Lee County and the local municipalities are actively coordinating with the state Department of Health, the state Division of Emergency Management and the hospital system to consider all the guidance available to make appropriate decisions at the right time.
- Lee County has not declared any State of Local Emergency at this time.
- The Lee County Emergency Operations Center is not activated at this time; EOC continues to monitor the situation.
There have been a lot of questions about the appropriate measures and action for organizations to take when it comes to upcoming events:
- Remember: Use hygiene best practices.
- Social distancing and mass gatherings: The state Department of Health has guidelines. Please refer to their resources: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/action/covid19_social_distancing.pdf
- Lee County is not mandating any cancelations of events at this time; however, we encourage event organizers follow the guidance of the Department of Health and the Governor.
- The regularly scheduled Lee Board of County Commissioners meeting and workshop for Tuesday, March 17, will proceed as planned. The meeting can be viewed at www.leegov.com or via LeeTV and Facebook Live at Lee County Government. Public comment can be provided online in advance via the county’s eComment system. Visit http://www.leegov.com/bocc/meetings/agendas for details.
The county encourages employers and organizations – especially if they have not already – to work to refine employee travel decisions and leave policies if it becomes necessary for some staffers to telecommute.
The county encourages everyone to read the resources offered by the federal Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health. Avoid speculating based on what may be said on social media.
This is a rapidly evolving event. The county and its partners have the ability to adjust quickly if something changes. We are not activated now. But we have the ability to do so if and when needed.