Sumter County issues stay-at-home advisory to combat Coronavirus spread 

Sumter County has issued a stay-at-home advisory to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.

As of about noon Tuesday, Sumter County has had 49 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Those infected range in age from 18 to 92 and 13 have required hospitalization.

In response to the spread, Sumter County commissioners have issued a stay-at-home advisory through April 30.

There are reasons that Sumter County residents may leave their homes:

• To travel to and from work.

• To obtain necessary services and supplies for themselves and their family or household members, including pets. Necessary services and supplies include groceries, food and household items.

• Outdoor activities. Examples include walking, golfing, hiking, running or bicycling.

• Health and safety. That includes seeking emergency services, obtaining medical supplies or medication or visiting a health care professional.

You can read the commissioners’ full proclamation at this link: Sumter County State of Emergency Declaration Extension

Sumter County officials are also reminding residents to wash their hands, use social distancing of at least six feet and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office recently began patrolling to encourage residents to observe social distancing.

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