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The City of Longwood is is closely monitoring the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are working diligently and carefully to make decisions to minimize the impact on our residents.
Effective immediately, Longwood restaurants can expand outdoor seating into parking and open space areas. To learn more, visit our guide to the new allowances.
The City of Longwood issued TUP 03-20, which allows Longwood businesses to place temporary signage without a fee or permit. To learn more, visit our guide to the new allowances.
As part of our Age Friendly City initiative please see the regularly updated google document below which provides a list of information and resources for both older adults and the wider community related to the current Covid19 pandemic. Covid-19 Information and Resources
March 13, 2020The City of Longwood is supporting the State of Florida and Seminole County’s declarations of state of emergency related to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. The City has activated its Emergency Operations Center to level 2 status (essential personnel and functions). You can find additional information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) about the COVID-19 virus, current situation summaries and Florida Department of Health statistics for the COVID-19 virus in the State of Florida.www.cdc.govwww.floridahealth.govThe City encourages our residents and visitors to take preventative measures by following the Center for Disease Control guidelines: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then discard the tissue. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are sick, stay home and practice “social distancing.”Seminole County’s Citizens Information Hotline will be staffed beginning March 13, 2020. Seminole County Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health-Seminole personnel will be on hand to answer non-emergency questions related to COVID-19 and Seminole County’s response.The Citizens Information Hotline will be available Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm at 407-665-0000.Text COVID19INFO to 888-777 to opt-in for alerts from Seminole County Emergency Management related to COVID-19.
March 16, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: