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Marion County suspends some library functions as a result of Coronavirus

Marion County officials continue to follow Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recommendations to scrutinize scheduled public events.

County commissioners have made the decision to cancel or postpone events an effort to prevent any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Marion County.

Along those lines, the Marion County Public Library System has temporarily suspended the use of all meeting rooms, outreach events and programming at all of its locations.

Currently, Marion County parks, recreation areas and public library locations remain open to the public as regularly scheduled. Library patrons are being encouraged to explore audio books, e-books, digital magazines, databases and other online resources at For more information and questions about items you currently have checked out, please contact Headquarters-Ocala Public Library at (352) 671-8551.

In coordination with the Florida Department of Health in Marion County and Marion County Emergency Management, twice-weekly video updates on COVID-19 will provide a concise, countywide message to residents and visitors. Look for an update specific to Marion County every Monday and Thursday on the county’s Facebook page at

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to operate a 24-hour call center to answer questions and provide more information around the clock. Contact the CDC at 1-800-232-4636.

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