The City of Sanford has been under a Local State of Emergency (LSE) since March 19, 2020, and continues to monitor COVID-19.  City Hall re-opened to the public on June 1st.  The City respectfully requests that you do not enter City Hall if you are not feeling well.  As of July 1, For the safety and the safety of others, ALL visitors are required to wear Face Masks when entering City facilities. 

The safety of our employees and the public are very important to us. We have installed protective measures at City Hall and other City facilities for the public and our employees to ensure we are prepared to social distance and operate within the CDC recommended guidelines.   Those safety modifications installed at City Hall and City facilities include:
• A plexiglass shield at every counter to separate employees from visitors.
• Plexiglass shields at every front desk, which may be visited by outside visitors as well as employees.  These protective screens will stand between a visitor and our employees so that any airborne droplets, either from a cough or a sneeze will be blocked from reaching the person on the other side.
• Decals on the floor to remind everyone about social distancing.
• Facilities Maintenance staff are frequently sanitizing used surfaces twice a day to keep the workplace clean, to inhibit the spread of communicable diseases.


  • Seminole County Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health-Seminole personnel will be on hand to answer non-emergency questions related to COVID-19 and Seminole County’s response
  • The Citizens Information Hotline is available Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. at 407-665-0000. Closed on weekends.
  • Spanish speaking operators are available
  • Text COVID19INFO to 888777 to opt in for Emergency Management updates related to COVID-19; standard text message rates apply

Studies and Research Regarding Mask Efficacy:

Seminole County recommends following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines while practicing personal health and hygiene actions to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then discard the tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are sick, stay home and practice “social distancing.”

VIDEO: ASL Preventing the Spread of Germs

VIDEO: Face Coverings


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