Tavares – Lake County is now offering residents an opportunity to sign up for COVID-19 text updates by texting COVIDUPDATE to 888777 (standard message and data rates may apply). The text updates will be in coordination with the County’s dedicated COVID-19 resources web page (https://www.lakecountyfl.gov/COVID-19) that provides written and video updates, and resources and information for residents and businesses, including transit updates, office closures, event cancellations and testing.
The Florida Department of Health’s hotline is accepting calls from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at (352) 742-4830 for health-related questions and information on COVID-19 testing. The County’s Citizens Information Line is available for other questions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at (352) 253-9999.
Lake County Emergency Management urges residents to use trusted sources for COVID-19 updates. Trusted sources include the Florida Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Lake County COVID-19 information page, the Lake County Emergency Management Facebook and Twitter pages and opt-in text updates.
The information from these sources is frequently updated to provide the most current information available. Following and sharing these pages also helps reduce misinformation and raise awareness throughout the community.
The CDC (https://www.cdc.gov) and the Florida Department of Health (http://www.floridahealth.gov) both provide COVID-19 information and guidance. The Florida Department of Health website also provides an interactive dashboard with the latest COVID-19 case updates for the state of Florida (https://bit.ly/39qZ0Ni).
Lake County Emergency Management COVID-19 updates are available on Facebook and Twitter. Visit the Emergency Management Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and the Twitter page at https://twitter.com/lakeemergency for more information.