Umatilla Public Library Limited Reopening; COVID testing sites week of September 8th; Lake County accepting applications for CARES Assistance

The Umatilla Public Library will observe a limited reopening starting Monday, August 24, 2020.


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

During this limited reopening:

OCCUPANCY: 3 patron capacity with a 30-minute daily max visit.

CURBSIDE PICKUP: Call the library or use the online catalog for help.

SERVICE: No browsing in the aisles. Staff will retrieve library items.

TEEN STUDY HALLS: Free, safe areas to do schoolwork without distractions.

MEETING ROOM: Closed until further notice. No programs or events.

COMPUTERS: Not available during this time.

LOITERING: No browsing, large gatherings, or extended visits.

GROUPS: Guardians and their children must stay together.

MASKS: Recommended for everyone while visiting the library.

CDC GUIDELINES: Follow the latest COVID-19 recommendations.

Got a teen? Sign them up for the teen study hall!

Call us at 352-669-3284.

Umatilla Public Library
412 Hatfield Drive, Umatilla, FL 32784


Lake County COVID-19 testing locations for week of Sept. 8

 Tavares – The following COVID-19 testing options are available for Lake County residents for the week of Sept. 8.

1. Adult Medicine of Lake County
Testing is $20 each for COVID-19 swab tests, antibody and rapid tests for residents and non-residents. No symptoms are required, and no appointment necessary.

Lake Square Mall – COVID-19, antibody and rapid test
10401-015 US Highway 441 South, Leesburg
Time: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesdays through Saturday
Nasal swab and rapid tests will be done on all test days, antibodies (blood test) will be done on Thursdays only.

The turnaround time for the rapid test is approximately 30 minutes.

Drive-thru testing will be available outside from 7 a.m. to noon. Testing will continue inside from noon to 7 p.m.

 2. Florida Department of Health in Lake County:
The testing site opens at 9 a.m. and continues on a first-come, first-served basis for residents and non-residents, while test kits are available. Testing is free, no criteria is required and children may also be tested. Due to the demand for testing, it is recommended that residents call the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at (352) 742-4830, prior to arriving at either location. The hotline is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

DOH-Lake Clermont, 560 W. DeSoto Street Clermont (closed on Sept. 7)

3. State Pop-up Testing Site
The state supported walk-up and drive-thru sites are offering free COVID-19 testing to individuals, regardless of symptoms.

Home Depot (open on Sept. 7)

Walk-up site

10825 U.S. Hwy 441, Leesburg

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily

Testing Criteria: Ages 18 and older, regardless of symptoms

 Disney (open on Sept. 7)

Drive-thru site

3010 Maingate Lane, Kissimmee

Time: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily

Testing Criteria: Ages 2 and older

Make an appointment at

 4. Private Health Care Providers
Private care providers may also offer testing.

Please note that this information is subject to change and site closures may occur due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events. Please visit for the latest testing information or visit Lake County's online testing site locator tool which allows users to find  the nearest COVID-19 testing sites in Lake County.

Additionally, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners’ partnership with the Florida Department of Health to provide reusable cloth face coverings to Lake County residents will continue while supplies last. The effort helps to promote the Florida Department of Health Advisory for residents to wear masks in public and socially distance.

Face coverings are available to Lake County residents and will be available at several Lake County libraries, For specific hours for when masks will be available at each library, visit:

Lake County to begin accepting applications for CARES Act assistance

Tavares – Beginning Monday, August 10 at noon, Lake County will begin accepting applications for the Coronavirus Relief Fund Housing Assistance Program. The program, funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will provide assistance for past due rent, mortgage and utilities.

Applicants are strongly urged to do the following prior to completing the application:

Preregister at

Read the Coronavirus Relief Fund Housing Assistance Program’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Review the eligibility requirements.

Prepare, sign (where applicable) and scan required forms and documentation.

Step-by-step instructions are available at to help guide applicants through the process. Additionally, the CARES Act program helpline is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (352) 268-9299.


City Hall is open for walk-in utility customers via the front door (Central Avenue).  There will be a limit of two people in the office at a time.  Permitting and Planning & Zoning customers and meetings with Department Heads will be by appointment only.  Staff is available to assist with your needs by telephone at (352)669-3125 or via email.

City Hall telephone is (352)669-3125; email contacts:

Customer Service:

Utility Accounts:


Zoning and Land Planning:

Library Phone:  (352)669-3284

Police Department:  (352)669-3561

For police, fire and medical emergencies call 911

Rentals of the Cadwell Park Building and pavilions are suspended until further notice.

Restrooms in Cadwell Park and Larkin Park are closed.

The safety and health of our residents and employees is our top priority.