Citrus County Emergency Management is assisting our local government and community partners for donations of medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectants that can be used to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
These supplies will then be distributed, based on need, to critical-care facilities, local hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical offices and first responders.
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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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Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order that will reduce density and crowds in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and beaches to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close all campgrounds throughout its 16-county region to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, at 1 p.m., all District campgrounds and campsites will be closed for 30 days. Recreational day use activities will still be allowed at this time.
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Tempers flared on Feb. 13 at the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting.
The BOCC is not satisfied that the Nature Coast EMS (NCEMS) is providing quality ambulance service in the county.
The meeting ended as the NCEMS lawyer attempted to speak, but was subsequently asked to sit down (February 13, 2020).
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A group of Ozello residents have complained that EMS response times are far higher than what they believe they should be.
They told Citrus County Commissioners that, for them, the longest wait time for paramedic service by Naturecoast EMS was 80 minutes. (December 16, 2019).
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