement Special Magistrate have been suspended through April 30th.

04-06-2020 
Leesburg Electric provides rate relief to all utility customers

     LEESBURG, FL - In an effort to provide financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Leesburg will be sharing fuel savings reductions with all electric customers. 

     Leesburg Electric will reduce its Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) to $0.00 per kWh effective May 1, 2020.  The PCA will remain at $0.00 kWh for the months of May and June, providing an approximate 9% reduction in monthly electric costs for the typical residential customer.  The utility will review fuel savings in late June to determine whether the reduction can continue.

     “Our utility was already in our annual process of reviewing rates prior to the outbreak of the pandemic,” said Al Minner, Leesburg City Manager.  “But, with the financial impacts from social distancing directives and decreasing natural gas expenses, our utility is in the position to share fuel cost savings earlier than anticipated and extend this savings for 60 days.”

     Managing the COVID-19 pandemic has been a fluid process; therefore, Leesburg Electric will be continually reviewing its fuel purchasing forecasts and will extend rate relief to its customers through September 30, 2020 if it is financially feasible.

     The PCA reduction to $0.00 comes in addition to the utility suspending its late fee and utility disconnection policies on March 17, 2020.



04-02-2020

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

     LEESBURG, FL - Leesburg public works and utility workers continue to perform essential functions despite the potential risks to themselves for contracting the COVID-19 virus.  Ensuring the proper maintenance of the electric and gas distribution systems, road/parks maintenance and water/waste water collection systems is important during this challenging time. 

     Leesburg utility customers can help keep essential services operating safely by taking a few small steps to protect those that are keeping the city operational. Please continue to use common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of the virus and maintain social distancing by keeping six feet away from city utility and public works employees. Continually wash your hands. Use the city’s automated systems to report service disruptions.

     Also, because solid waste removal involves direct contact with material such as personal hygiene products, used tissues, sanitary wipes, face masks, gloves and similar items that may contain viruses, we ask that you take these precautions when disposing of trash in the roll-out bins.

  • To prevent the spread of contagions, ensure that all trash is disposed of in plastic garbage bags and not loosely placed in the roll-out bins.
  • If you are sick or caring for someone who is sick, all personal waste should be double bagged in plastic garbage bags. Securely tie all bags shut and dispose of as regular residential garbage.
  • Ensure that bins and bags are closed and sealed properly.
  • Rinse off and wipe down bottles, cans, and other recyclables that you put into bins.
  • Keep to the rules outlined by our solid waste department and only place proper waste and recycling materials in the proper bins.
  • Use soap and water or an alcohol-based cleaning product to wash-off the handles and lids of any trash and recycling bins that are physically picked-up by sanitation workers.
  • Material generated from decontamination procedures in locations such as non-medical businesses, office buildings and schools require additional measures. Please contact the Public Works Department at 352-435-9442 for information on proper disposal and collection of these items.

     All city employees are dedicated to working through this difficult time and ensuring that essential services are maintained. 


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


03-30-2020

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


03-26-2020
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


03-25-2020
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 


03-20-2020
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 


03-19-2020
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

03-19-2020
MAYOR'S MONTHLY UPDATE: COVID -19 INFORMATION
Click on this link to view the Mayor's update for March with information on COVID-19


03-18-2020

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. 


03-17-2020
Leesburg modifies customer service operations

      
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.


03-16-2020
Code Enforcement & Planning Commission Meetings Postponed

03-15-2020
Library Program Update

03-13-2020
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.

 

City Manager Statement on Corona virus  Page_1
City Manager Statement on Corona virus Page_2


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 www.leesburgflorida.gov 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 www.leesburgflorida.gov/library