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Hernando County local state of emergency expires

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on May 17, 2020

At the May 7, 2020, joint special meeting of the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and Executive Policy Group, the BOCC voted to discontinue the Local State of Emergency (LSE) declaration for Hernando County. As of 11:59 p.m. on May 7, 2020, the LSE for Hernando County has expired. The Governor’s Executive Orders, including the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery, are still in effect for Hernando County and statewide.

Hernando County local state of emergency expires

The Office of Emergency Management in Hernando County will continue to monitor and provide updates as needed. Effective May 8, 2020, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will return to Level 3 – Monitoring status and will resume normal operating hours from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Additionally, the EOC will close the COVID-19 Public Information Center phone line effective at 5 p.m. on May 8, 2020. Citizens may still call Emergency Management at (352) 754-4083 for assistance.

Hernando County Government’s Office of Emergency Management recommends visiting 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
  • Download the FDOH StrongerThanC19 app for free, available for iOS and Android devices, to participate in the community action survey launched on April 3, 2020
  • Residents of the City of Brooksville may call (352) 540-3810 or visit for questions related to the City and COVID-19
  • 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
  • Follow us on Facebook @HernandoCoGov and Twitter @HernandoCoGov