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Tallahassee, Leon County officials give update on COVID-19 response

Posted at 6:21 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 18:26:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — As state and local officials work to address coronavirus concerns, the City of Tallahassee says they will not disconnect water and electricity utilities for the next 60 days.

While there are no cases of coronavirus in Leon County, the county and city of Tallahassee are taking steps to protect your families.

The city is doing a number of things. One of the biggest ones of note: For the next 60-days there will be no disconnection of utilities.

Mayor John Dailey says the city will be providing utilities for that period of time. This safety measure is to make sure everyone has access to what they need to stay healthy.

The city says this is a necessary move.

"We are fully prepared to insure there are no utility disruptions," Mayor Dailey.

Along with utilities the city is allowing employees who can to work from home and encouraging other employers to do the same.

Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna announced that LCS would remain open after spring break.

But student or employee who travels internationally will be asked to self quarantine for 14 days before returning to school.