Okeechobee County closes some services, cancels some meetings

OKEECHOBEE — Some Okeechobee County services are closed, and some are switching to telephone and online service only, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

• The Okeechobee Public Library is closed, but public WiFi is available in the parking lot. Patrons are asked to stay in their vehicles while using the WiFi.

• The Young at Heart senior center has been closed since March 17. Senior services is helping clients by phone, 863-462-5180. Senior services is still delivering meals.

• The Okeechobee County Planning Board meeting, set for March 24, has been canceled.

• The Construction Licensing Board meeting, set for April 7, has been canceled.

• The April code enforcement magistrate hearing has been canceled.

• All events at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center have been canceled, with the exception of the Treasure Coast Food Bank deliveries. The outdoor area is still open for public use for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.

• All county rental facilities are closed. Boat ramps are open.

• The veterans services office is closed, but the veterans services officer is helping clients by phone, 863-763-6441.

• The county swimming pool is closed. The rest of the sports park is open. Visitors are encouraged to use safety precautions.

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