Weekiwachee Preserve closed until further notice

SFWMD Water District LogoThe Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be closing the WeekiWachee Preserve, located in coastal Hernando County, effective Thursday, April 2 for all uses until further notice.

The District took steps to remind recreational users to follow the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and to uphold the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance to practice social distancing by avoiding gatherings larger than 10 people and distancing themselves a minimum of six feet from others.

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DeSantis issues statewide safer-at-home order to curb coronavirus

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide safer-at-home order on Wednesday afternoon to curb the rate of infection in his state during the global coronavirus pandemic.

The order will go into effect at midnight Thursday and last for at least 30 days.

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Scammers using coronavirus fears to spook Citrus County residents

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with other local law enforcement agencies and the Department of Justice, is working diligently to protect the public from scammers and fraudsters attempting to prey upon the public’s fears during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Some examples of these fraudulent schemes to be on the look out for include:

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Sheriff’s Office investigates Crystal River homicide

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that may have been the result of a domestic dispute.

Deputies responded on Monday to a residence in the area of North Andri Drive in Crystal River in reference to a well-being check.

Deputies made contact with an injured 50-year-old woman inside the home. She was eventually transported from the residence to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.

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CCSO opens telephone information lines

In an effort to keep Citrus County residents informed on the impacts of COVID-19 in the Citrus County community, the Citrus  County Sheriff’s Office has activated its “Citizen Information Lines (CIL)” in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County.

This line is designed to answer your questions and concerns specific to Citrus County.

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First death recorded in Citrus County COVID10 battle

An 80-year-old Citrus County resident diagnosed with COVID-19 passed away today.

This is the first COVID-19 death in Citrus County.

We are expressing our condolences to the person’s family and will continue to work with the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and our community partners to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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