The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends social distancing to help reduce person-to-person transmission, and Governor Ron DeSantis today recommended, but not mandated, that all mass gatherings be postponed.
In accordance with these recommendations, Lake County is taking precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of the current coronavirus pandemic. Lake County Government postponed County-sponsored events through the end of March. Future County-sponsored events are tentative, pending recommendations from the COVID-19 Task Force, which the County formed in February to lead local planning and preparedness, and to provide a strong supporting role to the Florida Department of Health.
Lake County government has postposted events it sponsors including:
Ribbon-cutting at Miracle League Field on March 14
Engine 15 Push Back Ceremony at Station 15 on March 17
Groundbreaking ceremony at Marianne Beck Memorial Library on March 20
How to Win Government Contracts seminar on March 23
UF/IFAS Extensions Services events, including the Spring Plant Sale on March 28
Several Lake County libraries will also postpone March events. Residents can visit https://www.mylakelibrary.org or contact their local branch for more information.
At the time of publication, Mount Dora's 110th Anniversary Celebration tomorrow evening and the Taste of Mount Dora hosted by Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday will still go on as scheduled.
Today, events with over 500 people were banned and Broadway closed for a month. Previously, a few states prohibited gatherings of over 250 people to help reduce the spread of the virus.
For more news and events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, this month, click here. Discover the area's online entertainment calendar here. Also download the area's free mobile app.