The Lake County Board of County Commissioners will partner with the Florida Department of Health to provide reusable cloth face coverings to Lake County residents. The effort helps to promote the Florida Department of Health Advisory for residents to wear masks in public and socially distance.
Free face coverings are available to Lake County residents only (limit 1 per person) and will be available at the following locations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 7 and July 8:
Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road, Astor
East Lake County Library, 31340 S. County Road 437, Sorrento
Cagan Crossing Public Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks, Clermont
Marion Baysinger Memorial Library, 756 W. Broad St., Groveland
Paisley County Library, 24954 County Road 42, Paisley
Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Rd, Tavares
Lake County Transit Office, 2440 U.S. Hwy 441, Fruitland Park
The CDC’s updated guidelines recommends all people 2 years of age and older wear a cloth face covering in public settings and when around people who don’t live in their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected, so it’s important for everyone to wear cloth face coverings in public settings and practice social distancing, according to the agency's updated guidelines.
The CDC also recognizes that in some situations, wearing a cloth face covering may exacerbate particular physical or mental health conditions, and in those cases adaptations and alternatives should be considered whenever possible.
Since March 1, 1990 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Lake County and there have been 24 deaths from the disease. 45 new cases were reported in Lake County county yesterday.