COVID-19 Travel Alert
Updated May 29, 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.
Seminole County's Social Distancing Order allows businesses and places of assembly to remain open pending the following conditions:
a) All employees and patrons must practice social distancing by staying at least six (6) feet apart;
b) For businesses which require employee and patrons to be within six (6) feet, both employee and patron must wear a face mask/covering; unless the customer wearing the mask would impede the service, in which case the service provider would need to wear a face mask/covering;
c) Group meeting and/or training sizes must be limited to allow appropriate social distancing;
d) Limit occupancy to 50% for businesses, places of assembly, and non-residential, non-medical, and non-lodging uses; and
e) Checkout points and staging areas, including store fronts, must be monitored for social distancing requirements by means of marking floors or similar actions to maintain six (6) feet distance between clients.
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.
- All County leagues and programs are cancelled until further notice.
- All pavilion and field rentals, including tournaments, are canceled until further notice, refunds will be issued as necessary.
- Campground rentals are closed until further notice.
- All County parks will open and close consistent with each facility’s published hours of operation and will be available for individual use.
- All County playgrounds and basketball courts are temporarily closed.
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
- The Zoo reopened to the public on Wednesday, May 13 and will operate daily from 10 AM to 3 PM.
- The number of guests entering the Zoo each day will be limited to ensure proper social distancing. Guests will be asked to follow one-way path.
- All guests entering the Zoo – including Annual Pass Holders – must have a dated and timed online ticket.
- The use of face coverings or masks will be recommended for all visitors.
- Please limit group size to no more than 10 people.
City by City
City of Altamonte Springs
- All special events, including the city's Red Hot & Boom at Crane's Roost Park, are currently canceled.
City of Casselberry
- All City events and recreation programs will be suspended until further notice.
- All City playgrounds, athletic fields, basketball courts and the Lake Concord splash pad are closed until further notice; other outdoor areas within the parks will remain open and participants should follow Social Distancing guidelines.
City of Lake Mary
All events and programs including Senior Center, Sports Complex, and rentals are cancelled through the end of April.
All playgrounds, basketball courts, skate park, tennis center and splash pad are closed until further notice.
City parks remain open for individual use; however all on-site facilities are closed and the City is restricting large gatherings.
City of Longwood
- All events and programs are suspended until June 1, 2020.
- 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
- All special events scheduled through May 31, 2020 have been cancelled.
- Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony and Star Spangled Sanford 4th of July Events are cancelled.
- The City of Sanford Parks and Recreations Department is temporarily closing all playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, racquetball courts and restrooms until further notice.
Civic Center, field, and park pavilions rentals are suspended through June 30.
Effective Wednesday, May 27, City park basketball courts will reopen.
- Parks remain open for general use, but staff is taking extra disinfection actions.
- 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 COVIDemail@example.com.
- 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.