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Hernando County Closes Libraries and Parks

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on April 4, 2020

On April 1, 2020 Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order (EO) Number 20-91, enacting a Safer at Home order for the State of Florida beginning at 12:01 a.m. on April 3, 2020 through April 30, 2020.

Per the EO, Hernando County residents shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their homes to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.

In accordance with this EO, all Hernando County Library branch locations and parks will not be open for public access until April 30, 2020.

All Hernando County Public Library branch locations will continue to be closed for public access. Additionally, residents may no longer reserve, pick up or drop off items at these library locations. However, Hernando County Libraries does encourage residents to take advantage of the many e-resources available online at All fines have been suspended until May 1, 2020.

Hernando County Closes Libraries and Parks

While Hernando County park locations will not be open for public access, boat ramps and marinas will remain open for public use, so long as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for social distancing are followed.

Hernando County Government’s Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor this rapidly evolving situation. Visit the following web and social media sites for more information:

  • Residents should monitor trusted sources of information such as the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) website at and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at to learn the facts and to follow recommendations to prevent the spread of disease.
  • FDOH has set up a call center for general questions regarding COVID-19 at (866) 779-6121, operating 24/7
  • Visit for information on all Hernando County Government updates regarding COVID-19
  • For information on refreshing your emergency supply kits and plans go to
  • Sign up to receive emergency alerts at
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