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COVID-19 county program updates

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County events and programs continue a phased reopening. See below for departmental specifics.

County commission meetings can also be viewed online.

 Learn how you can participate virtually here.

Current county declarations, ordinances and resolutions relating to COVID-19:

 Beginning Aug. 11: drive-up testing available at SELP

When: 8-10 a.m., Tuesday-Thursday  Where: Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala
People should be prepared for to stay in their vehicles while waiting for testing; restroom facilities will not be available. Only people who are being tested should be in the vehicle, with the exception of parents, guardians or caregivers. No pets are permitted in the vehicle during tests.

Additional drive-up testing sites include:

Florida Department of Health in Marion County*
1801 SE 32nd Ave., Ocala
*by appointment only through Aug. 10

Langley Health Services*
7205 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala
*by appointment only

Heart of Florida Health Center*
100 Marion Oaks Blvd., Ocala
*by appointment only

Rainbow River Medical
20312 Robinson Road, Dunnellon
No appointment necessary.
Testing occurs Monday-Thursday at 7 a.m., noon, and from 1-3 pm.
Required: photo ID and proof of insurance.

County services continue to be provided per regular schedule. 
Canceled county events and programs that are able to be rescheduled will be announced to the public as this information becomes available. The below information is provided above and beyond the typical business hours and operations for all other departments.
- department and office lobbies are open.
- public meetings will continue to be offered digitally via live streaming and teleconference; however, meetings can be attended in person while maintaining CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Learn how the CARES Act could help you, your family, and your small business.

Community Services 352-671-8770
Learn about funding opportunities, created through federal, state and local partnerships, available to residents, nonprofits and businesses financially impacted by COVID-19. Apply here.

Parks and Recreation 352-671-8560
Court sports and playgrounds are open!
- all courts are open with no restrictions on number of players and type of games.

All county parks and recreation areas are open - with restrictions for some facilities.

- sports complexes may operate with approval granted on a case-by-case basis.
- restrooms are open within open parks and recreation areas.
- fishing platforms are open within the CDC's social distancing guidelines.
- swim beaches are open with the CDC's social distancing guidelines.
Horseshoe Lake Park & Retreat rentals are available upon reservation only.

Open with limited access/capacity:
- Gores Landing
     - camping has been reinstated.
- Kiwanis Beach (Lake Weir rental facility)
     - Rental room available for groups of 50 people or less, within CDC guidelines.
     - Facility use available via reservation only.
- KP Hole(R) Park
     - boat ramp open.
     - reservations for parking remains available.
     - groups will be processed separately.
     - day use of park facility now available.
     - equipment rental is now available.
     - For the most up-to-date rules relating to tubing, please contact our office at 352-671-8560.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee recommendations
CDC recommendations

Public Library System 352-671-8551

We're open!
- all locations are open while encouraging social distancing guidelines.
- curbside pickup and book drop services will continue at all locations. 
- meeting rooms are available with capacity limitations by reservation only.
- printing, faxing, copying, public phone and desk references services are available.
- assistance is still available during operating hours in person, via phone and via email at

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion 352-671-8600
- Major events have been postponed or rescheduled.
- The auditorium is available for rental with a capacity of 50%.
- Main parking area continues to host community events focused on COVID-19 response and relief efforts.
- Equine sporting events are permitted with limited capacity of contestants and spectators.
- RV and stall reservations must be made prior to events.
- Bilingual signs as well as print and audio reminders will provide hygiene best practices and social distancing guidelines.
- The arena is available for rental with a capacity of 50% and appropriate distancing between groups.
- arena entries and exits now allow even more distance for riders.

Complete list of county declarations, ordinances and resolutions relating to COVID-19: