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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Coronavirus/COVID-19

To find the latest updates and information, please visit: 

Seminole County Emergency Management: www.PrepareSeminole.org 


CITY OF LONGWOOD UPDATES

March 19, 2020

EFFECTIVE TODAY:

Preventative Measures Related to COVID-19

For the safety and health of our residents and employees City Hall and all City Offices will be closed to the public until further notice. City services and assistance remain available via phone or email.

CITY HALL STAFF WILL KEEP REGULAR HOURS

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Please contact City Hall by phone and/or email:

Main Number:    407-260-3440        Email: cityhall@longwoodfl.org

City Manager:

407-260-3445

cgioielli@longwoodfl.org

City Clerk:

407-260-3441

mlongo@longwoodfl.org

HR:

407-260-3466

lricci@longwoodfl.org

The City is closely monitoring the status of COVID-19. We are working diligently and carefully to make decisions to minimize the impact on our staff and residents. The situation is changing rapidly, closures and cancellations are subject to change and/or may be extended based on new and updated information received.  

Thank you for your understanding, patience and support.


March 16, 2020 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

LONGWOOD, FL 3/16/2020 – The City of Longwood is closely monitoring the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are working diligently to determine the best course of action as we continue to provide for our citizens during these circumstances.

To ensure we are able to respond appropriately and in a timely fashion the City Commission have declared a State of Emergency in the City as of March 16, 2020. The State of Emergency is set to remain in effect for the next 60 days, but the period will be adjusted as necessary. 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently stated, “Based on the recommendations of our health officials her in the State of Florida, I am recommending to local municipalities and private entities to strongly consider limiting or postponing mass gatherings in the State of Florida. Taking this proactive measure will help us flatten the curve of this”

In order to minimize the potential spread of the virus, the City of Longwood is taking the following precautionary measures:

  • Effective immediately the City is postponing all events and programs through April 1, 2020.  This is based on the public health information available at this point in time. 
  • This pause in events will include, but may not be limited to, the Movie in the Park program, park pavilion rentals, and youth sports in city parks.
  • The Longwood Seafood and Pirate Festival at Reiter Park is being postponed.  The festival will be rescheduled to October 10 and 11, 2020.
  • All city facilities and parks will remain open for individual general use.
  • All fingerprinting services provided by the Longwood Police Department are being suspended through April 1, 2020.

We strongly encouraging the public to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hygiene guidelines which include:

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Covering you mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and if you are sick, stay home and practice social distancing.

To find the latest updates and information, please visit:


Seminole County Emergency Management: www.PrepareSeminole.org

Florida Department of Health: www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.CDC.gov/coronavirus/

World Health Organization: www.WHO.int/coronavirus

 

For additional information, contact:  City of Longwood 

                                                                    City Manager’s Office 

                                                                    407-260-3445

                                                                    sjohnson@longwoodfl.org 


March 13, 2020

The 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). Below are links to 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.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Website

Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Situation Summary

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Reporting


The 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.

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