Update on Citrus County essential services as of Friday

New information in RED below:

Citrus County Government remains open to serve our citizens. There may be limited access to building lobbies for the protection of citizens and employees. Services continue to be available by phone, email or mail.

Animal Services – mandating all volunteers to not come to the shelter beginning Wednesday, March 25 until further notice. We are currently delaying the intake of owner-surrendered animals to ensure we have kennel space. For more information phone (352)746-8400 or visit: www.citruscritters.com. For those who need to renew or purchase a County Pet License, we ask for you to either do so online at https://www.petdata.com/.

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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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County government buildings remain open

Citrus County Government buildings remain open at this time, although services may be altered, modified or temporarily unavailable.

Please note all library branches have shifted to limited access, with drop-off of library materials and pick-up of pre-requested materials ONLY.

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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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County proclaims February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness month

The Citrus County Commission has declared February 2020 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Various agencies dealing with domestic violence have banded together to make dating safer for the county’s teens (February 13, 2020)

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