Dunnellon, FL City of Dunnellon officials on March 18, 2020 declared a local state of emergency for the City of Dunnellon 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, Police Department along with all other city offices are currently open to the public. Social distancing procedures will be enforced.
- Interior and Exterior building Inspections are available subject to property owner screening and a modified process.
- All departments have established operational plans and guidelines to ensure continuity of service.
- We ask that you please not enter any city building if you are sick or experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms.
- City Council and all City Board meetings have resumed. In person and remote attendance in available. See attendance rules on published agenda.
- The City has created a COVID-19 informational module on its website homepage www.dunnellon.org.
- Marion County Health Department COVID-19 hotline is 352-644-2590.
- If you are not feeling well or have symptoms, please contact your health care provider.
- Florida Department of Health 24/7 call center 1-866-779-6121.
- Effective 03/24/2020 Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-82, directing all persons who enter the State of Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York), to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person’s presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter.
- Effective 03/24/2020 Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-83, directing the State General Surgeon and State Health Officer to issue a public health advisory to all persons 65 years of age urging them to stay at home and to take such other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- Effective immediately, the City has closed certain facilities and canceled events, certain permitted activities, and certain meetings until further notice. (see list below)
City of Dunnellon officials continue to work closely with the Marion County Emergency Operations Center, Florida Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Marion County Sheriff’s Office 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
- City parks are open. You are encouraged to self-sanitize any park amenities such as picnic tables before you use them. The City does not have the resources to disinfect these areas between each use.
- Chaplin A. Dinkins, III Memorial Park (City Beach) is reopening effective Friday, June 19th except for the playground which will remain closed for now.
- Effective Monday, 5/4/2020 Blue Run Park will re-open with social distancing still required.
- Effective 4/17/2020, the State boat ramp facility behind Dunnellon City hall will reopen. Social distancing executive order must still be adhered in order for the ramp to remain open for the health, welfare and safety of the community.
- For questions or more information please call City Hall at 352-465-8500.
Cancelled Events or Meetings
- Boomtown Days - Dunnellon Chamber Business Association (352) 489-2320.
- Easter Sunrise Service behind City Hall - First Baptist Church of Dunnellon (352) 489-2730.
- Easter Egg Hunt at Ernie Mills Park - Rainbow Springs Village Church 352-489-0249.
- Workshop meetings and regular council meetings are now open to the public with social distancing rules enforced and masks are required. You can also participate remotely. Please see instructions on the public agenda for remote attendance. In person attendees are subject to screening and attendance procedures to ensure their safety and the well-being of those around them.
The City of Dunnellon is watching the situation carefully. City staff is working extremely hard to do everything we can to continue to serve your local government related needs while keeping everyone as safe as possible.