Updated March 25
Leon County Issues Stay-at-Home Order to Take Effect Wednesday, March 25 at 11 p.m.
Your Health and Safety Are Our First Concern
Visit Tallahassee, a division of Leon County government, is committed to the health and personal safety of our residents and visitors.
In light of COVID-19 infections in Florida, we continue to monitor the situation closely and are in close communication with health and government officials for access to the most accurate and timely information with regards to the virus. The World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic and Governor DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for the State of Florida.
Please note the Tallahassee Visitor Information Center & Gift Shop is closed until further notice.
While several events have been cancelled this spring in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Florida, several events have been rescheduled or postponed. We will continue to keep the below list of events updated for your reference:
Currently Still Scheduled
- Springtime Tallahassee 5k & 10k – Converted to a virtual run. Sign up here.
- DCB Elite Softball Showcase – April 24
- YBOA Super Regionals – April 24-26
- Florida History Day State Competition – May 3-5 (Still taking place but might shift to an online/virtual competition)
Rescheduled or Postponed Events
- Chain of Parks Art Festival – Tentatively Rescheduled for June 20-21
- Springtime Tallahassee Jubilee – Tentatively Rescheduled for August 8
- Florida State Soccer Invitational – Postponed until May 8
- Word of South Festival featuring Jamey Johnson in concert – Postponed until April 2021
- Southern Shakespeare Festival – Postponed
- PeaceJam Southeast – Postponed
- YMCA Youth Leadership – Rescheduled for May 17-23
- Comets Basketball Inc. Take Charge Against Breast Cancer – Postponed
- Comets Basketball Inc. Comets Spring Shootout – Postponed
- FOOP 2020 Open at TLH Disc Golf Tournament – Status unknown
Attraction and Museum Closures
Attractions and Museums Currently Closed:
- John G. Riley Center/Museum (Closed through March 30)
- LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts (Closed through April 7)
- Challenger Learning Center (Closed through April 15)
- Florida Historic Capitol Museum (Closed through April 19)
- Museum of Florida History (Closed through April 19)
- Mission San Luis (Closed through April 19)
- Grove Museum (Closed through April 19)
- Tallahassee Museum (Closed until further notice)
- Meek-Eaton Black Archives (Closed until further notice)
- Taylor House Museum (Closed until further notice)
Parks and Public Spaces
To protect public health, County closes certain park offerings. Consistent with the State of Florida and guidance from the Center for Disease Control, Leon County has made the following changes to park offerings effective Tuesday, March 24 through April 19, which may be extended in the future:
- All playgrounds, dog parks, and pavilions (with more than one picnic table) are closed.
- Basketball courts and athletic fields are restricted to small group (fewer than 10) or individual play only.
- All County trails, greenways, passive parks, and boat landings remain open for small groups (fewer than 10). All park users are encouraged to follow CDC guidance and practice social distancing when outside. To explore the County’s outdoor offerings, visit www.Trailahassee.com. If you have any questions about park facility closures, contact Leon County Parks and Recreation at (850) 606-1470.
Florida State Parks
At the direction of Governor DeSantis and to successfully uphold CDC guidance to maximize social distancing and avoid gatherings larger than 10 people, DEP will close all Florida State Parks to the public effective Monday, March 23.
Traveling to Florida
VISIT FLORIDA provides up to the minute updates and information about travel to the Sunshine State including theme park information, beach closures and more. Please click here to visit their site.
How to Help Local Businesses
Open for Takeout Initiative:
The Office of Economic Vitality is committed to stepping in to promote our local businesses in ways that align with social distancing guidelines.
To that effect, the Open For Takeout initiative will spotlight restaurants remaining open and providing food service through delivery, take-out, curbside pickup, or drive through. Be sure to check out our map and support the many delicious local flavors. Updated map of local restaurants that offer drive through, carry-out and delivery can be found here.
In an effort to support local restaurants, please consider ordering take-out, drive through or delivery from a local restaurant (Bitesquad, Doordash, GrubHub, etc.).
Please visit restaurant websites and social media for available delivery options. TallahasseeFoodies.com here and The Tallahassee Democrat are outstanding resources for updated lists of restaurants that are providing modified services.
The “Social Distancer” Itinerary
Looking for ideas for fun ways to explore Tallahassee while maintaining a safe social distance? This plan is designed for you.
- Leon County Emergency Portal | COVID-19
- Florida Department of Health | COVID-19
- If you or someone you know is experiencing illness that may be COVID-19, epidemiologic consultation is available 24/7 through the Florida Bureau of Epidemiology at (850) 245-4401.
- Local Health Department COVID-19 non-emergency hotline (850) 404-6300.
- Statewide COVID-19 non-emergency hotline (866) 779-6121 or by email at COVIDemail@example.com.
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S. Travel Association Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Find more recommended precautions from the Centers for Disease Control here.