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Citrus County Cancelations and Postponements due to COVID-19

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on March 20, 2020

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) declared a Local State of Emergency on March 16, 2020 due to the worldwide pandemic COVID-19 virus threat to public health locally.

Citrus County Cancelations and Postponements due to Coronavirus

Closures, cancellations and postponements of county government activities and services will be updated regularly as the situation changes.

 Citizens Academy:

  • Canceled until further notice

 Animal Services:

  • March 18 and March 28 Volunteer Orientation Canceled
  • March 21 Adoption event at Rural King Canceled
  • April 4 Adoption event at Crystal River Harley Davidson Canceled

 Veterans Services Office:

  • Beginning March 17, 2020 and until further notice all one-on-one client appointments 

 Transit Services:

  • Business as usual

Historical Resources:

  • Old Courthouse Heritage Museum – Closed to the public until further notice
  • Floral City Heritage Museum – Closed to the public until further notice
  • April 2 – Archaeologist Sean Norman: The Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Black Seminoles during the Second Seminole War. Canceled 

Extension Services:

  • All community events and presentations Canceled
  • The daily plant clinic and soil sampling are Canceled
  • Programs at the county fair including: cooking classes, demonstrations are Canceled
  • Classes including Florida-Friendly Landscape classes, Master Gardener classes, Electric Cooker classes, professional ServSafe classes and exam are Canceled
  • March 19 Spring Ranchers forum Cancelled
  • March 19 Spring Fever is Postponed
  • First time homebuyers program will not be held face-to-face but held virtual
  • No farm visits
  • No pesticide testing
  • April 13 Ag Alliance meeting Cancelled
  • Medicare 101 public program has been Postponed
  • April 18 Earth Day event at Lakes Region Library is Postponed
  • April 14 Hay Contest is Postponed
  • Attendance at Walmart and Home Depot garden centers are Canceled until further notice
  • Gardening Seminars in all county libraries are Canceled until further notice

 4-H activities

  • March 24 The Ag Bowl Canceled
  • March 17 County Council meeting Canceled
  • March 25 Thank you booth at the fair Canceled
  • March 26 Dutch oven cooking workshop Canceled
  • April 14 Association and Foundation meeting Canceled
  • April 24 and 25 The Area West Horse Show Postponed
  • All school enrichment programs are Postponed

 Housing Services:

  • March 23, 3 to 5pm, Shelter Plus Care/Permanent Supportive Housing Committee at Citrus County Resource Center. Canceled
  • March 30, 11am to 3pm Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Walk-In Event at Citrus County Resource Center. Canceled
  • March 31, 5:30 to 6:30pm, Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Homeowner Orientation –Coastal Region Library 8619 Crystal Street, Crystal River, FL. Canceled

*We are currently working with our granting agencies to seek an extension on deadlines due to cancelling home inspections and LIHEAP appointments.

 Library Services:

Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, our library branches will remain open on a regular schedule for pick-up and drop-off of library materials only. Items can be requested online through the library catalog and you will receive an automated call or email when it is available. 

There will be limited access to the buildings, they will be closed to shelf browsing and public computer use has been suspended.

All library programs, classes, and events have been canceled, including all meeting room use at all locations by all community groups and organizations.   

Support Services:

  • Community Centers – Central Citrus, West Citrus, East Citrus, Hernando Area Senior Program daily activities and congregate meals are canceled.
  • Client Home Re-assessment visits (Senior Program grant requirement) Canceled
  • Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly (all appointments Canceled)
  • March 16 through 20, 2020 Community Champions Week Canceled

 Parks and Recreation:

  • March 30, April 6 Central Citrus Resource Center PLAY Program/Basketball (3-5YRs)
  • March 25 Open Mic Night – Central Ridge Community Center Canceled
  • CREST School -Adult Volleyball Canceled

Lecanto Community Park

  • Cowboys Football Practice (Every M, T, Th) (5:30PM-7:30PM) Canceled
  • Viper Softball Practice (Every Tu and Th) (7:30PM-9:30PM) Canceled
  • Movie In The Park- Abominable March 20 Canceled

Bicentennial Park

  • Senior Softball- Weekly on Monday and Friday Canceled
  • Men’s Softball- Opening night 3/31/2020 (Weekly on Tuesday nights) Canceled
  • Movie In The Park- Toy Story 4 April 17 Canceled
  • Crystal River Little League – all practices and games suspended

Central Ridge District Park

  • Central Citrus Little League – all games suspended
  • Nature Coast Soccer- All activity suspended.

Homosassa Area Recreational Park

  • West Citrus Soccer- All activity suspended.
  • Crush Baseball- Permits on March 17 and March 19 Canceled
  • Men’s Flag Football- Opening night April 10 (Weekly on Thursday nights) Canceled
  • Adult Hockey- Weekly permit (Monday and Thursday) (7:30PM-9:30PM) Canceled

Holden Park

  • Citrus United Soccer- All activity suspended.

Beverly Hills Community Park

  • Senior Softball- Weekly on Monday and Friday Canceled
  • Adult Cricket- Every Sunday 7:30AM-11:30AM Canceled

Floral Park

  • Pavilion Rentals- Suspended

 Bicentennial Pool:

  • Lap Swim Canceled
  • Senior Fitness Canceled
  • Water Aerobics Canceled

 Citrus Springs and Central Ridge Community Centers

  • All daily activities and programs suspended

 Growth Management:

  • March 19 – Planning and Development Committee (PDC) Canceled
  • March 25 – Cardinal Interchange Public Meeting Canceled
  • April 1 – Historic Resource Advisory Board (HRAB) Canceled
  • April 2 – Planning and Development Committee (PDC) Canceled

 Code Compliance:

  • March 18 – Special Master Hearings Canceled
  • March 25 Special Master Hearings Canceled

 Water Conservation

  • March 20 – 13th annual Water Conservation Expo Canceled
  • March 24 – Florida-Friendly fertilizing Class Canceled
  • March 25 – Irrigation 101 Class Canceled
  • March 26 – Turfgrass Management Class Canceled

 For Citrus County BOCC closures, cancellations and postponements please visit and follow Facebook at @citruscountybocc. For more information on COVID-19 visit, or

COVID-19 Call Center available 24/7 at +1(866)779-6121 or email, [email protected]


Penny Numbers says

Where was this pic snapped?? I don't recall ever seeing these roseate spoonbills in our County. But I would like to.


Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ says

This picture was taken by Pat Oberti Manfredo and it was likely taken in the Nature Coast, as she contributes the photo of the day. We used it to bring some beauty to a bleak article. You can see Roseate Spoonbills at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.


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