Federal face mask requirement for Citrus County transit services to take effect

Citrus County Transit Services will begin enforcing a federally mandated mask requirement beginning Feb. 2.

This action is to further prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 and to further support state and local health authorities, transportation partners, and conveyance operators to keep passengers, employees, and communities safe.

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Withlacoochee State Trail segment closed for construction

Inverness — A half-mile portion of the Withlacoochee State Trail is closed to all trail users.

This closure is expected to last for approximately three to six weeks.

The closure begins at East David Street and continues north for approximately one half mile. The public will be restricted from entering the closed area from either end 24-hours per day during the closure period.

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Citrus County’s Legislative Delegation modifies process for 2021

After thoughtful and careful consideration for the health, safety and welfare of our community, the Citrus County Legislative Delegation is modifying the process for receiving public input for the 2021 Legislative Session.

Just as millions of Floridians have made adjustments to normal events and activities, so we too are making changes in response to the challenges that COVID-19 has presented. All testimony, concerns, legislative input, and budget requests will be received by delegation members via email.

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Assistance with utility bills available

Citrus County Housing Services continues to assist low-income residents with their utility bill payments, through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which helps low-income families with home heating and cooling costs.

LIHEAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and has been established to help qualifying low-income homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.

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