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City Emergency Updates

Posted on: March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 31

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The Florida Department of Health Citrus County provided an update today at 2:48 p.m. on positive results for COVID-19:

  • Total cases in Citrus County: 19 (9 in Inverness; 4 in Crystal River; 2 in Lecanto; 2 in Citrus Springs; 1 in Hernando; 1 in Beverly Hills)
  • Reported deaths in Citrus County related to COVID-19: 2

The City is continuing to provide services such as water, sewer, public works projects, building permits, public safety, and City Administration. Inverness City Hall is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the lobby only. Please call the City at (352) 726-2611 to request city services and to interact with city government. Please avoid coming to City Hall whenever possible. 

City of Inverness officials continue to work closely with the Florida Department of Health (health department) and local emergency management officials to help residents, visitors and employees weather this health crisis. We urge everyone to be diligent and practice safe hygiene. The City of Inverness has reviewed the latest recommendations regarding COVID-19 and has decided to continue closures and event postponements through the end of May 2020. When possible, events will be rescheduled. Please see the list below for details.

Facility Closures 

 

Park Closures

All parks and amenities remain closed. This includes playgrounds, volleyball, basketball, tennis, pickleball and shuffleboard courts, disc golf, athletic fields, picnic pavilions and public restrooms.

  • Depot District, 300 Apopka Ave.
  • Liberty Park and Liberty Trail, 286 Apopka Ave.
  • Wallace Brooks Park, 328 E. Dampier Street
  • Whispering Pines Park, 1700 Forest Drive
  • Cooter Pond and all satellite parks

Note: The Withlacoochee State Trail is a state park and is closed until further notice (see Florida State Parks for updates)

Closed City Buildings:

  • Inverness Visitor Center, 203 E. Dampier Street
  • Valerie Theatre, 207 E. Courthouse Square
  • Whispering Pines Park offices

Scheduled Event Postponements & Cancellations


Inverness Event & Visitor Bureau (IEVB) Events

  • Inverness Big Bass Classic was scheduled for March 21, 2020, will be rescheduled
  • The Taste of Inverness was scheduled for April 4, 2020, will be rescheduled.
  • March through May 2020 Friday Night Thunder car cruise-ins

Depot District Events

  • All Inverness Farmers Markets, swap and vintage markets are cancelled until further notice
  • All confirmed facility reservations for Depot District, Whispering Pines Park, Liberty Park, Wallace Brooks Park and all satellite parks are cancelled through May 31, 2020

Valerie Theatre Events

  • All movies and community events are postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date
  • National Peace Officer Memorial Day with National Association of Retired Law Enforcements (NARLEO) was scheduled for May 15, will be rescheduled
  • Martinis and Blues Fundraiser for the Valerie Theatre and Nature Coast Friends of the Blues was scheduled for May 16, will be rescheduled

Ticketholders may use previously purchased tickets at future events of the same value through the end of 2020. Visit ValerieTheatre.org for show updates.

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