Fort Island Gulf Beach closed – additional safety measures taken

Due to the COVID-19 virus, in an abundance of caution, Citrus County Parks and Recreation reminds everyone that Fort Island Gulf Beach remains closed until further notice.

The Fort Island Gulf Beach Boat Ramp will remain open to the public.  All restrooms are closed to the public.

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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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Water, sewer services to continue operations

BOCC SealThe Citrus County Department of Water Resources is taking steps to ensure its water and sewer systems will remain in service and unaffected throughout the COVID-19 situation.

However, in order to limit face-to-face contact and safeguard customers and employees, non-essential preventive maintenance and customer service calls will be limited until such time as normal operations can resume.

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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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