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Posted on: April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Update April 10



Due to the holiday weekend, the city anticipates increased traffic on the boat ramps. It’s critically important that boaters continue to practice social distancing. All recreational boats must be at least 50 feet apart. Each boat must not have more than 10 people on board per the FWC Executive Order 20-09. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife officers will have a presence at the boat ramps and on the water to enforce the distancing rules.

City Services

Inverness City Hall is closed April 10 for the Easter holiday. It will reopen on a limited basis on Monday, April 13, 2020. Please call (352) 726-2611 for an appointment with department staff or to discuss city services. The City will continue to provide services such as trash pick-up, water, sewer, public works projects, building permits, public safety, and City Administration. Utility payments may be made at and at the drop box in front of City Hall.

Public Service Announcement

Mayor Bob Plaisted and other county leaders have created a weekly public service announcement “Community Leaders Unite” to update residents on the COVID-19 virus. This week’s video is located on the City of Inverness Facebook page.

Finance Update

The finance department is offering new ways to avoid person-to-person contact during the COVID-19 pandemic:
1) Payment of water or sanitation bills:

  • Online with an e-check or debit/credit card (link on city website)
  • (link on city website)
  • US Mail
  • Dropbox located outside the building (sidewalk near the handicapped parking at the Seminole entrance)
  • Direct debit (contact the Finance Department)
  • Bill pay service using your own bank

2) Turning on water service

  • New water service customers can email or call Finance at 352-726-5016 for information on setting up water service

3) Change of Address or Cancellation:

  • Cancelling water service or change of address can be submitted through the City website by filling out the online form

4) Commercial Sanitation:

  • Commercial Sanitation cancellations (closed business) or changes can be emailed to

Citrus County COVID-19 Cases Update

The Florida Department of Health Citrus County positive results for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on April 10, 2020:

Positive Cases and Tests*

Total cases in Citrus County: 60

28 in Inverness

8 in Crystal River

6 in Lecanto

5 in Hernando

4 in Homosassa

3 in Dunnellon

3 in Beverly Hills

2 in Citrus Springs

1 in Floral City

Of the 60 cases, 12 are travel-related, 46 are not travel-related and 2 are unknown

Of the 60 cases, 34 are contacts to a confirmed case, 5 are not contacts, 20 are unknown or still under investigation.

The age group with the most cases: 55-64 (17 cases). Second age group with the most cases: 65-74 (12 cases).

Deaths: 6

Hospitalizations: 18

Total tests: 799

*While these numbers are provisional and subject to change, the number of cases reported in each county or municipality go off of the case’s home address, which is verified prior to release.

COVID-19 Resources

Please call the City of Inverness COVID-19 Information Line (352) 341-7830.


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