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Like other first responders around the world, our team remains dedicated to providing reliable emergency services as we all deal with the evolving Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation.
Here is some important information about how the Lakeland Police Department is managing response during the Coronvirus/COVID-19 situation, and impacts to some of the department's non-emergency services:
- If you are experiencing an emergency, always dial 911. If you need to speak to an officer or have a non-emergency situation, please call 863.834.6966. Both lines are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team of 911 Communications professionals will be ready to assist you.
- Out of caution and as a preventative measure, the Lakeland Police Department has cancelled all public outreach programs, events, and station tours. No new programs will be scheduled for the foreseeable future, as the department continues to take steps to avoid further risk of transmission.
- 911 Dispatchers are working with our County 911 partners to ensure screening questions are asked to identify possible viral alerts. This information is being relayed to first responders so that they can take additional steps in protecting themselves when assisting patients.
- The department’s first responders are taking every precaution to ensure that the station, patrol cars and equipment are being sanitized and kept clean.
- The department’s leadership and emergency manager are working closely with leaders across the City of Lakeland. Collectively, they are closely monitoring the situation. Information is being evaluated hourly and guiding the decisions made that may impact Lakeland’s citizens and visitors.
The City of Lakeland, FL - Government has created a helpful online resource, where you can keep up with the latest information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact in #Lakeland. There is information about cancellations and closures, resources, prevention, and more!
For more information on Executive Order 20-91 "Safer At Home," click this document here.
Lakeland COVID-19 Resource:http://www.lakelandgov.net/…/emergenc…/coronavirus-covid-19/
MASK ORDINANCE & RESOURCES
The City of Lakeland Commission passed Resolution 5622 Requiring Face Coverings in Indoor Public Locations on August 3rd with a 5-2 vote. The Resolution shall become effective on 8/3/2020 at 5 p.m. and shall expire at 5 p.m. on 9/8/2020 unless extended by further action of the City Commission.
FREE Masks are available at eight sites within Lakeland City limits to Lakeland-area residents who need facial coverings to help protect themselves and others from spreading the COVID-19 virus. The City of Lakeland has designated the following locations for mask distribution that will take place Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and residents can receive up to three masks per person.
- Simpson Park Community Center– 1725 Martin L King Jr Avenue
- Lakeland Main Library– 100 Lake Morton Drive
- Lakeland Larry Jackson Branch Library – 1700 North Florida Avenue
- eLibrary South Lakeland- 4740 S Florida Avenue
- Lakeland Police Department Lobby– 219 North Massachusetts Avenue
- Kelly Recreation Complex/Gandy Pool– 404 Imperial Boulevard
- Coleman-Bush Building– 1104 Martin L King Jr Avenue
- Lakeland Chamber of Commerce- 35 Lake Morton Drive