CCSO updates its app with COVID-19 link

Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast on March 19 announced a major upgrade to the Citrus County Sheriff’s App, offering broadcasts of COVID-19 alerts from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is offering this feature as an additional measure to protect public health and assist the public in receiving timely and accurate information regarding COVID-19.

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District to close all campgrounds to reduce spread of COVID-19

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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Citrus County Commission declares local state of emergency

BOCC SealThe Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on March 16 declared a Local State of Emergency during a special, emergency session, due to the worldwide pandemic COVID-19 virus threat to public health locally.

Citizens are asked to implement basic precautions of infection control and prevention: social distancing and staying at home when ill while practicing respiratory and hand hygiene.

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BOCC’s meeting over EMS ‘failings’ ends with angry words

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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EMS response time questioned

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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