To prevent the potential spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, many organizations have been cancelling their meetings, festivals, sporting events, concerts and other gatherings. Before attending any events included in this newspaper, please contact the sponsoring organization to confirm that the event will indeed take place.

The following is a sampling of organizations that have canceled and postponed events and activities until further notice. Decisions will be made about continued closures, potential reopenings and event rescheduling as the situation is reassessed by each organization, which will be happening in the coming weeks.

• Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market

• Lake County Libraries – Closed until further notice

• Trout Lake Nature Center – Closed, but trails are still open

• Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

• Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra

• Passionflower Chapter of Florida Native Plant Society

• Winter Garden Spring Fever in the Garden festival

• Florida State Parks – Group activities and events are cancelled until further notice. Florida State Parks remain open for day use and camping; however, hours of operation have been reduced to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• W.T. Bland Public Library

• Lake Wales History Museum

• YMCA of Central Florida

Local governments that have announced event cancellations include the following:

• City of Clermont:

• Lake County Government:

• City of Groveland:

• City of Mount Dora:

• City of Leesburg:

• Town of Oakland:

Readers are encouraged to visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at or contact the Florida Department of Health at or 866-779-6121 for the latest updates and guidance on this public health threat.