(April 3, 2020) – Hendry County is issuing the following advisory regarding COVID19:
· Taking care of yourself and your loved ones is the most essential function at this time
· Staying home is critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community
· Hendry County will not allow team and/or organized sports in our public parks or spaces that violate CDC guidelines
· It is strongly advised that residents abide by the CDC guidelines and specifically adhere to them in regards to mass gatherings including church services as well as activities in a park or similar setting. Please identify and adopt nontraditional methods for these types of events. Exposing larger numbers of people to COVID-19 will expose vulnerable populations to the virus and increase the risk of community spread
o Vulnerable populations include, but are not limited to, individuals 65+ and those with chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immune compromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure and liver disease https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/index.html
Hendry County strongly advises residents to abide by Executive Order 20-91 issued by Governor Ron DeSantis, specifically concerning large gatherings and individuals 65 years and older and people with underlying medical conditions.
Please see the following link to view Executive Order 20-91 from Gov. DeSantis including a listing of essential businesses - https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-91.pdf