COVID-19 Travel Alert
Updated September 8, 2020 - Our destination’s attractions and restaurants are open on a case-by-case basis. Visitors are advised to call or check the websites of places they consider visiting.
STATE OF FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 20-139 (PHASE 2: SAFE. SMART. STEP-BY-STEP. PLAN FOR FLORIDA'S RECOVERY)
RESPONSIBLE PERSONAL ACTIVITY
All persons in Florida are encouraged to follow appropriate social distancing and safety protocols issued by the CDC and OSHA. The direction to follow such protocols, and those additional protocols listed below in this section, is guidance and not enforceable under section 252.4 7, Florida Statutes.
- Senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50 persons.
- All persons who work in long-term care facilities should be tested for COVID-19 on a routine basis.
- In-store retail businesses, including gyms and fitness centers, should maintain appropriate social distancing and sanitation protocols.
Here are further details, issued by the Seminole County Office of Emergency Management. Click here for agency’s full advisory.
Coronavirus testing for visitors
Various entities around Seminole County are offering drive-up or walk-up testing throughout the community. Please visit the County's website for more information.
Practicing personal health and hygiene actions are key in preventing the spread of respiratory viruses. Seminole County recommends following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then discard the tissue.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are sick, stay home and practice “social distancing.”
Seminole County Parks, Wilderness Areas & Leisure Facilities.
- Sports playing fields are open for single-team use since June 15, 2020.
- Playgrounds will reopen and pavilions and group campsites is availble for rental since June 15, 2020.
- All County parks will open and close consistent with each facility’s published hours of operation and will be available for individual use.
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
The Zoo is open daily from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
The number of guests entering the Zoo each day will be limited to ensure proper social distancing.
All guests entering the Zoo – including Annual Pass Holders – must have a dated and timed online ticket.
Beginning Monday, June 29, 2020, face coverings or masks will be required for all Zoo guests, age 13 and up. Face masks and coverings are still recommended for all visitors under the age of 13.
City by City
City of Altamonte Springs
- City parks are open with all park amenities for public use. Park visitors are encouraged to follow appropriate social distancing and safety protocols.
City of Casselberry
- All basketball courts, racquetball courts and playgrounds are open.
- The Recreation Center is closed until further notice, the Wirz Park pool is also closed until further notice.
City of Lake Mary
All City playgrounds, parks, basketball courts, trails and park restroom facilities are open.
Baseball, softball and soccer fields limited to practice.
City of Longwood
- Candyland Park including the skate park, pump track, and restrooms as well as any remaining playgrounds and basketball courts that were previously closed due to COVID-19 have reopened.
City of Oviedo
Previously closed recreation buildings will remain closed, and City events remain suspended.
City of Sanford
- The Parks and Recreation Department is not accepting or reviewing any event applications at this time, all programs, activities, leagues and classes are suspended until further notice.
- The Parks and Recreation Department is temporarily closing all playgrounds, basketball courts and racquetball courts until further notice.
City parks are open with an increased level of scheduled cleaning and disinfecting.
- Text COVID19INFO to 888-777 to opt-in for alerts from Seminole County Emergency Management related to COVID-19.
- Locally, you can reach Seminole County's Citizens Information Line at 407-665-0000, which is staffed with Seminole County Office of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health-Seminole personnel, available daily, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
- The Florida Department of Health is available 24/7 at 1-866-779-6121 or by emailing COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visit Nextdoor.com, Facebook.com/SeminoleCounty, Twitter.com/seminolecounty, YouTube.com and Instagram (SeminoleCountyFL) to stay connected to Seminole County on social media.
- Use trusted sources such as Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, World Health Organization, and Florida Department of Health for COVID-19 facts.