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City Emergency Updates

Posted on: May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update May 28

City Parks reopen

Inverness Parks

All city parks are fully opened as of Friday, May 29 at noon, with the exception of Whispering Pines pool opening Monday, June 1 and the Splash pad which will open on June 6, 2020. 

  • Whispering Pines ballfields can be reserved by contacting the Baseball hotline 352-341-7825 or calling 352-422-8383.
  • Whispering Pines pool will be available beginning June 1 on a first-come first-serve basis absent a reservation.  Reserve your space for scheduled swim at 352-341-7825.  For a complete schedule, please call 352-726-1995 or visit the City website.
  • Permits/ reservations are ongoing at 50% occupancy and/or groups of 50 or less. Please contact Betty Pleacher Ph: 352-726-2611 ext. 1801 bpleacher@inverness-fl.gov
  • Playgrounds are open daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. in Liberty Park and Whispering Pines Parks beginning Friday May 29 at noon. Parents should monitor their children to use social distancing at all times.

The city encourages visitors to be self-aware.  It’s everyone’s responsibility to stay safe.  Practice social distancing of 6 feet, wash hands, and be mindful of the people around you. If you aren’t feeling well or have pre-existing conditions, please stay safely at home.  Parents should monitor their children and come to the parks prepared with sunscreen and bottled water. It’s up to all of us to stay safe.

Inverness Farmer’s Market

The Inverness Farmer’s Market will re-open on Saturday, June 20th at the Depot District from 9 – 1 p.m.

Inverness Visitor Center

The Inverness Visitor Center is an official visitor center for the State of Florida and is open Monday – Saturday to visitors and residents alike.  The Visitor Center is located at 203 East Dampier Street Inverness, FL.

Citrus County COVID-19 Cases Update

The Florida Department of Health Citrus County results for COVID-19 as of 11:30 a.m. on May 28, 2020:

Positive Cases and Tests*

Total cases in Citrus County: 119

51 in Inverness

14 in Crystal River

10 in Homosassa

9 in Lecanto

9 in Citrus Springs

8 in Beverly Hills

8 in Hernando

6 in Dunnellon

4 in Floral City

Of the 119 cases, 17 are travel-related, 100 are not travel-related and 2 are unknown

Of the 119 cases, 73 are contacts to a confirmed case, 21 are not contacts, 25 are unknown or still under investigation

The age group with the most cases: 55-64 (29 cases)

32 Hospitalizations

12 Deaths

Total tests: 4,035

*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.

http://inverness-fl.gov/519/COVID-19-Information

https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

https://www.citrusbocc.com/index.htm

https://www.sheriffcitrus.org/community-news.php

https://www.flgov.com/2020-executive-orders/

https://www.citrusschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=737701&pageId=25920047

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