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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Inverness officials declare state of emergency

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Inverness, FLA – City of Inverness officials on March 16, 2020 declared a local state of emergency for the City of Inverness in regards to COVID-19. In order to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens the City has taken action. Here are some of these actions:

  • City Hall is open and continuing to provide normal services such as sanitation, water & sewer, public works projects, building permits, public safety, and City Administration. However certain precautions are in place to reduce the risk to our staff and visitors. We ask that you please not visit City Hall if you are sick.
  • All department have established operations plans and guidelines to ensure continuity of service.
  • The City has created a COVID-19 informational module on its website homepage
  • The City will develop a COVID-19 informational hotline for City residents at 352-341-7830 that will launch Wednesday, March 18, 2020. If you have symptoms or health concerns call the Florida Department of Health 24/7 call center 1-866-779-6121
  • City utility bills can be paid online at, and/or use the payment drop box located in front of the Inverness Government Center, 212 W. Main Street, Inverness. Questions and concerns about your utility payment 352-726-5016
  • Effective immediately, the City has closed certain facilities and canceled events, certain permitted activities, and advisory board meetings until further notice (see list below)

City of Inverness officials continue to work closely with the Florida Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local emergency management officials to help residents, visitors and employees navigate this difficult circumstance. We urge everyone to be diligent and practice safe hygiene.

Facility closures until further notice

  • Whispering Pines Park Pool, Playground, Splashpad, Ballfields, and Recreation Building (352) 726-3913
  • Liberty Park Playground (352) 726-3913
  • Valerie Theatre (352) 341-7850

Postponed events

These below events are postponed until further notice. New dates have not been scheduled as of yet. Please call the department listed by event for more information.

Inverness Event & Visitor Bureau (352) 341-7820

  • Inverness Big Bass Classic
  • The Taste of Inverness

Cancelled events until further notice

Facility Manager (352) 726-3913

  • Inverness Famers Markets
  • Swap meets and vintage markets
  • Permitted events

Inverness Event & Visitor Bureau (352) 341-7820

  • Friday Night Thunder

Community Development (352) 726-3401

  • Advisory Board Meetings

The City of Inverness is watching the situation carefully and continues to remain open at the Inverness Government Center, 212 W. Main Street, Inverness.


Please reference the below links to more detailed and specific information regarding COVID 19. 


Florida Department of Health

Florida Disaster Biz

Citrus County Schools Meal Distribution

Citrus County Sheriff’s Alert Citrus

Citrus Emergency Management


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