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Leon County's nightly curfew will be lifted on Monday

Posted at 5:10 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 17:27:15-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County will lift their nightly curfew on Monday, in alignment with Gov. DeSantis' recent executive order initiating phase one of Florida's re-opening.

The county's curfew runs from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night.

Leon County officials said that it will also re-open certain programs and services beginning Monday, May 4.

“In sync with the Governor’s recent order, the County will safely and smartly reopen certain programs and services starting next week,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Bryan Desloge. “While reopening in small steps, our top priority remains preserving public health and protecting the safety of our citizens and our employees.”

Effective Monday, May 4, the following County programs and services will reopen with some changes to protect residents:

Leon County Public Library System

  • Library locations remain closed to the public.
  • Libraries will now offer curbside pick-up and drop-off services for print and other media materials at the County main library and all branches under select hours: Main library, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Branch libraries, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Library patrons may use the online catalog or library mobile app to reserve materials, or call (850) 606-2665. Once reserved, patrons will receive instructions when to report to library and how to contact a librarian to bring out the reserved materials.
  • Continue to offer library-based telephone services on (850) 606-2665.

Development Support and Environmental Management (DSEM)

  • All online services remain accessible.
  • One-on-one appointments may now be scheduled by calling (850) 606-1300.
  • No walk-ins at this time.

Parks and Recreation

  • Greenways and trails remain open.
  • Active recreation programming remains closed.
  • Community centers remain closed.

Solid Waste

  • Household hazardous waste, tires and yard debris drop off and free mulch pick-up re-open (after soft launch this week) at the Solid Waste Management Facility, 7550 Apalachee Parkway.

For additional information on COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health has activated a 24/7 COVID-19 call center at (866) 779-6121.

Leon County residents can also call the County Health Department at (850) 404-6300, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.