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The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality continually gathers resources for local businesses from the state of Florida an the Federal Government.

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Leon County LibraryAlways Open Online

From eBooks to eAudiobooks to streaming video, check out all of the free online resources available from your Leon County Public Library System!

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Safe. Smart Step-by-Step Plan for Florida's Recovery

On June 3, Governor DeSantis announced Phase 2 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Florida's Recovery effective Friday, June 5. As detailed in Leon County’s COVID-19 Response and Re-opening Plan, consistent with Phase Two of Governor DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery and in alignment with local, state, and national health expert guidance, Leon County Government safely re-opened certain programs and services on Friday, June 5.

For Frequently Asked Questions about Phase Two, click HERE. Learn more about the Governor’s Phase Two re-opening plan HERE 

  • Restaurants may still operate at 50 percent capacity.
  • Restaurants may allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing.
  • Bars and pubs may operate at 50 percent capacity inside and full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing. Patrons may only receive service if seated.
  • Retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Gyms may operate at full capacity with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization.
  • Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, may operate at 50 percent capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Personal services businesses, including but not limited to tattoo parlors, acupuncture establishments, tanning salons and massage establishments may operate while adhering to guidance from the Florida Department of Health.
  • Individuals over 65 or with underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
  • All individuals that work in long-term care facilities should be tested for COVID-19 on a routine basis.
  • All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50.

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Leon County's Short-Term Vacation Rental Plan approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). Leon County’s Short-Term Vacation Rental Plan allows for short-term vacation rental reservations and guests in Leon County. Consistent with Governor DeSantis’ recent executive order and implementation of a “full phase one” reopening, the County’s safety plan was developed utilizing guidance from DBPR, the CDC, and the Vacation Rental Management Association for property owners and managers to utilize once they resume hosting guests. Recognizing the priority of keeping both residents and visitors safe, the County’s plan aligns with state guidance by restricting travel from international locations and states with substantial community spread of COVID-19. Furthermore, the County’s plan outlines industry best practices and safety guidelines for property owners and managers to ensure short-term vacation rentals are opened in a responsible and safe manner. Leon County’s Division of Tourism, in coordination with Leon County Emergency Management, will continue to review these guidelines throughout each phase of Leon County’s COVID-19 Response & Reopening Plan. Click here to view the plan.

 

Leon County Service Changes

The following County programs and services were re-opened on Friday, June 5 with certain service delivery changes to protect public health and safety:


All County Offices

  • County offices who offer direct services will now accommodate walk-in clients with physical distancing measures in accordance with public health guidance.
  • No non-essential in-person demonstrations, events, programs, or trainings will be conducted.

Leon County Public Library System

  • Library locations are now open to the public at 50 percent capacity.
  • To allow for extra cleaning, library hours are now as follows for inside operation and curbside services:
    • Main library, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Branch libraries, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Patrons limited to one hour in library.
  • Library computer use limited to one hour with physically distanced terminals.
  • In person Library programming (Baby Time, etc.) remains suspended.
  • All seating (except computer terminals) and community rooms remain closed.
  • Libraries will continue to offer curbside pick-up and drop-off services for print and other media materials at the County main library and all branches under select hours. To learn more about curbside services and access online library services, visit www.LeonCountyLibrary.org.
  • Library patrons may use the online catalog or library mobile app to reserve materials, or call (850) 606-2665. Once reserved, patrons will receive instructions when to report to library and how to contact a librarian to bring out the reserved materials.
  • Continue to offer library-based telephone services on (850) 606-2665.

Development Support and Environmental Management (DSEM)

  • All online services remain accessible.
  • Walk-in clients will be accommodated.

Intervention and Detention Alternatives (as determined by courts and criminal justice operations)

  • Resume drug and alcohol testing.
  • Resume face-to-face case management services.

Veteran Services

  • Resume in-person operations, including appointments and walk-ins.

Housing Services

  •  Resume in-person operations, including appointments and walk-ins.

Leon County Courthouse

  • Further information on when judicial functions resume will be provided at a later time.

Parks and Recreation

  • OPEN: Greenways, trails, and dog parks.
  • CLOSED: Campgrounds, community centers, playgrounds, active recreation facilities. 

Solid Waste

  • Continue household hazardous waste, tires and yard debris drop off and free mulch pick-up at the Solid Waste Management Facility, 7550 Apalachee Parkway.


For more information on service changes, visit our Services Changes page.

Stay Informed on COVID-19

In coordination with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Leon County, the County recommends visiting the Emergency Information Portal to stay informed as new information becomes available.

Also, FDOH has activated a 24/7 COVID-19 call center at (866) 779-6121. Leon County residents can also call the County Health Department at (850) 404-6300, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, the best resource for Florida-specific COVID-19 information remains the following FDOH website: www.FLHealth.gov/COVID-19.

Households

Comcast Extends Comprehensive COVID-19 Response Policies to June 30.  Comcast announced today it will extend its commitments for Xfinity customers through June 30 to help ensure students can finish out the school year from home and remain connected to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis. More here. 

Getting Your Household Ready for Coronavirus Disease – The Center for Disease Control offers guidance to help plan for any possible community transmission of COVID-19. We want to help everyone prepare to respond to this public health threat.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Households – The Center for Disease Control states cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.

Centers for Disease Control’s COVID-19 Situation Summary – Updated regularly, the CDC maintains a webpage that provides updated information as it becomes available with updated guidance.

Talquin Electric Customers. If you are a Talquin Electric customer struggling to pay your utility bill due to the COVID-19 crisis, please contact Talquin directly to discuss the possibility of utility bill assistance. To contact the Talquin Member Services group call (850) 627-7651, or email MemberFeedback@talquinelectric.com.

 

Schools

Leon County Schools closes summer camps until further notice. For more information contact LCS at (850) 487-7100.

All Florida K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year and will continue to give instruction through distance learning. More here.

Leon County Schools: COVID-19 – Local resource from Leon County Schools that references important information and provides parents and students with important resources.

Guidance for Administrations of Childcare and K-12 Schools – A CDC guide for administrators at both the school and district level to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19.